Romee Strijd is pregnant.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel is expecting her second child with her fiance Lauren van Leeuwen, 31, after they welcomed their first child – their 17-month-old daughter Mint – in 2020.
In an Instagram post of the three of them, the 26-year-old model wrote: “Soon we will be a family of 4. Can’t wait.”
On the announcement of their first child, Romee gushed about motherhood being her “biggest dream” amid fears about “natural” conception surrounding her diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
She wrote:“WE’RE SOON A FAMILY OF THREE.
“Being a mom … is my biggest dream. I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.”
Romee – who detailed going seven years without a period – explained that throughout her career, she had “pressured [her] body too much” as she admitted she forgoed restrictive dieting and had relocated back the Netherlands to be closer her family.
She said: “I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling. I started to research natural healing for PCOS and came to the conclusion that I should do way less high intensity training, don’t restrict foods, be nice to myself, and take breaks when needed.”
On Mint’s first birthday last December, Romme marked the “special” occasion on social media.
She said: “This year has been so special. Our lifes [sic] have changed completely, from always on the go and working non stop to being your mom and dad in the Netherlands surrounded by family. … You make us smile every day (and tired every morning).”
The next month, the Alexander McQueen model revealed her engagement, writing “I said YES,” on a photo from their holiday in Switzerland.