Candice Swanepoel is engaged, with the Victoria’s Secret model reportedly set to marry the man she has been with since she was 17-years-old.
Swanepoel reportedly got engaged to longtime boyfriend Hermann Nicoli, a Brazilian businessman. The two met back in 2005, when Candice was still a teenager and working in Paris, and have dated quietly ever since.
A source told E! News about the engagement. Though there were no details on how or when it happened, the insider said that Candice is excited to be taking a walk down the aisle
“She couldn’t be happier,” the source said.
Swanepoel has been largely quiet about her relationship, and has not been one to show much public affection. The couple were recently spotted on a stroll through New York City, one in which they didn’t hold hands or even look at each other very much.
Candice did share a picture of herself with Nicoli earlier this year, a black and white Instagram shot in which she wrapped her arms lovingly around his neck.
Candice has opened up a bit about their relationship and recently spoke about the difficulties of their long-distance romance. She said the distance is especially tough on special days like Valentine’s Day.
“You don’t have to have your loved one with you. You can go out with the girls, have a good time,” the supermodel told E! News last year. “It’s also a good excuse if you have a crush on somebody to use that as the day to let them know.”
But largely, little is known about Candice Swanepoel and Hermann Nicoli. In a feature last year about the famous men behind the Victoria’s Secret Angels, the Daily Mail had little information about the Brazilian.
“Candice Swanepoel tends to keep her model boyfriend under wraps, though the pair have dated since they met in Paris when she was just 17,” the report noted. “The South African blonde has even learnt Portuguese from Brazilian Hermann Nicoli during their eight years together.”
The report then speculated on how Nicoli was able to land the South African supermodel.
“As the professional model likes to keep himself to himself, it is difficult to say exactly how he managed to seduce Candice.
“Besides his obvious good looks, a factor in their long-standing love may be that the pair met when Candice was so young, and before she found international fame.”
Candice Swanepoel has not officially announced that she is engaged.
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