South Africa’s Hot New Couples

They’re sizzling on the #CoupleGoals scale

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:43 PM  | Top of The

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Our collective heart breaks when our favourite celebrities call it quits on their relationships. But, it means there’s a chance for new love to blossom.
Amid 2019’s heartbreaking break-ups, there are a few couples who managed to keep it together and are ready to celebrate the festive season with their new loves.
Here are some of our favourite new couples.

Anele Mdoda’s Love Is On Top 

Anele’s always been very private about her love life, but the past few months she’s given us all a glimpse into her happiness – Thoba Mkangisa.
The couple are a modern blended family, with Anele’s son and Thoba’s two daughters from previous relationships.
The family enjoyed an idyllic island holiday, with Anele sharing their beach adventures on her social pages.
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Her and Thoba also enjoyed a trip to the East – exploring the dishes and nightlife of Japan. 
Two of Anele’s closest friends Sizwe Dhlomo and Trevor Noah were also on the trip, seemingly giving Anele’s new beau the green light.
Rumours have been swirling the couple will soon get engaged and have their families start lobola negotiations.
Anele even shared pictures of Thoba’s mother when she celebrated a milestone birthday.

A New Love For Thando Thabethe?

It seems love is on the horizons for radio presenter Thando Thabethe.
For months, rumours have been swirling the new couple in Mzansi as Thando and actor and model, Lunga Shabalala.
The couple attended Somizi’s wedding together – in matching outfits! If that doesn’t say #CoupleGoals…
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Earlier this year they were also rumored to be on holiday together, in one of the worlds most romantic and honeymoon destinations- the Maldives.
Although they didn’t appear on each other’s social pages, or in the same pictures, they were stating at the same luxury resort at the same time.
And their pictures were very similar: from dinners and scuba diving, their island moments made us crave an island holiday with bae.
What has everyone convinced Thando and Lunga are in a relationship, is when he shared with his fans about going vegan, implying it was because of a special person. And Thando, who  is vegan herself, commented on the post.
Even though the couple haven’t yet confirmed their relationship status, this is one relationship we’re rooting for.

Chad da Don’s New Lady Love

Earlier this year we were all happy when singer and actress Kelly Khumalo confirmed her engagement to Chad da Don.
Chad was even the star of Kelly’s music video for the song Dance Comigo.
But their happily ever after wasn’t too be – Chad recently started sharing pictures of his new love interest Carlla Poggenpoel. Ending all speculation that he and Kelly were still together.
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Now the question remains what Chad’s plans are to get rid of the tattoo of Kelly’s name he inked onto his body.

Pearl Modiadie’s Love Is International

After past heartbreak, we’re happy to report TV and radio personality Pearl Modiadie has found love again.
And this time she’s very private about her partner.
The couple who met through a mutual friend, has even taken their love international.
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Last festive season they travelled to Europe to celebrate Christmas.
They rang the new year in, in the most romantic country – France.
We can’t wait to see what they’ll get up to this December.

DJ Zinhle and AKA Back Together


In 2014, DJ Zinhle and AKA made headlines when their relationship ended in the most public way. And AKA couldn’t hide his infidelity anywhere.
Fast forward five years later, and the couple are back together, looking happier than ever.
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After their breakup, it took a while for them to get to a good co-parenting situation and it seems this strengthened their friendship.
Zinhle said she didn’t get back together with the rapper because he is her baby daddy, but rather for them.
And from all of the posts they share of each other on social media, it’s clear they’re in love, and more supporting of each other and their work.

YOtv’s Psypho Pops The Question

Child star and actor Sipho ‘Psypho’ Ngwenya is an engaged man.
He popped the big question to his girlfriend Amirah Mirah during his birthday celebrations on the island of Zanzibar.
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This new couple haven’t been shy to share some of the special moments with their thousands of online fans.


Itumeleng Khune’s New Girl

Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper is in love again.
Itumeleng Khune had everyone confused when he started sharing pictures of his new girlfriend Spelele Mak.
This was because everyone assumed he was still in a relationship with Sbahle Mpisane. She was recovering in a KwaZulu-Natal hospital after a horrific accident, when news of Itu’s new relationship came to light.
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But his new girlfriend quickly cleared up the rumors saying her relationship with Itu was new, and they weren’t together while he was dating Sbahle.
Itu and Spelele love sharing their special moments, whether it’s the matching outfits like onesies, or the cute nickname Itu has for her. He calls Spelele ‘bear’.
With all of these relationships heating up in 2019, and wedding bells already ringing for one couple, we know 2020 will bring me love and happiness for our favourite Mzansi celebrities.
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