Rolene Strauss was 'secretly' engaged for six months during her Miss World reign

Rolene Strauss (Photo: Stills By Tom)
Rolene Strauss (Photo: Stills By Tom)

Former Miss World Rolene Strauss shared never-before-seen photos from an engagement photoshoot, taken while she was 'secretly' engaged during her reign in 2015.

The brunette beauty posted the photos on Instagram, writing: "I've never posted these pictures before. This was taken in 2015 during our 'secret' engagement shoot when I visited home to plan the wedding.

"We were secretly engaged for almost six months during my year as Miss World and looking back at these pictures, so much has changed, yet so much stayed the same," she added.

The pair went on to tie the knot on 6 February 2016, at the Laurent Wedding venue in Somerset West, and welcomed their first son together a year later in January 2017. In February 2020, she gave birth to her second son.

"Since 2011, you have been the one 'constant' in my life. My rock, always there to support, always in the background, always giving everything for your family," she wrote, dedicating the lengthy post to her husband on his 38th birthday.

"You two are pure love," former Miss South Africa Tansey Coetzee commented on the post. Liesl Laurie and Sasha-Lee Olivier also expressed their good wishes with heart emojis.

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I’ve never posted these pictures before... This was taken in 2015 during our “secret” engagement shoot when I visited home to plan the wedding ???? ?? We were secretly engaged ?? for almost 6 months during my year as Miss World and looking back at these pictures, so much has changed, yet so much stayed the same ?. _______________ ?? Since 2011, you have been the one “constant” in my life??. My rock, always there to support, always in the background, always giving everything for your family ??. ?? You do everything in your power to help those who’s lives cross your path. You mentor the youth and share your knowledge and wisdom without holding back. For you, everything is always (and I mean always) possible ??. ?? You are a deeply spiritual and faithful being, constantly aware, listening and learning ?? ?? I don’t know of anyone who works on his personal growth the way you do. You are always looking for something to learn, something to realise and something that will enrich you, but also those around you. You are literally the smartest, most intelligent human being I know! ?? ?? You have a wonderful sense of humor! ?? You have your unique ways of expressing yourself and I can hear your funny sayings even if you’re not with me. There is a part of you that will never grow up. The part who always has time for music and dancing around the room with our little ones. The part who believes in miracles and endless possibilities... ?? D’Niel, you make our lives so much richer. We Love you to the moon and back. ____________ ?? Happy 38th birthday ?? ?? Love, Your greatest supporters ???? ???? ???? _______ ?? @joedreyerphoto

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