Joakim Noah Wife | Life, Career & Engagement

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Joakim Noah‘s Wife, Lais Ribeiro, was a renowned celebrity even before she got into a relationship with him. Nevertheless, Ribeiro’s relationship with Joakim has influenced her fame.

Although Joakim Noah is a former professional basketball player, his love life still interests many basketball fans.

Lais Ribeiro is a Brazilian supermodel who became a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2015. She made her first catwalk debut in the summer of 2011.

Lais riberiro on Victoria's Secret runaway
Lais Ribeiro on Victoria’s Secret runaway (Source: Pinterest)

The stunning model has a successful modeling career and has been in the front-facing magazines worldwide.

This article further discusses her early life, career, net worth, and personal life. But first, let’s take a quick peek into her life’s basic facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Laís Pereira de Oliveira
Date of Birth October 5, 1989
Nickname Lais Ribeiro 
Religion Christianity
Sexuality Straight
Father Name Jose Ribeiro de Oliveira Filho
Mother Name  Socorro Oliveira
Birthplace Teresina, Piauí, Brazil
Gender Female
Ethnicity Afro- American, Portuguese, Indigenous-Brazilian
Age 34
Profession Research Assistant at Pepperdine University
Famous For  Being a victoria’s secret model and wife of Joakim Noah
Nationality Brazilian 
School Not available 
Height 6 ft
Weight 54 kg
Eye color Brown
Hair color Dark brown 
Body type Slim
Shoe Size 7
Favorite Sports Baseball and Hockey
Relationship Status Engaged
Boyfriend Joakim Noah
Children Alexandre Ribeiro
Siblings 1 (sister)
Zodiac Sign  Libra
Networth $2.7 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch of Joakim Noah  T-shirts
Last Update May, 2024

Joakim Noah Wife | Early Life, Family & Education

Lais Ribeiro was born on 5th October 1989 to her parents José Ribeiro de Oliveira Filho and Socorro Oliveira. Ribeiro was born and raised in Miguel Alves, Piauí, Brazil.

Her mom is a teacher, and so is her grandmother. She also has a sister who lives in Brazil, but other information on her has not been disclosed to the public yet.

Lais Ribeiro with her mom and son
Lais Ribeiro with her mom and son (Source: Instagram)

The only public detail about her education is that she was studying to become a nurse.

Joakim Noah Wife | Motherhood 

Ribeiro is a single mother to her son Alexandre whom she gave birth to at 18 years old. Her child’s father’s identity is unknown except that he was also a nurse.

Having given birth at a young age and raising her kid as a single mother was not an easy part of Ribeiro’s life. However, her relationship with her son Alexandre has made her life more content.

Alexandre was diagnosed with autism in 2018. Ribeiro adores her son and seems to be spending time with him when she’s not working.

The supermodel has a lovely tattoo of her son’s name on the back of her neck, which she got at 27.

In the middle of the pandemic, she had to homeschool her son, which she says was challenging, as she shared in an interview with People’s Magazine.

However, because she is unfamiliar with American history, she had the opportunity to explore alongside her son.

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Joakim Noah Wife| Height & Weight

She has a slim figure and works out often to maintain her physique. Ribeiro stands at 6 ft (182 cm) and weighs around 54 kg (119 lbs).

Joakim Noah Wife | Career

Lais Ribeiro took the advice of a friend a year later, after the birth of her son, to start modeling. Eventually, she participated in a national modeling competition where she won the first position. 

As impressive as it gets, in just her first modeling year, she worked with top designers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Chanel, and so on.

Although it wasn’t a smooth ride as her English wasn’t so fluent then, it didn’t stop Ribiero from getting top modeling jobs.

The stunning beauty was the front face of international magazines, and she also had a fierce career in her native country Brazil as well.

Her journey at Victoria’s secret was about to start in 2012. But unfortunately, due to her sprained ankle, she couldn’t make the debut.

However, after the incident, she walked on the runway of Victoria’s Secret in 2013 and 2014. In 2015 her dream came true as she became an official Victoria’s Secret Angel.

Lais Ribeiro wore a fantasy bra worth $2 million on the runway in 2017. The bra was made of 600 gems. It included diamonds, yellow sapphires, and blue topaz in 18 karat gold.

Lais Ribeiro in Fantasy bra in 2017
Lais Ribeiro in Fantasy bra (Source:

Joakim Noah’s Wife | Relationships

The Victoria’s Secret Angel was in a relationship with Spanish model Adrian Cardoso. They began dating in 2012, but their relationship didn’t last long as they broke up the following year.

In 2014, she started dating Jared Homan, an American professional basketball player who played for Maccabi Ashdod of the Israeli Premier League.

Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2018. The same year Ribeiro got into a relationship with her fiancèe, Joakim Noah.

Lais Ribeiro with her fiance Joakim Noah
Lais Ribeiro with her fiancée Joakim Noah (Source: Twitter)

Joakim Noah is a former French-American NBA player. He was born in New York on February 25, 1985.

He comes from an athletic family as his father, Yannick Noah, was a renowned tennis player, and his grandfather was a professional football player.

Joakim went to college in Florida and was drafted into NBA in 2007. The 6 ft 11-inch player continued to play 13 NBA seasons before retiring in 2020.

He started dating Lais Ribeiro in 2018 . A year later, they got engaged at Burning Man. The couple made it public through an Instagram post. 

Although their wedding date has not yet been confirmed, the model says that nature will be the inspiration for her wedding dress.

Joakim seems to have a good relationship with her son, as he is seen in most of their family pictures.

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Joakim Noah Wife | Net worth

Lais Ribeiro has an estimated networth of $2.7 million. The source of her income is her successful modeling career.

Even though she was raised in a rural town in brazil, the model now owns a condo for a whopping $2.49 million in New York.

The brown-eyed beauty also owns a house in Angeles, where she was quarantined with her son and fiancèe during the pandemic. Other details about her lifestyle are not yet public.

Joakim Noah Wife | Fitness & Diet

Ribeiro follows a variety of workout regimes. Her main workouts include cardio with a bit of strength training to keep her core strong.

Not only that, but Ribeiro also does yoga to maintain those muscle definitions along with different glute exercises. 

Although her fitness routine contains various workouts like weightlifting, Ribeiro’s favorites are Aerobics and some combat sports such as Muay Thai and Boxing.

Lais Ribeiro in the gym
Lais Ribeiro in the gym (Source:

Working out alone is not enough to achieve that lean and toned body. The model shared that she takes a lot of protein and vegetables before her shows.

Ribeiro doesn’t eat anything processed. She tends to love seafood and shellfish as it has a lot of proteins.

Avocado toast is also one of the healthy snacks that the model often eats. Drinks like smoothies with freshly sliced fruits are one of her elemental diets.

As per her skincare, to keep her face glowing and fresh, the Victoria’s Secret Model doesn’t use any chemicals on her skin.

Instead, she sometimes uses honey as a facemask. Her beauty tip is to keep your face as hydrated as possible and drink coconut water. 

Joakim Noah Wife | Against Racism

From an Afro-American and indigenous Brazilian ethnicity, Ribeiro is also an icon for many brown and black women.

She uses her platforms to speak up against Milan Fashion Week’s racism toward black women who weren’t given casting opportunities due to the color of their skin.

Ribeiro was told twice that the quota for black girls was full. The utter disrespect for black women made her stop auditioning for Milan.

Her experiences prove that the fashion industry has become more diverse, but racism still exists within the runway walls.

Joakim Noah Wife | Favorite Things & Hobbies

Joakim Noah’s wife loves her home country. Despite traveling worldwide, the places in Brazil D.O.M and Bolhina are on the top list of her favorite places.

She has shared her love for the healthy diet of avocado toast and some crispy smoked salmon along with seafood.

Some of Ribeiro’s favorite beauty products are Tom ford lipstick and Burt’s Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser.

Furthermore, her favorite color is blue, and she loves photography. Ribeiro’s other hobbies include a lot of dancing and singing. 

The outstanding model is also a pet lover and loves spending time with her family whenever she’s off work.

Joakim Noah Wife | Social Media

Lais Ribeiro is pretty famous on social media. She has 2.8 million followers on Instagram and 100.8k followers on Twitter.

Ribeiro is pretty active on these platforms and often posts stunning modeling pictures. She also posts lovely photos with her son, boyfriend, and family.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What agency is Lais Ribeiro?

At the moment, Lais Ribeiro’s agency is  MONSTER MGMT.

Is Lais Ribeiro one of the youngest models to join victoria’s secret?

Lais Ribeiro was pretty young when she was dubbed in Victoria’s secret, but she is not considered one of the youngest victoria’s secret models.

Has Lais Ribeiro had cosmetic surgery?

No, Lais Ribeiro hasn’t done any cosmetic or body enhancement surgeries.

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Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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