Sin­gle-again Lalla speaks her mind on men and re­la­tion­ships

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Sassy Lalla Hi­rayama is sin­gle again.

“I’ve been sin­gle for two months now. I’m a whole, sin­gle woman,” Hi­rayama told City Press at the Ned­bank Gold Chal­lenge in Sun City this week.

Then she rhap­sodised: “All the sin­gle ladies! All the sin­gle ladies!”

Asked what hap­pened in her life then, she paused and laughed: “I’m try­ing to be po­lit­i­cally cor­rect here, when I say all men are crazy, there is no other way of say­ing it.”

Hi­rayama wasn’t ready to share the rea­son be­hind her break-up, only say­ing the re­la­tion­ship “was not right”.

In June, ru­mours sur­faced that the TV star was head over heels with New York-based per­sonal trainer and life coach Matthew Evans. She con­firmed it two months later by post­ing a pic­ture on Instagram wish­ing Evans a happy birth­day. She also showed off cosy pic­tures of the two of them kiss­ing. “I thought he would be the one. You don’t date a guy if you don’t think he is the one. I was hope­ful. But things do hap­pen.” Last De­cem­ber, Hi­rayama called it quits with her long­time boyfriend Chris Nkosi af­ter five years. Hi­rayama, the face of M-Net Movies, says she has re­alised that the sin­gle life is the best way to go right now, due to all her trav­el­ling, but she ad­mits it hasn’t been easy.

“Trav­el­ling is fan­tas­tic and I’m en­joy­ing it, al­though it’s tax­ing. But it’s an in­cred­i­ble prob­lem to have,” she says with a grin.

She has been trav­el­ling over­seas for seven months with her M-Net show Lalla Land. The most im­por­tant thing she has learnt is that South Africa is an “in­cred­i­ble coun­try” and “we are lucky peo­ple, warm and friendly”.

“Then you go to Europe, you re­alise peo­ple just need a hug; they are re­ally de­pressed. We don’t have as much as they have, but we are hap­pier than they are,” she says.

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