Last updated on Jan 29th, 2021 at 10:09 am

After months of playing hide-and-seek it has emerged that Robert Marawa and Pearl Thusi are engaged.

Pearl first sparked engagement rumours when she was spotted with some impressive bling on her finger at the annual South African Music Awards earlier this year.

The actress has also showed off the ring in numerous social media posts, however both Pearl and Robert hadn’t officially confirmed the news.

Until now that is!

During a revealing interview with Anele Mdoda on Real Talk, Robert spoke out about ‘the lady’ in his life for the first time.

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Even though Robert didn’t mention Pearl’s name, their relationship is somewhat of an open secret and he didn’t shy away from mentioning that his ‘lady’ is “currently taking a bite of the Big Apple.”

Speaking about their engagement, Anele approached the topic by telling Robert that his girlfriend told her that “one of her fingers [is] officially occupied.”

Anele added that Pearl told her that Robert popped the question in a restaurant, that it was sweet and she’s happy. A coy Robert tried to dodge the question at first by poking fun at the situation.

“I’m sure she wasn’t lying because the evidence is there and I’m sure she showed you the evidence” Robert said.

Talking about how they first met, Robert explained to Anele that they met at a Polo event, and spoke while he walked to his car.

Robert said that no numbers were exchanged and he just left it God’s hands.

“Jesus will bring us together one day, if he does,” Robert remembered about the encounter.

And much to his surprise it was Pearl who got in touch after that.

“I did a tribute show for Senzo Meyiwa and she sent through a message to say, “wow”. She’s like that, everything is not just about her. So it’s no surprise that the person is taking a bite out of The Big Apple”

Pearl is currently filming in New York for the hit U.S. series Quantico.