Former 7de Laan actor hasn't seen wife and kids in a year due to Covid-19

Hennie Jacobs, Marissa Jacobs
Hennie Jacobs, Marissa Jacobs
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  • Actor Hennie Jacobs hasn't seen his wife and kids in a year, after relocating to New Zealand in 2020.
  • Hennie's wife and children planned to join him in May, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions have been unable to leave the country.
  • "The clock is ticking to almost 12 months we last saw each other. When I could hug my kids and smell their hair. Hold my wife's hand and kiss her at any time. I miss them," Hennie wrote on Instagram.


Actor Hennie Jacobs, who relocated to New Zealand with plans to be joined by his family shortly thereafter, hasn't seen his wife and two children in a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions.  

In a heartbreaking Instagram post, Hennie wrote: "My family. My unit. The clock is ticking to almost 12 months we last saw each other. When I could hug my kids and smell their hair. Hold my wife's hand and kiss her at any time. I miss them."

"The distance is far and the time is long, but my heart is yours my love, and my love - all three of yours," he said in the post dedicated to his family.

Speaking to Huisgenoot, Hennie and wife Marissa, explain that after Hennie exited 7de Laan, they needed a "change", and decided to move to New Zealand.

Hennie, who played the role of Diederik Greyling in the Afrikaans soapie, relocated first after finding a job as a blockman in a small town just 160km outside Christchurch.

Marissa, and the couple's two children Nua and Tali, had planned to join him in May that year, but due to travel and other restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, 12 months soon passed without him seeing his family.

According to Hennie, it's the everyday things that he misses the most. "Playing with my children, making my wife coffee in the morning. Things like that," he says.

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