South African Players Wife: When you see cricketers perform out of their skins in front of packed stadiums, have you ever wondered what goes behind the scenes when they are not playing? If your answer is yes, then you shouldn’t be looking too far away from their partners for searching for the answer. Wives and girlfriends of these superstars are their support system off the field and when they are in the stands, they become the centre of all the attractions.
Historically, cricketers from the rainbow nation have always been good-looking and popular all across the globe. So, how can their partners lag behind? We will go through some of the famous wives and girlfriends of SA Cricket Team
A marketing enthusiast, Imari Visser met with Proteas captain Faf du Plessis during South Africa’s cricket tour of Australia in 2012. They fell in love with each other and decided to get married in 2013. Imari’s passport went places only in the southern hemisphere from being an Australian citizen to marrying the South African captain. She is an avid photographer and also a former model. She runs the skincare firm called ‘Nimue Skin Technology’ in South Africa. The couple is now parents to a three-year-old daughter.
One of the sensations among the cricket fans, just like his partner Quinton de Kock is Sasha Hurly. The couple is known for their luxurious lifestyles. Their first meeting was interesting as they met during a Champions League match in 2012. Sasha was a part of the cheerleaders’ squad while De Kock was playing for Highveld Lions. They met after the match and then continued on their engagement on social media platforms. Their wedding took place at Le Victoria, Mauritius in 2016 and it was nothing short of a fairytale!
With over 70k followers on Instagram, Sue Duminy can easily consider herself a celebrity on her own. Jean-Paul and Sue Duminy tied the knot after the cricket world cup in 2011. They have two daughters – Isabella and Lexi from the marriage. Sue Duminy is a keen traveller and also runs a personal blog on fashion and travel insights.
Nicole O’Connor is in relationship with Aiden Markram for close to seven years now. She absolutely loves baking and also runs a next-generation baking house. Another thing close to her heart is charity work and she is associated with a charity organization called ‘Abba House’. Nicole can be often spotted at cricket stadiums cheering for her boyfriend.
Graeme Smith has always been in the news with his personal life. After divorcing his first wife Morgan Deane, he came in touch with Cape Town girl Romy Lanfranchi. Both fell in love and decided to call forever on their relationship. Their marriage was a magnificent affair in South African highlands in December last year. The couple is now parents to a boy and they have a total of five children from their previous marriages.
Charlene Engels – Jacques Kallis wife
After a long relationship with South African legend Jacques Kallis, Charlene Engels tied the knot with him last year in January. They were dating since 2012 and Charlene is very popular among WAGs group of South African cricketers. Almost whole of South African cricket fraternity were present at their wedding. Charlene gave birth to their first child named as Joshua Kallis in March 2020.
A popular fashion blogger by profession, Aisha Baker got married to South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell in 2016. Aisha Baker is a sensation on Instagram with her blogging and has over 130k followers. She was also named in ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ list and has won multiple awards in the fashion industry. She owns a label called ‘Baked Collection’ inspired by her last name. They are now parents to a beautiful baby boy.
A face that is very popular among Indian fans is of Danielle de Villiers, wife of South African superstar AB de Villiers. She visits India every year during the IPL to watch her husband entertain the Chinnaswamy crowd. The couple got married in 2013 and they have two sons from the marriage. Danielle de Villiers is a music lover and she wishes to release her own album someday. She is also very active in social work and attends various events happening for good cause around the globe.
After breaking up with his much talked about girlfriend Jeanne Kietzmann, Dale Steyn is currently dating Beatrice Willoughby. Dale Steyn usually doesn’t open up about his relationships but both can often be seen enjoying their time together. Recently, they had a vacation in Bali and they are currently living together. Beatrice is a South African model and has done famous projects previously. Here are some of the exclusive photos of the couple that you won’t be able to find on the internet elsewhere.
The love story between Albie Morkel and Marthmari Groenewald prospered right from their childhood days and both decided to tie the knot in 2007. They have two children – Albertus Johannes “AJ” Morkel (Son) & Cara Morkel (Daughter) from the marriage. Marthmari also loves cricket and was regularly attending matches when her husband was playing. They are currently enjoying valuable time after Albie’s retirement and looking after the upbringing of their children.
In August 2017, South African great Mark Boucher tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Carmen Lotter in presence of all his former teammates and friends. The wedding was a gala event held in Jeffery’s Bay, South Africa and photos from the same went corners on the internet. Carmen is a stunning looking girl and she is believed to be a massive support to Mark during his tough times. They also welcomed their first child in 2018.