Cape Town — Former Miss South Africa 2014, Rolene Strauss, has announced that she and her husband, D’Niel Strauss, are expecting their third child together.
Taking to her Instagram account, Rolene uploaded a mirror selfie showing off her baby bump, and also revealed that she and D’Niel spoke about the possibility of moving abroad.
“Growing a little human 🤰👼🏼 So excited @officialdanielstrauss ❤️ How incredibly fortunate to be parents and raise our children in this beautiful country of ours 🇿🇦❤️”
“D’Niel and I had to sit down and make a decision that multiple families face at some point… are we leaving or are we staying? After prayer, discussions and consideration, we decided to stay and raise our children in South Africa. But we also made a pact 👉🏽 We choose not to complain, and choose to be part of the solution. We love this country and consider ourselves blessed to call it home 🏡 🇿🇦❤️”
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According to The South African, The medical doctor was crowned Miss SA in 2014 and thereafter became the third South African woman to be crowned Miss World that same year, following Penelope Anne Coelen in 1958 and Anneline Kriel 1974.
Many of her followers took to the comments section to congratulate her and wish her well on her pregnancy, as well commending her for her decision to stay in South Africa.
“Thank you for staying and choosing to be part of the solution in these trying times,” @ndumis said.
“You have given me peace today with your testimony. I have been so anxious with so many people fleeing the country. But to hear of people that actually want to stay, gives me hope. 🙏🏻❤️” @candicejadeh commented.
“❤️… Your caption warms my heart, because this is a continuous discussion in our home whether to leave or stay but we love our country and want to be part of the change. All the best ❤️,” wrote @mrsdominiquegeorge.
Compiled by Matthew Petersen