Over the years, Rich Mnisi’s sexuality has been a topic for contemplation. He, however, got many confused when he entered into a public relationship with the ‘Wuz Dat’ rapper. Despite the constant show of affection by the celebrity couple, many people still believe that the affair was a publicity stunt.
Are Rich Mnisi and Boity in a Relationship?
Rich Mnisi and Boity Thulo have been best of friends for many years now. In 2019, when the iconic fashion designer celebrated his 28th birthday at the Wonderland Club, he had many celebrities in attendance. Boity Thulo, Bonang Matheba, and Trevor Stuurman were among the celebrity attendees.
— Boity Thulo (@Boity) August 1, 2020
Later in the next year, Rich and Boity started sharing lovey-dovey pictures on social media platforms. With the two being notoriously private about their love life, their public show of affection got many people confused. Nevertheless, they seemed happy in love as they often rocked matching outfits and were spotted together at events.
While together, Boity Thulo and Rich Mnisi made a trip to New York City. They shared the post of their romantic vacation on social media, making people believe that they might be romantically involved. Nevertheless, the couple’s relationship continued to spark confusion online as the award-winning fashion designer has been known to be a proud member of the LQBTQ.
After dating for a long time, Rich Mnisi and Boity quietly called it quits. Their break up became evident when the rapper cum actress began dating actor Anton Jeftha.
Who is Rich Mnisi’s Wife?
Rumors about Rich Mnisi being married to Boity Thulo started circulating in September 2019 when the LISOF graduate shared a picture with the gorgeous rapper on Twitter and captioned it, “My Wife and I.” Later the next year, during Mnisi’s 29th birthday celebration, Boity Thulo penned the famed designer a heartfelt birthday post on Instagram.
She said in the post that it was her husband’s birthday and then moved on to sing praises of him. She called Rich Mnisi one of the kindest beings she had ever known. And that his beautiful, loving, and thoughtful personality made it easier for her to fall in love with him.
Even though the couple referred to themselves as husband and wife, they never opened up about getting married or confirmed their marital status.
After Thulo moved on with Anton, many thought that the former couple’s relationship had soured. However, the two proved otherwise as they still maintained a close relationship. In December 2021, when Rich Minisi hosted a lavish party for his birthday, Boity Thulo attended with her boyfriend, Anton Jeftha.
Rich approved the affair when he posted pictures of the couple on Instagram and captioned it, ‘I’m happy for them’. Since his public relationship with Boity Thulo ended, Rich Mnisi has not been romantically linked to anyone. And he is also not known to have dated anyone in the past years.
Is Rich Mnisi Straight or Gay?
In an interview with i-D in the year 2017, Rich Mnisi disclosed his sexuality, admitting to being gay. He, however, stated that he has never spoken about his sexuality and doesn’t feel the need to do it. Hence, he only reveals his queer identity through his works as a fashion designer. Over the years, he has become famous for designing wears for queer people.
Even though Mnisi hardly speaks about his sexuality, he often associates himself with the LGBTQ community. His Twitter bio bears a flag of LGBTQ, and in October 2019, he tweeted the flag, hinting that he is a proud member of the LGBTQ community. He explained in the interview that he became aware of his sexuality at a young age.
But having been raised in a Christian home, he prayed against being gay and asked God to heal him of the demon inside him. He then grew up and started having a different relationship with his faith as he came to terms with his queer masculinity. Furthermore, the Soweto-born has been celebrated by the LGBTQ community as he has received multiple Feather Awards.