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Model Naomi Campbell welcomes first child, a baby girl, at 50

Campbell shared a photo on Instagram of her cradling her daughter's feet with a caption saying she's "so honoured to have this gentle soul in my life".

Model Naomi Campbell welcomes first child, a baby girl, at 50

FILE PHOTO: Naomi Campbell presents a creation by designer Anthony Vaccarello as part of his Spring/Summer 2020 women's ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Saint Laurent during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

Model Naomi Campbell announced on social media on Tuesday (May 18) that she has welcomed her first child and shared a photo of her cradling her daughter's feet.

"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," Campbell, 50, wrote on Instagram.

Campbell's mum, Valerie Morris Campbell, also shared the same photo with a message congratulating her daughter and saying: "I'm beyond thrilled as I've waited a longtime to be grandmother."

No details of the birth or the baby's name were given.

FILE PHOTO: International supermodel and activist Naomi Campbell speaks to Reuters during an interview in London, Britain, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Congratulations poured in from other fashion industry figures.

Designer Marc Jacobs posted: “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.”

British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful wrote: “Seeing the two of you together made my year. You will bring each other so much joy.”

Campbell was the first black model to appear on the covers of French Vogue and Time magazine. She was also the first black model on the cover of American Vogue's key September issue.

The British native began her career as a teenager and has modelled for fashion heavyweights such as Versace, Chanel, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana. She has also championed African designers and co-produced April's Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, Nigeria.

(Source: Reuters/AP) 

Source: Reuters/ap