‘Dating Khanyi was a mistake’: A timeline of Khanyi Mbau’s failed marriage

Media Personality Khanyi Mbau is topping trends in the backdrop of her birthday. No doubt, Mzansi was more than puzzled to learn that the star actress was 38 years old. No doubt, her youthful looks have often wowed many over the years.

Her age has since implicated her controversial failed marriages and relationships that have often thrust her into the top trends.



Let’s dive into Khanyi Mbau’s failed marriage and relationships that hogged headlines in recent years.

Khanyi Mbau’s failed relationships
Khanyi Mbau. Images from Instagram@mbaureloaded
Mandla Mthembu – 2007

Khanyi Mbau hogged headlines in 2007 when her relationship with once-famous multi-millionaire Mandla Mthembu went public. Back then, the bubbly media personality was 19.

Despite having a 30-year gap, the two reportedly tied the knot. In the wake of Mthembu’s financial woes, Mbau reportedly called it quits. However, in the backdrop of their fallout, it was reported that Mthembu had gone broke in 2008.

Despite rubbishing the claims, he disappeared from the spotlight in 2010, leaving many trying to connect about his whereabouts.

Khanyi Mbau and Theunis Crous – 2009

Khanyi Mbau once had an affair with Theunis Crous in 2009. However, in the backdrop of their relationship in 2010, Crous revealed that dating Mbau was a huge mistake. He said: ‘Dating Khanyi was a huge mistake. She is a liar and a manipulator.’

Tebogo Lerole – 2010

Against the backdrop of her failed marriage with Crous, Mbau found love in the arms of Tebogo Lerole. The two served goals, and at some point, they were dupped as Mzansi’s Power Couple.

However, despite their newfound fame, it was reported that the two had trouble in paradise. After dating for a decade, their colourful affair went south, and the two called it quits in 2020.

Khanyi Mbuu and Kudzai Mushonga – 2021

Khanyi Mbau and Kudzai Mushonga’s relationship became public in February 2021 and have been going strong since then. The controversial Zimbabwean-born multi-millionaire and the media personality have often hogged headlines for the wrong reasons,