Celebrities Who Gave Birth After Age 40
Pregnant and in your 40s? Check out some of the many celebrity moms who gave birth at age 40+!
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Oh-so stylish fashionista Rachel Zoe is making her latest gotta-have accessory a growing baby bump! Now 42, the celebrity stylist and reality TV maven is getting set to welcome her second child in early 2014. Being an older mom is nothing new for Zoe, however. Son Skyler was born when Zoe was 39.
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Mariah Carey was 41 when she gave birth to Moroccan Scott and Monroe via C-section in 2011. She later told 20/20 that she’d suffered a miscarriage before, and had used IVF and acupuncture to help her conceive #dembabies. Yup, her kids already have their own hashtag!
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At age 44, it’s baby number 3 for rocker Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale. Due sometime in 2014, Gwen’s latest bundle of joy will join older brothers Kingston and Zuma. Spotted recently at school pick up wearing her usual six-inch heels, Gwen seems to be taking older motherhood in stride!
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Uma Thurman was 43 when she gave birth to daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson in 2012, her first child with partner Arpad Busson. Uma has two children, Maya, 14, and Levon, 11, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke. Why so many names for her newest bundle of joy? “[Maya] came up with the best excuse, [which] was that I probably wouldn’t get to have any more children, so I just put in every name that I liked,” the star explained during an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. To keep it simple, Thurman calls her daughter by her nickname: Luna.
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Age is just a number for actress Halle Berry, who welcomed daughter Nahla in 2008 at age 41 and son Maceo, born in 2013, not long after the she turned 46! “I was happy that whole time, I felt good, I had energy, I was like Superwoman,” she told People .
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Mom-of-many Michelle Duggar may have had her first child at age 25, but babies 17, 18, and 19 didn’t come along until reality TV star was in her 40s. Her youngest children are almost the same age as her first grandchildren!
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Actress Susan Sarandon starred in dozens of films before starting her second career as a mom. The late bloomer gave birth to daughter Ava Amuri at age 39, son Jack at age 43, and son Miles at age 46. Sarandon is now 67, and as her children grow up, it looks like they are following in their mom’s famous footsteps! It was recently announced that Sarandon and daughter Ava have a mother-daugher TV show in the works.
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This actress seems to win at everything, including pregnancy over 40! At age 42, Academy Award winner Meryl Streep gave birth to her fourth child, Louisa Jacobson Gummer.
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After getting married at age 42, Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross got busy preparing for next big role…as a mom! She’s been public about using IVF to get pregnant with twins, Eden and Savannah, who were born when Cross was 44.
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Good things come to those who wait! After years of struggling with fertility problems, Kidman was 41 when she delivered daughter Sunday Rose. Two years later, she and husband Keith Urban welcomed their second child, Faith Margaret, via surrogate. Kidman also has two adopted children with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
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Wife of John Travolta, actress Kelly Preston surprised a lot of people when she announced that she was pregnant again — at age 48! There was no surprise, however, in how cute son Benjamin turned out to be. Calling him her “miracle baby,” Preston told People that having a baby later in life turned out to be perfect timing. “For us it’s been uplifting. Especially when he smiles at me and seems contented in my arms.”
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Actress Julianne Moore became a mom at age 37, when she welcomed son Caleb. A few years later, at age 42, she delivered daughter Liv. Does Julianne feel like she’s late at the game of mommyhood? Not at all! She’s so immersed in all things kids that she just published her fourth children’s book!
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Actress Jane Seymour already had two children when she welcomed twins Johnny and Kristopher at 44. Was Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman on hand to deliver?
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Actress star Holly Hunter was 47 when she welcomed twin sons, Claude and Press. What’s the scoop on what the Saving Grace star thinks about life as an older mom? Don’t expect too many details. Not long after the boys’ birth, Hunter stated that she does not discuss her children with media.
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Everyone loves a happy ending, and that’s exactly what Celine Dion got when she gave birth to twins boys, Nelson and Eddy, at age of 42, following six attempts at IVF that had each ended in miscarriage.
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Annette Benning was 42 years old when she gave birth to daughter Ella, her fourth child with husband Warren Beatty. “We are blessed,” she’s said about her large brood.
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