Thembisa Mdoda Biography: Age, Family, Education, Wedding, Career, Fashion, Controversy

Determination, strong will and resilience define her.

By  | Apr 11, 2020, 02:30 PM

Thembisa Mdoda is no stranger to TV and if you love watching Our Perfect Wedding then you know who she is. As a presenter, actress, writer and singer who hails from South Africa, Thembisa is one woman who has held her fort strong as she continues to do what she loves.
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She is one woman that is determined, strong, resilient and she will not give up in the face of any challenge neither will she let any circumstances bring her down.  She is always ready to face whatever comes her way headlong.  

So who is Thembisa Mdoda?

Thembisa Mdoda Age


Thembisa was born on the 6th of November, 1982 in South Africa. She will be turning 38 years in 2020.
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Thembisa Mdoda Family


Thembisa Mdoda enjoyed a very strong bonding with her siblings while they were growing up. It was just so unfortunate that the loss of her mother in 2009 was the worst time of her life. She are her sister Anele Mdoda are like two peas in a pod and you cannot separate them.
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They even have that same tooth gap.
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She is more than grateful to still have her father around and the two seem to have a very close bond.
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Her kids mean the world to her and she is forever grateful for having been the one to take care of such beautiful kids on this earth. She does not shy away from sharing all the beautiful moments that she shares with her boys.
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They take pride in spending some family time too be it locally or even when they are overseas. Some memories that they will forever cherish.
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Thembisa Mdoda Husband


On the 11th of August, 2012, Mdoda got married to her husband, Atandwa Kani, who is an actor. Sadly, it seems like it was not meant to be and what happened is that they had to call it quits and separated in the year 2015. 

During an interview session which was conducted later with Scoop, Thembisa confessed that at the time she got married to her ex-husband, she was not sure that they were ready. According to her, they were young and ignorant of those things that come into marriage and the industry. 

Later on she revealed that she had someone special in her life but she did not give much detail about who this special somebody was. At the Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards whilst she was giving her speech for an award she had won, she eventually opened up that she found love on the "Our Perfect Wedding" show where she's actually the presenter for that show.

 She said'

It's the most cliched thing you will ever hear. I found love on Our Perfect Wedding. We are happy and planning a future together. It's a beautiful thing. He's a great guy. For me to find someone in the space that I work in and who I totally fell in love with is amazing. 

So when the love bug hits you, it got you. Thembisa has managed to keep her life private and far away from the prying eyes of social media and the mainstream media too. She sent out a tweet that got fans in a frenzy. See for yourself.
 
Thembisa Mdoda even changed her Twitter name to Thembisa Nxumalo. Many have come to the conclusion that the media personality got married in secret. The actress revealed that she met the love of her life on 'Our Perfect Wedding'. 

Thembisa Mdoda Career


Thembisa was initially a newsreader for Wits radio. But later, she left to host Highveld After Dark, airing on weekdays from 0100hr-0400hr on 94.7 Highveld Stereo.  She also landed herself a role on one of Mzansi's great productions, The Road where she played the role of Thabisile Cebekhulu.
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In 2017, it was confirmed that Thembisa will no longer be hosting the popular Mzansi Magic show, Our Perfect Wedding. She was the presenter on the show for season 6 and 7. Mzansi will always remember her as one of the best presenters for the show.
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She later bagged a gig where she was the latest addition to Metro FM and for a year she was anchoring the breakfast show with MoG on Saturdays. Early 2019, she put her skills to the test as an associate producer on Sisanda Henna's upcoming international film, Coltan.


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Being one of the popular and the talented television presenter, Thembisa also got the nominations and awards as well. She got Golden Horn Awards for Most Popular TV Presenter.
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Thembisa Mdoda Fashion


Thembisa always slays it through her great smile and the exceptional dress sense that she possesses. Damn, she looks amazing no matter the event. Most viewers and fans altogether have come to know this TV presenter and actress with her curvy figure and dresses that perfectly make her look elegant always.

Her Instagram profile spells it all for you if you are not sure of what we talking about. Here's a sneak peak into a world of Thembisa's beauty, glitz and glamour.
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This is just the tip of the iceberg fam. Check out her social media pages and you will be in love. 

Thembisa Mdoda Controversy


In 2015, all seemed well with Thembisa and Atandwa Kani, but fast forward the year to September, the two split and Atandwa was already engaged to someone else by then. The real question, is what happened to the once two love birds?

Thembisa fuelled some speculation that got everyone talking when she posted this,

“Broken. Bruised. Battered. Swollen and Blue. I reached out to Rosie one night and I haven’t looked back since. She gave me the strength to fight for me and my children. Opened my eyes to options outside of it all. As much as you think you’re learned, open-minded and strong. Abuse can change you. She saved my life. And for that I will always be grateful. For Vagina Monologues, I will always be grateful. For presence in my life, I am truly blessed. Happy Birthday Rosie Motene. You are loved!!!,”
Was she referring to Atandwa as the one who was abusing her? Is this the reason that they broke up?

In the following year, Atandwa Kani shared his version of what happened between the two. It was a detailed and elaborate tail of events where he evn mentioned that the twins were not his and Thembisa had been unfaithful. Read the full statement here.

In an attempt to put out the fire, Thembisa came out and said she thought they were not ready for marriage, that is why she and Atandwa broke up, but the fans were not buying it.


Like most celebrities, everyone has their fare share of ups and downs, but Thembisa Mdoda has managed to sail across them with grace and focus on what makes her happy which is her family and her work.


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