Laurens Van Leeuwen is a budding model who has worked for many well-known brands and modeling agencies. Besides, Leeuwen serves as a business consultant and is also a co-founder of the clothing line, Party Pants.
But, most of all, Laurens is better known as the husband of Victoria’s Secret Angel model Romee Strijd. Although the couple has gotten their marriage certificate secretly, they are yet to make it official with a wedding. Besides, the adorable couple, who has spent over a decade together is also proud parents of one child.
In this article, we will explore more about Romee Strijd’s husband Laurens. Let’s take a sneak peek!
What is Laurens Van Leeuwen Age? His Early Life
His age is 31 as of 2023. He was born on 26th November 1990, in Olanda, the Netherlands. He spent most part of his early days in Olanda. As far as his nationality is concerned, Laurens is Dutch and is Caucasian as per his ethnicity.
His Father is a Television Presenter
Laurens Leeuwen is the son of Bert van Leeuwen, born 21st March 1960. Bert is a TV presenter who has worked for a number of TV programs such as Het Familiediner, De Grootste Royaltykenner van Nederland, and more. Furthermore, Bert became the processional reporter in the 2018’s edition of The Passion.
On the other hand, talking about his mother, there is nothing much to know about her.
Laurens Van Leeuwen Has Three Siblings
Leeuwen grew up along with three sisters, Carlijn van Leeuwen, Boris van Leeuwen, and Pauline van Leeuwen. One of his sisters, Carlihin, a medicine student is quite active on social media, especially on Instagram with over 144k followers.
All of them share a strong bond with each other. They frequently share loving pictures of themselves on their respective social media handles. In addition, Van Leeuwen’s sisters are quite close to Laurens’ wife Romee too.
Back in April 2016, celebrating the birthday of his big sister Pauline, Laurens posted a photo with his two sisters and wife.
What does Romee Strijd Husband Laurens Van Leeuwen Do? His Career
Like Romee, Laurens is also a model. He has modeled for a number of established brands and companies. In July 2017, Van Leeuwen posed along with his life partner Strijd for Revolve Agency, an entertainment advertising agency in Los Angeles.
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He is also a co-founder of Party Pants, a clothing line. It sells T-shirts, hoodies, and many other clothing items.
Are Laurens Van Leeuwen and Romee Married? Their Secret Marriage
The couple exchanged their vows in 2018. In a YouTube video titled ‘Pregnancy Q&A,’ posted on 30th August 2020, the duo opened up they got married on paper and only their family members knew the fact. They said,
“but for us it doesn’t really feel official yet.”
Laurens continued that he was yet to officially propose,
“I still have to go on the knee.”
Talking about the wedding, the supermodel said,
“One day we’ll have a real wedding and maybe with the little one walking around and I don’t really feel the pressure to be married before like to do the real wedding right now.”
Here is the video for more information,
Even though the two have talked too much about their possible big wedding in the future, the exact date for the event is yet to be revealed. Several sources suggest that the duo will walk down the aisle somewhere in 2021.
They Engaged After 12 Years of Dating: Their Engagement Ring
Despite the fact they secretly married on paper in 2018, Laurens proposed to his then-girlfriend Romee in quite a romantic way while they were on a trip to Switzerland, Swiss in Jan 2022. As said earlier, Leeuwen popped the question after 12 years of a relationship with a diamond ring designed by Ring Concierge Fine Jewelry.
His fiancee Romee wrote on her Insta,
“I said YES 💍❤️”
In a collage of photos shared by the model, her partner Leeuwen is spotted on one knee holding out the engagement ring while Strijd opted for a fitted white snow.
As per sources, the two, “had a trip planned to Switzerland to celebrate their 12th anniversary so Laurens decided that was the perfect opportunity to surprise Romee with her dream ring.”
On the occasion of their 12th anniversary, the loving couple also shared their combined then-and-now photo with the caption,
“Then vs now.. 2010 vs 2022.. Happy 12th anniversary! LY @romeestrijd.”
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How long have Laurens and His Partner Romee been together? Their first meeting
The couple first came across each other when they were teenagers. Tabloids say that the then-future husband and wife were introduced by Leeuwen’s sister in the late 2000s. The two began dating in early 2010. It’s been over a decade that the two are together and their relationship is still going pretty strong.
Meanwhile, On January 8, 2021, Laurens took to Instagram to share a picture of him and his wife where he noted they had completed eleven years as a couple. “Grateful to be on your side for 11 years already! Love my girls!,” wrote Laurens.
Laurens Van Leeuwen Has a Child With His Wife Strijd Who Struggled With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter Mint van Leeuwen on December 4, 2020. A day after the arrival of their baby girl, Romee announced the big news with a breastfeeding shot via Instagram and captioned it as: “Mint van Leeuwen ~ feeling so blessed to finally hold you in my arms We are so in love with you!!” Here is the post.
As a matter of fact, going through their social media posts, it seems both Laurens and Strijd are enjoying their parenthood to the fullest.
But, before experiencing motherhood, Strijd had to struggle with fertility issues for years. While announcing her pregnancy news in May 2020, the model opened up about her struggle with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in a lengthy emotional Instagram caption. She wrote,
“I started to research PCOS [after my diagnosis] and came to the conclusion that mine was not the typical PCOS. Mine was because of my body being in fight or flight mode, which means my body was under constant stress.”
Romee further explained that her hectic schedule, constant travel, and workouts to be fit with her modeling career couldn’t be suitable for her body. She said,
“I think I pressured my body too much, and honestly every body is so different, but I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling.”
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Their Second Daughter Was Born in 2022
Laurens van Leeuwen became a father for the second time when his partner Romee gave birth to their second child, a daughter June van Leeuwen was born Friday, Nov 11, 2022. A Dutch model Strijd first confirmed the news via her Instagram on Wednesday and wrote,
“June van Leeuwen 11-11-’22 🤍.”
The two confirmed their pregnancy in May of the year, when Romee posted a photo with her partner, showing off her baby bump on her Instagram. She wrote the caption,
“Soon we will be a family of 4, can’t wait.”
What is Laurens Van Leeuwen Net Worth?
Romee Strijd’s husband Laurens has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2021. He mainly makes money from his modeling career and other business endeavors.
On the other hand, his spouse Romee’s fortune stands at $1 million. Like her hubby, the major source of her income is also her modeling career.