Place of Birth: Zoetermeer, South Holland, Netherlands
Date of Birth: July 19, 1995
Ethnicity: Dutch, distant Belgian [Flemish] and German
Romee Strijd is a Dutch model.
Romee is the daughter of Saskia Bennis and Marcel Strijd. She has a sister, Ise. Romee started her modeling career in 2011. She is 1.77 m tall, and has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2015. Romee is married to Laurens van Leeuwen, with whom she has two children. Laurens is the son of television presenter Bert van Leeuwen.
Romee’s patrilineal line can be traced back to her eleventh great-grandfather, Johannes Georg Streit.
Romee’s paternal grandfather was Ronald Augustinus Johannes Strijd (the son of Augustinus Strijd and Nelly Maria Cornelia Baas). Ronald was born in The Hague, South Holland. Romee’s great-grandfather Augustinus was the son of Augustinus Johannes Strijd and Margaretha de Groot. Romee’s seventh paternal great-grandfather, Johann Heinrich Streit (or Johann Hendrik Strijdt in Dutch), was German, from Burgschwalbach, Nassau-Hessen (now Rhineland-Palatinate). Romee’s great-grandmother Nelly was the daughter of Aris Baas and Pieternella Gerritje Pak.
Romee’s paternal grandmother is Annie Schimmel (the daughter of Arie Schimmel and Jacoba Schaasberg). Arie was the son of Willem Schimmel and Trijntje de Ridder. Jacoba was the daughter of Jacobus Schaasberg and Pieternella Maria van Maaren.
Romee’s maternal grandfather is Joop Bennis (the son of Adrianus Bennis and Johanna Adriana Elisabeth van Rhijn). Adrianus was the son of Hermanus Bennis and Emerenthia Erberveld. Johanna was the daughter of Anthonius Jacobus van Rhijn and Maria Olsthoorn.
Romee’s maternal grandmother is Gerrie de Bruin (the daughter of Quirinus Johannes de Bruin and Gerarda Maria van Nierop). Quirinus was the son of Theodorus Cornelis de Bruin and Elizabeth Abel. Gerarda was the daughter of Cornelis van Nierop and Petronella Rietveld.
Sources: Mention of Romee’s paternal grandparents – http://www.grazia.nl
Genealogy of Romee Strijd – https://www.myheritage.com