From friendship to forever: Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones' love story

From friendship to forever: Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones’ love story

Many say that in order for your love to be strong, it should be founded on friendship first. For South African on-air personality, actress and model Minnie Dlamini and her husband, former football player Quinton Jones, this is most definitely the case. We take a look at their love story.

The pair met in 2010 when they both worked at Urban Brew Studios. While Jones was much more senior than Dlamini, who was just an assistant runner at the time, they still worked in close proximity and became very close friends.

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In an interview with Jacaranda FM, Dlamini said: “We both worked at Urban Brew studios. He was obviously much more senior than I was, I was just like an assistant runner. He basically became my best friend. He was one of those friends where I’d be like in the club, and I’d be partying, and he would be like, β€˜I think we should go home now,’ and I would be like, β€˜why?’ and I would say, β€˜okay, dad.’ Our friendship grew and grew.”

She then explained that they were never single at the same time. Eventually, when they were both single, things started to fall into place.

“We were both single, and he was like, ‘why don’t we give it a shot?’ I was like, ‘no that’s weird’. ‘He was like no one knows you like me, and no one knows me like you,” she explained.

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They began dating, but didn’t make things official until a year later.

“So for a year we were together but weren’t official. Then he took me on holiday and asked me to be his girlfriend. And I was like, I really like you,” she said.

On July 8, 2017, the pair tied the knot in a stunning traditional wedding at Glenn Hills in Northern Durban, KwaZulu Natal.

South African stars such as Basetsana Kumalo, Jessica Nkosi, Anele Mdoda, Zakes Bantwini, Nandi Madida, Criselda Dudumashe, Jimmy Tau and Unathi Msengana were all in attendance.

According to multiple reports, the couple asked that guests refrain from taking pictures, and had everyone wear wristbands in order to limit the public knowledge of the inside of their wedding. Despite this, many images were shared to social media.

On September 16, 2017 the pair celebrated their nuptials again with a white wedding at the Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West.

Dlamini produced a TV wedding special for DStv which showcased her wedding. Called “Minnie Dlamini: Becoming Mrs. Jones”,Β the three-part special takes viewers through the planning for both ceremonies, Dlamini’s bachelorette party and the weddings themselves. It first aired on VUZU AMP on October 13, 2017.

The loved-up couple celebrated the three year anniversary of their traditional wedding this year, and Dlamini was spoiled rotten by her husband as her birthday falls close to the anniversary too.

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