Maxime had been looking forward to the arrival of their baby for weeks. “I almost lost it,” she said recently, rubbing her big belly. She writes on Instagram The family is thrilled. “Here it is, our dear Fifi. We have been waiting for you impatiently for nine months, and now you are finally here with us. You will get all the love from us, just like your older sister; who can no longer live without you.”
Fifi, who weighs 3.520 grams, is the second grandson of grandfather Martin Melland and grandmother Erica. From a previous relationship, Maxime had a daughter Claire (4 years), who appears regularly in ‘Chateau Meiland’. Earlier this year, the whole family moved to Noordwijk, where Maxim’s sister Montana runs a home furniture store.
Maxim has never hidden that she wants a brother or sister to Claire. While filming the reality series in France, she went looking for a suitable sperm donor. Eventually, I ran into freelance photographer Leroy Mulkenbauer (29 years old) during a day of filming in the Netherlands. Soon the pregnancy announced itself. “She is everything to me,” Leroy said earlier on the radio about Maxim. “I’ve always been celibate, I’ve enjoyed life and gone to parties. Until you actually meet the person. That’s how I feel for me. I’ve never been in love and we both believe ‘if that’s the case, that’s it’, and we really felt that way.” I don’t plan on leaving her and I hope she won’t leave me either.”