How old is Naomi Campbell, what’s her net worth, is she dating Liam Payne and is Richard Blackwood her brother?

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NAOMI Campbell is one of the world’s five original supermodels and has been in the industry for more than 30 years.

The 48-year-old has hit the headlines after it was revealed she was dating 23-years-her-junior Liam Payne…

Naomi Campbell is a world famous supermodel
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Who is Naomi dating? Has she ever been married?

On 2nd February, The Sun exclusively revealed that Naomi had been secretly dating pop star Liam Payne for two months.

One Direction star Liam, 25, ex of Cheryl Tweedy, has seen the supermodel in London, New York ans Africa.

A source said: “He can’t believe his luck.”

The pair were also spotted dining together in Ghana weeks before their romance was revealed.

Prior to Naomi’s romance with Liam, on January 21, 2018, The Sun revealed how Naomi was secretly dating rapper Skepta.

The fashion star had grown close to the grime artist, 35, after being introduced by mutual friends.

Naomi has also been engaged twice but never married.

In 1993, U2 bassist Adam Clayton popped the question – just months after he started dating the supermodel.

Their first date came after Adam was asked if there was anything in the world he desired but did not have, in an interview,  and responded: “A date with Naomi Campbell.”

The couple split a year later – and Naomi got engaged to Formula One racing head Flavio Briatore in 1998.

They had an on-off relationship until 2003.

Naomi, pictured in 1989, was scouted when she was just 15 years old – four years before this picture was taken
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How much is Naomi Campbell worth?

During her career, Naomi has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines.

She was the first black model to appear on the covers of TIME magazine, French Vogue and Russian Vogue – as well as the first British black model on the front page of British Vogue.

Naomi has starred in several high-profile campaigns and showcased clothes on the catwalk for brands including Chanel, Burberry, Christian Dior and Versace.

She’s made cameos in TV shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and appeared as a supermodel coach on both the US and UK versions of modelling competition The Face.

Naomi is also behind a huge wave of charity work across the globe and founded Fashion for Relief in 2005, initially to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Fashion for Relief has since raised millions of dollars for various causes – and Naomi is personally worth an estimated £46 million.

Naomi (pictured in 1999) became engaged to Formula One racing head Flavio Briatore in 1998, but the on-off couple split five years later
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Who is Naomi Campbell?

Naomi was born in Streatham, South London, on May 22 1970.

Standing at 5ft 9ins, the stunning star was scouted as a model when she was just 15 years old.

The daughter of Jamaican dancer Valerie Morris, Naomi also has Chinese heritage but has never met her biological father.

She lived in Rome, Italy, during her early years and attended stage schools – studying ballet.

At the age of seven, Naomi was featured in Bob Marley’s music video Is This Love.

In April 1986, just shy of her 16th birthday, Naomi bagged her first magazine cover – on British Elle.

Pictured with Kate Moss in 1993, Naomi was one of the world’s first five supermodels
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Has Naomi Campbell ever been arrested?

Naomi has been convicted for assault four times, after being accused of acts of violence against her employees and other individuals.

In one of these cases, Naomi pleaded guilty to assaulting her personal assistant with a mobile phone in September 1998.

In January 2007, Naomi pleaded guilty to assaulting her former housekeeper in March 2006. It was alleged that Naomi has thrown her BlackBerry at her victim.

Naomi has been arrested several times – including this occasion, in March 2006
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The model was banned from flying with British Airways after assaulting two police officers at Heathrow Airport in April 2008 in a row over lost luggage.

She was also charged with the assault on a paparazzi photographer in Sicily in August 2009.

In August 2010, Naomi made a now-notorious appearance at the former Liberian president Charles Taylor’s war crimes trial.

She was giving evidence on the ‘blood diamond’ she was allegedly given during a Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund function in 1997.

In 1999, Naomi entered rehab for her five-year addiction to drugs and alcohol.

EastEnders actor Richard Blackwood is Naomi’s step-brother
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Who is Richard Blackwood? Is he Naomi’s brother?

Richard Blackwood is a British comedian and rapper, who currently plays Vincent Hubbard in EastEnders.

He became Naomi’s stepbrother when his dad Cliff married her mum in the 1980s. At the time, he was 10 and Naomi was 12.

Their parents later divorced and, in an interview with The Guardian in 2000, Richard said: “We were closer when we were younger.

“She’s got her life to lead, and I have my own. Our parents were together for only seven years. But we speak from time to time. Naomi’s good people.”

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