Naomi Campbell Breaks The 'Biological-Clock' Stereotype, Welcomes Second Baby at the Age of 53
Naomi Campbell took to Instagram to announce the arrival of her baby boy making her a mother of two at the age of 53
Naomi Campbell is known to break stereotypes when it comes to her professional career. She has also carried on this tendency in her personal life by taking on motherhood in her 50s, as reported by Today. Recently, she welcomed her second child, a son, and she made the happy announcement on Instagram. This makes her a mother of two, having welcomed a girl just two years ago.
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The 53-year-old supermodel broke the happy news to the world through an adorable photo in which she and her daughter are holding her son's tiny hand. It is quite evident that Campbell is elated with this adorable family of hers that she has been gifted by God. The caption of the post read, "My little darling, know that you are cherished beyond measure and surrounded by love from the moment you graced us with your presence, A True Gift from God, blessed! Welcome, Babyboy." She also added, as a note of encouragement for all her fellow ladies out there struggling with the process of becoming a mother that it is never too late.
The model's comment section was filled with love and congratulatory messages from fans as well as celebrities like Donatella Versace and Zoe Saldana. @freakymarko wrote about the positive impact of Campbell's success, "Naomi having a baby at 53 is proof that it’s never too late to have kids". @johnson4favour congratulated her and commented, "A massive congratulations 🎊 ma'am. Welcome to the world 🌎 little champ. God be with you. Amen".
The shift in conditions has encouraged many women to choose when they want to take on motherhood. During the pandemic, even though the overall birth rate in the USA suffered a decline, it was reported that women in their 40s were more likely to become mothers, according to the NY Times. There are plenty of reasons for this trend, the first being the economic stability that women achieve at that age, which makes them capable of providing their children with all the amenities they desire without any form of dependence on others.
Still, there is a lot of social taboo around such a decision, but stories like that of Campbell are sure to inspire other women and also provide hope to those women who are struggling to achieve their dream of becoming mothers. The success story emphasizes that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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. pic.twitter.com/SYxfeh4yev— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) May 18, 2021
Campbell also used social media to share the news of her daughter's arrival in the world two years ago. At that time she posted an image of herself holding her daughter's tiny feet with the caption, "A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother, So honored 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." Nine months after announcing the arrival of her daughter, Campbell did a cover shoot with her for Vogue's March 2022 issue. In that issue, she talked about her life as a mother and her desire to take on that role.
She also clarified that her daughter was not adopted. In the issue she said, “I’m reliving nursery rhymes, playing and discovering how many great new toys there are out there in the world!" She shared about her wish to be a mother and said that she always knew she wanted that role but had no idea how satisfactory and joyous it was till, having her daughter.