20 Hot Photos of Sylvie Meis, Ex-Wife of Rafael van der Vaart

Introducing Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

After over eight years of marriage, Rafael van der Vaart and wife Sylvie Meis divorced, making one of the hottest WAGs of the last decade a single woman. This certainly is a disappointment for van der Vaart, but these 20 photos show why Meis still ranks as one of the hottest soccer WAGs ever.

20. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis
Twitter

20. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis was born and raised in Breda, Netherlands.

19. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

19. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Meis began modeling at the age of 18, and she found a career with the Dutch music channel TMF shortly afterwards.

18. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

18. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Meis became one of the biggest hosts for TMF within five years of being hired, and she became the host of the channels yearly music awards show.

17. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

17. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis was named the Sexiest Woman in Netherlands in 2003.

16. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

16. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis hosted the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year ceremony on Dutch television.

15. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

15. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis began dating Rafael van der Vaart in 2003, when the attacking midfielder was playing for Ajax.

14. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

14. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Meis married van der Vaart on June 10, 2005, and their wedding ceremony was broadcast live on Dutch television.

13. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

13. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis took the name van der Vaart shortly after marrying Rafael, although she gave up the name after divorcing the footballer.

12. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

12. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis moved with Rafael van der Vaart to Germany in 2005, and she went on to find great stardom on German television.

11. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

11. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

From 2008 to 2011, Meis was a judge on the German version of Simon Cowell's "Got Talent" television show.

10. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

10. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Meis also appeared on the third season of the German television show "Let's Dance."

9. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

9. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of 2009, although she has undergone chemotherapy and been declared cancer free.

8. Sylvie Meis

sylvie van der vaart
Facebook

8. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Meis had a son with Rafael van der Vaart in May of 2006.

7. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

7. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis has appeared in numerous publications as a model in recent years, including doing work with Victoria's Secret.

6. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

6. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Meis is represented in her modeling career by ANC Model Management.

5. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

5. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis is 5-foot-2 and 106 pounds.

4. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

4. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Meis and van der Vaart separated after a domestic violence incident on New Year's Eve 2012, which preceded their divorce in December of 2013.

3. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

3. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Twitter

Meis and Rafael van der Vaart continue to maintain a good relationship, and they both live in Germany now.

2. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

2. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Meis currently lives in Hamburg, Germany.

1. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

1. Sylvie Meis

sylvie meis van der vaart
Facebook

Despite her divorce from van der Vaart, there is no doubting that Meis is one of the hottest WAGs in sports history, and she has also been very successful in her own professional career.


Around the Web