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Pearl Modiadie's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Car, House, Net Worth

About

She was once a shy girl. She overcame her lack of confidence after she was thrust into the spotlight after a chance encounter with a casting agent. An aspiring singer even wrote a song about her.

Personal Life  

If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering how old Pearl Modiadie is, you’ll be delighted to know that Pearl Modiadie’s age is 34. 

Pearl Modiadie was born on 29 December 1987, in the Xubeni section of Tembisa township in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng province of South Africa. 

Pearl Modiadie and her father | Source: Instagram

Together with her two sisters, they were reportedly raised by a single father after they lost their mother. Pearl is said to have been 19 years old.

Pearl Modiadie ad her sisters | Source: Instagram

She went to Norkem Park High School in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and graduated in 2005. In 2007, she enrolled at Rosebank College to study Media Studies and Journalism. She completed her diploma in 2009. 

Pearl Modiadie's Career 

Pearl Modiadie event host at IFA Awards | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie is a television presenter, radio DJ, actress, and producer loved by so many fans here in Mzansi. Although she began her career at a young age, she has stuck to her guns and cemented a position as one of Mzansi’s most famous faces.

During her time in college, Pearl presented the e.tv kids show Craze. She’d also hosted the kids' game show ‘Crazed Out’. Pearl was also a DJ at YFM and produced content for the TV show ‘Sistahood’, which she hosted until April 2012. 

Pearl Modiadie on Entangled | Source: Instagram

It was in 2013 that she made her debut on the e.tv soap opera ‘Scandal!’. There, she played the character of a feisty young girl called Kefilwe Malope. 

Her character was nuanced and deep, with a chequered past that included drug abuse. Her character also had many ulterior motives, thus providing fine-acting fodder for Pearl. 

Pearl Modiadie on Zaziwa | Source: Instagram

Later on, Pearl showed her charisma and skills when she started hosting the SABC1 music lifestyle show ‘Zaziwa’. This excellent show gave viewers a chance to know their favourite celebrities through popular music that shaped their lives. 

Pearl Modiadie on SABC 1 Show, Raw Silk | Source: Instagram

The popular Pearl Modiadie was also a regular field presenter on SABC 3's breakfast show, called ‘Expresso’. She was a radio host at Metro FM alongside Thomas Msengane every weekday. 

Around 2015, she was one of the 10 celebrity contestants on the eighth season of the reality competition series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Pearl was partnered with professional dancer Grant Esterhuizen.  

Pearl Modiadie's the backstage | Source: Instagram She also hosted 'It Takes A Village'. In January, she was revealed as one of the stars of 1 Magic TV rom-com 'Entangled'. She plays the role of Andiswa, a highly materialistic woman who hides her reality.  

Pearl Modiadie's Relationships

Pearl Modiadie’s Boyfriend 

Pearl Modiadie found herself a new bae. Initially, many thought she and Andile Ncube were an item, but it all turned out to be rumours.

According to popular blogger Musa Khaluwas, Pearl's boyfriend is Kgosi ZImba. The two were spotted at the wedding of Denise Zimba, Kgosi's brother. 

Pearl Modiadie’s Husband

Pearl Modiadie and Nkululeko Buthelezi | Source: Sowetan Live

Pearl Modiadie was engaged to Nkululeko Buthelezi in 2015 while on holiday in Zambia. Sadly, they broke up after two years. 

After that, Nathaniel Oppenheimer was Pearl Modiadie’s partner. Pearl Modiadie has a child with him, although they aren’t married.  

Pearl Modiadie’s Wedding 

Pearl Modiadie called off her wedding twice in the space of two years. She and her ex, Nkululeko Buthelezi, were set to get married in May 2021, after a flashy engagement, but the pair called it quits.  

After that, she gave Buthelezi another chance, and the two planned to marry again. She said, "I went back the first time because you want to give them a second chance. You know you want to see if you were right or wrong about them." Unfortunately, they broke off the wedding a second time and called it quits. 

Pearl Modiadie’s Baby

Pearl Modiadie's son, Olivier Lewatle Oppenheimer | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie and her son Olivier | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie has a young son named Olivier Lewatle. He’s adorable and fans can see the cutest pictures of him on her Instagram feed. 

Pearl Modiadie’s Baby Daddy

Pearl Modiadie, her son and baby daddy Nathaniel Oppenheimer | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie’s baby daddy is Nathaniel Oppenheimer. The two ended their relationship a few months after they welcomed their baby boy Olivier. Their split began as a rumour, but Pearl later opened up about their break-up. She said she’d rather be alone than unhappy. 

Pearl Modiadie's baby daddy Nathaniel Oppenheimer and his son Olivier | Source: Instagram

She said, “I wasn’t able to achieve my dream of having the family I’ve always longed for. But out of it came my beautiful son and for that, I’m eternally grateful,"  

The two are co-parenting their son Olivier.

Pearl Modiadie's Controversy

Pearl Modiadie took legal action against her former employer Metro FM after they failed to act on sexual harassment complaints she raised against her manager at the station. 

She was a co-host of the show, Lunch with Thomas and Pearl. Pearl had been with the station for five years. SABC, the company under which Metro FM operates, condemned sexual harassment, encouraged its employees to speak out and use internal policies in handling such cases. 

Twitter also rallied behind Pearl with the hashtag, Justice For Pearl. Pearl said that she was grateful for the support as well as the reporting around the case.

Pearl Modiadie's Car

Pearl Modiadie purchased a luxury car for herself and her son on Mother’s Day. She shared a photo of the car’s interior, and the logo on the steering wheel reveals that it may be a Porsche. 

Pearl Modiadie's House 

Pearl Modiadie's House | Source: Instagram

Her name may be Pearl, but she has a heart of gold. This was highlighted when Pearl Modiadie bought a brand-new house for her father. 

Pearl Modiadie's House | Source: Instagram

She shared her achievement on social media and was applauded by her many fans. Pearl said that was the proudest day of her life. 

Pearl Modiadie's House | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie's House | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie's Net Worth

Pearl Modiadie’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. She has spent the last decade or so of her life in the journalism, acting and DJing world that has elevated not only her profile but that of her pockets as well. 

Awards & Recognition

Favourite TV presenter - Mzansi viewers choice Awards 2019

Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV 2019 - SA Style Awards

Social Media

Pearl Modiadie has over 3 million fans on Instagram. She has over 4000 posts that she shares with her millions of followers. Her posts are filled with pictures of her, her child, her baby daddy, and more. The best thing about Pearl Modiadie’s Instagram feed is the looks she serves to her fans. She also endorses many brands on her social media. 

Twitter 

Pearl Modiadie has over 200,000 followers on Twitter. She regularly entertains her fans with tweets and updates from her life. She’s active on Twitter and it’s a great place to catch up on what Pearl gets up to in her life. 

Pearl Modiadie’s Twitter: @PearlModiadie 

Pearl Modiaidie’s Instagram: @PearlModiadie 

Pearl Modiaidie’s Facebook: Pearl Modiadie  

Q&A

What did Pearl Modiadie study? 

Pearl Modiadie went to Norkem Park High School in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and graduated in 2005. In 2007, she enrolled at Rosebank College to study Media Studies and Journalism. She completed her diploma in 2009. 

Is Pearl Modiadie married? 

Pearl Modiadie got engaged to Nkululeko Buthelezi in 2015 while they were spending a holiday in Zambia. They were engaged twice but called it off both times. They broke up after two years. After that, Pearl met Nathaniel Oppenheimer. She has a child with him, although they aren’t married. Currently, Pearl is single. 

Who is Pearl Modiadie’s husband? 

Pearl Modiadie is currently single. No husband, no fiance, no relationship. 

Also known as:
Pearl Moody, Black Pearl
Real name:
Pearl Modiadie
Occupation:
TV presenter, Radio DJ, Actress, and Writer
Birthday:
29 December 1987
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Capricorn
Birth place:
Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa
Height:
5'7" or 170CM
Children:
Olivier Lewatle Oppenheimer
Net Worth:
$2 million or R32 million

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Pearl Modiadie's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Car, House, Net Worth
Also known as:
Pearl Moody, Black Pearl
Real name:
Pearl Modiadie
Occupation:
TV presenter, Radio DJ, Actress, and Writer
Birthday:
29 December 1987
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Capricorn
Birth place:
Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa
Height:
5'7" or 170CM
Children:
Olivier Lewatle Oppenheimer
Net Worth:
$2 million or R32 million

About

She was once a shy girl. She overcame her lack of confidence after she was thrust into the spotlight after a chance encounter with a casting agent. An aspiring singer even wrote a song about her.

Personal Life  

If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering how old Pearl Modiadie is, you’ll be delighted to know that Pearl Modiadie’s age is 34. 

Pearl Modiadie was born on 29 December 1987, in the Xubeni section of Tembisa township in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng province of South Africa. 

Pearl Modiadie and her father | Source: Instagram

Together with her two sisters, they were reportedly raised by a single father after they lost their mother. Pearl is said to have been 19 years old.

Pearl Modiadie ad her sisters | Source: Instagram

She went to Norkem Park High School in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and graduated in 2005. In 2007, she enrolled at Rosebank College to study Media Studies and Journalism. She completed her diploma in 2009. 

Pearl Modiadie's Career 

Pearl Modiadie event host at IFA Awards | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie is a television presenter, radio DJ, actress, and producer loved by so many fans here in Mzansi. Although she began her career at a young age, she has stuck to her guns and cemented a position as one of Mzansi’s most famous faces.

During her time in college, Pearl presented the e.tv kids show Craze. She’d also hosted the kids' game show ‘Crazed Out’. Pearl was also a DJ at YFM and produced content for the TV show ‘Sistahood’, which she hosted until April 2012. 

Pearl Modiadie on Entangled | Source: Instagram

It was in 2013 that she made her debut on the e.tv soap opera ‘Scandal!’. There, she played the character of a feisty young girl called Kefilwe Malope. 

Her character was nuanced and deep, with a chequered past that included drug abuse. Her character also had many ulterior motives, thus providing fine-acting fodder for Pearl. 

Pearl Modiadie on Zaziwa | Source: Instagram

Later on, Pearl showed her charisma and skills when she started hosting the SABC1 music lifestyle show ‘Zaziwa’. This excellent show gave viewers a chance to know their favourite celebrities through popular music that shaped their lives. 

Pearl Modiadie on SABC 1 Show, Raw Silk | Source: Instagram

The popular Pearl Modiadie was also a regular field presenter on SABC 3's breakfast show, called ‘Expresso’. She was a radio host at Metro FM alongside Thomas Msengane every weekday. 

Around 2015, she was one of the 10 celebrity contestants on the eighth season of the reality competition series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. Pearl was partnered with professional dancer Grant Esterhuizen.  

Pearl Modiadie's the backstage | Source: Instagram She also hosted 'It Takes A Village'. In January, she was revealed as one of the stars of 1 Magic TV rom-com 'Entangled'. She plays the role of Andiswa, a highly materialistic woman who hides her reality.  

Pearl Modiadie's Relationships

Pearl Modiadie’s Boyfriend 

Pearl Modiadie found herself a new bae. Initially, many thought she and Andile Ncube were an item, but it all turned out to be rumours.

According to popular blogger Musa Khaluwas, Pearl's boyfriend is Kgosi ZImba. The two were spotted at the wedding of Denise Zimba, Kgosi's brother. 

Pearl Modiadie’s Husband

Pearl Modiadie and Nkululeko Buthelezi | Source: Sowetan Live

Pearl Modiadie was engaged to Nkululeko Buthelezi in 2015 while on holiday in Zambia. Sadly, they broke up after two years. 

After that, Nathaniel Oppenheimer was Pearl Modiadie’s partner. Pearl Modiadie has a child with him, although they aren’t married.  

Pearl Modiadie’s Wedding 

Pearl Modiadie called off her wedding twice in the space of two years. She and her ex, Nkululeko Buthelezi, were set to get married in May 2021, after a flashy engagement, but the pair called it quits.  

After that, she gave Buthelezi another chance, and the two planned to marry again. She said, "I went back the first time because you want to give them a second chance. You know you want to see if you were right or wrong about them." Unfortunately, they broke off the wedding a second time and called it quits. 

Pearl Modiadie’s Baby

Pearl Modiadie's son, Olivier Lewatle Oppenheimer | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie and her son Olivier | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie has a young son named Olivier Lewatle. He’s adorable and fans can see the cutest pictures of him on her Instagram feed. 

Pearl Modiadie’s Baby Daddy

Pearl Modiadie, her son and baby daddy Nathaniel Oppenheimer | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie’s baby daddy is Nathaniel Oppenheimer. The two ended their relationship a few months after they welcomed their baby boy Olivier. Their split began as a rumour, but Pearl later opened up about their break-up. She said she’d rather be alone than unhappy. 

Pearl Modiadie's baby daddy Nathaniel Oppenheimer and his son Olivier | Source: Instagram

She said, “I wasn’t able to achieve my dream of having the family I’ve always longed for. But out of it came my beautiful son and for that, I’m eternally grateful,"  

The two are co-parenting their son Olivier.

Pearl Modiadie's Controversy

Pearl Modiadie took legal action against her former employer Metro FM after they failed to act on sexual harassment complaints she raised against her manager at the station. 

She was a co-host of the show, Lunch with Thomas and Pearl. Pearl had been with the station for five years. SABC, the company under which Metro FM operates, condemned sexual harassment, encouraged its employees to speak out and use internal policies in handling such cases. 

Twitter also rallied behind Pearl with the hashtag, Justice For Pearl. Pearl said that she was grateful for the support as well as the reporting around the case.

Pearl Modiadie's Car

Pearl Modiadie purchased a luxury car for herself and her son on Mother’s Day. She shared a photo of the car’s interior, and the logo on the steering wheel reveals that it may be a Porsche. 

Pearl Modiadie's House 

Pearl Modiadie's House | Source: Instagram

Her name may be Pearl, but she has a heart of gold. This was highlighted when Pearl Modiadie bought a brand-new house for her father. 

Pearl Modiadie's House | Source: Instagram

She shared her achievement on social media and was applauded by her many fans. Pearl said that was the proudest day of her life. 

Pearl Modiadie's House | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie's House | Source: Instagram

Pearl Modiadie's Net Worth

Pearl Modiadie’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. She has spent the last decade or so of her life in the journalism, acting and DJing world that has elevated not only her profile but that of her pockets as well. 

Awards & Recognition

Favourite TV presenter - Mzansi viewers choice Awards 2019

Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV 2019 - SA Style Awards

Social Media

Pearl Modiadie has over 3 million fans on Instagram. She has over 4000 posts that she shares with her millions of followers. Her posts are filled with pictures of her, her child, her baby daddy, and more. The best thing about Pearl Modiadie’s Instagram feed is the looks she serves to her fans. She also endorses many brands on her social media. 

Twitter 

Pearl Modiadie has over 200,000 followers on Twitter. She regularly entertains her fans with tweets and updates from her life. She’s active on Twitter and it’s a great place to catch up on what Pearl gets up to in her life. 

Pearl Modiadie’s Twitter: @PearlModiadie 

Pearl Modiaidie’s Instagram: @PearlModiadie 

Pearl Modiaidie’s Facebook: Pearl Modiadie  

Q&A

What did Pearl Modiadie study? 

Pearl Modiadie went to Norkem Park High School in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and graduated in 2005. In 2007, she enrolled at Rosebank College to study Media Studies and Journalism. She completed her diploma in 2009. 

Is Pearl Modiadie married? 

Pearl Modiadie got engaged to Nkululeko Buthelezi in 2015 while they were spending a holiday in Zambia. They were engaged twice but called it off both times. They broke up after two years. After that, Pearl met Nathaniel Oppenheimer. She has a child with him, although they aren’t married. Currently, Pearl is single. 

Who is Pearl Modiadie’s husband? 

Pearl Modiadie is currently single. No husband, no fiance, no relationship.