Who is Shannon De Lima?
A model and actress, who rose to prominence thanks to her enchanting beauty and enviably successful modeling career, Shannon De Lima was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, on 6 January 1989, although she hasn’t revealed her exact birthplace, it’s known that she is from Venezuela, South America. Since she currently resides in Miami, Florida USA, she holds both Venezuelan and American citizenship, and her ethnicity is Latino. Shannon gained international recognition after her marriage to the worldwide famous singer-songwriter and actor, Marc Anthony.
Early life and education
Being secretive when it comes to her personal matters, Shannon hasn’t spoken much about her childhood; she hasn’t revealed her parents’ names, although it is known that her father was a fisherman, and her mother was a housemaid.
Speaking about her educational background, Shannon attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2007, enrolled at the University of Santa Maria, where she studied social communication, however, she didn’t graduate from college but moved to the US in pursuit of her modeling career.
Many people believe that Shannon had an interest in modeling from an early age, and she publicly launched her modeling career by participating in the beauty pageant for Miss Earth Venezuela, in 2005; although she lost out on first place to Alexandra Braun, Shannon was pronounced a runner-up, and in the following year, she entered the Caracas Fashion Beach Show, and though she didn’t win, she was noticed by various modeling agencies, and soon signed multiple modeling contracts.
Subsequently, Shannon was seen in numerous commercials and on magazine covers in Venezuela, such as UB and Hola.
In 2009 she moved to New York City, and at first worked as a swimwear model for brands such as Bikini Luxe and Victoria’s Secret, among others.
Today, Shannon has her own swimsuit brand, and is also the owner of the online store ‘Shasha’ – besides swimsuits, she sells T-shirts, jeans, crops, and other clothes designed with her signature.
Shannon made her acting debut in 2005, portraying Tifanny in the action crime comedy “13 Segundos”, starring Norkys Batista, Daniela Alvarado, and Nohely Arteaga, and was then seen in the series “El Estimulo” in 2014, before she made an appearance as herself in the series “Betty en NY”, in 2019.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning Shannon’s love life, and has apparently had quite an interesting love life. Back in the early 2000s, she dated famous Venezuelan actor Coko Manuel Sosa, with whom she has a son, Alejandro Sosa De Lima, born on 29 October 2007, and whose photos you can see on her Instagram.
Sometime in 2011, she met her future husband, Marc Anthony, at a Latin Grammys gala, while they bonded closer when she was acting in the music video for Marc’s song “Flor Palida”, and started dating in 2012. Shannon and Marc exchanged their wedding vows two years later, on 11 November 2014, in a traditional, big Hispanic ceremony held at Marc’s private residence in the exclusive resort of Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.
After their wedding, Shannon’s son, Alejandro moved with her into Marc’s house, and although it seemed that the two were doing great, two years later they separated, and their divorce was finalized in 2017.
According to Shannon, they’ve stayed in a good relationship, saying: ‘We are really great friends. I care for him a lot. Things don’t work out sometimes, but it’s not as dramatic as people see it’, and although some rumors were saying that the reason for their divorce was Marc’s ex-wife, Jennifer Lopez, whom Marc kissed publicly, Shannon denied these rumors saying that she had a great relationship with the popular music star, and she also said that she maintains close relationships with Marc’s other children, while Marc will always be ‘Daddy Marc’ for her son.
In 2017, Shannon started dating Saul Alvarez, a Mexican professional boxer, however, things didn’t work out for these two thus they broke up after a few months.
In the following year, some rumors were saying that Shannon was in a relationship with James Rodriguez, a Colombian professional football player, and in May 2019, the two confirmed that they are a couple.
In October 2019, James surprised his fans by announcing the birth of his and Shannon’s son, which they had kept a secret, however, an even bigger surprise was his statement that the baby came through a surrogate mother, which caused numerous negative comments from Shannon’s Instagram followers.
Shannon remained silent for a while, and then broke her silence to defend herself against criticism saying: ‘Like everybody here, without knowing absolutely anything about other people’s lives, without knowing if your comments are hurtful, and without knowing the reasons or the truth. That’s why the world is rotten.’
In July 2021, rumors about Shannon’s and James’ break-up started, and the rumors escalated after James went on vacation without her, especially when she didn’t show up at the Baptist ceremony for their son. In August, James confirmed that he’s officially single.
On the other side, Shannon was seen with the Mexican actor Alejandro Speitzer, however, neither one of them have clarified if they are in a relationship, but as of March 2022, the rumors about the two of them are still circulating the internet.
Where is she today?
Shannon is still dedicated to her modeling career, and according to her Instagram photos, she collaborates with various brands, such as Alo Yoga, Agua Bendita, and Luli Fama, among others.
She also promotes her own brand, and the army of her followers which now numbers nearly 2.5 million, can enjoy her photos on her Instagram account, while they can also find her blog Sha Beauty, on where she shares her advice about skin and health care, make-up, and training.
Age, appearance, and net worth
Shannon’s age is 33, with long brown hair, and hazel eyes; she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) and is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall with vital statistics of 33-24-33.
As of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million, most of her income earned from her modeling career, and according to ‘peopleenespanol.com’ as a part of her and Marc’s divorce settlement – he was ordered to pay her $10,000 per month for three years, but which ceases to be valid if she remarries, and he also agreed to sign over two luxury apartments in Miami to Shannon. This shouldn’t be the problem for someone like Marc, whose net worth has been estimated at close to $80 million.
Who is Marc Anthony?
Marco Antonio Muñiz Rivera was born on 16 September 1968, in New York City, the youngest of eight children to hospital cafeteria worker and musician, Felipe Muñiz, and housewife Guillermina Rivera.
As mentioned, he’s a singer, known best for his Latin salsa ballads, and for holding the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical salsa artist. During his career, he’s released 14 studio albums, while he’s won three Grammy Awards and six Latin Grammy Awards.
Marc is also a renowned actor, perhaps known best for his roles in movies such as “Man on Fire”, “In the Time of the Butterflies”, and “El Cantante”, among others.
Speaking of his personal life, before he married Shannon, from 2000 until 2004 he was married to Miss Universe 1993, Dayanara Torres, with whom he has two sons, namely Christian Marcus and Ryan Adrian, and then in 2004, he married Jennifer Lopez, with whom he has twins, Maximillian David, and Emme Maribel.
Besides these four children, he has a daughter, named Arianna Muñiz with his ex-girlfriend Debbie Rosado, and an adoptive son, named Chase Muñiz.