South African actor, comedian, director, producer, and businessman Thomas Gumede celebrates his birthday today.
Most popular for his role in the drama series known as A Place Called Home Thomas Gumede now has his own premium television channel known as Black TV.
His role in the high-profile movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom that featured the world-famous actor Idris Elba, put Thomas Gumede on the global map.
As he celebrates his 35th birthday, let's take a look at how his year went by.
Zola Nombona and Thomas Gumede kept their relationship out of the focus and had everyone wondering who Zola's baby daddy was. One fine day, Thomas let it slip when he announced he was going to be a dad.
"My heart is carried by one of the dopest human beings alive 😍🥰"
Ever since the birth of their bundle of joy Cebelihle, Zola is no longer cautious in showing Thomas off.
Thomas gets emotional about his child-to-be
When Thomas Gumede and girlfriend Zola Nombona first revealed that they were pregnant with their first child, Thomas wrote an emotional Instagram post addressing his soon-to-be-child:
"I remember clearly the day I found out about you. Your mother looked at me and said "I'm pregnant" and then proceeded to cry. I understood it was tears of joy, anxiety, excitement, disbelief, love and the small realization that life will never be the same again."
When he tried to cover up on Twitter and failed!
After Thomas Gumede posted about being a dad with a series of ultrasound images on Twitter, a minor detail caught his followers' attention. They noticed the name on the ultrasound image -Zola Nombona.
I remember clearly the day I found out about you. Your mother looked at me and said “I’m pregnant” and then proceeded to cry. I understood it was tears of joy, anxiety, excitement, disbelief, love and the small realization that life will never be the same again. pic.twitter.com/ZhUM0BW3bI— Thomas Gumede (@ThomasGumede) May 19, 2020
Thomas then tried to cover up his oversight on Twitter by saying that it was the baby's name.
"No man guys, you got it all wrong. The name on the top of the 3rd baby picture is the baby's name," kidded Thomas Gumede.
Zola has shared a picture of Thomas holding baby Cebelihe and a few pictures that revealed that he was with her during her pregnancy.
Zola wrote a warm note to her friend, partner and love that told the story of their relationship.