updated 02/08/2008 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/08/2008 AT 8:15 AM ET
With her broken engagement to actor Nick Cannon just a memory from last fall, Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks tells PEOPLE she is now “happy” – and dating New York Giants football star Osi Umenyiora.
“I am content now,” Ebanks, 24, said at the Victoria’s Secret Super Bowl VIP gifting salon. “I learned a lot in the relationship with Nick, and it helped me grow as a woman.”
The Caymanian supermodel calls Umenyiora, 26, her “boyfriend,” but explains, “It’s one day at time for us. I am very happy.”
Among things they have in common, Ebanks is a big sports fan, having played basketball and tennis growing up. (She began modeling at 17, after moving to New York.)
Ebanks reportedly met the 6’3”, 261-lb. defensive end at a New York Knicks basketball game several weeks ago. While the new couple haven’t nailed down specific plans for next Thursday’s Valentine’s Day, Ebanks doesn’t hesitate to say how she’d like to spend it with Umenyiora.
“I want to sit back on a couch and watch a movie or a game, and just spend some quality time together,” she said. “Quietness.”
Cupid Strikes Another
Ebanks isn’t the only Victoria’s Secret Angel whose love life is on the upswing. Adriana Lima, star of the new Victoria’s Secret commercial that debuted on the Super Bowl, is dating Marko Jaric, a guard for the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves.
The day before her ad premiered last weekend, “Marko chartered a plane to be with her on her big day,” says a source. “He flew in Saturday and flew back early Sunday morning so he could be on time for practice.”
As Lima tells PEOPLE: “I’m happy.”