Reeva Steenkamp’s family has categorically denied that she was pregnant when Oscar Pistorius shot and killed her.
The National Enquirer reported earlier this week that Reeva Steenkamp told Oscar Pistorius that she was pregnant to placate him after he accused her of cheating on him.
But today family spokesman Mike Steenkamp denied the reports were true and said the model’s mother, June Steenkamp, would have known.
“The post mortem would have revealed if Reeva was pregnant and it did not reveal anything like this. Maybe it comes from the other side, to garner and build up some sort of support for Oscar,” June Steenkamp told Times Live.
Oscar Pistorius claims he killed Reeva Steenkamp accidentally, opening fire after mistaking her for an intruder in his bathroom. But prosecutors say the athlete intentionally shot her in cold blood after the couple had an argument.
The National Enquirer reported on Monday that the argument was sparked by the news that Oscar Pistorius was about to become a father.
A source close to investigation told the Enquirer: “Police believe the pregnancy secret she revealed is what sent Pistorius over the edge and left her dead, with bullet wounds to the head, chest, pelvis and hand.”
The source added: “Later that night, neighbors complained of shouting and fighting coming from the house.
“Police were called to investigate, but it appeared to be just another lover’s spat, so nothing was done except to ask them to quiet down.”
It’s the latest lurid claim to hit the case, which has seen numerous sensational allegations in the wake of Reeva Steenkamp’s death. However, it remains unconfirmed in South Africa.
Oscar Pistorius, who had both of his legs amputated below the knee when he was just 11 months old, competed on a set of prosthetic blades, earning him the nickname “blade runner”.
He has competed as a sprinter in each of the Paralympic Summer Games since 2004 until running alongside able-bodied athletes in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
But his days as a runner will be numbered if he’s found guilty of Reeva Steenkamp’s murder.
The National Enquirer: WORLD EXCLUSIVE! BLADE RUNNER¿S GIRLFRIEND WAS PREGNANT!