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Pearl Thusi opens up about being single, motherhood and business

Zalebs logo Zalebs 2018-03-13 Joy Mphande
Actress Pearl Thusi attends the 24th New York African Film Opening Night at Walter Reade Theater on May 3, 2017 in New York City. © J. Countess/Getty Images Actress Pearl Thusi attends the 24th New York African Film Opening Night at Walter Reade Theater on May 3, 2017 in New York City.

Actress Pearl Thusi is one of the go-getters who has been flying the Mzansiflag high after her brand reached international status. However, while there are perks to a life of international stardom, it has affected parts in her private life. But, Pearl says it's a sacrifice she is willing to make.

In a recent interview on Touch HD, Pearl Thusi shared that she had been single for eight months, saying that it is hard to date within South Africa.

“I’ve been single for eight months, I’ve been single for a while..the truth is, I struggle to get into a relationship in South Africa because I’m afraid of why somebody will be getting in a relationship with me or why I’m getting into a relationship with them. I can’t even play with someone because, for me, it’s like, who are they gonna tell, am I a trophy, and there are all these other things I need to think of.”

Pearl added that she had considered broadening her relationship borders in order to have more relationship opportunities.

“I’m still optimistic but I’ve decided to open up the borders and keep my mind open and keep my relationship opportunities quite democratic in terms of race. One thing I’ve learned is [that] if I’m not a 100 percent, I can’t expect to be completed by somebody else. I want us to create fireworks as two complete people who are going to make the world a better place.”

On motherhood, Pearl said that although her career requires a lot of travelling, her daughter Thando still understands that this is a sacrifice she has to make.

“She cries every time I leave, she’s sad but she understands the purpose of it all. She’s got big dreams, I always tell her I don't want her to wish that [she's] Ariana Grande or Beyonce or anybody else... As her mother, I want her to be glad that I’m her mom and for me to make her proud. These are the sacrifices we need to make, she’s got a father who also loves and supports her, so it makes us stronger but it’s difficult."

Pearl also revealed that after spending three years investing in her Black Pearl hair care products - which she launched in November 2015 - she would only be making her first cheque from April.

“I’m only gonna cut my first cheque from next month. It’s been a while, it’s almost three years now... I’m only getting my first cheque now in April, almost three years later. People don’t understand...hard work and patience. Our hair care range is doing so well, the feedback is so insane."


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