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Brigitte Nielsen Is Pregnant and Expecting Her Fifth Child at Age 54

Surprise! Brigitte Nielsen, 54, announced on Wednesday, May 30, that she is pregnant and expecting a baby with her 39-year-old husband, Mattia Dessì.

Brigitte Nielsen attends the German Oscar nominees reception at the Villa Aurora on February 27, 2016 in Pacific Palisades, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

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The former Playboy model broke the news with two Instagram photos that showed her cradling her bump. “Family getting larger,” she captioned one post. In the other, Nielsen wrote, “happy time positive vibes.” 

While this is Dessi’s first child, Nielsen is a pro at parenting. The Surreal Life alum is mother of Julian, 34, Killian, 28, Douglas, 25, and Raoul, 23, from previous marriages. 

Back in 2011, Nielsen admitted she wanted to have one more baby. “I would love to because of all the things I have learned. It would be like starting all over again. But am I too old? I’m young at heart and I would be different this time around,” she told The Guardian. “Mattia and I have discussed it, but I don’t know how likely it is. And to interfere with things just because I feel as if I could give more to a child then I did when I was 20 — is that too selfish? I don’t know.”

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The 6-foot-tall actress and Dessi, a former model from Italy, tied the knot in 2006. They began dating after she split from Flavor Flav. (She and the former Public Enemy rapper, 59, began a relationship after they met in 2004 on VH1’s The Surreal Life.)

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Nielsen is joining a special club of moms. Geena Davis gave birth to twins at age 48, Sophie B. Hawkins welcomed her daughter at 50, and Kelly Preston gave birth to a boy at 48.

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