Caster Semenya and her wife Violet Raseboya are reportedly parents.
Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya got her fans talking this week when she shared an interesting picture on her Instagram page.
The image showed an adult – who many believe is Caster – wearing a pair of sneakers with a tiny pair of Nike takkies next to them.
The 29-year-old’s followers are now convinced that she is either expecting a baby with her wife Violet or the couple have already become parents.
A source told the Daily Sun that Caster and Violet welcomed a baby girl a few months ago.
Violet has been calling herself Mama Ora on Instagram – which social media users believe is another hint about the baby’s name.
She mentioned the name in a December 2019 post.
Violet captioned another picture in February: “Hello chubby face.”
Caster left a sweet comment. “My sweet potato,” she wrote.
Another Instagram account used by Violet showed her minus a baby bump a few days ago, which could be a clue that she already had their baby.
She had been careful not to show her mid-section in previous posts.
It is also possible that the couple had a surrogate or adopted, but Caster’s fans will just have to wait until she is ready to share their happy news.
Violet gushed about her amazing wife in a sweet post.
“Every day it is a special day when I am with you, but today its extra special one. We are celebrating your birthday and our 3rd year anniversary. Happy birthday Mokgalaka & happy 3rd year anniversary to us. I love you and appreciate you a lot .stay blessed,” she wrote.
2009 sex verification tests and controversy
Following her victory at the world championships, questions were raised about her sex. Having beaten her previous 800 m best by four seconds at the African Junior Championships just a month earlier, her quick improvements came under scrutiny. The combination of her rapid athletic progression and her appearance culminated in the IAAF asking her to take a sex verification test to ascertain whether she was female. The IAAF says it was “obliged to investigate” after she made improvements of 25 seconds at 1500 m and eight seconds at 800 m – “the sort of dramatic breakthroughs that usually arouse suspicion of drug use”.
The sex test results were never published officially, but some results were leaked in the press and were widely discussed, resulting in at the time unverified claims about Semenya having an intersex trait