Idols SA judge Unathi Msengana shocked her fans at the weekend when she confirmed that she and her husband Thomas have separated 

While there had been reports earlier this year that the couple’s marriage was in trouble, many brushed off the rumours as fake news.

Both Unathi and Thomas, who are notoriously private about their family life, kept mum, though sources told the Sunday Sun in August that their relationship was on the brink of a “catastrophic failure”.

But Unathi showed no signs that her marriage was on the rocks over the past few months, and it was business as usual for the TV and radio personality as far as her public profile was concerned.

Here’s a look at how she kept her relationship drama off social media…

She focused on her work 

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While some celebrities use their personal problems to gain media attention for new projects, Unathi has been busy promoting her new album without a hint of trouble in paradise. She shared happy pictures of herself having fun at her album-listening party a few weeks ago.