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Babes & Mampintsha's 'Uthando Lodumo' gets mixed reactions from SA

01 July 2021 - 12:00 By chrizelda kekana
There were fans who enjoyed Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha's reality show while some couldn't stand it.
There were fans who enjoyed Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha's reality show while some couldn't stand it.

Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha's long-awaited reality show, Uthando Lodumo, finally premiered on Wednesday and it split viewers on Twitter, with some applauding the couple's bravery while others couldn't stand it.

Finally feeling like the stars had aligned for them to give Mzansi a front-row seat into their lives, the controversial couple lay their business bare in the Showmax original reality show.

Talking to TshisaLIVE this week, the couple expressed their excitement at finally having Mzansi get a look at their show, with both stars saying they felt it was about time and the Showmax deal was everything they wanted.

Honestly it was about time to set the record straight as people always assumed this and that about my relationship with my new husband.

They were able and willing to meet us halfway and feel that it was a project that would benefit all parties involved. I won't lie, I felt like I was part of everything as my views mattered too,” said Babes.

Mampintsha added, “The deal was worth it. It was a great idea and smart move for us.”

Their much-anticipated show premiered on Wednesday, and the reactions to their show flooded the TL, making the show trend and indicating that many people tuned in to get a feel of what the reality show has to offer. 

Having led very public lives from the get-go, it seems tweeps tuned in to see if they could experience different sides to the stars and a different look at their relationship with each other and with their families.

Others took to Twitter to express how the show gave them exactly what they tuned in for — which is entertainment, humour, behind the scenes information and drama. The fans went on to applaud the couple for their bravery, saying that it couldn't have been easy to let cameras into their private world.

However, for others the show was not enough to make them forget the abuse story that hogged headlines for months. For those few tweeps, it was difficult for them to enjoy the show because they couldn't get past the couple's history.

Here are some of the reactions that topped the TL as Uthando Lodumo trended: