Usain Bolt Reveals the Non-Negotiable Deal He Made With His Partner About Diaper-Changing Duties

Published 09/12/2021, 11:19 AM EDT


Usain Bolt has kept his social life undercover in recent times and refuses to let the public know about what goes on inside the household or in his life away from the limelight. Now a family man, Bolt enjoys spending time with his children and partner Kasi Bennett as much as he loves reggae music. 

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Shortly before he began his venture into music, Bolt was gifted with twins from Bennett, which he named Thunder and Saint Leo. The names did gain a significant amount of attention due to their unusual nature, even more so because no one knew that Bolt was expecting more children. 

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The former athlete revealed that his partner wanted the pregnancy to stay out of the spotlight so that she was not hounded. This came from a similar experience during the pregnancy of their first child, Olympia. 

While Bennett had her ground rules, Bolt also had his terms when it came to the children- particularly relating to the diaper-changing aspect. “I don’t change poop nappies; I’m a pee guy,” he confirmed, speaking to The Times. “Anytime they poop I’m, like, ‘Mum, here you go.’ I made that deal before she got pregnant.”

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Usain Bolt has learned to be patient as a father

The smooth negotiator admitted to being influenced a lot by his children. Rather than slow him down, the experience has helped him in important ways. “(Parenthood) has made me much more patient. People always ask me why I couldn’t coach. I was, like, ‘I’m not the patient type of guy.’ (Becoming a father has) let me know how to live at a slower pace,” he said.

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Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 12, 2021 Usain Bolt is seen on the grid before the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

In sporting history, we have seen several children take after their parents in the same or even better regard such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson taking after his father Rocky Johnson in professional wrestling, Stephen Curry after his father Dell Curry in basketball, and Peyton Manning after his father Archie Manning in Football.

When asked if he would want to see any of his children follow his footsteps on the tracks, Bolt was positive. “Yeah, definitely. I don’t care who,” he said. 

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BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Stepping away from the tracks after the 2017 World Champions, Usain Bolt has never looked back. After a brief stint in soccer, he has now struck gold in the music industry and is emerging as a Reggae star. Olympic Gold is one thing, but it seems he has eyes on the Grammy Awards now. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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