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Marijke Mertens


Facts of Marijke Mertens

Full NameMarijke Mertens
First NameMarijke
Last NameMertens
ProfessionCelebrity Parent
Birth CityLeuven
Birth CountryBelgium
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseHerman Mertens
No Of Children1

Marijke Mertens is the mother of a Belgian professional football player named Dries Mertens

He plays as a striker or winger for Italian club Napoli and the Belgium national team. Marijke is from Leuven, Belgium. Dries is the only child of Marijke.

Dries is a very successful and hardworking football player. He is known for his unique tactics and skills that he uses on the field. 

His love for football was raised from a young age, and he always wanted to pursue his career as a football player. 

He started his youth career in 1996, and later his senior career began in 2005. He began to play for the national teams of Belgium in 2004. His success is just growing over time and is not stopping anytime soon.


Marijke has a husband named Herman Mertens. The exact date of their marriage is not known, but we can say that they have been together for a very long time now. 

The couple can be seen supporting and enjoying their son on many occasions, and they are always there to cheer for their son. Both of them are football lovers and are very proud of their son.

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The couple only has one child together, and that is Dries. They have always showered him with love and support and always will be there for him.

Marijke Mertens with her son Dries Mertens
Marijke Mertens with her son Dries Mertens. Source: Instagram

Dries’s love life

Dries is married to a woman named Kat Kerkhofs, who works as a TV host, DJ and also is the CEO of Qore gym. The couple has been together for a long time now. They got married in 2015

It has been six years since their marriage. They were also dating for a long time before marriage. The couple is just made for each other. 

They match each other’s level of craziness and complement each other in the best way possible.

Dries and Kat were childhood sweethearts and had never seen anyone besides each other. The couple had been together for ten years already before they got married.

The wedding

The couple had a huge wedding. It was held in Naples. They had all their family and friends present at the ceremony. The venue was decorated beautifully. 

Dries and Kat both looked stunning in their wedding attire. There were lots of drinks and dancing on that day, and everyone present were enjoying it. It seems like they had a lot of fun. 

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Marijke Mertens's son Dries Mertens with his wife Kat Kerkhofs at their wedding
Marijke Mertens's son Dries Mertens with his wife Kat Kerkhofs at their wedding. Source: Instagram

Named a baby after him

Once, the parents of a newborn baby Evelien Jonckheere and Peter Tijtgat, decided that whoever scores a goal in the upcoming match from Belgium’s national team, their baby would be named after the player. 

Later in the match, Dries and his team mate Marouane scored the goal, and the baby was named Titus Marouane Dries Tijtgat

The support

Marijke and Herman were not that rich and had an average lifestyle, but they never let their son Dries have any complaints and provided him with everything he needed and all the support that they could give. 

See: Carine Hazard, Mother of Thorgan Hazard

Net worth

The net worth of Marijke is not known.

The net worth of Dries is 18 million euros.

18 Million EuroProfessional football player


  • The exact age of Marijke is not known.
  • Dries is currently 34 years old. He was born on May 6, 1987.

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Updated On Fri Oct 14 2022 Published On Fri Jul 16 2021 By paper-boat

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