Mpho Popps pays tribute to his wife: 'Thank you for saving my life'

Mpho Popps pays tribute to his wife: 'Thank you for saving my life'

The South African comedian says this past year of marriage has been the best year of his life...

Mpho Popps and his wife Latoya
Mpho 'Popps' Modikoane and his wife Latoya / Instagram (@mphopopps)

Mpho 'Popps' Modikoane and his wife Latoya are celebrating their first year as a married couple

The comedian took to Instagram to gush about his wife, whom he says saved his life. 

"To my beautiful wife @latoyahmei_ this past year has been the best year of my life and all I want to say is thank you…" he began his sweet post. 

Mpho also listed all the things he is grateful for in his post, which included pictures of the couple on their wedding day and with their daughter Imani. 

Thank you for loving me
Thank you for being patient with me
Thank you for being my place of peace
Thank you for making our house a home
Thank you for being the best mom to our daughter
And lastly…
Thank you for saving my life 

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Earlier this year, Mpho revealed that quitting alcohol two years ago and marrying the woman of his dreams were the best decisions of his life. 

Mpho and Latoya had previously separated but reconciled and said their "I do's" in a private wedding ceremony in 2023. 

During COVID-19, Mpho suffered from depression. He decided to turn his life around and started by sobering up.

Speaking to Sowetan, the comedian said he felt like they had been given a second chance at love and life. 

"I decided to fix myself up to be the best partner for her... I thank God for this second chance with my family. It has helped me grow as a man," he said.

Their reconciliation also had a positive effect on their daughter. He said she used to get 40% at school, but is now getting As and Bs. 

"When I was going through what I was going through, my daughter never told me what was troubling her but ever since her mom and I got back together, she’s been the most happiest. I think the stability has helped her open up her world more and not to be too reserved which makes me happy," he said. 

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Main image credit: Instagram/@mphopopps

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