Who Is Nadia Ferreira? All About Marc Anthony's Wife
Marc Anthony found love again with Nadia Ferreira.
In January 2023, the couple wed during a star-studded ceremony in Miami.
While Ferreira has made a name for herself through her numerous pageantry titles and modeling career successes, the 23-year-old made global headlines when she announced her engagement to Anthony on May 13, 2022.
Only three months after making their relationship official on Instagram, the couple confirmed their engagement news during a party at Sexy Fish restaurant in Miami, Florida. The model followed up with an Instagram Story showcasing her mega diamond ring.
This marks Anthony's fourth marriage, following his marriage to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres in 2000, Jennifer Lopez in 2004, and model Shannon De Lima in November 2014. The "I Need to Know" singer is also the father of six kids.
The singer and former Miss Paraguay were married at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami on Jan. 28, 2023. Just weeks later, the two announced they are expecting Anthony's seventh baby with a joint Instagram post. They shared a photo of Ferreira's belly along with the caption, "Best Valentine's Gift Ever!!!"
From Ferreira's Miss Universe background to baby news, here's everything to know about Anthony's wife.
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Nadia Ferreira competed in Miss Universe
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Ferreira has a background in pageantry dating back to 2015 when she competed in and won Miss Teen Paraguay on behalf of Guaira. From there, she represented Paraguay at Miss Teen Universe 2015 and was the third runner-up.
She was named Miss Universe Paraguay in August 2021 and went on to represent her country at the Miss Universe competition in Israel later that year. Ferreira was named first runner-up behind winner Harnaaz Sandhu of India, which was the highest placement for Paraguay in the pageant's history.
Nadia Ferreira is a fashion model
In addition to pageantry, Ferreira has a successful career in modeling. She gained attention after walking for designer Custo Barcelona at New York Fashion Week in 2018. Since then, she's worked for several top designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Balmain and has appeared in a number of fashion magazines, including Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and more.
Nadia Ferreira competed in a singing competition
In 2015, Ferreira appeared on Parodiando Paraguay, a Paraguayan reality show featuring celebrities who compete against each other by parodying different national and international musical artists. For one of her performances, Ferreira parodied pop superstar Taylor Swift by singing her hit 1989 song "Shake It Off."
Nadia Ferreira is a member of the United Nations Development Programme
Ferreira is a proud member of the United Nations Development Programme. An advocate for sustainable development, she uses the platform to raise awareness around the care of her country and the topic as a whole.
The Sustainable Development Goals is one of the "Global Goals" adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a "universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity," per the international organization's official website.
Nadia Ferreira has an athletic side
Ferreira also likes to stay active, often posting pictures and videos of herself engaging in activities such as snowboarding, working out, skiing, and cycling, but tennis is her all-time favorite hobby.
She is also an adrenaline junkie as well! Ferreira shared a photo on her Instagram of herself jet skiing, in addition to a video of her skydiving in Dubai!
Nadia Ferreira currently resides in Mexico
While Ferreira is originally from Villarrica, Paraguay, she has been living in Mexico for more than two years, and considers it her "second home," per her Instagram.
"Very happy and grateful for the great welcome and coexistence with Ambassador Gloria Amarilla and the entire team of the Embassy of Paraguay in Mexico," she wrote in a post from February.
"I have been living in Mexico for more than two years, a country that opened its doors to me in such a wonderful way that today I consider it my second home. 🇵🇾🇲🇽 Thanks to the team for the incredible attention! Paraguayans in Mexico," she continued.
Nadia Ferreira is Marc Anthony's biggest supporter
On Nov. 17, 2022, Ferreira and Anthony attended the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. The model wowed in a red Lia Stublla gown, while her now husband — who was one of the night's biggest nominees — wore his signature all-black ensemble and sunglasses.
Ferreira supported Anthony from the audience as he performed with Sergio George and Motiff, and accepted two Grammy Awards.
"To start, Nadia. Thank you for being with me and giving me your best and making me the happiest man," Anthony said during his acceptance speech after Paʼllá Voy won "Best Salsa Album." The camera showed Ferreira mouth the words "mi amor" from her seat on the front row.
Nadia Ferreira and Marc Anthony wed in January 2023
On Jan. 28, 2023, Ferreira and Anthony tied the knot during a star-studded ceremony in Miami. The wedding was held at the Pérez Art Museum and celebrities including David and Victoria Beckham, Salma Hayek, Lin Manuel Miranda and Luis Fonsi were in attendance.
Ferreira wore a wedding dress designed by Galia Lahav, while Anthony wore Christian Dior.
Nadia Ferreira and Marc Anthony are expecting a baby
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Anthony and Ferreira announced that Ferreira is pregnant in a joint Instagram post on Feb. 14, 2023. The pair shared a photo of the model's belly along with the caption, "Best Valentine's Gift Ever!!!"
The caption continued, "Gracias Dios por esta bendición tan grande en nuestras vidas. ♥️," which roughly translates to: "Thank you God for this great blessing in our lives."
This will be Ferreira's first child and Anthony's seventh.