Model and television presenter Tino Chinyani has left fans in utter disbelief after revealing in a message posted to social media that he and actress Simphiwe ‘Simz’ Ngema are having their first child together.
“For this gift, you have given me, I promise I will always love, care and be there for you and our seed. May our seed grow to be a leader of change, a leader of hope and serve the Lord in all their ways. My legacy continued, my mini-me. Ladies & gentleman say hello to Dzaddy. A FATHER OF NATIONS,” wrote Chinyani in a caption alongside a series of images of Ngema from her maternity shoot.
Simphiwe shared a similar message via her Instagram page, thanking Chinyani “for this beautiful gift and for teaching me how to love again”.
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Indeed there is a God in heaven. He wiped away my tears and gave me joy in abundance. You’ve brought hope and purpose to my life. @tino_chinyani I will forever be grateful to you for this beautiful gift and for teaching me how to love again. I love you both with all my heart.
Only close friends, like Amanda DuPont seemed to know the pair were a couple.
“I cried when you told me. I’ve always kept you in my prayers for a turn in your life-of the joy and love you deserve. Bless your family,” commented DuPont on Ngema’s post.
Other celebs who sent their well-wishes include Minnie Dlamini, Dineo Ranaka, Lerato Kganyago, Somizi and Ntando Duma to name a few.
Fans were left astonished by the news that not only are the pair a couple, but also by the fact that they will soon be a family of three.
I wanted to ask also mara ke tshaba go rogiwa pic.twitter.com/Qa8IszQZXc
— Marcia 10 (@dimphom_rsa) August 12, 2020
Dude am so mad at this guy ???????????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/4muM9Pf7Up
— Thabo Nkosi (@thibotsar) August 12, 2020
So this was just art l thought….. never mind???????? pic.twitter.com/hYj85hAHVZ
— honour (@nngoni_) August 12, 2020
Ngema has not publicly romantically been linked to anyone since the passing of her late husband, actor Dumi Masilela in 2017.