- Mutodi Neshehe and his American wife’s marriage has hit the rocks
- Both parties confirmed the actor moved out of their multi-million rand Joburg home
- The reason for the split is not exactly clear, since both Mr and Mrs Neshehe accuse each other of being at fault
After a 14-year-long marriage, former Muvhango actor Mutodi Neshehe and his American high school sweetheart, Lesley, are calling it quits.
Trouble in paradise were first evident at the 2017 South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas), where the couple was spotted in a heated argument.
Briefly.co.za learned Mr and Mrs Neshehe reportedly can not stand each other anymore, and he wants out of the marriage as soon as possible.
The Daily Sun reported Neshehe even moved out of the home he shared with Lesley in the upmarket estate of Honeydew Manor, west of Joburg.
“I moved out on 2 June. I’m trying to get my divorce finalised as soon as possible, but she’s running around, adding to the bill.”, he said.
Neshehe is luckily allowed to visit his two girls, but he said his estranged wife had complete control on how and when that happened.
He added she said he needed supervised visitation in his own home, but he said he would deal with everything legally.
According to the Grit actor, Lesley and her friends would constantly insult him, adding he had suffered in silence for far too long.
“If I tell you everything she’s said and done, you’ll be blown away. I’ve just kept quiet and moved on because I think she’s trying to set me up. I need to stop playing nice and deal with this truthfully.”
Lesley has since confirmed the split but said some of her estranged husband’s allegations where false.
Mrs Neshehe hit back with some of her own accusations, claiming the actor has a tendency to be abusive.
Meanwhile, Mutodi’s estranged wife also confirmed the actor had moved out of their matrimonial
“Anyone who knows the law will know that supervised visits cannot be implemented unless there’s a good reason to.”, she said, adding “So, I’ll allow you and everyone else to figure this one out for yourselves. Yes, Mutodi has left the matrimonial home and it’s been a while now.”
But, she did not stop there. Lesley came out guns blazing, saying she felt betrayed by her husband, for whom she gave up her country and loved ones.
“I gave up my country, family and friends to give him a platform to succeed, yet a he turned his back on me when things were not perfect in his eyes.”, she added.
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