Kelly Khumalo on why she didn't marry Chad da Don: 'He was highly insecure'

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Kelly Khumalo opens about about her relationship with Chad da Don and why they never got married.
Kelly Khumalo opens about about her relationship with Chad da Don and why they never got married.
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Singer Kelly Khumalo says marrying her ex-fiancé Chad Da Don would have been the worst mistake of her life.

She said this in a recent interview with MacG on Podcast with MacG.

When asked about her relationship by the host, Kelly admitted she’s glad it didn’t happen.

“That would have been the worst decision of my life. Father, thank you for saving me. A wise woman always changes her mind,” Kelly says.

“The work that I have done and continue to do on myself doesn’t deserve that kind of a partner.”

The Asine hit maker says had she married her ex-lover, she would have been stuck with an immature man.

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“I would have stuck with a man who was highly insecure and who needed a lot of growing up to do. Who needed a lot of healing to do, needed a lot of self-love to do. And that was slowly somehow being transferred to me, when I have done so much to be the woman that I am,” she says.

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Kelly explains that what pushed her to the edge and made her end her relationship was when Chad started being insecure about her friends and fans and would ask why they wanted to hug and take pictures with her.

“He was insecure about friends  I have a lot of gay friends  and insecure about my fans. My fans are my life. I am where I am because they support my music, they support my brand, they support my performances.

“I had to downplay who I am, how gifted I am, the power I possess as an individual, to just fit into that world of just wanting to have a family.

“I am not that desperate,” she adds.

Since the end of their relationship, Chad has moved on with new girlfriend Carlla Poggenpoel who even tattooed his name on her neck.

Speaking to Channel24, Chad’s management confirmed his new relationship and said it does not affect his relationship with Kelly.

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Although Kelly was speaking about her new reality show and former lover, she also recently broke her silence over the latest development in the murder case of her late boyfriend, Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

This past weekend, former Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) treasurer-general Magdalene Moonsamy released a statement confirming that her law firm has been appointed Kelly’s legal representative on the matter.

“Our client notes the recent developments of which at this sad time allowed her the opportunity to remain private in the best interest of herself and children, especially that of the daughter she has with Mr Meyiwa,” Moonsamy wrote.

“We wish to place it on record that our client is not implicated nor charged in this matter and is therefore not a suspect.”

Moonsamy also responded to the confidential National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) document that was leaked suggesting that Khumalo was a person of interest because of alleged cellphone records with one of the five suspects that was arrested recently.

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“We note that the so called ‘leaked document’ has been leaked with malicious intentions and urge that neither individual nor other parties interrupt in the process of the investigation being undertaken by the police,” the statement reads.

“We further note that our client has been subject to years of harassment and innuendos regarding this matter and has remained resilient and committed to her contribution to the discourse of contributing to the development and excellence in the South African music industry as a national asset.

“Our client appreciates the South African public, including the continent and the world, for their continued support and strength provided to her and her children at this trying rime. The immensity of your strength and love is invaluable.”

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