Surprisingly, it was her mother that expressed the most relief the when Leleti told her that she was going to end her marriage.
“I remember that night I was working on my script because I was still working on Generations. I finished my work, slept, woke up and then the first person I called was my mom. I told her ‘Ma, this is it, I’m finished.’
And she was the happiest woman on earth, ma never told me that she was not happy for me in that marriage, she kept it a secret because she thought she would ruin my marriage but I decided that that was it and even Bab’ Ngema himself, believed me. I was like that’s it, I’m not turning back, I’m not going to reverse back I had made up my mind,” Leleti revealed.
Despite their marriage failing Leleti still expressed admiration and respect for Mbongeni’s creative talent – she considers him one of the best creatives that South Africa has ever produced.
“That man (Bab’ Mbongeni Ngema) is another person, when he creates it’s like he goes to another level. He’s a machine! I always say that there will be no other man like him, we still don’t have a creative like him, maybe he’s coming but we still don’t have a man like uBab’ Mbongeni. He’s just another person when it comes to his creativity.” Leleti said.
Speaking on her second chance at love, the actress lights up when describing the love she shares with her long-time partner and now husband Skhuthazo Khanyile. The star says her husband is the one man who has shown her how she should be loved.
“I was still going through my separation but I met him on a plane, he said a lot of things but he did mention that he was nervous to approach me and then our relationship started from there on and it has never stopped. Since the second day, I met him, I was taken, because after he approached me on the plane we met again and I was like, this is the man I want to spend the rest of my life with.
He taught me how to be loved, I never knew how it was to be loved. I knew how to love someone but one thing that lacked in my life was to be loved,” Leleti added.
The couple experienced three miscarriages before having their twins. Leleti says the painful experiences she’s suffered in her past have prepared her for the blissful life she now lives.
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