Supermodel Naomi Campbell surprised the world in May last year when she announced she had become a mother. The 51-year-old fashion icon kept details surrounding her journey to motherhood extremely private, however, she posted a picture cradling her newborn daughter’s feet at the time, 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.”
Now, Campbell is opening about motherhood in an interview with British Vogue. She says: “I always knew that one day I would be a mother."
The star graces the cover of the publication’s latest issue with her now 9-month old baby daughter.
When asked if she would elaborate on the birth of her first child, she simply says: “She isn’t adopted - she’s my child.”
"I can count on one hand the number of people who knew that I was having her," she shares. "But she is the biggest blessing I could ever imagine. It's the best thing I've ever done."
On her experience of being a mother, Naomi says she “feels like a kid again” as she enjoys experiencing life through the eyes of her daughter.
"I'm reliving nursery rhymes, playing and discovering how many great new toys there are out there in the world! And dolls! Things I couldn't even dream of," she says.
The model has always been lowkey about her private life - choosing never to marry and never coming out publicly about the men she has dated. Her decision to become a mother at the age of 50 represents an increase in the amount of autonomy and control women have regarding marriage and motherhood. Alternative fertility options such as IVF, surrogacy, and artificial insemination are becoming increasingly normalised, giving women more power and freedom than ever before over their bodies and ‘biological clock’.
We love a confident queen who does things on her own terms. And as much as she has given to her career, we know that she is giving her all to being a mom too. On her new role as a parent, she says: “My daughter comes first. Everything I do, I do for her – that's it. It's so completely selfless, isn't it?"