fb-pixel Skip to main content

Why Julian Edelman and Adriana Lima broke up

Model Adriana Lima, pictured last month at a Fashion Week event in New York.Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Julian Edelman’s reluctance to have another child, at least right now, is apparently the reason the Patriots receiver and his supermodel girlfriend Adriana Lima broke up.

Citing “multiple sources” — all of them anonymous — TMZ says Edelman, who already has a baby with former girlfriend Ella Rose , was surprised by Lima’s desire to have a baby. The 35-year-old Brazilian supermodel has two children with her ex-husband, former NBA player Marko Jarić.

But baby talk wasn’t the only reason the pair is kaput. Edelman lives in Boston while Lima lives in Miami, making it difficult for the couple to spend a lot of time together. The pair had dated since last summer — they were first spotted strolling hand in hand on Nantucket — and appeared to be going strong at the Super Bowl, where Edelman told us he was planning a trip to Brazil in the offseason.


Edelman, 30, became a father for the first time in December when Rose, a Swedish model, gave birth to a baby girl named Lily. According to TMZ, Lima, the world’s second-most-famous Brazilian supermodel after Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, believed Edelman could be “the one.”