The unpopular life of young actress Lerato Marabe playing Pretty on Skeem Saam

Lerato Marabe is an actress and DJ from South Africa. However, what you may not know is, how is her  life like, and this article will indulge just that.

She is best known for her role as Pretty in the popular series Skeem Saam. However, she is also known by her fans for her many talents, including singing, dancing, playing netball, and hockey (occasionally).

Lerato Marabe and her current boy friend

Lerato Marabe has featured in all 8 seasons of Skeem Saam, becoming a fan favourite. She has also played Nelisa in “Isibaya”, a recurring role in “Babalwa”, Mpho in the second season of “Intersexions”, appeared in the first season of “End Game”.

Lerato Marabe : Husband controversy

Sometime in March 2021, Lerato Marabe shared photos of herself in traditional attire fueling marriage rumours. Several media sites reported that she had tied the knot in a private ceremony. However, she appeared in an interview on SABC1’s show Sport At 10 with Thomas Mlambo on Wednesday 16 June, where she explained that she was a guest at a friend’s wedding. This explained the traditional attire. Marabe has since deleted the photos to disperse the rumours.

Lerato Marabe and her collegue
Lerato Marabe and her collegue

Lerato Marabe has also kept details of her personal and relationship life private and away from the public. She has not unveiled anyone she is or has dated to the public. Although, she is believed to have a boyfriend (in the person of an unnamed man with whom she has shared several photos on social media).

Pretty from Skeem Saam has a salary of R15K to R20K

Lerato Marabe is best known for her role as Pretty Seakamela on the popular SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam. The show, which premiered in 2011, has grown to be one of the country’s most talked-about and most-watched shows. With its popularity, the salary of the show’s actors has also been updated.

A picture of Pretty from Skeem Saam
A picture of Pretty from Skeem Saam

According to a report by Zalebs in June 2021, Marabe, who plays a supporting role on the show, now earns between R 15 000 to R 20 000, as much as fellow supporting actress, Nokuzola Mlengena who plays Sis’ Ouma. The show airs from Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 pm on DStv Channel 191.

Lerato Marabe estimated Net worth as off 2022

The exact estimate of Lerato Marabe’s net worth is unknown to the general public as neither she nor her team has announced it.

Lerato Marabe is said to be earning around R15K - R20K each month
Lerato Marabe is said to be earning around R15K – R20K each month

However, her constant employment as an actress featuring various TV shows, her work as a Disc Jockey, and her partnership with several top brands prove that she has some good money in the bank. Some media sites (including The City Celeb) estimate her worth to be between $70,000 to $100,000. Marabe has neither confirmed this estimate nor called it false

Lerato Marabe’s personal life

Lerato Marabe is not married and has no children. Although there were rumors that she married in March 2021, they were debunked when the actress bashed them on Live TV. She has also never given birth to a child.

The 22 year old actress debunked rumours of her being with child
The 22 year old actress debunked rumours of her being with child

Lerato Marabe is the sole child of a single mother and an elder brother with whom she grew up. Their mother reared them both in Johannesburg, where they now live. Several media outlets stated that he was up to support the Skeem Saam actress at her ‘rumored’ wedding after he was noticed in a now-deleted photo of her in traditional attire.

Lerato Marabe has not said much about her father, who seems to not be in the picture. However, she has stated that she and her older brother were raised by their mother, who works as a teacher. According to Marabe, her mother is a cheerful lady who is very easygoing and talks a lot. She has also stated that being raised by her mother was a lot of fun.

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