Dr Gugu Gule was born in Durban and lives in Pretoria, South Africa. She has been married to her soulmate Dr Jerry Gule for nearly 38 years. They have 3 children, a girl and two boys. Gugu started her career as a lecturer at the University of Swaziland, teaching statistics and demography for many years. In 2005 she founded GG Boutique, a clothing boutique that primarily serves the plus size female market. GG Boutique deals in ready to wear designer, business and special occasion garments.