Until his untimely death in 2021, Aaron Arthur Ferguson, commonly known as Shona Ferguson, was one of the biggest names in South Africa’s industry. And although he is no longer alive, his contributions to the film industry are still felt today.
While Shona’s fame sprung from his unmatched work ethic, his relationship with his wife was also quite famed. The couple loved each with fervent passion like no other in the industry, and throughout their marriage, they were regarded as one of South Africa’s favourite celebrity couples.
Here is everything you need to know about Shona Ferguson’s first wife and might we add, only wife.
Who was Shona Ferguson’s first wife?
Shona Ferguson’s first wife was Connie Ferguson. The two were married for 19 years and were only separated by Shona’s passing.
Shona and Connie made one of the best power couples in South Africa. Not only were they at the top of their game in the film industry, but they were attractive together. Their love for each other was something for the books.
The Fergusons proved that love has no boundaries, and age is not as important as people make it out to be when it comes to love. Shona Ferguson’s first wife, Connie, was four years older than Shona. And although their age difference seemed to bother some people, the couple didn’t have time to care for the naysayers.
Where did Shona and his first wife meet?
Shona met his future wife in Johannesburg, where he was studying for a business course in 2001.
The beginning of their fairytale romance was just as epic as their love story was. In a past interview with Destiny Magazine, Shona disclosed that he first met Connie when he went to drop off some friends when Connie went to the door to greet him. In Shona’s words, it was love at first sight.
Shona Ferguson’s wedding
Four months after their first meeting, Shona Ferguson and Connie exchanged vows in a wedding ceremony that was held on 30th November 2001.
In 2011, the couple renewed their vows in a beautiful event that was covered by Drum Magazine. While Connie Ferguson wore a beautiful white gown, Shona wore a sharp black tuxedo as they reaffirmed their love for one another in front of their 70 guests.
Shona passed on a few months before their 20th anniversary.
Shona Ferguson’s children
Together with his wife, Shona had two daughters, a biological daughter Alicia Angel Ferguson who was born in 2002, and a stepdaughter from Connie’s first marriage called Lesedi Matsunyane-Ferguson.
Like their parents, both Ferguson’s daughters have pursued careers in the arts industry. Lesedi is an actor and producer, while Alicia is a musician and an actress.
Through Lesedi, Shona was the grandfather of Ronewa, a.k.a King Ro, who is six.
The Ferguson’s home
Shona Ferguson and his first wife lived in a beautiful palatial house in the suburbs of Johannesburg.
The multi-million house sits on several acres of land. It has some exquisite features, including tasteful furnishing, a giant driveway, and a classic architectural design that make it one of the best celebrity houses in South Africa.
Did Shona Ferguson have a second wife?
The question about Shona Ferguson’s second wife is one of the most frequently asked things about the late actor.
All sources indicate that Shona Ferguson’s first wife- Connie Ferguson was the only woman he ever married. Connie, however, had been married prior to her marriage to Shona.
Who was Connie Ferguson’s first husband?
Before meeting and marrying Shona, Connie was married to a fellow actor Neo Matsunyane for five years.
Connie married her first husband when she was 22 years old, and although their marriage was not meant to be. It resulted in the birth of their beautiful daughter- Lesedi.
After divorcing her first husband in 1998, Connie Ferguson met her second husband in 2001, and the rest was history for the two lovebirds whose love was meant to be.
In 2010, Shona Ferguson and his wife Connie launched their television company called Ferguson Films.
The company has produced some great TV shows and series that have been well received by audiences across South Africa, including Rock Ville, The Queen, and The Imposter.