It’s like anything big or small concerning the British Royals deserve a headline. Especially Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, ever since her marriage to Prince William three years ago, has been making news anywhere she goes.

Even the life she lived before she became one of the Royals, is of utmost concern to tabloids and newsmakers. So it’s no surprise people want to know about her past romances.

Enough of beating around the bush, the writing below is about her first love Willem Marx who also has moved on in his life, happily married to his bride, Johanna Botta, who once competed in The Challenge’s The Real World: Austin.

Willem Marx Age, Birthday, Zodiac

At the time, one could not tell Willem Marx’s precise age. It was however reportedly predicted that in 2020 he was in his late-30s or early-40s.

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Willem Marx Wiki — Nationality, Family, Education

Willem grew up in the United Kingdom and now a British nationality.

About his family, we only knew, people with the name Alex Marx and Catherine Marx are some of his family members.

Willem studied Classics at Oxford University in the UK before moving to the United States to complete a MA in journalism at New York University. With utmost passion, he shot and produced an undercover documentary about the mistreatment of devout Muslims inside Uzbekistan, for his graduate video thesis. The project was later commissioned by PBS’s Frontline/World. However, several interview subjects from it were subsequently killed by none other than the Uzbek government.

Following graduation, he went on pursuing an international producing job as part of which he got to travel the world for the American TV network, HDNet.

Height, Weight, Distinct Features

Lanky and tall, Willem Marx stands around 6 feet 1 inch in height. Similarly, his weight hovers under 81 kilograms.

Social Media Reach: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

In January 2014, Willem joined Twitter. 4 years on, he had accumulated around 6.6k followers on the micro-blogging site.

Back in March 2020, Willem uploaded his first Instagram post. By the end of the year, a little above 1k people followed him on the platform.

Willem Marx Net Worth, CNBC, Career

Willem Marx has been the correspondent for CBS News, sometime later since the HDNet. In the process, he was based out of their Kabul and later London bureaus, reporting stories for Al Jazeera English, Sky News, Bloomberg, the BBC, and NPR.

While we write this, he was based in London working as a freelance journalist for many international outlets. His written works have been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times’ Weekend Magazine, The Boston Globe, London’s Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, Harpers Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, Prospect Magazine, Departures, Die Zeit and La Stampa.

Not to mention, Willem the occasional photographs he was commissioned to work in by Men’s Vogue, Paris Match, and Der Spiegel magazine.

While it’s reported he accumulated a net worth of more than $500 thousand as of, we suspect Willem has more riches in his possession judging from his consistent accomplishments. Many of the television stories he worked on have been nominated for Emmy awards, and one has even won in the “Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in a News Magazine” category.

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Willem Marx & Johanna Botta: Dating, Wedding, Kids

Willem Marx married his wife Johanna Botta in a romantic ceremony on the beautiful Amalfi Coast in Italy sometime in 2014.

The couple, who started dating at least in 2011, was engaged by 2013.

Today, Willem shares a beautiful young boy with his Italian TV presenter wife.


The family of three spotted together at the beach in Naples, Florida! (PIC: Johanna’s IG)

Johanna, who is currently (2020) working as a Host of La Lista and Viewers Choice in London, took to Instagram, lovely, lengthy writing about her son, shouting out to her followers that her “little peanut” turned 5 (on December 23, 2020).

About Willem Marx & Kate Middleton Short-Lived Romance

Long before he crossed paths with his now-wife Johanna, Willem enjoyed a short-lived romance with Kate Middleton. Reportedly, he was the Dutchess of Cambridge’s first love.

Kate and Willem were an item when she attended Marlborough College, a school in Wiltshire, England.

Even after their split, Willem remained a good friend to Kate. Back in 2007, paparazzi spotted them leaving a nightclub in South Kensington.

Willem was one of two exes that Kate invited to her royal wedding. Meanwhile, Kate didn’t attend his nuptials.

Back in 2011, Willem hit headlines after slamming a The Telegraph reporter who had asked him if he was attending Kate’s wedding.

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