He maybe widely respected as one of South Africa’s best sports presenters but sadly he doesn’t seem to be having as much success in his personal life, well at least as far as the relationships sector is concerned.
Robert Marawa has been dating Radio and Television Personality Pearl Thusi since late 2015 and their relationship has already been shaken up by the 42-year old sport fundi’s alleged womanising.
Although the two have made it a point to shield their romance from the limelight, rumours have exploded that Robert’s roving eye is driving Pearl(27) nuts. What exacerbates the situation is that the couple are said to be engaged.
Three Independent sources close to the couple confirm that all is not well between the two love birds.
“During the festive season Pearl came to work crying and had to be consoled by friends,” one of the source revealed. She kept saying, ” he is cheating on me with a model. How could he do this to me?” The thing is Robert knows how to treat a woman and how to make her feel like a Queen at first so that is what attracts them to him.
Robert usually accompanies Pearl to events but he was nowhere to be seen at the recent Metro FM Nominees announcement party held in Bryanston, Joburg.
The starlet arrived alone and spent most of the evening chatting to friends. “She was warned when she started dating Robert about his roving eye and that once he is settled in a relationship gets a bit too comfortable and starts cheating,” said another source.
“But she was so in love with him that she didn’t want to hear reason. And now he is gone and done what he does when he settles into a relationship.
“She should have seen this coming-it’s not like she was not warned of his cheating ways but she still went ahead with the relationship.
The mother of one is said to be taking the news of her man’s cheating hard. “She can’t believe he would do this to her because of the way he was treating her up until now.,” yet another well placed sourced reveal.
“She thought she was the centre of his universe but she got a reality check when she found out that he is playing the field again. She is not talking much about how she feels but you can see she is taking the strain bigtime.
Now friends and fans are wondering how the couple will resolve the matter. “They are not even married yet but there is already trouble in paradise,” the third source continued.
“I just wonder if they will be able to resolve their issues before they actually walk down aisle. It’s such a shame, because they really seem like a nice couple and they really love each other. Let’s hope they will get past this.
“They have already planned their lives together and now that this news has come to light, we don’t know what will happen,” the source continues.
Robert hasn’t had much luck in the love department. He has dated a string of beautiful women, including model Babalwa Mneno and one of his relationships ended in a highly publicised maintenance drama involving his baby mama Zoe Mthiyane who accused him of not supporting his son financially.
Previously Pearl has dated Walter Mokoena and they have a child together. The actress was also linked to Quinton Jones who was later said to be dating media personality Minnie Dlamini.
Whether or not this power couple will patch up things and move on, remains to be seen.
Numerous attempts were made to contact Robert and Pearl but both stars were unavailable for comment by the time of writing.