Amor speaks out about her money problems
Amor Vittone (Photo: Gallo)
Cape Town - In an exclusive interview with Huisgenoot singer Amor Vittone speaks out about her money problems following the death of her husband, Joost van der Westhuizen.
Joost died in February after being diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2011.
Shortly after the former Springbok rugby player's death Amor took to Facebook to ask for privacy during their time of mourning: "“The children and I are in a complete state of shock. We know that for Joosts sake, you will give them the space that they need - and we thank you for that!
“My first priority is to our children right now, and I thank you for understanding," she wrote on her Facebook page.
Now the Afrikaans musician told the local magazine that following the death of her estranged husband, she was informed that she had to take over payments for everything that Joost used to pay for.
This includes medical aid, the children's school fees and extra mural activities, water and electricity, levies and the domestic worker and gardener's salaries.
According to Amor it is all that she can think about now that she has to pay for everything relating to Jordan (13) and Kylie (11) and she can't afford it. Amor told Huisgenoot that before his death, Joost assured her that their children would be taken care of after he dies.
In the interview she recalls how she visited him regularly and asked if everything was in order. And he promised her that she had nothing to worry about.
But now after his death Amor alleges that there is not enough money in the estate to look after the needs of their children. Amor further alleges that she struggled to get answers from Joost's family and legal team.
Throughout the interview Amor talks about how the bills keep piling up and how she doesn't have to money to pay for any of it.
In January the singer was hospitalised after breaking her ankle in in freak accident.
"What a sad ending to Jordan's birthday. Amor took Jordan, Kylie and a few of their friends to Bounce in Fourways," Amor's mother, Delyse, wrote on Facebook. According to the Facebook post, Amor was jumping on the trampoline and on her third jump broke her left ankle and tore a ligament.
"Paramedics rushed her to hospital," Delyse went on to say.
After the incident Amor was seen in a wheelchair and on crutches. She's yet to make a full recovery.
You can read the full interview in the latest issue of Huisgenoot on sale now.