BABY CELE SWEPT OFF HER FEET

Luzuko Pongoma

Luzuko Pongoma

Bosomy Baby Cele is off the singles market.

The award-winning former Backstage star and sangoma says she is in love and cannot wait for the end of the month to wed her partner of more than three years, Mandla Mabuza.

The multi-talented actor told Sowetan yesterday that her wedding preparations were keeping her very busy.

"I have to leave for Durban today or early tomorrow. I had forgotten the hard work involved in organising a traditional wedding," she said.

Cele said the traditional wedding would be held at her home at Umlazi in Durban on February 28.

"I cannot wait to be Mrs Mabuza. It is the first time I have loved and been loved like this. I am so happy. I sometimes pinch myself to make sure this is real," she said.

Cele met Mabuza in Mpumalanga, where he works for the arts and culture department, in 2005.

She said her future husband was supportive of her career and has also helped her grow as a person.

"He showed me that acting alone was not enough. He allows me to be independent," she added.

Cele said she always thought she was destined to spend her entire life with her daughter, but since Mabuza came into her life, she was now ready to expand her family.

She left the country's hot-blooded men gasping for air with her sizzling performance in the movie Jump the Gun.

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