Amor: Joost is trying to harm me

2012-03-09 10:25
Phillip de Bruin
Cape Town – Some of Joost van der Westhuizen's allegations against his estranged wife, Amor Vittone, are "false and simply another attempt from him to harm me".

This is what Vittone said in a statement after former Springbok captain Van der Westhuizen dragged her name through the mud in an interview with Huisgenoot over several issues related to their pending divorce.

"I made a conscious effort to prevent our differences and disputes from being discussed in public, but it did not prevented the publication of allegations that affects my dignity and reputation," said Vittone.

'False' issues

She raised five issues in particular that, she says, are false.

"I deny that I had any improper relationship with any third party while Joost and I still lived together.

"I also did not in any way try to destroy the relationship between Joost and any of his medical practitioners. In fact, I wish that he can receive the best medical treatment. He does remain the father of my children."

Vittone also said on Thursday that she's not dragging her feet with the divorce. She requested her lawyer, Selwyn Shapiro, to finalise the divorce as soon as possible, whether through mediation or a court order.


"It is also untrue that I keep our children away from Joost. He has full and fair contact with them, considering their age."

About Joost's allegation that the children are only exposed to English, Vittone said the allegations that she's anti-Afrikaans, are false.

"I readily speak Afrikaans, I write in Afrikaans and I entertain and sing in Afrikaans. I have many Afrikaans speaking friends. Joost and I spoke a lot of Afrikaans at home. Joost's allegations in this regard are simply false."

Van der Westhuizen declined to comment.


  • Doc - 2012-03-09 10:36

    The allegations that he was sleeping his doctor came from you no one else but you are playing the "it wasn't me" card?. Dying rugby legend vs spoilt brat, dont see Amor winning this one.

      camp.j - 2012-03-09 11:01

      Yes Doc, Alicia has spoken! :))))))

      Kobus - 2012-03-09 11:05

      Cant we start a fund to make her immigrate somewhere?

      Doc - 2012-03-09 11:28

      Hehe, must say I thought Alicia was having a go at me as well @camp.j.

      Doc - 2012-03-09 12:36

      Alicia, yeo...people forget that she was happy to be the "other women" and home wrecker when Joost was married to his first wife. Karma.

      Jessica - 2012-03-10 10:32

      Karma is a bitch. Marlene is smiling and she must be glad to be rid of him!!!!!

      leonardus.breedt - 2012-03-10 10:57

      Yes he no legend for me.When he was [and stil is] married he sleeping around and use drugs.On top off that he lie to the hole world.If he can lie to the world then he can still lie to us again.YOU CAN NOT TRUST A LIAR.

      Francois - 2012-03-10 11:12

      @leonardus.breedt. The public only really knows Joost for his rugby, there is another side to him that most people dont know and wont believe.

      Robin - 2012-03-11 06:54

      and so Gatiep and Maraai continues...

      Charlotte - 2012-03-12 09:11

      when joost dies, you will see this sob story amor will come up with "ive always loved joost" blah blah blah. she is going to milk it for what its worth!

  • leslie.rabie - 2012-03-09 10:45

    seriously a old bitter ex wife! Enough already

  • Phoenix - 2012-03-09 10:49

    Ag shame ou Amortjie... die wêreld draai nie om jou nie skattebol. Joost is besig om dood te gaan. Hou op om te probeer in-cash.

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-03-11 00:39

      Sjoe Rene.. Wat weet jy wat al die spesialiste wat Joost al gaan sien het nie weet nie? Jy het nie 'n idee waarvan jy praat nie. Jy sal beter af wees om jouself eerder te verskoon van die gesprek.

  • Pippa - 2012-03-09 10:50

    She "made a conscious effort to prevent our differences and disputes from being discussed in public" - that's why she's discussing this in the media, right? Please can we put a blanket ban on these two already; it's all so sad and sordid.

  • Lynda - 2012-03-09 11:01

    If either of you really care about your children or your reputations you'll stop airing your dirty linen in public....get divorced, get over it, we really don't care!!!

  • Herman - 2012-03-09 11:01

    Wash your dirty laundry at home, not in public!

  • Albert - 2012-03-09 11:02

    Oh when will this "epic saga" of doing your dirty laundry in public ever end? Good idea for a "soapie" Amor! I can not help to get the idea that Amore is using every opportunity she gets to try and get cheap publisity for her failing, or let's rather say non-existant career! The only way she can get publisty is as the ex - Mrs. Joost van der Westhuizen... For heaven's sake, move on and get a life, because it seems as if you realised that without Joost you don't have one! Leave Joost alone to make the best of the situation he is facing!!! You made your decisions, so stick to them....

      Fanie - 2012-03-09 11:33

      Please! Please! Please! No soapy.

  • Stefan - 2012-03-09 11:04

    We really don't care! Stop telling and selling your stories to Huisgenoot, Rapport, Sunday Times, and whoever else! Again, we do not care!

      Susan - 2012-03-09 11:29

      The more we ask her go away,the more she seek's attention, i bet next week, she'll have a new story..

      eon.engelbrecht - 2012-03-09 22:34


  • Leonard - 2012-03-09 11:05

    And yet another coup from sleazy Huisgenoot...........If you need your trash printed trust Huisgenoot

      Fanie - 2012-03-09 11:28

      I sometimes think that Huisgenoot belongs to Joost and Steve Hofmeyer. if it was not for this sleazy book we would not know about them

  • Hallo - 2012-03-09 11:07


  • annelize.smit1 - 2012-03-09 11:10

    Ag ek wens Amor kom by in die lewe

  • Piet - 2012-03-09 11:13

    Who's Joost vd Westhuizen and Amor Vittone?

      angel.moonsamy - 2012-03-09 11:20

      Trailer Trash

      Fanie - 2012-03-09 11:35

      Somebody shoot them.

      kitsykatsy - 2012-03-11 23:04

      Piet, i have not a clue :)! But they bore the h... out of me. Go away both of them .... lets have some intellectual/funny "blogs" please. Yyyaaaaawwwwnnnnnn !!!!!!

  • Rita - 2012-03-09 11:14

    Ag Amor, jy probeer jouself weer onskuldig maak aan alles, jy kan nie sing nie, jy het vir Joost gebruik om te probeer beroemd raak!! Stop jou "jantjie jammergat" houding asseblieeefffff!

      Fanie - 2012-03-09 11:37

      Ons noem dit hier in die vrystaat self bejammering.

      Japie.Bosch - 2012-03-09 13:21

      En sy is ook nie mooi nie. Kurt Darren het dit van haar gesê.

      rene.smit2 - 2012-03-10 22:39

      Have you met Amore ? do you know her personally ?

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-03-11 00:42

      Rene met die kristal bal, raak bietjie rustig.

      Lucia - 2012-03-13 10:03

      Rita, dis Jannie jammerbal en Martie martelgat!!! haha julle is kostelik!

  • chefmorne.stroh - 2012-03-09 11:19

    Hands up, who cares a flying fudge what goes on between them?! That's right, thought so- no hands.

  • Izak - 2012-03-09 11:21

    Amor must grow up, is afrikaans is comment why do you sing in afrikaanse now one will buy your cd's, and when joost was married to his first wife you where the one that was the one that break up their marraige to ge a life you are not so innocent.

      Fanie - 2012-03-09 11:25

      I have said this years ago.

  • Fanie - 2012-03-09 11:23

    what are they doing in the news again. Give us something worth while.

  • Schalk - 2012-03-09 11:24

    Die hele affêre is werklik KOMMEN! Albei toon nie eens 'n bietjie klas nie.

  • Seducect - 2012-03-09 11:25

    Both of them attention whores! Does not matter if he is dying or not. He ran to the media in the first place. JOOST:"I am dying! Feel sorry for me please!" AMOR:'When Joost dies, I will be a person of non interest. I need to milk the media attention."

  • johnwilliam.roberts - 2012-03-09 11:27

    she wouldt even get on the jerry springer show,trust me joost you are far better of without her besides in 10 years she will look like hessian .

  • Sanet Le Roux Basson - 2012-03-09 11:28

    Amor, kry 'n ander lewe! Een van die dae is Joost dood dan het jy niks meer om na die pers toe te hardloop nie.

      leonardus.breedt - 2012-03-10 10:46

      JA gelukkig gee meer drugs nie en ook nie sex movies nie.En hy het geen bewyse van haar dinge nie.As hy dit kan bewys se ek ja vat haar aan.BEWYS DIT EERS EN NIE PRAAT NIE.

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-03-11 00:43

      Leonardus.. Jy klink lekker slim.

  • kevin.strydom1 - 2012-03-09 11:31

    Amor is a has-been or never-been. Let Joost say & have his peace. Actually no one cares...

  • guyt1 - 2012-03-09 11:37

    Yawn !

  • atomasicchio - 2012-03-09 11:40

    The media must stop giving these idiotic parents the platform to air out their dirty laundry!

  • nixstix - 2012-03-09 11:42


  • Sandy - 2012-03-09 11:45

    In all fairness... let her defend herself she has the right to respond to allegations against her which were made PUBLIC. For what it's worth... before anyone gets the impression I'm against Joost, I in fact have been a great fan of his and am saddened by his illness.

  • Thea - 2012-03-09 11:50


      Silvana - 2012-03-09 13:04

      @Thea and the rest. I am not a fan of either of them, but I noticed when Joost's article in You was discussed here about 2 weeks ago, no one accused him of airing his dirty laundry in public. It never ceases to amaze me how sports personalities are deified. Would you all be so protective of him if did something like the Modimolle Monster? Do you not think that he is also looking for publicity for his J9 project? Check out the pics and articles in YOU 23rd Feb and 1 March. They are both adulters and I don't know why they are getting so much publicity. Shoot me down all of you.

      Phoenix - 2012-03-10 14:32

      Silvana the only problem is that you actually BUY YOU/Huisgenoot! Aaarghhhh!!!

  • Johan - 2012-03-09 11:50

    Pleeze Anything to stay in the news.... We are getting g@#vol

  • Daemon - 2012-03-09 11:59

    From Hero to Zero, these celebrities have proven to us that the only attention they deserve is a episode on Jerry Springer titled "Our Celebrities the hidden Trailer Park specials".

      juanita.nysschen - 2012-03-09 12:06

      Jerry Jerry Jerry!!!

  • Susan - 2012-03-09 12:33

    I am so tired of seing this picture,it actually gets uglyer.

  • Trevor - 2012-03-09 14:09

    Where is the Jerry Springer Show when you need it cause these two will be perfect trailer park trash guests...JERRY JERRY JERRY!!!!

  • cecilj1 - 2012-03-09 14:16

    Hey guys, c'mon!!! Give her a break. She was not the one snorting coke and jolling around in torn underwear with a prostitute. The fact that he may be dying doesn't excuse him, he MESSED up big time!!!!

      Fanie - 2012-03-09 17:14

      I wonder how she looks with her clothes off. It might make a improvement on her face. Shakespear said somewhere that no naked lady was ugly.

      Marion - 2012-03-10 11:18

      @cecilj1 - and how long do he and his children need to be punished for his mistake?

  • Fanie - 2012-03-09 14:20

    Silvana, it just shows how popular he is.

  • Riëtte - 2012-03-09 14:31

    I'm sick and tired of these two, they are nothing but attention seeking has-beens and their children are paying the price for this!

  • wenbean - 2012-03-09 14:32

    Well said, Cecilj1 And, really .... let's face it ... we're all dying - some sooner than others. Get over it already you two! They rely on the press to keep them famous, even if it involves slating each other in less than reliable publications. Old News! I feel sorry for the poor kids - who is protecting them from their dysfunctional parents?

  • Anna-Marie - 2012-03-09 15:43

    Grow up Amor time to let thigs lie - you are a nobody to most of us

  • deonk - 2012-03-09 15:52

    this is worse than Twilight!

  • Grovè - 2012-03-09 16:54

    Amor Vittone, get a life please. Stop whining and stop singing. Please, just shut the f&%*k up.

      kevin.strydom1 - 2012-03-11 11:30

      Amor reminds me of a retard running around town shouting and waving her hands about.

  • Henry - 2012-03-09 17:08

    "I made a conscious effort to prevent our differences and disputes from being discussed in public, but it did not prevented the publication of allegations that affects my dignity and reputation," said Vittone. Either they're quoting her word for word or the chop who edited this article (or lack thereof) is high on angel dust...."but it did not prevented the publication..."

      Theresa - 2012-03-09 23:56

      Classic news24- they have an entire website dedicated to the errors made on here.

  • Mona Grant - 2012-03-09 21:23

    Sjoe, I didn't know that you get your knickers all tied up in a knot when things aren't true?!?!?

  • eon.engelbrecht - 2012-03-09 22:34

    Amor, I feel like puking all over my laptop when I see your name or face in the news! For heavens sake- build a little bridge with all your money and get over it. We are SICK, SICK, SICK of you and your little ego and playing the 'victim' all the time. I agree with Kobus- let's start a fund so that you can immigrate!

  • Theresa - 2012-03-09 23:49

    "but it did not prevented"?!?! Come on Channel24- try to improve your editing skills!!

  • Gemma-Leigh Evans - 2012-03-10 07:22

    I'm getting really tired of Joost quite frankly. I'm no fan of Amor, but quite frankly everyone is forgetting that Joost is going to die and Amor will be stuck with the reputation Joost plasters her with. It's really not fair. So what?! He's dying. That does not make him a saint!!! But people are feeling so much pity for him that everything he says is assumed to be true. I'm sick to death of Joosts feeling sorry for himself campaign, frankly I don't want to hear about these two at all, but in all fairness, Amor isn't the one dying and unless she defends herself now she will be stuck with all of Joosts presumably false accusations once he's long gone.

      Jacqui - 2012-03-11 11:24

      Gemma-Leigh. What a conundrum, It sounds as if you mean that by dying he is better off. What is your point?.

      cecilj1 - 2012-03-12 14:02

      Well said Gemma-Leigh Evans!!!!

  • Barbara - 2012-03-10 09:15

    Oh peleaezzzeee..GET OVER YOURSELVES !!

  • Eidel - 2012-03-10 09:32

    If my memory serve me correct she mentioned to her mother the first time they were in the presence of Joost, this is my husband to be….He was still married at the time and the fists time they were introduces to each other…Let’s face it, they were both willing to pursue a relationship regardless of the fact that he was still married. Huisgenoot even pay for a photo shoot I think it was Mauritius, with lots of photos published. An early honeymoon it was even though he was still married….

  • Gerhard - 2012-03-10 09:34

    Ag Amor.... kry 'n flippen lewe

  • Alba Koen - 2012-03-10 09:58

    Joost en Amor, hierdie bakstene wat julle so probeer gooi na mekaar toe, land op julle kinders se koppe. Wat julle doen en se gaan op een of ander manier by hulle uitkom. Dit gaan hulle meer seermaak as wat julle dink, is dit regtig wat julle wil he? Hou asb op aandag soek en gee opregte liefde vir julle kinders. Onthou, agv van julle doen en late gaan hulle ook deur n egskeiding, dink julle ooit daaraan? Siesa vir julle!

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-03-11 00:46


  • Avril - 2012-03-10 10:12

    Leave her alone!! She has to get her Botox money from SOMEWHERE, poor dear.

  • Annette - 2012-03-10 10:51

    I think that Amor must now 'get over herself'! We have read about her parents involvement every time her and Joost had an argument, and that in itself is totally unacceptable. How old is this girl, and what type of parents do that? This 'woe is me' is also pathetic, and the fact that it is publicised, makes her think it is justified! Think of your kids when they grow up and the lousy example you are setting now.

  • leonardus.breedt - 2012-03-10 11:07

    POOR CHILDREN THEY WILL ALWAYS NOW THEIR FATHER USED DRUGS AND SLEEP AROUND NICE THING TO REMEMBER NO.I hoop he can sort he things out.Give her a divorce with no strings

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-03-11 00:47

      Ja nee.. Jy skei atome in jou af tyd.

      Kobus - 2012-03-11 04:11

      1 + 1 = 3 (Verstaan jy dit ou Bul?)

      Kobus - 2012-03-11 04:17

      Bedoel jy nie 'wif no strings' nie?

  • Marion - 2012-03-10 11:12

    Amore, I wish you had enough compassion to give Joost more than "full and fair contact with them, considering their age." He will not be alive for many more years unless there is a miracle or new medical treatment for motor neuron disease extends his life. Let him enjoy that time with his children as much as possible, not just 'considering their age'. He will probably not live long enough to see them become teenagers, see them go on their first dates, see them get married, enjoy his granchildren. What you and Joost need to realize is that a) he made a terrible MISTAKE but it is not an unforgivable mistake. He has paid for it in many ways. b) you are airing all your dirty linen in public and one day your children will be old enough to surf the net and they will see all these reports. Will they respect either of you then?