Loyiso MacDonald of 'The Queen' opens up about how his divorce affected him

12 October 2020 - 18:22
By Chrizelda Kekana
Actor Loyiso MacDonald plays the role of Kagiso in 'The Queen'.
Image: Instagram/Loyiso Macdonald via Rami Chuene Actor Loyiso MacDonald plays the role of Kagiso in 'The Queen'.

The Queen actor Loyiso MacDonald has given fans a front-row seat into the private and most personal parts of his life, including his divorce and why he's an atheist.

Loyiso hardly ever shares details about his personal life, which is why his fans were delighted to get to know him better in a recent interview.

Talking to MacG of Podcast and Chill on YouTube, the actor held nothing back about his life before the fame, including the fact that he was abused when he was little and that he is a divorcee.

At 24, Loyiso married a musician named Luphiwo (formerly Mathunzi), whom he said was 22 at the time. He opened up about how they broke up in 2016 when they were both still trying to figure things out.

“I was just figuring things out about myself and I think she was too ... The two of us were really becoming adults together when I think about it. Who we ended up becoming, were two people — not who hated each other by the way — who were very different with very different priorities in life and I think that won in the end,” he said.

Loyiso gave a vague answer about whether there was cheating involved when they parted but he admitted that he became a heavy drinker during that time.

Watch the full video below:

P.S. Jump to the 40:01 minute to hear about how he met his ex-wife and how it all ended.

When it came to his lack of belief in God, Loyiso said it was simple for him, he just doesn't believe anything about God is true.

“Why I'm an atheist is simply because I am not convinced that it's true.”

This was not the first time the actor opened up about his lack of belief in God. Back in 2019, after comments made in the Timothy Omotoso's rape trial, Loyiso engaged a tweep about his stance as an atheist. Loyiso reposted the quote and got into a discussion with followers who tried to show him the “error” of his ways. That's when he explained what being an atheist meant to him and why he chose that path.

“I don't hate religion. I simply lack belief, that is what atheism is. I'm an atheist so I don't believe in holy books. I'm not sure I understand the second part of your question. We believe all sorts of things, remove the book altogether and start saying for yourself I say. It takes more work but is ultimately rewarding,” he said.