Some of the world’s most famous models have traded in their stilettos for strollers and the catwalk for the playground.
From Heidi Klum who has four children, to Cindy Crawford who is proud mom to two, to Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen who has two of her own and one stepson, let’s take a look at some of our favorite model moms.
Brazilian beauty Gisele Bündchen is mom to son Benjamin, 3, daughter Vivienne, 3 months, and 5-year-old stepson Jack.
“We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel,” Gisele and her New England Patriots quarterback husband Tom Brady said after their daughter’s birth.
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber are parents to son Presley, 13, and Kaia, 11. And it seems Cindy’s kids have inherited mom’s stunning good looks.
At the age of 10, Kaia made her modeling debut for Young Versace. But according to her model mom, her little lookalike won’t be making a career of it any time soon.
“At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career,” Cindy said. “There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl. But if she’s 17 and wants to try it…of course, what can I say? She’s really into singing and acting. She kind of jokingly said—I’m not even sure if it was jokingly—‘I might model first because you don’t have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse.’”
German beauty Heidi Klum and her ex-husband Seal are parents to four children: Leni, 8, Henry, 7, Johan, 6, and Lou, 3.
The Project Runway host – who is now dating her bodyguard Martin Kirsten – filed for divorce last April and said that their split was not “devastating.”
“Did I wish for this to happen to my family? No,” Heidi said. “But everyone is healthy. We’re moving on with our lives. If someone got [very sick] – god forbid – that would be a real problem. It’s not what I wanted. It’s not what anyone wanted. But it’s not a real problem.”
From the catwalk and magazine covers to healthcare advocate, Christy Turlington has made it her mission to raise awareness about maternal mortality worldwide. The former supermodel has since made the documentary, No Woman, No Cry, and she is the founder of Every Mother Counts.
Mom to daughter Grace, 9, and 6-year-old son Finn with husband Edward Burns, Christy opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about trading in her stilettos for charity work.
“My daughter is particularly proud that it was her coming into the world that changed the course of my life to the extent that it has,” said Christy of how her healthcare advocacy began. “My son is always just happy to have me when he has me, but he’s also very generous and doesn’t mind sharing.”
Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and her partner Jamie Mazur are parents to daughter Anja, 4, and son Noah, 10 months.
Walking in her model mama’s famous footsteps, Anja and Alessandra recently launched London Fog’s Spring 2013 campaign.
“Anja had a lot of fun, she loved all of her outfits,” Alessandra said. “She was really into the polka dot trench coat.”
Blonde beauty Rebecca Romijn and her husband, actor Jerry O’Connell, are proud parents of 4-year-old daughters, Charlie and Dolly.
Rebecca has opened up about naming Dolly after her favorite singer, country superstar Dolly Parton, and Charlie was named after Jerry’s brother.
“Dolly is the one who looks like me and Charlie is the one who looks like Jerry,” Rebecca told Celebrity Baby Scoop.
“It just worked out that way,” she added. “When I was pregnant, I named them before I even met them. I could sense which one was which. It was funny, the second or third day I was in the hospital, I tried swapping their names and nobody could do it. It was set, it was in the stars.”
Model-actress Milla Jovovich and her husband, film director Paul W.S. Anderson, have one child: 5-year-old daughter Ever.
The Resident Evil star recently revealed her plans to spend more down-time with her darling daughter.
“Until now I have mostly worked,” the Zoolander star said. “Since I was 16, I have travelled a lot, I’ve been to hundreds of places around the world, but if I were to say that I have seen something or that I remember where I went, I would be lying. Now I have made a pact with myself: I want to start travelling with my daughter Ever, and solely for pleasure, for vacation.”
Former Victoria’s Secret model Stephanie Seymour and her billionaire husband Peter Brant are parents to three children: sons Peter, 18, and Harry, 15, and 8-year-old daughter Lily.
The brunette beauty is also mom to 22-year-old son Dylan with ex-husband, musician Tommy Andrews.
Though they were headed for divorce, Stephanie said that on the eve of her court date with Brandt, “I had an epiphany. I went to my husband’s house with a sort of peace offering… and we just decided then and there to reconcile and work things out between us.”
Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima and her NBA star husband, Marko Jarić, are parents to daughters Valentina, 3, and Sienna, 6 months.
“Marko and I are overjoyed to welcome Sienna into our family, and Valentina is looking forward to becoming a big sister,” Adriana said after Sienna’s birth.
Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr and her handsome hubby, actor Orlando Bloom, welcomed their first child, son Flynn, in January 2011.
Although the industry expects supermodels to regain their svelte figure immediately, Miranda said her first priority was breastfeeding her babe.
“I didn’t feel pressure to snap back into shape,” she said. “My priority was just having my son and breastfeeding, which was something I really wanted to do, and it came easily.”
“I intend to breastfeed for as long as I can,” she added. “My breast milk will give our little Flynn the nutrition he needs for his continued healthy development and to all mums out there I am sure you will make the right choice for you and your baby.”
Here’s a list of 15 more model moms…
- Doutzen Kroes – mom to son Phyllon, 2.
- Lily Aldridge – mom to daughter Dixie, 9 months.
- Karolína Kurková – mom to son Tobin, 3.
- Claudia Schiffer – mom to son Caspar, 10, and daughters Clementine, 8, and Cosima, 2.
- Camila Alves – mom to sons Levi, 4, and Livingston, 3 months, and daughter Vida, 3.
- Iman – mom to daughters Zulekha, 35, and Lexi, 12, and stepson Duncan, 41.
- Kathy Ireland – mom to son Erik, 18, and daughters Lily, 14, and Chloe, 9.
- Elle Macpherson – mom to sons Flynn, 15, and Cy, 10.
- Linda Evangelista – mom to son Augustin, 6.
- Niki Taylor – mom to twin sons Jake and Hunter, 18, daughter Ciel, 4, and son Rex, 1.
- Kate Moss – mom to daughter Lila, 10.
- Christie Brinkley – mom to daughters Alexa, 27, and Sailor, 14, and son Jack, 17.
- Eva Herzigová -mom to sons George, 5, Philipe, 2, and currently expecting her third child.
- Vanessa Paradis – mom to daughter Lily-Rose, 14, and son Jack, 11.
- Josie Maran – mom to daughters Rumi, 6, and Indi, 8 months.