Naomi Campbell Breaks Down In Tears At Her Moms Apology: "I Abandoned Her"

Aired on 05/03/2010 | CC
Back in 2010, international supermodel Naomi Campbell and her mother, Valerie, visited The Oprah Show for a candid discussion about the many controversies that had plagued Naomi in recent years. In this clip, Valerie opens up about the tough decisions she was forced to make aftering becoming a single mom to Naomi at the age of 19. "I do feel that I abandoned her," a tearful Valerie explains, citing how her drive to work hard and provide for her daughter resulted in a lonely childhood for Naomi. "Looking back on that," Valerie says, "you sort of realize that material possessions are not the only things that a child needs."