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Elton Jantjies’s soon to be ex-wife Iva Ristic plans to launch her career as a professional DJ.
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New Year, new life: Elton Jantjies’s wife to launch DJ career

After being publicly humiliated over her husband Elton Jantjies’s affair, Iva Ristic is planning on prioritising herself in 2023.

Elton Jantjies

Elton Jantjies’s soon to be ex-wife Iva Ristic plans to launch her career as a professional DJ.
Images via Instagram

After a heartbreaking few months – which saw her marriage to Springboks player Elton Jantjies fall apart following his affair with team dietician Zeenat Simjee – Iva Ristic is hoping to claim her life back in the New Year.

The model and social media influencer has even revealed her new career path – as a DJ!

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In August, allegations of an affair between Elton Jantjies and Zeenat SImjee made headlines while the duo were on a Springboks tour abroad. After initially denying the rumours, the flyhalf came clean about his extra-marital romantic relationship a month later.

Last month, a source told  You Magazine that Elton admitted to beginning his affair with Zeenat Simjee in 2019 – the year he wed Iva Ristic. Zeenat Simjee continues to deny the reports and claims the whole debacle is a case of “mistaken identity.”

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Speaking to The South African, Iva revealed that she did look back at her husband’s cheating scandal with anger or bitterness.

She said: “Honestly, I feel like 2023 is going to be a great year for me. I do believe that everything happens for a reason, and I’m sure there is a purpose behind the mess I dealt with this year”.

She continued: “I am very positive about the future, and I can’t wait to see what’s next for me.”

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Iva added that she and Elton would finalise their divorce after the festive season. Iva and their children live in Turkey, while Elton is currently in France, where he has joined new team, Agen.

She added: “Elton is doing really well. We are on great terms though we talk every day. I am still his biggest supporter, and he is mine.

“I am honestly proud of us for managing to keep the friendship going.”

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Meanwhile, Iva has given insight into what she plans to do more of in 2023 – and that is her hobby of DJing.

She told The South African: “I am working on getting my career back on track and am very excited to go back to DJ-ing. This is who I am and what truly makes me happy, so I am definitely learning to prioritize myself”.