Masali Baduza’s portrayal of Sephy Hadley in Noughts + Crosses has captivated audiences far and wide.
The second series of Noughts + Crosses that dropped on BBC One on 26 April 2022is a British drama television series based on the novel series of the same name by Malorie Blackman. So, while Persephone “Sephy” Hadley from the book had captivated so many readers, actress Masali Baduza’s portrayal of the character charmed even more audiences far and wide.
The series follows the fraught and forbidden love story of Sephy and Callum McGregor (actor Jack Rowan). But what do we know about Masali’s love story in real life? Turns out, the South African actress is dating a man called Thato Lieta. The rest, find out in the rest of the writing.
Meet Thato Lieta, Masali Baduza Boyfriend
Back in 2018, Masali Baduza posted a photo of her partner in a Nike cap, where they are smiling at each other during an intimate embrace, against the backdrop of a sunset. And “I’m beyond grateful for your existence. Happy Anniversary, sthandwa [my love]”, is what she captions it as. The star in the making, who recently was named a rising star and one to watch by the Royal Television Society, tagged him and that is what gave away to us that he is Thato Lieta, a cat dad.
Are Thato Lieta And Masali Baduza Still Dating?
So, in case, they still have been together, the 27th of February 2022 in recent times, would have marked their anniversary.
Nevertheless, without follow-up IG posts, it was unclear if they were still dating, as of the time of this writing.
In the meantime, we can tell you that “If you’re ever so foolish as to love, be wise enough to do so wholeheartedly” is one of Thato’s few favorite quotes.
Thato Lieta Age
Thato Lieta celebrates his birthday on the 18th of March. So, on this day in 2022, he should have turned 26 years old. Also, for people born on this day, their zodiac sign is Pisces.
Thato Lieta Job
Thato Lieta, with fluency in the languages Sesotho and English, used to be a master’s student in the Chemical Engineering department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) back in May 2020.
As per payscale.com, he should have earned an average salary of R303,618 per year, working as a chemical reaction engineer in South Africa.
Is Thato Lieta On Instagram?
Indeed! Thato Lieta could be found on Instagram. But, his account @thatolieta, with 99 posts and 1,287 followers, was set on private.
He also ran a “parody account” on Twitter @Tadado_ and one could also find him on ‘Thato Lieta’ Facebook.
Thato Lieta Family
Thato Lieta’s mum is Mabatho Lieta and it seems like she is religious. Also, according to her Facebook BIO, she currently works at the South African Revenue Service (SARS); studied at Unisa, The University of South Africa; is originally from Ficksburg and is based now in Ficksburg. On social media, she also happens to mention her relationship status as ‘single’.
He often mentions his mother as the subject in his tweets with much enthusiasm. For instance, in November 2021, he joked that maternal intuition is crazy as the blazer his mum bought for him when he was 12 would still fit him. Then, in March 2022, he wrote that one thing that his mom could do without fail is whip up a culinary banger.
Thato, then, tagged Drake, the star, as his dad but not once said a word about his actual dad.
Now, the other people that we know as Thato’s relatives would be Dé Kaymo Lïëtä of Bethlehem, Free State who went to Retief High School; Thabitha Lieta; Mpolelo Lelo Lieta who works at Elegant Ventures beauty hair salon and went to Amity University, Mabathoana High School, and Holy Family High School; Moliehi Lieta who studied at St. Michael’s High School and UCOL.
Where Is Thato Lieta From?
Thato Lieta was based in Ficksburg, a town situated at the foot of the 1,750-meter high Imperani Mountain in Free State province, South Africa, at the time of this writing. And it seemed like he is also a native of this place.
Speaking of Masali, she is from East London, Eastern Cape. She was born on 12 March 1996 (the same month as Thato) and is now bilingual in Xhosa and English. The up-and-coming actress is the youngest of six children. And as for her training, she received it at the Los Angeles campus of the New York Film Academy, where she graduated with an Associate degree in 2016.
Masali was seen in the productions Bhai’s Cafe, TheFighter, and Trackers, before she landed her biggest role yet in Noughts + Crosses.
Most recently, she also was said to have joined the cast of The Woman King, where she performs alongside Lashana Lynch, Viola Davis, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin.
How Tall Is Thato Lieta?
Thato Lieta stands above 5’10” tall in height. While Masali, who he rarely shows up with despite causing romance rumors, is 5′ 3¾” (1.62 meters) tall.