AWARD-winning R&B songbird and TV actress Keabetswe Kaybee Motsilanyane (37) is engaged to a Ben10 blesser. Midrand-based construction tycoon Nico Matlala popped the question on Kaybee only three months after they hit it off.
Matlala, born in 1985 in Polokwane, Limpopo, is seven years Kaybee s junior. The tycoon confirmed he was engaged to the muso, saying they would soon be walking down the aisle.
“We have visited her family in Rustenburg about two or three weeks ago to discuss this. Everybody is fine and happy for us,” Matlala said.
Matlala said Kaybee had been his friend on social media for a while, but things heated up between them when she told him she was a free agent.
“She is a quiet and reserved person. That is why I’m surprised you have all these details about our plans. She is a quite person, makes me happy and we love each other.”
Matlala declined to comment on their age gap. Kaybee, who played Lucile in Rythm City, couldn’t be reached for comment at the time of going to press. But her two friends, who wanted to remain anonymous to protect their relationship with her, confirmed the wedding bells.
One friend said the couple had already consummated their relationship by moving in together to the tycoon’s mansion in Midrand, north of Johannesburg “Matlala has already introduced her to his sisters and relatives, and they are happy that she is going to be their makoti,” said the friend.
Another friend said Kaybee couldn’t wait to get hitched to Matlala. “She thought she would never be happy again after breaking up with the father of her child Terry Pinana. But in Nico, she found happiness.”