Newshub reporter, Samantha Hayes, and her fiance Jay Blaauw welcomed their second child together on 17th September, this year. Stay tuned to know more about her children and partner, in the article below.
Samantha Hayes, recently, have her second child with her fiance Jay Blaauw.
Samantha, aged 37, is a South Arica-born journalist and a newsreader from New Zealand.
She was born on 25 April 1984 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to a New Zealand father and a South African mother, she has two siblings, a sister, and a brother.
Samantha’s career in journalism started at the age of 17 as a journalist and later on became a newsreader.
As of now, she work as a news anchor, alongside Mike McRoberts at Newshub live at 6 pm, since 2016.
Recently, Samantha shared the news of the birth of her second child with her partner on Instagram.
Who is Samantha Hayes Partner Jay Blaauw?
Jay Blaauw is the partner of Samantha Hayes, the two got engaged back in 2020 and soon is going to be married.
As per the news, they met for the first time in Brazil 6 years ago and have been together since.
Jay whose real name is Jerome Blaauw is of Dutch nationality who currently resides in New Zealand.
According to his LinkedIn, he is a Senior Technology Manager at Service Now since, My 2019.
Previously, he has worked in the Netherlands as a Digital Transformation manager and cloud-first associate manager at one point and Accenture, respectively.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology from InHolland University, Amsterdam.
He has been living in Auckland, New Zealand with his fiancee Samantha and two children. His Instagram post indicates that he is an avid mountaineer and is waiting to ascend Mt. Cook soon, as per the news.
Samantha Hayes And Fiance Jay Blaauw Children
Samantha Hayes and her fiance, Jay Blaauw are parents to two children, a boy, and a girl.
Their son, Marlow River Blaauw is their firstborn, born on September 19, 2019, weighing 3.38kg.
Marlow was born via C-section(cesarean section) after Samantha developed the condition, pre-eclampsia.
Samantha and Jay, On September 17, 2021, welcomed their second child, daughter, Amaya Violent Blaauw, weighing 3.21 kgs.
Hayes confirmed the news on her Instagram with a post alongside her partner, Jay, and son, Marlow.
The couple constantly shared their family moments on their social media and regularly update their viewers.
Their wedding plans, however, have not been shared, yet as they are soon to be husband and wife.