He’s considered the greatest sprinter of all time and Usain Bolt is making sure his legacy lives on through his children. The Jamaican athlete recently welcomed twins Thunder and Saint Leo with his partner, Kasi Bennett, introducing them to the world on Father’s Day.
“Olympia Lightning Bolt [thunder bolt emoji] Saint Leo Bolt [thunder bolt emoji] Thunder Bolt [thunder bolt emoji] @kasi.b,” he proudly captioned a snap of his growing family.
And the twins’ names? Saint Leo is a nod to Usain’s second name, but Thunder seems to have no special meaning other than being a witty pun.
The babies now swell Usain and Kasi’s brood to three – the couple welcomed daughter Olympia Lighting last year.
Usain (34) and Kasi (31) have been together since 2014 but only went public with their relationship in 2016. In fact, they are so private Usain didn’t make her identity public until later that year. News of their twins also came as a surprise as the couple kept the pregnancy under wraps.
On Father’s Day, Usain and Kasi introduced their twins in a heart-melting picture. Dressed in shades of white and beige, the couple posed with little Olympia while the boys lay sleeping in baskets. “You are the rock of this family and the greatest daddy to our little ones,” Kasi captioned the image.
The twins’ arrival is a dream come true for the retired athlete, who made no secret of his wish to be a father before the age of 35. Even though his kids are named as a nod to his sprinting success – and his surname – the Olympic champ says they’re under no pressure to follow in his footsteps. “Being a parent gives you a sense of accomplishment,” he says. “I'm really happy and just excited to go on this journey.”
SOURCES: ABC.NET.AU, USATODAY.COM, CBSSPORTS.COM , HONEY.NINE.COM.AU