While baecations, luxurious weddings and cute little gestures are just some of the things that make us swoon over celebrity relationships, DRUM takes a look at where it all started.

Here’s how 5 of our fave celeb couples met.

  1. Kwesta and Yolanda

Kwesta and Yolanda met at a music video shoot in 201 0 and clicked immediately. Three years later the couple had their daughter, Khai Asemahle Bulelwa Vilakazi. In an interview with DRUM after their daughter was born, Kwesta said fatherhood had forced him to grow up and to become more responsible.

“You become a better person when you’re a dad. I’m no longer as carefree – or careless. Before I was Kwesta, the rap - per, now I’m Senzo, Khai’s dad,” he said.

The two have since tied the knot in a fairytale wedding ceremony in 2019 and they continue to serve serious couple goals.

Read More: IN PICS: Kwesta weds Yolanda Mvelase in fairytale wedding ceremony

2.Abdul Khoza and Baatile

Isibaya actor, Abdul Khoza and his wife Baatile Themane’s love story is one that many people can relate to. The two met in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Emalahleni and Abdul knew from that moment that she was the one.

“The first time I saw her, I saw a wife. She was beautiful and ngingumZulu mina (I’m a Zulu man), ngiyazazi ngifunani (I know what I want)," Abdul told DRUM during an interview in 2018.

Although Baatile was a bit hesitant to date a celebrity, seven months into their relationship she agreed to be his wife. "He came out of the bathroom and went on his knee. He can be very romantic," she told DRUM.

The couple officially tied the knot in a beautiful traditional ceremony in April last year and have recently welcomed their first child together.

Read More: Abdul Khoza on fatherhood and his wife: “Thank you for all the love you have for our family mama”

3. Idris Elba and Sabrina

Many hearts were broken when actor and heartthrob Idris Elba got married to model, Sabrina Dhowre last year but in an interview with Essence, the model spilled the beans on how she got Idris.

“You know what I love after I met Idris I believed in love at first sight. And just true real love. If someone had talked to me about soulmates before we met, I would have been like ‘whatever’. But I genuinely believe in that now,” she said.

According to E! News, the two met met in 2017 at a jazz bar in Vancouver where Idris was filming The Mountain Between Us and it’s been love at first sight since then.

Read More: Idris Elba on wife Sabrina: ‘It was love at first sight’

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4. Nomsa Buthelezi and Zandile

Former Our Perfect Wedding host, Nomsa Buthelezi surprised many when she came out of the closet, but the presenter has been happy after living her truth and getting married to her partner, Zandile Shezi.

Speaking to DRUM, the TV personality revealed that she and Zandile met on the set of the hit reality show, Our Perfect wedding.

“I never thought about it as I never look at people, I only look at money,” she told DRUM about the first time she fell for Zandile.

The actress and presenter had been shooting scenes for OPW in Mpumalanga in March 2018. After filming wrapped, she joined the guests as they continued to revel in the day’s festivities, and laid eyes on Zandile. Nomsa was instantly attracted to Zandile’s warm smile but kept her cool as they sat in a large group of people. The pair eventually struck up a conversation and ended up talking for two hours straight.

“We just sat and spoke, and it felt amazing,” recalls Zandile. The pair exchanged numbers and several months later they’re still on cloud nine. “I’m living in my truth,” Nomsa says.  “I’m in a good space, I’m very happy.” It’s taken her years to be comfortable in her own space but it’s something Nomsa needed to do. 

Read More: Lockdown actress Nomsa Buthelezi opens up about her sexuality and her perfect partner

5. Ciara and Russel Wilson

US singer, Ciara and her husband Russel Wilson recently announced the pregnancy of their second child together and their love story gives hope to many women who find themselves being single parents.

Read More: Ciara announces baby no. 3 with stunning summer shoot

According et online , Ciara and Russel met when her son with rapper Future was just 10 moths old.

“It was different," she reportedly said during an interview on Red Table Talk about her relationship with Russel.

“I had never had that feeling in my life. It was just, like, calm. We were connecting in every way. ... His conversation, it was just different. The way that he looked at life was different. Also, the energy with my son, it just felt right. And of course, the consistency. He's consistent. That consistency is so crucial," she continued.