Sunday 23 September 2018

'We are overjoyed... It’s been a long road, and so worth it' - Brigitte Nielsen (54) gives birth to her fifth child

Brigitte Neilsen debuts her baby bump on Instagram | Photo: @realbrigittenielsen
Brigitte Neilsen debuts her baby bump on Instagram | Photo: @realbrigittenielsen
Brigitte Nielsen and her partner said they were ‘overjoyed’ at the birth of their daughter (Yui Mok/PA)
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Brigitte Nielsen has given birth to her fifth child at the age of 54.

The Danish model-turned-actress and her husband Mattia Dessi "have never been so in love" after welcoming their baby girl into the world on Friday, whom they've named Fiona.

In a statement, the couple told People magazine: “We are overjoyed to welcome our beautiful daughter into our lives.

“It’s been a long road, and so worth it. We’ve never been more in love.”

The reality TV star is already mother to four sons, 34-year-old Julian, whom she has with first husband Kasper Winding, 28-year-old Killian with Mark Gastineau, and 25-year-old Douglas and 23-year-old Raoul Jr., whom she has with fourth husband Raoul Mayer.

The star announced her pregnancy news in two separate posts on Instagram last month, which showed off her burgeoning baby bump.

On one, she wrote: "family getting larger #me #family #brigittenielsen #babybump (sic)"

Whilst on the second she added: "happy time positive vibes #happyness #positivevibes (sic)"

The 'Cobra' actress caused a stir on social media with her pregnancy announcement, with many fans calling her an "inspiration" for having another child later in her life.

Responding to one fan, Brigitte wrote: "Nobody has the rights to lead your own decision unless you allow them to do so. You're the only one in charge of yourself and your own happiness. Best of luck!"

Brigitte has been married to Mattia since 2006, but was previously wed to Kasper for a year from 1983 to 1984, before she enjoyed a two-year marriage to Sylvester Stallone from 1985 to 1987, followed by Sebastian Copeland in 1990 until 1992, and then Raoul from 1993 to 2005.

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