Actress and model Brigitte Nielsen has confessed her fears of being mistaken for her newborn baby daughter’s grandmother as she gets older.
The 55-year-old and her husband Mattia Dessì, 39, welcomed their little girl Frida into the world on June 22, making the blonde beauty now a mother of five.
Although thrilled at becoming a mum again, she confessed that the thought of people mistaking her for the grandmother of the beautiful baby when its time for her to go to school does worry her.
While having another child was something the model fought hard for, going through 10 years of in-vitro fertilisation treatment, she knows some might think she is too old. But that hasn’t stopped her urging other women not to give up on their hopes of becoming a becoming a mother later in life.
She said: “Some women think, ‘oh my God, I’m too old’. Well, yeah, I can understand people saying, ‘how dare she? But how many men have their first kids in their 60s and 70s and they never doubt it?
“Do I understand that [people] are a bit skeptical? Yes, I understand. I also totally respect the fact that not everybody likes it and agrees with it, but it is my life.”
The actress isn’t the only well-known face to have welcomed another addition into their family well into their 60s and 70s, including actor Rowan Atkinson, who became a father again at 62 and Rolling stones legend Ronnie Wood who was 68-years-old when he welcomed twin baby girls into the world.
Then there is Janet Jackson who became a mother for the first time in January 2017, at the age of 50, proving it is never too late to start a family.
In fact more women are choosing to wait until later in life to fall pregnant with the average age continuing to increase as the years go by. According to a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the average age of women who gave birth in 2015 was 30.3, compared to 29.7 in 2005.