Lee-Ann and family held up in armed robbery

By Kirstin Buick
14 April 2015

What should have been a joyous day for Lee-Ann's family turned traumatic after armed gunmen held her and her family up in their driveway.

Today is her youngest daughter Gabriella's first birthday.

Lee-Ann and husband Nicky van der Walt were followed home from Hyde Park Shopping Centre by a white Mercedes Benz by three armed men.

It's not clear whether her daughters Gia (4) and Gabriella were with them. "Family lunch celebrating my baby's birthday could've ended so badly today," she tweeted. "All glory to GOD. We're all ok. Shaken and stirred but GRATEFUL." Earlier today, the model took to Instagram to share happy pictures of Gabi's celebrations.

A photo posted by *Lee-Ann Liebenberg (@leeann_liebenberg) on

A photo posted by *Lee-Ann Liebenberg (@leeann_liebenberg) on

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