Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016 Games. The 29-year-old ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
His mom, Jennifer Bolt, thinks that’s cool and all, but what she’s really interested in is having grandchildren. Really Soon. Lol
“I would hope he’ll settle down, get married and start his family,” Jennifer Bolt told CNN’s Don Riddell
in a segment that aired Saturday
about what she hopes Bolt will do after the Olympics end.
“I know he’ll settle down because he has said it,” she said. “He told me many times that he’s going to start his family.”
But in an interview with the Telegraph last month, Bolt said he wont be walking down the aisle anytime soon.
“I’ve thought about it, but I know I’m not going to get married before 35, for sure,”
He said he doesn’t want to wind up like Wayne Rooney, the Manchester United forward who married his high school sweetheart in 2008 when he was 21 years old.
But for Bolt, who will turn 30 on Aug. 21, the whole having a family thing still sounds like some sort of trap.
“Like, Rooney got married so young — all the footballers that are English, as soon as they get really famous they have to get married. And I think it’s unfair to them,” he said.
“It’s hard for you to stay with one woman because girls are literally just throwing themselves at you. You get famous, there’s so much pressure of girls wanting you. And for you to get married at 21, you have not lived one bit.”
Source: Washington Post