‘My love’s first steps’: Naomi Campbell, 52, shares rare snaps of her 12-month-old daughter walking for the first time
Naomi Campbell took to Instagram on Sunday to share rare snaps of her 12-month-old daughter.
The 52-year-old model, who has yet to release the girl’s name, raved about her 12.9 million followers as the little one took her first steps.
The little one strutted beside her famous mother, who held her hand tenderly as they trotted with their backs to the camera through lush grounds.
‘My love’s first steps’: Fashion show queen Naomi Campbell, 52, shared rare snaps as her 12-month-old daughter strutted for the first time on Sunday
Naomi donned an all-black ensemble as her long, luscious locks fell past her poker-straight shoulders.
The model lovingly guided her daughter who wore a soft peach print tracksuit with purple trim.
The little one took her first steps in white trainers as her raven hair was styled in a pink bow.
Cute: The tot strutted next to his famous mother, who tenderly held his hand as they jogged with their backs to the camera through lush grounds (pictured together earlier this year)
Come with me: The model lovingly guided her daughter who wore a soft peach print tracksuit with purple trim
Naomi gushed: ‘My love, my heartbeat First steps walking’ [sic].
The statuesque star stunned fans when she announced the birth of her daughter last May. just weeks after appearing on the New York Fashion Week catwalk with no visible baby bump.
But she says the nine-month-old – whose biological father has never been named – is hers amid growing speculation over her biological parentage.
Speaking to the latest edition of British Vogue while posing with her daughter for an exclusive cover shoot, the model confirmed, “She’s not adopted, she’s my child.”
Sweet: Naomi gushed: ‘My love, my heartbeat First steps walking’
Unexpected: Naomi welcomed her first child in May but was seen on the runway just a month before without a baby bump (pictured)
Naomi played coy during the new interview and, despite confirming her daughter was not adopted, declined to elaborate on her firstborn.
However, she admitted that very few of her wide circle of friends and family knew she was planning to become a parent.
She explained: “I can count on one hand the number of people who knew I had it. But she is the greatest blessing I can imagine. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
Naomi has been traveling a lot in recent months, but she insists her daughter isn’t afraid to fly.
Catwalk: Speaking to the latest edition of British Vogue while posing with her daughter for an exclusive cover, the model confirmed, “She’s not adopted, she’s my child.”
She said: ‘I’m lucky my little one likes to travel like me – no whining when taking off or landing. She’s a nice girl: she sleeps very well, she hardly ever cries’
She added: “I always knew that one day I would be a mother, but this is the greatest joy I can imagine.” I’m lucky to have her and I know it.
The model – who is believed to be single – surprised her Instagram followers in May by sharing a photo of herself cradling her newborn daughter.
Offering a first glimpse of her new arrival with a photo of her baby girl, she wrote: ‘A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother.
Model mum: Naomi announced she was a mother in May 2021, four years after crediting science with giving her the ability to start a family ‘whenever she wants’
‘So honored to have this sweet soul in my life, there are no words to describe the lifelong bond I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love.
Naomi last dated rapper Skepta in 2018, but had a fling with Liam Payne the following year. She’s also had high-profile relationships with the likes of Diddy, Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson, and Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin over the years.
Despite being notoriously private about her love life, she has previously said she’s “on good terms” with her exes and won’t be dating anyone new at this time.
HOW DID NAOMI BECOME A MOTHER AT 50?
Naomi hasn’t revealed how she welcomed her daughter but has previously spoken about her many options for starting a family
Some mature mothers choose to have a baby through surrogacy, when someone has a baby for a couple who cannot have a child themselves.
The straight surrogacy uses the surrogate’s own eggs to conceive and can take place at home through artificial insemination, using an insemination kit, or through a clinic using IUI or IVF with the surrogate acting as a known egg donor.
Surrogacy is legal in the UK, but it is illegal to advertise surrogate mothers. No financial benefit other than reasonable expenses can be paid to the surrogate mother.
Naomi previously hinted at the possibility of looking into surrogacy when she said, “I think about having kids all the time. But now, with the way science is, I think I can do it whenever I want.
More and more mothers are waiting until later in life to have children, but pregnancies after 50 are still quite rare.
A woman’s fertility begins to decline in her early thirties. After age 35, her viable egg count begins to drop more rapidly.
However, celebrities have made headlines for having children in their later years, including Janet Jackson who had her son, Eissa Al Mana, at 50.
Naomi said she wanted to welcome a child with a partner, saying, “I want a father figure. I think it is important. That’s how I feel today, sitting here talking to you’
She also hinted that she wanted to create a traditional family when she announced: “I want the same things as all the other women: the house, the children, the land”
In another interview, she said, “I would like to have children. I neglect nothing in life. I love children and I will always love them.’