Actress Brigitte Nielsen pregnant at 54

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Brigitte Nielsen has announced that she is expecting a baby with her husband Mattia Dessi at the age of 54 years.

This will be the Danish actress fifth child, but her first with her husband, who she married in 2006.

She is best known for starring in Rocky IV and Cobra, alongside Sylvester Stallone, who she later married in 1985.

Nielsen has also had a successful modeling career, appearing in the Playboy magazine several times.

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It is most known for his involvement in the reality tv and came third on the UK Celebrity Big Brother in 2005, after having been beaten by the Happy Mondays’ Bez and Blazin’ Squad rapper Kenzie.

In 2008, she participated in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, who has seen her and other celebrities dealing with recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

She has also participated in the German version of strictly Come Dancing in 2010 and has won the German version of I’m a Celebrity get Me out of Here 2012.

Nielsen joins a number of women having babies over 40, including Janet Jackson and Rachel Weisz.

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Weisz announced in April that she was expecting a baby with her husband Daniel Craig at the age of 48 years.

Janet Jackson has given birth for the first time last year, 50 years of age, son of Eissa Al Mana, having disposed of its 2016 tour of the world to focus on family planning.

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