Dating as a celebrity has never been easy! With everyone watching your every move, waiting for you to slip, it’s difficult to find true authentic love that can just allow you to be yourself. We’ve seen countless relationships destroyed soon after publicizing them. However, there are some celebrity couples that have stood the test of time and possibly even grown stronger over the years. We rounded up 5 of our favourite African celebrity couples that are our ultimate relationship goals!
Chiki and Bien
Chiki Kuruka (Kenyan-Nigerian fitness instructor) and Bien from Sauti Sol have been serving relationship goals for a really long time now. The couple got married in secret last year in a very non-traditional manner by going to the AG to tie the knot and thereafter having a private function with their close friends. They also got wedding band tattoos instead of rings. The couple has been together for over 3 years and despite being highly sought after public figures, they have always managed to keep the details of their relationship a secret. We think that this is really important in harbouring a good relationship with your partner. Bien also refused to publish their wedding images on social media, saying that it was a really intimate and special day which he didn’t want public opinion on. They also recently revealed that they are in an open marriage.
Miss Tiramisu and Shiv Simani
Shiv and Shikkie are the most beautiful and fit Kenyan couple on the social media streets. Shiv was the first of the two to rise to fame through his fitness business and YouTube Channel with Frankie Just Gym it. Miss Tiramisu aka Shikkie later gained a lot of popularity from her relatable YouTube channel with her girlfriends, Over 25. The two are now a power couple serving fitness and fashion goals online. They have 2 kids and are engaged to marry soon. We can’t get over just how much the two seem so in love in their videos. They’ve been together since their university days and continue to show us that true love does really exist in this Nairobi.
Simi and Adekunle Gold
Apart from being some of Nigeria’s musical geniuses these two artists have made their fans believe in love. The two musicians have been together for over 7 years. They tied the knot in January 2019 and had been dating for 5 years prior to that. The 2 artists have worked on very many hit songs together that always tell us a beautiful love story about their lives. They have a daughter whom they dedicated a “Happy Birthday” song to on her first birthday. This song is now a HIT song during many African birthday celebrations. Simi, who is also a sound engineer worked on her husband’s debut studio album Gold. We love these two so much and are constantly playing their love songs on repeat!
Mr and Mrs Matovu
Nadia Kabahita Matovu, daughter to Ugandan billionaire and tycoon Charles Mbiire is a socialite loved and admired by most. Nadia lives a very luxurious lifestyle in Kampala and is married to Yassah Matovu. They have one daughter and one son on the way. These two have faced a lot of speculation and judgement online as many say that Nadia wears the pants in the relationship due to her immense money. Nadia has always defended her husband, revealing that Yassah is also from a wealthy background that matches her lifestyle. She also continuously shares how loyal and loving her hubby is especially in her new YouTube series “This Is Me”. The two have a son on the way and recently celebrated a huge and very over the top Gender Reveal party.
Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones
Minnie Dlamini and Quinton Jones
This South African power couple recently celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary. Actress Minnie Dlamini took to Instagram to wish her husband a happy anniversary, sharing that marriage is not easy. The two have known each other for over 10 years since their days working at Urban Brew Studios. They worked together closely on multiple projects, became really good friends and later lovers. They also recently got their first child, a beautiful baby boy.
These celebrity couples that have managed to stand the test of time and public scrutiny really give us hope for genuine love! We can’t wait to see what more they have in store for us.