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.
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@Anouk staat met haar hele familie op de cover van #VogueOktober??! Voor het eerst en exclusief voor Vogue heeft ze zich met haar gezin laten fotograferen, door @DeMarcdeGroot. Bekijk meer familiebeelden en lees een preview van het interview nu via link in bio! Het oktobernummer ligt vanaf donderdag 13 september in de winkels. #VoguexAnouk Styling @MaaikeStaal Styling Dominique & kids @KimKeizer Hair & Make-up @Irena.Ruben Hair styling kids Naydisha Richardson Bruhn
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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Gezien? @Anouk siert de cover van het oktobernummer met haar prachtige gezin ?In het interview blijft niks onbesproken: familie, liefde, een getroebleerde jeugd. ‘Toen ik zelf beviel, dacht ik wel: hoe kún je afstand doen van je eigen kind? Nu denk ik: iedereen heeft zo zijn eigen pad, dit was het pad van mijn moeder.’ Lees meer via link in bio. #VogueXAnouk #VogueOktober Styling @MaaikeStaal Styling Dominique & kids @KimKeizer Hair & Make-up @Irena.Ruben Hair styling kids Naydisha Richardson Bruhn