|Jade Foret Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||September 26, 1990|
Jade Foret is a Belgian model who is best known for being the wife of French businessman Arnaud Lagardère. She first gained popularity in 2004 in Belgium for a backless picture that was displayed for the Levis paint brand on the Madou Plaza Tower in Brussels. She has done modeling work for numerous brands such as Armani and has worked in films and TV shows like Louis la Brocante and Traceless.
White Panther, Jade Lagardere
Since Jade started modeling full-time at a young age, she was unable to pursue her full-time education. She did her correspondence courses till 17. However, she failed to graduate.
- Father – Bernard Foret
- Mother – Maïté Foret
- Siblings – Cassandra Foret (Younger Sister) and three older brothers.
- Others – Alexandre Lagardère (Step-son), Emery Lagardère (Step-son)
Jade is represented by
- Dominique Models (Mother Agency)
- Iconic Management
- One Management – New York
- Francina Models – Spain
- Name Models – The Netherlands
- Karin Models – Paris
- MC2 Model Management – Miami
5 ft 11 in or 180 cm
61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Jade Foret has dated
- Émile Mpenza (2008 – October 2009) – Their high-profile romance was the talk of the town. Belgian striker Émile and Jade were very much in love. They broke mutually after almost a year of dating. However, the couple at war then started accusing each other of threats and racist remarks. Émile claimed that Jade Foret had used him to revive her professional career. The latter, counter-attacked by claiming that he had been unfaithful to her at least 6 times, and had especially harassed her morally and even threatened her with strong text messages.
- Arnaud Lagardère (2010 – Present) – Media mogul Arnaud Lagardère met Jade in 2010. Soon, they fell in love and decided to marry in 2013. It was the first marriage of Jade Foret and the second of Arnaud Lagardère who was previously married and had two children. With Arnaud Lagardère, Jade has three children – Liva, Milan and the youngest born Nolan (b. January 16, 2016). The relationship of Jade and Arnaud defies their big difference in age of 30 years. It gained a lot of negative publicity, especially during the broadcast of a documentary devoted to them. They eventually tied the knot in Paris on May 24, 2013.
Race / Ethnicity
Jade’s family has French lineage.
- Blue eyes
- Tall stature
37-25-36 in or 94-63.5-91.5 cm
4 (US) or 36 (EU) or 8 (UK)
10.5 (US) or 41 (EU)
Jade has been the face of various brands such as –
- Levi’s ‘Ambiance’
- Dome casual wear
- Vela Lingerie
- Osse Optic Paris, Carre.
- Armani, etc.
Best Known For
- Tying the knot with Arnaud Lagardère, one of the wealthiest French businessmen.
- Walking the ramp for Armani at the young age of 13.
First Fashion Show
In 2003, Jade walked the ramp for Armani in Italy. She was only 13 years old.
Playing the character of a girl in a bar in the 2008 movie Louis la Brocante – “Louis et la belle brocante”.
Since Jade has a good stature and body, she prefers doing cardio, weights and stomach exercises. She admits that it is hard to keep in shape when you are continuously traveling.
She was suffering from high cholesterol previously, hence she makes it a point to stay healthy and in form. Fitness has always been a part and parcel of her daily life since childhood, thanks to her family.
Jade is flexible when it comes to her nutrition. She tries to follow a balanced diet.
Jade Foret Facts
- She was the second runner-up in the Belgian Metropolitan Top Model contest in 2003.
- Jade was featured in the music video by Kaye Styles called Upside Down.
- She and her first husband have matching tattoos. They have each other’s name on it along with the date when they first met. They got inked after fifth months of togetherness.
- Jade gifted a racehorse to her little sister for her 19th birthday. It was named Ultra De Brekka.
- Jade once met with a car accident and had suffered 4 fractures on the frontal side of her nose. Hence she had her nose operated.
- Her mother has diabetes.
- She created a comic book named Amber Blake. The main character in the comic book looks similar to Jade.
- She was always fond of reading comic books as a child as she had 3 older brothers.
- Jade suffered from bullying in school due to her tall stature and hence admits that she’s shy.
- She firmly believes in ending child abuse and is against it.
- Jade decided to take a break from modeling after the birth of her first child. However, she still is passionate about modeling and occasionally brings her daughter Liva to her shoots.
Featured Image by Jadeforet26 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0