‘He asked me to buy him a cigarette’ Lesego Khoza reveals how ever-smoking Bonko Khoza ‘Mqhele’ from The Wife asked her out.
Bonko and Lesego Khoza are a power couple in the acting industry that share their love for each other unashamedly. Both of them are actors in the industry who are rising. Bonko Khoza is popularly known for his role as Mqhele in The Wife, while Lesego plays Lindiwe in Isono on BET.
Reminiscing on when they first met, Bonko says they had a friend in common in college. Bonko, a year ahead of Lesego, told their friend that he likes Lesego. When Lesego heard of it and asked to see him, she said it was love at first sight on her part.
Bonko, on the other hand, liked Lesogo but was reluctant to approach her. They hung out for a while before dating, and their first kiss was at a Taxi rank. It was a norm in college when second-year scouted first-year girls, and he did not want to look like those guys. However, he approached her and asked her to buy him a cigarette.
After dating for nine years, the two got married on the same day they started dating, the 13th of March. At first, they were total opposites as Lesego defined a good girl while Bonko was the bad boy. However, the two complimented each other well and their good traits rubbed off the other. From how they narrated their love story, Bonko Khoza found Jesus because of Lesego and let go of his bad traits.
Bonko and Lesogo Khoza open up about their marriage and relationship.
Currently, the couple is enjoying life in the spotlight, pursuing their dreams. Bonko Khoza landed his first lead role in The Wife as Mqhele and recently got another in SABC 1’s 13 weeks to find Mr Right. Lesego Khoza, on the other hand, has since left her role in Isono as Lindiwe. The two were cast in Netflix’s How to ruin Christmas playing a married couple which Lesego says was the most straightforward role that she has ever played as she plays herself.
Defining Love a Youtube channel that hosts celebrity couples regularly and tells their love story invited them. After that, they asked each other questions about how their relationship had changed them. The final stage was reading love letters to each other in turn.