The public has such an odd obsession with extra-marital affairs and stories about celebrities cheating on their partners that being accused (even wrongfully) of being with someone else's partner can catapult one into the spotlight.
Even though the so-called sides suffer a bit of vitriol from angry fans and followers, many capitalize on their fame and remain calm until the storm passes (because the public has a very short memory).
Take a look at some of the "sides" who have hogged headlines lately:
The young starlet and urban model was literally catapulted into the limelight after she was photographed near AKA's car outside a nightclub and has managed to stay relevant for months after the fact, doing interviews, club appearances and the odd social media meltdown.
Lihle Londeka Bhengu is a self-proclaimed, self-taught makeup artist from KZN who was romantically linked to Ntando Duma's baby daddy, Junior de Rocka after multiple images of the pair surfaced on multiple occasions (even long before Duma gave birth to her and Junior's daughter).
Unlike Nyaba however, Lihle has maintained a low profile and has not addressed the rumours.
Khumalo's relationship with the late Senzo Meyiwa has been the most high profile extra-marital relationship in recent South African memory. The pair even had a child together before his passing and Khumalo has since been involved in a back and forth with his family about his estate.
She has however turned her life around since his tragic passing and her life is on the up and up. She has a new single out and a few new jobs and we're glad to see she's doing well.
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