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40 and pregnant: Celebrities we love

Halle Berry, Alyssa Milano, Julianne Moore... Check out all the celebrity moms who got pregnant over 40. (Updated!)

By Haley Overland
40 and pregnant: Celebrities we love

40 and pregnant: Celebrities we love

Molly Sims

Looks like baby #3 is on its way for 43-year-old actress/model Molly Sims and husband, Scott Stuber. She posted the above photo on Instagram, with the caption "Ummm...so this happened!!! Baby Stuber #3 is on its way!  💕💕 #LOVE #grateful #CANNOTBELIEVETHIS 🍼😂🙌🏻😇#ourhailmary." The couple are already parents to four-year-old Brooks and 16-month old daughter Scarlett, but said this pregnancy was unplanned. Molly told People, "We were so shocked, but we're thrilled." Baby #3 will arrive at the end of the year.


40 and pregnant: Celebrities we love

Janet Jackson

Dammn baby! Wondering why Janet Jackson, 49, postponed her world tour? In early April she announced the postponing of her Unbreakable World Tour so she and husband Wissam Al Mana could focus on planning a family. And now she has a baby on the way! Sources now confirm that Jackson is in her second trimester. Congrats Janet!




40 and pregnant: Celebrities we loveJanet Jackson via Instagram

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Alanis Morissette

The singer announced her second baby is on the way via her website in the sweetest way ever - she wrote a song! To surprise hubby Mario "Souleye" Treadway, she wrote, recorded and produced it in just six hours, six years ago, and added moving pictures to it, making it a cute, animated story of their family life, including their first kiss and wedding day. It ends with the pair and their five-year-old son, Ever, staring at the sonogram of their new daughter or son - so sweet! 








40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Pablo/FameFlynet Pictures

Halle Berry

Arguably a poster girl for 40-and-pregnant celebs,  Halle Berry became pregnant for the first time at 41 years old—with her daughter Nahla, now 7. "I've waited a long time for this moment in my life," she said at the time.















When she became pregnant with her son, Maceo, at age 46, she sparked controversy by suggesting the pregnancy was unexpected, that the baby was conceived naturally. "This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth,” she said of the pregnancy. "I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So, it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”















Read on for more celebs who got pregnant over 40! >>>>>














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Eva Mendes

Actress Eva Mendes, 41, and Canadian heartthrob Ryan Gosling, welcomed their first child in September. 















“She’s been ready for motherhood for a while now,” said a source for OK! Magazine, “and to be sharing this experience with Ryan is a dream come true for her!” I bet…!














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Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano gave birth to baby Elizabella last September, at age 41.















The former Mistresses star and her hubby, David Bugliari had been anticipating  their second child. Elizabella joins big brother Milo, 3.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Alyssa Milano via Instagram

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore, 54, who never ages, was 41 when she gave birth to her second child, Liv, in 2002.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Julianne Moore via Instagram

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, 48, gave birth to her daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, when she was 41 years old. Here's what she told Oprah about waiting until her 40s to become a mom:















"It’s a little nerve-racking to wait that long, but it’s the best time…because you’ve done so many other things in your life. You just get it out of your system, and you can really relax into being a mother…. If you’re 23, you don’t know this because you think you have to do so many more things. But if you already did them, then you can really focus and enjoy every minute of it."















I thought I was going to have to work really hard at getting pregnant because of my age, but then I just got pregnant."














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Salma Hayek via Instagram

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Tina Fey

Tina Fey, 44, welcomed her second child, Penelope, at 41 years old. She and her hubby, composer Jeff Richmond, are also parents to Alice, 9.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: KM/FameFlynet

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani, 45, and Gavin Rossdale, welcomed their third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, in February 2014. They're also parents to Kingston, 8, and Zuma, 6. 















Read more: Who's pregnant in Hollywood>














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Gwen Stefani via Twitter

Lena Headey

Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey, 41, is currently expecting her second child. She also has a five-year-old son, Wylie, with her ex-husband, Irish musician Peter Loughran. Lena has not disclosed the identity of this new baby's father.















Read more: Who's pregnant in Hollywood>














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Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet, 43, debuted a burgeoning belly at the 2014 Emmy Awards. She and hubby David Benioff (Game of Thrones co-creator), welcomed their third child—a boy!—on December 7, 2014; they're also parents to daughters Frances, 8, and Molly, 4. 















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Amanda Peet vaccinesPhoto: PR Photos

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman was 42 when she had her third child. The baby's now famous for her many, many names. Uma also has two kids with ex-hubby Ethan Hawke—Maya, 16, and Levon, 13.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Uma Thurman via Instagram

Thandie Newton

42-year-old Half of the Yellow Sun and Rogue actress Thandie Newton welcomed a baby boy, on March 3, 2014.















Thandie revealed this was her third home birth:















"Our baby boy is finally here!" she tweets. "Booker Jombe Parker. Born joyously at home yesterday."















"My 3rd home birth with brilliant independent midwife Caroline Flint – and Carole Goddard @PhoenixMidwives," she adds. "Keep independent midwifery alive!"














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we loveThandie Newton via Instagram

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Kim Fields

Kim Fields, 45, aka “Tootie” from Facts of Life, welcomed her second son Quincy in December 2013. 



“It was planned," she tells the mag. "We’ve actually been trying for a couple years. We had gotten pregnant twice and [miscarried]. Chris and I were very blessed to really have one another, to have our family and friends and our God to really get us through that.



“If I’m encouraging to anybody . . . . It’s not like I’m the poster child for over 40 and pregnant.”



Read more: Former child stars all grown up!>


40 and pregnant: Celebrities we loveKim Fields via Instagram

Mira Sorvino

Mom of four Mira Sorvino, 47, had two kids over the age of 40. She gave birth (after a difficult pregnancy) to Holden, at age 41, and to daughter Lucia at age 44.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures

Celine Dion

After a miscarriage and several failed attempts at IVF, Celine Dion happily announced that, at age 42, she and her hubby, Rene Angelil, were expecting twins! Babies Nelson and Eddy arrived in November 2010. Guess who came to their first birthday…. The twins also have an older brother, Rene-Charles, who was born in 2001.















Read more: 12 celebrities who've opened up about infertility>














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: PR Photos

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Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston, 52,  announced she was expecting her third child with John Travolta, at age 47. The news came just over a year after the tragic loss of their 16-year-old son, Jett, in 2009.  Kelly never commented on IVF or donor-egg speculations, and gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Benjamin, in November 2011.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we love

Nicole Kidman

Oscar award-winning actress, Nicole Kidman, 47, gave birth for the first time to Sunday Rose at age 40, in July 2008. After what she described on Australia's 60 Minutes as a "roller coaster ride with fertility," Nicole and her hubby, singer Keith Urban, opted to have their second child, Faith Margaret, via surrogate, in 2010. "She was the most wonderful woman to do this for us," she said.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: FameFlynet Pictures

Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph became pregnant with her fourth child at 41. 















She and her partner, director Paul Thomas Anderson, are also parents to Pearl, 9, Lucille, 5, and Jack, 3.















Read more: Hollywood's funniest parents>














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Lisa Loeb

Singer Lisa Loeb, 47, had both of her children in her 40s. Her son, Emet Kuli, was born June 2012. And she has a 5-year-old daughter, Lyla Rose.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Lisa Loeb via Instagram

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, 45, became pregnant for the first time with twins, Monroe and Moroccan, at age 40. "My body went through so much," she said. "Holding those twins in — you have to keep them in as long as possible. It's a sacrifice you make for them. Literally I was like, 47-weeks pregnant. And anybody pregnant right now, there's push gifts here. Tell your baby-father."















Indeed, baby-father, Nick Cannon, delivered: He gave her a $12,000 pink diamond and sapphire necklace, engraved with the twins' names. Wowza!















Read more: Celebrity parents of multiples>














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we loveMariah Carey via Instagram

Marcia Cross

Desperate Housewives star, Marcia Cross, 53, gave birth for the first time to twins, Eden and Savannah, at age 44, in February 2007. The pregnancy was not without complications, and Marcia had to have an emergency C-section. "It's a miracle I have these two daughters," she recently told Easy Living Magazine. "Your forties is not the time to be thinking about getting pregnant."














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Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly, 44, welcomed her third child (her second with hubby, Paul Bettany) in May 2011. Baby "Agnes Lark Bettany" was born via scheduled home water birth in a birthing pool.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we loveJennifer Connelly via Instagram

Nia Long

At age 40, Nia Long's second pregnancy came as a total surprise to the actress. "I almost fainted," she said. "It was the best moment and the sweetest surprise ever." Her baby boy, Kez Sunday Udoka, arrived November 2011 .














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we loveNia Long via Instagram

Jane Krakowski

30 Rock's Jane Krakowski, 46, gave birth to her first child, Bennett Robert Godley, in April 2011. Because of her age, no one suspected that the Tony award-winning actress was pregnant until she suddenly showed up newly engaged to Robert Godley, and very evidently pregnant in a bathing suit on vacation in the Caribbean.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: TRB/Fame Pictures

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Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, 65, keeps her private life private. But we do know that she was pregnant with the youngest of her four children when she was 41, back in 1991.














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Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon, 68, was told she'd never have kids due to her endometriosis. But she proved the docs wrong and went on to have two kids with ex-love Tim Robbins. She gave birth to Jack Henry at age 42, in 1989, and to Miles Guthrie at 45, in May 1992.















Read more: Why Susan Sarandon will not be called "Grandma">














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: PR Photos

Jenna Fischer

At age 40, The Office alum Jenna Fischer welcomed her second child with hubby, writer/director Lee Kirk. They're also parents to son Weston Lee, 3.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we loveJenna Fischer via Instagram

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Marcia Gay Harden

Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, 55, gave birth to twins, Julitta Dee Scheel and Hudson Scheel Harden, when she was 44 years old. She also has a 16-year-old daughter, Eulala.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Marcia Gay Harden via Instagram

Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger, 61, had her daughter, Ireland, with former hubby Alec Baldwin, of course, when she was 41 years old.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: AAR/FameFlynet

Rachel Zoe

Celebrity stylist/designer/reality-TV star Rachel Zoe, 43, welcomed her second son, Kaius ("Kai") Jagger Berman, December 2013.















She and hubby Rodger Berman are also parents to four-year-old Skyler.















Read more: Stars on social media: Celebrity parents we love>














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we love Photo: Rachel Zoe via Instagram

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Annette Bening

Annette Bening, 56, became pregnant with her fourth child, Ella, with hubby Warren Beatty, at age 41.














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Molly Ringwald

'80s icon, Molly Ringwald, 47, gave birth to twins, Adele and Roman, in July 2009.















After her first child, Mathilda, was born (September 2003), Molly experienced some secondary infertility. "I had some things fixed," she told People Magazine, referring to her fibroid removal. "That made it easier to get pregnant again."














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Molly Ringwald via Instagram

Geena Davis

Geena Davis, 59, had her first child at age 46. And she went on to have twins two years later!














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures

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Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields, 49, gave birth to her second daughter, Grier, at age 41.















Interestingly, Grier was conceived naturally, but Brooke's first child, Rowan, was conceived after six rounds of vitro fertilization when Brooke was 37.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Brooke Shields via Instagram

Madonna

Madonna, 56, gave welcomed son Rocco (with then-hubby, Guy Ritchie) at age 41.















At 48, Madonna went on to adopt David Banda and, a year later, her daughter Mercy James—both from Malawi. And, of course, she also has a daughter, Lourdes, 18, with Carlos Leon.














40 and pregnant: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Madonna via Instagram

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This article was originally published on Apr 17, 2015

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