Brigitte Nielsen defends her decision to have a baby at age 54, saying ‘it’s my life’.
The actor and model, gave birth to her fifth child – Frida – in June after 10 years of IVF treatment.
It’s her first child with husband Mattia Dessi, age 39.
She has responded to critics who say she is ‘too old’ to have a baby.
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Speaking to People magazine, she said: “Some women think, ‘Oh my God, I’m too old.’ Well, yeah, I can understand people saying, ‘How dare she?’
“But how many men have their first kids in their 60s and 70s and they never doubt it?”
“Do I understand that [people] are a bit skeptical? Yes, I understand. I also totally respect the fact that not everybody likes it and agrees with it, but it is my life,” she says.
She froze her eggs at age 40 when she and Dessi first met.
“There is a huge disappointment. If you do IVF, 80 percent of the time, it doesn’t work. It’s that phone call going, ‘It’s negative.’ It’s the waiting. It’s a lot. It’s a big, big journey,” she told the publication.
“Another thing is it is expensive. It doesn’t come easy or cheap if you do it my way. I want people to know that.”
Adding that she is a bit worried about what people will think when her daughter starts school.
“I might not take her to school when the time comes. I’ll let my husband do it, because I don’t want people to say, ‘Is that your grandmother taking you to school?’ ” Nielsen tells PEOPLE. I don’t want her to feel bad.”
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