Television series often give us mesmerizing tales of love, and occasionally, these on-screen couples take their chemistry off-camera and become real-life partners.
Here are some soapie actors whose love stories transcended fiction:
Nonka and Kwanda (Thuthuka Mthembu and Sandile Mfusi):
In Uzalo, Thuthuka Mthembu and Sandile Mfusi portrayed the enchanting love story of Nonka and Kwanda.
In August 2022, it was revealed that their chemistry wasn’t just acting; they fell in love while working on the show.
They’ve kept their real-life relationship private, adding a touch of magic to their on-screen romance.
Lexi and Stefan (Jay Anstey and Sean Marco Vorster):
On M-Net’s Legacy, Jay Anstey and Sean Marco Vorster brought the characters of Lexi and Stefan to life.
Their on-screen chemistry led to a real-life love story, which they confirmed in July 2021.
They had been dating for a year before making it official, and in 2021, they welcomed their beautiful baby girl.
Nat and Moratiwa (Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha):
Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha’s on-screen chemistry in the 2015 comedy film “Tell Me Something” turned into a real relationship.
Although they never publicly confirmed it, their bond seemed picture-perfect.
However, their love story ended in 2018 amid accusations of infidelity against Maps Maponyane.
Amorey and Willem (Kristen Raath and Markus Haywood):
Kristen Raath and Markus Haywood portrayed the married couple Amorey and William on 7de Laan.
Their on-screen marriage sparked a real-life romance that lasted three years.
Eventually, they parted ways, both on and off-screen.
Lindiwe and Ray (Loyiso McDonald and Zandile M):
In the Zabalaza era in 2016, Loyiso McDonald and Zandile M, who played Ray and Lindiwe, raised eyebrows with their suspected real-life romance.
Reports suggested an affair, although Loyiso was married at the time.
Loyiso’s marriage ended in divorce in 2020, but neither confirmed nor denied the allegations.