ProVerb and Onalerona
Idols SA presenter ProVerb and his former wife Onalerona Moreo were able to put aside the tabloid reports that Moreo had been unfaithful and the pair still respect each other. For the sake of their children, they decided to keep quiet about their split. “The reason why I don’t share much about the experience is to protect my family, the father of my kids and everyone involved,” Moreo once posted on Instagram.
Somizi Mhlongo and Palesa Madisakwane
The Idols SA judge Somizi Mhlongo dated actress and businesswoman Palesa Madisakwane, and they share a daughter named Bahumi. “Now that Bahumi’s an adult and most people know who her parents are, we never once thought of hiding it from the media. When it comes to raising Bahumi, we try our best to give her a normal life, even though it’s hard to avoid bad publicity,” Madisakwane told Move magazine in 2016. She further went on to say how great a father Mhlongo is.
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Bonnie Mbuli and Sisanda Henna
Actors Bonnie Mbuli and Sisanda Henna kept quiet about the reasons for their divorce in 2013, until 2015 when Mbuli, True Love’s July cover girl, shared that they remained amicable after going their separate ways despite their marriage having had a lot of challenges. “My kids’s father is the most active dad ever. We are co-parenting, and he’s there for them whenever they need him…” The two are serving co-parenting goals as they always post pictures of themselves hanging out with their lovely children. How sweet!
Tbo Touch and Thuli Thabethe
This pair is living proof that a breakup doesn’t mean that former couples can’t be good friends, as they share co-parenting duties for their son Ruri. They often send shout-outs to each other on social media, even sharing clips of each other as Tbo Touch did of Thabethe showing off her rapping skills on Twitter. The pair also send each other Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and birthday wishes. Thabethe also defends Tbo Touch from trolls on social media, “I refuse to be part of the people trying to pull him down,” Thabethe says. “I’ll support him because he’s the father of my son. I will publicly stand up for him.”
Swizz Beatz, Mashonda Tifrere and Alicia Keys
Swizz Beatz and Tifrere divorced in 2010 after six years of marriage. They share a son, 11-year-old Kasseem who they parent along with Keys and Swizz Beatz’s sons Egypt and Genesis. The three are such pros at co-parenting that Tifrere wrote a book called Blend:The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family. It features a foreword from Alicia Keys and a chapter for fathers, written by Swizz Beatz. The women are so cordial, Keys supports Tifrere’s endeavours as a friend, and Tifrere appeared in Keys’s video for the track, Blended Family.
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Sheree Zampino (Fletcher)
“Two women who were begrudgingly thrown together that made a decision to make SOMETHING good out of it. Our common purpose was ONE THING…to create a family for a little boy named…Trey…This will be one of my most proud accomplishments of my life.” This was shared by Pinkett-Smith on Facebook in March 2014, expressing her co-parenting bliss with Smith’s ex-wife Sheree Zampino. The women admitted their relationship started off rocky during the first episode of Red Table Talk, but they’ve built a strong bond. “Thank you for loving my baby,” Zampino shared with Pinkett-Smith around the Red Table Talk, as they were emotional about the whole experience. They’ve definitely set the example of a successful blended family as well as co-parenting goals.