Not only Het Gooi and now others are surprised that Linda de Mol would investigate what feelings she still has for her great love Jeroen Rietbergen, as Story could reveal last week. Daughter Noa would also be unpleasantly surprised, while son Julian would have no problem with it…
Linda’s daughter Noa and son Julian both always got on well with Jeroen.
However, the situation has changed.
dThe possible return of Jeroen Rietbergen (51) in the life of Linda de Mol (58) has triggered a lot in Het Gooi and far beyond. Linda’s manager Xenia Kaspers was quick to deny that Linda has a relationship with Jeroen again, which in any case has never been claimed by Story – there would be attempts to make overtures between Linda and Jeroen, and the desire to investigate whether a restart of a relationship would be possible. However, it is clear that Linda couldn’t think of anything else but to find her happiness with Jeroen again. ‘Actually, Xenia’s reaction is correct,’ says an acquaintance from Linda’s environment. “There is no mention of a relationship yet. Weight on enough. What Linda has informed her immediate environment is that she wants to see if she wants to give a relationship with Jeroen another chance. In other words, what is left of their love for each other and is there still enough trust?’ These are the questions Linda now wants answers to for herself, and she wants to investigate this with Jeroen. A relational change of course that is met with aversion – in her surroundings, but also in her family. Her older brother and employer John would be right ahead of her in this and the necessary tough nuts would have been beaten about this. After all, Jeroen is one of the main reasons why John’s program Holland’s voice has been taken off the pipe and it remains to be seen if it ever comes back. But Linda has changed and is ready to pursue her private happiness after devoting almost her entire life to the world of television.
‘Things for my house’
Presenter is in a split between feeling and reason
There would also be opposition from her daughter Noa (22). This budding star making waves as a football reporter couldn’t place his mother’s motivation. Understandable according to insiders, after Jeroen confessed to behaving sexually towards girls who are about the same age as Noa. She was furious when stepfather Jeroen confessed to this and broke off all contact! On a daily basis, but also on social media, she deleted everything that had to do with Jeroen; Noa was deeply disappointed in the man who had been her stepfather since 2007 and filled that role with gusto. From the very beginning, they got along well. Of the first meeting, Linda previously told Story: ‘I told them pretty quickly that there was someone I really liked. But I was very nervous about introducing them. Something like that is very exciting. Of course, I also had no experience in introducing the children to my new friend. I will never forget that day. In the weeks before the big meeting, I had already told Julian and Noa that Jeroen and I really liked each other, but that they would always come first. The three of us went to Amsterdam on the day I had an appointment with Jeroen. And it went great. There was no resistance from the children against Jeroen. They were actually very spontaneous. It clicked immediately.’ It was Julian and Noa who later that year themselves suggested that Jeroen should come and live with them. “If my children want it, why should I stay back. From that moment it was quickly sorted out. Jeroen gave up his rented apartment and moved his things to my house.’
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Especially the contact between Julian and Jeroen was intense. “Julian is absolutely in love with Jeroen,” Linda told Story at the time. “He has always been musical, but since Jeroen moved in with us, he has become indispensable for the piano. Julian is in class, and at home Jeroen helps him.’ Jeroen also indicated that Julian is a talent. “Julian can play really well. When I compare myself to him, Julian plays much better than when I was your age. I’m really proud of him. Mainly because he likes it so much.’ It would now also be Julian, who has indicated that he has no problems with his mother wanting to investigate whether there is a reconciliation with Jeroen. “He and Jeroen have a special bond, precisely because of the music. I at the beginning he was really angry with Jeroen, but he also thinks that everyone deserves a second chance.’ As much as the surprise in Het Gooi is at Linda’s apparent doubt, there is still a lot of sympathy for our biggest TV star.The fact that the presenter is clearly torn between her emotions and reason gives a lot of credit to others who have ever found themselves in a similar situation. Time will tell if Linda and Jeroen can finally find each other again…