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Naomi Campbell becomes a mother – and shares photo

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has announced that she has become a mother.

Campbell, 50, shared a photograph of her hand cradling a pair of tiny feet on Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday afternoon, 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,” the caption read.

Campbell, has not shared the baby’s name or date of birth, or any other details.

Those in her inner circle appeared to have been aware of the news, with British Vogue editor Edward Enninful commenting on Instagram: “Seeing the two of you together made my year. You will bring each other so much joy @naomi.”

Naomi Campbell at the Arise fashion event in Lagos.
Naomi Campbell at the Arise fashion event in Lagos in December. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP

Designer Marc Jacobs, who Campbell has modelled for often over the past three decades, wrote: “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.”

Her mother, Valerie Morris-Campbell, posted the same picture on Instagram with the caption: “Congratulations to my daughter Naomi on the birth of her daughter, I’m beyond thrilled as I’ve waited a longtime to be grandmother.”

Campbell made her catwalk debut in 1986 and remains at the apex of the fashion industry, walking for Kim Jones’s debut Fendi aute couture show in January, alongside Kate and Lila Moss, Christy Turlington and Demi Moore. She is also a campaigning voice for catwalk diversity, and in December flew to Lagos to promote African fashion for Arise fashion week, for whom she is a patron and mentor.

In recent years she has reached a new audience with her YouTube show, No Filter with Naomi, on which she memorably, and presciently, revealed her comprehensive preflight hygiene routine in July 2019. In March 2000, she was photographed flying home for the first lockdown wearing a full hazmat suit accessorised with a Burberry cape, an outfit now on display in the Fashion Museum’s 2020 Dress of the Year exhibition in Bath..

In 2018, Campbell told Vogue Arabia: “I’d love to have kids. I don’t discount anything in life. I love kids and always will. When I’m around children, I become a child myself. That’s the little girl I don’t ever want to lose.”

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