Princess Märtha Louise of Norway was met with a sweet surprise for her 49th birthday as she was reunited with her Shaman boyfriend after six months apart amid the Covid-19 crisis.
Princess Märtha, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, shared a gushing Instagram post praising her boyfriend Durek Verrett, 45, revealing he had flown from Los Angeles to surprise her for the big day.
After a quick visit to the US in March to see Durek, Märtha Louise spent lockdown with her daughters in Norway, while Durek remained in California.
Märtha, who has three children with her first husband Ari Behn who died in 2019, aged 47, shared a sweet picture of herself and Durek online, saying: ‘I love surprises. And the best surprise ever was you turning up for my Birthday, @shamandurek, after 6 long months of being apart.’
Princess Märtha Louise of Norway shared a gushing post as she reunited with her boyfriend celebrity Guru Durek Verrett, 45, on her 49th birthday
The Princess shared a heartfelt message about the reunion with Durek on Instagram, along with a sweet picture
Märtha wrote a heartfelt on her reunion with Durek in a message on Instagram as well as a picture of the pair holding hands, revealing: ‘It has been so challenging yet wonderful to see how, even when not seeing each other, we have deepened our connection and understanding for each other.
‘One of the main things this corona period has shown me, is that we humans are tougher than we think and can prevail anything, but it’s better when we have our loved ones close.’
Smitten Durek replied with a message of its own in a comment to his beloved’s Instagram post.
‘Being with the woman I love with all my soul on her Birthday, is a blessing given by God to be by your side after six months apart,’ he wrote.
The mother-of-three spent lockdown in Norway with her family while her boyfriend spent it in California (pictured in Oslo in 2017)
‘We have been through so much together and we shall endure whatever challenges life throws our way,’ he added.
‘Till death do us part, I’m forever yours, baby ❤️ Happy Birthday, my sweet angel.’
Royal fans were touched to see the couple being reunited and professing their love on Märtha’s birthday.
Her friend Tessy Antony de Nassau, the ex-wife of Prince Louis of Luxembourg, led the birthday wishes on social media, sending Märtha ‘virtual hugs.’
Durek replied with a sweet message of his own saying the coupe would endure any challenge life would throw their way
‘Happy B day beautiful sou I wish you only blessings and joy. You trully deserve all the happiness and love at all times. I sent you a huge virtual hug,’ she wrote.
‘Aww! So happy to see you two together,’ another said.
‘Thus makes my heart so happy!!! I love you both. And happy birthday darling’ one said.
It is believed the couple last saw each other in March, when the royal travelled to LA with her children, Maud Angelica, 16, Leah Isadora, 14, and Emma Tallulah, 10.
Royals fans were excited to see the couple reunited after being apart for six months. Tessy Antony de Nassau led the birthday wishes
In April, Durek revealed to Femail the couple planned to move in together in the US so that they could be together, explaining: ‘I can tell you one thing. It (marriage) is definitely not off the table.
‘Our plans are eventually to live together with each other. Not in Norway, but in the US.
‘And let me tell you, no matter what people say about us, it is our life. Märtha and I are going to live the way we decide to live,’ he added at the time.
He also said they kept in touch through video calls three times a day and both would cry because of how hard they found it to be separated.
The couple have spent the last six months apart and are believed to have last seen one another in March
Durek added that he calls Princess Märtha first thing when he wakes up in the morning.
‘There’s a lot of crying and sadness that we can’t see each other, but we also know what’s happening in the world and we are willing to be patient.
But we have each other and at least we have technology, so that we can see each other and talk all the time,’ he said.