Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies. Image via Twitter @gndzongana

‘Not sure’: Elton Jantjies’s wife breaks silence after affair bombshell

Elton Jantjies’s wife, Iva Ristic, says she is uncertain about staying in a romantic relationship with the flyhalf after his alleged affair.

Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies. Image via Twitter @gndzongana

Springbok flyhalf Elton Jantjies made headlines for all the wrong reasons this week after it was alleged that he was “entertaining” the national team’s dietician Zeenat Simjee at two different guest houses in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, during the week leading up to the Springboks’ opening Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks in early August.

ALSO READ: Elton Jantjies’s wife: Meet his bombshell baby mama Iva

Following these bombshell claims, Jantjies’s wife and the mother of his three children, Iva Ristic, has broken her silence on the matter.

In an interview with News24, Ristic said she was “not sure” how she felt about her relationship with her 32-year-old husband.

ELTON JANTJIES’S WIFE BREAKS HER SILENCE

In the interview Ristic said she only found out about the affair on social media.

Ristic told the publication that she had to read the post three times to make sure she had read it correctly.

READ | WHY BOKS CAN BE CONFIDENT OF MOVING ON FROM ELTON JANTJIES

She added that since the beginning of their relationship in 2014, they have had their “ups and downs like every other couple”.

“When we met, he was not even part of the Bok squad, we worked really hard for him to achieve his goals and dreams. I sacrificed so many things, including my career and my dreams,” she said.

Ristic said that Jantjies had denied the allegations but she would “probably” not continue her romantic relationship with the rugby star.

“We are speaking all the time. He is very disappointed. I think it’s also good for him to distance himself for the Bok squad and process everything.”

‘SOUTH AFRICAN PEOPLE ARE VERY OPINIONATED’

Regarding the social media response to the allegations, Ristic said: “South African people are very opinionated and they like to share their opinions no matter if they are positive or negative. On the other hand, the support and kind messages I am getting from so many people is beyond consoling and I will forever be grateful for that.”

ALSO READ | THESE 3 SPRINGBOK VETERANS NEED TO RETIRE NOW!

Elton Jantjies was with the Springbok squad in Argentina preparing for their clash against the Pumas on Saturday, 17 September.

He has since been sent back to South Africa, along with Zeenat Simjee.

ALSO READ: ‘Pure self-sabotage’: Elton Jantjies slammed for affair with dietician

SA RUGBY RELEASE A STATEMENT

After reports of the affair surfaced, SA Rugby released a statement on Sunday, 11 September confirming that they were aware of the matter.

“No team protocols were breached, but the individuals are returning to South Africa to attend to these personal reports and to eliminate any distractions to the team’s preparations for the Test against Argentina.”

ALSO READ | SPRINGBOKS RELEASE STATEMENT ON JANTJIES SCANDAL

Elton Jantjies
Elton Jantjies’s wife, Iva Ristic, says she is uncertain about staying in a romantic relationship with the flyhalf after his alleged affair. Photo: Iva Ristic Instagram