Naomi Campbell Said Having Children Gave Her the “Lifelong Bond” She Needed

Elizabeth Randolph - Author

Jun. 30 2023, Updated 12:10 p.m. ET

Naomi Campbell attends Chopard ART Evening at the Martinez on May 23, 2023 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Chopard)
Source: Getty Images

Supermodel Naomi Campbell shocked her fans when she announced in May 2021 that she quietly had a child at age 50. Before welcoming her daughter, she spent most of her life traveling the world and dominating global runways. Additionally, she found romantic love several times and had two marriages with Flavio Briatore and Vladislav Doronin.

Article continues below advertisement

Since sharing the news of her daughter with the world, Naomi has since also welcomed a son, and has expressed her feelings about the life-changing role of being a mom.

Naomi Campbell wearing a yellow dress on the red carpet.
Source: Getty Images
Article continues below advertisement

A look at Naomi Campbell's two children, and what she's said about motherhood.

Following several years of using her social media accounts to flaunt her signature poses, past runway looks, and events she attended, Naomi used her platform in May 2021 to share a significant change to her personal life. On the model’s Instagram and Twitter pages, she posted a photo of her baby’s feet.

Prior to the post, Naomi hadn’t revealed to her followers that she was expecting children.

Article continues below advertisement

In the heartwarming caption, the supermodel wrote: “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.”

Naomi and her daughter graced the cover of Vogue UK's March 2022 issue. The Empire star spoke fondly of her baby girl during her interview and noted how her daughter “sleeps very well” and “hardly ever cries.”

She also told the outlet that her baby "wasn’t adopted — she’s my child."

Article continues below advertisement

Although she doesn’t shy away from discussing her daughter’s personality, Naomi still wants to maintain her little one’s privacy. Per Vogue, she chose to keep her child's name private, with plans to give more details in her memoir.

Article continues below advertisement

“I can count on one hand the number of people who knew that I was having her,” she told the outlet. “But she is the biggest blessing I could ever imagine. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.”

Then, in June 2023, Naomi surprised fans by announcing that she had welcomed a son into the world. She posted a beautiful photo in which the model can be seen holding her baby, captioning it: "My little darling, know that you are cherished beyond measure and surrounded by love from the moment you graced us with your presence. A True Gift from God, blessed ! Welcome Babyboy."

She added: "It’s never too late to become a mother."

Article continues below advertisement

The comments section was flooded with well wishes from fans and celebrities alike.

"Congratulations Omi!!" wrote Donatella Versace.

"So happy for you! Welcome baby boy," wrote Iman.

It's unclear if Naomi chose surrogacy to have her children, though some fans believe that her prior comments indicate she likely did. As she told the Evening Standard in 2017, "I think about having children all the time, But now with the way science is, I think I can do it when I want."

More from Distractify

Latest Entertainment News and Updates

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.