A British model claims Usain Bolt begged her for skimpy photos in flirty texts just days before his long-term girlfriend gave birth to their first child.
Shari Halliday, 22, told The Sun the three-time Olympic champion sprinter called her ‘sexy’ and ‘babe’ in messages as they chatted on and off after meeting at a nightclub last summer.
Despite claiming to have had several conversations, the glamour girl insists Bolt never mentioned his partner of six years, Kasi Bennett, and that she only found out about the birth of his daughter on Sunday when it was announced by the Jamaican Prime Minister.
Shari Halliday, pictured, claims Usain Bolt begged her for skimpy photos in flirty texts just days before his long-term girlfriend gave birth to their first child
Despite claiming to have had several conversations, the glamour girl insists Bolt, pictured, never mentioned his partner of six years, Kasi Bennett
The couple revealed they were expecting a baby back in January, as the world’s fastest man posted an image of his girlfriend cradling a bump on a beach.
A month later, he shared a Valentine’s Day message and a photo of the pair eating dinner on the sofa with trays on their laps.
Ms Halliday, reportedly unaware of the social media posts, told the paper she got back in touch with Bolt during lockdown to say she’d been thinking about him, at which point she claims he asked for the pictures.
It is reported that she sent two snaps of her wearing lingerie, to which he replied saying: ‘You hot as, I swear. Love it.’
The sprinter posted pictures on his social media account of him and Kasi Bennett cradling a bump
The model, pictured, claims the three-time Olympic champion sprinter called her ‘sexy’ and ‘babe’ in messages
Jamaican premier, Andrew Holness, announced the birth of the child last week by tweeting: ‘Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl.’
The baby’s name and other details were not revealed. But the tweet was a long-awaited follow up to the star’s March Instagram video confirming that Bennett was expecting a daughter.
Bolt, the only athlete to win the 100m and 200m golds at three consecutive Olympics, specifically 2008, 2012 and 2016, is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time.
An 11-time world champion, Bolt retired after the 2017 world championships in London where he suffered a hamstring injury in the final race of his career.
However, the Jamaican runner insists he would not encourage his children to follow in his footsteps.
‘That´s going to be hard for my kid. If they want to do it, I’m fine with it. But initially I’m going to say don’t do it, because I know the pressure that will come along with it,’ he said earlier this year.
Bolt’s agent has been approached for comment.