In the past couple of episodes of Life with Kelly Khumalo S2 on Showmax, Wanda, Brenda and Kelly expressed their dismay about the current state of their friendship.
Their issues with each other took viewers by surprise, because looking from the outside-in, the girls seemed to be okay.
So what’s the problem?
The issue began when Brenda did not attend Thingo’s birthday party organised by her mother – Kelly. Kelly took Benda’s absence to heart and gave Brenda the cold shoulder.
“I wanted Brenda there. It meant a lot for me to have her there and when she didn’t pitch, I lost it,” says Kelly.
Brenda did not appreciate Kelly’s response; she explains that she tried to get in touch with Kelly and explain why she could not attend the party.
And then the silent treatment from both ends of the friendship ensued.
Brenda goes M.I.A.
The same issue occurred at Wanda’s party held at the Vaal. Brenda was invited but did not attend. Brenda’s absence also upset Wanda who was excited to celebrate her 40th milestone with all her close friends.
Brenda’s absence was mentioned at Wanda’s party and it was obvious that Wanda was disappointed with her friend’s M.I.A. episodes.
In episode 10, the girls manage to get together and hash out their differences. In this conversation, the friends also discovered the root cause of Brenda’s behaviour.
The chilled set-up becomes emotionally charged when Brenda opens up about the state of her relationship.
“I didn’t reach out to anyone with what I was going through because I wanted to deal with it alone,” explains Brenda.
Brenda also reveals that she is only now fully accepting that she is a single mother after 8 years of being in a relationship.
“I’m owning up to the fact that I’m a single mother and I’m doing everything for the kids. I don’t know if I learned something or I’m still learning, but what I know for sure is that I was forcing things,” says Brenda.
Find out how Wanda and Kelly support their friend through this difficult time.