Wife of former Springbok Chester Williams, Maria Williams, chats to us.
Today in the loft we have Maria Williams and her two beautiful children Chloe and Matthew. She chats to us about been the wife of rugby star, and their kids are following in their father's footsteps with their love for sports.
A previously-divorced Maria and Chester met whilst she was working for a popular sports energy drink company and became very good friends. Being raised in the sleepy Boland town of Paarl, Chester was very quiet and only spoke Afrikaans but she encouraged him to speak English, as throughout his career his fans would also be English-speaking especially when he travels. Chester got married whilst they were friends and Nelson Mandela attended his wedding.
They became good friends over the years and based our pure friendship on trust, respect and communication. Chester then went to play his final years of his rugby career in Johannesburg for the Lions, when his marraige took strain after which he got divorced. Maria and Chester, previously very good things, then entered into a relationship and have since been blessed with a happy life and two beautiful children.