She grew up in Benoni and completed her schooling at the Brandwag High School. Idette obtained Honours degrees in psychology and theology at Unisa and the former RAU and was ordained as a pastor of the AFM Church in 2007. She is also a registered HPCSA professional counselor. Idette is fond of jogging and the outdoors. She is an acomplished conveyancing assistant and leads the conveyancing department. Idette is married to Jacques.