Connie and Shona Ferguson on a romantic birthday getaway in Dubai

Connie and Shona Ferguson on a romantic birthday getaway in Dubai

- For her birthday, local actress Connie Ferguson's husband Shona treated her to a weekend in Dubai, and the two seem more in love than ever

- He says that it was love at first sight when he first met her and went out of his way to spoil her rotten on her special day

- The celebrity couple still look happy together after being married for almost 20 years and serve as an example of those few power couples who stick it out when times get tough

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Connie was swept off to a romantic weekend in Dubai by her husband Shona. The occasion was her 47th birthday. After more than 16 years of marriage, the couple look as happy together as ever.

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They stayed at the Royal Mirage, a very upmarket hotel. gathers that though the weather was misty at times, when the mist cleared, the view must have been splendid.

She shared a lot of photos on Instagram and shorter posts on Twitter of the happy holiday. From them, one can tell that she and her husband are still very much in love.

Connie, who plays Harriet Khoza in one of South Africa's favorite soapies, The Queen, got a few surprises from her husband. One included a very unique birthday cake.

Many celebrities these days are in and out of relationships from one month to the next. Finding two who have been married for so long is rare.

The couple told True Love that the secret behind why they have stayed together for so long is a simple formula. All it takes is kindness, attentiveness, hard work and commitment.

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