Candice van der Merwe (Saad Hariri Mistress) Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Candice van der Merwe

Biography / Wiki

Candice van der Merwe is a Cape Town-based South African bikini model, controversial personality, and political advisor. She became entangled in a controversy in October 2019 after announcing that she was the mistress of Saad Hariri, a Lebanese politician, and former Prime Minister.

Since December 2016, Saad has served as the President of the Council of Ministers. Furthermore, from November 2009 to June 2011, the politician served as Prime Minister of the country. Hariri was elected as the chief of the Future Movement party in 2005. In 2005, his father, former Prime Minister “Rafic Hariri,” was assassinated.

Hariri is commonly regarded as the March 14 Alliance’s most influential figurehead. A five-year legal fight between Sars and South African model Candice van der Merwe disclosed that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri gave her $16 million.

Hariri and Van der Merwe met on a funded trip to Seychelles when she was twenty and he was 43, according to Van der Merwe. She sued the government for billions in lost revenue after their relationship ended.

Height / Weight / Age

Born in the year 1993, Candice van der Merwe will turn 29 years old. Candice appears to be tall and her height measures 5 feet 9 inches while her weight is 55 kg approximately.

Van der Merwe has a stunning body figure with a measurement of 34-23.5-33, she wears number 6 as a dress size and number 5.5 as a shoe size. Candice has blonde hair and the color of her eyes is blue.

Net Worth

Although Candice van der Merwe was not popular as a model initially, she received a lot of fame after her association with the former Lebanese prime minister.

She has earned most of her wealth from working as a model as well as receiving huge wealth and expensive cars from him. Because of a sudden surge in her net worth, Candice had to fight a long battle with authorities as well. The total net worth of Candice van der Merwe however, is not disclosed till now.

Education / Family

Candice van der Merwe was born and raised in South Africa. The daughter of Gary van der Merwe, she grew up along with her sister. Candice studied at her local high school but it is not known if she attended any college after that.


Candice van der Merwe

Nickname Candice
Birth Place South Africa
Date Of Birth 1993
Age 30 Years
Height In Centimetres – 174 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″

Weight In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Profession Bikini Model
Zodiac sign Not Known
School Local High School
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality South African
Home Town South Africa
Fathers Name Gary van der Merwe
Mothers Name Name Not Known
Brothers Not Known
Sister 1 Sister (Name Not Known)

Career / Fashion And Style

A bikini model from South Africa, Candice van der Merwe rose to popularity as a model after it was revealed that she was a mistress of former Lebanese politician and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

Candice van der Merwe and Lebanon’s prime minister met in 2012 at a luxury resort in Seychelles, off the coast of Africa, which she named The Plantation club and resort. For the first two trips to Seychelles, Van der Merwe flew economy, but after that, she flew business or first class.

A money transfer from Hariri deposited $15,299,965 in Van der Merwe’s bank account in May of 2013. Van der Merwe wrote “Love you Saad” with her banking details in an email to Hariri obtained by the New York Times, adding that she intends to buy some properties with the capital.

As a result, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) assumed the money was taxable income. Ms. Van der Merwe identified Mr. Hariri as the benefactor as a result of the subsequent court proceedings.

SARS suspected the donation came from her father, businessman Gary Van der Merwe, who had been fighting the tax authorities in court for years. SARS was said to be blamed for the end of her relationship with Hariri, from which she said she could also have benefited financially.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

Van der Merwe made headlines while she was dating Saad Hariri but the pair is not together as of now and she is currently treating Nick French.

Boyfriends Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri,
Candice van der Merwe & Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri
Candice van der Merwe & Saad El-Din Rafik Al-Hariri

Nick French

Marital Status Unmarried
Husband None
Children None

Favorite Things

Here we provide you a list of Candice van der Merwe’s favorite things.

Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Colour White
Favorite Holiday Destinations Paris
Favorite Food Continental Cuisine
Favorite Things To Do Shopping and Traveling

Candice van der Merwe

Some Interesting Facts About Candice van der Merwe

  • Saad El-Din was already married to his wife “Lara Al Azem,” a daughter of Syrian infrastructure magnate Bashir Al Azem, at the time of their relationship.
  • Houssam, born in 1999, Loulwa, born in 2001, and Abdulaziz, born in 2005, is Lara and Saad’s three children.
  • She used the money she got from Saad to purchase houses, and he also added $1 million to her account.
  • Candice serves as a bikini model and a salesperson for energy drinks.
  • Gary van der Merwe, the model’s father, is a businessman, while her mother is a wellness coach and health adviser.
  • Saad Hariri’s net worth has been estimated to be more than $1.3 billion US dollars.
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