Naomi Campbell turned 51 on May 22, and received birthday tributes from some old and new friends, before posting a baby picture of herself. The famed supermodel — who announced she had welcomed her first child on Tuesday — may have gotten the early birthday gift of motherhood, but she also got well wishes from some of Hollywood’s best and bright-est.
Cindy Crawford and Kim Kardashian were just a few to pay to tribute to their !con!c friend on her special day, as both took to social media to share some moments in time with the British-born beauty.
Naomi posted a photo of herself as baby with the caption ‘BLESSED AND GRATEFUL,’ tag-ging her mom Valerie Morris-Campbell in the post.
And veteran supermodel pal Cindy Crawford led the charge on friend tributes, as she shared a photo of the two from their early modeling days ba-ckstage at a fashion show.
‘Happy birthday to this beauty and new mom! Looks like you already got the best present ever!,’ she wrote. And Kim Kardashian shared a photo of the two at Diddy’s 50th birthday where they sported elegant gowns, wishing her a simple ‘Happy Birthday.’
Other tr!but-es she received included Lionel Richie, Irina Shayk, and Donatella Versace who all had their own messages for the legendary fashion vet.
Donatella revealed her nickname for the model ‘Omi’ in her tr!but-e. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Your first birthday as a mamma!! I hope you have the best day with your little angel. I love you!,’ the Italian powerhouse wrote.
And Irina referred to Campbell as a ‘hot mama,’ while posting a photo of the two from a night out.
The crooning father of Sofia Richie also came through with a g*sh*ng message as he called her a ‘trailblazer’ and teased ‘can’t wait to see the baby’.
‘You are a trailblazer on and off the runway, a true p*on**r! Happy Birthday & Congrats on the very special journey of motherho-od you’re about to embark on…can’t wait to see the baby.’
And Lenny Kravitz wrote ‘A new life is on the hor*z*n. Love you sis. X**’ As many of the birthday tributes nodded at, Naomi confirmed she had become a first time mom just this week. She coyly shared a photo of her hand holding two little feet and called her daughter a ‘beautiful blessing.’ ‘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.’
A source told People that she had wanted to become a mom for over a decade. ‘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?’
Over the course of her career Naomi has enjoyed a string of relationships including an engagement to Flavio Briatore before she ended things after four years in 2002.
She had her longest relationship with Billionaire businessman Vladislav Doronin, dating him from 2008 to 2013. He filed a lawsuit aga!nst her in September 2020 after cla!m!ng she owed him money that she refused to pay back per TMZ.
After she shared her baby news this week a source at The Sun cla!m!d she’s had a secret boyfriend since 2019 who may have aided in her childbearing.
Others have specul-ated that she used a sperm donor or a su**og*te based on her age, and she recently walked in a Michael Kors fashion show just last month where she was seen sans-bump.