EXCLUSIVE ‘She only told a handful of people’: Naomi Campbell’s pal reveals supermodel’s son was born via surrogate following ‘surprise’ announcement
- The Daily Mail also understands that Naomi’s child was born in Los Angeles
Her sudden announcement that she had become a mother again at the age of 53 left Naomi Campbell‘s fans wondering just how she did it.
After all, a little over a week ago she was seen without a bump at a Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris.
And now friends of the supermodel, 53, say that she used a surrogate to have the baby boy last Saturday – just four days after she was seen at the French party.
The Daily Mail also understands that Naomi’s child was born in Los Angeles.
A source close to the star revealed: ‘Naomi has welcomed her newborn son via surrogate, who gave birth on Saturday in Los Angeles.’
Friends of supermodel Naomi Campbell say that she used a surrogate to have her second child (pictured in May 2023)
A little over a week ago Naomi was seen without a bump at a Louis Vuitton fashion show in Paris (pictured on June 20 four days before her baby’s birth)
A source close to the star revealed: ‘Naomi has welcomed her newborn son via surrogate, who gave birth on Saturday in Los Angeles’
They added: ‘It came as a surprise to her wider circle after she only told a handful of people that she was becoming a mum for the second time.
‘Suddenly she postponed a work commitment because she needed to be at her surrogate’s side and the next moment, she had a beautiful baby boy. There was a lot of surprise, and of course happiness.’
Naomi, announced on Instagram that she has welcomed a baby boy, posting a photograph of her son in her arms and her two-year-old daughter holding both their hands.
Her surrogate gave birth on Saturday in Los Angeles, as insiders claim she only told ‘a handful of close friends and family’ about her plans to have another child.
The model told her 15.2million Instagram followers on Thursday: ‘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 baby boy. It’s never too late to become a mother.’
The Daily Mail understands that the mother-of-two is raising her children on her own and is not in a romantic relationship.
Her famous friends in the fashion industry and beyond flooded to her profile to wish their congratulations, including designers Donatella Versace and Marc Jacobs, singer Kelly Rowland, and fellow 90s model Cindy Crawford.
The Daily Mail understands that the mother-of-two is raising her children on her own and is not in a romantic relationship (pictured with her daughter in March)
Naomi also attended the Wales Bonner show during Paris Fashion Week, sitting front row at the designer showcase
Naomi has never revealed how her daughter was born but previously hinted she may have used a surrogate by saying science had given her an opportunity to start a family ‘whenever she wants.’
She became a mother to her first born, whose name remains unknown, in May 2021 and later confirmed, ‘She wasn’t adopted – she’s my child.’
The British fashion icon is said to be saving the rest of the details about her journey to motherhood for her book, which she is yet to begin, but hopes will show that there’s no limit to what women can accomplish.
In an interview with Vogue magazine in February 2022, Ms Campbell said of motherhood, ‘It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.’
Following in her mother’s famous footsteps, her daughter has already graced the cover of British Vogue, appearing alongside her mother for the Spring edition.
A source told the Daily Mail on Thursday: ‘This is what Naomi has always wanted. She is so very happy.
‘She is so excited to her little girl a brother. She is looking forward to the years ahead with so much pride.’
Naomi has previously had high-profile romances with the likes of rapper Skepta, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Vladislav Doronin.
A spokeswoman for Ms Campbell declined to comment.