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Danish Actress And Mom-Of-5, Brigitte Nielsen Welcomes 5th Child At 54 And This Is Why

Famous American actor, Sylvester Stallone’s former wife Brigitte Nielsen who gave birth to her 5th child in June, at 54, has introduced her baby daughter Frida to the world.

Nielson, now 55 explained to PEOPLE in an interview why she decided to have another child late in life. She revealed she started having IVF treatment 14 years ago in the hope of becoming pregnant.

“What I want women to know is that everything is possible, but you have to be realistic,” the Danish actress said.

Nielsen says that soon after meeting her Italian TV producer husband, Mattia Dessì, 39, she started planning for their future together by freezing her eggs at age 40.

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“If you don’t want to use [donor] eggs, you have to preserve your own eggs at a reasonable age for there to be a possibility,” she says. “I wouldn’t even bother trying after age 42.”

According to the 80s icon, doctors gave her an incredibly slim chance of around 3-4% of conceiving with her own eggs.

“There is a huge disappointment,” says Nielsen of undergoing the IVF process. “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.”

The beautiful model, singer and reality television personality who welcomed the child with her fifth husband added,

“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.”

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Nielsen has said she understands why people think she is too old to have a baby at 54, but highlighted that older fathers never receive the same criticism.

“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 sceptical? Yes, I understand. I also totally respect the fact that not everybody likes it and agrees with it, but it is my life.”

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Brigitte Nielsen who is best known for 1985’s Rocky IV, 1986’s Cobra and 1987’s Beverly Hills Cop II already has sons Julian, 34, Killian, 28, Douglas, 25, and Raoul, 23.

She was previously married to Raoul Meyer from 1993 to 2003, Sebastian Copeland from 1990 until 1992, Sylvester Stallone from 1985 until 1987 and Kasper Winding from 1983 until 1984.

Brigitte and Sylvester Stallone

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