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Afrikaans singer goes into labour

2013-12-19 11:13
karlien van jaarsveld,derick hougaard
Johannesburg - The Afrikaans singer Karlien van Jaarsveld and her rugby player husband Derick Hougaard are getting ready to welcome their twin boys into the world.

Karlien’s singer brother, Bobby van Jaarsveld, revealed on his Facebook page on Thursday morning that his sister had gone into labour forcing him to cut his holiday short.

The singer’s mom and manager, Ronel Brink, send out an emotional tweet as she waited by her daughter’s bedside in the hospital.

Brink later tweeted a photo of Hougaard as they awaited the arrival of the babies.

The Uitklophou singer, who married Hougaard in March this year in Stellenbosch, announced her pregnancy news on 10 July in a series of tweets.

She first tweeted "We have big news...", followed by "there's a small Hougaard on the way...".

She also jokingly posted this message on her website earlier this year: "If we fall pregnant it's going to have to be twins, so I can catch up with my brother Bobby van Jaarsveld. But by then he and Annatjie might already have a third child on the way".

Beeld newspaper later broke the news that Karlien was expecting twins.

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