Thato and Gash 1 are reportedly married. The former BB Mzansi star revealed that she and her boyfriend had gotten married traditionally and that her family and Gash 1’s family are now one as she had taken up Gash 1’s surname.
Thato and Gash 1 met each other for the first time as contestants on Big Brother Mzansi Season three. It was during the competition that they fell in love with each other and since then, their love has grown stronger.
Thato and Gash 1 Began Dating in the Big Brother Mzansi House
The public met Thato, real name Thato Mokoena, and Gash 1, originally born Gashwen Brandon Mthombeni, for the first time on the 23rd of January 2022 when they were introduced as contestants of the reality TV show, Big Brother Mzansi season 3.
It was in the course of the competition that the two got to know each other and also found out that they are two interesting people who share a lot in common. Their closeness on the show was the beginning of their friendship and in no distant time, they won the attention and admiration of thousands of viewers who started rooting for their friendship.
As is with most reality shows, especially the ones where contestants end up having a physical connection with the opposite gender, not everyone supported Thato and Gash1’s friendship from the onset.
While the two have taken their relationship to the next level now, they actually started out doubting their feelings for each other. They had so many back-and-forths but in the long run, love won.
Again, during their rocky days, some viewers did not take their feelings for each other seriously and the narrative was that Gash 1 was using Thato to ‘shine’ and win the hearts of her overwhelming supporters.
Their fans became convinced that they were the real deal on Sunday, March 6th when they shared a steamy kiss for the first time. Not only did it trend, but their fans were also over the moon about their romance.
— Whitney (@WhitneyKataka) March 6, 2022
Following the move, Gash 1 kept proving his genuine love for Thato until ‘day 63’ when she was evicted from the show. They were dubbed “Tash1″ on the show, which is a combination of their names.
Gashwen, a Pretoria-born fashion designer and entrepreneur, entered the competition at the age of 28. He exited the show on the last day (day 71) as the first runner-up. Thato, a Johannesburg native, is an accountant, content creator, and actor. She and her boyfriend are age mates.
They Reportedly Got Married after the Show in 2022
Thato and Gash 1 got married in 2022 but the exact date of their nuptials or even when they got engaged remains a mystery. However, Thato did tell a local publication in October 2022 that they had tied the knot and that she had taken Gash 1’s surname. The two supposedly reunited after the show and started building their relationship from there.
This revelation came six months after the reality show ended. Thato admitted that there are still processes to undertake in her journey toward becoming a Mrs. and that she was glad they’ve taken the first big step.
Thato’s lobola was supposedly paid in her hometown, Johannesburg. Prior to Thato’s big announcement, the lovers kept a low profile on their romance and were never seen hanging out publicly.
Tash1’s marriage announcement was well-received by the lovers’ fans. While some netizens admitted that they thought Gash1’s interest in Thato was a strategy, others claimed they knew they were meant to be together forever.
Gash1 and Thato have said they were enjoying married life in a recent episode of their YouTube channel dubbed “This is Tash1”.