Growing up as a young lady for Zoe Mthiyane was not with a palace experience primarily because she was raised in a polygamous environment. Apart from that, her battle against low self-esteem was another experience that called for her mother's intervention; it took her some time to help Mthiyane overcome it so she could build confidence in herself. What else is worth knowing about this mother of two? Read on the article to discover exciting facts about her.
Initially a model but now better known as a soapie star, Zoe has walked her way into many fans' crush list for some years because of her level of professionalism in what she does. Best known as Zitha Generations, the one-time "unwanted ugly girl" has become a figure that so many people wish to associate with now. But then, if you know where it all began from, you will agree to the point that she has really come far based on the level of fame that she enjoys now.
Zoe Mthiyane biography
It is impressive considering how Zoe Mthiyane moved from grass to grace considering the events that surround her upbringing. Polygamous background is an experience that no child ever prays to have, but unfortunately for Zoe Mthiyane, this became her fate. The father married five wives of which her mother was the youngest of all the wives. Her mother had six children for the father – two girls and four boys.
The family of Zoe hails from Mabhuyeni in Empangeni. According to her, in her environment, their house was the only one that could boast of electricity. At an early age of five years, Zoe’s parents sent her to the Little Flower Primary as well as High School in Ixopo both of which she schooled as a boarding student. Despite some of the challenges that she went through, with her love for reading, she came across The Ugly Duckling’s story, and after reading through, she made up her mind to be that swan, and this determination won her several awards eventually.
More so, while growing up, Zoe Mthiyane height became so much of concern to her because it affected her relationship with her peers and so, they treated her like “an unwanted ugly girl”. As a result of this, it became a strong desire in her to wake up someday and discover that she is short. But then, she had a defining moment after her mother won a beauty pageant in 1973. At that time, she made Zoe walk on heels so she could appreciate herself more and also entered her for beauty pageants to ensure that she gained her confidence back.
Zoe Mthiyane age
As published on The Microsoft Network website, Zoe Mthiyane is 38 years old at the moment.
Zoe Mthiyane husband
So far, Mthiyane's love life has been reportedly attached to two men in her life even though there is another rumour of her dating a fellow cast member whose name is Rapulana Seiphemo. While she refused to clear the air about this rumour, there are some posts of herself and Rapulana on the social media which sort of convince people that they are up to something. But then, it is certain that she was once with Robert Marawa before she moved on to date Lebo M.
An information received reveals that compared to how Zoe Mthiyane and Robert Marawa's relationship started last year, things have not be rosy this year leaving everything in tatters.
Zoe Mthiyane baby
While Mthiyane was with Robert Marawa, the two of them had a child known as Awande Marawa who was born on the 18th of July, 2011 at The Bay Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. After their separation, there was a legal battle between the duo; while Robert branded himself to be ‘a responsible dad’, Mthiyane went on counter the statement by describing him as a dead beat dad. Her second child is Lulonke .
Because of the two kids that she has now, Zoe confessed that it had not been easy co-parenting them which is partly because she is a single parent. And while she is getting better at it already, she said: "As a mother, I have to make sure that I don't let my frustrations get in the way of my children's happiness".
Zoe Mthiyane drinking problem
Zoe is alleged to have a drinking problem which is negatively impacting on her relationship and career as well. It was reported that things got bad for her that she sometimes does not pitch for work and whenever she does, there have been occasions where she forgot her lines which ends up affecting production. Somehow, this act of hers has been blamed on Robert Marawa who also drinks, and also for the fact that they are always together.
Unfortunately for her, things have worsened to the level of getting her bosses' attention to her situation. A source as reported by Daily Sun said, “She was told by the bosses to get help for her drinking problem, because it’s not fair that production has to be delayed as a result of her not being able to handle her alcohol".
Zoe Mthiyane movies
Zoe Mthiyane who is also known as Zitha on Generations of the Legacy has enjoyed some fame since she began her acting career. Apart from her role as Zitha from Generations which is an integral role in the drama series that she plays till date, she has also performed at The Legend of Tarzan 2016 movie as an opening vocalist. Then, in 2017, she played the role of Katherine in the movie "She is King".
It is quite interesting and encouraging reading through Zoe Mthiyane's story of how she was able to overcome some of the challenges that she had been through in life and the way she managed to turn those into stepping stones to greatness. This is only an attestation to the fact that what one goes through in life is never as important as what such makes out the challenge.