Because of her national recognition, Pearl Modiadie has seen her private life and professional life become the subject of many headlines over the years.
Pearl Modiadie is among a crop of South African actress that keep the entertainment world abuzz alongside the likes of Pearl Thusi, Bonang Matheba, Thulisile Phongolo, Amanda Du-Pont, Boity Thulo, Minnie Dlamini and many more.
Besides being an actress, Pearl is also a TV presenter, writer and Radio DJ.
While Pearl has worked steadily over the years, her claim to fame was when she became the present for Zaziwa – a music talk show on SABC1.
Pearl Modiadie Biography
Pearl Modiadie’s current age is 28.
She was born on the 29th of December 1987 in Tembisa, a town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.
Pearl, whose nickname is Pearl Moody, competed in Miss Tembisa beauty pageant – which she won.
Modiade attended Norkem Park High School, where she graduated from in 2005. Norkem High school is located in Kempton Park in Johannesburg.
In 2007, she got admission to study Media Studies and Journalism in Rosebank College. She graduated with her diploma in 2009.
She has two sisters – one older and one younger.
The girls lost their mother at a very young age and were raised by their father who has been a positive role model in their lives.
On losing her mom, Pearl Modiadie said, “I draw a lot of strength from that experience”, calling it the worst pain she had ever encountered in her life.
Pearl was nineteen when her mother – Nondlala Paulinah Modiadie – passed away.
She enjoys music from India Arie, Sean Paul, Beyonce and John Legend.
Her favorite colors are pink, red, black and yellow.
Pearl Modiadie Career
Pearl Modiade has been working constantly from 2006 till date.
Her range of works cuts across many different fields.
She began her career as presenter for a children’s show block on e.tv – Craz-e.
She also co-hosted ‘Crazed Out’ in 2007; Crazed Out is also a children’s game show that also aired on e.tv.
Pearl Modiadie later began work as a presenter for the South African TV series, Sistahood until 2002. She was also the content producer on the show.
Later, she began working at YFM as a DJ – she worked here till May 2013.
In 2013, Pearl Modiadie debuted as an actress on the popular South African soap opera – Scandal, which airs on e.tv.
She played the role of Kefilwe Malope – a young girl with an ulterior motive and a history of drug abuse.
Also in 2013, she began hosting the music show – Zaziwa – that propelled her into the limelight.
Zaziwa is a lifestyle show that enables fans gain a deeper understanding of their favorite celebrities through the music which impacted their lives.
Pearl Modiadie is also regular presenter on Expresso – a breakfast show on SABC 3.
In 2015, Pearl was celebrity contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. Her partner was Grant Esterhuizen, a professional dancer.
Just a glance at her beautiful pictures, commendable fashion and varying hairstyles, there is no denying that Pearl Modiadie is a beautiful woman.
That is why we’re not surprised that the question on everybody’s mind is ‘who is Pearl’s boyfriend?’
Pearl Modiadie is currently in a relationship with Nkululeko Buthelezi.
Nkululeko Buthelezi is a renowned businessman and the former CEO of the South African National Taxi Council. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Family Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.
His personal life has also gained attention since they made their relationship public.
NKululeko has an estranged wife and a baby mama – Piwe Mnyakama – with whom he has one son.
He made the leap from boyfriend to fiancé in Dec 2015, when he proposed to Pearl Modiadie on a helicopter ride while they were on vacation in Zambia.
The pair is currently still planning for their big day with no word yet on the official wedding date.
However, plans are underway for both a traditional wedding and a white wedding. The couple hopes to have the traditional wedding before the end of the year.
On their relationship, Pearl has stated “I love the way he loves me‚”; admitting he always makes her feel comfortable and it allows her to be herself whenever they are together.