A few weeks ago, social media slammed celebrity couple – and doting parents – Nonhle Ndala and footballer Andile Jali for throwing a lavish birthday party for their one-year-old daughter Amahle.

While some people accused the couple of ‘flaunting their money’, Andile and Nonhle are determined to see beyond the criticism.

A close friend of the couple says they have been through a lot together and that they are as happy on the inside as they seem on the outside.

“They are very in love and Nonhle is a fighter,” said the friend.

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