The model shares two daughters with ex-husband Marko Jarić and a son with boyfriend Andre Lemmers, and is also helping raise Lemmers' two children from a prior relationship
Adriana Lima is a proud mom.
The Brazilian model shares two teenage daughters, Valentina and Sienna, with her ex-husband Marko Jarić. The couple got married in 2009 and were together for five years before announcing their separation in 2014. Their divorce was eventually finalized in 2016.
Following her split from Jarić, Lima began dating film producer Andre Lemmers in 2021. In Februray 2022, they announced they were expecting their first child together and they welcomed a baby boy named Cyan that August. Lemmers is also a father of two children, Miah and Lupo, from a previous relationship.
Recently, the blended family stepped out together for the Los Angeles premiere of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. After the outing, Lima took to social media to clap back at negative comments about her appearance.
"The face of a tired mom of one teenage girl, two preteens, a 1-year-old learning to walk, and three dogs" she captioned a selfie of herself. "Thanks for your concern.”
Ahead, here’s everything to know about Lima’s children.
Lima and Jarić welcomed their first child, daughter Valentina, in November 2009. “Adriana and Marko are thrilled to announce they had a baby girl, Valentina Lima Jaric,” a rep for the model told PEOPLE exclusively at the time. “Mother, father and baby are all doing well.”
The then-couple first announced they were expecting shortly after their honeymoon, telling PEOPLE at the time, “We are so excited! We wanted this. We were ready.”
“Even in my wildest days I knew that I wanted to be the ultimate family man,” Jarić added. “We’re ready to settle down.”
Following Valentina's birth, Lima opened up to PEOPLE about how motherhood had changed her, saying it was the “best job in the world.” She added, “I never thought I could love so much. I always thought, does unconditional love exist? Now I know it does because I feel it.”
She also talked about suffering from preeclampsia during her pregnancy, necessitating two weeks of bed rest before the delivery of her daughter at only 34 weeks. Weighing in at just 4.4 lbs., Valentina was the “smallest [baby] in the whole hospital,” Lima recalled. “I wish I had her at home but it wasn’t possible in my case.” She added, “As a parent you really want to give your best and you don’t want [anything] to happen with the baby, so it was stressful.”
Almost a year after Valentina’s birth, Lima further reflected on how motherhood made her more confident in her skin, saying it “makes me feel sexier.”
“I’m in love, it’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” the model told PEOPLE in October 2010.
She added that was fully supportive of her daughter following in her modeling footsteps someday. “I will support her whatever she may become — a model, a ballerina, a doctor … whatever makes her happy,” she said.
In September 2012, Lima and Jarić welcomed their second child together, a daughter named Sienna. “Marko and I are overjoyed to welcome Sienna into our family and [2½-year-old daughter] Valentina is looking forward to becoming a big sister!” Lima announced on Twitter at the time.
During an interview with PEOPLE in May 2016, Lima gushed about her daughters, saying they are what makes her feel the most beautiful.
“Every day just waking up in the morning having them smile at you like you’re the most amazing person in the whole world. The unconditional love that they have towards you, it makes you feel special no matter what they do,” she said. “Like, my oldest knows how to write, so she makes her little cards to me like ‘I love you Mom,’ and those sort of things. It makes you feel special.”
As her daughters got older, she said she was teaching them that “beauty comes from inside out and [believing] in themselves, being confident, being honest, and respecting themselves and others — that’s beauty, I think.”
Lima has shared many glimpses of her mini-mes on social media; in April 2023, Lima told PEOPLE that both of her daughters were developing a "big-time" interest in fashion. "Actually, they give me hints on fashion. They go, 'Mom can I do your makeup today? Mom, can I choose your outfit?'" the model said.
No matter what they decide to do for a living, Lima told PEOPLE she hopes they’ll remember two important life lessons. “It's important for me that number one, that whatever they do, they’ll be happy with their choices,” she said in August 2023. “If they figure out they're not happy that they can change. Number two is that they embrace themselves and that they're not afraid to grow up or become older. Every stage of life there are different perks, experiences and things that you'll learn."
In August 2022, Lima and Lemmers welcomed her third child, a baby boy named Cyan. Their son's name is "inspired by the beautiful colors of the water across the globe in destinations like the Maldives, Bahamas, and Bora Bora," a source told PEOPLE at the time. "Cyan is the color between green and blue in the color spectrum."
In her TikTok debut that February, the model shared a video announcing her pregnancy. The video featured footage of the many times the movie producer was able to record himself scaring Lima. "Andre likes to scare me… but today is payback!" she wrote before revealing a positive pregnancy test.
The former Victoria's Secret model then handed Lemmers the test in bed before panning the camera to show him visibly shocked. Lima then shared a video of her ultrasound before writing that her baby was "coming fall 2022."
While speaking with PEOPLE in April 2023, Lima opened up embracing her body after welcoming her son. "Every day I have to remind myself that, 'Listen, accept who you are. Accept your body,' " she said. "It's a transitional body right now because I had a baby. So you just created life. It's such a big blessing. Every body has a different reaction with pregnancy and post-pregnancy.”
“Every day, I learn new things,” she added. “And with age, your body reacts differently. But it's okay. I'm learning."
"The face of a tired mom of one teenage girl, two preteens, one active boy, a 1-year-old learning to walk, and three dogs," she captioned a selfie of herself. "Thanks for your concern.”
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