Gijs van der Most (Michelle Buteau’s Husband) Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Gijs van der Most

Gijs van der Most is an American photographer and businessman. He is the husband of the popular stand-up comedian and actress Michelle Buteau.


Gijs van der Most was born in 1979 (age 44 years; as of 2023), and he hails from the Netherlands, Europe. From 2000 to 2005, he pursued a course in photographic design at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (The Utrecht School for Arts), a performing arts and visual arts educational institution in Utrecht, Netherlands. [1]LinkedIn-Gijs van der Most After working in Amsterdam, Netherlands for many years, he relocated to New York, US. After marriage, he started living on City Island, in the Bronx.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′

Hair Colour: Bald

Eye Colour: Dark Gray

Gijs van der Most

Family & Ethnicity

Gijs van der is Dutch. [2]Gijs van der Most

Parents & Siblings

Not much is known about his parents and siblings.

Wife & Children

On July 31, 2010, Gijs van der Most got married to Michelle Buteau, a popular American stand-up comedian and actress. While Gijs van der is Dutch, Michelle is Haitian from her father’s side and Jamaican from her mother’s side. [3]Google Books- Survival of the Thickest Michelle and Gijs spent five years trying to conceive and even opted for IVF, but they did not succeed. Finally, in January 2019, the couple had twins via surrogacy, a boy and a girl, Hazel and Otis.

Michelle Buteau with her husband Gijs van der Most

Michelle Buteau with her husband Gijs van der Most

Michelle Buteau's children

Michelle Buteau’s children


Since 2008, he has been working as a photographer. His work has been featured in several publications, including PEOPLE, Esquire, Men’s Health, and Fast Company. His documentary projects include Used Car Salesmen, Yard Sales, Sign Jugglers, and  I ♥ Runyon Canyon. Gijs has co-created the blog “van der THIS!,” with his comedian wife Michelle Buteau, where he fused photography with comedy turning the content into an eye-catching and entertaining miniseries. He also works as a photo editor for the popular style, culture, and design blog In 2012, he appeared on The Eric Andre Show. In January 2012, Gijs van der Most and Michelle established a furniture store in Bushwick, Brooklyn called Van Der Most Modern.


  • Michelle and Gijs have a Lab Mastiff named Lola.
  • He likes to cook.

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