Khanyi Mbau sat down with Pearl Thusi and delivered a very detailed interview on Behind The Story with Pearl on BET. Part one had tongues wagging as Khanyi addressed the many controversies that surrounded her life from being a young girl dating an older man and getting impregnated by him.
A revelation that left the host Pearl stunned was when she learned how she got into the industry. Pearl discovered that her making it big was due to Khanyi’s supposed downfall when she got canned from Real Goboza.
Khanyi Mbau laid it all when she talked about her rocky relationship with her father and how the love was absent in her life, which lead to her finding it at the hands of another older man, Mandla Mthembu.
Mbau’s relationship with the father of her child was highly publicized and when things started getting rocky with him being abusive, the two dominated headlines. She still cares about him and wants him to be apart of their daughter Khanukani’s life. Speaking more openly about their relationship, Mbau said, “I turned his appreciation and admiration into love.”
Apart from being a lover, she found in him what she could not find in her father, so their relationship was a win-win. Touching on that Christmas story, Khanyi clarified that it was not a cover up and that Mandla indeed wanted their child, who he thought was a son, to be born after his birthday which is on the 24th of December. “He would beat me, kick me and throw me down the stairs,” said Khanyi at the time hence why she went into early labour. She was due in February the next year.
She knew that they were over the minute he struck her, saying his inner childhood fears of failing in life and landing back to poverty, were the reason for his violent behaviors towards her.
Then moving right along to her relationship with Tebogo Lerole, where the couple had been together for about 10 years then breaking up, only to get back together again, Khanyi said she never saw a future with him and the fact that they never had a child proved that.
“Dating toxic human beings that have money and don’t know who they are, is mentally draining, I was at a point where I did not want to date rich men anymore.” Mbau added that Tebogo had patience so that is how they got involved. According to Khanyi Tebogo broke her heart so that is why they never lasted longer.
“I wouldn’t have married him, if I wanted to marry him we would have a kid by now. We have been together for 10 years, it’s very rare for people to be together for 10 years. You can imagine what type of sex they are having to not have a child,” she said.
A shocker was when Khanyi revealed how her second ex, after Mandla did her dirty when they broke up. Khanyi spoke about a friend of hers who rubbed it in her exes face that Khanyi landed a job at the SABC for Real Goboza and that she was going to be doing great things for herself. Mbau then revealed how the ex lover sabotaged her big career move by leaking her nudes which landed her in hot water with the broadcaster who then called her to inform Khanyi that she was off the show.
This made way for Pearl Thusi who was next in line and made her big break in the industry. Pearl and viewers were shocked at this revelation but Khanyi kept it cool and said there were no hard feelings.
Catch part two of this interview on Wednesday at 22:00 on BET channel 129.