Motherhood After 40: These 14 Celebrities Proved It's Never Too Late To Give Birth
The female body is surprising. For example, during pregnancy, the uterus goes from the size of an orange to that of a watermelon, not to mention the fact that women are more flexible than men and are more likely to survive trauma.
The female body is surprising. For example, during pregnancy, the uterus goes from the size of an orange to that of a watermelon, not to mention the fact that women are more flexible than men and are more likely to survive trauma. Female celebrities also prove it. Despite their workload and the many trips they make for their careers, these famous women have managed to give birth to a child after the age of 40, and they lead mom's life brilliantly.
1. Naomi Watts, 40 years old
The famous British actress and producer Naomi Watts gave birth to two boys, Sasha and Kai, at the age of 39 and 40 respectively. Although she shares many happy family photos on Instagram, she said in an interview that she would have liked to start earlier in order to have more children.
2. Gwen Stefani, 44 years old
In 2014, Gwen Stefani and her then husband, British musician Gavin Rossdale, welcomed their son, Apollo, into their family. Later, Gwen Stefani said that she considered Apollo a small miracle since she was 44 years old at the time of her birth.
3. Julianne Moore, 41 years old
Julianne Moore gave birth to her daughter Liv in 2002, at the age of 41. Liv was not the first baby the actress had with her husbandBartFreundlich, since she gave birth to their son, Caleb, in her late thirties. Julianne Moore is a pro-life activist and advocates for Planned Parenthood, one of the main family planning groups in the United States.
4. Brooke Shields, 40 years old
Brooke Shields and her husband, Chris Henchy, had their daughter Grier in 2006, when the actress was 40 years old. Brooke said she was about to stop trying to conceive, after multiple attempts at fertility treatments, but the last in vitro fertilization proved fruitful.
5. Salma Hayek, 41 years old
In 2007, the Mexican-American actress became engaged to French businessman François-Henri Pinault. Salma gave birth to their daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, on September 21, 2007, at the age of 41. Two years later, Salma and François married on Valentine's Day in 2009, in Paris.
6. Rachel Zoe, 42 years old
The famous fashion designer confided in an interview that her first son, Skyler, whom she had at 39, was not planned. But after childbirth, she couldn't help but look at him and love him a little more every second. In 2013, Zoe, at the age of 42, announced that she was expecting her second child, Kaius.
7. Céline Dion, 42 years old
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The first son of the Canadian singer, René-Charles Angélil, was born in 2001 by in vitro fertilization. Later, after suffering a miscarriage in 2009, she announced that she was pregnant with twins. On October 23, 2010, Céline Dion (who was then 42 years old) welcomed the twins Eddy (named after her favorite French songwriter, Eddy Marnay) and Nelson (named after Nelson Mandela).
8. Kim Basinger, 41 years old
Kim Basinger and her husband at the time, Alec Baldwin, welcomed their only child, Ireland, in 1995, when Kim was 41 and Alex Baldwin was 37. The couple separated in 2000 and divorced in 2002, which resulted in a seven-year battle for the custody of their daughter. Today, Ireland is 26 years old and she works as a model and actress.
9. Uma Thurman, 42 years old
Uma Thurman was married twice and has two children from her second marriage. In 2007, she started dating French businessman Arpad Busson, and they announced their engagement in June 2008, but subsequently cancelled them. The couple has a daughter (Uma's third child), Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, known as Luna (born in July 2012).
10. Tina Fey, 41 years old
The star of the comedy Saturday Night Live and Golden Globe-winning actress, Tina Fey, discovered that she was pregnant with her second child, Penelope, in 2011, at the age of 41. Tina said she wanted to get pregnant.
11. Alyssa Milano, 41 years old
The star of the Charmed series, Alyssa Milano, and her husband, David Bugliari, had their daughter, Elizabella, when Alyssa was 41 years old. The actress confided that she liked to wait a while before being a mother.
12. Helen Hunt, 40 years old
In 2001, Helen Hunt began a relationship with producer Matthew Carnahan. Two years later, in 2003, when the actress was 40 years old, they had a daughter, Makena Lei.
13. Madonna, 42 years old
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The queen of pop had her second biological child, Rocco, at the age of 42. After that, she adopted the rest of her children and became a proud mother of a tribe of six.
14. Halle Berry, 47 years old
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The actress welcomed her first child, Nahla, at the age of 41. A few years later, she gave birth to her youngest son, Maceo, at the age of 47. Halle Berry told what it was like to be pregnant at the end of her midlife and revealed how shocked she was when she heard the news.
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Recommended20 Doctors and nurses who adore their patients and treat them with much more than professionalismNote: this article was updated in April 2022 to correct factual sources and errors.Cover photo Getty Images / Hulton Archive / Getty Images, Paul Archuleta / FilmMagic / Getty ImagesNice/People/14 Celebrities who prove that it's never too late to become a momShare this article