The Electrifying Dayana Cadeau: Dating IFBB Pro Kai Greene!

Having met in 2007, Dayana and Kai are now devoted to one another along with their respective goals: to win the Ms. And Mr. Olympia. Now for the first time you can get the whole truth as Dayana discusses her relationship with Kai. Learn more!

Professional bodybuilding officially has a new couple for the 21st century: top tier champions Dayana Cadeau and Kai Greene. As is often the case with such matters, the minute their relationship was made public people began to talk and various accounts regarding their relationship were voiced.

I sought some real answers on this most interesting alliance from one half of the bodybuilding super couple: the former Ms. Olympia Dayana Cadeau.

Over recent decades, professional bodybuilding and fitness has had several high profile couples and most, it appears, were on shaky ground throughout, and ultimately did not last.

Bodybuilding is not an easy sport and relationships are often sacrificed at the expense of achieving one's best shape and higher placements. Conversely, bodybuilding relationships can be desirable, depending on those involved, since a certain level of understanding and empathy is often required for a bodybuilder to work through the hard times they must inevitably endure on their road to the top. And who better to offer this help than a fellow bodybuilder. This certainly appears to be the case with Kai and Dayana.

Having met in 2007, Dayana and Kai are now devoted to one another along with their respective goals: to win the Ms. And Mr. Olympia. On the surface it might seem that to be a successful bodybuilder you must focus exclusively on your training goals. Not so with Dayana and Kai.

Kai achieved his best placement yet (third at the 2008 Arnold Classic) and Dayana placed a close second at the Ms. International the same weekend, while heavily committed to one another.

Their mutual support and respect has made them better athletes. And it appears their relationship, based on respect and love, will endure long after their careers are over, at least if what Dayana told me recently is correct.

You have read the message boards and snippets here and there. Now for the first time you can get the whole truth as Dayana discusses her relationship with Kai.

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[ Q ] Hi Dayana. Congratulations on your solid second place at the 2008 Arnold Classic. You looked great. Was this your best shape ever, or is that yet to come?
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    I would love to say David that I did look good yes, but the best is coming because I think we always can improve as athletes and I know that is my aim for each of my shows!


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Dayana Cadeau At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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[ Q ] How are you looking right now Dayana?
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    Well I look good right now for off-season shape. Usually I can maintain my contest shape for three weeks. Then I'm a little bit softer but not fat. I never get fat.

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[ Q ] Can you describe your current training plan and diet?
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    What I do now David is to keep eating healthy off-season, then 10 weeks out from the show I cut everything we are not suppose to eat - you know what I mean! Regarding my training; I train four days a week then 10 weeks out, six days a week plus 2.5 hours cardio a day.

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[ Q ] What is your competition schedule for 2008?
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    I will compete at the 2008 Ms. Olympia, for sure.

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[ Q ] With Iris on the sidelines, so to speak how, do you see your chances this year?
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    All I can say, even if Iris wasn't at the sideline, is that nothing will stop me from winning the Ms. Olympia, but of course Iris is my main competition. You have to remember David it did happen a couple times, where I should have beat Iris; everybody knows and saw that!

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[ Q ] What do you make of the whole Iris Kyle controversy (her bad placing at the Arnold and those bumps on her physique)?
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    Regarding the whole Iris Kyle controversy: first of all, I feel really bad for her and understand how she must feel right now, so no comment about all this.


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Iris Kyle At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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[ Q ] After all that has happened in women's bodybuilding, what do you feel the future for this sport is?
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    I really don't know what the future is for women's bodybuilding. All I can say is that I will continue to aim to be a good role model for women bodybuilders, like I always do!

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I Will Continue To Aim To Be A
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[ Q ] Tell me how you met Kai Greene and when did you two begin dating?
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    Well, Kai has been in love with me since 1998 when he saw me onstage at the Jan Tana Classic bodybuilding contest. I didn't even know how he felt about me, but he was too shy to talk to me - he waited until he turned pro and won his first pro show (The Colorado Show) last year (2007).

    He spoke to a friend and asked him to e-mail me and give me his (Kai's) cell number so we could talk about a photo shoot (it was a way to ask me for a date I guess). But I never called him; I just waited and wondered.

    Then we saw each other at the USA show in July (2007) and started the flirting, but he was very polite and kind and so charming. He came to see me compete at the 2007 Olympia, then after the show - around October - we began dating; he came to visit in Florida and the news was on: we were officially a couple! It was the most romantic weekend I ever had David. We were so happy; we will never forget it!

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We Were Officially A Couple!
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[ Q ] I won't ask you to go into detail about the weekend. What is it like having a training partner who is also an IFBB Pro?
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    Having Kai as a training partner is wonderful, as we understand and complete each other! We are both on the same path.

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[ Q ] What other advantages are there to having a partner who is also a top professional bodybuilder?
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    There are advantages because we are both doing the same thing and understand each other. We are both very independent people. So we really complete each other, but this doesn't mean it's always easy. But we have to communicate and be patient and also very understanding like I said before.

    For example, when we are getting ready for shows together, we need to know how to deal with each other. But David, when two people love each other like Kai and I do, I believe they can go through anything together.

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I Believe They Can Go Through Anything Together.
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[ Q ] What kind of bodybuilder is Kai when it comes to training?
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    Kai is an Animal at the Gym. This man is amazing, he is really focused and dedicated to what he is doing, he trains really hard and that's why he has this amazing physique.

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[ Q ] How much do both you and Kai weigh right now and what will Kai weigh at the NYC champs, his next contest?
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    Right now I weight 150-pounds off-season, while still looking good. I was 140 pounds sharp for the Ms. International (2008). Kai is around 275 pounds - in shape - right now; usually off-season he is around 310 pounds like he was before the Arnold. But at the NYC Pro show he will be around 260-268 pounds and very sharp. He has always surprised everybody by bringing a better package each time he competes.

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[ Q ] How does Kai compare to other men you have dated?
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    Kai is completely different from the other men I have dated or have had any kind of relationship with; he is a sweet person with a beautiful heart, he is so loving, funny, playful, sensitive, honest and respectful. He is everything a woman can ask for. He is not perfect but he is a wonderful man and that's why I love him so much - exactly what I was looking for David. God blessed me.

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Kai Is Everything A Woman Can Ask For.
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[ Q ] As you will have noticed first hand, Kai has made an amazing transformation over the past year. What did he do differently to achieve this result?
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    Like I said before, Kai trains very hard and concentrates on every muscle group and also the movement he is doing. And don't forget he had a wonderful coach named Oscar Ardon, who I met at the Arnold. He is a good and loving family man and has been working with Kai for a while. They are a good team.

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[ Q ] What kind of person is Kai?
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    How I can describe Kai? He is a good person with a big heart; an easy going man who doesn't talk bad about people is nice to talk to: just a wonderful man. He is also an artist. I saw some of his beautiful work and gorgeous paintings. So I have to say my man has talent.

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I Have To Say My Man Has Talent.
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[ Q ] What are Kai's goals for 2008?
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    His goal for 2008: it's to do the NYC Pro Show in May, he is getting ready right now. He wants to win this show then the 2008 Mr. Olympia.

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[ Q ] Many have speculated that Kai could win the Olympia with some fine-tuning. Is this, in fact, a goal of his?
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    Yes Kai's Goal is to win Mr. Olympia and I believe he can.


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Kai Greene At The 2008 Arnold Classic.
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[ Q ] Could you and Kai be Mr. and Ms. Olympia respectively at some point? Is this a goal?
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    I do believe Kai and myself can win the Mr. and Ms. Olympia respectively because we have the physiques for it. It can be this year and we will.

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[ Q ] What drives you and Kai to be the best bodybuilders on the planet?
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    What drives us to be the best bodybuilders on the planet is the fact Kai and I love a challenge and the better we look the more improvement we want, it's crazy but that's how we are. As a bodybuilder you can never be satisfied.

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Kai And I Love A Challenge !
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[ Q ] As we all know posing is Kai's forte. Does Kai give you tips on posing? If so, what are they?
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    He does give me tips on my posing, and I listen because this man is the best poser in the world. He teaches me how to be creative and to not be afraid to express myself. I always listen to him carefully because everything he teaches me makes sense - he has so much talent it is unbelievable.

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[ Q ] Just how serious is your relationship? Are you two looking to marry at some point?
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    Our relationship is very serious David; we love each other very much and this man is my soul mate. There are always problems in any relationship and relationships are never easy but Kai and I promised each other to communicate and work things out no matter what.

    Because our love is stronger than anything, and yes we have a lot of plans - he lives in NYC and I live in Florida right now and we travel to spend time together as much as we can. We are thinking of moving together in Florida by the end of the year. Also we have spoken about having kids (I'm not young at 42 years old) in about two years from now; and don't forget marriage.

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    We haven't decided on the date yet but we will soon and you will be the first to know. Right now, we are just taking it day-by-day and step-by-step, making each other happy. Also Kai is new in the pro ranks and I want him to take all the opportunities he can to succeed and I'll be patient by supporting him. I will not push him, we have our plans and we will let things happen the way it is supposed to happen.

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[ Q ] So in two years we can expect a future Olympia from you and Kai?
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    Well, maybe in two more years, around 2010 we said! We will start making babies then and that's what we have planned but Kai will still be competing. For myself after babies, I don't know how long I will continue competing. I'm not sure yet. This doesn't mean I'm going to retire but we will see.

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[ Q ] On another, less joyful, note, Kai has been accused of being gay and there is also a rumor circulating that your relationship with him is some kind of a front. What do you think about these allegations?
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    Yes it hurts me when people say stuff like that about the man love very much. Honestly David many say Kai is Gay and I don't really understand why they keep saying that. Because Kai is not gay and has no attractions to men; also he has never in is life been involved with a man, this I can 100% guarantee.

    He is really committed to me: believe me on this. But you know what? No matter what they say, Kai and myself know who we are and don't let stupid remarks like this bother us. God is our witness and knows our heart; don't forget we love each other very much and nothing or nobody can take away this from us for sure. Our relationship is stronger than rumors!

    As a symbol of love for Kai, I have a Tattoo of his name, below my bikini line (very private); only Kai can see it of course. That's how much love I have for him, so people should stop saying bad things and be happy for us!

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[ Q ] So there is not even a hint of truth to the rumor that Kai is gay?
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    There is no truth David about all of this. People are always making judgements on other people's lives or if they see anything can make the person look bad, they will start a rumour. Don't forget there is also jealousy.

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[ Q ] What would give people the impression that Kai fancies men as opposed to women? What about his behaviour would suggest he is gay?
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    Everybody have a past David. For example; I'm not going to mention names or judge but lots of pro bodybuilders or anyone else for that matter has made mistakes in their past, even myself. But those mistakes sometimes follow us; we are human. People never forget these things instead of seeing the good things and the new changes in a person's life!

    They just want the bad things, the drama, to make it more interesting for the public and the sad thing is: the public love drama. For them it's more interesting than hearing about how we love each other. Kai has never had a relationship or slept with a man. He did some pictures and a video, because he was poor and needed to eat; he needed the money.

    As most people know, Kai was a Exotic Dancer, a great Performer, so he just used his skills and made the money, he didn't do anything wrong. He didn't sleep with anybody or stole or did porn, he didn't do none of that so why all these judgements against my man? People need to see the wonderful and amazing professional bodybuilder he became and also get to know Kai for who he is, not for what he did in his past.

    Everybody needs to remember, before they judge Kai Greene, think first and ask themselves, what is it that this guy did to me for me to judge him about his past? Or look their self in the mirror before placing a bad judgement; again we will never be able to stop people judging others so Kai and I decided not to let that bother us, we are too busy and too in love to get mad about all of this.

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[ Q ] Thanks for clearing this up. What do you and Kai plan to do once you quit competing?
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    For myself David, I plan to open my Spa again. I used to do this before I became the best bodybuilder in the world. I owned my Spa for four years when I was in Canada. I'm an aesthetician: someone who makes people beautiful.

    I've been doing this for over 18 years - until I put that to the side to concentrate more on my bodybuilding career. I really miss my Spa and I love being involved in beauty treatment; that's who I am. I love to take care of myself as a woman also.

    For Kai that is a good question. I know he wants to do something with me in business; we won't talk about it yet until we start, but he did mention to me that he doesn't want to compete forever. Maybe for five more years or so then he will do something else. We will see, you never know.

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Dayana & Kai.
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[ Q ] Thank you so much for this exclusive interview Dayana. I wish you and Kai all the best.
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