Generations actor Thato Molamu dismisses "sugar mama" rumours
Let's just say that the heart-throb hasn't taken allegations that his career has benefitted from favouritism lightly.
Rumours that Thato's character is flourishing because he's dating Generations head-writer Bongi Ndaba have been doing the rounds for weeks now.
However, when Drum magazine approached Thato about the issue, the actor got quite defensive. "I usually would like for my talent to speak for itself. If somebody doesn't believe in what I do, then, you know, we all have different opinions," he told the magazine.
When quizzed about the speculation that he landed his role because of his relationship with Bongi, Thato labelled the insinuation as "downright wrong and cruel".
He added, "It also undermines what I do. And yes, it was not an easy journey for me to be where I am today and Generations was not my first job."
Thato and Bongi also share a four-year-old son.
So there you have it!