Adriana Lima, model for Victoria’s Secret, once said that she had never seen herself getting married until she met former NBA player, Marko Jaric. Now she can add “divorce” to things she never anticipated participating in. The beautiful model and her European basketball player have released a joint statement indicating their decision to go separate directions. The statement proclaims that they carefully considered all alternatives and made the decision to call it quits. The note continues to tell how grateful they are to be parents of “two incredible young daughters” and that they plan to continue co-parenting for their children. A final statement requests privacy for them and their family.
Marko Jaric played in the NBA for 7 years in Los Angeles and Minnesota. He married his wife-to-be in 2009 while playing heavy minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The beautiful mixed-nation couple were married on Valentine’s day and within a year had a family started up. Their daughters are Valentina, aged 4, and Sienna, aged 19 months. Upon getting married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Lima told reporters that she could see starting a “big family” with Marko and that they were “so excited” for the future. In retrospect it seems that the hallmarks of divorce were leering, even on their wedding day. Lima spoke extensively on how she was “hard to fall in love with” and that she didn’t “really believe in marriage.”
For the high profile nature of Adriana Lima and her work, the impending Jaric divorce seems to be well contained and lacking any fireworks. A positive sign, if there is one in the situation, that they will be able to work together to give their daughters a stable set of parents as they grow up in what is sure to be a privileged world.