CELEB WATCH Zahara madly in love again
Being five years older than her boyfriend is not a stumbling block for the Afro-pop singer
AFTER losing her brother, being called a drunkard and breaking up with her fiancé, Umhlobo Wenene FM's Amaza Ntshanga, it seems like the sun is finally shinning on Zahara, real name, Bulelwa Mkutukana (28). The release of her new album, Mgodi, this month, is not the only good news for the Afro-pop singer as she will be walking down the aisle with her 23-yearold boyfriend, Ian Sibiya. The pair has been dating for a couple of months and have never been secretive about their love.
UNLUCKY IN LOVE
Many were shocked when Zahara and Amaza’s wedding plans came to a screeching halt.
In previous interviews, Zahara said she had “given him back the ring he bought when he proposed and asked him to leave”.
This was after a frank discussion between the two about how things were no longer working because she found herself crying regularly after their numerous fights. She even had to give back the R20 000 he had paid for lobola.
Asked how he feels about his ex moving on, Amaza refused to comment.
“I have no comment on other people’s issues,” he says.
Some fans have expressed shock and disapproval at the couple’s age gap, but Ian seems to be deeply in love with the Loliwe hitmaker. He recently told an online magazine that Zahara is an incredible woman. “She inspires me and I have learnt a lot from her. She has helped me deal with so much in my life and I really appreciate all the support I get from her,” he was quoted as saying. “I feel at peace with her. I see my future with her. I told her family that the next time they see me I will bring cows (to pay lobola )andIam serious about that. We are working towards that and it will be soon.”
AGE GAP NOT AN ISSUE
In previous interviews, Ian said that Zahara is not bothered by their age gap, adding that as long as he can provide for his woman as a man should, then the age difference is not an issue.
Zahara is on record saying that she believes Ian is mature, so she doesn’t mind the age gap.
“I was actually shocked to find out he’s 23. The age difference doesn’t change anything. Ian is very mature and he respects me so much. He speaks to me like I’m a queen. He has his own career and doesn’t depend on me,” she says.
Zahara tells Move! that she is excited about her new relationship and wants to take it to the next level.
“Marriage is every girl’s dream. If Ian is the one who is talking about marriage, then it is good,” she says.
Zahara and her boyfriend, Ian Sibiya are not shy to show off their love