ROOS & JAPIE
Roos and Japie’s romance started like a classic case of ‘forbidden love.’ Roos: ‘My brother introduced me to his good friend, Japie. I knew that my brother wouldn’t be too happy about us getting together, so we had to hide it from him in the beginning. Of course that only made it more exciting.’
How was that for you, Japie?
Japie: ‘It surely wasn’t my intention to fall in love with Roos, seeing as she was the little sister of one of my best friends, but I just couldn’t help it. She is just so pretty and funny.’
At what moment did you realise you were really in love?
Roos: ‘It didn’t take long before I felt those little butterflies. I think it was after we first kissed. Japie asked my brother if it was okay to do so and he said “no”, but we did it anyway…’
Japie: ‘I’m not sure actually if there was specific moment. I just was in love at one point, much to the dismay of Roos’s brother.
Which Disney character would your partner be?
Japie: ‘Roos is a combination of Mowgli from The Jungle Book and Elsa from Frozen. She’s very pretty but she can also be a little monkey.’
Roos: ‘He’s Goofy and Mickey Mouse combined. He can be very funny and happy but he’s also a bit nerdy.’
'We would kiss on every corner and eat oysters and drink red wine'
What is your favourite song together?
Roos: ‘Boa Sorte by Vanessa da Mata.’
When was the last time you cried?
Japie: ‘Last week whilst watching Pretty Woman.’
Roos: ‘Ditto. Pretty Woman.’
What is your happy place together?
Japie: ‘We both love Scheveningen, which is a part of the Hague, next to the beach. On weekends we try to spend as much time as we can there; walking through the dunes and swimming in the sea.’
Roos: ‘My mom surprisingly moved to the same street in Scheveningen as Japie’s parents, so that feels like our second home.’
If you could go back in time and take your partner on a first date again, what would you do differently?
Roos: ‘We would travel to Paris, wander through the streets, kiss on every corner, drink wine, eat the best oysters in Saint Germain and end the day at Bar Du Marche with a good bottle of red wine whilst street musicians serenade us in the background.’