Caster Semenya is no new name for South Africans. She made headlines not only for being a celebrated female athlete but for her masculine physical attributes. Ever since she won the 2009 Berlin World Athletics 800 meters race, she has been making headlines for all the right reasons. But who is Caster Semenya wife? Read on to find out.
She is married to her wife, Violet Raseboya. Caster Semenya Violet Raseboya have been married since 2015. Their marriage bore criticisms after some people gave the opinion that Semenya was a male. For others, it was a chance to prove if their marriage would produce children. Amidst all the challenges faced, the couple seems to have given a deaf ear to their critics and are living their best now.
- Full names: Violet Ledile Raseboya
- Year of birth: February 19, 1986
- Age: 34 years
- Gender: Female
- Violet Raseboya Instagram: @ledilesemenya
There is no much information on Violet’s early life as she has managed to keep her personal life private. However, much is known about her partner, Caster Semenya, who was born on January 7, 1991, in Ga-Masehlong. She was then raised in Fairlie Village in the northern Limpopo province in South Africa.
As a young girl, she enrolled at Nthema Secondary School and later went to the University of North West, where she earned her diploma in Sports Science. Caster then discovered her soft spot for running as she trained as a soccer player.
Caster and Violet love story
The two lovebirds met back in 2007 in a restroom. Officials were escorting the athlete, and her now-wife commented by asking, "What is a boy doing in here?" Well, those were strong remarks for a first encounter, but the two later got to know each other and walked down the aisle eight years later. The two lovebirds have not been shy to express how they feel about each other.
When was Caster Semenya wedding?
The couple had their traditional wedding ceremony in 2015 and 2017. They celebrated their union in a white wedding. Here are Caster Semenya wedding pictures.
- The couple is posing for a photo on their wedding day.
- The couple is all excited after saying their wedding vows.
Is Caster Semenya wife pregnant?
There have been rumours stating that Caster Semenya and wife are expecting a child together. But with time, it has proved to be rumoured as there is no baby yet. Violet Raseboya baby rumours have instead made the couple to be stronger as they continue supporting each other.
Caster Semenya and his wife
The couple did not shy off from declaring their love for one another. Though at first, it was challenging for Violet to admit that she was in love with a woman as she was previously in a relationship with a man. Semenya was the first to declare her love for her wife. Dutee Chand, the current national champion in the women’s 100 meters, also announced that she was gay.
Caster Semenya net worth
Being one of the most accomplished athletes South Africa has had, she has garnered much wealth. Even though her net worth is not yet verified, the athlete has done quite well. For instance, she took home a bronze medal in 2017 during the 1500 meters World Championships held in London and a bronze medal in April 2014.
Caster Semenya wife, Violet Raseboya, has proved her love for her wife by being there for her through the challenges that life has thrown at them. Their love for one another has proved the test of time, and we wish them the best as they start a family.