Phelo Bala and Moshe Ndiki (Twitter / Bona)
Celebrity couple Moshe Ndiki and Phelo Bala are sharing their love for each other on social media as they mark their first year as a couple.
On Monday, Phelo retweeted a gorgeous, intimate portrait of the two loved up men lying and sitting on the floor looking into each other’s eyes and wrote:
“Here’s to our 1st year anniversary of being together (without the on’s and off’s through out the past 6 years). It has been quite a journey. We stuck it through.”
He added: “This is a pretty special day for me cause you’re my first ever 1 year anniversary.”
Warming our collective hearts, Phelo continued: “It could have only been with you! That’s why I’m still with you and I chose you! You’ve always been so patient with me and never given up on us. I love you so much, Mumu! My Bunny! We actually ARE growing older together!”
Moshe then also shared the same photo on his timeline, and wrote: “Happy One Year Anniversary to my biggest teacher. Not sure of a lot of things in life but I know that I’m loved..fully..Without reservations by you. 365 days later (minus ubana) and here we are ..I love you.”
The stunning image of the lovebirds is from a photoshoot for the February #LoveLivesHere issue of Bona magazine that profiles a number of celebrity couples, including another same-sex duo, actresses Mandisa Nduna and Thishiwe Ziqubu.
Moshe and Phelo, one of South Africa’s most visible gay couples, got engaged in September when Phelo proposed to his now-fiance at a surprise sunset picnic overlooking the Johannesburg skyline.
Phelo is a singer and is part of the well known Bala Brothers trio, while Moshe is a TV presenter, actor and social media celebrity.
The duo was last year nominated for a Feather Award in the category of Cutest Couple. Their mothers, Nozuko Bala and Nomalinde Ndiki, also scored a Best Rainbow Parenting Feather Award nomination for their public support for their celebrity sons.
Thanks to Bona for proudly highlighting queer love in the mainstream media. Our congratulations to Moshe and Phelo on their anniversary – may your love grow from strength to strength!