Candice van der Merwe (born in 1993) is a South African Bikini Model, Controversial Personality, and Politician’s Partner from Cape Town. In October 2019, she got involved in a scandal after coming out as the mistress of Saad Hariri.
He is a Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister. Saad is famous for being the President of the Council of Ministers since December 2016. Furthermore, the politician first remained a Prime Minister of the country from November 2009 to June 2011.
In 2005, Hariri appointed as the leader of the Future Movement party. His father “Rafic Hariri” (former PM) assassinated in 2005. Hariri often dubbed as the strongest figurehead of the March 14 Alliance.
Saad Hariri offer $16 million USD to Model Candice Merwe
The 26-years-old Candice van der Merwe first met her then-boyfriend, Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri in 2013. They introduced themselves to each other in a luxury resort in Seychelles.
As per the source, the property was the Plantation Club and resort which is off the coast of Africa. Saad Hariri’s girlfriend was then only 20-years-old and the Prime Minister was 44-years-old. Soon, the former couple began dating secretly.
Later in May 2013, Candice van received more than $15 million US Dollars in her bank account from Rafik Al-Hariri. The New York Times revealed that in the mail she said to the politician “Love You Saad” and attached her bank details.
Moreover, the same year, he even gifted her two cars worth around $250,000 USD. This huge transaction led the South African Tax Authorities suspecting that the cash might belong to van der Merwe’s father.
The model’s dad “Gary van der Merwe” has a long history of court battles with the tax authorities. Then, it was revealed by the authorities that the money was given to her by Saad Hariri.
This incident went viral on the internet and was first reported in 2018 in South Africa. In fact, their extra-marital affair soon came to an end after the scandal. Recently, in 2019, South African courts sued the model for failing to pay income taxes on the amount.
They also froze all of her assets and Candice van filed a suit against them as well for $65 million in damages. She alleged that the hold on her accounts made her sell the property she had bought with her beau’s gift.
|Real Full Birth Name||Candice van der Merwe.|
|Famous for||Being the mistress of Saad Hariri (Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister).|
|Age (As of 2019)||26 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1993.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||White Caucasian Descent.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||not available.|
|Current Residence||Cape Town, South Africa.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 174 cm.
Meters: 1.74 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-23.5-33.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||5.5.|
|Parents||Father: Gary van der Merwe.
|Siblings||Brother: Not Known.
Sister: 1 sis.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||Love Affair with her boyfriend Saad.|
|Boyfriend||Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri.|
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Local High School.|
|Alma Mater.||Not available.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio.
Actress: Charlize Theron.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Shopping and Traveling.|
|Favorite Food||Continental Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||Under Evaluation (As of 2019).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Candice van der Merwe
- Saad Hariri’s mistress, Candice van der Merwe blessed her parents with her presence in the year 1993. She was born in South Africa and her age is 26 years old, as of 2019.
- Her father “Gary van der Merwe” is a businessman and the model’s mother (name not available) is a homemaker.
- Candice actively works as a bikini model and an energy drink saleswoman.
- She bought properties with the money she received from Saad and he also gave her $1 million USD more in her account.
- At the time of their relationship, Saad El-Din was already married to his wife “Lara Al Azem” who is a daughter of Bashir Al Azem (Syrian construction magnate).
- Lara and Saad have three children i.e. Houssam (born 1999), Loulwa (born 2001), and Abdulaziz (born 2005).
- As of May 2018, the calculated Saad Hariri’s net worth is $1.36 Billion US Dollars.
- Candice van der Merwe’s height is 1.74 m tall (5 Feet 9 Inches).
- She also possesses a slim, sexy, and attractive figure with estimated body measurements of 34-23.5-33.
- The beautiful South African model, Merwe maintains her body weight which is around 55 kilograms (121 lbs) with moderate exercise and a clean diet.