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What you didn’t know about actress Sonia Mbele

Talented South African actress, Sonia Nomthandazo Mbele rose to fame for her role as Ntombi Khumalo in the SABC 1 telenovela- Generations and has starred in a number of other films and soapies including Mr Bones, God is African, Soul City, and Muvhango just to name a few.

Besides her acting career, Sonia Mbele has also established herself as an all-rounded media personality and she is a writer, a producer, a motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur.

While we know so much about Sonia Mbele’s work, the Generations star has kept her life private, and she keeps people guessing about her relationships.

Here is a look at Sonia Mbele’s personal life, take a look at who her husband (ex-husband) is, her current boyfriend, and her children.

Who is Sonia Mbele’s husband?

Sonia Mbele

Sonia Mbele is currently unmarried and although the multi-talented personality recently revealed that she has been in a long-distance relationship with a New York-based man since 2019, the man in her life remains mysterious and unnamed.

And while Sonia Mbele’s current man remains unknown, a few years ago however, Sonia Mbele was a married woman. Her ex-husband is a prominent South African lawyer and businessman called Leslie Sedibe.

The former couple got married in 2006 after dating for a few years. Their wedding was a grand affair that was attended by hundreds of guests and for the next few years the two seemed like a happy perfect couple but apparently there was more than met the eye.

In 2014, Sonia Mbele and Lesile Sedibe called quits on their marriage and got divorced in what Sonia Mbele later described as a very difficult time in her life.

“I suffered from panic attacks and anxiety breakdowns. I stressed about how to transition from the life I lived to a new one, where I was now alone. I was scared,” she revealed during an interview.

Sonia Mbele’s children

Sonia Mbele’s children

Although Sonia Mbele’s marriage to Leslie Sedibe was not successful, the two were blessed with four beautiful children, Donelle, Khomo, Mosa, and Gomolemo Sedibe.

In addition to being a mother, Sonia Mbele is also a grandmother through her first son- Donelle who announced that he and his girlfriend were expecting their first child in May 2022.

What did Sonia Mbele’s son do?

In November 2022, Sonia Mbele’s eldest son- Donell trended after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and baby mama- Reokeditswe Makete. The story came to light after the girlfriend took to Instagram to share photos of her badly bruised face

Following the heavily publicized abuse allegations against her son, Sonia Mbele issued a statement condemning the actions of her son and promising that Donell would be held accountable for his actions.

Sonia Mbele


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Cyan Boujee

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