13 Mzansi Celebs who Married their Teenage Lovers 

It’s everyone’s dream to marry their high school sweetheart or someone they have known since they were a teenager. Yes, some celebrities in South Africa managed to find love in people they met while they were teenagers despite of their age differences as some were way too older than them. we will look at 13 Mzansi Celebs who Married their Teenage Lovers.

Number 1 is Lebogang Sekgobela

13 Mzansi Celebs who Married their Teenage Lovers 
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3Gospel musician Lebo Sekgobela who is best known for her hit song Lion of Judah got married at the age of 16 in 1997. Unlike many people who have had to kiss many frogs to meet their prince charming, that wasn’t the case with gospel singer Lebo Sekgobela. Her husband “Lucky Sekgobela” was her first boyfriend who gave her her first kiss and they have been together until today. In 2017 they celebrated their 20 years in marriage. The star said even 20 years on they are still crazy in love and behave like a young couple. Lebo and Lucky were blessed with three beautiful children in their union. [1]

On number 2, Khanyi Mbau and Mandla Mthembu

13 Mzansi Celebs who Married their Teenage Lovers 
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Actress, musician and socialite Khanyi Mbau met Mandla Mthembu when she was in her teen ages. According to reports, she met him at 19 years of age in 2005 and it was love at first sight for Mandla who immediately proposed. In 2006 when she had turned 20, Khanyi got married to the millionaire Mandla Mthembu. This is equivalent to marrying while a teenager because she made the decision still a teenager. Unfortunately the couple later got divorced when Mandla became financially broke and Khanyi had to find elsewhere to milk money proving she was a gold digger.

Number 3 is Thando and Siyacela Dlamuka

13 Mzansi Celebs who Married their Teenage Lovers 
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In 2019 Moja Love launched a reality television program of two teenagers Thando and Siyacela Dlamuka getting married to each at the age of 15 and 16 respectively. Since then the couple has become very famous and Mzansi loves their show. These two are the perfect example of couples who got married while still teenagers and they are still going. They had their ups and downs but they proved to the world that love conquers everything. Recently news reporters spread rumors of their divorce allegations but it appears like it was just passing wind.

Number 4 is Floda and Ngizwe Ncunu

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KwaZulu-Natal musician Floda was an underground artist until she married a polygamist Ngizwe Ncunu. The two met when Floda was still a teenager and married when she turned 20. In 2021 she announced she dumped her husband but got back together in 2022. After getting back together, Floda was angry at her followers on Instagram that they were hypocrites, no one comments on their Instagram posts and personal life but they have a nerve to judge her.

Number 5 is Ntokozo Mbambo and Nqubeko Mbatha

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Another Gospel musician on our list today is Ntokozo Mbambo who married a man he met at 16 years of age in 2001. This man is Nqubeko Mbatha who is also a gospel artist and piano player. Their love life was kindled officially when they joined Joyous Celebration working together. 7 years later the two got married when Ntokozo was 23 years old and Nqubeko Mbatha was 29 years old. Their love life was blessed with two daughters and its still going until today.

Number 6 is Nasty C and Sammie Heavens

13 Mzansi Celebs who Married their Teenage Lovers 
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Social media influencer and writer Sammie Heavens met Nasty C around 2014 when they were both in high school while teenagers. In 2017 they came out public about their relationship and it’s not regrettable since they are still inlove until today. The couple is not yet married but they are soon becoming parents according to July 2023 reports. They rarely pass any opportunity to show how deeply in love they are. Of course, Mzansi has not failed to notice all of this. Now, many are even looking up to them for relationship goals.

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Number 7 is Leleti Khumalo and Mbongeni Ngema

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These two made history when we consider how their love was kindled. Mbongeni Ngema and Leleti met during the filming of Sarafina when Leleti Khumalo was just 15 years old and Mbongeni was 30 years old and married. So we can just put out to you Leleti and Mbongeni’s relationship started as an affair until they got married. Her family was not happy with their marriage because it started wrongly but they carried on until they married but divorced 14 years later. After divorce Leleti described the marriage as disgusting because she was controlled and was pretending to be happy. [2]

Number 8 is Thobile Msekelu & Musa Msekelu

13 Mzansi Celebs who Married their Teenage Lovers 
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Thobile met Musa when she was still a teenager and attending high school. She fell inlove and she was told by Musa that he is a polygamist which displeased her but eventually agreed to marry him. In 2009 Thobile turned 20 and Musa officially tied a knot with her and they have been a happy couple until today. When she got married to Musa who is 14 years older than her, she immediately became his third wife.

Number 9 is Lungile Radu and Bobo Makgoro

Actor Lungile Radu met Bobo back in high school when they were doing debate. It was love at first sight and the two young couple began dating until they are adults. After ups and downs, breaking up and getting back together they finally tied a knot 18 years after dating. Their marriage was a traditional ceremony which took place in 2014 and was attended by many celebrities. This was because of Lungile was already famous having starred together with them on small screen like Rhythm City where he was Miles Vilakazi’s son.

Number 10 is Patrick Seleka and Mmabaneng Seleka

13 Mzansi Celebs who Married their Teenage Lovers 
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Skeem Saam actor Patrick Seleka met his current partner and wife Mmabaneng when he was 17 years old back in high school. They were both teenagers who happened to be in love and are still together until today. In 2018 Patrick married his high school sweetheart and they have been together until today. On his anniversary he post a sweet message on his Instagram saying, “Happy Anniversary my love, My Best Friend, My Wife. I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.”

Number 11 is Priddy Ugly and Bontle Modiselle

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Music artist Priddy Ugly and actress Bontle Modiselle met more than 16 years in 2007 while in high school. Priddy was 16 years old by then and two years later Bontle asked him out and he agreed. They began dating until they got married in 2018 in an African traditional wedding. The couple have been blessed with a daughter by the name of Afrika Bonita Moloi. They are a perfect couple which met while teenagers and today they are married. Priddy and Bontle run a joined Instagram and YouTube channel where they share their love life.

Number 12 is Natasha Joubert and Enrico Vermaak

Miss South Africa 2023 Natasha Joubert made it to the final with the help of the nation and boyfriend Enrico Vermaak. Natasha and Enrico dated since she was 18 years old while Enrico was her manager. He is still her manager and they are still dating until today. While Natasha try to keep her relationship private, Enrico is willing to stand on rooftops to announce it to the world. Enrico is not yet married to his brunette bae but back I’m 2016 he commented on one of her posts and said he want to marry her one day. [3]

Number 13 is Karabo Ntsweng and David Molotlhanyi

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Radio personality Karabo Ntsweng is one of those celebrities who met their life partners while still a teenager. When Karabo met David Molotlhanyi she was 19 years old and they dated for 12 years before tying a knot. According to Karabo, David is indeed her life partner and it felt right for her to say yes when he asked to marry her. “We’ve been together for a very long time. I’ve known him since I was 19 so there was really no question about it.” She said commenting on her marriage.