SNAPS | Inside Connie Ferguson’s 51st birthday with friends and family

14 June 2021 - 15:00
Connie Ferguson (right) seen here with her daughter Lesedi (left), at her 51st birthday celebration.
Connie Ferguson (right) seen here with her daughter Lesedi (left), at her 51st birthday celebration.
Image: Instagram/Lesedi Matsunyane via Sibusiso Mtshali photography

While she may look absolutely nothing like it, actress and media mogul Connie Ferguson recently celebrated a whole 51 years of age, and she held a celebratory dinner filled with love and laughter.

Totally putting a face to the phrase “ageing like fine wine”, Connie turned 51 on June 10. Known to often celebrate her birthday the whole month, Connie kicked off the celebrations at the weekend with people she holds dear to her heart.

Planned by the popular event planner Nono Events, everything looked stunning at The Houghton Hotel, where the theme of the room was white, gold and green.

Connie showed up looking stunning in a simple but elegant black flowy dress with colourful patterns and she was radiating joy in every snap captured.

On Connie's actual birthday, social media was flooded with messages from family and friends wishing the actress an amazing day.

Her husband, Shona Ferguson, penned a heartfelt message. He described his beautiful wife as the air he breathes and expressed his gratitude for her life.

“It’s my honey's birthday. No words can describe how much I love you pie, so I am going to keep it short. You are the air I breathe. I love you, angel. Happy Birthday, melaiti. Let’s keep building and growing. Cheers to life.”

Connie's daughters also sang their mother's praises on her birthday.

The actress’ youngest daughter Ali, who recently celebrated her 19th birthday, also took to social media to celebrate her mom. She referred to Connie as her best friend and the coolest mother ever. 

“My MAMZO, My Queen, My Best Friend, Dance and Gym partner, My Rock, Happy Birthday mama. This year has been a blessing for me because I’ve got to spend A LOT of time with you. I’ve literally taken on some of your characteristics and habits Regardless of that, I’m so glad and fortunate to say that my mother is my best friend. Thank you for being the coolest, realistic mother in the world. Words cannot describe how much I love you, mama. I hope you have an AMAZING day today filled with a lot of love, joy, and laughter. I love you, mommy.”

Connie's firstborn daughter, Lesedi, said her mother was the “kindest, strongest and funniest woman” on planet Earth.

“The Queen is 51! Happy birthday to the kindest, strongest and FUNNIEST woman on planet Earth. Believe it or not guys, my mom is hilarious. Thank you for being the best mother, wife, sister and grandmother we could’ve asked for. May today be filled with nothing but love, happiness and WARMTH — because wow, you had to be born in winter! I love you Infinity, Ma,” she said.

See the snaps from Connie's big day below: