Just six months after their wedding, there’s already trouble in paradise for social media sensation Plaasnaar and his wife Plaasnooi.
The two made headlines in the Daily Voice in August last year when they both embraced Islam before getting married.
Plaasnaar changed his name from Eugene Kobus to Abdul Azees Kobus, while his wife Chantal chose Layla as her Muslim name.
The happy couple stole hearts when it was revealed that they served two gatsbies at their small wedding reception in Kensington.
Comedian Plaasnaar currently has 108K followers on his Facebook page and a Plaasnaar TV channel. He also sells merchandise like T-shirts and fridge magnets.
But on Monday night Layla burst their bubble when she went live on Facebook for 17 minutes, claiming that Plaasnaar had been cheating on her and abusing her.
Layla, 30, from Goodwood, has 30K Facebook followers, and claimed her husband threatened her to keep quiet about his jollery as it would tarnish his image.
“He used to emotionally and mentally abuse me by making me feel like I cannot achieve anything and by always telling me that if I tell people that he's on Badoo and Tinder or chatting with other girls, I would tarnish the brand that feeds us,” she said.
“He made me leave my jobs twice and told me to look after the kids, but every time this happened he left me with the kids and no money.
“Nappies and so on I bought with Sassa money while he, his girlfriend and friend were buying new clothes and shoes and eating everything nice.”
Her video received more than 1700 reactions and nearly 800 comments from concerned fans.
An emotional Layla tells the Daily Voice that she assisted with getting advertising and maintaining Plaasnaar’s Facebook page “while he entertained his jolmeire”.
“The worst was being disrespected in front of other women and men, and I would just laugh or smile to hide the pain.
“He kept saying he wants a vagina party and I felt tired because he kept on sharing videos of himself having affairs with another girl.”
Layla still lives with her husband and their kids, aged 10, five and two years old, as she has nowhere else to go and depends on him financially.
“I went to social media because he always runs to Facebook to defend himself and, for once, I felt I needed to tell the real story, as he will always try to manipulate the viewers into thinking it is only for the show.”
When the Daily Voice contacted Plaasnaar, he neither confirmed nor denied the claims, saying: “I have no comment, I was there when she made the video.”