So, 54-year-old Brigitte Nielsen is expecting her fifth child with her fifth husband

Remember when Brigitte Nielsen dated Flavor Flav after they met on The Surreal Life? I’m sure I just dated myself horribly, but I watched that sh-t. Brigitte and Flavor Flav were a mess. Anyway, Brigitte and Flav eventually burned out and she went back to her normal life. She’s 54 years old, she’s been married five times and she has four sons: Raoul Meyer Jr., 23, Douglas Meyer, 25, Killian Gastineau, 28, and Julian Winding, 34. And now she’s expecting a fifth child. Again, she’s 54 years old.

Brigitte Nielsen is rocking a baby bump! The 54-year-old model, actress and reality TV star has revealed she is expecting her fifth child. In two photos shared to her Instagram account, Nielsen posed with her prominent baby bump taking center stage.

Since 2006, the soon-to-be mama times five has been married to Italian model Mattia Dessi. Prior to her relationship with Dessi, she was married to Kasper Winding, with whom she welcomed her first child, a son named Julian. Nielsen later famously wed Sylvester Stallone, though the marriage lasted less than two years. Nielsen, who has been married five times, is already mom to four sons: Raoul Meyer Jr., 23, Douglas Meyer, 25, Killian Gastineau, 28, and Julian Winding, 34.

[From People & E! News]

Is this… okay? Or nah? I mean, I believe in reproductive freedom, across the board, about everything. It’s not my body and not my choice. But I can’t imagine many 54-year-old women who are like “yeah, let’s try another round of IVF!” The father is (presumably) Brigitte’s fifth husband, Mattia Dessi, who is 39 years old. Again, it’s not my life. God bless, y’all.

Photos courtesy of Brigitte’s Twitter.

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    While I understand that it is her life and her choice and this doesn’t affect me in any way….I think it’s selfish. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

    • SJhere says:

      Agree 110%.
      I think it’s for the publicity and $$ she will get from the tabs.
      Btw, she looks very awful in those pics. She’s a tough looking 54, I’m 56 and I look everyday of it but at least I’m not one giant light beige/wax figure.

      • AnnaKist says:

        I don’t think it’s really her. I think I t’s actually Karl Lagerfeld we’re looking at.

      • Silent Star says:

        I had to look up pictures of her with her husband to see if I recognized him, and I actually thought WOW, she looks amazing! She’s famous for having work done, but I think she looks amazing nevertheless.

    • otaku fairy says:

      There really is no easy age to lose a parent though, and death can happen at any time. Saying it’s selfish for someone to have a kid because one day the kid will have to go through the pain of losing their mother is shaky at best. (In general, I think we need to stay away from the slope labelling women as selfish for their decisions about whether or not to have a baby.) If Brigitte Nielson dies at 80, this son or daughter will be 26. Of course losing the mother will hurt badly to say the least, but it would still hurt if the person was 36, 46, or 56. He or she probably won’t have to go through it alone, since older siblings and a father (who would be 65 then) are in the picture.

    • Milla says:

      Why? You can be young and healthy and drop dead in a sec. It’s her uterus and her choice.

      • Sabrine says:

        Making fun of and ridiculing a 54 year old woman’s physical appearance is immature and unkind. Yes, she is pregnant but that is her deal.

      • Miss M says:

        Exactly what happened to a friend of mine, Mila. She was 34 and 2 weeks after having her baby, she had complications and passed away.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Yes, respect her choice but hope she’s factoring in the realistically increased risk to herself for pregnancy complications and higher risk of Down Syndrome, autism, etc. for her baby. if she smoked, would you question her choices? She is accepting increased risk for her health and health consequences for her loved ones-

      • TrixC says:

        At this age she almost certainly conceived using donor eggs, so the risk of Down’s etc wouldn’t be elevated.

    • Pabena6 says:

      My mother didn’t go into menopause until she was in her early 60s. She had me naturally (5th of 5) at 41 – granted, I wasn’t planned!

  2. Nanny to the rescue says:

    It’s her right and all could be well. What usually worries me about older people having kids is that she’ll be 70 when the kid hits 16. I hope she has a long life, so the child will have both parents as long as possible, even into adulthood.

    • Hannah says:

      This is purely a scientific/biological question but is it actually possible to get pregnant at this age? Doesn’t menaupase start around 50-54? Happy for her and hope all goes well.

      • El says:

        Hannah, I believe it is possible to support a pregnancy after menopause, just with donor or previously frozen eggs.

      • JoJo says:

        It’s a donor egg. This is the case for most celebs (or anyone) having babies in their late 40s and after. They just don’t talk about it. IWomen can actually do ok “carrying” babies when they’re older, but it’s the “getting pregnant” part that’s the bigger problem. Hence, the donor egg.

      • Chaine says:

        I was assuming she had a donor embryo or donor eggs were used to create the embryo.

      • Honest B says:

        Jojo I don’t think “most” women over 40 are using donor eggs. Maybe most women in their late 40s.

      • Lorelei says:

        @Honest: Jojo actually did say “late 40’s or after.”

      • Veronica S. says:

        It’s possible but quite rare. Some women complete menopause later in life than others.

      • maxine ducamp says:

        Although it is highly unusual, and the odds are extremely low, my doctor said that you can get pregnant if you are still getting periods. While the average age for menopause is 51 and I think that the upper limit is in the mid- 60s. I didn’t hit menopause until 55 and my periods were fairly regular until I was in my early 50s. My friend is 56 and still having (irregular) periods. And another acquaintance got pregnant unexpectedly at 51, so rare, but can happen.

      • Felicia says:

        @Hannah: I’m the same age as she is and I still get my period every month (annoyingly). Whether I still have viable eggs or not is a whole different question, one that I personally have zero intention of finding out. I’m told however that for women in peri-menopause (menopause is when you haven’t had a period for a year) using protection is essential, even if your periods have become irregular. I suppose because your ovulation also becomes irregular.

        So biologically impossible, no. Unlikely that she didn’t have help, but not impossible. Not every girl gets her period at the same age and not every woman reaches menopause at the same age either. Statistics are one thing, but there are always outliers.

        Honestly, I keep wondering when it’s going to happen because once you’re past having or wanting any more kids, having your period becomes a useless inconvenience.

      • tealily says:

        It absolutely is possible. My aunt got pregnant (accidentally) in her early 50s. She has two adult children and a son just a few years older than her grandson. I don’t envy them as they must be exhausted, but he’s a great kid!

      • Aurelia says:

        She would have to be on Progesterone treatment throughtout the pregnancy. The femail body won’t sustain a pregnancy without it. Even if she was still getting a period at 54 it would have been irregular and she would have had low progesterone because of it. I know these things as I was in perimenopause in my 20’s and went through menopause proper by 40.

      • Silent Star says:

        I know a woman whose mother had her at age 52 naturally. She was the tenth child in the family. So possibly 54 could happen. Though I agree with others that being a demi-celebrity she probably opted fora donor egg in this case. This would also safer because the risks of genetic defect are HUGE if you’re still fertile at age 54.

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        Sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t, I’m 57 and still not in menopause officially. Sigh.

    • Rosalee says:

      Why would be an issue? If she is healthy and wants a child why not? I expect people will be outraged by her age, 54 is physically different from 45 – but there is still a happy productive life ahead. I am often curious about the comments about the parents age while the kid is in high sisters lost their parents while in high school as countless others have through disease, accidents or is random. I am 57 wouldn’t want to parent again, but another arms are ready..but my daughter decided two were enough. Doesn’t stop me from wishing..

    • teehee says:

      Anyone can die at any time. People can also live tobe very long and remain fit up until the last month or so. It goes either way.
      Having a child is always “selfish”- you dont ask if the child wants to be born, and into what life they’d prefer to be born into.

      There are geriatric men fathering children left and right and no one bats an eye. Women should stop sacrificing themselves for everyone else’s opinions and judgements and wrath and the better of everyone else but themselves, and do what makes them HAPPY.

      • Nanny to the rescue says:

        I bat an eye when dudes do it, too. 🙂

        And yea, anyone can die at any time and some live to see a hundred years, but with age the possibility of dying, you know, increases.

      • LittleL says:

        I definitely bat an eye when the dudes do it, just saying.

    • KLO says:

      My father is 70 years old and active as ever, playing with his grandkids and doing all kinds of stuff, enjoying life.

      He is also in great health.
      Age is different on everyone.

      • kellyrae says:

        My dad was the same, he passed suddenly at 71 last year, I don’t say this to argue with you just that you never know.. He was very healthy and active and loved playing with my kids.

      • magnoliarose says:

        My parents and grandparents are very youthful and active. They don’t even look their ages. My other grandmother looks her age, she had a harder life but is spry and mentally sharp. I spend time with her recently and she was right in there playing with the kids and stayed up late with us and has a lot of energy.
        I have met world-weary 30 year olds so age is a tricky thing and longevity isn’t guaranteed.
        People do wear it differently.

    • Yathink says:

      My aunt was 48 when she assumed she had entered the early stages of menopause. Nope just pregnant. With twins. Absolutely no fertility treatments (they were certainly not looking to get pregnant having just got their house to themselves after their youngest had moved out). Women in my family seem to get pregnant very easily and for a longer span than most, few other relatives conceived with no issue in late 30s and early 40s. This is why I’ll continue using at least 2 forms of contraception until I’m at least 50+

      • tracking says:

        So much of it is genetics. Wise plan, Yathink!

      • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

        Yes…two forms. All three of my boys were birth control babies, and the last one was born when I was 41. God bless anyone taking on babies and toddlers later in life, but I personally can’t imagine. Furthermore, I don’t want to imagine lol. Each kid of mine had their own decade so for thirty years I’ve had a sweet boy crawl into my bed for ‘snuggles.’ My bed is my own now!

      • Midigo says:

        Here I am. Pregnant at 48 assuming it was menopause. I am now 53 and my third daughter is completing her kindergarten/ preschool years while the others are graduating.

      • tracking says:

        I am an educated and informed person, but I honestly would have thought 48 was “safe” (I had always assumed 45 was a natural cut-off). Glad to hear these stories, ladies!

      • Lady D says:

        I sincerely wish you luck, Yathink. I doubled up on birth control, pills and condoms. Didn’t work. I decided he was meant to be. Honestly, I think abstinence or hysterectomy is the only way to guarantee no baby.

  3. Zapp Brannigan says:

    As a child to an older parent, this is not a choice I would make for myself but I hope everything works for her and all are healthy and happy for a very long time.

    • ennie says:

      I was a child of older parents, and due to circumstances of life, and me postponing things, I am now the mom of a now 1yr old we adopted when I was 47.

  4. Sedanos says:

    How old was Clooney?

    • Alix says:


      In that pic above the headline, I swear I thought it was a guy.

      • Slowsnow says:

        Come on now. She looks, at best, like Tony Colette in the first picture but a guy? And even if she did why make such a non-comment?
        I recommend watching Tig Notaro’s stand-up for looking like a guy comment-solving.

      • Beth says:

        I honestly thought it was the picture of the father to be

      • RBC says:

        I honestly thought it was a photo of Max Headroom.
        The eyewear is not a good choice

      • minx says:

        Max Headroom! 😂😂

      • Veronica S. says:

        I knew it was Brigitte because I know that hair, but I do think the spectators kind of give her that “chill old dude with slicked back hair hanging out on his Florida yacht” look. Which, to be fair, is a pretty cool look on anybody because who doesn’t want a yacht? 🙂

      • Anna says:

        Me too. I thought it was some weird bust of a Ken Doll. She’s a beautiful woman, just being honest.

      • Alix says:

        @Slowsnow: It’s honestly what I thought, so why shouldn’t I comment? You zinged Toni Collette for no apparent reason. This is CeleBITCHY, not a fan club.

      • Janetdr says:

        I was thinking Ken doll.

    • Honest B says:

      Ding ding ding ding ding!

    • Anna says:

      56 I think… And very few people said anything.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I agree with your sentiment, though there is a world of difference at siring a child at that age versus physically carrying it to term. The latter has far more risks to the woman. (As far as the child, it’s a toss up. Older men are just as likely to pass on chromosomal defects as older women.) As I stated below, she’s wealthy with access to good medical resources, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

    • Trashaddict says:

      Clooney didn’t have to carry the baby. At least the lack of sleep will provide some karma-

  5. Raina says:

    I thought, for a split second, it was a pick of Mark McGrath and he was pregnant. Which would somehow be equally as surprising.

  6. detritus says:

    She’s the same age as Stamos, a half a decade younger than Baldwin , and a full decade younger than Goldbloom. All three of whom are still having children with their 30 something wives.

    • Slowsnow says:

      And no one bats an eye.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I do. My dad was only mid-fourties when I was born. It’s fine for about 20 years but now he’s pushing 80 and it’s hard. And my parents tried for years before me so it’s not like they were blasé about it.

        Men or women, people should think long and hard about having kids past 50. Sure, it’s all about personal freedom but you’re involving another human being.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Little Miss, you’re in your mid-30s now? Sorry to hear you are dealing with elder-care perhaps earlier than your friends. At least you’re fully adult. In previous generations, when lives were shorter and people aged/died earlier, their grown children had shorter periods of overlap with them on this earth. The flip side is people died more abruptly, due to infectious disease, heart attack, etc., and though the shock was awful, there weren’t as many long periods of steady decline and chronic illness as we have now. It’s never quite right if we love them and want to care for them.

        It seems the people who worry are concerned when children are still in their teens at best when either a mother or father becomes elderly or frail. At the same time, children can lose parents to accident, illness etc. at any age. We really don’t know.

        The baby above in particular is going to have 4 grown half-brothers. Will be cared for, but yes, mom will be getting old and dad in late middle-age when he or she leaves childhood.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Yes, 34. My sister is younger. It’s not horribly young and luckily my mom handles a lot of it on her own (sis and I are both not married so we have no choice but to work full time, as most people do). It’s also been going downhill for years. Modern medicine is a wonderful thing but of course it also means that someone may need care for a decade or more. These things all have pros and cons. If a person over 50 thinks having a baby is a good idea, they better look after themselves. My father certainly did not.

      • amelia says:

        I’ll chime in with littlemiss here. I was fortunate to be adopted by WONDERFUL parents when my Dad was 41, Mom, 39. At that time they had to go private as prospective parents that age were discouraged from adopting. I was very lucky. Having said that: I was always extremely fearful of losing my parents. Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 59, brain cancer at 60. Medical treatment was far more primitive than now: my parents’ lives were a tragic struggle until their passing about 15 years later, despite having resources. Owing to the medical crises, my folks and I never established an adult relationship: much worse for them, a mature child would have made better- informed decisions regarding their care. So: kids for me at 53? Non. But a pal of mine adopted two babies at 50, she’s now 73 and everyone’s thriving.
        Sorry so long x

    • tracking says:


    • Jess says:

      Yes exactly, and nobody cares! They get praised for finally settling down or whatever.

    • H says:

      I saw Jeff Goldblum at a sci-fi convention this weekend and he was looking pretty fit and healthy… for his age. But let’s get real here, I seriously doubt Jeff is getting up in the middle of the night to change diapers. I’m sure they have a night nurse. No shade, if you can afford it, I’d say go for it.

    • girl_ninja says:

      I hope that she has a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child. Lotta famous old dudes are first time dads and no one says a thing. We really have to respect the choices that adult women make with their bodies.

  7. Mrs. WelenMelon says:

    I remember her well from the ’80’s. How’s that for dating myself?!

    In the Jurassic, when she married Sylvester Stallone, then divorced him, it was reported she had pretty much abandoned her young son in Denmark (I think it was).

    She didn’t seem like a great mother during her Flav period, either.

    Maybe this time goes better. She’s older and, hopefully, wiser.

    • Christin says:

      Add me to the “remembers her from the 80s” group. I read the gossip about how she sent barely clad or nude photos to Sly and succeeded in catching his attention. I think her child was 2 or 3 at the time, so that was a big deal.

      She’s made it several years with her current husband, so hopefully she’s ready to take on motherhood again.

    • Bex says:

      Yes isn’t it so that she abandoned all of her sons with their fathers over the years as she moved on to new relationships?

  8. klutzy_girl says:

    It’s a surprising, welcome flip of the “older man knocks up his younger wife” scenario, tbh.

  9. Veronica S. says:

    Did she say it was IVF? Or was it natural? I know we typically assume the former with older woman, but it does occasionally happen by accident. Just curious if she said one way or the other.

    It’s hard on the body, but as long as she’s in good shape and has good medical care, she should be fine. Much younger women who lack access to medical resources suffer far worse.

    This is pushing the upper limit of what I’d consider wise for having children at a later age (male or female, mind), but she’s wealthy, so it’s not like the child won’t have healthy caretakers even if her heath should suddenly decline in the next few decades. People are living longer these days and with increasingly better health outcomes, so it may be inevitable that child birthing and raising gets pushed back a bit.

    • tracking says:

      I don’t think I’ve heard of any natural pregnancies past 50. At any rate, I vaguely recall an interview in which she said she and her husband were planning to try IVF.

      • Veronica S. says:

        It’s rare, but it does happen. I think the oldest on record was a British woman who was 59 – she’s in the Guiness World record. I figured it was IVF, myself, but it would have been amusing if she was in that small percentage of SURPRISE! LATE PREGNANCY!

      • KiddV says:

        Yeah, it does happen. A lot. There are many “menopause” babies out there, but I also think a lot of women abort. I was told by my dr to be extra careful, that my eggs are giving a final salute, sort of like the finale of a fireworks display where they all go off at once. I’m sure the viability of eggs at mid-50’s isn’t as great, but it will happen.

        I’m Brigitte’s age and exhausted. I can’t imagine adding the exhaustion of a child to that.

  10. SM says:

    Upon opening my phone it appeared to me that it is Jared Leto in the header photo (he used to have that short blond cut at some point?) and that the next post about Katherine McPhee os about Kim Catrall. I am off my rocket apparently

  11. adastraperaspera says:

    I can’t pass up clicking on a headline about Brigitte Nielsen! Which I guess dates me too! Great celeb gossip. My impression of her public personality is that nothing can stop her from doing anything she wants.

  12. HelloSunshine says:

    If her husband were also older, I’d be side eyeing the hell out of this. But he’s 39 so it’s a little better in my book. Unfortunately, she’s more likely to pass away sooner but the child has younger family in his life and will be okay.

    • KeWest says:

      My friend was 30 mom passed away at 60. Her dad was 84 at the time and he is still alive 8 years later.

      You never know when you die so live your life

  13. Lindy says:

    I have an almost 6-week-old baby, born in April. No fertility interventions, I got pregnant fast at age 40 last summer. I’m 41 now and have an older (8-year-old) son from my previous marriage. I’m writing this comment with the baby strapped into my Tula sling walking him around the house in the wee hours. He was up crying at 5:45. I’m not going to have my one cup of half decaf coffee yet because I want to actually enjoy it and not worry about spilling it on the tiny one here.

    I’m lucky enough to have 4 months of paid leave before going back to work.

    I cannot IMAGINE doing this again 13 years later. I’m easily 2x as tired and worn out this time around at my age. I firmly support all women making their own reproductive choices but will reserve the right to raise my eyebrows at some of them. Seriously, the level of exhaustion when you’re older is no joke.

    • tracking says:

      Hang in there, Lindy. I also had my second at 41, and it was rough going in terms of fatigue. The pregnancy and delivery were both better than my first one, however.

      • Lindy says:

        Thanks for the kind words, Tracking! My pregnancy was easier this time around as e, which was nice. I keep reminding myself that the newborn sleep deprivation won’t last forever (and I have a supportive, hands-on husband this time as well–my ex-husband, not so much)!

        I guess Nielsen has the money to pay for night nannies and all the housekeepers she needs so that probably makes a difference. I still can’t imagine doing this at 54!

    • Vee says:

      I’m also 41 with a one year old and help and SO tired. I have several frozen embryos that wil not be used because it wouldn’t be fair to them!

    • FHMom says:

      Every child is different. I had my last at 43 with no help. He is 11 and the joy of my life. My oldest has been exhausting since she was born. My age has been irrelevant. In fact, I embraced the exhaustion with my last one because I knew better than to expect any sleep. I also knew he would be my last baby. My husband was really on the fence about having a third because of our age, and we always say it would have been a huge loss for us if we didn’t have him.

      • Christin says:

        This is a sweet story. I also know of “later in life”/last babies who ended up being both a joy and a comfort to their parents…Pleasant and steady personalities that truly stood out from their older siblings.

      • magnoliarose says:

        That is very sweet. I am the last baby in my family and came at a time when my family needed something joyful after a horrible tragedy. I was unexpected but my father told me when I was born he felt like the sun started shining again and dried all the tears. I am close to my parents and came at a time when their careers were well established, the building and conquering the world phase was over and they were wiser people. I was the family baby and still am even if it annoys me sometimes.
        However, I do think being last to parents who are older has a special place. Our relationship isn’t like theirs with my older siblings. It is hard to articulate but it is like we a little family within the larger family. I grew up almost like an only child.

    • Sophia's side eye says:

      Congrats to you, Lindy! 👼

      My bff just had a baby late last year, and she just turned 44 this year! This little guy is amazing and my friend is really enjoying every moment, he’s going to be her last. But, she’s definitely said this has been the most exhausted she’s ever been in her life. It’s certainly a balancing act.

  14. Misty says:

    I thought she was way older than 54.

  15. Adrien says:

    I am pretty sure she is older than 54. She was already in her forties when I was a child. Her son is around my age (I am turning 35). I hope she delivers a healthy kid.

    • Christin says:

      She was young (18 or 19) when her first son was born. She was about 21 when she and Sly got together in the mid-80s. I think 54 is correct.

  16. nina says:

    She and her husband have been on German Tv from time to time and they are such a sweet couple. I wish them all the best, congrats!

  17. Suze says:

    If we are “rah rah parenthood is great whenever” for Clooney, Goldblum, Baldwin, Grant and Willis we need to extend the same courtesy to Neilson.

    Not a choice I would make for myself but God Bless and Go Forth.

  18. LittleWing says:

    I’ve always liked her, hope she’s in a good place and healthy.

  19. JustJen says:

    She look rough. Like she has nails for breakfast. She always has but it’s gotten more severe as she’s aged. Dang…

  20. Leigh says:

    OMG, she hashtagged herself, lol! #Thirsty

  21. Birdie says:

    Guys it‘s fake.

  22. Other Renee says:

    They’ve been a couple for 12 years, which is forever in Hollywood years. I’m concerned only because the last headline about her was about her passed out drunk in a park. I know that was a while back but I hope she’s healthy and all is well.

    • Christin says:

      I remember that, too. Seems like it was 3 or 4 years ago, but she later said she was doing better. Let’s hope that’s still the case.

    • Egla says:

      Yeah I am concerned to about that. She has been a drunk mess for a loooong long time. Also, as I follow italian channels on tv, she has been in some shady shows and has done a lot of plastic surgeries live for the cameras. I think at some point she was really hurting for money so I hope she is doing better now mentally, physically and economically for the sake of the baby.
      Also 54 IS old, but if she has the will and help she needs I say go for it. Sure it wasn’t an accident so I think and hope she made good arrangements for the child.

  23. Jussie says:

    As someone who had older parents, the hardest part was having to deal with them getting sick, needing care, needing me to take over their affairs etc. in early adulthood. They had money, so getting help wasn’t an issue, but it was still a huge burden to be having to make all these decisions about my parents lives at an age when I had nothing about my own life worked out.

    Of course that can end up happening to anyone, but for younger parents it’s a pretty small risk. For mine it was a guaranteed outcome. I don’t think that’s a fair burden to knowingly place on your child.

    • Kitten says:

      That must have been so overwhelming. Your entire comment really resonated with me because my parents are in their seventies and I can really whip myself into an anxious frenzy thinking about how hard it will be (both emotionally and in a practical sense) when they pass.
      And I’m 39 so obvs not in my early adulthood.

      Sorry you had to go through that, Jussie.

    • Christin says:

      I am sorry you had to experience that so early in life. I had a mother who became ill right after my birth, and my dad also ended up with a significant disease when I was in my early 30s. They were mid-20s when I was born, and just an exception to the expectation. I worried about Mom my entire childhood onward, and helped physically care for her from my teens until she passed a couple of years ago. Didn’t have kids in large part due to all of that.

      While it’s hard to be a caregiver, that chapter does end (which isn’t pleasant, yet brings a sense of relief for all involved). Some people end up in that stage when they are 60s/70s and the parents are 80s/90s, which isn’t a great scenario, either.

  24. Ladykeller says:

    Atleast the kid’s brothers are old enough to raise him should anything happen to Bridgette. I don’t know why she doesn’t do what other women her age do and pester the kids for grandbabies.

    Part of me would love to have another child but my youngest is 6 months and if I wait a acceptable amount of time to get pregnant I’m looking at having a baby at 41 or 42 (given my history and the women in my family, I don’t think I’d have any problem getting pregnant) it just seems unfair to a kid. I guess she has more resources than the rest of us but it still seems wrong.

  25. Aenna says:

    Having parents that are elderly when you are in your teens really sucks.
    My parents were in 45 and 57 when they had me , they both smoked like chimneys and didn’t do much besides drink coffee and watch TV.
    Everyone though they were my grandparents , I loved them but they seemed to view me as a mistake and even referred to me as the surprise.
    They passed away when I was fourteen within months of each other, leaving me to live with relatives and in foster care.
    That’s why I had my daughters in my early twenties.

    • Christin says:

      I am sorry you went through so much, so early in life.

      One of my peeves is someone referencing any child as a surprise, “oops” or whatever phrase indicates the parents made some “mistake”. That is not fair to any child. I’ve also seen several situations where such a child ended up being the most responsible/pleasant of the family.

  26. Angela82 says:

    Why are so many celebrities orange these days? Its not flattering. I saw Heidi Klum on America’s Got Talent and had a WTF moment. Her skin looked gross and unhealthy.

    • Kitten says:

      I think the fake tan just makes people look old and strange at this stage.

    • Snowflake says:

      Bad spray tan imo. I’ve gone a few times and been sprayed with airbrush by a person. I came out brown not orange. right afterwards, you cant shower for hours so you look a little too much. But once you take a shower, it washes off the excess and it looks great. If i use sunless tan from a bottle, it comes out with more of a yellow or orange tinge.

  27. HeyThere! says:

    Hell no would I want this for me at 54!! LOL I’m did it/doing it at 30, and that is it! I’m not even having anymore because it’s just so exhausting. Just my experience. I love it but man do I miss being able sleep when I’m tired or sick, or just sleeping in general, ever. Ha!

  28. Beer&Crumpets says:

    She’s weird. I guess her other kids turned out okay, though, so… whatever. *I* think she’s crazy for wanting to go through pregnancy, labor, and all the having-a-newborn stuff, but that’s me. I also can’t imagine wanting to do any of that shit more than once, which is why I only have one child. But I recognize that other people like it, and it doesn’t hurt my feelings.

    I feel worse about people who like Brussels sprouts. Those things are vile, WHY would anyone choose to eat them? What is wrong with those people? And why are there so many of them? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  29. Helen Smith says:

    Her life her choice but it wouldn’t be my life or my choice for the simple fact that I would be 73 when my child graduated from high school and 77 when my child graduated from college. I wouldn’t want to leave my child an orphan too early in his life.

  30. paranormalgirl says:

    I can’t believe she’s my age. I thought she was older. She always just seemed older than me. If that’s what she wants, then all the power to her. We’re not guaranteed a specific amount of time on this earth, so we should make the most of what we’ve got.

  31. LInny says:

    Better her than me.

  32. LittlefishMom says:

    This doesn’t seem wise. Not my business but I do not agree with this.

  33. Wow says:

    Just like it’s not anyone else’s business when women decide to have an abortion, it’s really no one else’s business for those women who decide to have a child and at any age. That’s just how I feel about it.

    I hope her child is born healthy and that she continues to have an uncomplicated pregnancy.

    • rabbitgirl says:

      True. I hope it goes well. But Jesus, is this a dangerous journey that risks severe disabilities if not death for the child and mother both.

  34. Christina S. says:

    My hisband’s grandmother has 9 children. Her youngest she had when she was almost 50. She didn’t use anything she was just a very fertile woman who didn’t believe in birth control.

  35. Andrea says:

    No one would thinking bringing a baby into the world at age 54 is a good idea unless they are a narcissist. It’s all about the mother and father’s vanity and not about the best interest of the child. Parenting is hard and at least a 20 year commitment. Of course we can all die at any time, but I’d like to think that having a kid in my 20s or 30s means I get to see my kids into adulthood barring some tragic accident or disease.

  36. rabbitgirl says:

    Wow, I mean… wow. I had my second child at 40 and nearly died. I was called a geriatric pregnancy. I had a great team around me and it was a miracle I survived. I think 54 is incredibly dangerous. Especially when this is a fifth pregnancy. So you are already playing the lottery with the health of your child. If I recall correctly, my second pregnancy had a 1 in 5 chance of a severe disability. And that was at 40. On one hand, I find this to be selfish. On the other hand, if this was an unplanned pregnancy and she is is staunchly anti-choice, then I guess her hands are tied. But really, it’s a very unfair chance to take for the child, not to mention the mother.

  37. Blackbetty says:

    I don’t understand this. It’s not what I plan on doing when I’m in my 50s that’s for sure.

  38. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I cannot take any woman seriously who was in a relationship with Flava Flav.

  39. Tessa says:

    I don’t believe she’s only 54

    • Nina says:

      She had extensive procedures. But everything turned out pretty well. All of it was documented in – surprise – a reality show.

  40. Nina says:

    I makes me a little happy that she’s still with Matti. I watched the Flavor-Disaster, too. He went through this sh*t with her going back and forth. I know it was all for publicity and so ridiculous. I still can’t get the picture out of my head with Brigitte and Flav together in a tub taking a bubble bath… ugh. I don’t think anyone would take this too lightly. Matti seemed like a sweetheart on the show. He seemed to really love her.