Sonia Mbele reveals her ex-husband’s involvement in her work

Sonia Mbele reveals her ex-husband’s involvement in her work

Actress Sonia Mbele

Phat Joe’s Cheeky Palate tackles many of societal stigmas and pokes into conversations that a lot of , even his guests, always attempt to avoid. Who better than Phat Joe, a person marred with many controversies, to fire up these sort of conversations that always raise an eyebrow or two.

His latest guests were Skeem Saam actor Cedric Fourie, Joe Kazadi, actress Sonia Mbele, and psychologist Buyisile Mncina. These guests touched on the challenges parents face when it involves co-parenting and single parenthood.
Actress Sonia Mbele
In the latest episode of Cheeky Palate Sonia Mbele’s marriage to ex-husband lawyer Leslie Sedibe became the highlight of the show and as always Phat Joe’s questions triggered Sonia.

The panel was talking about finances in raising children which topic became a touch too personal for Sonia, as she was once accused of marrying Leslie for his ‘millions.’

Sonia Mbele

“People have always said Sonia married for money, I’m like where? That guy earned a salary. He visited work, would take his suitcase with him, come home, then earn his salary at the top of the month. He was never a BEE or tenderpreneur, we both earned a salary.”

The topic got a touch an excessive amount of for Sonia as she almost broke down, but held back her tears and continued venting. She said their marriage and divorce was very ugly.

“Who am I married to? once you awaken then desire ‘I love you today, on the other hand I hate you tomorrow’ sort of think. It doesn’t add up how it might be that ugly.

“There was a time once we didn’t represent years, and that i am comfortable talking about this now, but there was a time once I wasn’t. the rationale Ii am comfortable about this now’s because my kids are grown and sufficiently old to understand , decipher, asses and decide…what i’m saying now will not be a shocker to them,” she opened .

Actress Sonia Mbele
Speaking about the nitty-gritty of their marriage, Sonia revealed that her ex-husband Lelsie made her quit her job on Generations as Ntombi because he wasn’t comfortable with seeing her getting intimate another man. Sonia played Ntombi on the previous Generations from 2003 up until 2009. Her reason for quitting the show was because her relationship with onscreen husband Sibusiso Dlomo, played by Menzi Ngubane was too uncomfortable for Leslie.

Sonia then revealed that he started off by restricting her from watching the soapie to then asking her to quit. His controlling ways were an excessive amount of for Sonia to handle so she then had her mother to mediate to undertake and find footing .

Sonia and Leslie tied the knot in 2006 after dating for a few of years. Their fairytale marriage became sour and was hanging by a thread, till the couple who have three children decided to call it quits in 2014 after being together for 8 years.