Robert Marawa is a long-standing South African sports journalist, radio and television presenter. He is well known as a former presenter for SuperSport who also hosted 083 Sports@6 on Metro FM. However, despite being successful in his career, Robert, who is in his late 40s, is still single but he’s known to have one child from one of his ex-girlfriends. He had a long-time relationship with Pearl Thusi and they were already close to tying the knot but eventually went their separate ways in 2017. Here’s all you need to know about what led to their breakup, Robert’s baby mama, and other facts.
Robert Marawa Met Pearl Thusi in 2013
In 2013, Metro FM radio presenter Robert Marawa fell head over heels for Pearl Thusi immediately he saw her at a polo event at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg. Their love story began there but it was more like behind the scene. Subsequently, the two were reportedly seen together on some occasions as they held hands and kissed each other. However, Robert and Pearl started making headlines as a couple in April 2015 after they were seen at the Kenny Babyface Edmonds and Toni Braxton show in Jo’burg.
Pearl Thusi, fondly known as Queen Sono star, is a familiar name in the South African entertainment industry. She is an actress, model, TV host, MC, and businesswoman. At first, Pearl tried to play coy but finally made it official when Robert knelt and gave her a ring in her favorite restaurant. Their relationship was blossoming as they continually served relationship goals to their fans, as a result, they became one of the most loved and celebrated celebrity couples in the country.
They Broke Up Following Their Inability To Handle Their Differences
Sadly, in 2016, trouble entered their paradise when Pearl traveled to New York to film the US drama series, Quantico. They managed to keep the relationship going, even though they often fought and made up until Pearl returned to SA. Meanwhile, rumors of their breakup have already started flying but Pearl shut down all claims when she celebrated her birthday on 20th May as she ensured her engagement ring was showing in the pictures alongside her lover, Robert.
However, the relationship came to an end in 2017 as they could no longer handle their differences. This was a big blow to their fans because they strongly want them to end up together but it all seems like it was not just meant to be. Robert who barely talks about his private life took to his Twitter handle to confirm the end of his relationship with Pearl Thusi. In his words, he said;
The two therewith went on their separate ways and continued to focus on their individual lives and careers.
On her own side, Pearl let this on during an interview she granted with Mac G’s Podcast and Chill. She said that at some point she realized that the relationship was no longer good for her as she is very good at knowing the moment things get sour. She expressed that even though they both had a great relationship, she knew quite well that at this time, the affair had run its course and things didn’t work for reasons they wouldn’t want to talk about.
Who Is Robert Marawa’s Baby Mama?
Before he met Pearl Thusi, Robert Marawa dated South African actress, Zoe Mthiyane who is best known for her role in the television drama, Generations. Zoe is a famous name in the South African entertainment industry as she has had over fourteen years of expertise in the industry. Robert and Zoe met in 2010 and broke up in 2012.
Robert Marawa’s relationship with actress Zoe produced a son who they named Awanda. The duo welcomed their son on 18th July 2011 at the Bay Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. However, their relationship only lasted for two years before they had a public fallout over child support.
Zoe Accused Robert of Being a Deadbeat Father To Their Son
Following their breakup, Zoe Mthiyane has approached the courts to force her baby daddy to pay a R29,900 monthly child maintenance fee for his son. Also, her demands include R2,500 for a driver, R2,450 for groceries, R500 for garden services, R1,625 for the child’s wardrobe, and just R100 for his toiletries. Then R4,970 for school fees and R4,970 for holidays. However, Robert refused to meet her demands and that led to her writing him open letters which she posted on social media.
In the letters, Zoe bashed Robert Marawa which got them embroiled in a rather public war of words. They exchanged words via the letters, wherein the actress continued accusing him of not showing any responsibility for their son but left her to struggle to raise the child alone. Robert on his part denied the claims by saying that he has contributed to the child’s maintenance from day one. However, the court ordered him to pay only R6 000 instead but Marawa has been paying R2,500 all along.
Robert Reportedly Dated Zola Nombona
Though it is relatively hard to keep track of all his dates and hookups, Robert Marawa’s love life has been publicly attached to two women (Pearl and Zoe), even though he might have other flings and casual dates. Nevertheless, in 2018, a rumor began to spread that he has found new love after he parted ways with actress Pearl Thusi. Robert Marawa and South African actress, Zola Nombona are rumored to be a pair but they are keeping things on a very low key. A source who is close to the two divulged that they have been seen together on several occasions and that something is definitely brewing between them. However, Zola poured cold water on the rumor, claiming that she has no time for dating.
At 50, Robert Marawa Has No Wife Yet
While Robert has dated some women and even came close to tying the knot in the past, the 50-year-old media guru is currently single has never been married before. He does not talk about his love life but deeply keeps it under wraps even if he has anyone in his life.
Also, given his high rate of keeping his love life out of public knowledge, Robert Marawa has not publicly expressed if he has a different view about marriage or the main reason behind him being single even at the age of 50. It however seems like he tries to focus largely on his career for the moment and get the peace of mind he desires as he has not been very fortunate in his love life over the years.