Last updated on Jan 27th, 2021 at 09:21 pm

Actress and first-time-mother Simphiwe Ngema showed off her postpartum body for the first time since giving birth earlier this year, and her social media fans are absolutely here for her!

It’s been an exciting year for Simphiwe Ngema who welcomed her first child in June of this year, although she only announced the news in September. The 31-year-old actress was adamant about starting her motherhood journey on her own terms and it seems as if she has picked and chosen exactly what she wants to share with the world and when.

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Simphiwe Ngema’s work in orogress

This week we got a rare glimpse into her life as a new mommy when she showed us how much progress she’s made on her post-pregnancy body and let’s just say the hard work is already paying off, although she admits she still has some challenges to overcome. Simphiwe revealed in her post that she had gained close to 20 kgs and had to give her stomach time to recover after undergoing a C-section when she gave birth.

The ex-Muvhango star wrote, “I haven’t been binding my tummy because I had a C-section and I’ve gained 20kg [I enjoy eating] but it’s time for me to start my journey of getting back into shape.”

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Simphiwe Ngema showing off her weight loss. (Image Credit:


While some new mothers might feel the pressure of trying to shed the baby weight as soon as possible, Simphiwe Ngema urged patience and revealed that she was not going to be rushed into a dramatic body transformation. She added to her caption, “I’m giving myself a year. Ang’funi pressure, please. Baking a whole human being is a big deal and I’ve learnt to be kind to myself. You can miss me with the pressures of ‘snap back’ ngi right, shame,”

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Tino and Simz Loving Life As New Parents

Outside of her weight journey, Simphiwe Ngema appears to be the happiest that we have seen her in the past few years, having found love in the arms of TV personality and model Tino Chinyani. The lovebirds have proven to not only be great parents to their son, baby Tinyani, but have also quickly become one of Mzansi entertainment’s hottest couples too.

Just the other day they were snapped on social media, looking loved up during a night swim:


Although they are still selective with their privacy, moments like these have made many of Simphiwe’s long-time followers happy to see her in another healthy and loving relationship. Long may it continue!