Naomi Campbell has welcomed her first child. On Tuesday (May 18), the 50-year-old supermodel announced the exciting news, sharing a picture of her cradling her newborn daughter’s tiny feet in her hand.
“A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother,” Campbell captioned the post on Twitter. “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.”
On Instagram, Campbell’s fans and celebrity friends congratulated her on the happy news.
“Omg!! Congrats mama! Love you,” actress Ryan Destiny 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,” designer Marc Jacobs added.
“Many many many congratulations to you and to your family,” actress Jodie Turner-Smith wrote. “The village that will now rally around you and support you in cultivating that little angel!!!! What an incredible blessing!!!”
Campbell has been open about wanting to be a mother in the past. On Tuesday, a source close to her told Page Six, “Naomi has been wanting to be a mother for a long time and it finally happened. She is the godmother to many friends and family’s kids and has always looked forward to the day of starting her own family.”
In 2017, Campbell told Evening Standard magazine she wanted to welcome a baby into her life but wasn’t rushing any specific timing. “I think about having children all the time,” she said. “But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want.”
See Campbell’s Twitter photo of her newborn daughter below.