A Modern Day Family!
Ricki Lander, 38, is usually reserved when it comes to her personal life but the girlfriend of New England Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft, 76, finally debuted the much-anticipated picture of her daughter named Monarch.
“This year has been overflowing with love, light, and blessings. A beautiful little angel came into our lives. She has brought more love and joy than I ever could have imagined. I love you so much little one…Thank you for choosing me as your mommy! #mothersday.” The actress shared a picture of her cradling her little angel.
Lander who has been dating Kraft for fives years clearly is overjoyed by what motherhood has brought into her life. A rep for Kraft confirmed back in March that he did not father the child but did in fact fully support Ricki and the baby.
In a statement released earlier this year, a spokesperson for the Patriot owner said, “Last Fall, Ricki Noel Lander became the proud mother of a beautiful, healthy baby. While Robert Kraft is not the biological father, he is thrilled with Ricki’s blessing of having a healthy child. With respect to her family’s privacy, we will not be commenting any further.”
Even though Kraft is not the biological father to Ricki Lander’s daughter, the billionaire seems to be committed to helping raise Ricki’s daughter and support the new mother.
The New York Post reported in February that Kraft purchased a mansion in Los Angeles for the model where she and her daughter reside full time. Sources also reported earlier in the year that the businessman is “taking full care of Ricki and the baby.” He is reportedly splitting his time between his home in Boston and Lander’s home in Los Angeles.
Speculation surrounds Lander on whether she carried her daughter or used a surrogate. And there has been no mention of who the biological father is of Monarch.
Kraft is a widow who lost his beloved wife Myra Kraft in 2011 after her battle with cancer. The two who were married for 48 years share four sons together who are grown. In a 2013 interview with the Boston Globe, Robert said of his wife’s passing, “I sort of feel robbed. I try to stay very busy, I basically work seven days a week. I try to do new things, to meet new people.”