Handling heartbreak, Bonang style

If you’re looking for an example of how to get over a breakup, Bonang Matheba is your girl.

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Valentine’s Day turns up the heat on relationships, and not all of them can stand it. If your heart’s in pieces, take some comfort from the fact that your breakup isn’t as open to scrutiny as Bonang Matheba’s split from rapper AKA.

Their very public relationship lasted two loved-up years, and they were always a hot topic, whether they were walking the red carpet together, travelling overseas, or being affectionate on social media. But sadly, things just didn’t work and they went their separate ways.

Although breakups are no fun, both AKA and Queen B seem to have moved on with their lives, and on Instagram, it looks like they’re happier than ever.

So, how did the "Queen of Everything" nurse the pain?

1. You need to cry

If you’re wondering how Bonang handled the heartbreak, the former Top Billing presenter reveals all on Season 2 of her reality show, Being Bonang, now on Showmax.

“Let me tell you how I dealt with my breakup: you cry and cry and cry,” she said on the hit show.

2. Heartbreak is about overcoming

When she turned 31 last year, B graced the cover of True Love magazine, where she shared 31 powerful lessons about everything. The multi award-winning personality emphasised the fact that no one is immune to heartbreak.

She told the publication: “You can be a superstar, have all the money in the world and grace the cover of True Love and your heart will be broken. That’s my life lesson.”

She added: “How you react to heartbreak builds your character and will strengthen you. You reach rock bottom and it forces you to get up and pull yourself together.”

3. Never look back

If you’re thinking of giving your ex another chance, you might want to hold that thought. Bonang has shown us that once you leave someone, you should probably never go back!

Speaking to Drum magazine, Bonang was asked what she misses the most about her famous ex. “I miss nothing, or I don’t know, maybe he was funny, I guess – that’s it,” she told the mag. Ouch!

And if you think that's a burn, don't miss the Comedy Central Roast of AKA, coming uncut and uncensored to Showmax on March 12, where he'll feel the heat from the likes of Pearl Thusi, Francois van Coke, Mark Fish and Nina Hastie.

There’s a lot more to be learned from Bonang. If you want to see how she happily lives her life as a single person, stream season 2 of Being Bonang on Showmax this month.


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