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Jessica Nkosi didn’t choose acting, acting chose her.

The award-winning actress once had dreams of becoming a lawyer but dropped out after failing criminal law in her second year.

The disappointment turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

Jessica signed up for drama after noticing the department while sitting at her university cafeteria. She graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Performance degree.

Jessica then moved to Johannesburg to pursue her dream of becoming a famous actress.

Less than a year after her graduation, Jessica landed a role on what would become one of South Africa’s most popular soapies.

She made her debut as Qondi Ngubane on Isibaya in 2013. Jessica remains one of the telenovela’s leading ladies.

The star is a jack of all trades. She has hosted hit TV shows such as Our Perfect Wedding.

Here’s a look at Jessica Nkosi’s biography.

Jessica Nkosi age

Jessica Nkosi was born on January 20, 1990. She is 29 years old as of 2019. Jessica grew up in KwaZulu-Natal’s Empangeni community. She was very close to her parents, Jabu Nkosi and Nhlanhlayethu Ntuli. Jessica’s father died when she was in Grade 11. He had Hodgkin’s disease – a rare form of cancer. Jessica described her father as her “best friend”. She paid tribute to him in an emotional Instagram post in July 2019.

“Today was a bit of a difficult day for me…Today is my father’s birthday. I keep telling myself to smile. He would be proud, not only of me but my siblings as well. We all thriving and making him proud. God is carrying us. We are so blessed to have had the opportunity to call him dad. Myself, sis Nomusa, Swazi, Junior and Sphelele are so blessed… (RIP to my beautiful older sister Sis Nomusa),” she wrote.

Jessica Nkosi boyfriend

Up until September 2019, Jessica Nkosi dated Uzalo star, Ntokozo ‘TK’ Dlamini. The couple reportedly started their romance in 2017. They kept their relationship under wraps until July 2018 when Jessica confirmed they were indeed a couple. She posted a picture with her boyfriend TK on Instagram and Twitter. “… this is the first and last time you will see him,” Jessica wrote.

Their hot romance ended abruptly after Jessica discovered TK was allegedly cheating on her. She took to Instagram to put the actor on blast. “To you who is seeing the father of my child behind my back. You are free to be with him fully now. No more hiding lol,” she wrote. Jessica added in a separate post: “And yes… I am heartbroken, shattered actually but you know what I will be fine… Good in fact.”

Jessica’s loyal fans helped her uncover the truth. They allegedly took pictures of TK and the woman while they were out together on the down-low.

Jessica Nkosi marriage

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Jessica Nkosi and her boyfriend TK Dlamini were allegedly set to walk down the aisle before calling it quits in September 2019. While the actress did not confirm the engagement, she was spotted with a gorgeous rock on her “ring” finger in August 2018.

Jessica Nkosi pregnant

Jessica Nkosi confirmed her pregnancy on the cover of True Love magazine’s July 2018 issue. She shared a picture of the cover on her Instagram page. “So I have something to share with you all. I’m very sorry I’ve been quiet and kept you in the dark about me. I’ve been going through a few things and decided to take a little break and get alright but I’m much better now…Now I’d like to share with you my blessing that God has gifted me with (well not just me… US lol).I feel chosen and blessed beyond compare,” she wrote.

Jessica did not share any details about the baby’s father. She hosted two lavish baby showers to celebrate her pregnancy. Jessica’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Jess” themed shower took place in July. She confirmed she was having a baby girl. Jessica invited some of her famous friends, including Thando Thabethe and Ntando Duma.

“I am so blessed though… I literally want to cry right now. Our little angel is even MORE BLESSED… She brings and exudes so much LOVE…” Jessica wrote on social media.

Jessica Nkosi baby daddy

Jessica Nkosi confirmed in July 2018 that her baby daddy is TK Dlamini. “Parents,” she captioned a picture of them together. After the birth of their daughter, Jessica thanked TK for giving her the best gift. “Thank you for, Nami,” she wrote on Instagram.

TK wrote a love letter to his daughter in October 2018 that melted his Instagram followers’ hearts.

“A month ago we received the greatest gift in the world,” he shared, “Dear Daughter, I promise to protect, lead, guide, provide and love you always. I also pray that God guides and shapes us to being the best parents we can be.”

Jessica Nkosi cheating rumours, controversy 

TK Dlamini’s cheating drama was not the first time Jessica Nkosi had to deal with an affair scandal. The actress has also been accused of cheating. The Sunday Sun claimed in January 2015 that Jessica and fellow actress Nomzamo Mbatha were no longer friends because of a love triangle. The paper claimed that Jessica had an affair with Nomzamo’s fiancé at the time, Khaya Mthethwa.

Nomzmao allegedly found steamy text messages between Khaya and Jessica. 

“Nomzamo couldn’t hold herself back anymore. She lost her cool and sent emails to the lovers to tell them their secret was out. On 28 December [2014], Nomzamo told both of them she knew all about their affair. And she added they could carry on – with her blessings,” a source told the publication.

Source : Zalebs

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