You shouldn't stay where you feel unwanted, says Pearl Modiadie
Pearl Modiadie has gone through a lot of difficulties in her life but says she has been able to stay true to herself by remembering a lesson her mother taught her as a child.
The TV and radio personality was 19 when her mother died but the lessons she taught Pearl have stayed with the star forever.
"My mom used to say, ‘bekezela (hold on) for what?’ She didn’t take any nonsense, and felt that nobody should stand for it either,” Pearl told Bona magazine.
She explained that she has adopted the motto whenever she felt that she was not being treated right.
“You teach people how to treat you, and if they don't treat you that way, you let them go. Whether it’s toxic relationships, friendships or jobs, you shouldn’t stay where you feel unwanted. This is one lesson I will pass on to my children," Pearl added.
Pearl was set to tie the knot late last year but made headlines when she confirmed, only months before the big day, that she was no longer engaged. She did not go into any detail about the decision, only telling TshisaLIVE that she "would rather not talk about it".
She later took a solo trip to Bali before returning to work.