After a hugely successful first season, Life With Kelly Khumalo S2 is now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes coming every Thursday.
Season 1 topped one million views in record time soon after it launched in August 2020, garnering rave reviews from South Africa’s critics and fans alike.
Life With Kelly Khumalo S1 is now up for a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Soap Structured Reality TV Show. Its only competition is from two other Showmax Originals: Lebo M – Coming Home and Somizi & Mohale: The Union.
Kelly Khumalo became a household name by the age of 21 and is currently one of South Africa’s biggest music stars, boasting more than two million followers on Instagram.
She has won the Best Female Artiste accolade at the South African Music Awards (SAMA), sold millions of albums and opened for Grammy winner Missy Elliott.
Since Season 1, Kelly has launched her eighth studio album, The Voice of Africa, featuring the hit single Empini, which has already amassed more than seven million views on YouTube alone.
Season 1 recap
A Season 1 recap of the popular reality show is available to watch on YouTube here.
Season 1 didn’t shy away from any of Kelly’s controversies, including her turbulent relationship with her son’s father, hip hop star Jub Jub; the conspiracy theories surrounding the death of her daughter’s father, Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa; and her “divorce” from her sister Zandie.
It also offered fans an intimate glimpse at the woman behind the headlines: a single mom of two juggling parenting with two careers during a pandemic.
Life With Kelly Khumalo S2
The big talking point from the first episode of Life With Kelly Khumalo S2 is going to be Kelly’s visit to a therapist with her mother, Ntombi Khumalo, who infamously moved out of Kelly’s house and headed for KwaZulu-Natal in Season 1 with no warning.
“I have been seeing a therapist for years and I saw what that has done for me, especially recently,” Kelly explains. “When it’s just the two of us trying to sort things out, it never amounts to anything, except us misunderstanding each other further. So hopefully a trained third party will make a big difference.”
The therapy session brings both to tears. But while Ntombi is back, now it’s Kelly’s close friend Wanda Baloyi who’s missing, living her best life in Mozambique.
“It’s quite lonely without her,” Kelly admits in episode 1. When Wanda says she’s not sure when she’s coming back, Kelly asks, “Chommie, should I start auditioning for a new friend?”
Season 2’s trailer teases more drama to come, including Kelly venturing into the shoe industry and starting to date again.
Watch the Life With Kelly Khumalo S2 trailer on YouTube here. The full season will be available to binge from 5 August 2021.