Tshepi Vundla

Tshepi Vundla with boyfriend JR Bogopa. Images via Twitter @MusaKhawula

‘Pandora ring’: Tshepi Vundla rubbishes claims she’s marrying JR

‘Six years together’: Influencer Tshepi Vundla reveals she and her ‘Idols SA’ judge boyfriend JR Bogopa are not getting married.

Tshepi Vundla

Tshepi Vundla with boyfriend JR Bogopa. Images via Twitter @MusaKhawula

Media personality Tshepi Vundla has poured cold water on claims that she’s getting married to Idols SA judge and long-term boyfriend JR Bogopa after she shared a rock on her ring finger.   

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The mother of two Tshepi Vundla reveals in an interview with Sowetan on Thursday, 18 August that she wasn’t in a hurry to marry her Idols SA judge boyfriend JR Bogopa.  

“The ring that I’m wearing is just a simple one… it’s even a Pandora ring, I don’t know why people would confuse it with an engagement ring, it’s not even sparkly enough. I’m glad people assume it’s expensive but unfortunately, it isn’t,” she said.  

The makeup artist and JR, who welcomed their second child in 2021 have been together for six years.   

“I’ve been with JR for six years, I know it feels like a long time but our relationship is quite young. I’ve never been a girl who set a timestamp on when I should be married nor do I fantasise about walking down the aisle.”  

“If it happens, that’s good and if it doesn’t it’s still fine. What matters is that I know where I stand with my partner.”  

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She also tells the publication that JR is not a Randall Abrahams “wannabe” as labelled by viewers on social media.  

“JR is a very honest person and not one to beat about the bush. He’s such a musical genius and his style of judging comes from honesty more than anything else. He’s very good at what he does and knows the ins and outs of the music industry,”  she said.  

“He’s even as honest at home. He’s a very sensible, smart, and hardworking individual which is what I love the most about him. He’s also fun and at times is the life of the party.”