Born to Dorcus and Jacob Semenya on the 7th of January 1991 in Ga-Masehlong village near Polokwane in Limpopo, Mokgadi Caster Semenya is an internationally renowned athlete who has won multiple Gold medals for South Africa in major competitions including the Olympics.
Since 2009, Caster Semenya has had to endure some negative attention after questions were raised about her gender. Through all the difficulties that would break most people, Semenya has managed to stay strong and perhaps having a supportive wife and family has been one of the reasons for endurance.
Here is everything you need to know about Caster Semenya’s wife who is one of her biggest supporters, their love story, and their beautiful children.
Who is Caster Semenya’s wife?
Caster Semenya’s wife of several years is the lovely Violet Raseboya. Not much is known about her background but sources indicate that she was born in 1986.
After dating for many years, Caster Semenya and Violet had their traditional wedding ceremony in December 2015 in Limpopo followed by an equally lavish white wedding ceremony in January 2017 that was held at Chez Charlene Wedding venue in Pretoria.
During a past interview with ProVerb in the BET interview- Being: Caster Semenya, the Olympics champion revealed that she and her wife had first met in 2007 and theirs was quite a funny story.
The two met in a restroom when Caster was being escorted by doping officials and Violet, who thought that she was a boy, asked the officials why there was a boy in the ladies' restroom. Semenya revealed that she was initially defensive at being called a boy.
"I'm not a boy. You think I'm lost? You think I can just walk in here?" She said.
It took time before the two finally started dating as it took Violet a long time to come to terms with being in love with a woman given that she had previously dated a man.
Caster Semenya describes her wife as the person she can rely on, through thick and thin and she never shies from showering her with love as evidenced on her social media.
Caster Semenya’s children
Caster Semenya and Violet have been blessed with two beautiful daughters- Oratile and Oarabile Semenya.
Their first daughter- Oratile was born on the 5th of July 2019 and their second daughter Oarabile was born in 2021.
While celebrating Oratile’s third birthday, Caster Semenya’s wife showered the little girl with love on her Instagram and opened up about how she and Caster had gone through four unsuccessful insemination processes before she finally conceived.
Read also: Caster Semenya: “I didn’t want to be a star.”