Karin Bloemen will become a grandmother for the first time in November, she says in the magazine Zin .

"Gerben becomes a father", says 59-year-old Bloemen, who is not officially Gerben's mother, but did raise him.

He is the son of her sister Annelies, who died in a fire thirty years ago. "I think it's so beautiful that he apparently has that faith in life."

With her husband Marnix, Bloemen also has two daughters, who were born in 1997 and 1999. "I know very well how motherhood should not be," says the singer, who was abused for years by her stepfather, who is also Gerben's father. "I tried to give them the youth I wanted, just like every parent does."