Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones call it quits after 5 years of marriage

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Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones
Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones
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While many are still swooning over the romantic gestures that came with Valentine's Day, media personality Minnie Dlamini has announced that she and her husband, Quinton Jones, are headed for a divorce.

In a statement shared on her Instagram page on Tuesday afternoon, the Home Ground presenter revealed that they have officially filed for divorce.

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"In the last 2 years our family has experienced incredible joy and devastating loss. During this time, we found comfort in knowing we had each other," the statement reads.

"Despite our better efforts to absorb the changes in motion, the emotional burden and the post-traumatic distress of our individual loss outweighed our will," it continues before the pair explain that they had gone for counselling had consulted with their families before agreeing on a divorce.

They conclude the statement by saying their divorce is amicable and that they plan to co-parent.

"Despite the end of our marriage and romantic relationship, we remain friends, business partners and loving parents to our beautiful son. This was a difficult decision to come to and even more heart-breaking to have to announce," it reads.

The statement ends with a plea for privacy.

The couple who tied the knot in a fairytale wedding, which was broadcast in a 3-part-series in 2017, would have been married for five years this year. They have a son together, which Minnie gave birth to in 2020.

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Minnie, who was popularly known as Mrs Jones following their wedding, has now removed the Jones surname from all her social media pages and has reverted to her surname of Dlamini.

The Jones' are not the first couple to reveal their split this year. In the first week of February, Thabiso Sikwane and DJ Fresh revealed that they were also ending their 20-year-long marriage.

Read the full statement below.

Instagram Minnie Dlamini divorce statement

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