Summer of love in Egoliwood

2011-11-05 18:46

He’s attending everything from beer launches to fashion shows. He’s posing for pictures. And they are ALWAYS together.

South African Music Awards head and Idols sourpuss judge Randall Abrahams is acting out of character – and it’s said to be all thanks to effervescent personality Anele Mdoda.

Since September, the two have been snapped at high-profile parties including SA Fashion Week, the Stella Artois beer launch, the GQ Best Dressed Man Awards, M-Net’s birthday party and in Cape Town for autograph-hunter Clayton Morar’s party.

The celebrity rumour mill in Jozi and online social networks have been in overdrive about the couple.

Comments on blogs and websites have many questioning the status of their relationship.

One Maddie wrote: “Are Anele and Randall going out? They are always together.”

Zama Ngcobo wrote: “These two are really close, almost every picture Anele is in, there is Randall.”

One City Press reader sent a letter saying: “I saw them at KOI in Rosebank, looking cozy. Ah man, he is besotted with her though. Who knew Randall could smile?”

When City Press asked Mdoda, she refused to comment on her love life. “My life is not for discussion. If it’s related to radio or TV, or even my charity work, we can roll but this is not an area I talk about,” she responded.

But these two are not the only couple with a supposed budding romance. Word about town is that kwaito star Kabelo Mabalane and The Wild actress Gail Nkoane are also an item. They were first spotted getting cosy at a Samsung event in July, but have since kept a low profile.

Nkoane did not respond to questions. Mabalane’s manager, Sbongile Khuzwayo, said: “Kabelo gives so much of himself both on a professional and philanthropic level, and he would appreciate it if this part of his private life could be kept private.”

Another budding romance in the air is that of socialite Khanyi Mbau and penny whistler Tebogo Lerole of Kwela Tebza. According to a source close to the couple, the pair have been together on and off for two years.

“They are dating. Lately they’ve been at it for eight months straight now,” said the source.

Speaking to City Press, Lerole at first asked to call Mbau before commenting. He came back to say: “We are just good friends. We just love each other and look out for each other.”

While the stars may be coy, it looks like it’s going to be a summer of love in celebville.

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