Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd shared exciting news today. She is expecting her second child with her fiancé Laurens van Leeuwen! “Soon we will be a family of 4, can’t wait.”
Romee shared a picture of Laurens and their daughter, all wearing white, to announce the news. The couple’s daughter Mint, whom they welcomed in December of 2020, kissed her mother’s baby bump in the photo.
When the model announced her pregnancy in 2020, she opened up about her struggles with PCOS. “2 years ago I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years. I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen 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.” She went on to explain how she dived into researching her PCOS. “[I] 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. I never felt mentally super stressed so it was hard to understand this, but my life consisted of travelling all the time (no biorhythm), working out every day, and eating super clean (restricting foods). I think I pressured my body to 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.
After learning more about her condition, she began implementing changes into her life. “This was the point where 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. I also tried some natural supplements, and acupuncture and we got a place back in the Netherlands as well, so we could spend more time with Family (since im such a family person). I’m so happy and grateful to say that I got my period back last november AND that WE’RE SOON A FAMILY OF THREE.”
Romee and Laurens, who have been together since January 2010, became officially engaged earlier this year. Romee posted pictures of the couple on vacation in Switzerland in January and revealed they became engaged. However, the couple reportedly has had a marriage license since 2018 but never celebrated with a formal wedding ceremony.
Congratulations to Romee and Laurens on growing their family! We wish them all the best as they prepare to welcome their second child into the world.
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