Getting along with the wife of your ex is not something that comes easy, but actress Thuli Thabethe makes it look like it. She's actually good friends with Tbo Touch's wife, Nandi. They're raising their boys together.
Making mixed families work takes a lot of patience, dedication and discipline. Especially when there are exes involved.
Thuli Thabethe has found a way to make her mixed family work, and work well. She's the mother of the firstborn son of former radio DJ, Tbo Touch.
However, he is married to Nandi Molefe, and they have a son together. But the two women get along very well. In fact, they are good friends who support each other as mothers.
Thuli says that Nandi plays an important role in her and Touch's parental duties, according to Channel24.
Nandi actually makes co-parenting easy for Thuli.
“Co-parenting is all about putting your best foot forward. Nandi makes it so easy for me, she shows up for me. When I can’t take Ruri to a soccer match due to my schedule, she does it for me.”
She does admit that things had a shaky start.
“It took time for Nandi to accept Thabo and I are friends. Even my partner doesn’t get it. “When he’s angry, I’m like, ‘Ruri and Thabo were here first’. It’s not like I’m his second wife or something, but they were here first, that’s my family."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Thuli herself struggled with the mixed family idea at first.
“I was like, ‘I’m the one with the firstborn.’ But my mother knocked some sense into my head. She taught me to be assertive and not aggressive.”
The moms are putting their children first and setting a beautiful example at the same time. They've also become very close.
“We have two kids with the same man and hating each other and causing drama isn’t going to help us.”
“I have late-night conversations with Nandi. We’re doing this because we know kids are messed up out there. I refuse for my son to be a pity party of a teenager crying he turned out bad because his mom and dad were not living together, like some stupid excuse. I refuse to have a son who falls by the wayside - not on my watch.”
The two women also agreed to be there for each other's children, should something happen to them.
“If ever something were to happen to me, Nandi is going to be responsible for my son. Whatever happens to Nandi, I’m going to be there for her son."
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