Kathleen Aerts

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Kathleen Aerts
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Background information
Birth nameKathelijne Elisabeth Maria Aerts
Born (1978-06-18) 18 June 1978 (age 40)
Geel, Belgium
Occupation(s)Singer, Actress, Host, Musicalactress
Years active1998 - present
LabelsStudio 100, Sony BMG (with K3)
Associated actsK3 (1998 to 2009)

Kathleen Aerts (born 18 June 1978 in Geel, Belgium) is a Belgian singer, actress and host and she was a member of the successful Flemish girl group K3.

Personal life[edit]

Kathleen Aerts married Sven van Hoof, a police officer, in 2010. Their first child, a boy, was born on 26 January 2011. Their second boy was born in December 2013. In 2015, she moved with her husband, sons and mother to Paarl, South Africa.


From 1998 to 2009 Aerts was a member of the famous and successful girl group K3. In 2009 she decided to stop being a member of K3 and to start her solo career. Her first song, named "Zumba Yade", was made in cooperation with Unicef. Aerts spent for each bought CD some cents to Unicef. She sold more than 10,000 CDs in Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2010 Kathleen became a member of the "Ketnetband". In 2010 she also decided to go back to children's music. So she made a song, named "Boerderij blues" (en. Farm blues). She will make just three other songs for children. Since 2007 there is a wax figure of Kathleen Aerts in the museum of Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam.


  • 2009: Mijn leven als K1 (Author: Kathleen Aerts, ISBN 978-94-6099-000-7, published by Kwagga in Dutch)
  • 2015: Voor altijd mijn mama. Leven met jongdementie (Author: Kathleen Aerts, ISBN 978-94-0142-877-4, published by Lannoo in Dutch)
  • 2017: Lilly en Max in de wereld van Oma (Author: Kathleen Aerts, ISBN 978-94-0144-489-7, published by Lannoo in Dutch)



Year Film Role Notes
2002 K3 in Zwitserland Kathleen, main role
2003 K3 in de Ardennen Kathleen, main role
2004 K3 en het Magische Medaillon Kathleen, main role First K3 theater movie
2006 K3 en het Ijsprinsesje kathleen, main role
Piet Piraat en het Vliegende Schip The Yellow Flesh-eating Plant Voice only
2007 K3 en de Kattenprins Kathleen, main role
K3 in de sneeuw Kathleen, main role
2012 Sint & Diego en de magische bron van Myra Mother, supporting role
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Euosong 1999 Herself, candidate casting show
2000 Samson & Gert Herself, guest appearance "K3 Komt Op Bezoek"
2000-2005 Top of the Pops NL Herself, 9 episodes
2002 Samson & Gert Herself, guest appearance "K3 Komt Niet"
2003–2009 De Wereld van K3 Herself, host Talkshow
2009-2010 Ranking the stars Herself 8 episodes
2009 K2 zoekt K3 Herself, guest appearance Casting show
2009 Hit the road Herself, guest appearance 3 episodes
2009 Junior Eurosong 2009 Herself, judge casting show
2010 My name is... Herself, judge Casting show
2012 Junor Eurosong 2012 Herself, vocal coach casting show
2013 Vlaanderen muziekland Herself
2013 Op stap met Dirk Scheele Herself



See K3 discography for her work with said group.
Year Title BE NL Notes
2009 Zumba Yade 11 3 together with Soweto Gospel Choir, Sold: 10.000+
2012 De sinterklaas polonaise 14  –
2012 Feest voor iedereen  – 59 feat. Diego Piet
2013 Hey Chicke 15  –
2013 Vliegen 17  –
2013 Juffrouw 53  –
2016 De Roos  –  –
2017 Afrika  –  –


Year Title BE NL Notes
2009 Kathleen in symfonie 21  –
2012 Dag Sinterklaasje 14 53
2013 Vlinders 24  –