Melanie Bala is without a doubt one of the most loved personalities in South Africa, the star has been in the entertainment industry for more than 15 years and we have seen her grow right in from of our eyes.
The star who was married to Zwai Bala for 10 years opened up about her divorce for the first time in a interview with Gareth Cliff, "We were together for 17 years and who you are when you meet at 20-something is a lot different to who you are when you are 40-something. You grow. You change. You evolve."
She then went on to say that after the relationship became estranged, she knew that they had to seperate.
"It is about saying are you able to bring the best out of a person and when you are no longer able to do that, you should be mature enough to say: 'You know what? Neither of us wants to be unhappy. I don't want you to be unhappy.'"
Melanie is not the only star that went through a divorce last year, Unathi Msengana also separated from her husband.
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