Connie and Shona Ferguson's love story

Shona, real name Aaron, met Connie at her Johannesburg home in 2001. At the time, she was already a household name thanks to her iconic role as Karabo Moroka in Generations. Shona was there to drop off mutual friends meeting Connie’s sister Lorato. As he sipped on a glass of water, Connie came out out of her room to greet him and their love story began.

It was a whirlwind romance for the pair. After only two months of dating, they tied the knot in a traditional wedding. Their white wedding was held soon after.

In 2011, the pair renewed their vows in a lavish ceremony in front of 70 guests at top Johannesburg wedding destination Avianto.

Throughout their marriage, the pair have built an empire that has brought much luxury to their lives. Aside from their production company, Connie also owns a beauty line called Koni Multinational Brands. She is also among the highest-paid actors in the country.

In 2017, when the pair celebrated 15 years of marriage, they did an interview with a famous publication. At the launch of their cover, Connie spoke about how she knew Shona was the one from the strong soul connection she felt.

A feeling that Shona knew as “love at first sight”

Over the years, the pair were soon dubbed thee SA power couple, not only because of the love that was so evident between them but they were building an empire together, looking good and having fun during the whole process.

Shona and Connie celebrated each other on big occasions — award wins, birthdays, anniversaries etc. and also celebrated each other randomly.

The rise of social media gave the Fergusons' fans a better view into their love as the pair never shied away from declaring their love for each other.

Last year, when the couple celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary, they took to social media to profess their undying love for one another even after so many years, leaving social media users inspired and in their feels.

With a snap of himself with his queen on his lap, Shona took to Instagram and wrote, “We are 19 years old. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary. This journey of life is very easy with you by my side. What we can’t work on together, nothing. I love you melaiti.”

While Connie posted a snap of her love of 19 years who still manages to make her laugh.

“I don’t know what you’re saying here, but the fact that you could still make me laugh 19 years later is all I’ve been praying for. Happy Wedding Anniversary. I love you more every day and thank God!”

The End of a beautiful lovestory

Shona died aged 47 on July 30 after he succumbed to Covid-19 complications at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.


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