At the Monaco Grand Prix this past weekend, Adriana Lima was spotted wearing a diamond on her ring finger. Is the Victoria’s Secret Angel engaged? Married? Well, sort of. She explains the situation in her latest Instagram post:
Lima was married to basketball player Marko Jaric from 2009 to 2016, but the ring she wears now represents a different relationship. She says, “I am married with me.” Lima has spoken out in the past about the importance of self-esteem, and she wears the ring as a symbol of her commitment to herself and her own happiness.
Self-marriage, also known as “sologamy,” is catching on, according to a recent ATTN article. It’s a way for someone to celebrate who they are as an individual, instead of focusing on finding a partner. Although people who marry themselves are sometimes viewed as selfish or narcissistic, Sasha Cagen, author of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics, told ATTN, “Self-marriage is the opposite of narcissism. When you take the time to become more loving toward yourself you will also be more loving toward others.”
The website I Married Me offers tips for holding a self-wedding ceremony and sells kits that include vows and a ring. The Self-Wedding-in-a-Box is $50 if you opt for a simple, sterling silver wedding band.
Lima didn’t specify if her self-marriage included a ceremony, but she definitely spent more than $50 on that ring. Here are a few more pics of her living it up, sologamy-style. As the ATTN article points out, self-marriage isn’t a legal act. She’s still technically single: