Fans of Robert Marawa and Pearl Thusi went into a state of mourning on Sunday evening after the sports personality confirmed that he and Pearl had called it quits.
Robert who is usually fiercely protective of his personal life took to Twitter on Sunday to confirm rumours and speculation surrounding their romance, revealing that they broke up “a few months ago”.
It was all too much for heartbroken Twitter users who flooded the social media site with memes and messages in response to the news.
The poor child 🙆🏾 I'm worried 😩 pic.twitter.com/Rio52qutDN
— IG: lebocroc (@Lebocroc_1) August 7, 2017
it's very hectic, trust me. pic.twitter.com/hDzsUZDiPQ
— sizwe nyembe (@NyembeSizwe) August 6, 2017
Robert Marawa and Pearl how dare you? pic.twitter.com/TD5Hg2kqlu
— The Instigator (@AmBlujay) August 6, 2017
Did she give you your ring? pic.twitter.com/cIqpsLYCJT
— Nare Precious (@NareNashPresh) August 7, 2017
— Doublekapital_g (@desmondchibvura) August 7, 2017
Others suggested that Robert quickly get back onto the dating scene.
Robert Marawa must stop dating kids and come to mama !
— Lovey (@Inkedlovey) August 6, 2017
@robertmarawa …so now that u r no longer with her, can I get a date with u perhaps?
— Queendiva Sullo (@QueendivaSullo) August 7, 2017
— Jurist💀 (@luckisto_l) August 6, 2017
Speaking on East Coast Radio on Monday, Robert said he felt “great” and had decided to confirm the split because he wanted to protect him and Pearl from vicious rumours that may be spread about their relationship
“It is what it is,” he said of the break-up.
Two weeks ago it was reported that the couple’s relationship was in turmoil with the pair’s last fight said to possibly have been the “final straw”.