Oh, how we love our celebrity couples!
From the pairings we think are a match made in heaven to ones we’re all baffled by, we always patiently wait for the – often – dramatic break-ups or the extravagant weddings we’re never invited to (we’re talking about you Somhale!).
Whether or not a celebrity couple will stay together forever or if they’re just incompatible is something we’d all secretly love to know, so we looked to the stars to see if our favourite local celebs are truly meant to be.
Finding out if two people are compatible using just their sun signs (which most people know as their main zodiac sign, the aspect of your chart that signifies your ego) is not enough to truly calculate compatibility, astrologer Lisa Stardust wrote in The Oprah Magazine. To calculate this, we’d need a whole astrological chart – that is knowing as their moon sign, which shapes their emotional private self and their rising sign, which shapes the face they show to the world.However, the sun signs can give a brief overlook into which signs are more compatible than others, which is what we’ll be doing.
NB: Astrology is just for fun and is not scientifically supported.
Mmabatho Montsho (Libra) and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Taurus)
Air and earth come together in this unusual pairing but their love for art, culture and intellectualism is what brings them together. According to Astrology.com, both signs are ruled by Venus, the planet that governs love, beauty and money – which both of these celebs have in abundance.
According to Allure, as a Libra, Mmabatho naturally values intellectual stimuli, balance and is great at launching initiatives so it’s not surprising that she won an award for her film The Award Ceremony recently and is one of the most respected actresses in the country.
As a Taurus, Mbuyiseni would value practicality and hard work. Bulls are also fiercely loyal, according to Allure.
This shows in his unwavering loyalty to his political party, the EFF, and his academic accomplishments. Taureans know how to play the long game in both professional and romantic pursuits.
These two signs may experience conflict when the Taurean’s stubbornness makes it hard for them to be flexible. According to Astrology.com, this can be changed by the Libra’s gentle, persuasive charm if done right. The Libra can be indecisive but if the Taurean can meet them halfway on a decision and not try to take over the situation, they shouldn’t experience any issues.
Gail Mabalane (Capricorn) and Kabelo Mabalane (Sagittarius)
Although these two signs can be considered as polar opposites, with Capricorn being an earth sign and Sagittarius a fire sign – seven years of marriage proves that opposites can attract and stay together for the long haul.
According to Astrology.com, early in the relationship, Sagittarius and Capricorn may not be able to see past one another’s flaws. Sagittarius can at times seem unruly, and Capricorn may come across pompous and elitist.
Capricorns tend to be optimistic, are workaholics and tend to be terrific leaders, this shows in the many roles Gail holds – model, actress, businesswoman and singer.
According to Allure, Sagittarians are usually intellectual, spiritual and can light up a room with their infectious personality. Kabelo is all these things. With his love for God and his many business ventures, he is a Sagittarian through and through.
Astrology.com explains that Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter while Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn. Jupiter is about higher learning, philosophy, expansion of knowledge and good luck while Saturn is the ruler of hard work, assiduousness, ambition and responsibility.
What can cause conflict between the two signs are misunderstandings as they’re so different but if Sagittarius can teach Capricorn to be more spontaneous, and Capricorn can teach Sagittarius how to be more rational and calculated, their union can be one that lasts.
Zakes Bantwini (Taurus) and Nandi Madida (Pisces)
Water and earth combinations often make for beautiful companionship so Zakes and Nandi are a match made in the stars.
According to Astrology.com, Taurus can provide the grounded approach Pisces needs to put all those dreams into action, and Pisces can offer the kindness, gentleness and sweet sympathy that Taurus so loves in a lover.
As a Pisces, Nandi is naturally intuitive, empathetic and compassionate. Pisces usually make incredible artists and creatives – which isn’t surprising because Nandi is a singer and TV presenter with a keen eye for fashion.
As a Taurus, Zakes is sensual, ambitious, focused and resilient. This shows in his music, which usually centres around topics of love, enjoyment and relaxation. According to Allure, Taureans know how to play the long game in both professional and romantic pursuits.
Together people in these signs can have a relationship that is fulfilling, with a deep spiritual connection. Their collaboration in music has showed that they work incredibly well together. The only problem these two can encounter is too much of a good thing.
Astrology.com cautions that Taurus could tire of Pisces’ emotional instability, and Pisces may in turn feel that Taurus is insensitive to their needs. The good thing is it’s generally easy for them to find a way to overcome their differences.
Dineo Langa (Cancer) and Solo Langa (Taurus)
When these two signs come together, they can share a bond that runs deep. Water and earth signs are usually a great combination.
These signs are nurturers and enjoy giving to their partner, with Cancer being an emotional nurturer while Taurus spoils their lover with thoughtful gifts, according to Astrology.com.
As a Cancer, Dineo is said to be sensitive, self-protective and loyal. In an interview with DRUM, Dineo admitted she’d been burned by friendships with people in the entertainment industry and now refrains from industry friendships.
“The industry has its dark sides and I have been burned by friends, which is why I don’t make friends within the industry,” she said. “My job doesn’t dictate how I must behave.” This shows her self-protectiveness.
Allure says Cancers usually take on care-giver roles and are very attached to their families. This can be seen in Dineo’s strong relationship with her mother, and now with husband Solo.
As a Taurus, Solo is fiercely loyal. According to Allure, Taureans are dependable partners, soothing their friends and lovers through their trustworthiness and devotion. It’s no wonder he won over Dineo’s heart almost a decade ago.
As a couple, these two love their space, are happy and content. Theirs is often the ideal family that people of other Signs strive for, with strong ties between them and a relationship that is family-oriented rather than toward the outside world, according to Astrology.com.
The only conflict that may come, may come as a result of the Taurean’s stubbornness and need to get their own way. Taurus must understand Cancer’s emotional sensitivity, and Cancer needs rely on open, honest communication instead of on emotional blackmail.
Khanyi Mbau (Libra) and Tebogo Lerole (Gemini)
Two air signs make for fruitful and understanding partnership.
While Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, which governs love, money and beauty, Gemini is ruled by Mercury which governs communication. This combination of love and communication makes for a long-lasting and unbreakable bond.
As a Libra, Khanyi is most likely romantic and social. Libra’s are attracted to the finer things in life and love to surround themselves with stunning objects and create environments that reflect their exquisite tastes. According to Horoscope.com, Libras believe that they’re directing their own lives, and they take a big-picture approach in making that life look and feel the best it can be. They spend a lot of time figuring out what’s missing from that big picture, and they may feel unhappy if they become too focused on one thing.
Playful and curious, Tebogo is a true Gemini. Gemini’s are known for their ability to juggle different careers and hobbies and their innovativeness. According to Allure, these busy air signs have short attention spans and are most satisfied when they can move fluidly from one idea to the next. Together the Libra and the Gemini work as a team. Gemini is enamoured by Libra’s energy and has no trouble keeping up when Libra has a new idea, art project or other pursuit. Gemini’s are very flexible and enjoy Libra’s ever-changing interests. This makes them an almost perfect pairing.
Somizi (Capricorn) and Mohale Tebogo Motaung (Cancer)
The mischievous troublemaker and the gentle caregiver come together.
Because earth and water do well together, Capricorn and Cancer co-exist effortlessly. Cancer is a water sign, and Capricorn is an earth sign. Earth signs normally focus on possessions while water signs focus on emotion and intuition.
According to Astrology.com, in a Capricorn mate Cancer finds dedication, and in return Capricorn comes to love Cancer’s persistence. These two signs from opposite sides of the zodiac can come together to create a very successful and secure connection.
As a Capricorn, Somizi is a natural leader and likely doesn’t find it hard to be successful in anything he puts his mind to. And honestly, who works harder than Somizi? A choreographer, actor, Idols SA judge and businessman, he wears many hats and does well in all of them. However, his hard work ethic sometimes may lead him to treat his friends and partners as assistants, according to Allure.
Cancer’s gentle and helpful spirit can help to relax Capricorn’s workaholic tendencies. Although Cancers may come across as hard to read, they are fiercely loyal to those they give their hearts to.
Somizi and Mohale should have an easier time together if they learn to accept each other’s individual strengths because they each have what the other needs to prosper.
Babes Wodumo (Leo) and Mampintsha (Cancer)
Although this pairing may eventually become a strong one, it will take a rollercoaster ride of emotions to get there.The Leo-Cancer pairing is one of loyalty and dedication – sometimes to the point of possessiveness, according to Astrology.com.
As a Leo, Babes is likely the life of the party and centre of attention. Leos are known for their ambition, determination and bravery. In relationships, they’re fiercely loyal and enjoy cultivating long-lasting, deep connections. According to Allure, Leos are known to lean into drama-filled romances that are perfectly suited for the tabloids, this, however, doesn’t take away from the love and dedication they give to their partners.
Mampintsha’s Cancer sun might make him deeply emotional and in need of security. Cancer is ruled by the moon, the celestial body that represents comfort, self-care and maternal energies. According to Allure, when Cancers invest in someone emotionally, they risk blurring the line between attentive nurturing and controlling behaviour.
The conflict that may come between these two signs, according to Astrology.com, is that under stress, Leo becomes opinionated and stubborn, and Cancer can act as a subtle manipulative force. If they can avoid this, they’re able to produce an envy-worthy partnership that is both harmonious and secure.
Why didn’t they work?
Some couples that we were praying would work in the long run just didn’t, so we’re looking to the stars to see why these combinations didn’t last.
DJ Zinhle (Capricorn) and AKA (Aquarius)
AKA is a free-spirited and eccentric Aquarius while Zinhle is a focused and determined Capricorn. These two may be the opposite of each other but they can build an unbreakable bond when they dedicate themselves.
Conflict arises in this pairing because both signs are known to be opinionated to the point of seeming unwilling to compromise. According to Astrology.com, Capricorn thrives on organisation and is always looking for consequences. Aquarius is modern and finds routine troublesome and boring.
This tumultuous relationship has seen AKA and DJ Zinhle break-up twice already. It’s not that Aquarius is unfaithful, but they’re constantly looking for the next best thing. Allure states that Aquarians are big thinkers but mustn’t forget their immediate surroundings. These water bearers can become so focused on implementing widespread reform that they neglect their family and friends, gaining a reputation for being aloof and distant in relationships.
Capricorns on the other hand are goal-orientated and hardly lose focus of what they want out of their lives. They must be careful, however, to keep a healthy work-life balance and refrain from bringing their work into their private space.
Enhle Maphumlo (Pisces) and Black Coffee (Pisces)
Pisces with Pieces can be a deeply emotional and sensitive bond. Individuals in this sign are idealistic and strive for their relationships to last long against all odds.
According to Astrology.com, two Pisces together can bring about the best and the worst in each other. They are often unable to set limits for themselves or others and can wander off too far in a spiritual direction. Pisces tend to elude any conflicts with a disappearing act, either with unrealistic optimism or by hiding out in a life of fantasy.
Enhle and Black Coffee’s relationship was a private one, up until the very end when everything seemed to come apart. No one on the outside would have known they were going through a difficult time because of how happy they looked and how hard they worked to make their relationship last. Although Pisces get along really well together, they can easily bend to each other’s needs so much that they forget themselves.