Lily Aldridge hails from a fashion-oriented family which includes her mother, Laura Lyons who was Playboy Playmate of the month in her younger days. Her siblings include half-sister Saffron Aldridge, a multiyear face of Ralph Lauren in the 1990s; half-brother Miles Aldridge, who is a fashion photographer.
At the age of 17, Aldridge donned the cover of the August 2003 Spanish Vogue, besides appearing in editorials for Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, and Elle Girl. She had roles in advertising campaigns for Rocawear, Arden B., Shiatzy Chen, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox Cosmetics, Coach, JCrew, Charles David, Levi’s, J Brand, Accessorize, and Velvet Tees.
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In 2010, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and walked her second Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, in which she was given her wings for the first time. In January 2011, Lily was on the cover of the February issue of British GQ, and also got noticed through an editorial for V Magazine with fellow angels Heatherton and Swanepoel.
In September 2010, Us Magazine reported that Aldridge was engaged to Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill. They met in 2007 at the Coachella Festival. The couple married on May 12, 2011 at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. On December 29, 2011, Followill and Aldridge announced that they are expecting their first child together. Aldridge gave birth to their daughter, Dixie Pearl Followill, in June 2012.