'Friends actually exhaust me' - Sisters reunite and friendship breakups in Life With Kelly Khumalo S3

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Kelly Khumalo  on Life With Kelly Khumalo.
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It is no secret that singer and reality TV star Kelly Khumalo is not afraid to bare all and share her real emotions on her hit reality show, Life With Kelly Khumalo. In the third season, it was no different.

From revealing how she feels about not knowing where her late boyfriend Senzo Meyiwa's grave is to her disastrous vacation with her friend Wanda Baloyi – we've seen Kelly go through a rollercoaster of emotions.

However, we did not anticipate the drama that came with the show's season finale.

The explosive episode finale of Life With Kelly Khumalo sees the singer ending her friendship with Wanda Baloyi, reconciling with her estranged sister Zandile Khumalo and meeting her nephew for the first time. 

A friendship breakup

When Season 3 began, Kelly says she never thought she'd lose another friend, especially after her fallout last season with her previous bestie, Brenda Mtambo. 

In one of the final episodes of Season 3, Kelly and Wanda Baloyi engaged in an emotionally charged conversation that marked the end of their friendship. Although it seemed the two had forgiven each other at the end of the episode, the beginning of episode 13 makes it clear that the two still have unresolved issues.

In just a few minutes, we see Kelly express to her mother how angry she feels about her last conversation with Wanda. 

“I'm very mad at Wanda, and I don't want to see her at this point," Kelly says. "Friends actually exhaust me. They are a lot of work, especially when everything is about them," she adds.

We are then shown the most anticipated moment of this season: the union between the Khumalo sisters, which took place during a family therapy session.

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The Khumalo sisters reunite

Three years ago, Kelly and Zandie had a public fallout, which led to Zandie publicly declaring her ‘divorce’ from her sister via social media.  

Zandie released a statement on her Instagram page: "If I was divorcing my husband maybe it would have been a little bit easier and lighter but I am separating from a person I have known for all my life and have shared laughs, pain, excitement and disappointment with all my life, my sister."

Zandie’s divorce statement marked the beginning of their three-year separation. In the Season 3 finale, Kelly let Zandie know how the separation affected her.  “When that separation occurred, I was broken to my core. And I want my sister to know that as strong as I am, nothing can ever break me, but that did,” said Kelly.

The final episode also sees Kelly meeting Zandie’s child for the first time, a union Kelly has been anticipating ever since she heard of Zandie’s pregnancy. 

In episode 2 of Season 3, Kelly made it clear that hearing about Zandie’s pregnancy through the grapevine and having not yet met her nephew did not sit well with her.

“I feel like I’ve lost so much time where my godson is concerned. I haven’t met my godson, but damn, I love that little boy. I’ve gone through so many things where I’m like, ‘How is my godson born without me?’ He doesn’t even know me. That’s how deep the scar is,” said Kelly.

The season finale marks the beginning of Zandie and Kelly’s healing journey as the sisters attempt to navigate themselves back into each other's lives.

Watch the season finale trailer here:

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