Pearl Thusi is a South African soap actress, model, controversial radio and television personality. She is a social media sensation with over 2.4 million followers, which is growing by the day.
As an actress, she has played the role of Patricia Kopong in The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Dayana Mampasi in the thriller Quantico, Tala a warrior princess in The Scorpion King: Book of Souls and Samkelo in the romantic drama film Catching Feelings. She also starred in the SABC 3 soap opera Isidingo and films like Tremors 5: Bloodline and Zone 14.
As for her career as a TV personality, she has hosted Live AMP, Metro FM, Moments South Africa, and Lip Sync Battle Africa.
Pearl remained in spotlight throughout her career for many reasons so, most of her personal life got disclosed. However, some pieces of information still remain unknown to the public, like the information about her net worth.
Pearl Thusi Engaged, Married?
The actress’ relationship took a very controversial turn in her life, and it all started when she split with her fiance Robert Marawa, a sports personality.
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Pearl and Robert were once engaged to be married, but Robert revealed with a tweet on 7 August 2017 that their relationship had officially ended. And in an interview with Sowetan Magazine, Pearl opened up saying, “Sometimes things don’t work, and they are allowed (not) to.”
After the split, Pearl was single for about a year. Then, she got caught in another rumor of dating Kerri Hilson’s ex-boyfriend, NBA basketball player Serge Ibaka.
According to reports, the couple first met at the NBA Africa Games in August in 2017 that was hosted in Johannesburg.
Pearl Thusi is rumored to be dating NBA basketball player Serge Ibaka (Photo: channel24.co.za)
The rumor started to surface when the pair shared a similar picture from a trip to Barcelona in July 2018. In fact, a tipster told sportsgossip.com that the actress was spotted at Serge’s home on Instagram stories and had attended many of his basketball games.
Also, a fan claims to have spotted them together in South Beach, Miami on Christmas Day. The fan tweeted, “It was awesome to bump into @PearlThusi and her boyfriend @sergeibaka on Christmas Day in South Beach! I am a big fan of Quantico.
But as of now, both have yet to address any rumors about dating.
Pearl Thusi's Daughter, Family
Pearl is also a mother to her daughter Thando. She got pregnant with her daughter on her first year in varsity. Her daughter’s father is Walter Mokoena, a sports personality. Pearl admits that Walter is a good father to their daughter and she can manage her demanding career life and her life as a mother thanks to her baby daddy.
Although Pearl and Walter didn't have a good relationship as a couple, her baby daddy has started a new life with his wife, Nosizwe Zuma. And Pearl seems to be in good terms with her baby daddy's wife.
But it seems like Thando is not her only daughter. Pearl posts some pictures with a young girl who could be easily mistaken as her daughter, Thando. But that doesn't seem to be the case. The post was made in November 2018 when Pearl was in Ghana.
Pearl Thusi with her daughter Thando and her rumored adopted daughter (Photo: Pearl Thusi's Instagram)
On 10 March 2019, Pearl posted a picture of her rumored daughter and captioned it as being called mummy by her.
Making the fans more curious about who the little girl is, Pearl has yet to confirm if she adopted a cute little daughter into her family.
Age, Height & Weight
Pearl Thusi, age 31, was born on 13 May 1988 in South Africa. With a birth name Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi, she falls under multiracial ethnicity and South African nationality. Pearl stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.69 meters) with a weight of 54 kgs (119 lbs).
Talking about her family, her father’s name is Bhekizizwe Thusi, and she has two sisters, Prunella Thusi and Pamela Thusi. The only information known about her mother is that she passed away soon after Pearl got into the field of modeling.