Danielle de Villiers (earlier Danielle Swart) is the wife of South African star cricketer, Abraham Benjamin (AB) de Villiers. She is quite prominent within the WAG (wives and girlfriends) community of the Cricketers.
Name- Danielle de Villiers (earlier Danielle Swart)
Birthplace- South Africa
Age- 38 years (born. 27 September 1987)
Profession- social worker, entrepreneur, musician
Nationality- South African
Marital Status- Married
Husband- Abraham Benjamin (AB) de Villiers, South African Cricketer (m. 2013)
Children- 2 sons- Abraham de Villiers (born in 2015) and John Richard de Villiers (born in 2017)
Danielle was born on 27 September 1987 in South Africa. She is the only child of her parents. She was born to father, John Swart, and mother, Alida Swart, who ran a hotel at the foot of Waterberg Mountains, Limpopo, South Africa.
Danielle has always loved singing and initially decided to make a career in music. She is not a singer professionally, however, she can definitely sing out a note or two. She also describes herself as a ‘Musician’ on her Instagram bio. AB also mentioned in an interview once that she is an incredible musician and singer. While it is well known that AB also ventured into music though it didn’t last long. A video on social media is highly popular whereby the couple, while in India, showcases their singing talents while singing to the tunes of Ronan Keating’s “When You Say Nothing At All”.
Danielle is the co-owner and creator of ‘The Fun Room – an Indoor Playground and Café’ where children can play freely, creatively and safely, while their parents can take a moment to breathe knowing that they are well looked after and happy.
Danielle is a social worker as well. She has been engaged in several charity. In 2015, an International tournament that took place in India, she along with Shane Watson (Australian Cricketer) sang David Guetta’s song ‘Titanium’ to raise money for children in need.
AB and Danielle met each other in 2007, while the cricketer was still a youngster.
AB happened to attend a luncheon with his mother at the hotel owned by Danielle’s parents, which is when both of their paths crossed and they started to bond.
The couple dated for a long period of 5 years before AB De Villiers proposed to his girlfriend, Danielle Swart, at the Taj Mahal in 2012.
As per Danielle, India holds a special place in her heart. It is not just because he has a bigger fan following there but mainly because it is where he proposed to her.
The couple was in India while AB was preparing for the IPL when he took her to one of world’s 7 wonders, the famous tourist attraction- the Taj Mahal.
He brought along his IPL teammates Jim Rydell and Kalveer Biradar to keep Danielle distracted and unaware of his special plans.
He shared in an interview that, “About a couple of months leading up to the IPL, I was obviously planning, got the ring and all that, and I decided to do it there. And once I got to the IPL, I got ‘security guards’, who was actually photographing and videographers to film the whole thing, But I told Danielle that I have to travel with security guards, so that’s why they got to go with us. And it ended up to be a great surprise and I got it all on camera.”
The couple got married on March 2013, in the same hotel which was managed by Danielle’s parents and where the couple met situated in Bela-Bela, South Africa. After the wedding, the couple purchased a home in Cape Town, South Africa.
In July 2015, the couple welcomed a son named Abraham de Villiers and later their second son named John Richard de Villiers in 2017.
According to media reports in India, their third child might be named after the famous site where the cricketer popped the question to his wife, the Taj Mahal.
Danielle took to stardom when she started dating the star cricketer and her popularity increased manifold when AB proposed her at the Taj Mahal, the recording of which broke the internet and is to-date know as the most iconic proposals in the cricketers’ clan.
She is considered to be very prominent within the WAG (wives and girlfriends) community and is also known as the “RCB Diva”, along with the likes of Bollywood beauties like Anushka Sharma, who is married to the Indian captain, Virat Kohli.
As for today, she has 269 k Instagram followers who scan her profile and enjoy her pictures with her handsome star cricketer husband and their cute little sons.
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