Naomi Campbell has revealed her daughter’s face for the first time in a new interview.
Speaking in British Vogue’s March issue, the 51-year-old model revealed her daughter – whom she welcomed in May – “isn’t adopted” and confirmed to the magazine: “She’s my child “, but declined to share further details.
The doting mum – who never named the dad and was seen on the runway just a month before breaking the news without a bump – also said parenthood “is the best thing I’ve ever done”.
Mother and daughter: Naomi Campbell revealed her daughter’s face for the first time in a new interview and confirmed: ‘She wasn’t adopted – she’s my child’
Naomi played coy during the new interview and, despite confirming her daughter was not adopted, declined to elaborate on her firstborn.
However, Naomi revealed that not many people knew she was planning on becoming a parent and explained, “I can count on one hand how many people knew I had it.”
The veteran catwalk star added, “But she’s the biggest blessing I can imagine.” It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
Candid: Naomi revealed that not many people knew she was planning to become a parent and explained: ‘I can count on one hand the number of people who knew I had it’
Elsewhere in her interview, Naomi insisted she still loves modeling, but admitted that the older she got, the more nerve-racking it became.
“I still like it but it’s annoying!” explained the mother-of-one.
“Because I’m 51 and I walk with girls who are 18!” It’s great to be with these young people at my age, but I have to say that at one of the shows, I was like, “Come on, girls! Pick up your feet! Why are you walking so slowly?
She added, “I definitely feel like my time was happier. We smiled! We have to show our personalities.
Of becoming a ‘mother figure to a younger generation of black models’, Naomi said: ‘There were a lot of times I walked the fashion shows, but I was never chosen for the campaigns commercials and it would hurt – it really hurts.
“I should suck it up and keep moving. Of course, it would have been great to have that support around me back then, but I’m proud to see that happening now, I’m proud to see the diversity now.
Gushing: Naomi – who welcomed her first child in May and was seen on the runway just a month before without a bump (pictured) – gushing parenthood ‘is the best thing I’ve ever done’
Naomi announced she was a mother nine months ago.
The model – who is believed to be single – surprised her Instagram followers when she shared a photo cradling her newborn daughter and said she had never felt “greater love”.
Giving a first glimpse of her new arrival with a photo of her baby girl, whose name has not been revealed, Naomi wrote: ‘A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother.
‘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.
Model mum: Naomi announced she was a mother in May, four years after crediting science with giving her the opportunity to start a family ‘whenever she wants’
The model gave no further details in the post.
Naomi last dated rapper Skepta in 2018, but had a fling with Liam Payne the following year. he’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 deprived of her love life, she has previously said she is ‘on good terms’ with her exes and is not believed to be dating anyone new at this time. .
Mix: In 2019, Naomi denied claims she had adopted a child after fans got the wrong stick when she posted a photo cradling a newborn on Instagram on Mother’s Day
Naomi has kept her baby news a secret from the world, but her mother Valerie Morris-Campbell shared her thoughts on the arrival, saying she was “beyond thrilled”.
Sharing the same photo, she posted: ‘Congratulations to my daughter Naomi on the birth of her daughter, I’m beyond thrilled as I’ve waited a long time to be a grandmother. ❤️ @naomi #proud #mother #grandmother #love #family’.
Naomi then commented on the snap: “We love you mum ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Congratulations! Naomi’s mum shared she was ‘beyond thrilled’ to become a grandmother after the model welcomed her first child
Naomi’s baby announcement came after she admitted she would be ‘thinking about having kids all the time’ but wasn’t planning on rushing to start a family.
Speaking to ES Magazine in 2017, 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.
When asked if she would have the child herself rather than adopting him, she replied: “Maybe. Maybe maybe.
However, the Vogue cover girl insisted she didn’t want to be a single mother and would therefore find a suitable partner first.
She said, “I want a father figure. I think it is important. That’s how I feel today, sitting here talking to you.
Discover the full article in the March issue of British Vogue available for digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 22 February.
Dating history: Naomi last dated rapper Skepta (pictured) in 2018