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Thando Thabethe's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Careers, Relationships, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth

About

Thando is famously known as Thabooty because of her beautiful body. Her rise to stardom was not without challenges. Her family is always her number one priority.

Personal Life 

Thando Thabethe, age 32, was born in the township of Soweto, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 18 June 1990. Not only is she a sensational TV personality, but she is also a fabulous actress, playwright, and radio DJ. 

However, her personal life started off on the wrong note. Thando’s father committed suicide when she was only 13 years old. 

With two other siblings, Sanele and Sibu Thabethe, Thando’s bereft mother was left to care for the three young children single-handedly. 

Thando Thabethe and her sister Sanele Thabethe | Source: Instagram

Then another tragedy struck. Thando's brother Sibu Thabethe was tragically shot and killed in a robbery in 2015. 

The actress poured her heart out all over social media to mourn the loss of her beloved brother. Sad as it may seem, life goes on, and so did Thando’s. 

The young, impressionable teenager Thando, was encouraged and supported by her mother to pursue her passion for the theatre. In her teenage years, Thando took part in many theatre productions that eventually led to her landing her first TV role at the age of 14.  

Thando Thabethe's Schooling

Thando completed her schooling at Mondeor High School, where she was called back a few years later to give a speech to the graduating class.  

Thando continued her education at the University of Johannesburg, from where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and accounting in 2011.  

Thando Thabethe's Career 

How Did Thando Thabethe’s Career Start?  

Thando Thabethe at 5FM | Source: Instagram

While in her final year at university, Thando was a DJ at the YFM radio station. She also bagged the lead role of Thando Nkosi in a popular sitcom, My Perfect Family. The show aired for three seasons.  

Since then, Thando Thabethe has been featured in many movies like: 

Thando Thabethe on Reyka | Source: Instagram

  • 'Blood Psalms' as The Emissary of Heka (2020), 'How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding' as Beauty Sello (2020) and 'Reyka' as Nandi Sele (2020) 

Thando Thabethe was named one of Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 in the year 2019. She is also Nivea’s first brand ambassador in Africa. 

What Is Thando Thabethe Up To Now?

Thando Thabethe on The Drive | Source: Instagram

In 2021, Thando replaced DJ Fresh as the host of the 947 drive show, after DJ Fresh and his close colleague, Euphonik, were accused of sexual assault. 

Thando Thabethe's clothing brand | Source: Instagram

She also has a clothing brand, Thabootys, which sells lingerie, underwear and sleepwear.  

Thando Thabethe names Miss SA Top 30 Judge | Source: Instagram

Thando was named among the judges of Miss South Africa Top 30 alongside Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni, Tracey-Lee Lusty, Koo Govendor, Khosi Nkosi and Makhosazana Zwane-Sigua. 

Thando Thabethe's Dresses

Thando does not hold back when it comes to her wardrobe. Whether she is on the red carpet or out and about, she always looks fabulous.

Thando Thabethe in a long pink patterned dress | Source: Instagram

Thando Thabethe in a black dress with a front slit | Source: Instagram

Thando Thabethe | Source: Instagram

Thando Thabethe at the Netflix Bridgerton event | Source: Instagram

Thando Thabethe's Relationships

Who is Thando Thabethe’s Boyfriend?  

Thando Thabethe’s list of boyfriends is not a long one. Very little is known about her dating life, but here’s what we know so far. 

Thando Thabethe and Lunga Shabalala | Source: Nalebrity

Thando dated Lunga Shabalala secretly for many years before the relationship was finally confirmed in 2019. The couple lived together for some time, but unfortunately, rumours suggest that they broke up due to an alleged affair. 

Lunga Shabalala and Thando Thabethe | Source: Zalebs

The two got back together in 2021 and it seems as though everything was going well for the pair. Thando was even ready to give Lunga babies but, after they deleted images of one another on Instagram, Mzansi is now left wondering whether it's a sign that they've parted ways again. 

Another man on Thando Thabethe's list is Frans Mashao. Their relationship was the talk of the town and made every headline. After a very public and romantic proposal in Ibiza, Spain, the couple was engaged for some time. 

Frans Mashao and Thando Thabethe | Source: News365

Thando Thabethe's wedding to Frans Mashao was awaited with bated breath. They had a glamorous engagement party, and the wedding could only be better. However, Thando called off the engagement a few months later as it was rumoured that Frans cheated on her. 

Thando was also in a relationship with an influential entrepreneur and businessman Jaji Albortore. In fact, after her first break-up with Lunga Shabalala, word has it that she ran back into the arms of Jaji Albortore.

Is Thando Thabethe Married? 

Thando Thabethe is not married. Lunga Shabalala is her latest boyfriend although word has it that the pair might have ended things. She dated businessman and entrepreneur, Jaji Albortore and things seemed to be going well until they called it quits. So who knows if there are wedding bells in Thando’s near future. 

Thando Thabethe's Controversy

Thando Thabethe had a social media spat with popular podcast host Mac G. The latter made comments about the LGBTQ community that were deemed offensive. 

Thando blasted Mac G. She posted: "Discrimination in the guise of being "raw and unfiltered" Wish I could unsee the MacG podcast. Disgusted!" 

Mac G responded by pointing out what he termed as the double standards of the entertainment industry when it comes to demanding accountability from people. 

He pointed out that whilst some "big names" in the industry would go Scott free for committing equivalent actions, they were targeted as they were "small".

Did Thando Thabethe bleach her skin?

Thando Thabethe | Source: Instagram

The multi-talented radio host was forced to defend herself from skin bleaching allegations, as some people think she uses skin-lightening creams to become lighter. Thando has refuted the claims and maintains she was born lightskin

Thando Thabethe's Car

Thando Thabethe’s car? Didn’t some Twitter users think that she’s aiming too high? Guess what, Thando Thabethe’s dream of owning a Porsche has finally come true. 

Thando Thabethe standing beside her car, Porsche| Source: Instagram

In 2021, she bought herself the German machine and shared the news with her fans on her Instagram page. 

Thando Thabethe's Car, Porsche | Source: Instagram

She has also previously stated that she wants a Mercedes Benz. Who knows. That might just be the latest thing she reveals on her social media.

Thando Thabethe's House

Thando’s home renovation was all the rage when it first started in 2018. She had big plans for her home, including a walk-in closet—every girl’s dream. 

Thando Thabethe's walk-in closet | Source: Instagram

When the project was finally complete in 2019, Thando posted multiple images all over Instagram and Twitter with updates on her home renovation. One of her posts said that her “closet dreams” had come true.  

In February 2021, Thando took her home acquiring skills to a whole new level. She bought a brand-new luxury home for her mother. A double-storey home with a huge garden and a pool. If anyone knows how to show gratitude, it is Thando Thabethe. 

Thando Thabethe's Net Worth

Thando Thabethe’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million to $5 million. She makes this through her career as a television and radio presenter as well as acting and endorsement deals.   

Awards & Recognition

Thando Thabethe was named in Forbes Africa 30 under 30 in 2019. 

She was also named among the 100 most influential youth in Africa in 2019. 

Social Media

Thando Thabete's Instagram: @thando_thabethe

Thando Thabete's Twitter: @Thando_Thabethe

Thando Thabethe's Facebook: Thando Thabethe

Q&A

How old is Thando Thabethe? 

Thando Thabethe was born on 18 June 1990, making her 32 years old as of 2022. 

Where is Thando Thabethe from? 

Thando Thabethe is from Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Is Thando Thabethe married? 

Thando Thabethe is not married. However, her latest relationship with Lunga Shabalala could reportedly be over, after the pair deleted images of one another from their Instagram accounts.

 

Also known as:
Thando Thabooty
Real name:
Thando Thabethe
Occupation:
Actress, TV Presenter, Playwright and Radio DJ
Birthday:
18 June 1990
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Gemini
Birth place:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height:
5'7" or 170cm
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
$1-$5 million

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Thando Thabethe's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Careers, Relationships, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Also known as:
Thando Thabooty
Real name:
Thando Thabethe
Occupation:
Actress, TV Presenter, Playwright and Radio DJ
Birthday:
18 June 1990
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Gemini
Birth place:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height:
5'7" or 170cm
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
$1-$5 million

About

Thando is famously known as Thabooty because of her beautiful body. Her rise to stardom was not without challenges. Her family is always her number one priority.

Personal Life 

Thando Thabethe, age 32, was born in the township of Soweto, located in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 18 June 1990. Not only is she a sensational TV personality, but she is also a fabulous actress, playwright, and radio DJ. 

However, her personal life started off on the wrong note. Thando’s father committed suicide when she was only 13 years old. 

With two other siblings, Sanele and Sibu Thabethe, Thando’s bereft mother was left to care for the three young children single-handedly. 

Thando Thabethe and her sister Sanele Thabethe | Source: Instagram

Then another tragedy struck. Thando's brother Sibu Thabethe was tragically shot and killed in a robbery in 2015. 

The actress poured her heart out all over social media to mourn the loss of her beloved brother. Sad as it may seem, life goes on, and so did Thando’s. 

The young, impressionable teenager Thando, was encouraged and supported by her mother to pursue her passion for the theatre. In her teenage years, Thando took part in many theatre productions that eventually led to her landing her first TV role at the age of 14.  

Thando Thabethe's Schooling

Thando completed her schooling at Mondeor High School, where she was called back a few years later to give a speech to the graduating class.  

Thando continued her education at the University of Johannesburg, from where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and accounting in 2011.  

Thando Thabethe's Career 

How Did Thando Thabethe’s Career Start?  

Thando Thabethe at 5FM | Source: Instagram

While in her final year at university, Thando was a DJ at the YFM radio station. She also bagged the lead role of Thando Nkosi in a popular sitcom, My Perfect Family. The show aired for three seasons.  

Since then, Thando Thabethe has been featured in many movies like: 

Thando Thabethe on Reyka | Source: Instagram

  • 'Blood Psalms' as The Emissary of Heka (2020), 'How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding' as Beauty Sello (2020) and 'Reyka' as Nandi Sele (2020) 

Thando Thabethe was named one of Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 in the year 2019. She is also Nivea’s first brand ambassador in Africa. 

What Is Thando Thabethe Up To Now?

Thando Thabethe on The Drive | Source: Instagram

In 2021, Thando replaced DJ Fresh as the host of the 947 drive show, after DJ Fresh and his close colleague, Euphonik, were accused of sexual assault. 

Thando Thabethe's clothing brand | Source: Instagram

She also has a clothing brand, Thabootys, which sells lingerie, underwear and sleepwear.  

Thando Thabethe names Miss SA Top 30 Judge | Source: Instagram

Thando was named among the judges of Miss South Africa Top 30 alongside Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni, Tracey-Lee Lusty, Koo Govendor, Khosi Nkosi and Makhosazana Zwane-Sigua. 

Thando Thabethe's Dresses

Thando does not hold back when it comes to her wardrobe. Whether she is on the red carpet or out and about, she always looks fabulous.

Thando Thabethe in a long pink patterned dress | Source: Instagram

Thando Thabethe in a black dress with a front slit | Source: Instagram

Thando Thabethe | Source: Instagram

Thando Thabethe at the Netflix Bridgerton event | Source: Instagram

Thando Thabethe's Relationships

Who is Thando Thabethe’s Boyfriend?  

Thando Thabethe’s list of boyfriends is not a long one. Very little is known about her dating life, but here’s what we know so far. 

Thando Thabethe and Lunga Shabalala | Source: Nalebrity

Thando dated Lunga Shabalala secretly for many years before the relationship was finally confirmed in 2019. The couple lived together for some time, but unfortunately, rumours suggest that they broke up due to an alleged affair. 

Lunga Shabalala and Thando Thabethe | Source: Zalebs

The two got back together in 2021 and it seems as though everything was going well for the pair. Thando was even ready to give Lunga babies but, after they deleted images of one another on Instagram, Mzansi is now left wondering whether it's a sign that they've parted ways again. 

Another man on Thando Thabethe's list is Frans Mashao. Their relationship was the talk of the town and made every headline. After a very public and romantic proposal in Ibiza, Spain, the couple was engaged for some time. 

Frans Mashao and Thando Thabethe | Source: News365

Thando Thabethe's wedding to Frans Mashao was awaited with bated breath. They had a glamorous engagement party, and the wedding could only be better. However, Thando called off the engagement a few months later as it was rumoured that Frans cheated on her. 

Thando was also in a relationship with an influential entrepreneur and businessman Jaji Albortore. In fact, after her first break-up with Lunga Shabalala, word has it that she ran back into the arms of Jaji Albortore.

Is Thando Thabethe Married? 

Thando Thabethe is not married. Lunga Shabalala is her latest boyfriend although word has it that the pair might have ended things. She dated businessman and entrepreneur, Jaji Albortore and things seemed to be going well until they called it quits. So who knows if there are wedding bells in Thando’s near future. 

Thando Thabethe's Controversy

Thando Thabethe had a social media spat with popular podcast host Mac G. The latter made comments about the LGBTQ community that were deemed offensive. 

Thando blasted Mac G. She posted: "Discrimination in the guise of being "raw and unfiltered" Wish I could unsee the MacG podcast. Disgusted!" 

Mac G responded by pointing out what he termed as the double standards of the entertainment industry when it comes to demanding accountability from people. 

He pointed out that whilst some "big names" in the industry would go Scott free for committing equivalent actions, they were targeted as they were "small".

Did Thando Thabethe bleach her skin?

Thando Thabethe | Source: Instagram

The multi-talented radio host was forced to defend herself from skin bleaching allegations, as some people think she uses skin-lightening creams to become lighter. Thando has refuted the claims and maintains she was born lightskin

Thando Thabethe's Car

Thando Thabethe’s car? Didn’t some Twitter users think that she’s aiming too high? Guess what, Thando Thabethe’s dream of owning a Porsche has finally come true. 

Thando Thabethe standing beside her car, Porsche| Source: Instagram

In 2021, she bought herself the German machine and shared the news with her fans on her Instagram page. 

Thando Thabethe's Car, Porsche | Source: Instagram

She has also previously stated that she wants a Mercedes Benz. Who knows. That might just be the latest thing she reveals on her social media.

Thando Thabethe's House

Thando’s home renovation was all the rage when it first started in 2018. She had big plans for her home, including a walk-in closet—every girl’s dream. 

Thando Thabethe's walk-in closet | Source: Instagram

When the project was finally complete in 2019, Thando posted multiple images all over Instagram and Twitter with updates on her home renovation. One of her posts said that her “closet dreams” had come true.  

In February 2021, Thando took her home acquiring skills to a whole new level. She bought a brand-new luxury home for her mother. A double-storey home with a huge garden and a pool. If anyone knows how to show gratitude, it is Thando Thabethe. 

Thando Thabethe's Net Worth

Thando Thabethe’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million to $5 million. She makes this through her career as a television and radio presenter as well as acting and endorsement deals.   

Awards & Recognition

Thando Thabethe was named in Forbes Africa 30 under 30 in 2019. 

She was also named among the 100 most influential youth in Africa in 2019. 

Social Media

Thando Thabete's Instagram: @thando_thabethe

Thando Thabete's Twitter: @Thando_Thabethe

Thando Thabethe's Facebook: Thando Thabethe

Q&A

How old is Thando Thabethe? 

Thando Thabethe was born on 18 June 1990, making her 32 years old as of 2022. 

Where is Thando Thabethe from? 

Thando Thabethe is from Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Is Thando Thabethe married? 

Thando Thabethe is not married. However, her latest relationship with Lunga Shabalala could reportedly be over, after the pair deleted images of one another from their Instagram accounts.