Adriana Lima has said she is “overjoyed” after giving birth to a baby girl today.
The 31-year-old Victoria’s Secret model and her husband Marko Jaric welcomed 7 lbs Sienna in New York at 1:00 p.m.
The baby is a second child for the couple, joining three-year-old Valentina.
Brazilian Adriana Lima tweeted: “Marko and I are overjoyed to welcome Sienna into our family, and Valentina is looking forward to becoming a big sister.”
The model and former American basketball star Marko Jaric met in 2006 and wed in February 2009, with their first daughter born later that year.
That pregnancy saw the model develop preeclampsia and give birth prematurely, but she has had a less stressful experience second time round.
Adriana Lima has proclaimed motherhood to be the “best job in the world”.
“The best job in the world for me is being a mom,” she said.
“I never thought I could love so much. I always thought, does unconditional love exist? Now I know it does because I feel it.”
Adriana Lima – who is a devout Roman Catholic – admitted she knew she wanted to settle down with Marko Jaric and have children when they first met.
She said: “I knew he was the one and I could see myself married to him and with a big family.”
But as well as bonding with her daughter, Adriana Lima will soon be back on the catwalk if she is anything like her fellow angels Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr.