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Did Naomi Campbell adopt? Fans curious as model, 50, shares photo of her baby

Jane Corscadden May 18, 2021
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Did Naomi Campbell adopt? Fans are curious as the model, 50, shared a photo of her baby girl on social media earlier today. Many are wondering if she adopted or if she used a surrogate, as fans didn’t know she was set to become a mum.

So, do we know whether Naomi Campbell adopted or used a surrogate?

How did Naomi Campbell have a baby?

On social media today, many people have been wondering how Naomi Campbell had a baby. This is due to the risks attached with having a baby naturally at the age of 50, and the fact that Naomi Campbell had made no previous public announcement that she was pregnant.

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In a 2017 interview with ES Magazine, Naomi Campbell talked about having her own children. She said she often thinks about starting a family but wasn’t going to rush to do so.

She added: “I think about having children all the time. But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want.”

In the same interview, she was asked whether she would have the child herself rather than adopt. She said: “Maybe. Maybe…Maybe.”

So far, so inconclusive.

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In 2019, Campbell told the Wall Street Journal that she wasn’t ready to become a mum just yet – adding that she was happy with surrounding herself with a “chosen family” for now.

Did Naomi Campbell adopt or use a surrogate?

So, this has led to many fans being curious about if Naomi Campbell did adopt or if she used a surrogate to have her baby girl.

In her announcement post on Instagram, she said: “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.”

Famous friends of Naomi’s replied to this post, with designer Marc Jacobs commenting: “Oh my God!!!! Today is the day?? How absolutely incredible.” This suggests that her close friends probably knew that she would be expecting a child, but that it was not publicly known.

So, although it is not known whether Naomi Campbell did adopt or if she used a surrogate, it is clear that she has wanted to start a family for a long time and is now in the position to do so.

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Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.