AN ACTRESS who gave birth at 56-years-old has hit back at trolls saying she looks like her baby boy’s great-grandmother.
Claudia Raia fell pregnant naturally last year at an age so rare there aren’t many statistics on it.
She shared the news of her pregnancy and subsequent birth on social media but has suffered relentless abuse since.
Under one Instagram post of her newborn son Luca, one troll commented: “Is she the child’s grandmother or great-grandmother?”
Another cruelly penned: “Looking like boy’s grandma.”
The mum-of-three has slammed the harsh comments in a new post and urged people to “reflect”.
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She said: “There are a thousand ways to be a mother.
“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 previously implored women to "please have more empathy" during a TV interview in Brazil when discussing the backlash her pregnancy received.
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The Brazilian actress has found that other women are her biggest critics.
She welcomed a baby boy called Luca in February and said he is “already claiming his space” in the world.
The baby's dad is actor Jarbas Homem de Mello, who Claudia tied the knot with in 2018.
Claudia gave birth to her first two children over 20 years prior in a different marriage and was gobsmacked by a doc’s suggestion that she had a third on the way.
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.’
“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.
“I said, 'it can not be. Guys, I'm 55-years-old’."
Just months later, she took to the photo sharing app to reveal the exciting news of Luca’s safe delivery.
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Claudia started her showbiz career as a dancer in America after moving from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She shot to fame in 1985 when she appeared on a Brazilian prime-time TV show.
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