Patriots Owner Robert Kraft’s Girlfriend Shares First Photo of Daughter He Didn’t Father

Ricki Noel Lander Robert Kraft Daughter First Photo
Ricki Lander and Robert Kraft attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 7, 2018. Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images

Baby’s big debut! Robert Kraft’s girlfriend, Ricki Lander, shared the first photo of her daughter, who was fathered by another man.

“This year has been overflowing with love, light and blessings. A beautiful little angel came into our lives,” the actress captioned an Instagram snap on Sunday, May 13, of herself cradling the infant. “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 New England Patriots owner, 76, and Lander, 38, announced in a statement in March that she gave birth to “a beautiful, healthy baby” in the fall of 2017. A spokesperson for the NFL team told the Boston Globe at the time that while Kraft “is not the biological father, he is thrilled with Ricki’s blessing of having a healthy child.”

The New York Post reported in February that Kraft bought a mansion in Los Angeles for the model and is supporting her and the child. The couple have been dating on and off since 2011.

The businessman is the father of four adult sons — Jonathan, Daniel, Joshua and David — with philanthropist Myra Kraft, to whom he was married from 1963 until her death in 2011.

Lander’s Instagram post came nearly one week after she and Kraft attended the 2018 Met Gala together at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. He wore a classic black suit at the fashion event, while she donned a blush-colored dress with pink and purple flowers.

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