Carol Tshabalala "My man understands my world"
Carol Tshablala has managed to keep her life private - something that many celebs battle with. The first lady of sport has, however, decided to share a piece of herself with her fans in the August issue of Bona magazine. She opened up about her divorce, her career, falling ill and finding love.
"I felt trapped in the marriage because I was never really given space to flourish as an individual," she said, adding that her ex husband was her first boyfriend and that she got married at 19. "I was young and didn't know much about relationships and he took me for granted. Overall, the marriage was one where I was emotionally and physically abused."
She's put those dark days behind her and her found love again. "Sbu's [her boyfriend] so mature, he understands my world and isn't intimidated or threatened that I'm in sports and my colleagues are men," she told Bona.
She also opened up about her three children, moving from SABC Sports to SuperSport and those nasty rumours about her health after she lost a lot of weight in 2010.