18th May 2021
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has announced that she has become a mother.
Campbell, 50, shared a photograph of her hand cradling a pair of tiny feet on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday afternoon, with the caption: “A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother.”
“So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love,” the caption read.
So far, she has not shared the baby’s name or date of birth, or any other details.
A few close friends appear to have known of the news and offered their congratulations.
Designer Marc Jacobs was among those to congratulate the London-born model, who had not previously revealed that she was to become a mother.
British Vogue editor Edward Enninful also offered his congratulations, writing: “Seeing the two of you together made my year. You will bring each other so much joy.”
Campbell’s mother, Valerie Morris Campbell, also posted on Instagram, expressing her joy at having a granddaughter: “I’m beyond thrilled as I’ve waited a long time to be a grandmother,” she wrote.
She had spoken about wanting to be a mother a couple of years back, saying she always had a desire to have a child.
“I think about having children all the time. But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want,” she told the Evening Standard.
Social media was rife with fans of Campbell’s who said the focus should not be on whether Campbell used surrogacy – if indeed this was the case.
Janet Jackson also gave birth to her first child at the same age. Such commentary is frequently aimed at women who decide to have children later in life, whereas, in the case of first-time fathers who also make this choice in their fifties and beyond, an eyelid is not blinked.
We know why of course, thanks to the topic of fertility in women always driving conversation, but it still feels tiresome, nevertheless.