Olivia fears the worst as Diederik behaves out of character.
Olivia (Nadia Herbst) is still on cloud nine after she and her boyfriend Diederik (Hennie Jacobs) made the most serious promise of love: marriage. “Olivia has finally found her soulmate,” says Nadia. “Her best friend is now her husband and for the first time, she feels that she has made the right choice.” But Diederik isn’t on the same page and his behaviour changes on Thursday 17 January after he has a secret chat with Doctor Alexa (Carina Nel).
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Beleef deli waitress Esti (Reandi Grey) is visiting her friend Olivia on Wednesday 16 January and the new bride can’t stop blabbing about how wonderful married life is. But that changes the next day on Wednesday 17 January when Olivia sees her husband looking very cosy while chatting to Alexa. Nadia says that her character is overthinking things and overcomplicating the matter. “Her heart has been broken once before and she suddenly feels unsure of every-thing when she sees Diedie and Alexa talking. She can’t stop herself from wondering if her husband is cheating on her.” Olivia goes to Alexa’s office at the Hillside Clinic on Friday 18 January and demands answers about what she’s doing with Diederik. Olivia leaves with-out answers and even more determined to find out what Alexa and Diederik are hiding from her.
There’s drama in Hillside on Monday 21 January when Diederik goes missing. Olivia is distraught and asks Diedie’s cousin Marko (Francois Lensley) to help her find him. “Olivia thinks the worst, that her husband has left her,” explains Nadia. It’s not a long wait because Diederik returns to The Laan on Wednesday 23 January and he doesn’t sugarcoat things. “He tells her upfront that he went away because he needed to think things through,” says Hennie, adding that Diedie asks Olivia to support him during this awkward time. Is heartbreak on the horizon for Olivia again? And how does Alexa fit in?
The newlyweds aren’t seeing eye-to-eye.