|In her own time: Supermodel Naomi Campbell has revealed she is keen to start a new chapter in her life and become a mother|
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has revealed she is keen to start a new chapter in her life and become a mother. The 45-year-old supermodel, famous for her fiery temper, said she does not know ‘which way’ she will have children but that motherhood is something she has ‘always’ thought about.
She said it will happen in her own time as she is ‘not rushing to anyone’s drumbeat.’ She's a legendary supermodel, having walked the catwalk for all the top designers, so it's fair to say that Naomi Campbell knows her stuff when it comes to fashion. No wonder she looked so fab at Matthew Freud's star-studded party in London.
Miss Campbell has previously been linked to a string of powerful men including boxer Mike Tyson, actor Robert De Niro, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin and former Formula One team boss Flavio Briatore, but none of the relationships lasted.
When asked if her longevity as a model was in part due to not taking time out to have children, she replied: ‘Well, I’m not saying I won’t have children. I could have children. I just don’t know which way I’ll have children.
'But I think I’ll have children, everyone thinks I’ll be a good mother. I’ve always considered it. I’ll just do it when I’m ready. I’m not rushing to anyone’s drumbeat, I’m going to my own.’ Miss Campbell was raised by her single mother, Valerie, who said she would like to be a grandmother but added ‘I don’t want to force’ it.
|Mum's the word: Naomi said her mother Valerie has inspired her to raise a child on her own|
Born in Streatham, south London, and having travelled the world since being discovered while she still a 15-year-old schoolgirl, Miss Campbell remains a big name in the fashion world.
She was the first black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. She believes she is now ‘more mellow’ and admitted that she has ‘made some big mistakes’ but feels she has ‘made amends’ for them.
‘My behaviour at certain points in my life...I was growing up, just learning how to live, and I had to do it in front of the world,’ she said. ‘I hope that I’m forgiven, as I forgive those who have hurt me too.’
|Not true: The model also shot down rumours that she is dating actor Idris Elba, 43, after reports he had split from the mother of his 23-month-old son|