Adriana Lima Welcomes Daughter Valentina

11/16/2009 at 03:20 PM ET
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Adriana Lima now has a little angel of her own: Victoria Secret’s model and her husband, NBA star Marko Jaric welcomed a daughter on Sunday, November 15th in New York City.

“Adriana and Marko are thrilled to announce they had a baby girl, Valentina Lima Jaric,โ€ a rep for the model tells PEOPLE exclusively. โ€œMother, father and baby are all doing well.”

Adriana, 28, met the Memphis Grizzlies star, 31, in 2006 and got engaged two years later on her 27th birthday. The couple eloped on Valentine’s Day this year, tying the knot in a small, private civil ceremony in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Soon after the honeymoon, Adriana learned she was expecting. “We are so excited!” she told PEOPLE at the time. “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.”

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Alexa on

Love the name! Congratulations!

Amy on

gorgeous name! congrats to the new family ๐Ÿ™‚

urbanadventurertales on

Gorgeous name! I hope she looks like her mother!

mrsh on

Great name, and highly appropriate since they were married on Valentine’s Day!

Sharon on

oh that is truly the most wonderful news congrats to them both and i love the name!

Liliana on

Beautiful name! I’m sure she’s gorgeous.

Kimberly on

I thought they were having a boy? Or was I thinking of someone else?

Milla on

thats so pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jenna Lynn on

Wow, can you say honeymoon baby?? ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats to them!

Sonya on

Good job of finding name that works in Portuguese, Serbian and English (I’m in a similar situation and it’s not easy + both parents have to like the name).

So much for a December due date….

L on

Adriana has said that she waited until marriage so I am sure she is a honeymoon baby!! All the best to them I bet she is a stunner!

Iโ™ฅCBB on

WOW! I wasn’t expecting an announcement so soon. CONGRATULATIONS Adriana and Marko!! I’m POSITIVE Valentina is GORGEOUS!!! Can’t wait to see pictures of the future VS model!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Brooklyn on

Congratulations to them both! I like Valentina. I don’t think I’d use it personally, but I think it suits this family!

Lauren on

My friend’s younger sister is named Valentina, and while I don’t know if I’d use it, it’s a name I like a lot. It’s so strong yet so feminine. Definitely a name I can see Adriana using, lol. She came a bit early, no? Congrats!

melanie on

december is 2 weeks away…why couldn’t she have had a december due date??

Comments like that are so petty and unnecessary. how about just “congratulations” and leave it at that…minus the negativity.

Niko on

If that kid looks anything like her, she’ll grow up to be a head-turning stunner!. The name Valentina is surely becoming popular…Salma Hayek has kicked it off, it seems.

willBmomof2 on

Congrats to them!!

For the record…… if little Valentina was indeed a “honeymoon” baby, she was born exactly on time, as her due date for a “wedding night” baby would have been November 7th, and conception anytime during the week following the wedding would have been this past week as a due date!

For those of you who think she couldn’t have had the baby so soon if she wasn’t lying about a December due date…… 37 weeks is considered a full term delivery. If she was exactly 37 weeks on the day she delivered, her due date wouldn’t have been until December 6th. Do the math (the correct math at that please) before you open mouth and insert foot!!

I’m sure she’s a beautiful baby!!

Linell on

Thanks willBmomof2.
Congrats to the new parents ๐Ÿ™‚

ElenaS on

Congrats to them.
I love the name.
And about it as someone who lives close to Serbia I could say there are a lot of names that can pass as Portuguese, Serbian and English like Maria, Elena, Angela and a lot more including Adriana because in these region here names are more sumular to some Spanish/Portuguesse names than the one that are used in USA

Elena on

Congrats to the new parents
Love the name
btw where are you from ElenaS?

Shirelle on

Congrats to them! Im sure she’s gonna be just as pretty as her mother!

Rebeca on


JMO on

who cares if it was a honey moon baby. Adriana is an excellent role model. I bet Valentina is gorgeous like her mama! Congrats!

Mira on

Love the name also! Congrats!

Savanna on

I love the name, Valentina Lima. If that isn’t a supermodel name then I don’t know what is.

But seriously, she was claiming to be due the week of December 13th. If you read the interview she gave in July saying that she was 17 weeks (4 months):

Someone (MsGucci) said this was going to happen. That she would give birth at what people would think was 37 weeks and still be considered full term and nobody would be able to question it. How convenient to give birth 9 months and a day after she got married. She was obviously late which most first babies are.

Kaley on

Congrats to Adriana and Marko, so happy for them! Valentina is a beautiful name.

Savanna on

They didn’t even give her weight. I bet she was like 9 pounds.

kimmy on

congrats to them and i love the name valentina

janie on

Congratulations! Adriana is a gorgeous woman!

Krista on

I am so happy for Adriana and Marko. They must be over the moon with excitement!

JMO on

why is everyone so focused on her due date or when she concieved and the math that goes along with it?? I didn’t realize CBB became a test exam ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jennifer on

Congratulations to the couple on the new baby girl. She had her exatly nine months after she conceived and I bet she is a pretty baby.

alexa lillian on

Congratulations to Adriana and Marko Valentina is a lovely name.

Jen on

It doesn’t really matter if the baby was conceived before or after wedding, wasn’t like it was a one-night stand between teenagers!

My baby was conceived on January 14th of last year (found out Feb. 2nd) and my due date (40 weeks) based on LMP was October 15th. Adriana’s situation very well could be what she says, her timetable is almost exactly like mine was. (Conceived on Feb. 14th, born on Nov. 15th. Complete full term.)

Congratulations! Babies are the best…

juliet holly on

Love Adriana and that is such a beautiful name she chose her daughter. I can’t believe Adriana is 28, she looks so much younger. Congrats to the family!

Kathy on


I was surprised to see she had a baby girl. I thought I heard she was going to have a boy too.

Mia on

Aw, cute-congrats to them! The name fits very well to her ๐Ÿ™‚ And just to add, it’s right on time if Valentina was conceived right after the wedding.

For example: Lisa Marie Presley was born exactly 9 months after her parents married, so it is possible.

I bet the baby is beautiful.

melanie on

if adriana conceives ON her wedding night, she would have been 39 weeks, 1 day pregnant….for all of you naysayers, how does that constitute her lying about having sex before marriage?

could she have lied about her due date? sure. but a lot of celebrities do to keep the paparazzi away. just because SOME women go overdue with their first baby does not mean ALL women do. she clearly did not get pregnant before her wedding and is, therefore, still a great role model for young girls!

hope that puts everything to rest!

Sarah on

Congrats to Adriana! As for all the speculation about little Valentina’s conception: SO WHAT? Whether Adriana waited until her wedding night or not, she can still be a role model. She obviously waited until she was in a stable, loving relationship, marriage certificate or not. Congrats to the Lima-Jaric family!

CelebBabyLover on

So it looks like Adriana DID accidentally spill the beans when she referred to the baby as “she” at some event a month or so ago (I forget what the event was). Either that or they DID keep it a delivery surprise like Adriana had said they wanted to, and she just had a gut feeling it was a girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I want to point out that Adriana never actually said what month she was due. And I just went back in re-read the article where it was stated she was 17 weeks at the time, and actually, that was right on target for a November due date. It was late June when her husband said she was 17 weeks along. 17 weeks pregnant is roughly the same as 4 months, 1 week pregnant.

If you do the math, June is indeed four months after February. ๐Ÿ™‚ So if she DID indeed concieve on on her wedding night of Valentine’s day, 4 months 1 week would have been correct for how far along she was in late June.

In anycase, Adriana obviously was NOT pregnant in early January or late December as some people claimed, as Valentina would have been at least a month overdue if that were the case (and no doctor in their right mind is going to let a pregnant woman go that far past her due date!).

Also, for what it’s worth, I guessed she was due in November, not December, all along, as, if you do the math, November is exactly nine months after February! ๐Ÿ™‚

All of that said, I love the name Valentina. I believe this is the second celebrity baby girl to be named Valentina, with the first being Salma Hayek’s little girl. I think it’s especially sweet considering that she most likely was concieved on Valentine’s day! I also love how they gave their daughter her mommy’s last name as her middle name. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope they give us a glimpse of her soon. She’s sure to be stunning! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sophie on

Savannah My sister was born 2 weeks early, not all first babies are late or on time- some come a little early too. And anyway if you do the maths it is about 9 months so it really doesn’t matter.

I bet thats going to be one beautiful and very tall girl. Congratulations to them (my brother is still a little bit heartbroken lol)

Larissa on

Wow, a lot of due date conspiracy theorists here. This was no shotgun wedding, this was a honeymoon baby.

I was born November 9th, due November 19th, and there is NO WAY my parents could have conceived me anytime before February 18th because my mother was away for two months before that.

Leave this woman alone, a honeymoon baby is such a blessing and I’m sure she’s gorgeous!

MiB on

I have to laugh that people still think’s she is lying about having a honeymoon baby, as melanie said “if adriana conceives ON her wedding night, she would have been 39 weeks, 1 day pregnantโ€ฆ.for all of you naysayers, how does that constitute her lying about having sex before marriage?”

Congratulations to the new parents!

Kate on

Whether she had premarital sex or a honeymoon baby, why is it any of your business. What is decided between two people a couple is between that couple. Congrats Adriana on your new baby girl. Its amazing how something so beautiful as creating a baby and bringing it in this world people still have to find something to complain about.

GiannaG on

Congrats to Adriana! I’m sure that baby girl is gorgeous.

It’s a shame that this announcement had to come with so much speculation and calculation, but as I’ve said before, Adriana has only herself to blame, being that SHE was the one who would constantly, bring up the subject of her virginity in interviews. For the life of me I don’t know why she had to go and make that a public issue. Since when is your virginity a topic for anyone other than your husband? I don’t know what she was trying to accomplish, but all this speculation right now is as result of HER talking about something that was no one else’s business. Why make a big deal about what the rest of us do without fanfare most of the time? Should the rest of us have issued a press release? LOL! She’s certainly got the attention she wanted. With all the smug interviews she was giving, she HAD to know the media would be waiting to throw it in her face if her plan backfired.

Oh, and by the way…anyone can announce a birth and state any birth date they want. If the conspiracy theorists among us are correct, Adriana’s baby could be more than a month or two old already, and she just announced the birth at a time that would suit the very convenient supposed ‘sudden elopement Valentine’s day conception’ story, so as not to make it obvious she didn’t actually do what she had been trumpeting about for so long.

Larissa on

So, GiannaG, in addition to faking her own daughter’s birthdate, I’m guessing you think she was walking around with a fake bump for the last two months as well? That is utter nonsense.

ElenaS on

I’m from Macedonia. That’s neighbour counrty to Serbia

Bella on

I am so thrilled that Adriana gave birth to a HEALTHY baby girl. Her name is beautiful, and she is one lucky child!

As for her due date, think about it 40 weeks is roughly 9 1/2-10 months. So you all need to do your math correctly. You are pregnant for longer than 9 months. Whether or not Adriana waited until after marriage is NOT ANYONE’S business but her own. Whether or not she waited, I could careless. She is a 28-year-old grown woman and can make her own decisions. The weight of the baby wasn’t released, but that could be for one of two reason A) She didn’t want to release it OR B) The baby was between 8-9 pounds and that could blow the December due date.

I believe Adriana was pregnant before her marriage and if you followed all of her interviews, events and candids like some, then you would see. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

But the baby is here, it’s something we may never know, so who cares let’s just be happy for Adriana!

Jennifer on

I would guess she probably did stay a virgin until her wedding night or at least held onto it until she met MJ. Either way, she seems truly happy now and that’s all that matters. Her virginity surely isn’t an issue anymore now! ๐Ÿ™‚

This birth means (I’m just doing some fun betting here!) that Gisele is having a boy. Of the supermodels HK and AL have had girls and KK had a boy. So my bet is on Gisele having a boy.

Melanie on

By the way, GiannaG, birth certificates are public, sure, she could lie about the birth date but the truth is going to come out eventually…do you really think she lied? Pretty ridiculous. Leave the poor woman alone.

Even if she WAS pregnant before her wedding, which I doubt she was, it was by maybe 2-3 weeks…it’s not like she got married because she was pregnant. And even if she did, who cares??

GiannaG on

Lol, Melanie and Larissa, the definition of ‘conspiracy theories’ IS ridiculousness. Outlandishness is kind of the point, which is why people have so much fun with these things. Lighten up it’s not that serious. I readily admit I have no idea what the real story is AND that it’s NONE of our business which is what I said in the first place. No I don’t think she had a fake bump, I think if the theories out there are true, she was just laying low.

But I still say Adriana shouldn’t have been talking about her virginity in the first place because that’s not something you talk about with any old body, much less the media. I’ve never understood the compulsion of some stars to initiate talk about their sex lives. Adriana opened up the door for people’s speculation all by herself. That’s why this is an issue for her while isn’t an issue for many other stars who have the tact to keep that subject private. I hope she accomplished what she wanted. She should have learned from Britney.

Isabella on

I think all signs point to her being pregnant before her marriage, and yeah she really did up the speculation by declaring her virginity to the press. But I don’t necessarily think that means her daughter’s birth should be clouded with calculations and judgments. A sure to be beautiful baby girl was welcomed into the world, let’s congratulate them on that. : )

Elizabeth on

LOVE HER!! shes going to be a great mother. what a beautiful name and I’m so happy all of them are happy and healthy!! congrats to the beautiful couple!!!!!

Elizabeth on

Congrats to the couple!! The baby is going to be beautiful. And such a great name choice, better than “APPLE” or something like that!! so happy for them!!

Elizabeth on

no, GinaG But YOU SAID “I still say Adriana shouldnโ€™t have been talking about her virginity in the first place because thatโ€™s not something you talk about with any old body, much less the media. Adriana opened up the door for peopleโ€™s speculation all by herself. Thatโ€™s why this is an issue for her while isnโ€™t an issue for many other stars who have the tact to keep that subject private. I hope she accomplished what she wanted. She should have learned from Britney.”

First of all, its only an issue for YOU and about 2 people. She opened up about her virginity because it was something she felt was important in her life, and wanted to discuss about. Shes a religious girl, and wanted to tell her FANS (if they believe or not) that she was saving till marriage. Now, that was stated years ago. And for one DO NOT COMPARE HER TO BRITNEY. NO WAY ARE THEY SIMILAR AT ALL? ARE YOU JOKING ME? Adriana has class. And she can talk about it with whoever she wants to. Just because she told the media doesn’t make her a bad person, I applaud her for it. Way to go adriana, sticking up for what you believe.

Now its done and over, she has a beautiful baby girl and a great future ahead.

Savanna on

She was overdue. Her cousin (the one who lied about her even being pregnant to begin with, then lied about it being a boy) told a fan site that posted the news on Sunday (she was probably giving birth at that very moment) that she was giving birth next week and that her mother was coming into town to help her. What happened to mid-December? All of a sudden things change. Now, this is what I don’t get. You don’t know when a baby is coming even having a due date which is estimated to begin with. Not to mention this is her first baby. Her mother would’ve had to have been with her for at least a month now. Everything about it is just weird if you’ve been following her in interviews and candids. Do I think the baby is a month or two old? No. For her to lie about something like that would just be ridiculous and would be really upsetting to her fans because like someone said birth certificates are public record. Come on now though. 9 months and a day to the day they eloped on Valentine’s Day? It’s too perfect. I think she was just about 40 weeks. I do think she was a virgin until she met Marko. Things happen. But she knew she was going to marry him eventually. They were in the process of planning two huge weddings for June in both Brazil and Serbia and then all of a sudden they elope on Valentine’s Day?

GiannaG on

LOL, Elizabeth, what’s the shouting about? Is it really that serious? Let it go.

Congrats again, Adriana!

Elizabeth on


Just trying to get my point across. Comparing Adriana to Britney got me fired up.

willBmomof2 on

After reading all these comments, some of you really make me laugh!

A quick lesson in pregnancy/conception timelines. A pregnancy is 40 weeks, the first 2 weeks of a pregnancy are actually the 2 weeks before you conceived the baby (they count from the first day of your last period). If Adriana conceived on her wedding night…. her due date would have been November 7th based on a doctor’s calculations. Which means her daughter was a week + 1 day overdue, which is very very normal for a first baby.

Those of you trying to say “well November is 9 months after February” obviously don’t grasp the concept that your due date is not automatically 9 months to the day after you conceived. My son was a honeymoon baby, conceived the week after our March 3rd wedding and his due date was November 30th….NOT December 3rd. The conception date was pinpointed to be between the 6-10 of March. A baby conceived on the 3rd of March, would have actually had a due date of November 25th which would have appeared to those of you who were uneducated about pregnancy and conception, that I was pregnant before my wedding. (and I am NOT for the record claiming to have been a virgin on my wedding night either considering my husband and I went through a miscarriage the summer before we got married).

The math is strange, but it sounds as though her baby was definitely a honeymoon or shortly after the honeymoon baby. Either way, baby was born in the normal 37-40 week time range for a full term pregnancy.

Sorry, but I just hate when people can’t get facts straight…. I personally could care less about her virginity, or when she conceived, I’m just annoyed at the “know it alls” for thinking they are stating fact when they in fact, are WRONG!

Jessicad on

I conceived on Feb 12th, due November 7th, gave birth October 27th at almost 39 weeks. A honeymoon baby is completely realistic. Congrats to them, I’m sure she’s beautiful!

Lisa on

“Shes a religious girl, and wanted to tell her FANS (if they believe or not) that she was saving till marriage.”

This? Is too funny. A ‘religious’ VICTORIA’S SECRET ANGEL? A girl who makes a living selling boobs and butt? WWJD?

I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Too funny.

Elizabeth on

Yeah, a religious VS angel. Is that to hard to believe? Shes selling a product. Shes a model, thats what they do. It just so happens she has a religious backround. Big deal? I think not.

Bella on

I am laughing at all these comments, but I agree with Savanna.

I believe she was a virgin until she met Marko, but do I believe she was a virgin until she married him? No.

As for Lisa’s comments about her being religious and seeling her “Butt and boobs” you can still be religious and do that. First and foremost, it was not like she went topless or anything. That comment was extremely rude.

Electra on

If you’re following Christianity as its in the bible, then no you can’t sell womens underwear by being sexualized and still consider yourself pious. Showing off your boobs and butt, straddling men in ads you can’t be religious and do that kind of stuff. Sorry. How can someone argue that? I have no issue with occupation but you cannot disagree that it goes against what catholic women are supposed to learn about modesty.

I’m a catholic, but because I drink, swear and wear bikinis I wouldn’t call myself religious. You can’t pick and choose what you want to follow and not follow. If you’re apart of a religion then be apart of it.

Electra on

anyway congrats to them both. I like the name Valentina Jaric.

Milla on

wow does it really matter when the baby was made? i mean really, does it matter? no it doesent because shes here. when she was made, is adriana and marko`s business geeezzzzzzzz. ๐Ÿ™‚

CelebBabyLover on

Electra- She may not be Catholic. She may be from a less-strict Christian religion. ๐Ÿ™‚

willBmomof2- Thank you! You said exactly what I wanted to say, only you said it far better than I ever could! I don’t get why it’s so hard for people to believe that she very well could have gotten pregnant on her wedding night!

Savanna- If her cousin lied about her being pregnant and about the gender, who’s to say he wasn’t lying about her knowing when she was giving birth? And for the record, some women are induced before they go overdue, for various medical reasons (including pre-eclampsia).

In anycase, I hope that little Valentina isn’t going to be plagued by the “she’s older than they say she is!” rumors like Suri Cruise was for the first year or so of her life. Hopefully Valentine doesn’t have a lot of hair or other features that make her look older than she is (that was part of the reason for the speculation with Suri. She DID look older than her age in her first photos since she had all that hair plus she was one of those babies who had a more “adult” face from the get-go).

kate on

it’s a shame Salma can’t just have a unique name for her dd.

Kate on

Drinking and wearing bikinis do not go against the Catholic faith.

lizzielui on

Kate I am so confused by your statement regarding Salma and her daughter. Were you being sarcastic? I mean, it’s not as if Salma invented the name Valentina.

FC on

I love that there’s another celeb baby named Valentina. Maybe it’s just because I adore the name itself. ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats to Adriana and Marko on their baby girl!

josie on

congrats on the kid!

as for the bickering about the date of the conception … its highly unlikely she got pregnant on the wedding night. as for my personal opinion she was pregnant before the actual wedding
but who cares now anyhow