Entering a new relationship can be scary and no one goes in expecting it to end. A lot of us see a future when we find a new partner and decide to start a new chapter with them, however, that may not always be the case. People tend to grow apart, feelings for each other fade, love runs out and relationships end for a lot of us. Just like us, some of our favorite South African celebrities have experienced heartbreak and their fair share of struggles when it comes to their love lives.
This list looks at some of the shortest-lived relationships our South African favs have ever seen.
When popular fitness enthusiast Sbahle Mpisane and pro football player Itumeleng Khune made their relationship public, it sent shock waves around the country. The couple were picture perfect and gave the whole country motivation to workout and reach their fitness goals. Unfortunately, no matter how good they looked together, their relationship seemed to go through a lot of ups and downs.
Their relationship drama continued and the final nail on the coffin came after Sbahle’s horrific accident. The fitness enthusiast was involved in a car accident that not only left her with amnesia but also left her in a wheelchair for several months. Her healing process was tough and although Khune was by her side through it all, the amnesia caused her to forget how she fell in love with Khune. This eventually led to the couple losing their connection and calling it quits.
Cassper Nyovest is South Africa’s lover boy so it is no surprise that he would be on this list. When Cassper entered the entertainment industry and began making a name for himself, he had the eyes for fellow celeb Amanda du-Pont. The pair let fans know about their relationship when during a live performance Amanda laid a kiss on the rapper claiming her man. The excitement quickly died down when shortly after the rapper released a song letting fans know the couple had broken up.
Black Coffee and Enhle Mbali had what some would describe as a fairytale love story. From their globe trotting pictures to their beautiful wedding, the ‘power couple’ looked like they would last a lifetime, unfortunately time would prove otherwise. Their perfect love story was cut short ended with all manner of accusations from physical assault to infidelity.
South African songstress Kelly Khumalo had a brief but passionate love affair with spiritual healer Zamokwakhe ‘Bhaka’ Nzama. No one could deny the two were in love, however, their relationship was founded on so much drama that it was doomed from the onset. When the two got together, Nzama was already in a relationship and Kelly had recently lost her baby daddy, Senzo Meyiwa. Kelly and Nzama eventually called it quits after after an altercation that left fans with so many questions.
This list proves that relationships are not any easier for those in the limelight. On the bright side, it also shows that no matter how messy a break is, one can still get back out there, and try again. Love is beautiful and we are happy our fav South African celebs found it in each other, no matter how brief it was.