A dalliance with Leonard DiCaprio, four years with Flavio Briatore and ‘romances’ with Liam Payne and Skepta – a look back at new mother Naomi Campbell’s torrid love life as she surprises fans with baby news
- The model, 50, has had her fair share of famous suitors since rising to prominence
- Among her most famous dalliances were a brief fling with Leonard DiCaprio, a four-year relationship with Flavio Briatore and short romance with Liam Payne
- Naomi surprised her Instagram followers on Tuesday as she shared a picture cradling her newborn baby girl and announced there was ‘no greater love’
- The model is believed to be single and was last in a relationship with rapper Skepta 2018 though was rumoured to have a fling with Liam Payne in 2019
Naomi Campbell has surprised her fans with the news that she’s become a mother.
The model, 50, who shared a snap of the newborn on Tuesday, has had her fair share of famous suitors ranging from Hollywood stars to oil tycoons and even a couple of hitmakers.
So as fans mull over the news that Naomi has welcomed her baby despite being thought to be single, here’s a look-back at her colourful and illustrious romantic history.
Surprise! Naomi Campbell surprised fans on Tuesday with the news that she’s become a mother, though the single model has had her fair share of famous suitors
Rumours: In the early 90s, Naomi was briefly linked to Hollywood star Robert De Niro, though their romance was never confirmed
1992: Robert De Niro
In the early 90s, Naomi was briefly linked to Hollywood star Robert De Niro, but the model was tight-lipped on rumours around their rumous.
Addressing her dating life at the time, she told WSJ: ‘For me, privacy is important to know each other, and I always worry that my job will not allow that.
‘But I have ways. I was taught that by Robert De Niro. Being alone doesn’t mean you are lonely. I don’t have time to be bored, and I don’t have time to be lonely.’
Former flame: Nearly beloved: While she has never been married, Naomi was previously engaged to U2 bass player Adam Clayton after getting together in 1993
1993-1994: Adam Clayton
While she has never been married, Naomi was previously engaged to U2 bass player Adam Clayton after getting together in 1993 and despite their split in 1994, the stunner has always spoken fondly of the musician.
In a 2015 interview with the Irish Independent, she mused: ‘I’m friends with the whole [of U2]. The whole band were great. Their kids are all grown up.
‘It’s nice to know people for so long and still have a relationship… I only have very positive things to say about him. I am very proud of Adam.’
Exes: Oscar winner Leonardo, known for his penchant for models and never-ending list of celebrity romances, is thought to have enjoyed a brief fling with Naomi in the mid-90s
Still pals: The pair have remained pals ever since being pictured together at multiple occasions (above at a conservation event in 2010)
1995: Leonaro DiCaprio
Oscar winner Leonardo, known for his penchant for models and never-ending list of celebrity romances, is thought to have enjoyed a brief fling with Naomi in the mid-90s, that ended almost as quickly as it started.
The pair have remained pals ever since being pictured together at multiple occasions, and were pictured on a holiday with Bar Rafeli in 2019.
1998-2002: Flavio Briatore
Flavio Briatore – the boss of Benetton – dated Naomi from 1998 for four years until they parted ways in 2002.
The Italian – who is 21 years Naomi’s senior and worth £258 million – famously said after their split: ‘She’s great but better as a friend than a girlfriend!’
The pair have remained friendly for many years and have even been seen enjoying holidays together
Naomi later told Marie Claire: ‘I’m not going to be a trophy. If you expect me to be in the kitchen cooking breakfast in high heels, looking as though I just stepped out of a fashion magazine, it’s not going to happen.’
Longer romance: Flavio Briatore – the boss of Benetton – dated Naomi from 1998 for four years until they parted ways in 2002
Pally: It’s still yet to be revealed unclear how romantic Naomi and music star P Diddy were, but they were linked in 2002 and have remained close friends since (pictured in 2017)
2002: P Diddy
It’s still yet to be revealed how romantic Naomi and music star P Diddy were, but they were linked in 2002.
Since, they have been very close friends and are thought to consider one another more as siblings, being pictured together at multiple events and even on holiday together in 2014.
Party hard: Apparently, for Naomi’s 35th birthday, Badr Jafar hired out eight floors of the Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai to throw her a £1 million party [pictured 2012]
2005-2006: Badr Jafar
Naomi and oil heir Badr Jafar were reportedly a couple for 10 months in the mid 2000s, before calling it quits in 2006.
Allegedly, for Naomi’s 35th birthday, he hired out eight floors of the Burj al Arab hotel in Dubai to throw her a £1 million party. He himself has an estimated worth of £2 billion.
2007: Gerard Butler
Naomi and the Scots action star were rumoured to be an item in 2007 when they were seen together on multiple occasions
An eyewitness told Canada.com at the time: ‘She came out of the hotel first and got into a waiting SUV.
‘Then a few minutes later, Gerard came out and got into the vehicle. And when they arrived back, they got out of either side of the vehicle and went into the hotel separately.’
Seemingly a friendly ex to many, Naomi has since been seen socialising with him at events, despite their alleged romance fizzling out.
Friendly exes: Naomi has been seen socialising with Gerard Butler at events, despite their alleged romance fizzling out in 2007 (pictured 2009)
2008: Marcus Elias
Naomi and Brazilian equity magnate Marcus Elias were said to be engaged at one point during their short-lived romance which is thought to have began and ended in 2008.
The pair were first spotted kissing in the Mediterranean Sea and the pair later made their red carpet debut at the Canned Film Festival, and though Naomi was later seen sporting an engagement ring, it appeared the couple split soon after.
Thought to be her longest relationship, Naomi dated Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin for five years.
They enjoyed lavish trips to the topics together and appeared to have a solid romance, but it ended in 2013.
At the time a source told Page Six that Vladamir was ‘too swept up in the celebrity lifestyle’ that Naomi was a part of.
They added: ‘In many ways their relationship is like a business arrangement. Naomi brings glamour to his hotels and properties, and he treats her extremely well. But they spend a lot of time apart due to work commitments.’
In 2020 it was reported that Naomi was suing ex Vladislav ‘to get some of her things back that are in his possession,’ according to the New York Post.
Runaway bride: This dalliance was brief, but Naomi and Brazilian equity magnate Marcus Elias were said to be engaged at one point (pictured 2008)
Long-term love: Thought to be her longest relationship, Naomi dated Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin for five years (pictured 2012)
2016: Hassan Jameel
In July 2016, Naomi was pictured looking cosy with billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel when they attended the British Summer Time Festival together in London – although their romance was never confirmed.
In 2017, it was claimed that the supermodel had fallen out with singer Rihanna after she was spotted putting on a steamy display with Hassan, 32, in Ibiza.
The Sun reported at the time that Naomi was disgruntled that the singer and Hassan, who split in early 2020, had fallen so hard – as she hates feeling ‘second best’.
Snapped: In July 2016, Naomi was pictured looking cosy with billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel when they attended the British Summer Time Festival together
2017: Louis C. Camilleri
It was claimed in 2017 that Naomi was dating Egyptian multimillionaire Louis C. Camilleri, who was 66 at the time.
The supermodel was said to be enjoying a string of London dinners with the businessman, who was worth over £150 million at the time.
Naomi reportedly met Louis through their shared love of Formula One as they frequented the same races and are said to have met and bonded at the events.
Vested interests: Louis Carey Camilleri is pictured at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy in 2018, it’s thought he and Naomi dated briefly in 2017
Hot off the press: Rapper Skepta and Naomi’s tryst appeared to be done and dusted before too long, shortly after appearing in a joint GQ shoot in their underwear (pictured 2019)
Their raunchy cover of GQ magazine, in only their underwear, sent fans wild, but rapper Skepta and Naomi’s tryst appeared to be done and dusted before too long.
Of the shoot, Naomi said afterwards: ‘We basically did that shoot on our own, it wasn’t for any publication, and once I saw the pictures I was like “no, no, no we should come out…”
‘And so then I started making some calls. It wasn’t like I was going to wait months for it to come out – it’s either got to come out in the next few or it ain’t coming out at all.’
Come out indeed it did, with the duo taking part in a joint interview at the time, playing coy about any romance. To this day it’s still unclear, but Skepta seemingly mentioned Naomi on one of his tracks in 2020. They are thought to still be close.
Short-lived: Naomi was linked to the One Direction star Liam Payne, 23 years her junior, following her break up from Skepta and his break up from Cheryl [pictured 2021]
2019: Liam Payne
Naomi was linked to the One Direction star Liam Payne, 23 years her junior, following her break up from Skepta and his break up from Cheryl.
They are said to have enjoyed a few dates but it was ultimately short-lived.
When grilled about their relationship on the Jonathan Ross show, Naomi said: ‘ I never discuss my personal life.
‘I mean, it’s crazy it’s like one day it’s one person, the next day it’s another. Who is tomorrow? That’s what I want to know. For me I laugh. The stories are incredible, it’s humorous. I just get on with my life.’
When she announced she was a mother, Naomi did not disclose the method in which she welcomed her daughter, but four years ago credited science with giving her an opportunity to start a family ‘whenever she wants’.
Offering a first look at her new arrival with a picture of her baby girl’s feet, Naomi penned: ‘A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother.
‘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.’
The model gave no further details in the post. MailOnline has contacted Naomi’s representatives for further comment.
Although she is notoriously private about her love life, she has previously stated she is ‘on good terms’ with her exes and is not believed to be dating anyone new at present.
Last picture: It comes after Naomi (seen at the Michael Kors show in April) admitted that she would ‘think about having children all the time’ but wasn’t planning to rush herself to start a family
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