It doesn’t happen often, but when celebrities date and their age differences are considered to be “unconventional” then you’ll usually find that the citizens of Mzansi have something (or a lot!) to say

Firstly, what is “normal”? Most people expect a woman to date a man who is just a few years older than she is. If the gap is too wide, or if she is considerably older, people, for some reason, tend to have an issue with it.

Regardless, we know that age is nothing but a number and as long as both parties are matured adults, we don’t see an issue with some of these unconventional age gaps.

Here are a few celebrity couples whose age gaps have had people talking on the timeline…


Phat Joe and Palesa

Phat Joe, who is 43, raised a number of eyebrows when he proposed to (and eventually married) the mother of his child, Palesa Morgan who is 26.

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The two of them have addressed the matter a number of times with Joe hailing her maturity.


Zodwa Wabantu and Ntobeko Linda

Zodwa Wabantu and her fiancé Ntobeko are the very definition of unconventional.

Never mind that she proposed to him and is paying his lobola, she has spoken many times about the benefits of dating a man who is six years younger AKA a Ben 10.



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