Still in love AF­TER MAR­RIAGE

Tal­ented ac­tor and his wife open up about their re­la­tion­ship and fam­ily

Move! - - CELEB WATCH - By Vin­cent Phahlane

RHYTHM City ac­tor, Sphiwe Mt­shali (36), pop­u­larly known by his char­ac­ter's name, Bash, and his beau­ti­ful au­thor wife, Char­maine, (33) are still go­ing strong. Sphiwe says even though he faced dark times in his ca­reer, be­ing on TV has al­ways been his dream. But through it all and with the sup­port of his wife, he learned some tough lessons and is ex­celling in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

MEET­ING HIS WIFE

Sphiwe says when he met his wife, whom he has been mar­ried to for seven years, he was in a very dark place in his life and he never thought he would be able to pick him­self up.

“I was young and didn’t know what I was do­ing. I got a big head and left Gen­er­a­tions, which was a stupid de­ci­sion,” he says.

“I let so many people down and ended up be­ing the laugh­ing stock in my com­mu­nity. I moved back home and thank­fully my par­ents sup­ported me. I had to pick up the pieces and move on.”

Sphiwe says when he met Char­maine, there was some­thing about her and be­ing with her felt right.

“At first, she didn’t believe me when I told her that I was job­less be­cause at that time people al­ways wanted to take pic­tures with me,” he says.

Char­maine chips in, “When I met Sphiwe, I thought he was a soc­cer player. We met at a mall and he asked for my num­ber. I re­fused but took his in­stead. I don’t know why I called him, but I did,” she says.

HAV­ING A STRONG BOND

Sphiwe says his re­la­tion­ship with his wife is very strong and it still feels like they are dat­ing.

He be­lieves mar­riage should be spon­ta­neous. “My wife and I are still young and we still do the things we did when we were still dat­ing. I believe that if we keep things this way we won’t get bored with each other and there will be no rea­son to cheat,” he says.

RAIS­ING SONS

The father of five boys ex­plains to Move! that he is grate­ful to his wife for bring­ing such won­der­ful chil­dren into the world, adding that he vowed to him­self to pre­vent them from mak­ing the same bad de­ci­sions he made.

“Back then, our fa­thers never told us that they loved us be­cause they felt it would make us soft, which is not true. I al­ways tell my sons that I love them. I want them to know that as long as I am still around, I will do my best to pro­tect and take care of them,” says the former Jam Al­ley pre­sen­ter.

“I play and rap with them. They have bound­aries and know the dif­fer­ence be­tween right and wrong.”

KEEP­ING IT IN THE FAM­ILY

Char­maine will be pub­lish­ing a book called Prince Mqweno and The Chil­dren Of The Light, which will be re­leased by their com­pany called Iziki Me­dia and En­ter­tain­ment.

“My hus­band and I are go­ing to re­lease a rap song very soon and we are also go­ing to star in our own reality show. We can­not dwell too much on the show, but view­ers must ex­pect it very soon.”

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