Brigitte Nielsen, 58, cuts a sporty figure in cropped leggings and lilac top as she enjoys a romantic lunch with husband Mattia Dessi, 42
Brigitte Nielsen cut a sporty figure as she enjoyed a romantic lunch with husband Mattia Dessi at Whole Foods Market in Studio City, Los Angeles on Monday.
The actress, 58, accentuated her toned pins in a pair of cropped purple leggings as she wrapped her arm around her husband, 42.
Brigitte paired her gym ensemble with a long sleeved purple top, a matching baseball cap and colourful trainers.
Sporty: Brigitte Nielsen cut a sporty figure as she enjoyed a romantic lunch with husband Mattia Dessi at Whole Foods Market in Studio City, Los Angeles on Monday
She toted a pair of sunglasses and accessorised with a heart necklace as the loved up couple made their way along the sidewalk.
Her husband Mattia, who she started dating in 2004 and wed in 2006, sported grey Adidas sweatpants and a black T-shirt.
He carried a gym bag and donned some running shows as they left the food market in LA.
Out and about: The actress, 58, accentuated her toned pins in a pair of cropped purple leggings as she wrapped her arm around her husband, 42
Brigitte is mum to four sons Raoul Meyer Jr, 26, Douglas Meyer, 28, Killian Gastineau, 31, and Julian Winding, 37, and shares Frida, three, with h Mattia.
After giving birth at 54, the star opened up about feeling judged more harshly than a man would be for having children later in life.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain at the time, Brigitte said men are ‘always safe’ from criticism, and are allowed to remarry and have children when they’re older without judgement, but that ‘everyone was out to get her’ when she did it.
She also revealed that she felt more prepared to have a child later in life because of the lessons she’d learned raising her four – now grown-up – sons.
Miracle baby: The Rocky IV star gave birth to her fifth child and first daughter in June 2018, at the age of 54, and undergoing a decade of IVF
Brigitte welcomed Frieda after undergoing IVF using eggs that she’d had frozen when she was 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 explained to People shortly after welcoming her first girl in 2018.
She also spoke to The Guardian in February of last year about having a child in middle age.
‘I was always like: I want to do it until there are no more embryos left,’ said Nielsen. ‘Somebody has to win the lottery.’
But she said it certainly wasn’t easy. ‘You’re on a lot of medication. It is very expensive. Hormones will do different things to different women… you always think you’re going to get pregnant, but most of the time, the phone call comes and it’s: I’m sorry.
Brigitte and her husband have been married since 2006, but their relationship was first documented on Strange Love, her reality show with her former lover Flavor Flav of Public Enemy fame.
The reality series explored their relationship, which blossomed in the third season of The Surreal Life, but the couple descended into shouting matches and fits of jealousy, so Brigitte opted to move in with her boyfriend Mattia.
The reality star, who’s currently on marriage number five, was famously wed to Sylvester Stallone from 1985–1987, and the two appeared together in Rocky IV and as the leads in the 1986 action thriller Cobra.
Happy family: Brigitte married Italian Mattia in 2006. They’re pictured celebrating their daughter’s second birthday