Somizi bares it all on the first episode of #LTDWSOMIZI

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Somizi Mhlongo opens up about his failed marriage with Mohale Motaung on the first episode of his reality show Living The Dream With Somizi.
Somizi Mhlongo opens up about his failed marriage with Mohale Motaung on the first episode of his reality show Living The Dream With Somizi.

Only close friends and family, cosily clad in pyjamas, were allowed to attend the fifth season premiere of his reality show, Living the Dream with Somizi, on 3 May.

Now Showmax has released the first episode of what seems to be a personal reality show where Somizi bares it all.

In the new season, former friend and one of the leading cast members on season 4, TT Mbha is no longer included and Somizi’s daughter Bahumi, Palesa Modisakwane and his close friend Vusi Nova take centre stage in telling his story.

What to expect

In the opening of the show, he speaks about his beautiful, star-studded wedding and soon after the devastation of losing his dear mother Mary Twala.

The show opens with a sound bite from the controversial Podcast and Chill Youtube show where the hosts discuss Somizi’s relationship with Mohale.

Mohale is heard confessing to having once cheated on Somizi at the beginning of their relationship.

Somizi admits to listening to Mohale’s voice recording that went viral in 2021 and where he accused him of abuse and cheating the first time while recording the show.

“I’ve never had the time and energy to listen to the recording and this is the first time I’m listening to it,” he tells close friend, Vusi Nova.

“I thought the day I listen to it, I’d be upset but I’m not upset because of the kind of person I’m dealing with.”

Somizi says he is shocked by most of the accusations made by Mohale. 

“I am shocked at about 95 percent of the stuff I’m hearing, but I’m not shocked that it comes from this person.” 

When asked by Vusi why he thought Mohale would accuse him of such, he said for money.

“He was probably promised money for a special of some sort. So, they wanted to check content, because he wouldn’t have content without me, not realizing what it would do to my reputation and my work,” Somizi says.

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At the beginning of his relationship with Mohale, Somizi says there were red flags that he ignored.

“I could be launching or doing an endorsement and there will be drama unnecessarily,” he says.

“We could be at the Durban July, a beautiful event and at the after-party, there would be drama and he leaves. My friends would notice that this person didn’t sleep at home. We could be together at Zimbali home and the person didn’t sleep at home because he was upset. Looking back, it’s been part of a tactic.”

Opening up about their sex life, Somizi admits that it was non-existent.

“There is a part that he says I suggested threesomes. My suggestion of having, not an open relationship but a versatile relationship was for the benefit of our marriage,” he says.

“Here I was dealing with someone who had issues with sex. I tried to find so many ways of making it work but the sex life was dead. But I still stayed and said let’s find other ways. Either, we go for sex therapy, and he did not want to go because he was in denial about sex being good. He makes it look like I was forcing it on him,” Somizi adds.

He was shocked after being accused of demanding unorthodox sexual activities such as fisting (inserting an entire hand into the vagina or rectum) which he says he knew nothing about.

“Huh! Where did we get there? That whole thing bored me,” he says.

“The assault allegations are something that the court should deal with. I don’t take them lightly. They are the reason I lost almost everything. I will deal with that legally,” he says.

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Vusi admitted he was never fond of Mohale and his relationship with Somizi but tolerated it, saying, “I did not like Mohale. I only tolerated him because Somizi liked him so much, but he never got that love back.” 

Somizi lost himself once he started dating Mohale, added Vusi. “You kind of lost yourself in the relationship. Somewhere halfway after meeting this boy you changed. Now you are back to yourself.”

Vusi encouraged Somizi to move on and start over. “I don’t want you to hate Mohale, you spent most of your time loving this boy because that is who you are. I don’t know a hateful Somizi, just let it go.”

In the show, Somizi consults with a legal expert and unpacks how he and Mohale never signed legal marriage papers.

"I knew that the marriage would be a challenge. When we heard that the pastor did not come with papers for us to sign, I was glad. I did not sign anything. We were supposed to sign the following week and in the relationship I was the initiator and had he initiated (the signing) I would be sceptical, so I also kept quiet about it," Somizi says.

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