Caster Semenya’s love story: “I first met my wife when I was 15 years old”

In December 2015, 25-year-old South African Olympics gold medalist, Caster Semenya, married her longtime girlfriend Violet Ledile Raseboya in their home province of Limpopo in South Africa. Shortly after their marriage, Semenya spoke to Sunday Times on their love story. Semenya said, “We met a long time ago. I was about 15. We’ve been on and off. We decided to take things seriously two years ago, look up to our future and get married. Last year, when I told her I was ready to send my family to hers, she was happy, excited, she could not wait.We’ve been good friends. Relationships are all about a good friendship.But also I know marriage is not easy, especially when you are in a long-distance one. Like now I’m in Potch, she’s in Pretoria. So it’s not easy.”



On the bracelet covered in diamante hearts and letters “V4C” engraved with the words “I love you Caster”, a gift her wife Violet gave her in 2014, Semenya said, “It symbolises her love for me. It’s my lucky charm, I wear it all the time. It makes me feel like I take her with me everywhere I go. “She means everything to me. She means the world and she’s the best thing that ever happened to me, because she supports me in everything I do. She’s the one who encouraged me to go to school, to train hard, to look up to my future. It is life. There are some things you cannot explain. But obviously if you’ve had deep feelings for someone you’ll understand what I’m saying.”

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