Lima splits from husband

Marko Jaric and Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima has split from her husband of five years.

The 32-year-old Victoria’s Secret model and former NBA star Marko Jaric confirmed their separation in a statement to America’s People magazine on Friday.

“After long and careful consideration, we have decided to separate after five years of marriage,” read a joint statement.

“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.”

Adriana and Marko, 35, eloped in February 2009, three years after they met at a party in Los Angeles.

The couple found out soon after that she was expecting their first child, a daughter named Valentina, now four.

They also share a 19-month-old daughter, Sienna, and have been raising the girls in Miami, according to People.

Adriana has previously stated that being a mother has been “the best job in the world”, although she admitted six months after exchanging vows with Serbian athlete Marko she didn’t expect to settle down before they met.

“I never saw myself being married. But after I met him, everything changed. I knew he was the one and I could see myself married with him and with a big family,” she said.

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