WATCH | Actors Hungani & Stephanie inspire us with their talk about marriage and life

04 March 2021 - 13:16
By chrizelda kekana AND Chrizelda Kekana
Hungani Ndlovu and Stephanie Sandows tied the knot over a year ago in a beautiful intimate ceremony.
Image: Instagram/Miss Sandows via Tiyani King Baloyi Hungani Ndlovu and Stephanie Sandows tied the knot over a year ago in a beautiful intimate ceremony.

Actors Hungani Ndlovu and his wife Stephanie are an inspiration to many young couples in their first years of marriage and use their platforms to motivate their fans.

In their latest vlog, which is part of their YouTube show The Ndlovus Uncut, the couple tackled the topic of perseverance. They encouraged their followers to always persevere and used some real life, personal examples to drive their points home, like their fitness lives, their vlog and their marriage.

“When H and I started a YouTube channel about a year ago we definitely faced quite a bit of challenges and obstacles that we needed to persevere through.” 

The couple spoke about how the “expectation” to meet the “high” bar they had set in terms of the content they created and shared with the fans started to get to them.

The pair admitted the whole vlogging exercise became a tiring chore for them and they nearly gave up. Hungani and Steph added that it became especially difficult for them to keep up when they had a lot going on in terms of their marriage and individual lives.

“It became harder because there was always this expectation to sort of create this mind-blowing content because we started on a high. It was exhausting and there was a lot of times when we both felt like we wanted to give up. It wasn’t just about creating this amazing content but also, a lot was happening in terms of ourselves and our marriage. But we needed to persevere.”

Watch the full motivation video below:

Hungani and Steph have taken their fans with on their journey into marriage as they set up their vlog just after they got hitched.

The pair recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary.

Last year Stephanie took to her Instagram to give fans a glimpse into what life has been like since tying the knot, calling it both challenging and rewarding.

The actress said marriage is a “culmination of extreme highs and painful lows” but said she couldn’t imagine a better partner than Hungani.

“The process of learning and then unlearning, letting go, forgiving, eating humble pie (often). The power of kindness & respect, the random kiss on the forehead or hug for no apparent reason. The power of being present not just in body but in mind too, the power of switching off the outside world and focusing on each other, even if only for a split second,” said Stephanie.

“The joy of letting go, being silly and wearing your heart on your shoulders at the risk of it being broken and then after all that — still choosing each other — every day, no matter what.”