February 19, 2013 1:36 PM EST
Reeva Steenkamp's Rumored Lover: 5 Things to Know About Francois Hougaard [PHOTOS]
With the ongoing investigation on Reeva Steenkamp's murder, another angle suggests that there might have been a love triangle between the couple and Francois Hougaard.
Although recent speculations about the love triangle hasn't been confirmed, police says that it could be a plausible explanation for the murder. In the new evidences found in the crime scene, authorities said that Reeva Steenkamp's iPad holds key evidences that may be able to piece the puzzle together.
Although Oscar Pistorius claims that she mistook his girlfriend as a burglar, the evidences found inside his bedroom tells a different story. Police authorities said that Reeva was dressed in a night gown and the bed indicates that the two have slept there together. Reeva's overnight bag was also found inside the room.
So where does Francois Hougaard enter the story? According to new speculations and reports, Oscar was believed to have seen a message from the rugby player on Reeva's iPad. If that is the case, then he might have lashed out on Reeva leading to the murder.
But while everyone is keeping an eye on Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, get to know more about the possible third player of the murder case.
Born on April 6, 1988 in Paarl, South Africa. Francois is two years younger than Oscar Pistorius and five years younger than Reeva Steenkamp.
Francois is quite a charmer in South Africa. He is considered one of the best rugby players in the country and plays for the Vodacom Blue Bulls.
On his Twitter account, he previously retweeted a post from Pistorius and Steenkamp's friend. It was a tweet from Justin Divaris with a photo of Reeva and Hougaard and a caption that says, "Happier times with special people. We all miss u so much Reevs."
He is a proud metrosexual. Although he plays it rough on the field, he is not shy to admit some of his vanities.
According to The Mirror, Hougaard and Steenkamp had a close relationship and reportedly dated in the past.