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Nyalleng Thibedi on motherhood: It teaches you to be selfless

27 June 2018 - 13:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Uzalo actress Nyalleng Thibedi says there's no greater joy than being a mother.
Uzalo actress Nyalleng Thibedi says there's no greater joy than being a mother.
Image: Via Instagram/NyallengThibedi

You know we all have that one friend that never finishes a five minute conversation without saying "my child this or my child that." Well, Nyalleng Thibedi has pleaded guilty to being that friend.

There are a lot of things that fulfil Nyalleng as a person but more than her love for acting and for life in general, being called a mommy is her highest calling and she explained why to TshisaLIVE.

"I still can't fathom how I gave birth to this incredible human being. I love him unconditionally and receive the same love, unconditionally. It's such a consuming yet selfless kind of love."

Nyalleng has a six-year-old son and she said she often finds herself bragging about the amazing person that has come from her.

The actress said it amazed her how she could walk into a shop with the intention of spoiling herself and walk out with bags of clothes and shoes for her son.

"Being a mother teaches you to be selfless in a different way. Before you become a mother, you may think you selfless but it’s a different level after you give birth to a person.

Nyalleng explained that when she gets a moment to herself, be it in the car or anywhere for that matter, she's always thinking about how she can be a better mother and a better person.

"I think about I can become a better human being in all facets of my life. Whether it is being a better mother, which I never want to stop improving on, or being a better actor or how I can connect better with my creator. I always think to myself, 'what can I do today that I didn't do yesterday that will help me be better'."

Oh woman that's so profound.