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Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
15 Oct 2021
4:11 pm

Rhythm City’s Jamie Bartlett is absolutely smitten

Kaunda Selisho

Since leaving 'Rhythm City' last year, Jamie Bartlett (David Genaro) found love with Rosa Onius and has been having the time of his life.

Jamie Bartlett and his partner Rosa Onius. Picture: Instagram

Fans of former Rhythm City actor ​​Jamie Bartlett (the infamous David Genaro) can see that he is absolutely smitten and they love seeing pictures of him and his partner Rosa Onius.

Since leaving the now-cancelled soapie last year, Jamie found love with Onius and has been having the time of his life. The pair spoke to YOU Magazine about their relationship and revealed that they had actually met 11 years ago. 

“We exchanged numbers a long time ago but stayed in contact with a chat here and there…but when I was going through my phone, messaging people and deleting people who were not relevant he asked me out to reconnect and I said why not give it a try,” Rosa told the publication. 

There is a significant age gap between the couple but they have not let that bother them. Jamie is 54 while Rosa is reportedly 28. 

She has fit into his life so well, often accompanying him to events, such as the Royalty Soapie Awards (which he hosted alongside Zola Nombona). Rosa is even said to have taken over as Jamie’s manager.

Judging by his Instagram account, Rosa and Jamie do everything together and they love travelling. They also share a love for food. 

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In addition to bringing the character of David Genaro on Rhythm City to life, the English-born South African actor is best known for his role as the shady Mike O’Reilly in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo.

According to TVSA, Jamie replaced Lalla Hirayama as the third judge on the e.tv reality competition show SA’s Got Talent.

He was also previously married to fellow actor Camilla Waldman who once played Anne De Villiers on SABC1 soapie Generations.

Jamie and Camilla share a son named Hector and they continue to work together.