Naomi Campbell pregnancy riddle as it is revealed she has a secret boyfriend in US

NAOMI Campbell sparked a pregnancy riddle ­yesterday by announcing she is a mum at 50.

The Brit supermodel called her girl a “beautiful little blessing” on Instagram.


Naomi, who has been secretly dating a US boyfriend for the past 18 months, was photographed looking slim as recently as last month.

But yesterday she posted a snap of her cradling a newborn’s feet.

She told her 10.4million Instagram followers: “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 has spoken for several years of her desire to have a baby and once said “science” can help her to have one at any age.

Some fans speculated that Naomi — who turns 51 on Saturday — may have used a surrogate.

Her fashion designer pals were stunned and delighted at the surprise announcement.

Marc Jacobs, 58, said: “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.”

Donatella Versace, 66, gushed: “Naomi, today I go from being sista to auntie!! I am so so so happy for you and I can’t WAIT to meet her!!”

British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, 49, added: “Seeing the two of you together made my year. You will bring each other so much joy.”

London-born Naomi is believed to have told only a select few ­family members and friends of her impending motherhood.

Naomi’s exes from sport, film and music

NAOMI Campbell has had a string of A-list boyfriends over the years.

Mike Tyson, 1989-1990: She dated the boxer after his split from his first wife Robin Givens.

Robert De Niro, 1992: She is said to have had a turbulent relationship with the actor but they are now good friends.

Adam Clayton, 1993-1994: The U2 bassist was asked for the one thing he desired and replied: “A date with Naomi Campbell.” They subsequently got engaged.

Leonardo DiCaprio, 1995: She had a brief fling with the actor, two years before his breakout role in Titanic.

Flavio Briatore, 1998-2002: Naomi got engaged to the ex-F1 racing head but later decided they were better as friends.

P Diddy, 2002: Rumours swirled she had a fling with the rapper but they now consider each other like siblings.

Badr Jafar, 2005-2006: She dated the oil heir for almost a year and he spent £1million on her 35th birthday party.

Marcus Elias, 2008: After a whirlwind romance, the Brazilian equity magnate is believed to have been her third fiancé.

Vladislav Doronin, 2008-2013: Naomi had her longest relationship with the Russian billionaire.

Louis C Camilleri, 2017: She had a shorter one with the Egyptian tobacco boss.

Hassan Jameel, 2017: She is rumoured to have had a fling with the Saudi businessman before he dated Rihanna.

Skepta, 2018: She had dates with the grime star and they did a shoot together in their undies.

Liam Payne, 2019: Had a surprise fling with the ex-1D singer, including “mind-blowing sex”.

She kept the news hidden from her team until just half an hour before yesterday’s announcement.

Last night a friend said: “This is typical Naomi. She loves to surprise people and keep them on their toes. It is really fantastic and happy news.

“At a time when everything feels so negative in the showbiz world, she hopes this will help lift some spirits.”

According to pals, she was inspired to have a baby relatively late in life by fellow supermodel, and good friend, Iman, now 65.

She had her daughter Lexi in 2000 aged 45, after tying the knot with music legend David Bowie.

The recent Covid pandemic is also said to have given Naomi some valuable thinking time.

A source close to the star said: “Naomi has really mellowed in the past year and is in a wonderful place in life.

“She has been living in America with her boyfriend and is really happy. It finally felt like the ­perfect time to become a mother and she is over the moon.

“The first lockdown allowed her to stop and take stock of the important things and she decided now was the time to properly look into starting a family.

“She recently told her team that she no longer wanted to work at weekends and has been prioritising the things in her life that make her happy.”

Fans noted she had a hospital band on her wrist in her motherhood photo, which is believed to have been taken in the US.

Naomi was last seen in public on April 20, without a bump, when she arrived for the Michael Kors show at New York Fashion Week.

She has spoken several times in the past about how she hoped to become a mother – with or without a partner.

She said in 2014: “I do want to have children, whether I have a man or not. I will have it on my own.”

Three years later Naomi 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.”

But in 2019 she revealed she felt comfortable enough with her “chosen family”, which includes her protege, South Sudanese model Adut Akech, 21.

Asked if she felt ready for children, she said: “Not yet – 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’.”

As well as continuing to appear in catwalk shows in recent months, Naomi has staged regular workouts on Instagram Live.

Last night her motherhood announcement post had racked up more than 650,000 likes.

She was also swamped with goodwill messages from fans and celebs, including singer Rita Ora and actresses Sophie Turner and Zoe Saldana.
Surrogacy has become hugely popular in the US.

Robbie Williams, 47, and Ayda Field, 42, used one to have their third and fourth children, daughter Colette, two, and son Beau, one.

Kim Kardashian, 40, and Kanye West, 44, also had two of their children — Chicago, three, and Psalm, two — via a surrogate ­following complications during her first two pregnancies.

Stardom beckoned early for Streatham-born Naomi, with her first job an appearance in Bob Marley’s Is This Love music video at the age of seven. When she was 12, she tap-danced in the video for Culture Club’s I’ll Tumble 4 Ya.

At 15 she was fatefully scouted by Beth Boldt, the world-renowned head of Synchro model agency, while she was out shopping in Covent Garden.

Within a year she had graced the cover of Elle magazine and would go on to work with top designers including Versace, Azzedine Alaia and Isaac Mizrahi.

Aged 18 she became the first black model on the cover of French Vogue — achieving the same feat with Time Magazine.

She has appeared on the front of more than 500 publications and also featured in a string of music videos for A-listers including George Michael, Michael Jackson and Madonna.

Tiny odds on natural pregnancy

By Dr Zoe Williams

IT is possible to have a baby naturally at 50, but extremely rare.

It is rare for any woman over 45 to conceive naturally without any medical intervention. But it does happen. I remember one patient very surprised to get a positive pregnancy test aged 52.

If someone would like a baby later in life, there are many different ways to become a parent.

This might involve IVF treatment using your own eggs but over 50 the chances of success are low — only around one per cent.

You can use donor eggs which means you can still experience pregnancy and carry the baby. There is also the option of using a surrogate or adoption.

People will question whether Naomi is too old to become a mum. I think absolutely not.

Naomi is in great health. She is always taking care of herself.
She has every quality required to give this baby the best home and upbringing.

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