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  • What is Gugu Mbatha-Raw relationship status? Single
  • What is her sexual orientation? Straight

Gugu Mbatha-Raw husband and family


  • The actress gets secretive when it comes to her private life. She was said to be dating an actor Harry Lloyd once, but they happened to split up. Afterwards, Gugu was rumored to be in romantic relations with an American star Nate Parker.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw kids

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw does not have kids as yet.


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Patrick Mbatha (father)

  • Being a Black South African doctor, Patrick attracted lots of attention at the beginning of his career, however, not only due to his appearance and nationality. Mbatha has always had a wide range of interests and hobbies. Since early childhood, Patrick has been an extremely talkative person, that is why it has never been boring to spend time with him.

    In 2020, Mbatha got the Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, which let him work as a qualified general practitioner. The man is currently working at Mediclinic in Newcastle.

    Though divorcing Gugu’s mother when a girl was a year old only, the man has been maintaining quite close relations with his daughter. Gugu is extremely thankful for the father to give her an ancestry, rooted to a culture which is different from the one she was brought up in.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw parents photo

Anne Raw (mother)

  • Raising her daughter alone, an ordinary nurse by the name of Anne could not afford much. Nevertheless, the woman did her best to give her only child the best education alongside the way to future success.

    Anne has a well-adjusted perspective of the world, which makes her daughter feel free to express herself without any pressure. The woman has always supported Gugu in all her activities. Such an attitude was typically expressed in response to Gugu’s hobbies when she was a child and teenager: ballet, theater, singing in a choir and others. Lots of years have passed, but Anne still keeps on encouraging her daughter to explore new professional horizons.

    The mother’s figure has always been very powerful in Gugu’s life. It is Anne who developed a passion for classical cinematography and literature in her daughter’s heart. According to the actress, as a child, she often spent evenings watching Colin Firth’s Pride and Prejudice on TV with her mum or reading one of Jane Austin’s novels before going to bed. Anne also contributed to Gugu’s exquisite music taste, raising her mainly on Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simon’s jazz compositions.


  • Information about the existence of Gugu’s half-siblings has not been ever disclosed on the net. The
    same applies to her mother’s second marriage – the woman is more likely not to tie the knot after the separation with Patrick Mbatha.


Honored as a rising star and one of the best British actresses, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is mainly known for participation in the Doctor Who series. The woman had overcome lots of obstacles before she made her name in acting. She started from partaking in theater productions, which led her to starring in such successful movies as Larry Crowne, Belle, Free State of Jones, The Cloverfield Paradox, Miss Sloane along with Beauty and the Beast. What is more, each Gugu’s television performance was a real breakthrough. She got meaningful roles in Marple, Black Mirror and The Morning Show.

The actress is lucky enough to be co-starring with extremely renowned Hollywood stars throughout her whole career. Owing to this, Gugu is quite close to Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Watson.

In 2017, Gugu became a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her original and rather significant input to drama. Mbatha-Raw was also recognized by Elle Magazine to be the actress with one of the most outstanding film performances in the entire Hollywood.

Ava Fulmen


Ava Fulmen

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