Myths and taboos surrounding pregnancy after age 40 are no secret to anyone. However, some celebrities challenge their audience and have had their children at that age or even up to 50. Let’s have a look
After her separation from music mogul Tommy Mottola, Mariah married again, but this time to comedian Nick Cannon. With almost an 11-year difference between them, everyone thought that the queen of Christmas would be childless. However, in 2011 Mariah had beautiful twins named Moroccan and Monroe.
The Grammy winner was 42 years old at the time. The singer said she doesn’t expect to conceive any more babies.
Despite all signs that the Oscar winner was having fertility problems, her second marriage proved the opposite. Nicole became a mother in 1992, when she and her then-husband, Tom Cruise, adopted Isabella.
Three years later, they repeated the experience with Connor in 1995. But it was Keith Urban, who took her from “Aquaman’s” mother to her biological mother in 2008 when the actress was 41.
The Queen of Pop has a large family. With 6 children at home, five of them came into her life “Like a Virgin” since they were adopted. It was on August 11th, 2000, when she gave birth to her son.
Rocco John Ritchie by cesarean section at the age of 41, just a month before the release of his album “Ray of Light.”
The Academy Award winner made her debut as a mother in 2006. Four years later, she split with the producer Darren Aronofsky. After that, it was the current James Bond, Daniel Craig, who won her love.
In 2018 after seven years of marriage, the couple left the press out of the blue after announcing that Rachel was in the sweet lane at the age of 48.
The Italian supermodel made her debut as a mother during her first marriage to the philosopher Raphäel Enthoven in July 2001 when she brought forth her offspring, the now Youtuber Aurélien Enthoven.
The experience was repeated at 43 when she had a daughter from her relationship with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The couple’s daughter Giulia was born in Paris in 2011.
Dr. Wendy Lawson from “Captain Marvel” must fight for the world and her family considering the changes of her firstborn, who is a transgender man. She and director Warren Beatty have four children. Stephen, Benjamin, Isabel, and Ella Beauty.
The last and now only daughter of the couple was born in 2000 when the actress was 42. Since then, Ella and Annette have been the girls of the house.
Zoe, the fashion designer and model, was 42 when she and her husband announced they were expecting their second son. The couple also had another daughter, their first one, when the star was 39.
Before having her second child, she explained that she wasn’t sure if she’ll want or even be able to get pregnant again. But when it happened, the star says, “It was the best thing that has ever happened to me.”
She never seemed keener on being a mother while she was married to producer George Augusto. However, everything changed when Ryan Gosling came into her life. The couple met while shooting the film “The Place Beyond the Pines,” where they both performed and have been inseparable ever since.
They now have two daughters, Esmeralda, born in 2014, and Amada, born in 2016 when Eva was 42.
The main character of “Gloria Bell” took some time to build up her career before becoming a mother. Upon her second marriage, the clock was ticking. Though her first child, Caleb, was born when the actress was 37, she and her husband Bart Freundlich waited five years to expand the family.
In 2002 the couple had their second daughter Liv Freundlich when Julianne had spent 42 springs.
Singer, dancer, actress, Michael Jackson’s sister, a flaming career. So what could be missing from her life? A baby. Janet Jackson surprised the world in 2016 when she announced her pregnancy at age 50.
I mean, we knew she was in the middle of the “Unbreakable World Tour” but a pregnancy? That was a bombshell. The best part is that her pregnancy and delivery were normal.
Spelling, the ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star, gave birth to her fifth child in 2017, in the age of 43. As stars tend to nowadays, she revealed the happy auction on Instagram, uploading a sweet black & white photo of her new son, Beau, holding his dad’s, actor Dean McDermott’s hand.
While being pregnant, Spelling said that she feels “most comfortable, confident, natural, and beautiful.” The couple even added another member to their family just before Beau’s birth – a pet pig with the lovely name of Nutmeg.
The eternal Batman protégé decided to sign up for the mothers’ club when she was 41. It was her second husband, Alec Baldwin, the father of Beautiful daughter, Ireland. The couple divorced seven years after Ireland’s birth. Kim wrote in her book “A Promise to Ourselves: “A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce,”
Even though she unusually way raised her daughter, she has no regrets for any of her decisions.
A mother at 47? This pregnancy was a surprise even for “Storm.” The Oscar winner thought she’d have no more children after Nahla in 2008 when she was 41. Then suddenly, some pains became recurrent, and Halle assumed she was entering early menopause.
Nine months later, her son Maceo was born when the actress was 46 years old.
Most known for her role in the hit series ‘My Name Is Earl’, Pressly is also a very busy mother to three boys! Two of them happen to be twins by the names of Leo and Lennon, who were born in October 2017 when the actress was 40 years old.
The twins are the first kids of Jaime and her forever-boyfriend, Hamzi Hijazi. Her other son, Dezi, is from her previous relationship with actor Eric Cubiche.
The Danish model and actress known for her harsh characters alongside Rocky Balboa shook the audience in 2018. The 53-year-old announced a new pregnancy on her Twitter account by the hashtags #me #family #brigittenielsen #babybump”.
This baby is the actress’s fifth child, and the first in her marriage to 40-year-old Mattia Dessì, the couple welcomed their daughter Frida in 2019 when Brigitte was 54.
The main character of Netflix’s hits “Ozark,” “Tales of the City,” and another score of programs, including The Savages, from 2007, gave birth to her firstborn son on January 8th, 2014. The baby was named Bennett Armistead and is the offspring of her relationship with Marc Schauer, her husband since 2009.
The 49-year-old actress broke all the mold by keeping her pregnancy a secret.
Well known as the “reigning queen of kick-butt.”, the star of “Resident Evil” revealed two great news stories in August last year. In 2020, the actress and one of the highest-paid models in history awaits the release of “Monster Hunter” and the arrival of her third baby.
She didn’t expect to have a new baby, but at 43, Milla is getting ready to have her third child.
Upon the tragic passing of her ex-husband, Richard Jordan, Marcia considered dropping the idea of becoming a mother. Fortunately, her husband, Tom Mahoney, motivated her to get a child. In 2007, the star of “Desperate Housewives” shocked the world with her pregnancy just before her 45th birthday.
The couple underwent IVF, and as a result, they welcomed twins Savannah and Eden Mahoney.
The “Pretty Woman” took her time to become a mother. She met her husband, Daniel Moder, with whom she has three children. They first welcomed their twins Hazel, Phinnaeus, when Julia turned 37 just after recording “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Closer.”
Three years later, at age 40, Henry completed the picture of this adorable family when the comedy “Charlie Wilson’s War” was released.
She is considering as one of the most beautiful women in the world by Time magazine. Motherhood came at the age of 27 when with her ex-husband, David Dugan, had her firstborn son, Kai. In 2003, after getting married to actor Paul Bettany, the protagonist of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ gave birth to Stellan Bettany.
In 2011, at age 41, Jennifer announced the arrival of a girl named Agnes Lark Bettany.
While she had already made her debut in 2007, the “mothers’ club,” at the age of 40, the actress and the star of “Ray Donovan,” Liev Schreiber, continued to expand the family very quickly.
Alexander “Sasha” was born in 2007, and in 2008, his brother Samuel “Sammy” completed the family picture.
Eleven years later, the couple separated, but the love for their children holds them close-by.
An endless career defines NBC’s star comedian. However, in her family business, Tina Fey can break the rules. In 2005 she took the first break in her career after performing “Mean Girls.” At the age of 41, the second stop came to welcome Penelope, her second daughter.
Since then, Tina hasn’t ceased to perform anymore. Nowadays, her voice is coming in “Soul” the Disney’s film.
The actress, businesswoman, and star of “Desperate Housewives,” at the age of 43 welcomed her little Santiago Enrique Bastón in 2018, after two years of happy marriage with the well known Mexican businessman José Bastón. Since the arrival of Santiago, he has become a star in social networks.
According to Eva, among jokes, giggles, and games, even John Legend has imitated by the little one.
Since always a Mexican ambassador, the actress from Veracruz fell in love with the French magnate François-Henri Pinault. With 20 years of successful artistic career, the protagonist of “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” considered that it was the perfect moment to form a family.
In 2007, the couple married and welcomed Valentina, the only daughter of the actress and her husband’s fourth child.
The Golden Globe winner for “Mad About You” had the dream of getting pregnant at an early age, but it didn’t work out. Following years of attempts, she announced her baby boom shortly after the release of the movie “A Good Woman.”
The exhilaration of Hunt and her husband Matthew Carnahan was incredibly inspiring. At the age of 40, in the summer of 2004, the couple welcomed Makena Lei.
She is one of the best-loved British actresses in history. Just between 2019 and 2021 (yes, she already has commitments for that year), she includes “Missing Link,” “Men In Black International,” “How to Build a Girl,” “Last Christmas,” “Dolittle” and “Cruella.”
Even with so busy schedule, in 1999, when she was 40 years old, she decided to put aside her acting work and became the mother of Gaia Wise.
The Grammy Award winner, Canadian entrepreneur, and activist had to wait to get pregnant. She had her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and hundreds of awards for her incredible voice. In 2010, Dion and her husband Rene Angelil welcomed their twins for IVF when the singer was 42.
The children were named Eddy and Nelson.
If anyone can say, “40 is the new 20”, it’s Geena Davis. The Oscar winner, she made her debut as a mother with her firstborn Alizeh when she was 46. Also, at that time, the saga “Stuart Little” was in the process of being recorded.
The little mouse reached the end of its history in 2005 when she had her twins Kian and Kaiis at the age of 48.
Following the announcement that she had written 23 new songs under hashtag #alanismorissettenewrecord2019, Alanis returned with a new album and pregnancy.
The 44-year-old, with a lovely black-and-white photo published on Instagram, showed her baby boom from her living room.
In August 2019, Alanis welcomed Winter. He is the third child of the family after Ever and Onyx, the oldest children of her marriage with rapper Mario “Souleye” Treadway.
Praised by the audience, Susan Sarandon built a successful career as a multi-disciplinary artist. A regular performer with the “Donovans,” she had her first daughter in 1985 at the age of 39. After Eva Amurri, Susan had two children after the age of 40.
In 1989, she welcomed her second son, Jack, and three years later, completed the family with Miles, the third, who was born when Susan was 46.
His first two children, Maya Hawke and Levon Hawke were the offspring of his marriage with Ethan Hawke. Twelve years later, Uma welcomed another child, this time joined by her second husband, Arpad Busson. The “Kill Bill” star gave birth to her third child when she was 41.
The daughter was named Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, better known as Luna.
The star of the cult classic “The Blue Lagoon,” made her mother’s debut in 2003 when she and her husband Chris Henchy had Rowan. But not everything was easy. Brooke suffered from severe postpartum depression. The case was a scandal in which Tom Cruise was involved in the worst way.
Fortunately, the actress overcomes that crisis. In 2006 she had her second daughter, Grier when she was 40 years old.
The legendary actress and Oscar winner had her first baby boom at the age of 30 when she had Henry Wolfe Gummer, the family musician. The family continued to grow in numbers with Mary Willa Gummer and Grace Jane Gummer.
However, the mainstream media screamed Mamma Mia! When Meryl announced her fourth pregnancy in 1991 due to the actress’ 41.
The American model, Christie Brinkley, won international fame after appearing on the 1970s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was married to Peter Cook and has 3 kids.
Brinkley gave birth to her 2nd son in 1995, when she was 41 and to her 3rd daughter in 1998 when she was 44 years old. In an interview she gave to Good Housekeeping magazine she revealed that she had some struggles before getting pregnant for the 3rd time, and was able to do it using IVF.
Seymour is a British actress and model. Her most known role was in the 1973 James Bond movie. She’s been married and divorced 4 times, and has 4 kids. Jane and her then-husband, James Keach, welcomed their twins in 1995 when the actress was 44 years old.
Jane tells that her last pregnancy was not an easy one. She was starring in the TV show ‘Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman’ at the time, and had to do the part while carrying twins – pretty impressive, Doctor!
Kruger is a 43-year-old German-American model and actress. Kruger is married to Norman Reedus, one of the main stars of the hit TV show ‘The Walking Dead.’ The couple met while filming the movie ‘Sky’ together.
Kruger had her first child when she was 42. In an interview, she told readers that before meeting Reedus she didn’t think she’ll want to have kids, but that notion changed around the age of 35.
Ringwald, the star of blockbusters such as ‘The Breakfast Club’ and ‘Pretty in Pink’ was first discovered when she played in a production of the musical ‘Annie’.
The actress became pregnant with twins in 2009 while playing in ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager.’ Producers decided to write her pregnancy into the show so she can keep her part, a decision which Ringwald says was a very special to her.
Holly Hunter is an Oscar-winning American actress and producer. Her latest part was in the hit TV show ‘Succession.’ Holly is currently 61 and has two kids – Press & Claude, from her current partner, the British actor Gordon MacDonald.
Hunter first got pregnant, and to twins no less, when she was 47.
Jane Krakowski is one of the known faces in today’s entertainment television. Just like her close friend and 30 Rock co-star, Tina Fey, she also had her first child when she was over 40.
Krakowski was 42 when she got pregnant with her son. She was then dating the father of her child, clothes designer Robert Godley, but the couple has separated since then.
The ‘American Horror Story’ star had recently revealed that she’s carrying, and is due to deliver in 2020’s spring. Chloë is 45 year old, and this is going to be her first child.
In 2016, the star was quoted saying that she believes that the key to having a young and fresh look is not having kids. We’ll wait to see just how having kids is going to affect your looks, Chloë!
Cameron Diaz, 47, and her husband Benji Madden announced that they welcomed their daughter, Raddix, in January 2020 on Instagram. Cameron didn’t offer up many details, other than the fact that her daughter’s name is Raddix, she’s “really, really cute,” and that the couple wouldn’t be sharing any more information publicly about their little one.
According to a source close to Cameron, the couple tried for years to conceive, before finally turning to surrogacy to have Raddix. The image above is taken from the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” of-course.
In 2000 she had already made her debut in the mothers’ club when she had her daughter Ella Bleu at the age of 38. After overcoming the tragic death of her son named Jett in 2009, the actress, decided with her husband John Travolta that it was time to have another child.
Ten years later, at the age of 47, Benjamin, her third child, was born.
The No Doubt star always wanted to be a mother. She said her relationship with Tony Kanal went into crisis because he didn’t feel the same desire to become a father. Several songs like “Don’t Speak” and “Sunday Morning” are inspired by these stories. In 2002 she married Gavin Rossdale, with whom she became a mother of three.
Her youngest son, Apollo, was born when Gwen was 44.
The ex-witch of “Charmed” made her debut as a mother in 2011 at the age of 39 with her firstborn Milo Thomas Bugliari. She and her husband thoroughly enjoyed their role as parents and soon set out to raise the family numbers.
At the age of 42, the couple welcomed a gorgeous daughter named Elizabella Dylan Bugliari, when the actress and activist were 41.
The sexy Italian actress and model awaited exactly to cross the line to the 4th floor to become a mother. Monica had her firstborn Deva when the actress was 40. After filming 18 movies between 2005 and 2010 (including “The Passion of the Christ” and “The Matrix Reloaded”), the actress kept enlarging the family.
In 2010, Monica welcomed Léonie, her second son, at the age of 45.