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Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric: 'We're So Ready For This'

06/26/2009 at 05:00 PM ET

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Adriana Lima isn’t living the life she first anticipated.

“I never saw myself being married and having a child,” says the supermodel, who eloped on Valentine’s Day and is expecting her first child in December. “Not because I did not want to. But it’s tough to find somebody.”

That changed at a party in Los Angeles in 2006, when Adriana, now 28, met Marko Jaric, a guard with the Memphis Grizzlies. Suddenly, “everything changed,” she tells PEOPLE. “I knew he was the one and I could see myself married with him and with a big family.”

So far, those premonitions are coming true. After becoming engaged a year ago, the pair tied the knot in a small ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyo., witnessed only by the couple’s lawyers. “It was really romantic.”

Originally, “We wanted to have a big wedding with my family from Serbia and her family from Brazil, but we realized we don’t want to make a wedding for other people, just to show off,” says Marko, 30. “We realized the wedding is a really private thing and it’s to make us happy.”

In the end, the bride wore a simple black dress, and “there were no worries,” she says. “It was just me and him.”

Soon after the honeymoon, Adriana learned she was expecting. “We are so excited!” she shares. “We wanted this. We were ready.”

“Even in my wildest days I knew that I wanted to be the ultimate family man,” Marko adds. “We’re ready to settle down.”

“If it were up to me the nursery, everything would be done already!” laughs Adriana, who is four months along — and who has help back home in Brazil. “My mom is doing everything and getting things ready,” Adriana explains. “She’ll bring everything.”

This includes a hand-crocheted blanket made by the model’s grandmother, which will fit in with the all-white color scheme Adriana has picked out — white being neutral, as she doesn’t yet know the sex of the baby.

What does Adriana know about her coming arrival? It likes sweets! “Now she has an excuse: ‘It’s not me, it’s the baby,” laughs Marko. “I say, ‘Maybe the baby needs some salad,’ but I guess the baby is only craving chocolate!”

“I have been sick all day and very sleepy,” the Victoria’s Secret Angel says, noting that she’ll be sitting out the lingerie giant’s fall fashion show. “Unless I can be dressed as Santa Claus!”

Source: PEOPLE, July 6 issue

– Charlotte Triggs

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Brooklyn on

They seem like a sweet couple and really excited for the baby to come! Congrats again to them both!

nettrice on

Awww! They seem so genuine. lol

aroundtheywaygirl on

If this isn’t the cutest couple…

Christina on

What a lovely couple! They are too precious! I’m sure their baby will be gorgeous!!

Silvana on

what a lovely couple! She’s so gorgeous, yet so down to earth…Love her!

jessie on

congrats to them!

Anon on

They seem so lovely!

french gigi on

kendra and giselle dont have a bump like that yet, do they??? all in line for december births. im gonna guess november for adriana.

cas on

didn’t even recognize her in this pic!! happy for them

L on

Gisele has a prominent bump…look on perez hilton, he has a great picture!! All these model babies..giselle..heidi…adriana…wouldnt it be funny if they all had girls…victorias secret next generation hah!!! She looks gorgeous by the way!

megan on

I can’t imagine a white color scheme for a nursery or whatever else. Babies are too messy for that lol

Nika on

Wow I didn’t even recognize her in this picture untill I saw the headline! I can’t wait to watch her bump grow, I’m sure it will look great on her. And also I can’t wait to see her with the baby when it’s born!
I’m wondering whether Adriana chats about her pregnancy a lot with Heidi and Gisele, are they all still VS Angels?

Lauren on

…”but we realized we don’t want to make a wedding for other people, just to show off.”

I used to think exactly like them, i wanted to elope. But my fiancee told me, yes this is a personal moment between me and you, but why not share our joy and happiness with the people who love and care about us.

So im just having a small wedding with 30 something friends and family :D

Vanessa on

“…the pair tied the knot in a small ceremony, witnessed only by the couple’s lawyers. “It was really romantic.””

Sorry, this sentence just makes me LOL.

She does look beautiful, though.

Alice on

french gigi, I’m going with late October/early November! Which would explain why she wouldn’t be able to make it to the VS show that is taped in November and aired in December. Gisele doesn’t really have much of a bump and neither does Kendra and you’re telling me they are all due in December? Also, I wonder why they keep saying December? Especially since 4 months is not equal to December unless I’m missing something. Anyway, someone needs to get their facts straight here!

Alice on

french gigi, I’m going with late October/early November! Which would explain why she wouldn’t be able to make it to the VS show that is taped in November and aired in December. Gisele doesn’t really have much of a bump and neither does Kendra and you’re telling me they are all due in December? Also, I wonder why they keep saying December? Especially since 4 months is not equal to December unless I’m missing something. Anyway, someone needs to get their facts straight here!

Nika, Gisele is no longer a VS Angel.

Barbie on

They are such a cute couple! I can’t wait to see what they are having!

Nika, to answer your question…Heidi is till a contracted VS angel but Giselle is not.

ab on

lol at ‘maybe the baby needs some salad’ … I had a friend who craved a specific salad dressing all throughout her pregnancy! it was some french dressing, I can’t remember the brand, but she would eat it with EVERYTHING, not just salad. haha. now she hates it!

Meream on

Cute! I’d love to have the same low-key and private wedding.

i hate peas on

If in June she is 4 months along, 5 month being July, 6 being August, 7 being Sept., 8 Oct., 9 Nov., her due date could easily be at the beginning of December. Maybe she is just beginning her 4th month?

Anon on

Yeah shes unrecognizable in the picture, but when she smiles her face kinda gets distorted. The light is hitting her nose in a funny way and her lips look not as plump. I love Adriana tho, she makes Bahia proud.

MG on

In no way is she due in December, like Alice said. Marko gave an interview a while back (at least 2 months ago) saying she was 4 months along….so either she’s 5 months going on 6 or she’s just staying at the 4 month mark for longer than 4 weeks…take your pick.

MZ on

I thought Gisele is due in January….

Sammy-xx on

She looks so different in this picture, beautiful but very different.

I am a huge fan of Adriana and I really coudnt care less about sex before marriage but I do think she was pregnant when she got married.
Wanting a big wedding but deciding in the end to go for a small low-key affair and wearing a black dress.

I cant wait for all these Supermodel babies.

Ada on

I’m due December 14th and not quite 4 months pregnant. In a few days I’ll officially be four months, so Adriana could definitely be due in December and four months along. Her bump looks about the same as mine, so I don’t think they’re lying about the due date. Dresses like that tend to make the bump look bigger. Also Gisele’s due in January, so that’s why she appears smaller.

Alice: I’m assuming when she says she won’t be able to make the VS fashion show, it’s because she’ll be 8+ months pregnant;)

Alice on

MZ, Gisele is supposedly due December 14th!

I think she was pregnant when she got married too, but I could also care less. I can understand why she is lying though.

Tee on

I had never heard of Adriana before. My goodness, she’s one beautiful pregnant woman! Their excitement over their upcoming blessing is so wonderful to me. The only thing that I’m not sure about is why someone would decorate a nursery in white. That just seems like a disaster waiting to happen!

lulumay on

These models are very tall & thin so they tend to look small even through pregnancy. I have a friend who is 5’11” & 135lbs (which is about 10bs overweight if you are a model – sad but true – I know b’c I used to be one @ 5’10” & 125 – NOT my weight now tho – LOL). The day before she gave birth to her son she was wearing a sweatshirt & you could not tell she was preggers at all.

Anyway, who CARES when they got married & if they were pregnant then or not. At least they got married. So many people on this site are so hung up on that fact. I could care less. Two people finding love & having a baby is all that matters. IMHO.

TV on

Doesn’t anybody know that a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks which averages out to 10 months? So I can believe that Adriana is due in December. I have a cousin who is due a few days after Thanksgiving and her bump is slightly bigger than Adriana’s right now.

Alice on

Ada, it was just stated recently that Gisele is due in December not January.

I think the point some people here are trying to make is even without that dress Adriana is bigger than both Gisele and Kendra who are due in December. I know all pregnant women are different, but this is a big difference and she’s been showing for a couple of months now from what I’ve seen.

Annabel on

I don’t think she looks big at all. I don’t know what everyone else is looking at. And pregnancy is actually calculated to last 40 weeks. So say she’s due as early as Dec. 1. 40 weeks before that would be… Feb. 24. 4 months = at least 16 weeks, which would be mid-June. makes perfect sense to me. I don’t think she’s lying. Also, I believe Adriana is a devout Catholic. To my knowledge, the Catholic Church does not believe in using artificial methods of birth control. If Adriana and her husband follow that, then that could explain why she got pregnant so quickly after their marriage.

No matter, congrats to them! I love that they are so excited about this. I wish them all the happiness in the world and I hope this child will bring them much joy. And lol at “she’ll be sitting out the lingerie giant’s fall fashion show. ‘Unless I can be dressed as Santa Claus!'” She’s so cute. : )

Sanja on

Annabel -she might have been raised as a Catholic, but Marko certainly isn’t (he’s Serbian Orthodox church, if any), and since they weren’t married in church it doesn’t seem like she’s all that strict with following the Roman Catholic church’s rules (as in the one that says that you’re not married till a Catholic priest marries you).

Now, I really don’t care what she does, but you can’t call yourself a devout Catholic and ignore half the rules your church has (this goes for all religions, imo).

Alice on

Hence why I think she probably found out she was pregnant and quickly decided to elope. I mean, her family wasn’t even there. Just lawyers? I could understand if maybe her mom was there or his mom, but it was just them which makes it weird. Especially from someone who had spoke about having such a huge wedding (two weddings) before.

Mia on

I think she is due in December because she made the joke about sitting out of the fashion show “unless I can be dressed as Santa Claus” meaning she will have a very big belly nearing her due date in December like the “jolly” St. Nick/Santa Claus lol. And I agree, she does look a bit different in the picture, it might be the lighting and plus she probably gained some extra weight in her face from being pregnant.

Alice on

Well, it’s a Christmas-themed show taped in early November so of course she wants to be a part of it in some way if she can’t be walking down the runway half naked like she usually does. I’m sticking with late October/early November, if anything, because certain things just don’t make sense. Mainly the eloping wearing a black dress instead of white and Catholics are really big on that especially if you’re supposed to be a virgin.

Rileigh on

I wish I was ready when I had my baby 9 months ago. She has the same name as Adriana only spelled Adryannah. Congratulation Adriana and Marko on baby “?”. You too will make a very good family for your child and future children <3 :)

FC on

I just read this in People last night, and I think they’re an adorable couple. I can’t wait to see how this pregnancy progresses. :)

Benigna Marko on

Getting dressed as Santa would certainly put a different spin on Christmas. You could just dress like Mrs. Clause.
The very best wishes.
Benigna Marko

Joy on

This article is heart warming. A husband and wife to go through this together. My daughter was due on Christmas; she was born Dec.15. My good wishes go out to these two!

Benigna Marko on

you guys look so beautiful and happy
Benigna Marko

EMILY on

ADRIANA LIMA LOOKS WONDERFUL! I LOVE HER , GOD BLESS THIS COUPLE .

SHE IS A REAL ANGEL, I HOPE MARKO MAKES HER SOOOOOO HAPPY.

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