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Helena Christensen pays tribute to her ‘magical’ lookalike son Mingus, 22, in Mother’s Day post

Helena Christensen paid tribute to her lookalike son Mingus, along with her mum Elsa, as she took to Instagram on Sunday to mark Mother’s Day.

The supermodel, 53, who shares the 22-year-old with her former partner Norman Reedus, 53, said being his parent is the ‘most rewarding honour’ of her life.

He was ordered to undergo counselling earlier this year after he pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly punching a woman in the face at a New York festival. 

Family: Helena Christensen paid tribute to her ‘magical’ lookalike son Mingus, 22, in an adorable Mother’s Day post… after his disorderly conduct charge for ‘punching woman in face’

In the slew of adorable snaps, the budding model was the spitting image of his famous parent as they ate pizza and cosied up to one another in recent times. 

With his chiselled jawline and piercing green eyes, there’s no doubt whose genes model Mingus has inherited. 

She began: ‘Being your mom is the loveliest, most magical journey and most rewarding honor of my life ❤️ So grateful for you.

‘And so grateful for my wonderful mamácita who is a true unicorn and warrior mom, always giving so much love, not just to my sister and I but to everyone in her life ♥️.

Cute: The supermodel, 53, who shares the 22-year-old with her former partner Norman Reedus, 53, said being his parent is the 'most rewarding honour' of her life

Cute: The supermodel, 53, who shares the 22-year-old with her former partner Norman Reedus, 53, said being his parent is the ‘most rewarding honour’ of her life

Whoops! He was ordered to undergo counselling earlier this year after he pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge for punching a woman in the face at a New York festival

Whoops! He was ordered to undergo counselling earlier this year after he pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge for punching a woman in the face at a New York festival

Lookalikes: In the slew of adorable snaps, the budding model was the spitting image of his famous parent as they ate pizza and cosied up to one another in recent times

Lookalikes: In the slew of adorable snaps, the budding model was the spitting image of his famous parent as they ate pizza and cosied up to one another in recent times

Grateful: She began: 'Being your mom is the loveliest, most magical journey and most rewarding honor of my life ❤️ So grateful for you'

Grateful: She began: ‘Being your mom is the loveliest, most magical journey and most rewarding honor of my life ❤️ So grateful for you’

‘Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers of the world and every woman out there who loves deeply.’ 

In her follow-up post, which documented Mingus over the years, along with a sweet shot of her age-defying mum Elsa, Helena paid tribute to them both.

She penned: ‘Growing up in a family full of loving, wise, interesting and curious women is what I’m most grateful for in life.

‘The close, caring bond between my great grandmothers, grandmothers, mom, myself and my son is the biggest reason for who I am as a person, how I think and feel, how I experience life.

Doppelganger: With his chiselled jawline and piercing green eyes, there’s no doubt whose genes model Mingus has inherited

Doppelganger: With his chiselled jawline and piercing green eyes, there’s no doubt whose genes model Mingus has inherited

Trendy: They certainly put their best fashion feet forward with their chic ensembles

Trendy: They certainly put their best fashion feet forward with their chic ensembles

Throwback: In her follow-up post, which documented Mingus over the years

Throwback: In her follow-up post, which documented Mingus over the years

‘I will carry their stories with me through life and pass them on ❤️ @ragandbone.’

In March, Mingus was sentenced to five private counseling sessions for reportedly punching a woman in the face – after pleading guilty to a downgraded charge of disorderly conduct.

The runway star is said to have punched the 24-year-old woman – a stranger – in the face at Manhattan’s San Gennaro street festival last September.

He originally faced a misdemeanor assault charge but his attorney Isabelle Kirschner told DailyMail.com that she negotiated with the District Attorney to downgrade the charge to disorderly conduct, which is only a violation in New York City.

Cute: Mingus is wrapped up in a blanket while Helena goes make-up free in one snap

Cute: Mingus is wrapped up in a blanket while Helena goes make-up free in one snap

Looking good: She also shared a sweet shot with her age-defying mum Elsa (left)

Looking good: She also shared a sweet shot with her age-defying mum Elsa (left)

Poignant: She penned: 'Growing up in a family full of loving, wise, interesting and curious women is what I’m most grateful for in life'

Poignant: She penned: ‘Growing up in a family full of loving, wise, interesting and curious women is what I’m most grateful for in life’

His plea comes as crime continues to skyrocket in New York City, with overall offenses up over 45 percent from this time last year. Felony assaults are also up 17.2 percent.

Mingus – who wore the same tailored brown suit he’s worn to his other court appearances – claimed that the woman and her friends were inebriated and followed him for two blocks, pulling his hair, throwing water in his face and threatening his friends.

He has walked the runway for Calvin Klein and appeared on the cover of Vogue Hommes Paris just one week before the incident.

Oh dear: In March, Mingus was sentenced to five private counseling sessions for punching a woman in the face - after pleading guilty to a downgraded charge of disorderly conduct (pictured in 2017)

Oh dear: In March, Mingus was sentenced to five private counseling sessions for punching a woman in the face – after pleading guilty to a downgraded charge of disorderly conduct (pictured in 2017) 

His attorney previously told DailyMail.com that the allegations against him were ‘baseless.’

‘I believe that based on the evidence, there is no credible evidence to support the charges,’ Kirschner said before Mingus pled guilty on Wednesday.

He was featured on the cover of the Vogue Hommes Paris’ fall-winter 2021-2022 issue alongside Parker Van Noord, son of the late male model Andre Van Noord.

Helena and Norman – who is best known for his role in The Walking Dead – began dating in 1998. Mingus was born the following year.

The high-profile couple split in 2003, before Norman went on to date Diane Kruger.

Norman and Diane welcomed their own child together, a daughter, in 2018. Mingus is Helena’s only child.

The Danish supermodel frequently shares snaps on social media showing the close bond she has with her son, who has been modelling since 2017.

Mum and dad: Helena and Norman - who is best known for his role in The Walking Dead - began dating in 1998. Mingus was born the following year

Mum and dad: Helena and Norman – who is best known for his role in The Walking Dead – began dating in 1998. Mingus was born the following year 

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