Brigitte Nielsen welcomes her fifth child, a baby girl, at age 54
Bridget Nielson becomes a proud mother once again as the actress welcomes baby no. five with husband Mattia Dessi.
Bridget Nielson and husband, Mattia Dessi, welcomed their daughter on Friday (June 22). The couple has named their daughter Frida, who was born in Los Angeles. At the time of her birth, the newborn weighed 5 lbs. 9 oz. “We are overjoyed to welcome our beautiful daughter into our lives,” the pair told People. “It’s been a long road, and so worth it. We’ve never been more in love.”
Recently, Bridget took to Instagram with a sweet snap on account of Father's Day (June 17). With their hands on the baby bump, she captioned the picture as, “You’ll be a great papà ❤ Ti amo 💋 #fathersday #daddy #love#family.” The actress is already mother to four sons, Raoul Meyer Jr., 23, Douglas Meyer, 25, Killian Gastineau, 28, and Julian Winding, 34. Bridget had announced her pregnancy in May on her social media.
She wore a figure-hugging dress that showed off her growing baby bump. “Family getting larger #me #family #brigittenielsen #babybump,” she captioned the photo at that time.
Mattai, who married Bridget in 2006 also took to his Instagram to show yet another picture of the proud mama. He captioned the picture as, “Happy time positive vibes.” Interestingly, their first "marriage" in 2005, was not legal, because she was still married to her fourth husband Raoul.
"[It] was more like an official engagement,” the 'Beverley Hills Cop II' actress' manager, Luigi Balduini, told People at the time, adding, "They put it on the news that it was a marriage, but it was an engagement, because she was still legally married."
The pair had met while they were shooting for 'Strange Love' and the series ended with Bridget seemingly choosing her current husband over then boyfriend Flavor Flav.
Even though the spark between the pair was evident at that time, neither of them admitted to being in a romantic relationship with each other and insisted that they shared a "strong friendship." While there is no doubt that the pair is more than happy in their marriage, they had also hinted about having kids one day. Talking to Hello! Magazine back in 2008, Bridget admitted she would love to have more kids.
“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,” she said at that time. The actress also opened up about her battle with alcohol addiction. “I’ve been a bad mum at times – when you take the bottle over your kids, you’re a bad mum,” she said. “But I love them and there has always been a close bond.” She added, " I’ve been affectionate, caring. It’s unfortunate they’ve seen me in a bad way. But kids are great, they’re the most unconditional, forgiving people.”