'Overjoyed' Brigitte Nielsen, 54, welcomes fifth child

24 June 2018, 10:54

Actress and model Brigitte Nielsen has given birth to her fifth child at the age of 54.

Frida - the star's first daughter - was born in Los Angeles and weighed 5lbs 9oz.

The Red Sonja and Beverly Hills Cop II star and her 39-year-old husband Mattia Dessi told People magazine they were "overjoyed".

"It's been a long road, and so worth it. We've never been more in love," said the couple, who wed in 2006.

Nielsen, who was once married to Rocky and Rambo star Sylvester Stallone, has four sons - Raoul Meyer Jr, 23, Douglas Meyer, 25, Killian Gastineau, 28, and 34-year-old Julian Winding.

The Danish-born actress announced her fifth pregnancy on Instagram and Twitter in late May, showing her baby bump in a light-coloured dress.

She wrote: "Family getting larger #me #family #brigittenielsen #babybump".

She also shared another bump picture, writing, "Happy time positive vibes."

And a few days ago the couple were photographed in what appeared to be a selfie, with a message to Dessi: "You'll be a great papa."

Nielsen previously spoke in August 2008 about wanting to have more children.

She told Hello! magazine: "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."