Despite Bolt’s public persona, the couple decided to maintain privacy around their relationship. Bolt, inspired by the enduring love of his parents, Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt, opted for a slow and steady approach before making things public.
Kasi Bennett: The First Lady to Usain’s Legend
Kasi Bennett, a Jamaican model, has been the supportive force behind Usain Bolt’s phenomenal success. The couple often shared glimpses of their relationship through photos celebrating Carnival, an annual celebration of Jamaican culture.
“A lot of people will try to attack her, so I tell her to just take it easy and let’s make sure that you’re ready for this.”
In September 2016, the couple went Instagram official, marking a significant step in their public acknowledgment. Shortly after Bolt’s victorious performance at the 2016 Olympics, the couple enjoyed a vacation in Bora Bora, sharing their first public photo together.
The couple’s journey into parenthood began with the arrival of their daughter, Olympia Lightning Bolt, in 2020. Kasi Bennett shared the joyous news on Instagram, introducing their baby girl to the world.
Fatherhood proved to be a new challenge for the sprint legend. Bolt humorously admitted in a 2021 interview with People that being a father of three, especially when they’re crying, is more difficult than being a world record–holding Olympian.
A Superdad and Family Moments
In celebration of Father’s Day in June 2023, Kasi Bennett shared a heartfelt tribute to Usain Bolt on Instagram. She praised him for being a present and active dad, emphasizing his love, protection, and constant spoiling of their family.