Rachel Kolisi jokes she put Siya in the 'friend zone' for months before dating

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  • Rachel Kolisi jumped on the True or False Instagram trend and answered some of her followers' questions on her Stories.
  • "I was told over and over I should write myself off, I'll never be anything etc. I decided to let those comments fuel me - not break me," she revealed to her followers. 
  • It was not love at first sight for Siya and Rachel, and Rachel admits that she put Siya in the "friend zone" for months before they started dating.

Rachel Kolisi jumped on the True or False Instagram trend and answered some of her followers' questions on her Stories.

From questions about her children to her first impressions of her husband Siya Kolisi, Rachel got candid on Instagram.

BABY NUMBER 3? 

A mother of four, Rachel is mom to Siya's siblings Liyema and Liphelo and Nicholas and Keziah, who the couple share. 

When asked if she wants to have another child, Rachel replied with a no. 

"I watched a David Attenborough documentary recently, and the world is literally trying to survive the human race. Also. It was so hard doing 2x baby stages on my own (Siya travels A LOT). I don't think I have it in me to do it again."

POWER COUPLE

According to Rachel, she never imagined that she and Siya would become such an inspiration to so many people. 

"I was told over and over I should write myself off, I'll never be anything etc. I decided to let those comments fuel me - not break me," she wrote. 

Rachel also revealed that she would be writing a book, which would give readers more insight into her life. 

SHE IS AN INTROVERT

Rachel admits that she is an introvert and "struggles being in rooms filled with people" especially when the attention is on her.

She added that although she can come across as "unapproachable" she is "nice", and asked her followers to say "hi" when they see her. 

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT 

It was not love at first sight for Siya and Rachel, and Rachel admits that she put Siya in the "friend zone" for months before they started dating.

"Got very awkward when he started telling me he liked me," she revealed to her followers. 

SHE DIDN'T GO TO UNI 

Rachel shared with her followers that she "struggled in school" and that her grades were "horrific". As a result, she could not apply for tertiary bursaries. 

"I worked 4 sometimes 5 jobs to get the bills paid," she said. She went on to share a picture of her and her sister at a Stormers match, when Siya started playing for WP, saying she could only afford the R50 tickets. 

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