Sonia Mbele Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Husband, Divorce, Kids, Depression, Business And Net Worth

Sonia Mbele Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Husband, Divorce, Kids, Depression, Business And Net Worth  

Through everything that she went through, Sonia Mbele continues to motivate women who go through the same difficulties and encourages them to be strong. When life becomes tough, it is not unusual for friends and family to seem as though they have abandoned you.

Sonia, born as Sonia Nomthandazo Mbele is a veteran South African actress, producer, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. She was once known as Sonia Sedibe when she was married to her now ex-husband. Most people refer her as Ntombi Khumalo, because of the role she portrayed for years on Generation The Legacy.

 

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Sonia Mbele Age

The actress was born on the 11th of December 1976 in Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa. Currently, Sonia Mbele age is 45 years. Her Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Details of her father, mother, and siblings are scarce. The multi-gifted actress speaks English, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Tswana fluently.

 

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Sonia Mbele Education

Little is known about Sonia’s education background or her early life. She, however, first started acting when she was in high school. She was an active member of a high school theatre group.

 

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Sonia Mbele Career

Sonia Mbele is a renowned media personality who has been in the industry for over 19 years. Sonia is a well-known actress, presenter and a judge in different reality shows. Her influence in the media industry landed her a role to feature as a judge for the 2010 Miss South Africa contest where they worked in selecting a model who ended up being a contestant at the Miss Universe competition.

She started her journey with Generations where she worked for nine years.

Here is the complete list of her journey

 

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Generations: She played the role of Ntombi Khumalo. Generation is a television show aired on SABC1.`She joined the crew in 2003 and she parted ways with Generations in 2011.

 

Gold Diggers: Sonia Mbele joined Gold Diggers in 2015 as Thuli in Season 1 of the show.

 

Greed & Desire: Sonia Mbele continued her journey and played the role Thlabi on the debut season.

 

iNumber Number: She starred in the television series that was the first of its kind in the country. She was the main character and played the role of Philane.

 

Keeping Score: Sonia Mbele joined the television show and she played the character of Mmamosa Letsie.

Miss South Africa: She was a judge in Season 56 of the show where the winner was Bokang Montjane who later became the representative for South Africa at the Miss Universe 2011 and Miss World 2011 pageants.

SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards: Sonia Mbele later expanded her skills and became a presenter in the 6th season of the SABC Gospel Music Crown award show.

 

 

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Sonia Mbele Husband And Divorce

Sonia Mbele was married to businessman Leslie Sedibe and the couple tied the knot in 2006 after dating for a couple of years. Unfortunately, the fairytale story didn’t end with happily ever after for the duo. As it was evident that their marriage was hanging on by a thread, Sonia and Leslie decided to call it quits in 2014 after being together for 8 years.

She aired out her dirty laundry to the public and opened up about how sad it was for her to go through a divorce and having to suffer a mild stroke at the time. Their split was in the headlines and she faced a lot of negative criticism from the public because people thought the couple didn’t fight for their marriage. However, in an interview with Times Live, Sonia revealed why she and Leslie got divorced:

 

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“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 a wave effect on her as she even once planned on committing suicide.

 

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Sonia Mbele Kids

Sonia Mbele is now a single parent, raising her three children. Their names are Donelle Sedibe, Khomo Sedibe, and Mosa Sedibe. Mosa is the last born and only daughter of the actress

 

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Sonia Mbele Depression

During the process of her divorce, she went through a rough patch such that the actress suffered a stroke that attacked her during her son’s birthday party. During the same period, Sonia Mbele also battled anxiety and panic attacks. She suffered depression when her friends and family became judgmental and abandoned her at her time of depression. Sonia’s condition saw her go into depression.

“I tried therapy but it didn’t work. Things got so bad I would even google ways of committing suicide and going out quickly and pain-free because I’d had enough of my life,” she said.

 

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Somehow, Sonia was able to get better and as a motivational speaker, she is a strong woman and constantly encourages her women to love and appreciate themselves. This is through her life experiences.

Sonia Mbele Business

Sonia Mbele is a fashionista who has a shoe collection. As a businesswoman of note, In 2018 she collaborated with Pesso to launch her shoe line. Sonia Mbele also has a production company RHOSA which is behind the production house behind Real Housewives of Johannesburg.

 

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Sonia Mbele net worth

When she was still married, many people claimed that Sonia was after her husband’s wealth and riches. She unclear these rumours and claimed that she worked hard for her money. Following the divorce, there were reports that she was broke. In 2017, she asserted that she had never struggled with money. Although she has not disclosed her net worth, she is living a decent life with her three children.

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