‘I was listening to Bob Marley’: Naomi Campbell, 51, gives rare insight into the ‘special moment’ she became a mother to baby girl ‘via surrogate’
- The supermodel, 50, surprised fans when she announced she had become a mother to a baby girl on Tuesday, saying she was ‘honoured and humbled’
- Sources have since claimed that she will soon resume her various business commitments because of her hard work ethic
- The supermodel is understood to have welcomed her daughter via surrogate, but is yet to confirm the paternity of her child
- It was claimed that Naomi’s secret boyfriend will help her raise her first child in New York City, where the couple reportedly live
Naomi Campbell has revealed she was listening to Bob Marley during the ‘special moment’ she became a mother for the first time.
The model, 51, surprised fans with the news last week that she’d welcomed a baby girl, with reports later claiming she had become a parent through a surrogate.
Naomi shared the candid detail about her daughter’s birth on her YouTube series No Filter, saying: ‘Music is like… In my most special moments, you know I just became a mum, I had Bob Marley playing. That’s my roots, you know? It’s my roots.’
Candid: Naomi Campbell, 51, has revealed she was listening to Bob Marley during the ‘special moment’ she became a mother for the first time
Last week Naomi shared the news that she had become a mother for the first time after welcoming a baby girl.
Shortly after, the supermodel told fans she was ‘honoured and humbled’, amid claims she’s set to raise her daughter with her ‘secret American boyfriend’.
The model is said to have welcomed her baby via a surrogate, with unearthed pictures of the star taken three weeks before her baby’s arrival showing her out in New York City – where she now lives.
Naomi spoke about motherhood as she interviewed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, 74, on her YouTube show.
New mom: The model surprised fans with the news last week that she’d welcomed a baby girl, with reports later claiming she had become a parent through a surrogate
Legend: During the interview, Naomi discussed the important of music in her life, in particular the works of Bob Marley, who died in 1981 when he was just 36
Speaking out: Naomi shared the detail about her daughter’s birth on her YouTube series, saying: ‘In my most special moments, you know I just became a mum, I had Bob Marley playing’
Interacting with fans as her YouTube recording aired, Naomi wrote on the live stream chat: ‘Hello my darlings, thank you so much for the pre birthday wishes… and for my new chapter as a mother I’m honoured and humbled.’
A source previously told People that Naomi wanted to become a mother for over a decade, saying: ‘She’s wanted a baby for a long time, more than 10 years.’
The insider added: ‘Anyone who’s surprised Naomi is having a baby on her own, her own way, and on her own timetable doesn’t know Naomi Campbell. Hasn’t she redefined everything she’s ever touched?’
Friends have also told The Daily Mail that they believe Naomi – who never knew her father and was raised largely by her grandmother – used a surrogate.
Broody: It comes after Naomi (seen at the Michael Kors show in April) admitted that she would ‘think about having children all the time’ but wasn’t planning to rush herself to start a family
Sources close to the model added to The Sun that Naomi is in a ‘wonderful place’ and how it finally felt like the ‘perfect time’ to become a parent.
The insider said: ‘Naomi has really mellowed in the past year and is in a wonderful place in life. She has been living in America with her boyfriend and is really happy. It finally felt like the perfect time to become a mother and she is over the moon.
‘The first lockdown allowed her to stop and take stock of the important things and she decided now was the time to properly look into starting a family.’
Naomi reportedly recently told her team that she wants to quit working over weekends, just weeks before making her baby announcement.
The star kept her baby news a secret from the public, but a handful of friends, family and fashion insiders were in the know.
Speaking out: Naomi spoke with fans about motherhood as she interviewed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, 74, on her YouTube show No Filter with Naomi
Naomi announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday as she shared a picture of her newborn’s feet alongside the caption: ‘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.’
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, Naomi has previously stated she is ‘on good terms’ with her exes and was not believed to be dating anyone new when she announces the arrival of her daughter.
Naomi Campbell: A timeline of her torrid love life
By Andrew Bullock
As Naomi Campbell becomes a mother aged 50, we look back at the supermodel’s torrid love life – from pop stars and actors to business tycoons and oil magnates…
2019: Liam Payne
Naomi was linked to One Direction star Liam Payne, 23 years her junior, following her break-up from Skepta and his break-up from Cheryl.
They are said to have enjoyed a few dates but it was ultimately short-lived.
It began with a seemingly harmless flirtation on Instagram, liking and commenting on one another’s steamy posts.
Liam described her as ‘perfection in a person’, with her branding him ‘a beautiful soul’. They were then spotted at the concert of musician Davido at The O2 in London.
There were reports about Liam bragging about the couple’s ‘mind-blowing’ sex, but when Naomi was asked outright about the tryst on The Jonathan Ross Show she said the rumours were ‘humorous’. Any romance appeared to end shortly after this.
Short-lived: Naomi was linked to the One Direction star Liam Payne, 23 years her junior, following her break up from Skepta and his break up from Cheryl [pictured 2021]
Their raunchy cover of GQ magazine, in only their underwear, sent fans wild.
But rapper Skepta and Naomi’s tryst appeared to be done and dusted before too long.
Of the shoot, Naomi said afterwards: ‘We basically did that shoot on our own, it wasn’t for any publication, and once I saw the pictures I was like “no, no, no we should come out…”
‘And so then I started making some calls. It wasn’t like I was going to wait months for it to come out – it’s either got to come out in the next few or it ain’t coming out at all.’
Come out indeed it did, with the duo taking part in a joint interview at the time, playing coy about any romance. To this day it’s still unclear, but Skepta seemingly mentioned Naomi on one of his tracks in 2020. They are thought to still be close.
Hot off the press: Rapper Skepta and Naomi’s tryst appeared to be done and dusted before too long, shortly after appearing in a joint GQ shoot in their underwear [pictured 2019]
2017: Louis C. Camilleri
It was claimed in 2017 that Naomi was dating Egyptian multimillionaire Louis C. Camilleri, who was 66 at the time.
The supermodel was said to be enjoying a string of London dinners with the businessman, who was worth over £150 million.
Naomi reportedly met Louis through their shared love of Formula One as they frequented the same races and are said to have met and bonded at the events.
Vested interests: Louis Carey Camilleri is pictured at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy in 2018
2016: Hassan Jameel
In July 2016, Naomi was pictured looking cosy with billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel when they attended the British Summer Time Festival together in London – although their romance was never confirmed.
In 2017, it was claimed that the supermodel had fallen out with singer Rihanna after she was spotted putting on a steamy display with Hassan, 32, in Ibiza.
The Sun reported at the time that Naomi was disgruntled that the singer and Hassan, who split in early 2020, had fallen so hard – as she hates feeling ‘second best’.
Snapped: In July 2016, Naomi was pictured looking cosy with billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel when they attended the British Summer Time Festival together
2009-2013: Vladislav Doronin
Thought to be her longest relationship, Naomi dated Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin for five years.
They enjoyed lavish trips to the topics together and appeared to have a solid romance, but it ended in 2013.
Long-term love: Thought to be her longest relationship, Naomi dated Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin for five years [pictured 2012]
2008: Marcus Elias
This dalliance was brief, but Naomi and Brazilian equity magnate Marcus Elias were said to be engaged at one point.
Their relationship both began and ended in 2008, however.
Runaway bride: This dalliance was brief, but Naomi and Brazilian equity magnate Marcus Elias were said to be engaged at one point [pictured 2008]
2007: Gerard Butler
Naomi and the Scots action star were rumoured to be an item in 2007 when they were seen hanging out together on multiple occasions.
Seemingly a friendly ex to many, Naomi has since been seen socialising with him at events, despite their alleged romance fizzling out.
Friendly exes: Naomi has been seen socialising with Gerard Butler at events, despite their alleged romance fizzling out in 2007 [pictured 2009]
2005-2006: Badr Jafar
Naomi and oil heir Badr Jafar were reportedly a couple for 10 months.
Apparently, for Naomi’s 35th birthday, he hired out eight floors of the Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai to throw her a £1 million party. He himself has an estimated worth of £2 billion.
Party hard: Apparently, for Naomi’s 35th birthday, Badr Jafar hired out eight floors of the Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai to throw her a £1 million party [pictured 2012]
2002: P Diddy
It’s still unclear how romantic Naomi and music star P Diddy were, but they were linked in 2002.
Since, they have been very close friends and are thought to consider one another more as siblings.
Close but no cigar: Naomi and music star P Diddy were linked in 2002. Since, they have been very close friends [pictured 2017]
1998-2002: Flavio Briatore
Flavio Briatore – the boss of Benetton – was with Naomi from 1998 until they parted ways in 2002.
The Italian – who is 21 years Naomi’s senior and worth £258 million – famously said after their split: ‘She’s great but better as a friend than a girlfriend!’
Naomi later told Marie Claire: ‘I’m not going to be a trophy. If you expect me to be in the kitchen cooking breakfast in high heels, looking as though I just stepped out of a fashion magazine, it’s not going to happen.’
Flavio of the month: Despite a lengthy dalliance, Naomi and Flavio Briatore split because, according to Naomi, he wanted her as ‘a trophy’ [pictured 2001]
1995: Leonardo DiCaprio
Known for a revolving door of romances, a penchant for models and being seemingly disinterested in settling down, Leonardo DiCaprio was perhaps a kindred spirit for Naomi when they were linked in 1995.
The couple’s dalliance was fleeting, however. They appeared to have remained pally ever since, seen chatting at events on many an occasion since.
Still friends: Naomi and Leonardo Dicaprio are seen chatting at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in Los Angeles in 2007 – 12 years after being romantically linked
1993-1994: Adam Clayton
While she has never been married, Naomi was previously engaged to U2 bass player Adam Clayton after getting together in 1993 and despite their split in 1994, the stunner has always spoken fondly of the musician.
In a 2015 interview with the Irish Independent, she mused: ‘I’m friends with the whole [of U2]. The whole band were great. Their kids are all grown up.
‘It’s nice to know people for so long and still have a relationship… I only have very positive things to say about him. I am very proud of Adam.’
Nearly beloved: While she has never been married, Naomi was previously engaged to U2 bass player Adam Clayton after getting together in 1993
1992: Robert De Niro
In the early 90s, Naomi was briefly linked to Hollywood star Robert De Niro.
But, addressing her dating life at the time, she told WSJ: ‘For me, privacy is important to know each other, and I always worry that my job will not allow that.
‘But I have ways. I was taught that by Robert De Niro. Being alone doesn’t mean you are lonely. I don’t have time to be bored, and I don’t have time to be lonely.’
Spotted: In the early 90s, Naomi was briefly linked to Hollywood star Robert De Niro
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