The Danish actress surprised the world when she announced on Instagram on May 27 that she was pregnant with her fifth child at age 54 and just four weeks later, on June 22, she gave birth.
Sylvester Stallone’s ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen who welcomed her fifth child in June at the age of 54, has introduced her baby daughter, Frida to the world.
Brigitte Nielsen has defended giving birth to her daughter Frida at the age of 54, saying that while she understands people are “a bit sceptical”, “it is my life”
Brigitte Nielsen who is best known for 1985’s Rocky IV, 1986’s Cobra and 1987’s Beverly Hills Cop II already has sons Julian, 34, Killian, 28, Douglas, 25, and Raoul, 23.
The Eighties icon has been married to Italian TV producer Mattia Dessì, 39, since 2006. He is her fifth husband. She was previously married to Raoul Meyer from 1993 to 2003, Sebastian Copeland from 1990 until 1992,Sylvester Stallone from 1985 until 1987 and Kasper Winding from 1983 until 1984
In an interview with US magazine People, the Beverly Hills Cop II star 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?
“What I want women to know is that everything is possible, but you have to be realistic.”
Nielsen says that soon after meeting her husband Mattia Dessi, she started planning for their future together by freezing her eggs at age 40. “If you don’t want to use [donor] eggs, you have to preserve your own eggs at a reasonable age for there to be a possibility,” she says. “I wouldn’t even bother trying after age 42.”
Nielsen revealed to People that she began having IVF treatment 14 years ago, and described it as “such a long road” to becoming a mother again.
She said she wants older women to know that “everything is possible, but you have to be realistic”.
“I totally, totally beat the odds,” she said.
“We should hold hands because there’s nothing wrong with wanting to have a baby whether you’re 20, you’re 30, you’re 40 or, in my case, 50.”
According to her, Doctors gave her an incredibly slim chance of conceiving with her own eggs around 3-4%.
“There is a huge disappointment,” says Nielsen of undergoing the IVF process. “If you do IVF, 80 percent of the time, it doesn’t work. It’s that phone call going, ‘It’s negative.’ It’s the waiting. It’s a lot. It’s a big, big journey.”
Nielsen who welcomed the child with Italian TV producer Mattia Dessì, 39, added, “Another thing is it is expensive. It doesn’t come easy or cheap if you do it my way. I want people to know that.”