Celebrity Parents New Mom Naomi Campbell Has 'Wanted a Baby for More Than 10 Years,' Source Says Naomi Campbell, 50, announced Tuesday that she had welcomed her first baby, a girl By Georgia Slater Georgia Slater Twitter Georgia Slater is a writer/reporter on the Parents team at PEOPLE. She began at the brand in 2018 as an editorial intern and later returned as an intern on the Food team. Upon graduating from the University of Maryland in 2019, Georgia worked as an entertainment intern at USA Today before coming back to PEOPLE as a digital news writer. In April 2021, she began her role as a Parents writer/reporter. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 20, 2021 04:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Naomi Campbell has had motherhood on her mind for quite some time. The supermodel, 50, who announced Tuesday she had welcomed her first child, a girl, has been thinking about becoming a mom for years, a source tells PEOPLE. "She's wanted a baby for a long time, more than 10 years," the source says. "And 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," adds the source. "Hasn't she redefined everything she's ever touched?" Campbell shared the happy baby news on Instagram with a sweet photo of her hand holding the infant's feet. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Everything New Mom Naomi Campbell Said About Wanting Kids Before Arrival of 'Beautiful' Baby Girl "A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother," the supermodel shared. "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." In the comment section, several famous friends congratulated Campbell on becoming a parent, including Zoe Saldana, who wrote, "❤️❤️❤️ oh my goodness congrats lady! What a blessing!!!" The star has yet to reveal the name of her baby girl. Getty Campbell has previously been open about her desire to become a parent, including in 2018 when she told Vogue Arabia about how kids bring out a bubbly side of herself. "I'd love to have kids. I don't discount anything in life. I love kids and always will," she told the magazine at the time. "When I'm around children, I become a child myself. That's the little girl I don't ever want to lose." Samir Hussein/WireImage Additionally, the No Filter with Naomi podcast host said prior to that that she has pondered becoming a mother but was in no rush to make it happen at a specific time. "I think about having children all the time," she told Evening Standard magazine in May 2017. "But now with the way science is I think I can do it when I want." Campbell then told WSJ. Magazine in October 2019, as far as having kids went at that time, "Not yet — I'll see what the universe brings me."