Sylvester Stallone’s former wife Brigitte Nielsen recently gave birth to her 5th child at the age of 55 and she has opened up on why she decided for that at that time of her life.
The Danish actress explained to People in an interview why she welcomed another child late in life after more than ten years of undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatment.
It is such a long road Nielsen says.
“What I want women to know is that everything is possible, but you have to be realistic.” Nielsen says that soon after meeting her husband Mattia Dessi, she started planning for their future together by freezing her eggs at age 40. “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 her, Doctors gave her an incredibly slim chance of conceiving with her own eggs around 3-4%.
“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.”
Nielsen who welcomed the child with Italian TV producer Mattia Dessì, 39, 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.”
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.
The Eighties icon has been married to Italian TV producer Mattia Dessì, 39, since 2006. He is her fifth husband.
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.