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Who's Naomi Campbell's mother, Valerie Morris? Baby Instagram post sparks interest

Leigh McManus May 18, 2021
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Who’s Naomi Campbell’s mother, Valerie Morris? People want to know after the supermodel, 50, tagged Morris in the post where she revealed that she gave birth to her first child.

Naomi Campbell welcomes baby daughter

The supermodel surprised fans when she took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that she had given birth to a daughter.

Alongside a photograph of the little one’s feet in her hands, Naomi wrote: “A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother.

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“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.”

Thousands of people were quick to congratulate her, with designer Marc Jacobs writing: “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.”

Her mother, Valerie Morris, wrote on her own profile that she has “waited a long time to be a grandmother.”

The 68-year-old said: “Congratulations to my daughter Naomi on the birth of her daughter, I’m beyond thrilled as I’ve waited a longtime to be grandmother.”

So, who is Naomi Campbell’s mother, Valerie Morris?

The 68-year-old was raised in Streatham, the South London borough where she raised her daughter.

According to You Magazine, Valerie’s parents – a seamstress and a carpenter – moved to the UK from Jamaica in the 1950s. She was just 19 when she had Naomi.

Valerie is very close to her daughter despite living in Kent, England, while Naomi lives in New York City. “If she needs advice, Naomi knows that she can pick up the phone at any time. I am only a call away,” she told You.

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In 2005, Valerie learned that she had invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) , a cancer that affects the cells lining the milk ducts on a woman’s nipples.

Valerie was referred to the Royal Marsden Hospital in London for six months of chemotherapy when she found out her cancer was advanced.

She said despite legal trouble and work, Naomi “pulled out all the stops to be with me when I needed her most.”

Valerie came off the last of her cancer medication in 2013.

She is a devout Jehovah’s Witness and regularly goes out evangelising, an obligation of the faith. “Some people try to bang the door in your face,” she told You.

Twitter reaction to Naomi Campbell’s baby news

Not too many people had any idea Naomi Campbell was even pregnant, never mind ready to give birth. So, naturally, social media is awash with surprise at the news.

One person wrote: “Omg I always thought Naomi Campbell would be that rich auntie with no kids. Congratulations queen.”

Another added, referencing the fact that they didn’t even realise the model was pregnant: “First of all, when was Naomi Campbell even pregnant.”

“Imagine Naomi Campbell was your mom!?” wrote a user called Danielle Black.

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Leigh is a 26-year-old journalist from the north of Ireland. He studied International Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University, where he earned a 2:1 grade. He has worked for Mail Online and has experience with the Liverpool Echo, Irish Mirror and SWNS. Leigh is also a huge music fan and has his own show on a community radio station.