Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau was born in 1985 on the island of Ibiza. In 2010, she married Dutch footballer Wesley Sneijder, a midfielder for the Italian team Football Club Internazionale Milano S.p.A.. They were wed in a ceremony in Tuscany in which they wore outfits that The Daily Mail described as "hideous" and "ill-fitting."
Sneijder-Cabau has had a successful acting career in Holland, where she moved with her mother at age 5. She has starred in several Dutch feature films and television shows since 2004, so when she began her relationship with Sneijder in 2009 she was already a celebrity. She had even been voted "Sexiest Dutch Woman" by Holland's For Him magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2009.