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Naomi Campbell, 50, announces she is a mother as she shares picture cradling a newborn

Naomi Campbell, 50, has announced she is a mother, four years after crediting science with giving her the opportunity to start a family ‘whenever she wants’. 

The supermodel shocked her Instagram followers on Tuesday as she shared a picture cradling her newborn baby girl and announced there was ‘no greater love’. 

Alongside a picture of her daughter’s feet, she penned: ‘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.’ 

Model mum: Naomi Campbell, 50, has announced she is a mother, four years after crediting science with giving her the opportunity to start a family ‘whenever she wants’

Shocking: The supermodel shocked her Instagram followers on Tuesday as she shared a picture cradling a newborn and announced there is 'no greater love' that she could now feel

Shocking: The supermodel shocked her Instagram followers on Tuesday as she shared a picture cradling a newborn and announced there is ‘no greater love’ that she could now feel

The model gave no further details in the post, but tagged her own mother, Valerie Morris-Campbell. MailOnline has contacted Naomi’s representatives for comment.  

Although fans were left reeling, Naomi’s celebrity pals were quick to congratulate her on the happy news.

Singer Rita Ora, 30, said: ‘No deserves this more’ while actress Zoe Saldana, 42, commented: ‘Oh my goodness congrats lady! What a blessing!!’

Designer Marc Jacobs, 58, appeared to have some inclination that Naomi was to become a mum, writing: ‘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.

Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, 25, simply commented a love heart on Naomi’s heartwarming post while Jamie Winstone, 36, said: ‘Wow congratulations Naomi. BIG, BIG LOVE, wow you’re a Mama.’

British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, 49, appeared overwhelmed by Naomi’s news, but also hinted the model’s post may not have been the first time he’s seen the new mum and her daughter together.

He said: ‘Seeing the two of you together made my year. You will bring each other so much joy @naomi.’

No greater love: The model shared a gushing post about motherhood then tagged her own mother, Valerie Morris-Campbell in the post

No greater love: The model shared a gushing post about motherhood then tagged her own mother, Valerie Morris-Campbell in the post

Surprise! It comes after Naomi (pictured last month) admitted that she would 'think about having children all the time' but wasn't planning to rush herself to start a family

Surprise! It comes after Naomi (pictured last month) admitted that she would ‘think about having children all the time’ but wasn’t planning to rush herself to start a family

Naomi’s baby announcement comes after she admitted that she would ‘think about having children all the time’ but wasn’t planning to rush herself to start a family.

Speaking to ES Magazine in 2017, she said: ‘I think about having children all the time. But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want.’

Asked if she would have the child herself rather than adopt, she replied: ‘Maybe. Maybe… Maybe.’ 

However, the Vogue cover girl insisted that she did not want to be a single parent so would find a suitable partner first. 

She said: ‘I do want a father figure. I think it’s important. It’s the way I feel today, sitting here talking to you.’

Discussing the biological pressure women to have children, she added: ‘Now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want’.

She also did not rule out the possibility of adopting children. 

She added to Metro: ‘I’ll see what the universe brings me. For now, what the universe has delivered is very much in the spirit of a chosen family.’

Mix up: In 2019 Naomi denied claims she had adopted a child after fans got the wrong end of the stick when she posted a picture cradling a newborn baby on Instagram on Mother's Day

Mix up: In 2019 Naomi denied claims she had adopted a child after fans got the wrong end of the stick when she posted a picture cradling a newborn baby on Instagram on Mother’s Day

Despite continuously expressing a desire to have children, she said that she was ‘not ready’ for it back in 2019 when she was 49 years old.  

Asked if she would have any kids, she said: ‘Not yet—I’ll see what the universe brings me.’ 

She made the statement shortly after she broke off a fling with One Direction star Liam Payne, 27. 

The same year she was also forced to deny claims she had adopted a child after fans got the wrong end of the stick when she posted a picture cradling a newborn baby on Instagram on Mother’s Day. 

Despite the outpouring of congratulations, Naomi’s representative revealed that she hadn’t adopted and the picture had been taken when Naomi visited an orphanage for abandoned children in Lagos. 

Prior to dating boyband singer Liam, she was in a relationship with grime artist Skepta, 38.   

The couple were reportedly dating for around five months in 2018, with the rapper even referencing her in the song Interlude, claiming she wore sexy underwear for him during a video call.

He penned: ‘How can I fall asleep when I’m on this FaceTime with Nao… shh. She got them ­Victoria Secrets that she’s tryna show me.’

In August 2018, Naomi unfollowed Skepta after he posted a baby scan on Instagram, leading fans to question whether or not they might be expecting.

She deleted any trace of him from her social media, including their raunchy GQ cover which had been released in March of that year. 

Last year, in an interview with Times Weekend magazine, Naomi said she is on good terms with all her previous ex-boyfriends, but admitted she isn’t friends with her ‘last’ ex.

Discussing who she has dated, she said: ‘Why don’t you say it the other way round? Surely it was their privilege just as much as mine to be with them? But yes, I had some wild and exciting times until I changed my life aged 29.

‘Whatever they say about me, I have remained friends with all my exes… except the last one.’

Asked if she means Skepta, she simply said: ‘A lady never discusses the details of her private life.’ 

Whilst Naomi is notoriously private about her love life, she has been linked to a string of high-profile men in the past. 

In 2017, she was linked to billionaire Hassan Jameel, but this short-lived romance quickly fizzled out and he went on to date Rihanna.

Naomi was also famously linked to Gerard Butler in 2007, P Diddy in 2002 and Leonardo DiCaprio in 1995.

Her longest public relationship was with Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin, who she dated for five years until 2013.

Naomi also dated Robert De Niro in the early Nineties, and Mike Tyson in the late Eighties, with both relationships clearly ending on good terms. 

Naomi previously insisted 2021 would be ‘an amazing year’, but acknowledged there are ‘a few more bumps to get through’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Naomi said earlier this year: ‘At the end of 2020, my main reflections were on the need for us to move upward and forward. We have to rise to every challenge and walk through it. 

‘And we will get through it. 2021 is going to be a great year, we’ve just got a few more bumps to get through first. Nothing disappears overnight, but we just need to get through this first quarter. 

‘After that, I believe that this is going to be an amazing year. Actually, I don’t just believe it will be; I feel it will be.’ 


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