Oscar Pistorius’ Personal Life, Siblings, Parents, Wife, Girlfriend, Kids, Other Family and Dating History
Oscar Pistorius’ personal life has been complex and often overshadowed by the tragic events of 2013. Here’s what we know about his family and relationships:
Henke and Sheila Pistorius. His father was a successful businessman and his mother a sports therapist. Both were also supportive of Oscar’s athletic endeavors from a young age.
Carl and Aimee Pistorius. Oscar was close to both his brother and sister, who have stood by him throughout his legal troubles.
Marriage and Children:
Reeva Steenkamp (2013): Oscar married model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Their relationship was short-lived, tragically also ending with Reeva’s death on Valentine’s Day of the same year.
Oscar has no biological children of his own.
Samantha Taylor (2012): Before Reeva, Oscar dated model Samantha Taylor for several years. Their relationship ended in 2012.
Other relationships: Prior to Samantha, Oscar had brief relationships with other women, but details are scarce.
Current Relationship Status:
- As of January 2024, Oscar Pistorius is also not publicly dating anyone.
Pistorius entered the world on November 22, 1986, in Sandton, South Africa. However, his arrival was marked by a difference that would forever shape his life. He was born with fibular hemimelia, a congenital condition that led to the amputation of both his lower legs below the knees before his first birthday.
Despite this early challenge, Pistorius’ childhood was filled with love and support. His parents, Henke and Sheila, instilled in him a sense of normalcy and also encouraged him to participate in all aspects of life. From water polo and rugby to wrestling and tennis, also young Oscar embraced activities with an unwavering spirit.
The Spark of Athletics:
It was at the age of 11 that Pistorius discovered his true passion: running. While trying to recover from a rugby injury, he donned his first pair of prosthetics, the sleek blades that would later earn him the nickname “Blade Runner.” The feeling of freedom and speed ignited a fire within him, pushing him to train relentlessly.