During the shooting of The Real House Wives of Durban Music Mogal and Gospel IT Girl Ayanda Ncwane lost her mother
Although Ayanda and her family grieved mostly in private, the show did share some of the aftermaths of Ayanda’s grief including a moment where viewers say Ayanda faked tears and gave an unconvincing performance of grief on air.
Her brother Phupho Gumede who was with her when the scene was shot, responded to criticism on Twitter and told viewers that his sister was indeed heartbroken.
Tragedy overshadows the drama
There is drama, and then there is a tragedy. While enjoying the dramatics during what was supposed to a relaxing getaway to launch Laconco’s beauty and skincare range Ayanda received terrible news and had to rush away when her mother suddenly fell sick.
While the ladies were disturbed and concerned for Ayanda, the show did (as it must) go on without her with the usual squabbles and even a showdown between LaConco and Annie.
Drama queen Ayanda was not acting
Ayanda’s antics and drama have become a regular weekend topic and the bread and butter of the show, however, viewers have never actually seen her cry on the show.
Between ‘Madames’ unexpected tears and her brothers strangely timed giggling many viewers thought Ayanda had given a terrible performance and needed to work on her fake crying.
#RHODurban I feel sorry for Ayanda. Mara that fake cry lol, even Phupho was laughing Uya acta u Mma Ncwane . And her mood just escalated right after that? No maan, gare bana
— Cindexella__ (@Hann_Mckay) March 26, 2021
Ayanda’s biggest fan
Siblings have their moments, but we are all here for the super cute relationship Ayanda has with her little brother and stylist Phupho Gumede.
Although it was probably Phupho’s giggling that convinced viewers his sister’s tears were a bad act, he quickly cleared the air on Twitter.
Phupho says he is just one of those unfortunate people who laugh at awkward times.
So you think she fake cried talking about her mother’s passing?Twitter is wild.Also I was laughing because I laugh in situations that make me emotional rather than cry because once I start crying I don’t stop until I sleep it off.#RHODurban https://t.co/3WfxoeyZEh
— phupho gumede K (@phuphogumedek) March 26, 2021
Cry me a river
This comes after Kgomotso was accused not only by viewers but the rest of the ladies too of faking the tears for attention. In last weeks episode, Kgomosto burst into tears unexpectedly during dinner with the ladies because she remembered it was her late grandmothers birthday.
While many viewers looked past Ayanda and Phupho’s awkward moment and shared their condolences with Ayanda and her family over their loss, many questioned where the ladies were and why they did not support Ayanda during her mourning.
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