Naomi Campbell is 51! Model receives birthday tributes from Kim Kardashian and Cindy Crawford – Daily Mail

Naomi Campbell turned 51 on May 22, and received birthday tributes from some old and new friends, before posting a baby picture of herself. 

The famed supermodel — who announced she had welcomed her first child on Tuesday — may have gotten the early birthday gift of motherhood, but she also got well wishes from some of Hollywood’s best and brightest. 

Cindy Crawford and Kim Kardashian were just a few to pay to tribute to their iconic friend on her special day, as both took to social media to share some moments in time with the British-born beauty. 

51 years young: Naomi Campbell celebrated 51 years around the sun on May 22 and received glowing birthday tributes from some of Hollywood's best and brightest; pictured 2019

51 years young: Naomi Campbell celebrated 51 years around the sun on May 22 and received glowing birthday tributes from some of Hollywood's best and brightest; pictured 2019

51 years young: Naomi Campbell celebrated 51 years around the sun on May 22 and received glowing birthday tributes from some of Hollywood’s best and brightest; pictured 2019

Naomi posted a photo of herself as baby with the caption ‘BLESSED AND GRATEFUL,’ tagging her mom Valerie Morris-Campbell in the post. 

And veteran supermodel pal Cindy Crawford led the charge on friend tributes, as she shared a photo of the two from their early modeling days backstage at a fashion show. 

‘Happy birthday to this beauty and new mom! Looks like you already got the best present ever!,’ she wrote. 

And Kim Kardashian shared a photo of the two at Diddy’s 50th birthday where they sported elegant gowns, wishing her a simple ‘Happy Birthday.’   

'Blessed and grateful': She shared a throwback photo of her as a child with the caption 'blessed and grateful'

'Blessed and grateful': She shared a throwback photo of her as a child with the caption 'blessed and grateful'

‘Blessed and grateful’: She shared a throwback photo of her as a child with the caption ‘blessed and grateful’

Old friends: Veteran supermodel pal Cindy Crawford led the charge as she shared a photo of the two from their early modeling days backstage at a fashion show

Old friends: Veteran supermodel pal Cindy Crawford led the charge as she shared a photo of the two from their early modeling days backstage at a fashion show

Old friends: Veteran supermodel pal Cindy Crawford led the charge as she shared a photo of the two from their early modeling days backstage at a fashion show

Glamorous memories: Kim shared a photo of the two at Diddy's 50th birthday where they sported elegant gowns, wishing her a simple 'Happy Birthday'

Glamorous memories: Kim shared a photo of the two at Diddy's 50th birthday where they sported elegant gowns, wishing her a simple 'Happy Birthday'

Glamorous memories: Kim shared a photo of the two at Diddy’s 50th birthday where they sported elegant gowns, wishing her a simple ‘Happy Birthday’

Nickname basis: Donatella revealed her nickname for the model 'Omi' in her tribute

Nickname basis: Donatella revealed her nickname for the model 'Omi' in her tribute

Nickname basis: Donatella revealed her nickname for the model ‘Omi’ in her tribute

Other tributes she received included Lionel Richie, Irina Shayk, and Donatella Versace who all had their own messages for the legendary fashion vet.

Donatella revealed her nickname for the model ‘Omi’ in her tribute. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Your first birthday as a mamma!! I hope you have the best day with your little angel. I love you!,’ the Italian powerhouse wrote. 

And Irina referred to Campbell as a ‘hot mama,’ while posting a photo of the two from a night out. 

The crooning father of Sofia Richie also came through with a gushing message as he called her a ‘trailblazer’ and teased ‘can’t wait to see the baby’. 

‘You are a trailblazer on and off the runway, a true pioneer! Happy Birthday & Congrats on the very special journey of motherhood you’re about to embark on…can’t wait to see the baby.’  

'Hot mama': Irina referred to Campbell as a 'hot mama,' while posting a photo of the two from a night out

'Hot mama': Irina referred to Campbell as a 'hot mama,' while posting a photo of the two from a night out

‘Hot mama’: Irina referred to Campbell as a ‘hot mama,’ while posting a photo of the two from a night out

Trailblazer: Lionel called her a 'trailblazer' and teased 'can't wait to see the baby'

Trailblazer: Lionel called her a 'trailblazer' and teased 'can't wait to see the baby'

Trailblazer: Lionel called her a ‘trailblazer’ and teased ‘can’t wait to see the baby’ 

And Lenny Kravitz wrote ‘A new life is on the horizon. Love you sis. Xxx’

As many of the birthday tributes nodded at, Naomi confirmed she had become a first time mom just this week. 

She coyly shared a photo of her hand holding two little feet and called her daughter a ‘beautiful blessing.’

‘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.’

A source told People that she had wanted to become a mom for over a decade.  ‘She’s wanted a baby for a long time, more than 10 years.’  

New mom: The supermodel shared that she had welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday as she called her a 'beautiful blessing'

New mom: The supermodel shared that she had welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday as she called her a 'beautiful blessing'

New mom: The supermodel shared that she had welcomed a baby girl on Tuesday as she called her a ‘beautiful blessing’ 

The insider added: ‘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. Hasn’t she redefined everything she’s ever touched?’  

Over the course of her career Naomi has enjoyed a string of relationships including an engagement to Flavio Briatore before she ended things after four years in 2002.

She had her longest relationship with Billionaire businessman Vladislav Doronin, dating him from 2008 to 2013.  He filed a lawsuit against her in September 2020 after claiming she owed him money that she refused to pay back per TMZ.  

After she shared her baby news this week a source at The Sun claimed she’s had a secret boyfriend since 2019 who may have aided in her childbearing. 

Others have speculated that she used a sperm donor or a surrogate based on her age, and she recently walked in a Michael Kors fashion show just last month where she was seen sans-bump. 

Surprise announcement! Naomi's baby news rocked fans after she appeared bump-less while walking in a Michael Kors fashion show in April, prompting many to think she used a surrogate; pictured April 8

Surprise announcement! Naomi's baby news rocked fans after she appeared bump-less while walking in a Michael Kors fashion show in April, prompting many to think she used a surrogate; pictured April 8

Surprise announcement! Naomi’s baby news rocked fans after she appeared bump-less while walking in a Michael Kors fashion show in April, prompting many to think she used a surrogate; pictured April 8

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