The wife of kwaito musician Mandoza, Mpho Tshabalala, called herself "just fat" when faced with the embarrassing question of whether she's pregnant, this while walking the red carpet at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs).
Move! magazine approached Mpho at the recently held awards ceremony at Sun City, when they reportedly spotted her wearing "what looked like a maternity dress, covering up a ballooning tubby" .
The situation no doubt took an awkward turn, though, when the 34-year-old denied that her plump appearance was not due to a growing bun in the oven.
Not mincing any words, Mpho said: "I'm just fat and I am happy with the way I look. When you have three kids the body tends to lose its elasticity."
According to the magazine, she also added that it would be very unwise for her and hubby Mandoza, whose real name is Mduduzi Tshabalala, to have another child in today's tough economic climate.
Mandoza and Mpho moved back to the musician's Soweto home in 2013, after they lost their upmarket home in Johannesburg due to increasing financial problems following the once affluent kwaito singer's fall from grace.
Mandoza recently attempted a comeback with a reality series about his family life called 'Rolling with Mandoza', but the e.tv program failed to garner the attention needed to boost him back into stardom.
However, Move! reports that Mpho told them that she's "never been happier" since their return to a more simple life.