You heard it here first, folks. Anouk Teeuwe – the Netherlands’ superstar singer, who represented her country at Eurovision back in 2013 – recently announced that she is featuring on the cover of Dutch Vogue’s October issue.

Pictured alongside her family, the star is set to give a very frank and heartfelt interview on her career (which so far has spanned more than two decades), her family, and her own personal tragedies. The feature will also include a photoshoot with music photographer Marc de Groot, where Anouk poses with her six children (Benjahmin Kingsley, Elijah Jeremiah, Phoenix Ray, Jesiah Dox, Zion Jethro and Jelizah Rose) as well as her partner, Dominique Schemekkes.

In an exclusive chat with Dutch comedian Nienke Plas, she tells us all about her stormy romantic life, her quest to find love, and the miscarriages she has suffered during previous pregnancies. But despite her difficult past, Anouk beams with pride about her “modern family”, and wants to show them all off to the world. In fact, ever since she was 12, she knew she wanted a large family. “I never wanted to be a star, but I did dream of a table full of children”, she says, but concedes that her hugely successful career allows her to raise her kids comfortably.

Anouk reveals that initially, though she adores Dominique, she did not want any more children. Her five children were from previous relationships, and when Dominique came into her life and said he wanted to have a baby with her, she was hesitant. However, after months of deliberation and seeing Dominique’s determination to become a dad, Anouk agreed. Jelizah Rose was born soon after, and the family couldn’t be happier – though Anouk expresses some concern about a midlife crisis, and now worries about embarrassing her children.

The interview ties in with the release of her latest album, Wen D’r Maar Aan (Get Used To It), which will be her first album entirely in her native Dutch language to date. Her love, Dominique, has an entire track named after him – an astounding show of affection from the singer, who also dedicated “I Just Met a Man” from her 2016 album Fake It Till We Die to him. We’re glad that the singer has found happiness, and can’t wait to hear her sing in Dutch – though we’d better start learning what it actually means.

Vogue Netherlands’ October Issue will be out on September 13th, and Wen D’r Maar Aan comes out on 12th October.

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Jonas
Jonas
2 years ago

I love how Anouk, a “credible” artist was not afraid to come to the contest, but also then seemed to really enjoy it and not judge it. I love her!

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

I can’t see Anouk without smiling immediately, I adore this woman so much!
Birds will always be one of my all time favourites <3
I wish her all the best and I wish myself to have a happy family like hers (I don't know them but they seem happy :3 )

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
2 years ago

I enjoy stories about Anouk because she always speaks her mind. “Birds”, of course, will always be THE milestone The Netherlands needed to be taken seriously at Eurovision again. She certainly seems like a great mom and I wish her the best of luck with the next couple of children from the next couple of guys but if she could find a year in-between to make another appearance at Eurovision to give us another outstanding and meaningful song, that would be just awesome. I still think about the meaning of “Birds”. I think when asked about it in an interview,… Read more »