Romee Strijd announces she’s expecting a baby girl in sweet gender reveal post


It’s a girl! Victoria’s Secret model Romee Strijd announces she’s expecting a baby girl in sweet gender reveal post

Romee Strijd announced that she’s expecting a baby girl as she posted Instagram snaps from her gender reveal party on Monday. 

‘Boy or girl? Swipe to see,’ the Victoria’s Secret vet, 26, wrote underneath a photo of her with fiancé Laurens van Leeuwen, 31, and their 17-month-old daughter Mint.

The next snap revealed that the couple will be welcoming a little girl soon, as Laurens held a confetti cannon shooter that burst with pink smoke and paper. 

Baby on the way: Romee Strijd announced that she's expecting a baby girl with fiancé Laurens van Leeuwen, as she posted Instagram snaps from her gender reveal party on Monday

Baby on the way: Romee Strijd announced that she’s expecting a baby girl with fiancé Laurens van Leeuwen, as she posted Instagram snaps from her gender reveal party on Monday

The catwalk queen looked stunning as ever, in a form-hugging black dress, which she paired with a black leather jacket and white combat boots. 

The model’s long blonde tresses were parted in the middle and cascaded down her shoulders in waves.

Meanwhile her other half was casual cool in a grey hoodie, white pants and grey Converse sneakers.

It's a girl! Laurens, 31, was seen holding a confetti cannon shooter that burst with pink smoke and paper, while Romee, 26, held on to their 17-month-old daughter Mint

It’s a girl! Laurens, 31, was seen holding a confetti cannon shooter that burst with pink smoke and paper, while Romee, 26, held on to their 17-month-old daughter Mint

The couple’s adorable daughter sported a white top and a cream tulle skirt, and looked excited to be a big sister as she reached out for the confetti cannon. 

Romee’s 7.5M followers were thrilled by the news, with her model friend Iskra Lawrence, 31, commenting ‘Congrats [heart eye emoji] they will be the cutest eligible besties.’ 

Socialite Paris Hilton also chimed in, writing, ‘Congratulations love!’ and adding two pink bow emojis.  

Stunning mama: The runway sensation recently shared a sultry pregnancy update, showing off her burgeoning baby bump in a set of lavender lingerie

Stunning mama: The runway sensation recently shared a sultry pregnancy update, showing off her burgeoning baby bump in a set of lavender lingerie

Romee recently shared a sultry pregnancy update, showing off her burgeoning baby bump in a set of lavender lingerie. 

The Netherlands native announced that she was expecting her second child with Laurens in late May, with an adorable photo of the trio that showed daughter Mint kissing her belly, posted to her Instagram. 

‘Soon we will be a family of 4. Can’t wait,’ she wrote in the caption, adding a teary eye emoji along with a white heart. 

In January of this year, Romee’s parter of 12 years proposed to her during a romantic trip to the Swiss Alps.

Cute: The Netherlands native announced that she was expecting her second child in late May, with an adorable photo of the trio that showed daughter Mint kissing her belly

Cute: The Netherlands native announced that she was expecting her second child in late May, with an adorable photo of the trio that showed daughter Mint kissing her belly 

The blonde bombshell shared the happy news to her Instagram, posting a photo of her beau on one knee, as he waited for her answer.  

‘I said YES,’ the caption underneath the photo – which showed the spectacular Switzerland mountains in the back – read.  

While announcing her first pregnancy in May of 2020, Romee spoke about motherhood being her ‘biggest dream’ amid fears about ‘natural’ conception following her diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome after not getting her period for 7 years. 

I said yes: The Dutch beauty accepted Leeuwen's marriage proposal during a romantic trip to the Swiss Alps in January

I said yes: The Dutch beauty accepted Leeuwen’s marriage proposal during a romantic trip to the Swiss Alps in January 

Romee explained that throughout her career, she had ‘pressured [her] body too much’ as she admitted she bypassed restrictive dieting and had relocated back the Netherlands to be closer her family. 

‘I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling,’ she wrote on Instagram.

‘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.’

Her healthy approach helped, and the couple went on to welcome daughter Mint in December of 2020. 

Journey: The model previously discussed her fears of not being able to get pregnant following her diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and her strict supermodel diet; Pictured 2018

Journey: The model previously discussed her fears of not being able to get pregnant following her diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and her strict supermodel diet; Pictured 2018

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