7 things you didn’t know about J’Something and his wife Coco!
Cape Town – He’s a man who wears many hats – musician, chef, TV presenter, entrepreneur and author – but the one he’s most proud of is loving husband.
J’Something has been married to gorgeous wife Cordelia for three years and she still takes his breath away.
To celebrate their anniversary, the singer bought her a brand-new Mercedes-Benz.
“Happy anniversary boo. I hope you enjoy your new whip,” the singer shared on social media.
They may guard their privacy fiercely, but we know enough about them from looking at his gushing Instagram feed.
Here are seven reasons we’re crushing on this cute couple:
1. SHE’S HIS DAY ONE
Before he found fame as Mi Casa’s frontman, J’Something was introduced to Cordelia, also known as Coco, by bandmate Mo-T.
They bumped into each other again later at a party, but both were dating other people.
“At the time our paths could not meet and then later on, life happened,” the singer told Gareth Cliff in a rare interview about his love life. Coco liked him before the group became a runaway success. “I had no car and then I drove a Ballade,” he joked.
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I have achieved a lot of things in this lifetime but none of them come close to winning your heart over and making you mine. One of the most special creations God did in my opinion was that of a union. A union between a man and a woman becoming one. I don’t ever feel like an individual anymore. I’m a half. You the other. We are one. You’re obviously the better one … ? It’s an honor being your man, it’s a gift being loved by you … I hope that everyday I can show you a mere glimpse of God’s character, a mere portion of His immense love for you. I hope that by me loving you the way I do you get to learn the intensity of Gods love for us … I love you SO much!
2. THEY HAVE FUN TOGETHER
Like any couple, they’ve had their ups and downs, but through it all they keep smiling.
“When I found this lady of mine, I knew I wanted to learn to love her. I wanted to practice patience with her. I wanted to put aside my pride for her. I wanted to learn to forgive her [sic],” he captioned a throwback pic of their wedding.
“I wanted to be kind to her and show her that she could trust me every second of the day. Each day we get stronger and that’s what being a couple is about . . . and I just dig that we know how to have a good time.”
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Muse … “a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.” No doubt you are the greatest source of inspiration for the music and for life in general. You see I believe a spouse was created so that when the two became one they could get a glimpse of the magnitude that is the love of God. The love I have for you is unreal … you’re the coolest person on this planet homie. You also happen to be dam sexy ? love you boo … may our love spark more love ?
3. THEY’RE ALL ABOUT FAMILY
In between making music and touring with Mi Casa, J’Something also runs his restaurant, publishes books and is a judge on My Kitchen Rules South Africa. But he always makes time for family.
The celeb was one of thousands who stood in snaking queues at the Global Citizen Festival in Joburg last year so he could take his “little sister” Amo, Coco’s younger sibling, to see Beyoncé in action. The couple also love celebrating birthdays and the musician prides himself on being the family photographer.
4. SHE’S HEAVEN-SENT
Behind every man there’s a great woman and this is certainly true for Coco.
“Muse . . . a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist,” the singer wrote on Instagram.
“No doubt you are the greatest source of inspiration for the music and for life in general.
“You see I believe a spouse was created so that when the two became one they could get a glimpse of the magnitude that is the lo v e of God.
“The love I have for you is unreal . . . you’re the coolest person on this planet homie. You also happen to be dam [sic] sexy.” Sweet!
5. SHE’S HIS BIGGEST FAN
Coco couldn’t wait to lay her hands on Something’s Cooking. Not only was she fully behind the idea of her husband sharing his love for food in a cookbook, she was also happy to try her hand at some of his Portuguese childhood favourites.
The Feeling You hitmaker says he couldn’t have completed the book without Coco’s support, crediting her as the book’s “creative director” when he shared this snap.
6. HE HAS HER BACK
The couple wed in a low-key traditional ceremony in 2016 after J’Something paid lobola for Coco, and he’s always been open about how much he loves her.
“I’m your warrior baby. I’m your soldier. I’m your king. I’m your husband. I’m your protector. I will be on the frontline of every battle we go into.
“We do not walk alone . . . where we walk the creator of the heavens and earth walks.
“I’m behind you, beside you, and will go in front of you on this journey of ours,” he gushed on social media.
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Happy Birthday to my wife yo ??? She is my super hero and the strongest person I know. She also happens to be the one that stole all my attention … she is my fountain of life and I have the honor of learning the art of love with her. She is a queen and a true queen she is. I celebrate her everyday of my life and today I will honor her parents for giving life to the most incredible woman I know. Today is a glorious day … so glad I have you in my life boo! You’re a dream come true. Here’s to more life homie … ?
7. THEY SOAR TOGETHER – LITERALLY
When they aren’t hard at work, they love to travel together. It’s pretty clear the musician misses his bae something fierce when he’s away from her for work.
“I love being on the road performing but being away from my wife and family is hella hard.”
Little wonder they do a lot of jetting around together. The couple often head to Portugal, where J’Something was born, to reconnect with family and have some fun in the sun.