What You Missed About Gert-Johan Coetzee's Ex Husband And Their Divorce

Divorces don't have to be bitter

By  | Jan 24, 2023, 03:53 PM  | Gert-Johan Coetzee  | Relationships

Gert-Johan Coetzee
Gert-Johan Coetzee is a renowned South African fashion designer who specializes in dressing celebrities in couture red-carpet gowns.

From dressing South African A-listers including Bonang Matheba, Pabi Moloi, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Terry Pheto, to international big shots like Kelly Rowland, Oprah Winfrey, and Kourtney Kardashian, Coetzee has made his name known throughout the fashion industry and shares a spot with some of the world’s biggest names in fashion.

Since kick-starting his journey in the fashion industry, Coetzee has won awards, showcased his works in some of the biggest fashion shows and received accolades. He has also made money from his work and in a word, he can be described as successful.

His career aside, Gert-Johan Coetzee also leads quite a fulfilling personal life. Until a couple of years ago, he was a married man, and he and his husband made such a beautiful and powerful couple.

Here is a look back at Gert-Johan Coetzee’s ex-husband, their relationship, their divorce, and how they are moving on after the divorce.

Who is Gert-Johan Coetzee’s husband?

Gert-Johan Coetzee with Vicky Visagie, source: The Citizen

According to sources, Gert-Johan Coetzee is currently not married and it’s not very clear if he is in a relationship.

The acclaimed fashion designer was however previously married although his marriage ended in divorce a couple of years ago.

Gert-Johan Coetzee’s ex-husband is Vicky Visagie. The former lovebirds first met in Visagie’s hometown of Klerksdorp in 2005 through mutual friends.

They were engaged for five years before getting married. They exchanged their vows in a beautiful wedding ceremony that was aired by Top Billing in 2014 and for the next seven years, the two seemed to have it all.

Besides their romantic relationship, Coetzee and Visagie also worked together professionally to build the Gert-Johan Coetzee fashion brand. While Coetzee worked on the creative side of the brand, his partner Visagie took care of the business side of the brand and was in charge of marketing, brand identity, brand development, social media marketing, brand extensions, media strategy, celebrity relationships and handling relationships with partner brands. 


Gert-Johan Coetzee’s divorce


In August 2021, rumours emerged that after 17 years together and 7 years of marriage, Gert-Johan Coetzee and his husband had parted ways and that Vicky had even moved out of their matrimonial home after some reports suggested that their marriage had become toxic.

The ex-couple confirmed their separation rumours in September 2021 during an interview with You Magazine. They revealed that although they had broken up, they were still good friends. 

Addressing the rumours of their alleged “toxic marriage”, Vicky Visagie confirmed that he had indeed moved out of their home a few months before but only because he is a spiritual healer and needed calmer energy to be able to do his work.

Even though the former couple made it clear that their marriage was over, they did not discuss how they would go on about their business partnership.

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