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 a daughter. 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). 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 paternal grandmother is named Annie Schimmel.
Romee’s maternal grandfather is Joop Bennis (the son of Adrianus Bennis and Johanna van Rijn). Adrianus was the son of Hermanus Bennis and Emerenthia Erberveld.
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 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