Just days after it was confirmed that Jamaican Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has a girlfriend, photos surfaced of the gold medalist winner getting really cozy with another woman at his birthday party. Bolt celebrated turning 30 with a huge bash at All In, a nightclub in Rio, but photos and videos from the party has led to rumors that he cheated on his longtime love Kasi Bennett.
The photos surfaced Sunday and show Bolt posing with a woman identified as Jady Duarte. According to the Daily Mail, the 20-year-old student shared the pictures with her friends and they posted them online. In one picture, Bolt is seen flashing a huge smile for the camera with his arm around Duarte’s neck. In a second picture, they appear to be lying down with Bolt’s arms wrapped around her.
Duarte told a local Rio newspaper that she didn’t realize Bolt was an Olympic athlete when she took the photos. The Daily Mail reported that she told the outlet that she was at the club with friends and Bolt sent security over to get her. “We spoke quickly,” she said. “But at that moment I didn’t know it was him." Duarte said the photos being released are “very negative” but insisted that her encounter with Bolt was “not a big deal” and “normal.” She explained: “I never wanted to be famous. I’m dying of shame. I’d rather not talk about it — in order not to complicate matters. Like I said, it was normal.”
A video from the bash also surfaced online showing him dancing and grinding with a woman. Bennett has not commented on the video or photos, but she has been re-tweeting messages wishing Bolt a happy birthday.
Despite the drama, Bolt’s sister Christine Bolt-Hylton opened up about the athlete’s relationship with Bennett saying that she thinks he will propose to her soon. “I’ve met her and she’s lovely — she’s perfect for Usain,” she told the Sun. “I would say that there’s a very strong possibility they’ll get engaged when he comes home … I’ve talked to Usain about starting a family and he says he wants to, and I’m sure he will now he’s achieved so much.”