British supermodel Naomi Campbell has become the mother of a baby girl at the age of 50, she said Tuesday in a surprise announcement on Instagram.
“A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother,” she wrote alongside a photograph of her hand cradling a tiny pair of infant feet.
“So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life,” she continued, adding that there were “no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love.”
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. pic.twitter.com/SYxfeh4yev
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) May 18, 2021
Campbell did not give more details.
She had spoken previously about becoming a mother, telling the Evening Standard magazine in 2017 that “I think about having children all the time.”
But she added that “with the way science is I think I can do it when I want.”
Celebrities were quick to offer their congratulations.
“Oh my God!!!!! Today is the day?? How absolutely incredible. How lucky she is and how lucky you are! What a wonderful Mother you will be. Blessings all around,” wrote designer Marc Jacobs on Instagram.
“oh my goodness congrats lady! What a blessing!!!” said actress Zoe Saldana.
YouTube, where Campbell has launched her own channel, also chimed in.
“Such beautiful news, massive congratulations Naomi,” the video-sharing site’s official Instagram account posted.
The jet-setting, barrier-breaking model still poses for magazine covers, in between charity and NGO work – particularly in Africa – and reality TV appearances.
In 2019, when asked about children by WSJ magazine, she replied: “Not yet – I’ll see what the universe brings me.”