Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima has announced her separation from husband, former NBA player, Marko Jaric. The couple have been married for five years and have two daughters together.

Adriana LimaNewly single Adriana Lima

In a joint statement made to People magazine the couple said, "After long and careful consideration, we have decided to separate after five years of marriage.” The Brazilian supermodel and the Serbian basketball star have two daughters together, Valentina and Sienna which they said they will “continue to co-parent.”

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The couple met at a Los Angeles party in 2006 and became engaged two years later on Lima’s 27th birthday. Their wedding was a private civil ceremony held on Valentine’s Day 2009 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana, famously vowed to stay a virgin until her wedding day, telling GQ magazine “Sex is for after marriage,” adding “Men have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me.”

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Since settling down with Jaric, Lima had said “I never saw myself being married. But after I met him, everything changed.” Adding that she knew he was the one after she could picture them married and with “a big family.”

Adriana Lima Victoria's SecretLima is known as a Victoria's Secret Angel

Lima’s successful modelling career saw her named the third highest paid model in the world in 2013 by Forbes.In contrast, Jaric’s career has been winding down as of late after he was waived from the Brooklyn Nets for the current season. He is now rumoured to be retiring. The couple have asked for privacy as they begin their family’s “delicate next chapter”.