Leonie Bridges, the widow of well-known 1980s parlor artist Bles Bridges, on Sunday reacted to a strange Facebook post made by nearby artist Chris Chameleon.
In the post, that has since circulated around the web, Chris indications that Bles may be his dad. While he never alludes to him by name he closes the post with a collection front of Bles and communicates his abhorrence for superstars who impregnate ladies and after that don’t assume liability.
“I have had my own dark secret for years,” he writes while later adding: “But worst of all is when you get teased about looking like somebody famous, while you carry the embarrassing truth in your heart all by yourself.”
In a text message to Netwerk24, Leonie writes: “Even if it were true…then what? How will we ever know?” She also questions the motive behind Chris’ post.
Channel24 reached out to Chris’ team for comment and clarity about the post but has not received any feedback.
Bles’ son, Victor, told Maroela Media that he had no knowledge of Chris being his father’s son. He encouraged Chris to do a blood test to prove it.
Bles was a controversial figure in the late 20th century, who had a much publicized affair with Marietjie van Heerden. Tabloid magazine Huisgenoot published a photo feature of the couple on holiday in Mauritius while he was still married to his wife, Leonie.
On 24 March 2000, Bles died in a car crash on his way home from a performance. Leonie sustained serious injuries.