Victoria’s Secret Angels have a reputation for being strong and powerful women, and motherhood has never been an obstacle for the international stars. Candice Swanepoel joined some of her fellow Angels in motherhood when she gave birth to her first son, Anacã, in 2016 (via People). The supermodel returned to the runway just 8 months after her son’s birth, and has since given birth to her second child, Ariel, in 2018.
In 2012, W Magazine asked Swanepoel if she had ever considered starting a family during her modeling career. “I think about the girls taking care of their business and their children and everything. It’s a lot,” she said. “But you make it work, and at a certain point you long for your own family, something more than just work.” Since bringing Anacã into the world, however, Swanepoel seems to be crushing it. The supermodel is a natural birth enthusiast, and made a stunning recovery to the runway before a year had passed since her son’s birth. “I was actually surprised how quickly the body can go back. We’re amazing creatures,” she told People.
Swanepoel continued to dominate her career even after her second son was born. “It’s pretty intense, but it’s amazing,” she told People in 2018. In 2019, Swanepoel revealed that she was single in an Instagram Stories Q&A, but little else is known about her split with her ex-fiancé and father of her children (via Elle).