• Shannon De Lima, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, was born on 6 January 1989 and has dual Venezuelan and American citizenship.
  • Shannon began her modeling career in 2005, participating in the Miss Earth Venezuela pageant and later moving to the U.S.
  • Despite her ventures into acting, with roles in the TV series “El Estimulo” and “Betty en NY,” Shannon’s primary interest remains in the fashion industry rather than pursuing further acting roles.
  • Her personal life, particularly her relationships, has been a subject of public interest, including her marriage to Marc Anthony in 2014.
  • Shannon has established a significant social media presence, with millions of followers across platforms.

Who is Shannon De Lima?

Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, Shannon De Lima, affectionately known as ‘Shadelima’, was born on 6 January 1989, under the sign of Capricorn. Now a 36-year-old actress and model of Hispanic descent, Shannon holds dual American and Venezuelan citizenship.

While she gained widespread recognition as the former wife of multi-talented artist Marc Anthony, Shannon has carved out her own path in the limelight. Since 2005, she has enjoyed a flourishing modeling career, gracing screens and various media platforms with her captivating presence.

Early Life and Education: Growing up in Venezuela

Shannon was brought up apparently an only child in her place of birth, by her yet unnamed father and mother whose professions are also a mystery. It can be said that virtually nothing is known about her interests during early childhood, as she has chosen to keep this sort of information out of the limelight.

However, most people believed that she had a strong passion for acting and modeling growing up. As for her education, she is thought to have attended an unspecified local high school, from where she most likely matriculated in 2006.

After that, she studied social communication at the University of Santa Maria for three years, but in 2009 transferred to interior design studies, then moved to the US, and never finished her studies.

Full NameShannon De Lima
Known ForModeling career, marriage to Marc Anthony
Profession/OccupationModel, Actress, Entrepreneur
EducationAttended unspecified local high school, studied social communication at the University of Santa Maria, transferred to interior design studies
Net Worth$2.3 million (as of 2024)​​
SpouseMarc Anthony (Ex-Husband), Manuel Sosa (Ex-Husband)​​​​
ChildrenDaniel Alejandro Sosa De Lima, Samuel Rodriguez De Lima
Date of Birth6 January 1989
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Place of BirthCaracas, Venezuela
NationalityVenezuelan, American
Hair ColorDyed bright blond (naturally dark brown)
Eye ColorDark brown
Height5ft 9ins (175cm)
Social Profile LinksFacebook, Twitter, Instagram

Career: Catwalks and cameras

One year before finishing high school, Shannon started her modeling career by participating in the Miss Earth Venezuela beauty pageant, in which she lost first place to Alexandra Braun and was pronounced runner-up.

In 2006, she entered the Caracas Fashion Beach Show in the capital of her home country but failed to win again, though this helped to establish her in the modeling industry.

She relocated to the US three years later, where her career flourished as she was contracted by numerous brands, and became mostly a swimwear model with great success. Eventually, she opened up her own blog and started her own swimwear line, which contributed greatly to her net worth.

Shannon De Lima

Over the years, she appeared in several music videos as well, by artists such as Zion and Lennox, including her ex-husband. Even though Shannon may not be extremely popular in the USA, she is an inspirational figure and meaningful personality to the Hispanic US and worldwide population.

Shadelima’s big screen ventures

As an actress, she’s appeared in only two titles thus far, as she doesn’t seem to be overly interested in pursuing this path. In 2014 she was cast in the Hispanic TV series entitled “El Estimulo”, while five years later, she appeared in two episodes of the comedy TV series entitled “Betty en NY”, also a Hispanic production.

Though she is technically considered an actress, Shannon De Lima is not likely to accept too many roles in the years to come, as her interest lies in fashion for the most part.

Love Life: Marc Anthony’s ex-wife

When it comes to her romantic involvements, Shannon doesn’t seem to be too willing to share such information with the public, and thus she keeps even the most credible sources in the dark regarding this matter.

Thanks to rumors and a few confirmed allegations, however, some details about her love life prior to her ex-husband can be found. For a few years prior to 2007, Shannon dated Venezuelan actor Coko Manuel Sosa, with whom she has a son named Alejandro Sosa De Lima, born on 29 October 2007.

Five years later, she met Marc Anthony during the filming of his “Flor Pálida” music video, in which she starred. They started dating soon afterwards, and following three years of a close relationship, they married in a big Hispanic ceremony on 11 November 2014, to which only the most prominent Hispanic celebrities were invited.

Marc Anthony then took Shannon’s son as his own, and the three began living together at Anthony’s estate in the Dominican Republic. However, after two years of marriage, Marc filed for divorce, finalised on the 13th of February 2017, the reason apparently being that he publicly kissed his ex-wife, Jennifer Lopez.

Shadelima after Anthony

Soon after her divorce, Shannon got into a relationship with boxing superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, though this didn’t last very long. At the start of 2018, there were rumors that Shannon could be dating singer Pipe Bueno, and after the rumor surfaced, a photograph was published of the two kissing.

Even though both of the celebrities have yet to confirm any further romantic involvement, the fans remain hopeful that everything has worked out between them, and Shannon is thus considered to be taken at the moment, though without any valid verification from the sources.

Who is her husband Marc Anthony?

Born Marco Antonio Muñiz under the sign of Virgo on 16 September 1968, in New York City USA, Marc Anthony is a 50-year-old Hispanic actor, producer, composer, singer and writer of Puerto Rican roots, and Catholic beliefs. He was raised by his mother Guillermina Muñiz, who was a housewife, and his father Felipe Muñiz, who was a musician; he’s named after Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muñiz.

He was brought up in East Harlem – Spanish Harlem or ‘El Barrio’ (meaning ‘The Neighborhood’ in Spanish). Since his father was a professional guitarist, Marc was taught to sing in both Spanish and English at a very young age. He also listened to numerous performers from varying genres, ranging from rock and blues to pop and salsa, later describing Puerto Rican bandleader and percussionist Tito Puente as his greatest childhood motivation and inspiration.

He started as a singer and musician and then joined the world of cinematography with his own stints. Nowadays he has his own website. and is considered one of the most prominent Hispanic individuals living in the USA, and extremely popular with Hispanic audiences all over the world.

Marc on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) offers a very reliable summary of Marc’s works within the world of film, showing a total of 35 soundtrack production credits, 26 acting credits, eight composing credits, and two producer credits.

His latest work was writing the song called “Amor, Amor, Amor” for an episode of “The Clash”, which aired in 2018. His last acting credit relates to the film entitled “In the Heights”, which is now in the filming process and due to be released at some point in 2020.

His most popular movie appearance is as Samuel Ramos in 2004’s “Man on Fire” starring Denzel Washington, while his most popular soundtrack is from the legendary film entitled “The Mask of Zorro” from 1998.

His lengthy love life

Marc’s romantic history dates back to 1994, when he welcomed his daughter, Arianna Muñiz, with his then-girlfriend, Debbie Rosado. Their relationship also saw the adoption of a son named Chase Muñiz.

On 9 May 2000, Marc tied the knot with former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres in a lavish ceremony in Las Vegas. Together, they share two sons: Cristian Marcus Muñiz, born on 5 February 2001, and Ryan Adrian Muñiz, born on 16 August 2003.

A year before their second son’s birth, the two experienced various marriage difficulties and split up for a while, reconciling on 7 December of the same year in a new ceremony. However, their divorce was officiated in January 2004, and they’ve been apart since.

In June 2004, he married world-famous singer Jennifer Lopez, who gave birth to their twin children named Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian David Muñiz on 22 February 2008. An interesting fact regarding their birth is that People magazine paid a total of $6 million to get the first pictures of the babies. After buying two houses in New York, they separated in July 2011, while their divorce was officiated in 2014.

Marc after J-Lo

Five months after legally separating from Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony married Shadelima, and after their divorce, there hasn’t been much speculation regarding who he might be dating. It could be that Marc is now choosing to keep this information a secret, or that he is simply not interested in anyone at the moment.

What is Shannon De Lima’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered just how rich Shannon De Lima could be around 2024? According to estimates by sources, it’s estimated that Shannon’s wealth is well over $2.3 million, made by lending her appearance to various brands throughout her career and giving her fashion expertise to her fans all over the world, most prominently through her own aforementioned website, and with the swimwear line that she owns. Seeing as her career is still continuing to develop, the specified amount will definitely grow.

Body Measurements

When it comes to Shannon’s physical specifications, she is known to be 5ft 9ins (175cm) tall, while her weight, vital statistics, dress, bra and shoe size are unknown, though her body shape is generally described as voluptuous. She has dyed bright blond hair (naturally dark brown), as well as dark brown eyes and a mostly fair complexion.

Social Media Presence

Given Shannon’s esteemed status as a model and fashion authority, there’s a natural expectation—especially from her peers—that she maintains a close rapport with her extensive fan base. This connection is pivotal in maximizing future project revenues.

By consistently engaging her audience with updates on both her professional projects and personal life, Shannon anticipates a steady rise in income as her social media following expands. It’s evident that Shannon has been attuned to this business strategy for years, as she maintains a strong presence across the three most prominent social media platforms.

With over 500,000 fans on Facebook, upwards of 74,000 followers on Twitter, and a staggering 2.4 million devotees on Instagram, Shannon’s reach knows no bounds.

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