Brigitte Nielsen announces she’s expecting her fifth child at 54

Brigitte Nielsen has announced she's pregnant with her fifth child.

The actress, model and reality television star announced the happy news that she was expecting her fifth child on Instagram.

Posting a picture of herself cradling a very prominent baby bump, she wrote: ‘family getting large ❤ #me #family #brigittenielsen#babybump’.

family getting larger ❤️ #me #family #brigittenielsen #babybump

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The actress then posted a second picture where she is sitting on an outdoor sofa in a tight maxi dress, which really shows off her growing belly.

happy time ❤️ positive vibes #happyness #positivevibes

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Brigitte’s followers have been quick to add their congratulations, with many praising her for proving that older women can still become mums.

One person wrote: ‘So WONDERFUL! I would love to have another! Hoping it happens even though I am 42.’

Another said: ‘I’m 46 and people keep telling me I’m too old to have a baby, but now I think I’m going for baby number 4. You are an inspiration! Congrats for the baby 💜’.

A third commented: ‘This is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for being such an inspiration!’

Unsurprisingly, others have criticised Brigitte for being an older mum and several have speculated that the pregnancy was made possible through IVF.

One person said: ‘You’re very selfish, you’ll be like 74 when it’s graduating from high school & you’ll never see him/her have kids!! You should’ve closed that chapter like 20 years ago!! Just ridiculous!!’

Another wrote: ‘Are you serious’.

At present, Brigitte has not given any details about if she is having a little boy or girl, how she conceived or when she is due.

She’s expecting her fifth child with her current partner and husband Mattia Dessì, an Italian model who is 39-years-old.

Prior to this, Brigitte was married to composer Kasper Winding from 1983 to 1984, actor Sylvester Stallone for two years from 1985, photographer Sebastian Copeland for two years from 1990 and Raoul Meyer from 1993 to 2005.

Brigitte Nielsen Mattia Dessì wedding Brigitte and Mattia on their wedding day back in 2006

Brigitte has a 34-year-old son called Julian with Kasper and another son called Killian with her ex-fiancé Mark Gastineau who is 28-years-old.

The mum-of-five-to-be also had two sons with her ex-husband Raoul Meyer, 25-year-old Douglas and 23-year-old Raoul.

Given that she’s only had boys so far maybe Brigitte will be welcoming a little girl to her family! We hope she lets us know soon…

Congratulations Brigitte!