Motsi Mabuse has expressed her feelings and pain over the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which Russia begun a large-scale military attack on Ukraine in the early hours on Thursday. The Strictly dancing judge, who splits her time between the UK and Germany, has been fearful for her in-laws as her husband, Ukrainian dancer Evgenij Voznyuk’s parents also lives in Ukraine.
After the news received, Motsi Mabuse tweeted: “It’s heartbreaking hearing my mother in law crying this morning, afraid and there is absolutely nothing we can do! Just Sad honestly”.
Fan’s were quick to post their sympathy, on writing: “Is she in Ukraine? I’m sorry. It’s such an awful frightening situation.” Another said: “So so sad. Thinking of you and all affected. Peace and freedom must prevail over this evil.”
The third post said: “So sad. And it’s so awful for everyone there and all their families around the world.”
Another post: “Thinking of you, your husband and your whole family…”
Motsi Mabuse also tweeted Ukraine’s national flag and remarked: “Prayers for the Ukraine and the World!!!”
Earlier this week, she revealed that she urged her in-laws to leave the country and come to Germany. “Me telling my parents in law to come to Germany from Ukraine,” she said. “They saying they are not worried!! Really confused right now!”
The South African dancer who is also known for appearing as a judge on German TV show, Let’s Dance, as well as being the older sister of Strictly star, Oti Mabuse, got married to Evgenij in an intimate legal ceremony, before they celebrated a larger wedding in Majorca in 2017, which they share a child together. In an interview with Germany’s BILD der Frau last month, Motsi revealed that no matter how busy her workload becomes, her family is her priority.