'We mothers are strong': Brigitte Nielsen, 59, responds to comments she can't be happy raising 4-yr-old daughter Frida
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: While raising children can be hectic for many celebrities, that isn't the case for Brigitte Nielsen. The Danish model has found new happiness raising her four-year-old daughter Frida. The 59-year-old star said that raising her has given her new energy and that she's the reason why she's excited to wake up every day. She also revealed how people doubt her ability, especially men, to raise a child at her age.
The 'Red Sonja' star, told The Sunday Times, "Men say to me, 'You’re nearly 60 and you’ve got a four-year-old. Why aren’t you exhausted?' I say to them, 'I’m a woman'. We mothers are strong. Before I gave birth to her I did think, 'How am I going to do this? This is going to be exhausting,' but I just turned 59 and she gives me so much energy. Since she was born, I wake up excited every day." Nielsen also said that Frida brings her an "incredible amount of calm energy." The actress, who was briefly married to 'Rocky IV' and 'Cobra' co-star Sylvester Stallone, is now a mother to five children. She was recently seen on a beach in Marbella on September 4, accompanied by her husband Mattia Dessi and Frida.
Brigitte Nielsen loves being a mother at 59
Nielsen welcomed Frida in June 2018 after a decade-long IVF battle, which she said wasn't easy to cope with. Back in 2019, she told The Guardian, "You’re on a lot of medication. It is very expensive. Hormones will do different things to different women ... you always think you’re going to get pregnant, but most of the time, the phone call comes and it's, 'I’m sorry.' It is devastating. The partner you’re with has to be onboard as much as you, unless you’re a woman who wants to have a baby on your own. You have to stay realistic and, if you’re older, the odds are against you."
She explained how she was fully supported by Dessi and how they were told of only a 2.5 per cent chance of conceiving. She continued, "I was always like, I want to do it until there are no more embryos left. Somebody has to win the lottery." She even compared her struggle with other male actors who have fathered a child way later in their life than Nielsen. She continued, "When people say you were 54, yeah, well, what about all the men who are in their 60s, 70s, 80s? I saw Jeff Goldblum recently, who just fathered his second son at 64, and I said, 'Jeff! How are you doing, old daddy?'" Nielsen is a mother to Julian Winding, Frida Dessi, Killian Marcus Nielsen, Aaron Nielsen, and Raoul Ayrton Meyer Jr.