Niki Taylor was once on top of the modeling world.Â Her focus now revolves around her twin 11-year old boys. Taylor has lived through her sister’s death, a near fatal car crash, divorce and also a break up with country heart throb Keith Urban.Â
Those aren’t words that first come to mind when reviewing Taylorâ€™s life. In 1995 she saw her younger sister Krissy, also a model, die at age 17 from a rare heart ailment. A year later Taylor’s marriage to the twins’ father, Arena football player Matt Martinez, fell apart. Then there was her battle with prescription drugs and the car crash five years ago that left her clinging to life and resulted in more than 50 surgeries and procedures to repair her wrecked body.
Taylor finds her greatest joy from being a mother and chauffeur to her two boys.
“I love being a mom and the chaos it brings me,” says Taylor, 31, who lives with the boys in four-bedroom, French colonial in Brentwood, Tenn. “It reminds me how lucky and blessed I am.”
She centers the rest of her day on her boys, driving them to summer school, accompanying them on dirt bikes and begging them to pick up after themselves.
Taylor still hopes to find a man to share her love with as well.
Taylor hopes that kind of happiness is in her cards too. “I want to find the right man,” she admits. But only homebodies need apply. â€œOn Friday I just want to stay on the couch and watch a movie with the boys,â€? says Taylor. â€œThat is the perfect night.”