Sylvie Meis Biography

Sylvie Meis Biography, Former Wife Of Rafael van der Vaart, Footballer Wife, Physical Stats

Sylvie Meis is a professional Dutch model and television personality. She is also known as the former wife of Rafael van der Vaart, who is a retired football player. Sylvie was born on 13 April 1978 in Breda, Netherlands. Meis’ astrological (zodiac or birth) sign is Aries. Meis represents Dutch-Indonesian and Belgian roots.

Sylvie Meis: Birthday 

Sylvie Meis celebrates her birthday with some famous personalities such as Ron Perlman, Murat Yıldırım, Ty Dolla Sign, Emiko Kaminuma, Allison Williams, Bruno Gagliasso, Jonathan Brandis, Hiro Mizushima, Carles Puyol, Josh Gordon, Garry Kasparov, Claudio Bravo, Christopher Hitchens, and many others. All these legends from different fields make 13th of April a classical day to celebrate. Meanwhile, Rita and Ron Meis are parents of Sylvie.

Does Sylvie Meis have any sibling?

Yes, Sylvie does have a handsome brother. His name is Daniel Meis. Sylvie has said in many interviews that she loves her brother and feels happy with him. She also respects her brother for helping her in many different ways.

Had Sylvie gone to College/University? 

Sylvie Meis completed her graduation from the University of West Brabant.

Meis can speak, write and read about three different languages –Dutch, German and English.

Sylvie Meis – Marriage  

Sylvie Meis married Rafael van der Vaart on 10 June 2005.

Rafael van der Vaart and Sylvie are blessed with a baby boy named Damian Rafael, who was born on 26 May 2006.

Meis met Rafael van der Vaart in 2003. They dated each other two years before starting a new relationship. Rafael van der Vaart lived with Sylvie as a married couple from 2005 to 2013. They lived in Hamburg, Madrid and London together. Rafael van der Vaart loved Sylvie a lot – but she cheated him. In 2009, Van der Vaart got to know that Meis has been in a relationship with a KLM airline pilot. He found about this extramarital affair with the help of emails. In 2013, Rafael van der Vaart ended his time with Sylvie. Three years later, he started his relationship with footballer Estavana Polman. In April 2017, Meis announced her engagement with Charbel Aouad – but they parted ways in October 2017.

Breast cancer

The Dutch and German media, in May 2019, said that Sylvie Meis had plastic surgery as her face looked very different.

Sylvie Meis did surfer with breast cancer in 2008. It was a very hard time for her. But she battled the life-ending problem and became a great inspiration to many who face similar problems. She did cure her cancer in Madrid, Spain.

Social Media, Career & Net Worth 

Sylvie Meis has more than 2 million followers on social media. She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Sylvie started her career as a model at the age of 18. She worked for many Dutch brands, before making a move to Germany. She now works in several German television shows. Meis receives projects from the Netherlands and Germany. Meis does put her best to stay fit to keep on working at the highest level.

Sylvie Meis’ net worth is $10 million (US dollars) at present.


Rafael van der Vaart is a former professional football player from the Netherlands. He played for great clubs like Ajax, Hamburger SV, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur. Rafael has played 109 times for the Netherlands and scored 25 goals, helping his nation to reach the FIFA World Cup final in 2010. They lost the final 1-0 to Spain in South Africa.