Mandela and then-wife Winnie raise their fists to salute the cheering crowd after his release from Victor Verster Prison on February 11, 1990. He was incarcerated for 27 years, all of which she continuously fought for his release.
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Evelyn Mandela, Nelson Mandela's first wife, at her home in Cofimvaba, South Africa in 1994. Together they had four children.
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The Big Day
Mandela divorced his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase in 1957, the same year he met Nomzamo "Winnie" Madikizela. They married on June 14, 1958.
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Love In Paris
Four months after his release from prison, Mandela and his then-wife Winnie attended a ceremony in his honor at Trocadero Square in Paris.
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Walk With Me
Mandela and his then-wife Winnie take a romantic stroll on February 12, 1990 in the garden of Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s residence in Cape Town, one day after Mandela's release from jail.
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Mandela and then-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela share a kiss at a rally held in Khayelitsh, Cape Town in March 1990.
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Mandela and his then-wife Winnie Mandela play with their grandchild, Bambata, at their Soweto home in February 1990. They would separate two years later after Winnie was convicted of kidnapping and being an accessory to assault. Their divorce was finalized in 1993.
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Mandela's daughter Zinzi in July 1988 wearing Soweto boxing gloves World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson gave to her father as a present for his 70th birthday.
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Happy, Happy Birthday
Mandela with daughter Zinzi stay close during his birthday party.
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We Celebrate You
Mandela receives an 80th birthday kiss from his daughter Zinzi and close friend Naomi Campbell at the Skukuza Game Reserve in the North Province.
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Mandela and his current wife Graca Machel, the widow of the former president of Mozambique, celebrate his 85th birthday. They were married on his 80th birthday.
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Smile for the Cameras
Mandela and wife Graca Machel pose ahead of a 46664 concert held in his honor at London's Hyde Park in 2008.
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