Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo celebrate 21 years of marital bliss

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Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo celebrate 21 years of marriage.
Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo celebrate 21 years of marriage.

They are one of Mzansi’s favourite power couples. Their relationship has survived all sorts of negativity and tabloid headlines. This year, showbiz moguls Basetsana (47) and Romeo Kulamo (49) celebrate 21 years since their union. 

Basetsana took to social media to share a loving message to her husband and the father of her children.

Twenty-one years later, I will still choose you, marry you, have your babies, build a life with you and make the most beautiful memories,” she says.

“But then that’s exactly what you have given me and given us.”

She thanks Romeo for his unwavering devotion and love for her and their children. 

“You have made it so easy to love you all these years. Happy Anniversary to us Sthandwa sam’ (my love). May the hand of God always be upon you, protect you, grant you long life, good health, and pure joy! I love you Mntungwa, we love you Pops (as your kids call you).”

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They started dating when she was was 23 years old and got married three years later.

Last year while celebrating their 20th anniversary, Basetsana said from the day they met, she knew he was an incredible man, with a beautiful soul, and a kind heart. 

“I didn’t quite know what a gift you would be to my life journey, what deep and profound joy you would bring me, what lifelong memories we would go on and create. You never for a minute sought to change me, but accepted me with all that I am.”  

She says, Romeo has propelled her to soar to greater heights, believed in her dreams, cheered her on, and even laughed at some of her lame jokes. 

“You held me up when life was unkind. I didn’t know one could be loved so deeply, intentionally, intensely, and ever so beautifully. Thank you for all that you are to me. Thank you for our beautiful children. Thank you for the respect of our family. Thank you for all the times I don’t always say thank you. Thank you for providing for us as the head of our household. Thank you for loving your children so fiercely that nothing compares. Throughout the seasons of our lives, I knew I could depend on you.”

As they get older, Basetsana looks forward to the memories of them still holding hands in sunsets. 

“I’m truly one lucky woman to call you my husband, the father of my children. May the Divine hand of God always be upon you.”

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