Lorna Maseko is an international celebrity chef, a talented television presenter cum media personality, a professional ballet dancer, as well as a South African Award-Winning Cookbook Author. All these glowing credentials are testaments to her hard work and dedication which has made the African beauty a household name in her home country and beyond. Unfortunately, her career success is not reflected in her personal life as the TV host was unable to stay married to her now ex-husband, Gcina “GC” Lukhele.
Lorna Maseko and Gcina Lukhele’s Were Married For Only Six Years
The year 2016 saw the end of the Maseko/Lukhele union after the couple had lived together for six years. The first time we got to hear of their separation was at the YOU Spectacular Awards of 2016 when the celeb chef worked alongside comedian Ann Hirsch (the host of the award) in presenting an award onstage. Maseko dropped the bombshell while presenting rapper Emtee with an award. In jocular fashion, she said she is newly divorced and just might be ready to start a same-sex relationship with Hirsch.
The Top Billing host’s shocking revelation that she was single again made fans wonder if it was a joke. Drum magazine dug deep to reveal that the celeb chef was intoxicated at the awards which led her to emit some blunders, making the audience cringe. However, intoxicated or not, Maseko’s confession turned out to be a hundred percent correct.
After the show, she confirmed the news to The Sunday World which caught up with her to get further clarifications about the bizarre announcement. The professional ballet dancer reiterated what she said on stage to the publication but was averse to commenting on what led to their split. After she declined to throw more light on the issue, Lorna Maseko made it known that her ex-spouse has always been an amazing person.
Infidelity was Reported to Have Been One of the Issues that Led to the End of the Marriage
Lorna Maseko’s case is not far removed from other short-lived celebrity relationships where couples are always quick to declare their newly single state but are averse to elucidating on what led to their divorce.
When the South African celebrity chef declined to answer the barrage of questions from the media, they were left with no option but to dig further into her past to throw up possible reasons that could have led to the downfall of her six-year-old marriage. According to speculations, Lorna’s alleged betrayal of her husband in 2012 was still lingering in their relationship as it appears that Lukhele didn’t really recover from that particular experience.
It happened that one year into their marriage, Lorna was ostensibly caught in a compromising position with Expresso presenter Katlego Maboe who was locked up in a kiss with the celeb chef. The ensuing strife gave rise to a serious controversy and while it lasted, Maseko ceased to post photos or talk about her spouse. In fact, fans thought their relationship would not survive the problem.
However, we cannot categorically say it was the alleged infidelity that led to their split five years on. On her own part, Lorna Maseko has maintained that their separation and eventual divorce was amicable and that she was ready to get a move on.
Lorna and Gcina Had Exchanged Vows at a Private Affair in the Presence of Family and Friends
Lorna Maseko was rather taciturn with her dating life, thus, we don’t have any useful information on how she met Gcina “GC” Lukhele and how long they dated. However, it is common knowledge that Maseko and Lukhele exchanged the forever commitment in December 2010. Their nuptials took place in Muldersdrift, precisely at the Memoire wedding venue, and was graced by 150 guests of family and friends. At the time of their wedding, the celebrity chef’s spouse was gainfully employed as a sales executive in Joburg.
The couple made their big day a private affair, however, after a month, the media was given a peep-in. Their wedding guests were a cosmopolitan mix according to the TV presenter which meant they had to ensure that everyone felt comfortable starting from the church service. There were equally other activities, including scripture reading and hymns sung by the band of Rivers Church.
The bride was the cynosure of all eyes, dressed to the nines in a lace bodice gown sporting layers and layers of tulle and silk decorated in Swarovski crystals. In fact, her appearance was just akin to that of a fairytale princess, and according to Lorna Maseko herself, the experience she garnered that day made her appreciated weddings more.
In their six-year-long marriage, the couple were unable to produce any children. There were once rumors that Maseko was pregnant but she came out with a rebuttal. Since the divorce, the celeb chef has become even more successful with her career and has reportedly gone ahead to find love in the arms of someone else.
Lorna Maseko and EFF’s Floyd Shivambu are Reportedly an Item
Since her divorce, the celebrity chef has featured on the love scene at least once, as her name has been romantically linked to South African politician Floyd Shivambu. Reports have it that they have been an item for quite a while even though Shivambu is widely believed to be a married man. They have, however, since been other reports that Floyd and his wife Siphesihle Pezi called it quits with their marriage before Lorna came into the picture.
Because of the upcoming elections at the time, Floyd and his political associates decided to shroud the details of his separation and divorce, solely for the fear that it may put the party’s campaign in jeopardy.
The Duo Have Since Been Spotted Together Out and About On Several Occasions
The politician’s marriage with his now ex-wife Siphesihle Pezi was highly publicized which made the whole of South Africa know about it. Now that they are no longer together, the public also needs to know and should also be intimated with the fact that he is now going strong with the professional ballet dancer.
According to the Sunday World report that revealed their relationship, Lorna Maseko’s relationship with the politician has endured for two years and still counting. The publication also said the couple have been spotted out on several occasions, first in Melrose Arch and secondly at the DStv Delicious Festival. They were also seen at the Durban July Handicap, and all the time, they were really looking comfortable with each other.