Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett are still going strong. The pair, who has been dating for at least two years, reunited recently to jet off for a vacation. Their trip comes after rumors Bolt cheated on Bennett while partying overseas to celebrate his Olympic wins in Rio.
Bolt and Bennett haven’t addressed the cheating scandal, but the pair looked happier than ever in a Snapchat photo the sprinter posted on Friday. In the image, Bolt and his girlfriend appear to be traveling somewhere. He captioned the photo, “And it begins.” The 30-year-old athlete later posted a Snapchat video saying he and Bennett were going on a vacation.
It was revealed last month that Bolt has been in a long-term relationship with Bennett, 26. Days after the romance went public, rumors surfaced that Bolt had cheated on her with 20-year-old Brazilian student Jady Duarte. The rumors started after Duarte’s friends posted photos of her getting cozy with Bolt at his 30th birthday party.
Duarte initially described her encounter with Bolt as “normal” but later told the Daily Mail that they had “very passionate and hot” sex. “I really thought we had something going,” she said. “But now I can see that he picks up women as quickly as he picks up gold medals.” Duarte said she was partying at All In nightclub with friends when she met Bolt. The student claimed he sent one of his bodyguards over to get her as she was getting ready to leave. “The bodyguard said Bolt wants you to come over. I didn’t go at first because I was playing hard to get,” she said. “When I was in line to pay at the end of the night he sent the bodyguard over again. He said, ‘Why are you not following him? This is Usain Bolt.’ Finally we were waiting in line for a taxi and he smiled at me and did the famous victory pose … That’s when I decided it was time to give in to him. He pulled me into the taxi and gave me an incredible kiss.”
Days after Duarte’s interview, Bolt headed to London where he was seen partying at different nightclubs with a bevy of women. People magazine reported that one of his nights out ended with him bringing about 10 women back to his hotel. “They all went back to his hotel room and stayed up there until the early hours, so it must have been a good party,” the source said.
Despite the drama, Bolt’s half-sister Christine Bolt-Hylton didn’t think the athlete would split from Bennett, telling the Daily Mail that the couple would “work their difficulties out” once he returned home. “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 said.