Brigitte Nielsen welcomes her fifth child at 54

Actress Brigitte Nielsen has given birth to her fifth child aged 54 after announcing she was expecting a baby with her husband Mattia Dessi in May.

When Brigitte broke the news that she was expecting, she debuted a very well-developed baby bump but did not reveal how far along in her pregnancy she was.

Less than a month later, the actress has given birth to a baby girl and confirmed the news with People magazine.

Brigitte gave birth on Friday 22 June, to a tiny little girl who weighed just 5lbs and 9oz. Choosing their daughter’s name was easy as they went for something inspired by the day she was born – Frida!

Speaking about her newest arrival, which comes 23 years after she last gave birth, Brigitte said: ‘It’s been a long road, and so worth it. We’ve never been more in love.’

She had wanted to expand her family for some time and had previously told Hello! Magazine that the couple were keen to try fertility treatments like IVF to make it happen.

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She said: ‘The children have kept me going. After I do Playboy, we want to try IVF. It’s asking a lot, but if it’s possible, it would make our package complete’.

Frida has four big brothers who are likely to be excited to meet their only sister. Brigitte has a 34-year-old son called Julian from her marriage to Kasper Winding and another son, 28-year-old Killian, with her ex-fiancé Mark Gastineau.

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

Although Brigitte and Mattia are yet to post a picture of their daughter, fans of the couple have already flooded their social media pages with messages of congratulations on a recent selfie.

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One person wrote: ‘Congrats beautiful!!!! So happy for you!!!!’.

Another said: ‘Congrats on the baby girl!! @realbrigittenielsen’.

A third commented: ‘WOW! I am amazed at the desire to have a baby at this age. This must be a testament to good health and wellness. Congratulations on your addition! You are STILL such an amazing woman. #Badass’.