Naomi Campbell Opened Up About How Motherhood Is The "Biggest Joy" And Said She's "Like A Kid Again" After Revealing Her Daughter Wasn't Adopted

"She wasn't adopted — she's my child."

Naomi Campbell is opening up about her experience of motherhood so far, having announced the arrival of her first child last year.

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In May 2021, Naomi surprised just about everybody when she unveiled the news on Instagram, writing: "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," the caption continued. "There are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love."

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Now posing on the cover of British Vogue while holding her daughter, whose name she has yet to reveal, Naomi said revealed that becoming a mother had been her "biggest joy."

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"I always knew that one day I would be a mother, but it's the biggest joy I could ever imagine," she told the publication. "I'm lucky to have her and I know that."

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"I'm like a kid again," she added. "I'm reliving nursery rhymes, playing and discovering how many great new toys there are out there in the world! And dolls! Things I couldn't even dream of."

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Although clearly keen to keep details about her daughter private, Naomi settled speculation about whether she'd adopted her, saying: "She wasn't adopted — she's my child."

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But the 51-year-old supermodel was more than happy to share updates on how her daughter has settled. "She's a good girl: she sleeps very well, she hardly ever cries and I'm told she's very alert for her age," she said. "She's just started waving, which is fun. She laughs a lot. She's almost talking."

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Further revealing that her daughter already has six teeth, Naomi added: "She loves the light. She's inquisitive. She was looking at everyone [on the photo shoot] — she looks at people right in the eye and for a very long time. She was taking it all in."

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"She is the biggest blessing I could ever imagine," Naomi continued. "It's the best thing I've ever done." And would she have more children? "Why not?" she said.

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You can read Naomi's full interview with British Vogue here.