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A Facebook support group for Derick Hougaard amidst split drama

2015-09-08 11:43
Karlien van Jaarsvelf and Derick Hougaard

Cape Town – A Facebook support group for Derick Hougaard has surfaced in the wake of his split from wife Karlien van Jaarsveld.

This comes after Afrikaans singer Karlien announced on her Facebook page two weeks ago that she and her husband, former Springbok flyhalf Derick, are getting a divorce after two years of marriage.

"For a long time now I’ve been thinking about how, where and when I would make this announcement. It would come out anyway, so I’ve decided to share the news myself. I am divorcing my husband. This is a difficult time for us and I hope that everyone that reads this respects that. Thank you for your love and support," Karlien wrote.

The Facebook group, called Support for Derick Hougaard, was created a day after Karlien’s announcement and describes itself as follows: "Derick Hougaard do need all our support his wife the Afrikaans singer, Karlien van Jaarsveld, on Monday night announced that she would be splitting from her husband. (Sic)"

The page is filled with inspirational quotes and photos of Derick as well as posts about rumours regarding Karlien allegedly having a relationship with Springbok rugby player, Willie Le Roux. After it was reported in Rapport, the Facebook support group also posted the pics of Karlien spotted out in Stellenbosch with Willie.

On Sunday, the group admin made the following comment: "Welcome to everyone who supports Derick, if you are here to support Karlien I suggest you go and support her on her page and not here, here you will be banned."

At the time of publishing this article, the Facebook group had garnered 2162 likes. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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