Sad news for Francois Hougaard

By Lara Atson
31 October 2016

Say it isn't so!

Springbok Francois Hougaard and his girlfriend of the past year, Annebell van Heerden, have split up.

It's never easy to say goodbye ? Missing my beautiful lady @annebellvheerden

A photo posted by Francois Hougaard (@francoishougaard_) on

Yesterday Annebell (23) shared a photo of herself in shorts and a bikini top on Instagram and wrote that she was relaxing beside a swimming pool. Using a hashtag, she wrote: (#bestthingaboutabreakupisthebodythatfollows)

A little ?day funday? #poolside #chilledAF #sunday #weekendfeels ????

A photo posted by Annebell (@annebellvheerden) on

She confirmed that she and Hougie have broken up. “No, nothing went wrong. It’s just circumstances,” she told YOU. She wouldn’t say more about the “circumstances”. She said she and Hougie (28), had been together for about 14 months.
Read more: ‘Missing summer’: Francois Hougaard turns up the heat with steamy speedo snap
They met through mutual friends at a restaurant in Pretoria last year. They began to date in August last year and were regularly lovey-dovey on social media.

So far Francois hasn’t announced on social media that he’s single. A week ago the couple shared a photo of themselves together on Instagram.
Read more: ‘He’s so romantic!’ Hougie’s head over heels for lovely Annebell
Francois wrote: "It's never easy to say goodbye ? Missing my beautiful lady @annebellvheerden".

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A photo posted by Annebell (@annebellvheerden) on

On 1 September Annebell shared a video of them together during some of their most special moments to celebrate their year together.

Reminiscing... Thank you for the best almost 13 months??

A video posted by Annebell (@annebellvheerden) on

“Ah baby ?? I love you so much thank you for the most amazing 12 month my love. I couldn't have asked for a better person to share my life with ?? I love you baba,” Francois wrote.

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