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Brigitte Nielsen My Baby Joy at 54!

AFTER A DECADE OF FERTILITY TREATMENTS, THE ACTRESS OPENS UP ABOUT HER LONG JOURNEY TO HAVING THE DAUGHTER SHE ALWAYS DREAMED ABOUT: ‘IT WAS SO WORTH IT’
Proud Mama “I’m starting a whole new chapter,” says Nielsen (with Frida in L.A. on July 20). “She keeps me young.”

Looking down lovingly at her 5-week-old newborn daughter, Brigitte Nielsen couldn’t be more grateful to be exactly where she is now. On May 27 the Danish actress surprised the world when she announced on Instagram that she was pregnant with her fifth child at age 54; four weeks later, on June 22, she gave birth to a baby girl, Frida. After more than 10 years of trying to conceive through in vitro fertilization and told she had only a slim chance of getting pregnant, Nielsen and her husband, Italian model Mattia Dessi, 39, are now glowing in newborn bliss. “She’s healthy, and she’s beautiful,” she says of Frida. “I’ve gotten everything that I wished for.”

Still, her unconventional journey to

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