Campbell breaks down as mom apologises for abandoning her

London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell burst into tears when her mother apologised for abandoning her as a child on the Oprah Winfrey show.

Valerie Morris, Campbell`s mother, was in the audience for the taping of the show and listened as her daughter tried to explain what was the reason behind her violent temper.

And something hit home when the model explained that she felt hurt when people she trusted lied to her or stole from her because, at that point, she felt childhood issues rising inside.

Asked for her opinion, Morris brought her daughter to tears when she opened up about her parenting problems when Naomi was a little girl, reports

"She used the word abandonment and it`s fair to say that yes, I do feel that I abandoned her. I was 19 when I had Naomi and I was a single mum...

"I wanted the best for my daughter and I left Naomi to work to give her a better life, private education... and so, looking back, you sort of realise that material possessions are not the only thing that a child needs," said Morris.

"Naomi, I`m really, really sorry," she added.