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Things you need to know about Pearl Thusi’s baby daddy

The beautiful Pearl Thusi is one of the most talented actresses from South Africa whose talent has earned her award nominations and a place in Hollywood.

Besides balancing demanding careers in the limelight as an actress, a model, and a businesswoman, Pearl Thusi is also a mother to two beautiful daughters- one biological and the other one adopted.

In this article, we will discuss everything there is to know about Pearl Thusi’s baby daddy who sired her first daughter Thandolwethu Mokoena, aka Thando Mokoena.

Who is Pearl Thusi’s baby daddy?

Walter Mokoena

Pearl Thusi’s ex and baby daddy is media personality Walter Mokoena. Walter Mokoena is a well-known sports news anchor.

The 43-year-old public figure is also a businessman and the founder and chairman of Joburg Post Company and MySportsBook App.

Between 2019 to 2021, Pearl Thusi’s baby daddy served as Advisor to the government of the Republic of South Africa’s Ministry of Sports, Arts, and Culture.

Pearl Thusi and Walter Mokoena’s relationship

Walter Mokoena and Pearl Thusi

In the late 2000s, Pearl Thusi and Walter Mokoena were in a relationship that resulted in the birth of their daughter- Thando Mokoena.

Despite a section of the public believing that the two were married, in actual sense, they were never married and their relationship was not that great.

Speaking to Anele Mdoda in 2016, the glamorous actress revealed that her relationship with the sports personality had been an on and off the affair. She further revealed that she got pregnant when she was a first-year student and she decided to defer her studies to care for her child. It was during her pregnancy that the two decided to part ways for good.

Even though things did not work out between them, Pearl Thusi and Walter Mokoena remain to be good friends and great co-parents to their daughter.

Who is Walter Mokoena’s wife?

After around three years of dating, Walter Mokoena walked down the aisle and exchanged vows with his sweetheart in 2016. Their wedding was graced by some of the most prominent people in South Africa including Jacob Zuma.

Walter Mokoena’s wife is called Nosizwe Vuso. Together with her twin sister, Nosizwe was raised by the family of Jacob Zuma.

Besides his child with Pearl Thusi, Walter Mokoena has a second daughter with his wife named Ruth.

Pearl Thusi’s daughters

pearl thusi and her daughter

Besides single-handedly raising her oldest and biological daughter Thando, Pearl took a bold step and decided to adopt another little girl called Okuhle Thusi in 2019.

At the time of her adoption, Okuhle Thusi who is originally from Ghana was six-years-old. Her older sister Thando Mokoena who appears ecstatic to have a little sister is currently 14 years old.

Pearl and her daughters make a beautiful family but it appears that there might be an addition on the way as according to reports published in 2021 by Sunday Live, Pearl was in the process of obtaining guardianship of a relative’s child who was recovering from addiction.

Who is Pearl Thusi currently dating?

Pearl Thusi

According to sources, Pearl Thusi is currently in a serious relationship with an Australian entrepreneur identified as Shaun Keith Alfred Bonétt.

In 2021, it was reported that the two were set to get married but that is yet to happen. However, when it does you will be the first to know.


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