Model Naomi Campbell announced on Tuesday that she has welcomed her first child, a daughter, and shared a photo of her cradling her newborn’s feet on social media.
“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,” Campbell, 50, wrote on Instagram.
Campbell’s mom, Valerie Morris Campbell, also shared the same photo with a message congratulating her daughter and saying: “I’m beyond thrilled as I’ve waited a longtime to be grandmother.”
No details of the birth or the baby’s name were given. The new mom’s post had been liked 417,000 times in the hour after it was posted, and she has received a flood of support from her followers and fellow celebs.
“How absolutely incredible. How lucky she is and how lucky you are! What a wonderful Mother you will be. Blessings all around,” commented designer Marc Jacobs.
“Many many many congratulations to you and to your family—the village that will now rally around you and support you in cultivating that little angel!!!!” wrote Jodie Turner-Smith.
While the news may come as a surprise to many, Campbell has openly talked about wanting to be a mother. “I think about having children all the time,” she told Evening Standard back in 2017. “But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want.”
The British native began her career as a teenager and has modeled for fashion heavyweights such as Versace, Chanel, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana. She has also championed African designers and co-produced April’s Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria.
Campbell was the first Black model to appear on the covers of French Vogue and Time magazine. She was also the first Black model on the cover of American Vogue’s key September issue.
(Writing by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by Dan Grebler)
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