In September, it seemed that the decorated Olympic champ has decided to mark his retirement from sprinting by proposing to his longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett.
But, following almost three months of speculation, Usain Bolt, 30, has revealed that the Snapchat images purportedly showing him celebrating his engagement to the 26-year-old beauty were, in fact, edited by another user to trick fans.
During an interview on ITV’s Lorraine on Tuesday, the Jamaican sportsman said: ‘I’m not engaged. Me and my girlfriend went on a trip to Bora Bora. Somebody edited picture on my Snapchat and said “she said yes” with a ring. It was well done though.’
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Not so fast! Usain Bolt has struck down rumours that he is engaged to girlfriend Kasi Bennett
Indeed, Usain took to the social media app to share images of his and Kasi’s luxurious break – only for snapshots to be later edited to suggest he’d proposed.
While Usain has yet to pop the big question, his family is impatiently waiting for him to settle down and have children, with the statuesque star revealing: ‘My mum’s pressuring me.’
The night before his interview with Lorraine Kelly, Usain was the star attraction as he attended the glittering world premiere of his new documentary I Am Bolt in London.
Doctored: The rumours came about in September, after a Snapchat image he shared of himself and Kasi from their vacation in Bora Bora was doctored to suggest an engagement
Chat: The sportsman sat down for an interview with Lorraine Kelly on her eponymous show
Oh baby! While clearing up engagement rumours, he admitted that he’s under pressure from his mother to settle down and have children
Following the big unveiling at the Odeon Leicester Square, he swapped his slick navy suit for jeans and a hoodie under a beige jacket as he celebrated at an after-party, held at hotspot Tape.
And he pulled in his fair share of stars for his big night out, with the likes of Salma Hayek, Justin Bieber, Liam Payne and Mo Farah in attendance.
The star sprinter has found himself at the centre of a series of scandals since his stunning ‘triple triple’ at the Olympics in Rio in the summer.
He racked up a £6,000 bar tab and was spotted grinding with British model Erica Carvalho, 20, who was invited back to his hotel with seven other women and Usain’s male friends as the party continued.
Out and about: On Monday night, he was at London’s Odeon Leicester Square for the world premiere of his new documentary I Am Bolt
Big night out: Following the premiere, he attended an after-party at London hotspot Tape
Images: Usain’s Snapchat images came after photos, which were shared on WhatsApp, appeared to show the shirtless sprinter in bed with his Brazilian ‘lover’
Tryst? Usain was pictured with student Jady Duarte in August after she shared images on WhatsApp
The photos, which were shared on WhatsApp, appear to show a shirtless Usain in bed with his Brazilian ‘lover’, who was wearing a white vest top.
The woman, who it has been claimed is a mother-of-two and the widow of a notorious drug lord known as Diná Terror, has since said she is ‘dying of shame’.
Brazilian student Jady Duarte, 20, shared pictures which appear to show her kissing and cuddling the sprinting sensation after his 30th birthday bash in Rio.
And further photos of Usain kissing and dancing with a third girl also came to light yesterday morning.
Chilling out: The sprinter and his model belle relaxed on the South Pacific island of Bora Bora
‘We’re finally here’: The duo posted Snapchats of their luxury on social media, keeping their followers updated
Sharing: The sprinter and his girlfriend both took to their Snapchat and Instagram accounts to share photos from their break
Lip service: In August, pictures emerged showing Usain kissing a woman in a Rio nightclub just hours before ‘spending the night’ with a student who shared pictures of them in bed
Excitement: Social media went into overdrive after it was thought that the gold medal-winning athlete had hinted he might be engaged to his girlfriend
Usain’s sister, Christine Bolt-Hylton, 32, has said that the star and his girlfriend Kasi are a solid couple and will stay together because they are so in love.
Speaking from her home parish of St Andrew, which borders Kingston, Jamaica, Christine said: ‘I’m sure Kasi will be used to it by now.
‘She is used to seeing pictures like this. People ask for pictures with him and he is always willing to have pictures. She is used to him being in the public domain.’
He’s a winner! Usian also shared photographs of his gold medal collection following his incredible win at the Olympic games
Strong: Usain’s girlfriend Kasi would be hurt by pictures of him in bed with mother-of-two Jady Duarte, according to the star’s sister Christine Bolt-Hylton, 32, pictured right
Star athlete: Jamaica’s star sprinter has found himself at the centre of a series of scandals since his stunning ‘triple triple’ in Rio
So in love: His older sister, Christine said her brother and his girlfriend Kasi Bennett, 26, (pictured) are a solid couple and will stay together because they are so in love
Another one! He celebrated along with the cheering crowds after winning the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
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