Zodwa Wabantu has never been one to shy away from living her life in the public eye. She has been official with her ben 10 boyfriend Olifile Mpudi who’s popularly known as Ricardo on Social Media. They’ve been sharing love with each other on Social Media since they started dating and at some point, she’s had to rubbish the rumours that her bae was gay.
Zodwa Wabantu has been open about her preference for men. The erotic dancer and adult entertainer has publicly admitted that she is only attracted to younger men and not her age mates or older guys. She is currently dating Ricardo who is in his early 20s and whom she first revealed during her interview with YouTube sensation Lasizwe on his series Drink Or Tell The Truth earlier this year.
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Zodwa recently took to Instagram to express her love for her boyfriend in a post that she captioned, “My best friend Ricardo, I love you. Here I am at 04:30 thinking about you but you are right next to me in bed,” and tagged him. She shared a carousel with three pictures of her and the boyfriend smiling and looking so happy as they shared kisses on Instagram.
Earlier this week, Zodwa also posted her boyfriend on Instagram thanking him for always being present in her life and for “always walking with me.” She also promised him that she would be by his side during their “journey and future” as a couple and fans thought that was cute.
Zodwa’s bae Ricardo is not just a good looker dating popular Zodwa Wabantu, he’s a hustler as well. The model and footballer also has entrepreneurial skills up his sleeves. He owns a streetwear fashion brand named Sauce of Price (SOP) and sells clothing items such as T-shirts, hoodies, and caps. He also a beautiful daughter outside his relationship with Zodwa.
It is also reported that he and Zodwa are in an open polyamorous relationship where Ricardo is openly dating his main chick by the name of Kgomotso which Zodwa is fully aware of and okay with. She also shared about this love triangle during her interview on Lasizwe’s YouTube series. ”Right now at home, there is a Ben 10. He is not famous, but he works. I have been in lockdown with him,” said Zodwa. “When I go out to party, my boyfriend has a girlfriend so I don’t care… but he has been living with me but he hasn’t moved in yet,” she added.
Although Zodwa and Ricardo are head over heels with each other, things have not always been sweet for the couple. They have had their fair share of relationship drama and even had an altercation that needed to be solved with the police. It was reported that the couple got into a heated argument in February this year after Ricardo came home to Zodwa late demanding that she pays for his Uber ride. It is said that Zodwa had given him enough pocket money to spend at Monte Casino in forward on the day but he misused it on alcohol and ended up not having transport money to come back home which upset Zodwa and led to their disagreement.
The couple seems in a good space now, and they recently shared another cute video where they were sharing a joint on Instagram with Ricardo also posting pictures of Zodwa on his Instagram account celebrating their love that is “free, kind, caring and obviously outgoing” according to Zodwa.