‘My love’: Bikini-clad Naomi Campbell, 52, shares rare snaps with daughter, 16 months, on holiday in the Maldives
She recently enjoyed a sunsoaked getaway with friends in the Maldives.
And Naomi Campbell treated fans to more snaps from her time away, featuring rare photographs with her 16-month-old daughter.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, the 52-year-old model shared a series of images that saw her posing in a skimpy white bikini as well as one enjoying quality time with her little girl.
‘My love’: Bikini-clad Naomi Campbell, 52, shared rare snaps with her daughter, 16 months, on holiday in the Maldives in an Instagram post on Monday
Naomi – who has not revealed her daughter’s name or their biological father – captioned the snaps: ‘Mood : My Love & Maldive Daze’.
She donned a tiny two-piece for several snaps that showcased her toned figure.
The mother-of-one looked incredible as she posed up a storm, showcasing her flexibility and agility as she leapt into the air.
Doting mother: The 52-year-old model shared a series of images that saw her posing in a skimpy white bikini as well as one enjoying quality time with her little girl
Naomi had been joined on the holiday by model pal Alton Mason, PrettyLittleThing founder Umar Kumani, and his fiancée Nada Adelle.
The statuesque star stunned fans by announcing the birth of her daughter last May, just weeks after appearing on the New York Fashion Week runway without a visible baby bump.
She later insisted that her daughter was not adopted amid growing speculation regarding their biological parentage.
Sweet: Naomi – who has not revealed her daughter’s name or their biological father – captioned the snaps: ‘Mood : My Love & Maldive Daze’
Quality time: She was enjoying some time away with her little one
Speaking to British Vogue in February while posing with her daughter for a cover shoot, the model confirmed: ‘She wasn’t adopted – she’s my child.’
Naomi played coy during the new interview, and despite confirming her daughter is not adopted, refused to elaborate further on her first born.
However she admitted that very few of her wide circle of friends and family members knew she was planning on becoming a parent.
Stunning: Naomi looked every inch the beach babe as she stripped down to a bikini for a series of snaps with model pal Alton Mason
Jumping for joy! The mother-of-one looked incredible as she posed up a storm in a series of snaps, showcasing her flexibility and agility as she leapt into the air
She explained: ‘I can count on one hand the number of people who knew that I was having her. But she is the biggest blessing I could ever imagine. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.’
Naomi has travelled extensively over recent months, but she insists her daughter doesn’t mind flying.
She said: ‘I’m lucky my little one loves to travel like me – no whimpering taking off or landing. She’s a good girl: she sleeps very well, she hardly ever cries’
Holiday: The pair have been holidaying alongside PrettyLittleThing founder Umar Kumani, who also shared snaps from their getaway on Wednesday with Nada Adelle
She added: ‘I always knew that one day I would be a mother, but it’s the biggest joy I could ever imagine. I’m lucky to have her and I know that.’
The supermodel – who is believed to be single – surprised her Instagram followers in May by sharing a picture of herself cradling her newborn daughter.
Offering a first look at her new arrival with a picture of her baby girl she wrote: ‘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.’
Model mum: Naomi announced she is a mother in May 2021, four years after crediting science with giving her the opportunity to start a family ‘whenever she wants’
Naomi was last in a relationship with rapper Skepta in 2018 but enjoyed a fling with Liam Payne the following year. She has also enjoyed high-profile relationships with the likes of Diddy, Robert De Niro, Mike Tyson and Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin over the years.
Although she is notoriously private about her love life, she has previously stated she is ‘on good terms’ with her exes and is not believed to be dating anyone new at present.
HOW DID NAOMI BECOME A MOTHER AT 50 YEARS OLD?
Naomi has not revealed the method in which she welcomed her daughter but has previously spoken about her many options for starting a family
Some mature mothers choose to have a baby via surrogacy, when someone has a baby for a couple who cannot have a child themselves.
Straight surrogacy uses the surrogates own eggs to conceive and can take place at home using artificial insemination, using an insemination kit or via a clinic using IUI or IVF with the surrogate acting a known egg donor.
Surrogacy is legal in the UK, but it’s illegal to advertise for surrogates. No financial benefit other than reasonable expenses can be paid to the surrogate.
Naomi previously hinted at looking into surrogacy when she said: ‘I think about having children all the time. But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want.’
More mothers are waiting until later in life to have children, but pregnancy after 50 is still quite rare.
A woman’s fertility begins to decline in her early 30s. After age 35, her number of viable eggs starts to fall more quickly.
However celebrities have made headlines for having kids in their later years, including Janet Jackson who had her son, Eissa Al Mana, at age 50.
Naomi said she wanted to welcome a child with a partner, stating: ‘I do want a father figure. I think it’s important. It’s the way I feel today, sitting here talking to you’
She also hinted at wanting a traditional family set up when she announced: ‘I want the same things as every other woman: the house, the kids, the lot’
In another interview she said: ‘I’d love to have kids. I don’t discount anything in life. I love kids and always will.’