A love like yours: Looking back Romeo and Basetsana Khumalo's 18th anniversary

Looking back Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo’s 18th anniversary

Entrepreneur, media personality, and telecommunications expert Romeo Kumalo and former Miss South Africa and businesswoman, Basetsana Kumalo are one of South Africa’s iconic couples. The two have been together for 21 years but married for 19 years.

The former Miss South Africa met her Vodacom executive and former broadcaster husband Romeo whe she was crowned Miss Soweto in 1990. They began dating in 1997 and tied the knot in 2000.

The notoriously private pair are a powerhouse together, and rarely share details into their life.

18th Anniversary

On their 18th anniversary, their children asked them how come there were no wedding pictures, so the duo decided to relive the moment and have a second wedding for their 18th anniversary.

They had an intimate celebration that only family and friends attended.

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18 years ago I walked down the isle with my father in hand to marry the love of my life, my heart person, my inspiration, one who brings me immense joy and pleasure. You looked me deep in my eyes and promised to love me and protect me, and you have lived up to those vows and so much more. You believe in me, you want the best for me, you push me when I doubt myself, you celebrate my achievements like they are your own. You look at me as only YOU can, you laugh at my lame jokes, you go to war for me ….I have never known this kind of love. Thank you for choosing me. I would choose you over many lifetimes. I love doing this thing called life with you. It’s a great and beautiful adventure, never a dull moment. You are an extraordinary dad to our kids. Wow I marvel at you and how you parent. You are no walk in the park with them but you are so present and engaged. You still make me laugh uncontrollably. 21 years of being together and 18 years of being married has been my greatest joy. Thank you for all that you have taught me. I feel like we grew up together and raised each other, since we were so young when we got married and what we just wanted to do was to be together no matter what. We wanted to have a family, travel, run businesses, have fun and just be, so many dreams we had in our younger days and so blessed that most by Grace we have been granted. You have given me that and so much more. Ngiyabonga Mbulaz’omnyama, Mashobane, Mntungwa. Uthando lwakho lungenze umuntu emphakathini. Mina nawe sofa’slahlane. I wish you long life, I wish you eternal joy, I wish you peace, I wish you health and I wish you all that you wish for yourself. Thank you for making me the happiest and content woman. I love you.

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Basetsana and Romeo included their children this time around. This was initially their idea so it was fitting for them to cut the cake.

Basetsana’s friend Dr Mpho Ndou helped the Kumalos create “the most exquisite” setting for their special day.

The view from the venue was spectacular, fitting for a couple like Basetsana and Romeo

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