Adriana Lima has split from her husband of five years Marko Jaric.
The Brazilian model and the Serbian basketball player have two daughters together.
The couple issued a statement on their separation, saying, “After long and careful consideration, we have decided to separate after five years of marriage. We are grateful to be the parents of two incredible young daughters that we will continue to co-parent. We would greatly appreciate your respect for our family’s privacy as we begin this delicate next chapter for all members of our family.”
The couple have daughters Valentina, four, and Sienna, 19 months, together.
Adriana, 32, met Marko, 35 in 2006 at a party and they became engaged two years later in 2008. The couple tied the knot on Valentine’s Day in 2009 in an intimate ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Adriana remained a virgin until her wedding day, stating previously, “Sex is for after marriage. [Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there’s no respect, that means they don’t want me.”
The couple were last seen spotted together in February at a yacht party in Florida, where they have a family home.
There were hints things weren’t going too well from the stunning model, who was the third highest paid model in the world in 2013 by Forbes.
In one Instagram post she wrote, “Quote of the day: He offered her the world. She said she had her own.”
Adriana nor Marko have remained quiet about their split on social media.
Lima has been modeling since she was a teenager, winning Ford’s Supermodel of Brazil model search at the age of 15 and coming second place in the Ford Supermodel of the World contest in 1996. She signed with Elite Model Management and moved to New York City.
She has appeared on the covers of magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, GQ, Arena, Vogue, V and Esquire. She has also been a Victoria’s Secret angel since 2000.
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