Amor wants court order against Joost

2012-09-10 09:25
Cape Town - Amor Vittone says she is planning to file a court order against her estranged husband Joost van der Westhuizen later this week to stop him from slandering her in the media, reports Die Burger.

This comes days after Joost claimed in initmate interviews with Carte Blanche and the weekly magazine Huisgenoot that Amor is keeping his kids away from him.

According to Amor's legal representative Selwyn Shapiro, Joost has been using the media as a platform in recent months to slander Amor. A letter was also received by the Pretoria High Court last week in which Amor claims that she worried about her children's safety during their visits to their father.

Motor neuron disease

Joost has denied any of these claims saying that despite being diagnosed with motor neuron disease in April 2011, he is still capable of looking after his children.

"My goals have yet again been shifted even further. I received a letter from my doctor that states my children are safe with me," Van der Westhuizen told Die Burger.

When Joost was asked about his comment on the pending court order, he said that he was not aware of it and did not want to give any comment regarding the matter.

'I gave Joost four chances'

In an interview with Rapport, Amor said that she gave Joost a number of chances before she finally split from him in 2010.

"I gave Joost four chances. On four various accounts he did stuff and I forgave him four times. Nobody knows about this. Now I have to find out that he has somebody following me and how he had relationships with other women while I was pregnant," Amor told Rapport.

"I just want him to stop harassing me. And he should stop using the media to win sympathy."

Wishes him all the best

Although the pair has had their fair share of fights in the past, Amor says that she still wishes him all the best.

"I don't want the father of my children to die. On the contrary, I want no hard feelings between us, but he should just stop harassing me."

Amor also states that Joost is welcome to see his children at any time.

"He doesn't really spend that much time with them. Joost should also help with their homework, pack their schoolbags, bathe them and also maintain strict discipline," Amor told Rapport.

"I go to bed at night and then I wonder: What is Joost going to say about me in the newspapers tomorrow..."

* Do you agree with Amor? Or should the feuding couple keep their private lives private? Weigh in on the ongoing drama by sending us your thoughts - and get published!


  • michelle.blackie - 2012-09-10 09:43

    Amor - Joost is dying! Get over yourself already.... If the tables were turned, you would also want access to your children!!!

  • abbie.carson - 2012-09-10 09:53

    Amor is so bitter. Come on lady.

      neil.kroese - 2012-09-10 10:30

      I don't get this woman.. every time she runs to the media for attention, she get bludgeoned and lambasted by public reaction and Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"

  • kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-09-10 09:59

    Yawn , yawn , another divorce nobody really cares about

  • jo.g.cronje - 2012-09-10 10:01

    How Childish. They both should really get over themselves. Nobody cares about your family feud. Enough is enough!

  • peter.ndamase - 2012-09-10 10:01

    You both deserve each other, no one is better than the other. All loudmouthed and quick to run to the papers for zilch. @Amor, do the right thing and support the father of your children. @Joost, stop being a baby and refrain from using the media for sympathy.

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-10 10:18

      Spot on, they do deserve each other.

  • tina.leal.353 - 2012-09-10 10:03

    It doesnt matter what the public think Amor. A court will decide if Joost is a good father or not. NOT the public. He is a sick man. He is also a South African Sports hero. Youve made your money from him. Leave him alone. He probably cheated cos you were too busy trying to outshine Patricia Lewis. Move on with your life.

  • dumine.jacobs - 2012-09-10 10:03

    He doesn't have to say anything, we judge you on your actions!

  • adele.g.geyer - 2012-09-10 10:05

    If i was Joost i will also be fighting to see my kids... help with homework bath the kids.. wonder if she does and not an au pair.. joost cant play ball with his son thats his wish.. she complains about bathing!!!...bitter cause she not the dream of every SA realy starting to found out what she sympathy for "dying man" when the children are grown its going to come back to her..thats called KARMA ..

  • pule.lepitla - 2012-09-10 10:08

    Who are these people??? FOH!

  • pule.lepitla - 2012-09-10 10:15

    Who are these people??? FOH!

  • phil.steel.12 - 2012-09-10 10:16

    Wipe the slate clean today and all enjoy what little time you have left!

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-10 10:20


  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-10 10:22

    Low class common gold digger!

  • bob.jaan.9 - 2012-09-10 10:27

    dalk reconcile amore en joost...netsoos wat steve en janine gedoen het. in SA nothing is impossible...

  • mrp721 - 2012-09-10 10:32

    Enough is enough already, do the two of you have any idea what this is doing to the kids???? Amor, you are being very selfish right now, Joost is the father of those kids and deserves to spend time with them, he will not do anything to endanger their lives or hurt them, stop using his illness as an excuse to keep the kids from him!!! And Joost maybe you should just refrain from mentioning the witch in interviews so she can't accuse you of crap... Get over yourselves now and start focusing on those kids and their happiness, not yours... No one knows how much time Joost may have left so let him spend as much time with his kids as he needs.. And Amor please stop throwing your "Christianity" around as you are nothing more than the devil's pawn right now!!! You have no idea what it means to be a Christian...

      mrp721 - 2012-09-10 10:33

      The Christianity thing I bring up from past statements and comments she has made before you all say it's not mentioned in the article...

  • adri.goss - 2012-09-10 10:38

    Wow!!!! This is so sad. It is not a matter of who is right!! Put the children first and stop blaming each other. Use the time that is left wisely and put the past in the past. Mistakes was made, but I really think what Joost is going through is tragic! Even if he wants the sympathy of the media.... my goodness who would not want it! I can only pray that you can put your differences aside and focus on what is important!!! Blessings.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-10 10:56

    Guys always, always remember that `hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.`

  • Charlene Diana Calitz - 2012-09-10 11:02

    oh pls!!! get over it already, was joost not married 2 some1 b 4 he met u?? wake up chickie, if he can do it 2 her he'll do it 2 u!!

  • elrichsarah.cloete - 2012-09-10 11:03

    Amor you reap what you sow..... You broke up the mans marriage and now you want bitch and moan that he cheated on you!!! You deserve everything that you get. Shame on you for keeping his children away from him.

      jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-09-10 11:12

      So how much consideration did Joost have for his children when he was screwing another woman?! Please enlighten me on your views and explain to me how you can defend his actions! Oh and please do keep his children in mind!

      elrichsarah.cloete - 2012-09-10 11:41

      @jean.tredoux - Nobody is saying Joost is innocent but what did Amor expect from someone who cheated on his first wife with her....

      jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-09-10 11:53

      But why is she the evil bitch if the guy that had zero consideration for his kids and how all of this could affect them when he was screwing another woman, do you blame A MOTHER for this kind of reaction?! Would you be so kind to a man if all of this was splattered to the media and then he starts using you and make you look like the evil person to gain back respect that he lost due to his own doings and just cos he suddenly has a non-curable disease all should be forgiven? You're attacking the wrong person!

  • fabian.houten - 2012-09-10 11:06

    I remember a few years back amor had just had a baby. We saw him out partying and all over the uni chicks that we were after. We had no chance against him... lol

  • fabian.houten - 2012-09-10 11:06

    I remember a few years back amor had just had a baby. We saw him out partying and all over the uni chicks that we were after. We had no chance against him... lol

  • fabian.houten - 2012-09-10 11:06

    I remember a few years back amor had just had a baby. We saw him out partying and all over the uni chicks that we were after. We had no chance against him... lol

  • fabian.houten - 2012-09-10 11:08

    I remember a few years back amor had just had a baby. We saw him out partying and all over the uni chicks that we were after. We had no chance against him... lol

  • jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-09-10 11:09

    Go for it Amor, take that pathetic sole to the cleaners and let him feel your wrath cos for someone who is dying he sure has a lot of energy to keep abusing you in the media and this after the scum humiliated you and your children for cheating on your family. How SA still can find sympathy for this guy is slight confusing and let me remind you Joost didn't really think of his children when he was being sucked off by some random woman...

  • wesley.gracie - 2012-09-10 11:17

    Amor is pathetic. She used him for fame and she got it. The man is dying and all he wants is to see his kids. There is always two sides to a story and I dont think she is that innocent.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-09-10 11:26

    I personally don't give two ticks. Please keep your private lives behind closed doors. There are other stories more news worthy.

  • louiseroger.higham - 2012-09-10 11:30

    This woman makes me sick. She's evil.

  • albert.m.burger - 2012-09-10 11:39

    Joost just shut up and die like a man!

      louiseroger.higham - 2012-09-10 11:41

      Geez I hope if u get sick and about to die your family say the same about u - 2012-09-10 11:50

      What a A..Hole thing to say. Be careful Karma is a bitch!!!!!!!!

  • pierre.a.duplessis.5 - 2012-09-10 11:46

    From what she said, I gathered that she just doesn't want him to use his popularity as a tool to turn the public against her. Judging by the comments it seems to be working. Its a dirty tactic. It doesn't help his case. It just makes her life miserable, and in turn it affects the kids. The man should nut up and play fair. Then again, cheating was how he got into this mess in the first place.

  • angela.vangreunen - 2012-09-10 11:52

    Very sad this whole debarcle and even more sad is their children will grow up the same. History always repeats itself!!!!

  • trix.duvenage - 2012-09-10 11:54

    If Amor had the slightest idea of what the term MND in fact means in reality she would rather go sit in a corner and cry for hours on. If she has any idea of what the diseace means it should be clear that she had NO FEELINGS WHAT SO EVER for Joost while they were together. The MND Joost has is bringing Amor's true feelings to the fore and it creates the impression that her marraige with to Joost was nothing more than a propagande stunt to help her advertise herself. In other words she USED Joost to better her own imgage. MND is nothing to even mention in open conversation, let alone using it as a whip against some one you "LOVED" enough to give birth to his children. I have first hand knowledge of the disease and believe me it is something DIRECTLY FROM HEL!!!!! If Amor EVER had true feelings for Joost van der Westhuizen, she would have gone back to him to lend a helping hand to a person that has no snowball's hope in hell to cure. I think God tested her love and I also think she is failing badly. What Joost has done to her is VERY VERY bad, but it happens all over the planet every second of the day. So yes, if Amor wants to really gain support she should consider returning to Joost together with their children to also give the children the chance to be with him in his last months on earth. Im not God to say how many months he has left but all I know is he is on his way and NOTHING will stop it. If Amor has ANY feeling for him or if she has any love for her children she sh

      roz.north.5 - 2012-09-10 12:19

      Well said. She knew how to hitch her wagon to his star when he was way up there and gained all the publicity in the world to take her career forward. Having not cared who she stood on to get there. What goes around comes around "one day is one day"

  • peter.l.morris.3 - 2012-09-10 12:10

    The poor children. They should be put in foster care until all the mud slinging is sorted out. Maybe the two will come to their senses and put there differences a side. Divorces are not the end of the world.

  • isabel.ashe.7 - 2012-09-10 12:39

    SHE (Amor) 4get that she was seeing JOOST While he was married... I call that An affair...Get over yourself WOMEN and let Joost see his kids... Dont forget the will grow up and turn against you when they are older and Understand thing, and hold it against you for keeping them away from there father. I DID LIKE YOU BY NOW I DISLIKE YOU VERY MUCH.

  • debbi.meadows - 2012-09-10 12:43

    Makes no sense that they have to make this so public, there are two sides to every story. What amazes me is that Joost cheats, joost really did not do well in his marriage and everyone HATED him when it came out that it was actually him in the video, but add Motor Neuron to the mix and all is forgiven. None of us know what Amor wnet through in that marriage and I have seen his interviews and feel very sorry for him, but the fact is he is slandering her and that is the mother of his cheldren, why would he do this to his children, can they not just think of the 2 kids and keep it on the downlow? Joost took this to the media first and now everyone calls her a bitch??????? Go figure!!!!!

  • deone.longstaff - 2012-09-10 12:48

    Oh please! Get over yourself already. The universe does not (this might come as a shock...) revolve around you, Amor. Move on... Ever heard the saying: Sticks and stones...??

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-09-10 12:48

    Wow! wouldn't want to cross swords with this "woman" Perhaps she is the one who is causing all the problems and is blaming Joost? Do they both need attention and this is why they call in the media? Their kids are going to be the "losers" in the long run.

  • chris.snaproll - 2012-09-10 13:00

    Joost is miling this for all its worth, sorry chap you screwed up and were caught, MND came after the problems, you talk about Kama, in her case it has a name, Joost

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-09-10 13:35

    Gee now these two twats have all of you bickering amongst each other too? Do you all really give a s**t about these people, that you actually leap to one or the others defence? I say PLEASE stop writing about their crap, we don't give a hoot!!!!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-10 17:43

    When Amour performs again, I dare the audience to walk out on her show.

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