For many years Nonhle and Andile Jali’s marriage has made headlines for the wrong reasons. According to close friends, the two have permanently parted ways and Andile (30) has moved on to dating 40- year-old reality show star girlfriend Brinette Seopela.
Brinette is 10 years Andile’s senior. But according to a friend, “Andile is not bothered by age.”
The insider reveals that “Andile prefers older women for their maturity,” he says.
The friends goes to say that Brinette and Andile started dating after meeting through a mutual friend.
“He had just separated with Nonhle. They have not yet made the divorce official but they no longer live together and he is still maintaining his children and her lifestyle,” he says. “When he decided he can longer stand for Nonhle’s verbal abuse and shaming, he left and moved in with a friend.”
When Andile moved out of their marital home, he was introduced to Brinette during a gathering. “He was staying with a friend for a few months after leaving Nonhle. But he decided to move in with Brinette a few months after dating,” says the friend.
“Brinette saw a nice guy who was going through a lot in his marriage and she became a shoulder to cry on,” says another source.
“Andile is a lover, Brinette has been there for him emotionally, and because he visits her often, he decided to move in,” he says.
“He is married but estranged, so he has every right to start dating again. The divorce might take years, and he needs to move on for his sanity.”
According to another friend, Andile moved into Brinette’s house a month after meeting her.
“They have been together for a few months now, but the relationship seems to be strong,” he says.
“But we don’t know what their intentions are. Andile still needs to sort out his baggage back home and finalize his divorce, if he is going ahead with it. But for now, he is cooped up with Brinette and supporting his kids; that’s all that matters,” he says.
Both Brinette and Mamelodi Sundowns’ player Andile was not available for comment.