Who Is Shiva Safai's New Fiancé, Niels Houweling?

BY Kasia Truscott / Aug 3 2020 / 18:00 PM

The Iranian bombshell is officially engaged. Here's everything you need to know about her new beau...

Who Is Shiva Safai's New Fiancé, Niels Houweling?
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Shiva Safai may have only split from Mohamed Hadid last year, father to supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, but it appears that the Iranian beauty has already found love elsewhere...

In December 2019 she posted a sweet photo with what appeared to be her new mystery man (and soon to be fiancé): Niels Houweling.

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Safai simply captioned the post with a black heart, and didn't tag Niels at the time. But, as it turns out, it was the same mystery man that she walked the AMAs' red carpet with. The couple recently celebrated their one year anniversary and this past weekend Niels popped the question, while the couple were on holiday together in Amsterdam.

But who exactly is Neils Houweling, and what do we know about him and Shiva so far?

He's been connected with Shiva for a while...

Shiva's Instagram post announcing the romantic relationship came more than five months after Houweling made the couple's blossoming romance first known on social media, via a sweet pic of his own. 

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Back in June 2019, he posted a picture of himself sitting on an outdoor couch with a woman's hand embracing his neck. And although a face isn't seen, the hand is tagged as - you guessed it - Shiva Safai. 

Houweling also has an Instagram Story Highlight reel dedicated to Safai, which includes a cosy picture of the pair with an overlying GIF that reads, "I love you!"


He's originally from The Netherlands

The 27 year old is of Dutch heritage, and recently revealed in an Instagram Q&A with his fans that we was born in Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands. However, he was raised between Costa Rica, Uruguay, Florida, New York and Los Angeles, making him pretty multilingual. 

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it’s nice out

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He's a DJ and Music Producer

Performing under the stage name, "MOST", Houweling is a DJ and music producer. Neils first turned to music when he was in New York and Miami, where he originally recieved his training. Most recently, Neils spent around eight months in the Netherlands working on new music, which is yet to be released.

Needless to say, we'll be watching the couple closely as we cannot wait to learn more about the ring and the wedding plans.

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guess who’s back

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This article was originally published on December 4, 2019 by Kasia Truscott. It was updated by Laura Kell on August 3, 2020.