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Valentine's Day not for everyone

YESTERDAY was Valentine's Day and many couples including celebrities spent the day with their loved ones. Sowetan spoke to some celebs about how they spent the day of romance with their loved ones.

For businesswoman and style icon Doris Msibi, the first thing she did in the morning was to have a breakfast with her whole family, before going to a secret venue organised by her husband.

"My husband and I take turns in hosting Valentine's Day, and this year it was his turn. In the morning we had breakfast and exchanged gifts with the whole family," she said.

But the former Miss Soweto said she did not know where her husband was going to take her for a Valentine's Day treat last night.

For Miss SA Teen Celeste Khumalo, Valentine's Day was spent with those less privileged. She took part in Reach for a Dream activities at the charity organisation's offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg, yesterday.

Socialite and Metro FM marketing manager Happy Ngidi, said though she was a happy person celebrating a lot of occasions such as birthdays, she did not give a hoot about Valentine's Day.

"In fact I have just posted a question on my Facebook page asking who the heck is this Valentine ... It means nothing to me.

"In fact, if my husband says something to me to do with the day, he would be in huge trouble."

"But then if he says nothing romantic to me tomorrow, he would be in big trouble as every day he must be romantic," Ngidi said, adding that she did wish other people who believe in the day a happy Valentine's Day.

Radio personality and Soweto TV station manager Kgomotso "KG" Moeketsi shares the same sentiment as Ngidi when it comes to Valentine's Day, and so does dance music artist Bucie.

"For me it's business as usual as I treat it like any other day. I do not have a problem with the day though as it is a good thing to love and be loved, and expressing that love, not only one day, but every day," she said.

"Actually to all the events that I will attend I will be wearing black. I do not understand why somebody would love me so much on this one day and not other days.

"Valentine's Day is actually childish and should be left to high school kids to be involved in, and not adults," Bucie said.

Music promoter Peter Tladi and his wife Jane decided to spend Valentine's Day by hosting a number of celebrities, including radio personalities and musicians, taking them to lunch.

Among them are musicians and radio personalities like Wanda Baloyi, Sibongile Khumalo, Gloria Bosman, Nothemba Madumo, Put2ma and Sonti Mndebele.

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