South African actress Linda Mtoba is one celebrity who has proved that true love does exist and it is possible to make it last regardless of what life decides to toss at you. Since they exchanged marriage vows in 2017, the Isibaya actress has done a good job in keeping her husband Steven Meyer off the radar of the media. This gave rise to serious backlash from some fans and the South African public but from what we have seen so far, Mtoba is capable of handling her trolls. Get the full details about her married life and the birth of her daughter Bean.
Social Media Takes Credit For Bringing Linda Mtoba And Steven Meyer Together
Though Linda Mtoba and Steven Meyer became an item after Steven started chatting her up on Facebook, the duo previously met in a club two months before. According to Linda, both of them had totally forgotten the incident at the club but as they went out for a date during their early days together, Steven let the actress in on the fact that they had previously met before he slid into her Messenger on Facebook. Linda who took it lightly felt it was because they had been chatting as friends on social media for a long time. However, as soon as Steven asked if she was present at a certain club two months ago, Linda just saw him in her mind’s eye.
This revelation from Steven led Linda to believe that the universe conspired to bring them together. Their case can easily be described as an act of fate and providence as it is strange how they didn’t even talk nor exchange phone numbers but were brought back together in an unexplainable way. Social media does have its upsides
In an interview session with Move Magazine, the former Isibaya actress explained that she was just 19 in 2008 when their paths crossed. This sure is one online encounter with a good ending as the constant radian look on Linda’s face says it all. Linda Mtoba is truly fulfilled and wouldn’t change her story for anything.
The Duo Dated For Nine Years Before Deciding to Tie The Knot
From 2008 to 2017, the duo dated for nine years before deciding to take their relationship to the next level. While their dating period lasted, Steven used to visit Linda in Durban all the way from Cape Town where he lives. Though we don’t know the exact date of their wedding in 2017, it was a stylish and flashy affair. In fact, they had it in two stages and both were super lavish; in attendance were both family and friends of the bride and groom.
Ever since they exchanged the forever commitment, the lovebirds have never looked back in showing love to each other and going by the way Linda eulogies her husband, it would be safe to say that they are taking commitment seriously. The actress has been hit by trash talks about keepding Steven away from the public eye but that has not doused their love one bit as they continue to blossom in love. Because of her secrecy, details of Steven’s profession seem to be scarce, thus, we cannot categorically say what he does for a living.
What Life After Wedding Has been Like For The Isibaya Actress
According to Linda Mtoba, her marriage is great and has been quite amazing; the actress actually compared matrimony to dating but with aroma. Mtoba regards Steven as the most consistent and dependable person in her life and she has never stopped showing appreciation for that. Their love really radiates for all to see as the actress doesn’t shy away from putting the intense love she feels for her husband on display whenever she appears for interviews. Linda emphasises on how they spend quality time together which has truly deepened the bond they share. She has also revealed that marriage played a major role in bringing her closer to the maker and she is one lucky woman for having a man who has been supportive of all her endeavors from the onset.
How Linda Mtoba Was Slammed For Keeping Her Spouse Away From Prying Eyes
After Linda Mtoba made the necessary announcements for her wedding, fans and the general public were highly expectant as they couldn’t wait to know the identity of the man who stole their beloved actress’s heart. However, things didn’t go as they expected, Linda declined to share photos of her man with them on social media and as if that was not enough, she deliberately omitted to mention important details such as the man’s profession, his race, nationality, background, and the likes.
He’s a part of my life I choose to “show” how I want too. Cause he’s such an important part of my life at that.
Can I decide how to live & share my life.
You posting our pics for likes & retweet’s is so low & intrusive.
Imphilo yam le.
— Mrs Linda M (@Linda_Mtoba) June 21, 2020
The disappointment was palpable in the air after it became obvious that the Isibaya actress has no plans of sharing much about her spouse. This was exactly what led to the backlash faced by Linda, but she was ready with her response. The SA beauty took to Twitter to explain why she chose to protect Steven from the public eye. According to Linda, she gets flabbergasted whenever people get upset over what she chooses to share or not to share about her personal life as she has already shared so much in the past.
On keeping her husband hidden, the entertainer described Steven as the closest person in her life, and disclosing personal details about him is completely unacceptable. The general public, the actress said, has made her feel like she doesn’t deserve any form of privacy and it is quite hurtful. Explaining things to fans, Linda said her spouse shouldn’t be forced to give up his privacy as he is not a celeb like her. Emphasizing the importance of her husband in her life, the Isibaya actress stated her right to decide what to share and what not to share. She condemned people sharing their photos online without permission, describing it as rude, low, and intrusive.
How you think it’s ok to demand of me that I share what’s closest & dearest to me , is hurtful to say the least.
My husband isn’t in the public eye, he didn’t choose that. I did.
— Mrs Linda M (@Linda_Mtoba) June 21, 2020
The Real Reason Linda Kept Steven Away From the Spotlight Revealed
Even with all her explanations to fans on social media, the South African beauty continued to face backlash from fans. This led the actress to voice out about her major reason for all the secrecy. According to Linda, she hides facts about Steven to prevent unwanted comments and situations that may likely harm their union and perhaps provoke something more disastrous.
Despite her resolve to protect her spouse, the actress managed to share two frames of Steven and their daughter but she was smart to blur the part of the picture showing her husband. Her protective actions notwithstanding, a handful of her pictures with Steven have surfaced on the webspace, her traditional wedding pictures inclusive.
Fans Displayed Mixed Reactions to the News
Linda Mtoba’s reasons for keeping her family life shrouded in mystery elicited mixed reactions from fans. While some showered with praises for protecting her man, some select few called her out for the same reason.
According to the people on the supporting side, Linda doesn’t owe anybody any explanation for the way she chooses to live her life. Many advised the SA actress to go on and live her life however she deems fit since no one has the right to demand anything from her. One fan, in particular, said people will always talk regardless of what you do, thus, Linda should learn to be content and live her life. Some of the people demanding details about celebrity relationships don’t even share their life stories but are always there to bully celebs into doing it
Linda Mtoba Equally Kept Her Baby A Secret
Fans who kicked against Linda Mtoba for keeping her husband under wraps were even more riled when she kept the news of her pregnancy secret. She decided to give fans a huge surprise at the beginning of July 2019 with the announcement of her impending motherhood. The news which was shared on the 4th of July was accompanied by a photo of her baby bump which was already big.
Though many didn’t like it that the announcement took so long in coming, others were overjoyed as they poured in congratulations. In August, the Isibaya actress had an all-white baby shower; in attendance were socialites, Zandisile Nhlapo, Thobile Jele, and actress Ayanda Thabethe.
The baby girl made Linda a first-time mother when she arrived in October 2019. Though they have not formally unveiled her name, the proud mama often refers to her little tot as Bean. However, fans still expect the couple to share details like the baby’s date of birth, her full name, and birth journey. A year after she gave birth in October 2020, Linda unveiled her baby’s face for the first time; this happened after mother and child became brand ambassadors for Huggies South Africa.
In addition to baby Bean, Linda and Steven are pet parents to a Gorilla, a Penguin, and two lovely dogs. The SA actress plans to have five kids but Steven is of the opinion that five will be too many.