Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is one lucky man.
Not only has the running star become one of the most loved athletes of all time, but off the track he’s dating one of Jamaica’s most fashionable women, Kasi Bennett.
Bolt, who is usually silent on his love interest, showed off his girlfriend to the world on Instagram in April and later confirmed that he is in a steady relationship.
Since the opening of the Rio Olympics, social media users have been speculating on the absence of Bolt’s girlfriend from Brazil.
Some online users believe that Kasi might be pregnant and is not in Rio due to fear surrounding the threat of Zika virus.
“You would think that Kasi has earned her place as the wife. One question, why she is not at RIO supporting her man on his big moment that will go down in history? I mean, come on. The man [Usain Bolt] said that he is retiring and this is probably the last Olympics for him, Dont it?” a user asked on popular gossip blog Jamaican Groupie & Matey.
“Lots of athletes wives and girlfriends are there. Mo Farrah is Muslim, marriage and wives and being family men are very important to them, unlike some of the men in our communities. Sad but true. Mo’s wife and daughter were there. I saw them. I am watching back to back Olympics and seeing spouses being interviewed. Kasi wasn’t there. But she is happy and content to cheer her man on from her house. Sumting inna sumting. Let’s surmise that she is pregnant. And let me be the first to congratulate them. When all is said and done, we are chatting weh we woulda do but she seems happy with the setup so let’s leave it at that and happy that at least she is Jamaican and most of all black,” a user commented.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if this 2 Sept date that she has referred to recently is the day she makes her pregnancy announcement. I bet good money that she is pregnant and waiting to pass the 4 month stage. Very good money. I hear she is mad happy on her social media pages and that’s because she probably really is happy. So while we are judging about her not being in Rio, she has a bigger agenda. Even if he never marries her, she will be in better position than the average baby madda, after all Bolt is rich and famous. The groupies and bad mind women are going to lose their minds if this is the case,” wrote another user.
In the face of the allegations, neither Bolt nor Kasi has confirmed the pregnancy rumors. Efforts to get a comment from Bolt’s camp or Kasi proves futile.
In an interview with CNN’s Don Riddell, Usain’s mother, Jennifer Bolt, spoke about her hopes for her son’s future after he hangs up his Pumas.
Mrs. Bolt is desperate for the “triple-triple” winner to settle down, get married and start a family.
While Mrs. Bolt does mention crying with joy at all of her son’s accomplishments, we imagine that she’ll be just a hint happier when he finally gives her some grandbabies.
“I would hope he’ll settle down, get married and start his family,” Jennifer Bolt told Washington Post on Monday (Tuesday in Manila).
“I know he’ll settle down because he has said it. He told me many times that he’s going to start his family,” the hopeful mother added.
The legendary Jamaican sprinter has expressed interest in marriage before. However, it won’t be anytime soon.
“I’ve thought about it, but I know I’m not going to get married before 35, for sure,” Bolt said in a separate report in the Telegraph last month.
Bolt admitted that he’s having a hard time grasping the idea of settling down, especially with the number of interests he gets from women.
“It’s hard for you to stay with one woman because girls are literally just throwing themselves at you,” he said.
“You get famous, there’s so much pressure of girls wanting you. And for you to get married at 21, you have not lived one bit.”
Usain Bolt won gold in the men’s 100m (on Monday in 9.81 seconds) and 200m (on Thursday in 19.78 seconds) Olympic finals – taking him one step closer to winning a historic “triple-triple”.
Victory takes Bolt’s tally to eight gold medals, and moves closer to the “triple-triple” – a combination of gold in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay in three consecutive Olympics.