Inside Usain Bolt's little-known 11-year love story with Jamaican model

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ATHLETICS Inside Usain Bolt's little-known 11-year love story with Jamaican model

Festus Chuma 07:30 - 24.01.2024

Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett's journey, from a secret romance to proud parents, embodies love, support, and shared privacy.

Double 100m and 200m world record holder Usain Bolt has been in a long-standing relationship with Jamaican model Kasi Bennett since 2013, according to reports.

This couple's journey, filled with love, privacy, and the joy of parenthood, paints a picture of a partnership built on mutual respect and support.

Bennett, who has been the anchor in Bolt's life through his career highs and lows, prefers to maintain a low profile, despite her partner's worldwide fame.

"Usain and I are very private when it comes to our relationship, but it's filled with love and mutual respect," Bennett shared in an interview with Vogue Jamaica.

Their love story began quietly in 2013, but it was not until a 2016 interview with People Magazine that Bolt openly expressed his happiness about the relationship.

“She’s happy, I’m happy!” he exclaimed, shedding light on their private life for the first time.

The birth of their daughter, Olympia Lightning Bolt in 2020, and twins Saint Leo Bolt and Thunder Bolt in 2021, marked new chapters in their lives.

Bennett, embracing motherhood, often shares glimpses of their family life on social media.

“Our babies are our greatest achievements,” she remarked in a heartwarming post on Instagram.

Despite their public figures, Bolt and Bennett have consistently strived to give their children a normal upbringing.

"We want our kids to grow up with the values we hold dear. Fame is fleeting, but family is forever," Bolt reflected in a candid discussion with The Guardian.

Fatherhood has been a new and challenging race for Bolt, as he humorously admitted that handling three children can be more daunting than competing in the Olympics.

Bennett, apart from being a supportive partner and a doting mother, is an advocate for women's empowerment in Jamaica.

Her efforts in various charitable causes have been a source of inspiration.

"It's important for me to use my platform to uplift other women," Bennett stated during a charity event in Kingston.

Their family dynamic is often showcased on Bennett's TikTok account, where she shares candid moments of their life, giving fans a peek into the everyday joys and challenges of being a family of five.

In a touching Father's Day post in 2023, Bennett celebrated Bolt as a father, highlighting his dedication and love for their family. "To the world, he's the fastest man, but to us, he's the world's best dad," she wrote, accompanied by a photo of Bolt with their children. 

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