Shannon de Lima is a Venezuelan supermodel who has graced tabloids for over a decade due to her several high-profile relationships. As a teenager, she dated and welcomed a child with Venezuelan actor and singer Manuel “Coko” Sosa. She later dated American salsa singer Marc Anthony for three years before marrying him in 2014. After her divorce from him, she briefly dated Mexican professional boxer “Canelo” Álvarez. However, she is currently in a relationship with Colombian professional footballer James Rodríguez, with whom she shares another son. She is also an Instagram star with 2.4 million followers.
She Is a Beauty Pageant Runner-up
Shannon de Lima, who was born on January 6, 1989 in Venezuela, started her career as a model and is recognized as one of the most beautiful Venezuelan models internationally. She has earned millions of followers on Instagram by sharing sizzling pictures of herself on the platform. Apart from modeling, she also participated in several local beauty pageants in Venezuela when she was younger. She was one of 15 contestants at the Miss Earth Venezuela beauty pageant in 2005 and managed to secure first runner-up position. She studied communications, interior design, and film acting.
She Welcomed Her first Child with Coko Sosa
Shannon de Lima’s first high-profile relationship was with Manuel Vicente Sosa Morales, a.k.a. Coko Sosa. She was only a teenager when she fell in love with the renowned television actor and became pregnant with her first child with him. They have a son named Daniel “Danielito” Alejandro Sosa de Lima, who was born on October 29, 2007. However, according to reports, their relationship had already deteriorated months within the birth of their child and the two parted their ways shortly after. While the couple continued their separate lives in the following years, they seem to have been in touch because they were spotted at a concert by Enrique Iglesias and Gente de Zona in Dominican Republic in 2017. However, a possible reconciliation never happened as she soon began dating her current footballer partner.
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She Was Married to Marc Anthony
In 2012, Shannon de Lima began an on-and-off romance with singer-songwriter Marc Anthony, who was 20 years older than her and had been married twice before, to actress and singer Jennifer Lopez and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres. In a later interview, she revealed that the two were introduced to each other by a mutual friend at the 2011 Latin Grammys in Las Vegas. They dated for almost three years before tying the knot. Anthony had not yet finalized his divorce from Lopez when he got engaged to Shannon in March 2014. The couple got married on November 11, 2014, in La Romana, Dominican Republic. However, their marriage did not last more than two years as they separated in November 2016. Incidentally, days before the news was made public, Anthony and his previous wife Lopez had shared a very public kiss on the stage at the Latin Grammys, which they described as a “friendly smooch”. Even so, Shannon later commented that it did not matter because their relationship was already broken by the time. She also asserted that they were on good terms despite the break up and that her son still considered Anthony his other father. They filed for divorce in December that year and it was finalized on February 13, 2017. She did not have any children with Anthony.
She Had Fling with Canelo Álvarez
Shortly after her separation from her husband Anthony, Shannon de Lima began dating boxer Santos Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez Barragán. The rumor of their budding relationship was first spread by fans who noticed the two interacting fondly with one another on Instagram. However, the couple delayed an official appearance until June that year, when they arrived at an event in the United States hand-in-hand to announce one of his fights and did not even mind sharing kisses in the public. Answering questions about their relationship, Canelo told the media that “what is seen is not asked”, while Shannon also expressed her happiness in her latest affair with the “sweet” and “loving” boxer. Unfortunately, it was a short-lived affair that barely lasted for about six months. In November that year, she told Despierta América that her affair with Canelo was a “quickie”, but mentioned that he was a “very good person”.
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She Is Not Considering Marriage to James Rodríguez
Rumor of an affair between Shannon de Lima and footballer James Rodríguez started in 2018, when the Real Madrid player was playing for Bayern Munich on loan. It was only confirmed after she posted a picture of them together on social media in May 2019. On October 28 that year, they welcomed their first child, son Samuel, via surrogacy in Medellín. It was the second child for both of them as Rodríguez already had a daughter named Salome, born on May 29, 2013, from his previous marriage to professional volleyball player Daniela Ospina. In February 2020, Shannon told Spanish magazine Diez Minutos that she was not in a hurry to marry Rodríguez because marriage did not work out well for her the last time.
She Was Targeted by Online Trolls
Shannon de Lima, who continued to post stunning pictures of herself on social media following the birth of Samuel, was brutally trolled by some for not carrying the child. However, she did not entertain any such comments and hit back at the trolls by pointing out how little “common sense and intelligence” they had that they criticized others without knowing the situations they might be in. The following year, she was again targeted by netizens and tabloids, who sparked break up rumors between her and Rodríguez when he was seen vacationing without her in the US and she missed their son Samuel’s birthday celebrations. Instead, she was with her older son Daniel, celebrating his birthday with her ex-husband Anthony. Nevertheless, the couple is going strong and the footballer recently proved that by gushing over her recent gift to him: an original and autographed Chicago Bulls jersey of basketball legend Scottie Pippen.