The news is out that Victoria’s Angel, Adriana Lima, is to divorce champion basketball player Marko Jaric after five years of marriage. The 32-year-old Brazilian supermodel got her Victoria’s Secret wings in 2000, and is famous for wearing the diamond-studded ‘fantasy bra.’ She is ranked third in top-earning models of the world, raking in over $7 in one year, and has appeared in several movies and in the TV series ‘Ugly Betty.’
Her 35-year-old Serbian spouse played three seasons with the L.A. Clippers up to 2005, then moved to the Minnesota Timberwolves. His NBA career ended in 2009 after a long season with the Memphis Grizzlies. Although signed with a couple of teams after that he did not play again.
The couple first met through a mutual friend in 2007 and, after two years of dating, got engaged on Adriana’s 27th birthday. The pair eloped on Valentine’s Day, nine months later, and were married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in a private low-key civil ceremony. Famously still a virgin when she wed Adriana, a devout Catholic, talked about sticking up for her beliefs and was dubbed by GQ magazine in 2006 ‘The World’s Most Voluptuous Virgin.’
During their marriage they had two daughters, Valentina, now four, and Sienna, nineteen months. In a recent statement the couple announced their decision but said they would continue to co-parent, and asked for the family’s privacy to be respected.
Three days after their announcement, Adriana Lima appeared at the Met Gala in New York for the Charles James Beyond Fashion event wearing a stunning Givenchy gown. The burgundy full-length gown was worn with a leather bustier reminiscent of an armoured breastplate – presumably to fend off the media attention. She went for a natural look, with her centrally parted dark hair flowing free and wearing understated make-up, with no clutch or jewelry. The message, from the Angel with drooping wings, was presumably ‘business as usual.’