Meet Laurens Van Leeuwen — Husband Of Dutch Model Romee Strijd

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Romee Strijd and Laurens Van Leeuwen
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Who doesn't want to be an angel? Dutch model Romee Strjid, that's who.

"On the one hand, I would love to be a [Victoria's Secret] Angel," she said back in 2014, "but on the other hand, you have to be all year round sleek and bikini-ready and that is not so easy for me."

It's no secret that being sleek and bikini-ready for the summer is difficult, especially after giving birth to a newborn girl. However, it's something that Romee Strijd is prepared for, as well as being a first-time mother.

But who is the father of her baby, who was born in December 2020? Her husband, Laurens van Leeuwen.

Who is Romee Strijd's husband, Laurens van Leeuwen?

Laurens van Leeuwen was born on November 26, 1990, which means he's 30 years old — five years older than Strijd. He was born and raised in the Netherlands in the same hometown as Strijd: Zoetermeer, South Holland.

Bert van Leeuwen, his father, was the host of the television show "Family Dinner." He has a total of three siblings: Carlijn van Leeuwen, Pauline van Leeuwen, and Boris van Leeuwen.

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What does Laurens van Leeuwen do for a living?

>Laurens van Leeuwen is a model and business consultant and co-founded the clothing line Party Pants. Despite having a career of his own, most people only know him for being married to Romee Strijd.

In addition to being a fashion model, Strijd more recently became a famous YouTuber.

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How did Romee Strijd and Laurens van Leeuwen meet? 

The couple actually met when they were teenagers. Strijd always knew van Leeuwen and the two were friends as teenagers through his younger sister. Strijd was best friends with van Leeuwen's sister, so she knew him for a very long time before striking up a romance.

The two started dating in 2009 and have been together ever since. 

Are Romee Strijd and Laurens van Leeuwen married?

Strijd and van Leeuwen officially tied the knot in 2018, but didn't celebrate with a romantic wedding ceremony for “practical reasons.”

"It's just great that you have an official status when you work together and travel around the world," they said in a 2018 interview. "We still have to find the moment to hold our dream wedding and of course we will also receive wedding photos."

The couple's wedding plans are unknown, but they do have plans for the future. In their 2020 quarantine YouTube video on Romee's YouTube channel, the couple revealed that their plan for 2021 is to live in their old hometown because they bought a house, which she mentioned will be finished in a year.

The two also mentioned that within this year, they want to continue traveling, working, maybe have another child and get a dog.

Strijd struggled with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

Strijd and van Leeuwen tried to have a baby for two years. But Strijd’s polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, delayed the childbearing process for the happy couple.

She mentioned in their announcement video that she hadn't gotten her period in 7 years, so when she went to the gynecologist and found out about her PCOS, she was devastated because being a mom and having a child was her dream. 

On May 28, 2020, she made a post on Instagram announcing the news of the couple’s exciting pregnancy!

“WE’RE HAVING A BABY [insert heart emoji],” read the caption, alongside a photo of van Leeuwen barely kissing her cheek. “2 years ago I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years.”

In the same post, she wrote about how starting a family with van Leeuwen has always been her biggest dream.

Laurens van Leeuwen is very active on social media.

Scroll through his Instagram and you’ll find three kinds of photos: photos of van Leeuwen looking hot, photos of Strijd looking hot, or photos of both Strijd and Leeuwen looking hot together. (We kid, we kid.)

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He has a total of 324,000 followers on Instagram but he only follows 516 accounts. From his social media presence, it seems like his hobbies are contemplating life on the beach, expensive pools, and luxury cars. He also likes to hang out with his wife and daughter, too.

Does Romee Strijd have a baby?

The couple actually had a baby this past year! On May 28, 2020, Strijd posted to her YouTube and revealed that the couple was expecting a child. Their daughter, Mint van Leeuwen, was born on December 4, 2020.

Mint is actually a somewhat common name used in Nordic countries, though it's often spelled as Mynte. Mint means "defender," or "yielding to prayer," and it's certainly a unique name that the couple decided on.

On December 5, 2020, Strijd posted to Instagram to announce the arrival of her beautiful baby girl.

"Mint van Leeuwen ~ feeling so blessed to finally hold you in my arms" she captioned the photo. "We are so in love with you!!" 

Mint is now 4 months old, and the couple seems like they are having lots of fun raising her and being first-time parents. Strijd's recent YouTube videos are all updates on being a mom, and it seems like she's got the hang of being a mother.

What is Romee Strijd's net worth?

How much money does Romee Strijd make? Romee makes money mostly from her modeling career but also from her YouTube channel and her brand partnerships with designer brands like Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and more. 

Strijd's net worth is said to be $1.5 million! 

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Izzy Casey is a writer and editor based in NYC who covers news and entertainment for YourTango. Her work has been published in Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, Black Warrior Review, Bennington Review, BOAAT, Prelude, NY Tyrant, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere.