Known for his flamboyant style and multiple talents as an entertainer, Somizi Mhlongo is one of the most famous celebrities in South Africa which is why his past relationship has been one of the most talked subjects in ZAlebville.
Between 2017 and 2021, Somgaga was in a highly-publicized relationship where we saw him get engaged, get married, and sadly divorced.
Here is a timeline of Somizi Mhlongo’s divorce and a look back at the first relationship he ever publicized that unfortunately ended in tears.
The Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung marriage
After decades of keeping his love life private, Somizi shook Mzansi when in 2017 he introduced Mohale Motaung as his boyfriend.
Somizi and Mohale were one of those couples whose relationship kept reminding us why being in love is a good thing.
The couple used to serve nothing but hot couple goals and they quickly became one of Mzansi’s favourite couples and they were affectionately referred to as Somhale.
After one year of dating, Somizi proposed to Mohale while the two were on vacation in Paris and Mohale said "yes."
2019 was a good year for the now-divorced couple. They had their traditional wedding in September followed by a lavish reception party.
The couple did not spare any costs for the traditional wedding ceremony which was reportedly held at Somizi’s parents' home followed by an elaborate reception at Kibler Park, Johannesburg which was attended by A-listers in the industry including Pearl Thusi, Cassper Nyovest, Khanyi Mbau, Kelly Khumalo and Bonang Matheba.
On 30 January 2020, the couple had their white wedding in Muldersdrift. Like the traditional wedding, the couple’s white wedding was also an extravagant affair and one of the most expensive celebrity weddings in South Africa. The wedding was broadcast on Showmax with many viewers tuning in to catch a glimpse of the fairytale wedding.
As the couple began their happily ever after with the blessings of their family and friends, nobody saw Mohale and Somizi Mhlongo’s divorce coming and when it did, it left their fans in shock.
But the Mohale Motaung and Somizi Mhlongo’s divorce did not happen until after the couple had celebrated their first anniversary.
Somizi Mhlongo’s divorce
After months of speculations that Somizi and Mohale’s marriage was on the rocks, the Idols SA judge came out and confirmed their split after Mohale Motaung’s leaked interview where he accused Somizi of being abusive and controlling went viral.
Besides the abuse allegations, Mohale and Somizi’s divorce which was heavily publicized given the couple’s status as public figures.
Although Somizi went on the record and denied abusing his ex-husband, tweeps had already taken sides in the separation and some
Part of Mohale Motaung and Somizi Mhlongo’s divorce settlement included the couple going through a mediation process in which it is reported that Somizi refused to participate in after Mohale asked him not to air their dirty laundry in public.
A source has since revealed that the Mohale-Somizi divorce proceedings will be heard at the Johannesburg High Court and we can expect more drama. Even though the couple were married into a community of property and they are expected to share their property 50-50, it is reported that Mohale only wants nothing from Somizi except a car since Somizi allegedly destroyed his car.