Thuli Phongolo and Maphorisa are not officially dating right now. However, there is obvious chemistry between the two performers even though they have repeatedly denied being in a relationship.
Besides the natural chemistry that exists between them, Thuli and Maphorisa have also given the public reasons to believe they might be secretly dating through numerous dance videos and social media posts. A lot of people believe the duo fits together like puzzle pieces in several ways.
Thuli Phongolo and Maphorisa’s Relationship
Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa were first linked together in 2021 after a video of them dancing went viral. In the video, Thuli is seen dancing intimately with Maphorisa. In another video, she was also seen holding on to Maphorisa while he smiled and gushed over her.
Following hours of speculation, Phongolo took to social media to set the record straight. She informed her followers that she was single and not in a relationship with Maphorisa.
Y’all stop, we’re not dating! I’m so done with you guys! 😂
— Thulisile Phongolo (@Thuli_P) October 12, 2021
In the same month, a video of two singing along to Kabza De Small’s hit song Asibe Happy, which is all about ignoring the world and being happy with your lover, also made the rounds on social media, further sparking rumors of dating between the two.
Thuli’s meeting point was at the Jojo Rooftop Lounge in Maboneng, where she was performing a paid gig. She admitted that she was nervous about playing with Maphoria initially but that she was excited she finally did.
Aowa guys Thuli was be honest about what’s happening between him and Maphorisa, open space mogurl☺️ pic.twitter.com/h134CQd6YY
— Call me Thabo🩸 (@Callmethaboo2nd) October 12, 2021
Not only did the duo entertain South Africans via IG Live, but also some internet users also picked up that Maphorisa may have gifted Thuli with a set of bracelets, which his fans saw him buy at Cartier in Dubai in his IG videos. The DJ had recently returned from Dubai at that time, where he gave himself a treat by buying expensive items and having fun.
The two performers gave the public the impression that they were not in a relationship after the videos went viral and the IG Live. While Thuli denied dating the top-notch DJ, Maphorisa, on his own part, ignored the public comments and rumors and refused to break his silence.
Thuli Phongolo and Maphorisa’s friendship is quite unique. The most interesting part is how they’ve been able to remain so close these years while denying intimacy between them. In November 2022, Maphorisa trended on social media after he posted a video of himself crying.
He made the video after JazziQ posted a picture of himself and Thuli Phongolo at a dinner where Maphori was not performing. His reaction made people assume that he was hurt by Thuli and JazziQ dating rumors.
JazziQ quickly denied dating Phongolo, while Maphorisa was also slammed for being weak and childish. Thuli and her alleged bae are mostly seen on sets playing together or in pictures and videos dancing intimately.
Is Thuli Phongolo Dating Maphorisa?
Thuli Phongolo hasn’t publicly confirmed her relationship status with DJ Maphorisa, regardless of their closeness. She has always refuted being in a serious relationship with the ‘Soweto Baby’ crooner, but a lot of people seem to have taken it with a pinch of salt.
Everyday I think I’m ready to date but then everyday I’m not ready… because wow, amadoda! 🙃
— Thulisile Phongolo (@Thuli_P) October 11, 2021
The two performers’ personal lives have continued to be subjects of public interest since the rumor of them dating first broke. On 3rd January 2022, pictures of Thuli and Maphorisa trended online after a nosy internet user shared screenshots of the duo’s Instagram posts to prove that the two shared the same bedroom at that time.
— Casanova (@DlalaChampion_) January 3, 2022
This time around, neither Thuli nor Maphorisa deemed it necessary to deny or affirm the report, which suggested to a lot of people that the two were probably tired of the public drama around their relationship.