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Woman who had baby aged 56 hits back at trolls who say she’s too old to have a child

Claire Reid

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Woman who had baby aged 56 hits back at trolls who say she’s too old to have a child

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@claudiaraia

A woman who became a mum at 56 has hit back at trolls who say she looks like her young son’g great-gran.

Brazilian actor Claudia Raia conceived naturally last year and gave birth to baby Luca last month.

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However, while many people have rushed to congratulate Claudia on the arrival of her adorable newborn, some trolls have made cruel comments about her age.

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Responding to one of her posts, one troll asked if she was Luca’s ‘grandmother or great-grandmother’ while someone else said she was ‘looking like the boy’s grandma’.

In response to the nasty remarks, Claudia has shared a post urging her followers to show empathy and stressing that there’s no right way to be a mum.

In the post, she wrote: “There are a thousand ways to be a mother.

The Brazilian star gave birth to a son last month. Credit: Instagram/@claudiaraia
The Brazilian star gave birth to a son last month. Credit: Instagram/@claudiaraia
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“In my case, being 50 plus was one of the challenges, but it’s worth reflecting on that today there are a thousand family formats and so many other forms of maternal love.

“We need to stop this mania of judging or putting limits on other people’s maternity, because each person sees this experience in a very intimate and unique way.”

Claudia, who had her first two children more than 20 years ago, has previously spoken about her shock at discovering she was pregnant in her 50s.

She recalled: “When the doctor asked me for a beta, the pregnancy blood test, I said, 'Baby, you're really crazy. Where did you get this from? I'm 55 years old.’

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The mum-of-three has urged people to show empathy. Credit: Instagram/@claudiaraia
The mum-of-three has urged people to show empathy. Credit: Instagram/@claudiaraia

“I went to the pharmacy, bought the Clearblue, I couldn't stand it.

“Because I said 'I have to take the test' - a test that everyone does - what is this, I'm going to wait a day and a half for a blood test to come? I can't stand it.

“Then I took the test and it came back more than three weeks pregnant.

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“I said, 'it can not be - guys, I'm 55-years-old’."

Claudia and husband Jarbas Homem de Mello, who she married back in 2018, welcomed little Luca into the world on 11 February.

Sharing the news of his arrival, Claudia wrote: "Luca arrived, lighting up Saturday night!

"He arrived here on 11th February, claiming his space. We gave way.

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"The world, since then, has a new makeover for our family.

"We are overflowing with happiness and love! Welcome, Luca!"

Claudia was already mum to Enzo Celulari, 25, and Sophia Raia, 20, from a previous marriage.

Topics: Parenting, Life

Claire Reid
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