Citizen Reporter
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18 Aug 2016
10:54 am

PICS: Meet Wayde van Niekerk’s ‘blesser’

Citizen Reporter

Van Niekerk has been with his 'blesser' for more than three years.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa after winning the mens 400m final and set a new world record of 43.03 seconds during the evening session on Day 9 Athletics of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Olympic Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images)

It seems gold medallist and national hero Wayde van Niekerk does not have his celebrated grandmother as the only woman behind his success, as the proverbial “behind every man” saying would imply.

According to Wayde van Niekerk’s Instagram, the 24-year-old has a girlfriend he has been dating for more than three years, a woman he says holds him down and calls her his “blesser” in one of the pictures.

In one of the beautiful snaps of his bae he shared on Instagram, he wrote: “I don’t know where you come from, but you everywhere I go, I don’t know why you chose me, but as long as you’re here, I don’t need to know. So don’t go.”

Here are a few snaps of his bae we managed to find.