Usain Bolt's girlfriend Kasi Bennett reacted to the controversy surrounding the Jamaican sprinter by liking an Instagram meme. Just days after it was confirmed that Bolt and Bennett are in a relationship, photos surfaced of the gold medalist winner getting cozy with another woman at his birthday party.
The cheating rumors began Sunday after photos made the rounds showing 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 another photo, the two appear to be lying down with Bolt’s arms wrapped around her.
The Instagram post that Bennett reportedly liked had a side-by-side image of her and Duarte with the caption: "When you girl is Selfridges, and you cheat on her with Primark."
Bennett also made her point clear about the cheating scandal by reportedly liking a tweet from a disappointed fan, which read: "@usainbolt you traded your life with a #goddess @kasi__b for a one night fling with someone who will never even come close. I can't."
While Bennett has not spoken out about the controversy and the affect it might have on her relationship with Bolt, the 30-year-old athlete's sister Christine Bolt-Hylton is confident that the couple won't split.
Christine said that Bennett and Bolt will be together as they are a solid couple and so in love, the Daily Mail reported.
"I'm sure Kasi will be used to it by now. She is used to seeing pictures like this," Christine reportedly said. "People ask for pictures with him and he is always willing to have pictures. She is used to him being in the public domain.
"I don't think anything happened between him and the Brazilian girl,' Christine added about the controversial pictures. "I'm looking at the pictures and it doesn't look like he was doing anything with her."
When asked if Bennett will be upset about the whole scandal, Christine, who is Bolt's half-sister, said: "The pictures are of a young girl. I know she will be upset. But she will talk to him and I know they can work their difficulties out.
"Usain doesn't believe in cheating. Normally when we speak he sees he is against stuff like that. He has never done this before as far as I know," she added. "When he was much younger he was popular with the girls but from when they have been together he hasn't done anything like that."
According to reports, the woman with whom Bolt had the cozy pictures is a mother-of-two and an alleged widow of drug kingpin Douglas Donato Pereira, also known as Diná Terror.
In an interview with Extra TV, Duarte revealed that she was not behind the leak of the photos. "It's very negative," she said. "I never wanted to be famous, I'm dying of shame."