Reality star and businesswoman Silindile “Slee” Wendy Ndlovu cleared the air on what she meant by she “left her kids behind” to be with Amazulu boss Sandile Zungu — on the Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) reunion which aired on Showmax on Wednesday 10 May.
SLEE CLEARS AIR ON ‘LEAVING KIDS BEHIND’
On the Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) reunion, Silindile “Slee” Wendy Ndlovu cleared the air on her controversial statement where she said she “left her kids behind” to be with her ex-boyfriend Sandile Zungu. Twitter users slammed the reality star for leaving behind her kids for a relationship.
She has now explained that she was still a present mom and saw her kids every weekend or every other weekend but she was just not there to take them to school or attend recitals. Slee also explained that she wanted her kids’ father to stay with them because the divorce was already too much change.
“I went through a divorce. My children were living with me and their father and when we went through the divorce I couldn’t have removed my kids from their norm. They were already going through so much,” she said
“So I had to sacrifice and allow their dad to stay with them, because that is their home, their friends and everything. And also when I said I was away from my kids, I only meant I was not there to take them to school everyday. I wasn’t there to take them to recitals, but I would see them every weekend, or every other weekend,” she continued.
“I even went to the extent of getting a house in Hillcrest so I can spend more time with my children. So, it’s not that I did not see him… I was a present mom,” she added.
WHAT THE REALITY STAR HAS PREVIOUSLY SAID
Slee sat down with her two daughters to chat about how they felt when she had been absent in their lives on an episode of the series. She admitted that she had missed out on very important milestones in her daughters lives. Slee has two daughters — Bayanda (16) and Enhle (11).
The reality star apologised to her daughters for not being there and asked to start rebuilding their relationship. She then asked them how they felt and the girls explained that it was difficult for them. Enhle revealed that it hurt her feelings to have kids at school make fun of her for not having her mom around.
In an on-screen conversation with her sister, Slee revealed that co-parenting with her “baby daddy” is easy. She said this is because he loves his children more than anything.
Slee opened up about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Amazulu boss Sandile Zungu on the first episode of the third season of the reality show. She then revealed that she had left her kids behind for this relationship.
“My ex and I had been together for six years. When the break up came it was a shock for me and then three months later he was married to someone else, which then in hindsight tells me it was just a plot,” she said in a confessional.
“To be honest I’ve got good days and I’ve got very bad days,” she said to Nonku.
“I sometimes do miss him. Because in all honesty, I have invested a lot my time, my expertise, everything. Everything that I am into that man, to an extent that I even left my kids behind to be with him,” she continued.