The lavish and loud gifts of celebs

2012-08-04 17:16

Overseas trips, expensive cars, jewellery and copious amounts of flowers are some of the gifts local celebrity couples exchange.

While they are nowhere near giving gifts like the white Lamborghini Kim Kardashian bestowed on Kanye West, her boyfriend of three months at the time, our own entertainers are not tightfisted when it comes to splurging on their loves.

Last weekend, former YOTV presenter Hulisani Ravele surprised her boyfriend, actor and rapper Sipho “Psyfo” Ngwenya, with tickets to London to watch his favourite soccer team, Chelsea, play against Manchester United in the English Premier League in October.

Ravele’s 30th birthday present to her man reduced him to tears, a reaction she didn’t expect. “I thought he knew about the gift even though I have been hiding it for two months,” she said.

Ravele also added a personalised Chelsea soccer jersey.

“Chelsea is all he talks about when he talks soccer and I knew I had to get him something to do with that.”

Actor Shona Ferguson gives his wife, Connie, a new ring every year on their wedding anniversary, while soccer ace Itumeleng Khune aimed high last year when he presented girlfriend Minenhle Dlamini with a BMW M3 for her 21st.

“Khune bought her the car, but he now drives it because Minnie has since become an ambassador for Jeep,” said a friend.

In turn, Dlamini spoilt her man with a few expensive watches because he is “an avid watch collector”.

Make The Circle Bigger rapper JR Bogopa took his girlfriend to Mauritius last year, and 5FM radio personality Thomas Msengana pulled a Tom Cruise by proposing to his wife, Idols judge Unathi, in Paris.

According to a source close to the couple: “They enjoy travelling. They visited Egypt a while back and go to lots of local destinations.”

Before their public bust-up, 5FM’s DJ Euphonik once filled a dressing room with flowers for his then lover, Bonang Matheba.

“The room was so full of flowers, we couldn’t even walk in,” said a colleague.

Their gifts might not be as exorbitant as JLo buying her beau Casper Smart a customised white Dodge Ram truck for his 25th birthday, but local celebs have proved they go all out for their partners.


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