Who is Naomi Campbell?
Naomi Campbell is an English model, actress, singer and businesswoman. After starting her career at the age of 15, Naomi Campbell has gone on to become one of the most popular supermodels of her generation.
Naomi Campbell’s full name is Naomi Elaine Campbell. She was born on May 22, 1970, in Lambeth, London, England to her mother, Jamaican-born dancer, Valerie Morris. Naomi Campbell’s father was absent in her life. As of July 2022, Naomi Campbell is 52 years old.
About Naomi Campbell’s parents
Naomi Campbell’s mother, Valerie Morris was born in 1951. Naomi Campbell’s biological father abandoned her mother when she was four months pregnant with Naomi Campbell. As a result, Naomi Campbell has never met her father. As a growing child, Naomi Campbell spent her early years in Rome where her mother, Valerie Morris worked as a modern dancer. While Valerie Morris was travelling with the dance troupe, Fantastical, Naomi Campbell stayed with relatives. In the 90s, Valerie Morris married Cliff Blackwood (father of actor, Richard Blackwood). Naomi Campbell was twelve years old at the time. Valerie Morris and Cliff Blackwood later got divorced but Naomi Campbell and her step-brother Richard remained friends.
About Naomi Campbell’s siblings
Naomi Campbell has two stepbrothers from her mother’s marriage to Cliff Blackwood. They are Richard Blackwood and Pierre Blackwood.
a. Richard Blackwood is a British actor, rapper and presenter. He was born on May 15, 1972. As of July 2022, Richard Blackwood is 50 years old.
b. Pierre Blackwood is Naomi Campbell’s other half-sibling. He was born in the year 1985 in England, United Kingdom. Pierre Blackwood is 36 years old as of 2022. Almost nothing is known about Pierre Blackwood because he likes to stay away from the media.
About Naomi Campbell’s marriage and wedding
As of July 2022, actress and model Naomi Campbell has never been married and has no husband. However, she has been involved in a series of high-profile relationships. In an interview, Naomi Campbell said that becoming successful in her line of work required her to make some personal sacrifices.
“I’d say the sacrifice is really finding that soulmate who will understand you. It’s really like you feel if they look at you, as if you’re strong…. You know, I’m strong but I’m also sensitive. I know that in relationships, I have to compromise.”
List of people that Naomi Campbell has dated
- Adam Clayton and Naomi Campbell dated in 1993.
- Flavio Briatore and Naomi Campbell dated in 1998.
- P Diddy and Naomi Campbell dated briefly in 2002. The two remain very good friends.
- Hassan Jameel and Naomi Campbell dated in 2016.
- Louis C. Camilleri and Naomi Campbell dated in 2017.
- Skepta and Naomi Campbell dated in 2018.
- Liam Payne and Naomi Campbell dated in 2019.
- Vladislav Doronin and Naomi Campbell dated in 2008.
- Sylvester Stallone and Naomi Campbell dated in 1990.
- Kola Aluko and Naomi Campbell dated in 2013.
- 50 Cent and Naomi Campbell dated in 2004.
- Robert De Niro and Naomi Campbell dated in 1993.
- Prince Albert of Monaco and Naomi Campbell dated in the 1990s.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell dated in 1995.
- Quincy Jones and Naomi Campbell dated in 2006.
- Mike Tyson and Naomi Campbell dated in 1989.
- Eddie Murphy was rumoured to have dated Naomi Campbell. The time of their relationship is currently unknown.
- Lenny Kravitz and Naomi Campbell dated in 2016.
- Badr Jafar and Naomi Campbell dated in 2016.
- Johnny Depp and Naomi Campbell dated in 1998.
- Matteo Marzotto and Naomi Campbell dated in 2004.
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Flavio Briatore
Naomi Campbell dated Formula One racing head, Flavio Briatore in an on-and-off relationship from 1998 to 2002. During their relationship, Naomi Campbell and Flavio Briatore got engaged. However, things did not work out as they broke up not long after. According to Naomi Campbell, it was Briatore’s unreasonable expectations that led to the crashing of their relationship.
“I’m not going to be a trophy. If you expect me to be in the kitchen cooking breakfast in high heels, looking like I just stepped out of a fashion magazine, it’s not going to happen.”
However, other sources claim that the reason for their breakup was because Naomi Campbell had a fiery temper. Flavio Briatore is said to have brought one of Naomi’s exes, Matteo Marzotto on his yacht. This led to Naomi Campbell throwing a giant fit and eventually they broke up.
“She’s great but she’s better as a friend than a girlfriend “
According to reports, Naomi Campbell and Flavio Briatore are still on very good terms. They even vacationed together in Kenya alongside Briatore’s wife. This happened in 2013. Naomi Campbell now considers Flavio Briatore her mentor.
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Robert De Niro
American actor and producer Robert De Niro and Naomi Campbell made headlines in the early 90s before they had a falling out. It was later rumoured that Campbell had wanted De Niro to be the father of her children. Apparently, they started dating in 1993 and then broke up in 1999.
In an interview, Naomi Campbell said:
“For me, privacy is important and I always worry that my job won’t allow that. But I have ways. I was taught that by Robert De Niro.”
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Adam Clayton
Adam Clayton is the bass player for the music band, U2. Clayton and Campbell dated from 1993 to 1994. Three months into their relationship, Clayton proposed to Naomi Campbell and she accepted. Sadly, the relationship fizzled out and they broke up in 1994. In a 2015 interview, Naomi Campbell stated that she is still friends with the U2 band.
“It’s nice to know people for so long and still have a relationship. I only have positive things to say about him. I am very proud of Adam.”
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Louis C Camilleri
Naomi Campbell and Maltese-Egyptian multimillionaire, Louis Camilleri dated in 2017. The two were said to have tried to keep their relationship a secret. As a result, they made use of private jets to meet up. Sadly, the relationship later ended and they went their separate ways.
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is known for both his stellar acting skills and his penchant for dating models. Naomi Campbell and Leonardo DiCaprio were romantically linked in the mid-nineties. The pair were said to have had a brief fling in 1995 but it did not last very long and they split.
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Badr Jafar
Naomi Campbell reportedly dated oil heir, Badr Jafar for 10 months. In 2016, Jafar was said to have booked the eight floors of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai to celebrate Naomi Campbell’s birthday, a party which allegedly cost him one million pounds. The relationship did not last and they broke up due to Naomi Campbell getting in a fight with the chef Jafar hired to cook at the romantic dinner. Campbell allegedly wrecked furniture and fittings worth 30,000 pounds because she did not like the starters and wine that the chef served her.
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Vladislav Doronin
Supermodel Naomi Campbell dated Russian billionaire, Vladislav Doronin for five years. They met in 2008 and reportedly broke up in 2013. After their split, Campbell sued Doronin to get back some of her things that were in Doronin’s possession. Doronin countersued Campbell, stating that she withheld his belongings that are worth more than $3 million dollars. Doronin also claimed that Naomi Campbell owed him money that he lent her over the course of their relationship and was refusing to pay him back. It is currently unclear how much money Campbell allegedly owed Doronin and how things are between them at the moment.
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Skepta
British supermodel Naomi Campbell dated grime artist, Skepta in 2018 after they were introduced by mutual friends. They confirmed their relationship when they graced the cover of British GQ together. The photos were very intimate in nature with Naomi Campbell wearing underwear from Skepta’s “Mains” clothing line. However, the relationship did not last as the couple split in April 2018, after a few weeks of being together. It was reported that the reason for the breakup was when Naomi Campbell discovered that another woman was expecting Skepta’s child.
About Naomi Campbell’s relationship with Liam Payne
Liam Payne’s relationship with Naomi Campbell began in January 2019, six months after his split from his ex-girlfriend, Cheryl. In 2019, Campbell and Payne spent Valentine’s day together in Naomi Campbell’s New York apartment. The two were also seen having flirty exchanges online. In January 2019, Payne posted a picture of Naomi Campbell to his Instagram page, captioning it:
“Don’t give me those eyes.”
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Naomi Campbell broke things off with Liam Payne in April 2019 because they were living different lives. A source close to the two said:
“Liam and Naomi had a lot of fun together, they got on well and had a laugh. But it just wasn’t meant to be.”
Naomi Campbell and Michael Jackson’s relationship
After Naomi Campbell starred in Michael Jackson’s ‘In the Closet’ video, rumours emerged that the two were romantically involved. According to a story by Karen Faye, who was Michael Jackson’s former make-up artist and close friend, Naomi Campbell was saying dirty things to Michael Jackson while they were on set for the video shoot, things like “I want to suck your d**k”. Faye reflected that Michael was embarrassed about the situation and asked for advice on what to do from his makeup artists. Interestingly, the two always said nice things about each other during interviews.
About Naomi Campbell’s children
As of July 2022, Naomi Campbell is the mother of one child. The supermodel has a daughter who was born in 2021.
About Naomi Campbell’s daughter:
The birth of Naomi Campbell’s daughter took fans by surprise. Naomi Campbell announced the birth of her daughter in May 2021 via Instagram. The model is yet to reveal the name of her baby. It has been speculated that as of July 2022, the baby is about a year old. Naomi Campbell and her daughter graced the cover of the March 2022 edition of British Vogue.
Did Naomi Campbell adopt her child?
It was rumoured that Naomi Campbell adopted her child but she shut down those rumours in her interview with British Vogue, saying:
“I can count on one hand the number of people who knew that I was having her. But she’s the biggest blessing I could ever imagine. It’s the best thing that I’ve ever done.”
Naomi Campbell also told Australian television presenter and journalist Sarah Harris that her child wasn’t adopted.
“She wasn’t adopted, she’s my [biological] child”.
There are also other unconfirmed reports saying that the baby was born via surrogacy.
Naomi Campbell’s baby father
As of July 2022, Naomi Campbell has not revealed the identity of her baby’s father. There were rumours that Skepta is the child’s father but these speculations were shut down after the model shared her baby’s photo and fresh reports emerged that the baby might be mixed.
About Naomi Campbell’s battle with addiction
Naomi Campbell reportedly started taking cocaine and alcohol in 1997 after her friend, fashion designer, Gianni Versace was murdered. Campbell said that the first time she tried cocaine was when she was 24 years old to help her alleviate her workload.
“I think what is scary about cocaine is that you start to feel confident and indispensable. You become short-tempered….Your little charm goes, the little glow in your face goes.”
Campbell also said that singer, Mary J. Blige inspired her to check into rehab and made her seek help. Mary J. Blige has also had trouble with drugs and alcohol in the past.