Sonia Mbele (Ntombi), discusses leaving Generations for her husband.
Sonia Mbele, a Mzansi actress and director, has never shied away from discussing the difficulties she encountered in her marriage that ultimately led to her divorce.
This week, Sonia admitted to Kaya 959 that it was a challenging moment in her career because she had to put some of her goals on hold.
“You know when something is not working and you still want to make it work in any way. I remember being on the biggest show in the country and not being able to watch it because it made people around me uncomfortable. It became deeper,” she told Dineo and Sol Phenduka.
Leslie Sedibe, a businessman, was the husband of Sonia Mbele. In 2006, after a few years of dating, the pair got married.
Leslie Sedibe and Sonia Mbele divorce
Sadly, after 8 years of marriage, the couple decided to file for divorce. 2014 saw their divorce.
She admitted having a little stroke at the time.
Sonia and Leslie’s breakup made headlines because she received a lot of unfavorable press.
Some people condemned Sonia for not attempting to save her marriage without knowing what transpired behind the scenes.
In an exclusive interview with Times Live, Sonia revealed why she and Leslie got divorced: “I don’t know of anyone who willingly walks away from their marriage if they still want to make it work. But the truth is Leslie and I were two different people who wanted different things. Yes, we loved each other… I became the person that he wanted me to be and lost myself in the process.”
This had repercussions for her because she once considered killing herself.
Sonia has been caring for her four kids on her alone.
After the divorce, Sonia stood up and reestablished herself.
Mbele was able to recover from that upsetting experience and develop her brand in a stronger and better way.