Naomi Campbell‘s career has taken her all over the world and put her in the same rooms as the most famous people, and in some of the most fashionable clothing, but the supermodel admits that having it all hasn’t come without a price.
Campbell admitted that the cost of super-stardom and a life of luxury was being able to find a “soulmate who will understand” the exciting, jet-setting life in the limelight that she’s been blessed with.
“I’d say the sacrifice is really finding that soul mate who will understand you,” she told The Cut. “It’s really like you feel if they look at you as if you’re strong … you know, I’m strong, but I’m also sensitive. I know that in relationships I have to compromise.”
While she hasn’t met her soul mate yet, the model has not missed out on love completely and has been enjoying the search for Mr. Right. She’s been married twice, dated billionaires, and has been linked to celebrities including Usher, Robert De Niro, and Leonardo DiCaprio, among others.
Campbell’s travels have taken her far and wide, but she admits that nowhere feels quite as much like home as Africa, “no matter what part.” “I may have Jamaican roots, but my Jamaican roots essentially come from Africa,” she said. “I feel rooted when I’m in Africa, no matter what part of Africa I go to.”
The model and actress put down roots on the continent, purchasing a sprawling Kenyan villa where she can escape for holidays. “It’s a very calming place,” Campbell told Architectural Digest. “You don’t really want to be on the phone. You’re not trying to find a television. You just want to read and be with yourself. It’s nice to just have the silence and the crickets.”
Campbell was also named Magical Kenya International Ambassador by Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife in January.