“I can't step into my 40s still living a lie” - Mpumi Ranaka

Mpumi Ranaka
Mpumi Ranaka
Andile Buka

Let me start off by saying that my husband is a beautiful soul, which may be confusing considering that he’s the same guy whom being married to hasn’t been fun. We make a great money-making team, but sadly, the home front hasn’t been anything to write home about.

Sometimes, just because two awesome people are in a relationship, doesn’t guarantee that their union will be an automatic success. Our personalities are too different, and I’ve come to accept that he might make someone else happy in the future because I’m not selfish. I’m a nurturing lover, which is also not a good thing, because I tend to completely forget about myself. But now, I’m ready to speak out because 40 is about to hit me in the face, and I realise I can’t go into that new phase still living a lie.

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Being on a reality TV show (The Ranakas) has taken away my privacy, but I keep reminding myself of the reasons I signed up for the show in the rst place. What I will not allow the show to do, however, is limit what I want to do or say because quite frankly, I don’t care what people think of me. However, having the limelight cast on mine and my children’s lives has heightened my sense of responsibility.

I got married in Abu Dhabi 13 years ago. My husband and I met at work in 2005 and six months later, we tied the knot — do not try this at home [chuckles]. 


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