Joost 'having an affair with his doctor'

2012-02-20 13:21
Gavin Prins
Johannesburg - Joost van der Westhuizen is having an affair with the doctor who's been the rock in the former Springbok's battle against motor neuron disease (MNS) the last few months, says Amor Vittone.

The former glamour couple is divorcing.

In turn, the sickly Joost is accusing Amor of having many affairs while they were still together in the latest issue of Huisgenoot. He apparently caught Amor and an "Afrikaans singer" (later revealed to be Kurt Darren) in an embrace.

Amor denied it and has retaliated in an exclusive interview with Rapport on Saturday.

Make-believe camping

She said her suspicions of a relationship between Joost and his neurologist, Dr Jody Pearl, were reinforced by the couple going camping together last weekend.

Dr Pearl got divorced last year. In mid-2011, she reportedly travelled with Joost to America where he received treatment in Cleveland, Ohio.

Joost admitted to Rapport that he did go camping with his doctor.

According to Amor, their daughter Kylie, five, told her they camped "in the woods". Kylie apparently said she saw a "giraffe" and that "dadda and the lady" slept in one tent.

But Joost said it was make-believe camping in the garden of Dr Pearl's house in Sandton. They just did for the children's sake, he said.

'Sexy doctor'

"Nothing improper occurred. It's just because Jody is a sexy doctor, now everyone is quick to say there's something between us," the former Springbok said.

Joost said Dr Pearl's parents, brother and her children all slept together outdoors.

"There were three tents. One was for the boys in which me and her brother also slept, the other for the girls in which Jody slept and the third was for her parents."

Selwyn Shapiro, Amor's lawyer, said it would be highly inappropriate for Joost to have a relationship with Dr Pearl, because she has to keep Amor updated on the former Bok's health condition.

"Dr Pearl has to advise my client on a regular basis about the welfare of her husband."

Physically strong enough

Amor said Joost finds it difficult to even break open the shell of a shrimp.

"Let alone look after my children?" asked Amor.

"If they're in a relationship, she will advise me on what will be to their advantage. I must know whether Joost is physically strong enough to look after my kids when they're with him on weekends. "

Shapiro added: "But we will handle this in the divorce case. I am aware that my client has tried numerous times to finalise the divorce."

Joost implies in Huisgenoot that Amor is deliberately taking her time with the divorce.


  • chantelkm - 2012-02-20 13:31

    oh please

      richard.hipkin - 2012-02-20 15:28

      Zzzzzzzzz, my friends are going through a messy divorce, the last thing I want is to listen to these two muppets going through's the same everywhere, divorces are messy..

      karen.glautier - 2012-02-20 16:31

      @pointblank, I agree with you. This is a definite case of a woman scorned. I have no love for him, but I wish they would both grow up, put on their big person panties and put the children first.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-02-20 16:43

      @Karen, amen...

      Janice - 2012-02-20 17:03

      AND.....No one is having an affair if the two people are "single"...Lets talk about something interesting please.

      duane.loubser - 2012-02-20 17:17

      We all know Joost is no angel but what is Amor's point? What does it matter if he is seeing his doctor? According to her, Joost cannot open a "shrimp shell" so how is he supposed to be having a physical relationship?? It seems like Amor is trying to get the kids away from Joost at any cost, just to get back at him and she is using his illness against him by saying that he is too weak to look after his children? If that is her ploy then what a complete bitch! Trying to deprive her kids from seeing their father when he will soon be on his death bed...

      Hans - 2012-02-21 09:57

      When Amor met Joost, he was still married. Technically he cheated on his first wife and Amor was party to it. They are getting what they deserve.

      Ja - 2012-02-21 10:48

      At PointBlank .. muppets .. ha ha ha .. love that word .. just to comment .. who cares now .. it is always the kids that suffer because of selfish adults .. and to Alicia .. Ja Boet is Big G ..

  • Princess - 2012-02-20 13:31

    this is so rich coming from her

  • veelee57 - 2012-02-20 13:33

    This is becoming dirty linen now.. just deal with the divorce and get over it... Joost has to concentrate on his health and doesn't need any more stress... give him a break...if the doctor is sympathetic to his ilnness good on both of them.. Amor doesn't want him yet she still wants to kick him further to the ground. Get a life Amor you not the only person to be dealing with a divorce..I've been there and got over it..

  • CopperWoody - 2012-02-20 13:33

    WHY is this news??....

      Lynn - 2012-02-20 17:38

      Maybe sales of Verimark pots is slow and she needs the cash???

      Craig - 2012-02-20 23:33

      ..because it is inappropriate for a doctor to be having a sexual relationship with a patient. Further, the Health Professionals Council of SA would sanction the doctor if it was true; potentially she could loose her license. Joost can shag whoever he wants, but the doctor has a professional responsibility and her license to consider...

      Chrono - 2012-02-21 08:32

      @Craig, she took an oath to treat Joost and that is what she is doing.

      Jacqui - 2012-02-21 09:58

      Geez, Craig, who said anything about a sexual relationship?.

      Lynn - 2012-02-21 21:11

      We only have the word of AMorwhore concerning this fact

  • antoinette.jordaan - 2012-02-20 13:34

    *sigh* Mudslinging in public only embarrasses yourself.......for the love of whatever, get over yourself. What the heck do you think your children thinks when they read this or get to hear of this?? Try being responsible, grown-up parents for a change. Seriously

  • Natasha - 2012-02-20 13:37

    really guys...concentrate on your kids and keep ur dirty laundry to urselves...

  • Charmaine - 2012-02-20 13:37

    Please Amore.... We all know you are a bit childish, but can you at least try to grow up!!!

  • Tilly - 2012-02-20 13:38

    Amor you are playing dirty and only the 2 innocent children are suffering! Children love both parents but it seems you're using them as "canon fodder". He is paying with his life, what more do you expect of him? Were/are you really that innocent? You twist and turn your words to sound good but you can fool some people some of the time but not all people all of the time. We can see through you. Remember the wheel turns.

      Tilly - 2012-02-21 12:42

      Now her name makes sense to me, Amor with the emphasis on MOR. She wants MORE limelight, MORE sympathy and MORE money.

  • Dennis - 2012-02-20 13:39

    seriously ?? who gives a flying f***

      hester.correia - 2012-02-22 12:26

      I agree, she has wondering eyes. She is looking for fame and fortune!

  • Angela - 2012-02-20 13:39

    And again, I say, Boring! 2 stories in 1 day, about this rubbish?..

      teresalerouxlow - 2012-02-20 13:50

      So then go to a site that interests you...duh...

  • terri.buhr - 2012-02-20 13:42

    Shame Amor - not enough attention for you ??? You are being SELFISH !!! let Joost have access to his children for goodness sake .... SO WHAT IF HES INVOLVED WITH SOMEONE Else ! Build a bridge ... get over it !!!

  • Anton - 2012-02-20 13:47

    As jy in n glas huisie bly, gooi jy nie klippe nie.......

  • Donald - 2012-02-20 13:51

    FFS.. who really cares? Real news please, 24

  • Hermann - 2012-02-20 13:51

    Yawn! I am sick of them doing their dirty laundry in public.

  • Thelma - 2012-02-20 13:51

    Jerry Springer SA here we

  • Johan - 2012-02-20 13:56

    Amor..get over it.What a shame, actually feel sorry for you..allow Joost to carry on with his life.If he is seeing someone else who cares. Get a Life......Johan Swart..Belville

  • Johan - 2012-02-20 14:03

    Joost, enjoy your life with the doctor.she is a stunner...

  • Victor - 2012-02-20 14:05

    Who cares, it is time that joost and amour grew up and got a life they sound like to immature kids.

  • Dianne - 2012-02-20 14:05

    What a horrid woman! For goodness sake Amor, give the man a break. Whats done is done, get on with your own life. Wasn't Joost married when you "met" him.....? Pot calling the kettle black ?

  • Koos - 2012-02-20 14:05

    Amor.... poplap..... you believe or do you have solid proof, either yes or no but not grey..... kom poplap... jy weet van beter mos nou!

      francoisengelbrecht1 - 2012-02-20 14:35

      I think given Joost's history of lying about his personal life, she right to distrust him.

  • lhenama - 2012-02-20 14:10

    Owwwwwwww shoooooooooooshhh now already, this is irritating.

  • Sandy - 2012-02-20 14:10

    Gets better and better...stones are flying back and forth

  • cheryl.kristiansen - 2012-02-20 14:19

    Good grief woman, the man is dying. What do you wnat from him? You have your children for years to come (well so you hope) but Joost knows for a fact that he will not see them grow up. You are showing yourself to be a very cold-hearted person. Remember that one day, when your children are missing their Daddy they will see the nasty things you have said in public. You will be the bad guy coz he won't be around. See the comments people write about you and then stand for a long time in front of a mirror (not to admire yourself as you usually do). Look hard at what you have become.

      Fred - 2012-02-21 04:15

      We are all terminally ill - it is just the expiry date that is relative. I find it interesting how you and so many others defend immoral scumbag Joost. Do you all go to the same church?

      wbswanepoel - 2012-02-21 09:35

      Amor is obviously angry and she has a right to be.... as long as he accused her of things she will retaliate - like all lionessess and don't mess with our lives or our children - men just ever learn....

      David - 2012-03-16 12:45

      @wbswanspoel, lets get one thing straight. You are obviously a woman and the comment that you posted about men, will get you into trouble. Remember one thing that not all men are that way, but when the relationships go sour then it is always the mans fault. You are a sexist Bi$#h if you are a woman and remember one thing, dont judge everyone the same

  • Yolanda - 2012-02-20 14:20

    why do they keep dragging this back in the news??? GOSH!

  • dianne.guest - 2012-02-20 14:22

    Amor get over yourself - thousands of people get divorced for whatever reason - just leave Jooste alone and let him have a relationship with his children for whatever time her has left. "Grow a pair"

  • Leonard - 2012-02-20 14:25

    Again Huisgenoot????????????

  • Emma - 2012-02-20 14:26

    Omg these people are so flipped dumb.... So embarrassing. Poor kids have got good examples of what not to do when they're married. Give the little ones to me, I will look after their best interests and their retarded parents can continue to look after their own needs first. I'm sure they're both vain enough to read our comments, so please Amore and Joost do us a favor and grow the F up. You're messing with your children's minds and thats disgusting- for a couple of grand from Huisgenoot. Go do something positive for a change that doesn't revolve around YOU!

  • Tracey Griffin Knox-Baxter - 2012-02-20 14:29

    Ag Amore, give it up! So what if he's having an affair with the doctor! You are getting divorced anyway. People are getting sick and tired of your public spats. Why not be the better person and keep your trap shut, instead of sounding like a scorned wife!

  • Donald - 2012-02-20 14:44

    If he's not strong enough to open a shrimp, how the hell is he going to be able to open a clam anyway?

      brandon.conroy3 - 2012-02-20 14:57

      Best comment yet!!

      Bryan - 2012-02-20 16:09

      Agreed, brilliant Donald:-)

      Emma - 2012-02-20 16:45

      oh gross! that's so funny... i cry! say something about crabs now :----D

      brandon.conroy3 - 2012-02-20 17:55

      At least he can still "pitch a tent".

      Adrian - 2012-02-20 21:41

      They call it HIGH MAINTENANCE!!!!

  • ismenelismenel - 2012-02-20 14:45

    they're no glamour couple, they're trash

      Donald - 2012-02-20 14:54


  • Dianne - 2012-02-20 14:51

    Amor, your theme tune should be "Money, Money, Money".......

  • ltelesdayson - 2012-02-20 14:55

    Oh Please - if he can't even take a shell off a prawn, how is he supposed to get his zip down. Get a life and move on , you bitter and twisted women.

  • Audete - 2012-02-20 14:55

    So what Amor. At least she is there supporting him, where as you are more interested in there relationship. get a grip and move on.

  • Yvette Biccard Kroukamp - 2012-02-20 14:56

    Oh my soul!! Grow up all of you! Your kids have more maturity than you!!!

      Eric - 2012-02-20 17:26

      Now we meet on news 24. Heh Heh

  • martie.mcdonald1 - 2012-02-20 15:07

    Amor en Joost is altwee volwasse grootmense en om alles te kroon baie bekend ook of is dit so dat gesiene mense nie kan leef sonder om hul wasgoed in die openbaar te was nie? Wie stel nou regtig so belang daarin as Joost met sy Dr gaan kamp of as Amor met Kurt doennig is. Sit is so lelik en wanneer daardie pragtige kinders eendag groot is moet hulle die werel in die oe kyk. Hoekom veg julle nie in stilte nie?

  • zane.blignaut - 2012-02-20 15:07

    WHO CARES... damn this Bullsh*t... stop washing your dirty laundry in public.... this story has become a nuisance... i dont care if you divorce, i dont care if Amore banged the whole bloody JHB, I dont care if Joost depleted columbia's cocaine reserves.. I DONT CARE!!!!!

  • Maria - 2012-02-20 15:09

    Get over it woman....... and move on. I hope this Dr Pearl stands by Joost, and gives him the moral support and even love which he probabley never got with Amor the flirt. Stop drilling the children for info...

  • Konrad - 2012-02-20 15:10

    soooooo f......what. amor,stop being so full of you know what. the two are getting divorced,so why cant joost move on.

  • Yvette Biccard Kroukamp - 2012-02-20 15:15

    Oh my soul!! Grow up all of you! Your kids have more maturity than you!!!

  • Sands.Porter - 2012-02-20 15:15

    Since when were they as Amor puts it....."my children".... they are his as well.... Looks as if she is trying to find excuses for him to not have the children at weekends. Considering how short his time is and he is still their father - I think she is being very unreasonable....

      Maria - 2012-02-20 15:52

      Unreasonable is not the word. More like nasty, greedy and vendictive. Just another failed marriage. Remember the "feathers do not make the bird". Men appreciate some grey matter too, which by her actions she has little of.

  • gaeleen - 2012-02-20 15:17

    Good for you Joost enjoy life while you still can - Amor always been a drama queen must be the centre of attraction - must really P her off

  • Dudley - 2012-02-20 15:21

    Shame on you guys hanging out your dirty washing for all and sundry. Where is the class? ...the pride? For God's sake woman the man is wasting away from a muscle-depleting disease what on earth makes you think he can still get it up and if he can why should you still care? Drop the woman-scorned viscious act of useing the kids to get at their father ... it is heinously cruel

  • Ruth - 2012-02-20 15:30

    Yawn! and everyone is interested because why?

  • Karlheinz von Bentheim - 2012-02-20 15:40

    Clearly these people are dysfunctional

  • Karlheinz von Bentheim - 2012-02-20 15:43

    Clearly these people are dysfunctional

  • Chris - 2012-02-20 15:50

    "Her" children! Is he not the father? Equal rights to BOTH parents. They are not your property Amor!!

  • Sunet - 2012-02-20 15:51

    Kyk, ek was lekker vies vir Joost en oor sy mannewales. Maar ek begin al hoe meer en meer dink Amor is nie so onskuldig soos wat sy voorgee nie. Ek dink Joost weet sy tyd is min, en hy gee nie om het baie om te verloor. Net jammer die kinders word nou as pione gebruik. Ai, Amor...jammer jy is so baie op die voorblad vir die verkeerde redes. En nie omdat jy gewild is as sangeres nie!

  • sidney.gilroy - 2012-02-20 15:54

    Amor must remember that she stole Joost from his first wife.

      Sally Lewitt - 2012-02-22 01:39

      "Love is blind"

  • kazlynn - 2012-02-20 15:56

    Amor, Oh what lies you tell, we still remember that when you starting dating Joost - he was married!!! And that was ok.... why now it is a problem, because it just suits you.Get a life you stiil thing!! move on.

  • Michelle - 2012-02-20 15:57

    O please!! This entire story is beyond sick. I don't think Kurt will cheat on his wife with Amor and get involved in her public battles - Too much baggage!