Leah Skye Malan, Oscar Pistorius New Girlfriend: Who is She? (+Photos)
Leah Skye Malan is reportedly the new girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius.
The former Olympic star and South African resident is currently charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, who he allegedly shot on February 14, 2013.
Malan met Pistorius when she was on vacation in Mozambique in December with her parents and younger brother.
“Oscar and Leah seem really into each other,” a source told The Sun. “She’s helping him through a difficult time.”
The 19-year-old’s family has also taken to the star athlete, with the source telling The Sun he was “very well received.”
“They have embraced him,” The Sun reported.
Her father Andre may even attend the trial, which is slated to start on Monday.
Pistorius and his former girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in Johannesburg in a January 2013 file photo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Pistorius spent time at her family’s farmhouse near Potchefstroom, which is around two hours from Johannesburg.
Malan, 27, is a student training to be a paramedic.
Because of Pistorius being so well-known, he has been meeting in secret with Malan and has also been wearing a disguise on dates.
Pistorius, on the anniversery of Steenkamp’s death, recently published a statement about her death, calling it a “devastating accident.”
“No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved – and continues to love Reeva,” he said.