- South African actor and media personality Khaya Dladla says people should not be afraid to date a friend’s ex
- The Uzalo actor said the unspoken rule showed how selfish people could be
- Khaya admits his stance on dating is controversial and often leads to tension between him and those close to him
South African actor and TV personality Khaya Dladla says the unspoken rule of not dating a friend’s ex is utter nonsense and showed how selfish people could be.
The Uzalo actor says he often ended up giving dating advice to his friends and he always encouraged them to date a friend’s ex.
"I have this particular stance on a matter that always brings a heated debate at my house, and even on the show. The issue of dating a friend's ex, people always make it too deep. It really isn't and it reminds me of just how selfish human beings can be. I mean, if you don't want this partner of yours, why shouldn't the other people have him or her? What if my happiness is in my best friend's ex? Maybe I am meant to meet my future husband through my friend."
Briefly.co.za gathered that although Khaya has only been on TV for three years, he has been working in theatre for over 16 years. Khaya said he stayed in theatre for 16 years because he wanted to live out his passion for acting without becoming famous.
Khaya said after three years of doing Uzalo he finally felt the time was right for Mzansi to get to know the real him.
This led to the creation of his talk show ‘The Man Council’. He says the Khaya he presents on the talk show is exactly the Khaya that his friends and family would see.
Khaya noted that most people were shocked when he spoke as himself because they were used to his brash and somewhat inarticulate character in Uzalo.
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