By Rashim Nabanja
Love is in the air and the wedding bells are surely ringing for Ugandan bodybuilder Ivan Byekwaso, who is looking to seal the deal with his German girlfriend.
The five-time Mr Uganda Bodybuildng champion, while having an interview with New Vision revealed his plans to walk his girlfriend, Victoria Bechtold, down the aisle next year.
The 37-year-old muscle man relocated to Germany four years ago after competing for Uganda in the 2016 INBA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
In 2018, he was rumoured dead while in prison after his then estranged girlfriend framed him for rape for which he was imprisoned.
But after spending a few months behind bars, Byekwaso was set free after it was established that the rape allegations against him were not true, which prompted the police to instead lock up his then-girlfriend.
After overcoming that episode, Byekwaso, who had competed in some local events in Germany, settled down and got a permanent job as a fitness Studio in Munich.
He then met his current girlfriend with whom they are set to tie the knot.
The couple is expecting their first child with any time before the end of this year.