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Rugby Presenter Elma Smit And Her Husband Richard Maspero Are Sports Journalists

Rugby Presenter Elma Smit and her husband Richard Maspero are married for more than a decade. She walked down the aisle with him on 19 March 2011, in a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Richard Maspero is a sports presenter for golf who started his career with radio broadcasting at MFM 92.6 in Stellenbosch. Before that, he participated in club and competitive hockey along with golf, during high school and college. 

He initially worked as a jock on breakfast, drive, and occasionally even rock-themed specials programs before settling into a career in sports reporting.

Maspero is a reputed sports broadcaster serving at Africa’s most prominent sports network, SuperSport, since November 2009.

Additionally, he served as the host of big events including the 2009 Confederations Cup, the Indian Premier League, and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Additionally, he creates scripts and voices sports news segments for Blitz, SuperSport’s news channel, and he has also been working as a sports journalist for Primedia Broadcasting for the past twelve years.

Rugby Presenter Elma Smit Is Married To Richard Maspero

Rugby presenter Elma Smit is happily married to her darling husband, Richard Maspero, a well-known South African sports broadcaster.

Maspero has been providing golf coverage for SuperSport at various vital events since it is one of the biggest sports broadcasters in the world.

According to his Linkedin page, he attended Rondebosch Boys’ High School. In 1997, he joined Stellenbosch University and completed his human resources management and services degree in 2001.

In 2008, Richard relocated to Johannesburg after joining Classic FM as Sports Editor, he served there for almost two years.

Golf has always been his first love, and he reported the 2012 PGA Championship and the 2012 Open Championship.

He has contributed significantly to regional golf competitions, including the Volvo Golf Champions and the Nedbank Golf Challenge, since joining SuperSport’s golf team.

On the other hand, Richard’s wife Elma has reported The British & Irish Lions, Welsh Rugby Union, Women’s Autumn Internationals, World Rugby, and The Women’s Six Nations.

She also served as the hosted broadcaster of the Rugby League World Cup. She has a significant rugby presence in Europe, South Africa, and Australasia.

Elma And Richard’s Relationship And Dating Life

Elma’s long-term relationship with Richard turned into marriage in 2011. The pair just celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on 27 July 2022.

Based on Smith’s Instagram post, the two began dating in 2005. They have been together for the last 17 years, and their union is still getting stronger.

On 19 May 2019, Smit shared a photograph on Instagram with her spouse, Richard, reminiscing about the day they tied the knot.

She wrote, “we didn’t draw the same crowd as Royal Wedding, but I also wore a whitegown at the top of Windsor’s Long Walk.”

Last year, Elma uploaded a series of throwback wedding photographs on their anniversary. She also expressed how thankful she is to share the adventure called life with her favorite person on earth.

The Rugby reporter also remarked time passed in the blink of an eye, maybe since it also feels like they’re just getting started.

Elma added that although the two have grown up, she can’t wait to see their next adventure.

According to her, marriage is possibly the most incredible opportunity in life and a beautiful journey of growth, both uncomfortable and inspiring. 

About Elma Kapelma Smit And Richard Maspero Family

Elma Kapelma Smit and Richard are said to have a daughter but they haven’t revealed their baby girl’s name thus far. 

The family of three presently resides in London, United States. Meanwhile, the pair didn’t prefer to talk about their personal matters publicly so their child’s birth details haven’t been disclosed.

Nevertheless, the radio DJ is now 36 years old, and her husband, Richard, is currently 43. The pair actually have 9 years of the age difference, which has not affected their lovely relationship in any way.

In 2014, the pair visited the Scottish Highlands of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Scotland, during Richard’s birthday. It seems like they mostly plan short trips on various occasions. 

Elma says her husband is more hardworking than anyone she has ever met, cooks like a dream, and has taught her to truly appreciate life’s finer pleasures.

In 2019, Richard’s 40th birthday celebration was organized at the Home of Golf, which was also attended by their brilliant caddies, Sean and Dave. 

The photographs from the special day are available on Elma’s social handle @elmakapelma. Since Richard is fond of golf, the birthday party was held with a similar theme.

The couple seems to be travel lovers, as evidenced by their photos on Instagram, where they often go on vacations to spend quality time with one another. 

On 23 December 2019, the sports presenter shared a back story from their holiday to Geneva Switzerland. She penned this was during January 2015, when the two visited snowy places layering up in jumpers and wool.

Recently, the two went to Hyde Park, London, where they enjoyed the American rock band Pearl Jam. Around December 2020, the pair hiked up Lions Head Cape Town.