• Laurens van Leeuwen is a Dutch model and social media star, and is married to Victoria Secret supermodel Romee Strijd.
• He was bullied in school for his modelling aspirations, and chose to focus on it after graduating high school.
• He has worked with Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani, and co-created the clothing line Party Pants.
• He and Romee married in 2018 and recently welcomed their daughter.
• He enjoys physical activities such as soccer, running, and paddle-boarding, and is a fan of Leonardo DiCaprio and Anne Hathaway.
Who is Laurens Van Leeuwen, Romee Strijd’s husband?
Laurens van Leeuwen was born in The Netherlands, on 26 November 1990 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds Dutch nationality. He is a model and a social media star, but perhaps best known for being the husband of Romee Strijd who is a Victoria Secret supermodel.
Childhood and education
Laurens was raised alongside his sister in The Netherlands, by their father Bert van Leeuwen who became popular for hosting the program “Family Dinner”, and their mother who is a housewife.
He became interested in modeling while still attending elementary school, and was bullied by his peers because of it– this continued at high school, and it motivated Laurens to start attending a local gym. He soon became sporting, playing soccer and running track at school, then although his parents encouraged him to pursue a college degree after he matriculated in 2008, Laurens chose to focus on his modelling career.
Career as a model
Laurens has been working on his career for over 10 years now, and has worked with very famous brands such as Hugo Boss and Giorgio Armani.
He is also working as a business consultant, and has co-created the clothing line Party Pants.
Being an Instagram star, there are currently nearly 300,000 people following Laurens on his Instagram account, and he’s uploaded close to 300 pictures, most of which feature himself, his wife and their daughter.
Love life and marriage with Romee Strijd
Laurens met Romee in 2010, when they started dating but they kept the relationship hidden because he was 20 and she was just 15 years old at the time.
They announced they were dating when Romee turned 18, and around five years later in October 2018, the two married in a secret ceremony attended by only themselves and the priest. Romee has recently revealed that she was suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, which was most likely caused by her high intensity workouts and her low weight, and that she has finally got her period back after over seven years, as she started eating more and working-out less.
In May 2020, the couple announced that Romee was pregnant, and they have recently welcomed their daughter.
It is widely believed that Laurens has only been with Romee in his life, and that Romee has only been with Laurens – there are no rumors nor controversy surrounding the two’s marriage.
Hobbies and other interests
Laurens is physically very active, as he has four to five training sessions at the gym each week, and he occasionally goes sparing which helps him get rid of the stress which piles up due to his modelling career.
He likes to travel with his wife, and the two have been all around Europe together for both work and pleasure, while some of their favorite cities are London in England, Barcelona in Spain, and Dubrovnik in Croatia. Summer is Laurens’ favorite season as he enjoys swimming in the ocean or just resting at the beach, and he is said to be very good at both paddle-boarding and surfing.
Laurens likes to watch movies in his spare time – his favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Anne Hathaway, while some of his favorite movies include “Titanic”, “Shutter Island” and “One Day”.
Age and height
Laurens’ age is 29. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 4ins (1.94m) and he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs). He has biceps size 14ins and his vital statistics are 44-32-40 – Laurens wears shoes size five.
As of August 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $400,000, while his wife’s net worth is reputedly over $1.5 million.
Who is Romee Strijd?
Romee Strijd was born in Zoetermeer, South Holland, The Netherlands, on 19 July 1995 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds Dutch nationality.
She gained recognition in 2015 after she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Romee was first noticed by a modelling scout when she was 14 years old, but she rejected his offer as she had other plans for her future. However, she eventually changed her mind and sent her pictures to several agencies. She was soon contacted by DNA Model Management, and signed a contract with them in 2011 at age 16 – as of March 2017, she has been represented by IMG Models Management.
Romee has been featured in numerous magazines, including the Turkish, Spanish, British and German editions of the monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine “Vogue”, the Italian and French worldwide lifestyle magazine “Elle”, and the French magazine “Madame Figaro”, among many others. She has walked the catwalk for numerous popular clothing brands, such as Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors, and has been featured in the campaigns for Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen and Marchesa.
In 2018, Romee announced she had become the brand ambassador of Seafolly, which is a popular Australian swimwear brand.