Celebrity chef Lorna Maseko and EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu have welcomed their first baby together.
Following months of speculation about Maseko’s pregnancy, sources close to the pair have claimed that Maseko gave birth to a healthy baby this month, solidifying her romance with the red berets’ second in command.
They thought the baby would be born next month. Floyd and Lorna are serious about each other, so this is good news for them. “Lorna has always wanted a baby, so she’s a happy mum,” the source said.
The baby is Shivambu’s fourth child and the media personality’s first.
She had not responded to requests for a comment by the time of going to press.
Shivambu evaded all questions sent to him, responding only with: “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Maseko, who was formerly a dancer, rubbished rumours in September last year that she was pregnant, saying she was suffering from fibroids.
“Let me nip this in the bud really quickly: I’m not pregnant. It’s actually evil! Women suffer from many issues: fibroids (which I have), endometriosis and many more. You don’t know people’s stories. Stop it!”she posted on her Instagram page at the time.
However, she sported what looked like a baby bump in an Instagram live video.
Another source revealed that Shivambu was very much in love with the former Top Billing presenter and had made it clear that he intended to spend the rest of his life with her.
“They live together in Fourways and have been dating since 2019. They used to attend a lot of social gatherings together and, at some stage, Lorna organised a surprise birthday celebration for him to show that she appreciates him,” a source said.
“Floyd also spoils Lorna rotten every chance he gets. They’re happy together.”
Maseko and Shivambu allegedly became close shortly after he had separated from his wife, Siphesihle Pezi, whom he married in 2017.
Maseko ended her six-year marriage to businessperson Gcina Lukhele in 2016.