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Usain Bolt And Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Welcome First Child Together

Usain Bolt And Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Welcome First Child Together
Usain Bolt And Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Welcome First Child Together(via-IG/@kasi.b.)

Former Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and his stunning girlfriend Kasi Bennett have welcomed their first child, a baby girl.

The eight-time Olympic Gold medallist is yet to share the news, but Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness announced the arrival of the couple’s child on Monday night. 

Holness tweeted: “Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl.”

Back in March, the happy couple hosted a luxury gender reveal party at Peter’s Rock in Kingston, Jamaica, where they confirmed they were expecting a baby girl

The sprint legend, 33, and Bennett, 24, have been dating since 2014 but the pair only went public in 2016.

In February, the retired Olympian revealed to PEOPLE that it doesn’t matter to him if his child decides to follow in his footsteps as a professional track star or not.

“People always say, ‘Are you going to put your kids in sports?’ ” Bolt said at the Bolt24 By Gatorade pop-up studio in Miami during Super Bowl weekend. “But for me, if they want to be in sports, fine, I don’t really care. But, I won’t push them to do track and field. I think it’s going to be hard.”

“I think it’s the hardest thing when you have a dad that is a superstar in a supersport, I don’t think you should do that sport,” he added. “I think you should do something else because there is so much pressure on you to live up to expectations.”

The nine-time gold medalist also admitted that he is “more nervous” than Bennett, 30, to become a first-time parent. “My girlfriend is really excited, she’s excited to be pregnant, and I’m like, ‘What am I going to do, I’m about to be a dad.’ You know? I’m that guy.”

Bolt then added that becoming a father may be a new and difficult hurdle, but revealed he was “excited” about the challenge.

“The good thing about it is that I have a lot of experience with my friends’ kids and my aunts’ kids and stuff like that, so I kind of understand but I’ve never had a kid 24/7,” he said. “You know what I mean? This is 24/7, so it’s going to be challenging but I’m so excited.”

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