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Older dads: Celebrities we love!

In light of the study du jour, which suggests it may be risky for older men to start families, here are some of our favourite 40 and over celebrity dads and their adorable kids.

By Haley Overland
Older dads: Celebrities we love!

Older dads: Celebrities we love!

Matthew McConaughey

In light of the latest study, which suggests paternal age may affect offspring, let's take a look at some of our favourite older celebrity dads and their adorable kids.

Here's Matthew McConaughey (left) with his son Levi, 4. Matthew's expecting his third child with wife Camila Alves at age 42.

Click through this gallery for more 40+ celeb dads!

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Teach/FameFlynet Pictures

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt was 44 when he and Angelina Jolie welcomed their now-four-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Fame Pictures

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Jay-Z

Jay-Z was 42 when his daughter with Beyoncé Knowles, Blue Ivy, made her grand entrance into the world last January.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: FameFlynet Pictures

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart welcomed his eighth child, Aiden, at age 66! Aiden is Rod's second child with his current wife Penny Lancaster. They also have a 6.5-year-old son named Alistair.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: ANG/Fame Pictures

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz welcomed their adorable bundle of joy, Leo, into the world when Javier was 41.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: FameFlynet Pictures

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Robert Downey Jr.

Baby Exton Elias Downey was born when dad, Robert Downey Jr., was 46.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Juan Rico/FameFlynet Pictures

Elton John

Elton John and David Furnish welcomed baby Zachary via surrogate when Elton was 63 and David was 48.

It's been pretty much confirmed that Elton is the biological father. According to a source, "Elton really wanted the child to have his genes.... He has a god-given talent and wanted to pass that one to a child. And after years of discussion and thought, Elton and David decided together that Elton's sperm would be used."

What's more? It looks like Elton and David aren't stopping at one. Rumour has it they're working on securing a sibling for Zachary.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: CHP/FameFlynet Pictures

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise's now 6.5-year-old daughter Suri, was born when he was 43.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: AAR/FameFlynet Pictures

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Paul McCartney

Father of five, Paul McCartney, never thought he'd be a dad again at 60+, but he and ex-wife Heather Mills welcomed their daughter Beatrice (left), now 8, when he was 61.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: FameFlynet Pictures

Chris Noth

Chris Noth, aka Sex and the City's "Mr. Big," had his first child, Orion (now 4), at age 53.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Dino/VM/FameFlynet Pictures

Michael Douglas

Dad of three, Michael Douglas, had two kids with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones when he was in his 50s — Dylan at 53, and Cerys (left) at 56.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: smtmn/Flynet

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Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts welcomed their second son, Samuel (now 3.5), when Liev was 41.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: CWNY/FameFlynet Pictures

Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson welcomed his son, Robert Ford (now 19 months), at age 42...in Hawaii.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Zeus/Flynetpictures.com

Bryan Adams

Legendary Canadian singer Bryan Adams welcomed his daughter, Mirabella Bunny (now 16 months), when he was 51. 

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: API/FameFlynet

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Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker welcomed twins Tabitha and Marion (now 3) when Matthew was 47. The twins' older brother, James Wilkie, will be 10 in October.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Marquez/FameFlynet Pictures

Seal

Seal and ex-wife Heidi Klum welcomed their youngest child, Lou (now 2), when Seal was 46.

Seal was 42 when they had Henry, who's now almost 7, and 43 when they had Johan, now 5.5.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Pablo/Stoianov/Flynetpictures.com

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant was 51 when baby Tabitha was born. "Lots of people warned me that the baby period is not that exciting. But I am excited, actually," he said in typical Hugh fashion. "I thought, well, I'll bluff through — but very little bluffing has been required."

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Diane Cohen/FameFlynet Pictures

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John Travolta

John Travolta and Kelly Preston welcomed their third child, Benjamin, last November, when John was 56.

John and Kelly are also parents to Ella Bleu, 12. Tragically, they lost their 16-year-old son Jett in 2009.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Boaz/Worm/MOB/Flynetpictures.com

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis and his wife, Emma Heming-Willis, welcomed baby Mabel Ray Willis last April, when Bruce was 57.

Bruce also has three older kids with former wife Demi Moore (all over 18).

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: KM/FameFlynet

Warren Beatty

Actor Warren Beatty has four kids with wife Annette Bening. Their youngest child, Ella, now 12, was born when he was 63.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Warren and Isabel Beatty. Photo: Coqueran/Fame Pictures

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Clint Eastwood

Legendary actor/director Clint Eastwood has seven kids (with five different women!). He was 66 when his youngest daughter, Morgan, now 15, was born.

He had his daughter Alison at 42, his son Scott at 56, Kathryn at 57, and Fancesca at 63.

Clint is also dad to Kyle and Kimber, whom he had in his younger years.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: ANG/Fame Pictures

Kevin Costner

Actor Kevin Costner and his wife, Christine Baumgarten, had three kids when Kevin was in his 50s — Cayden, now 5, when he was 52, Hayes, 3, at 54, and Grace, 2, at 55.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: KM/FameFlynet Pictures

David Bowie

Dad of two, David Bowie, had his now-12-year-old daughter Alexandria (with wife Iman, left), when he was 53.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!

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Jack Nicholson

Father of five, Jack Nicholson, welcomed his youngest son Raymond, now 20, at age 54. He had his daughter, Lorraine, two years earlier.

Jack is also dad to Jennifer Nicholson, Honey Hollman, and Caleb Goddard.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: Fame Pictures

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer recently welcomed his fifth child at age 57.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: M Goetz/FameFlynet Pictures

Mark McGrath

Mark McGrath and fiancée Carin Kingsland welcomed twins, Lydon and Hartley, now 2, when he was 42.

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: DMAC/FameFlynet Pictures

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Mick Jagger

Dad of seven, Mick Jagger, welcomed his youngest sons when he was in his 50s — Gabriel, now 14, when he was 54, and Lucas, 13, a year and a half later.

He had his daughter Georgia, now 20, at 48.

Mick's other kids are Karis (b. 1970), Jade (b. 1971), Elizabeth (b. 1974) and James (b. 1985). Some of their kids are around Lucas' age!

Phew! That was A LOT of math...!

Older dads: Celebrities we love!Photo: IC/Flynetpictures.com

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This article was originally published on Aug 24, 2012

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