40 and pregnant: Celebrities we love
Halle Berry, Alyssa Milano, Julianne Moore... Check out all the celebrity moms who got pregnant over 40. (Updated!)
40 and pregnant: Celebrities we love
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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.
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Janet Jackson via Instagram
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!
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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!
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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.”
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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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Photo: Alyssa Milano via Instagram
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.
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Photo: Julianne Moore via Instagram
Julianne Moore, 54, who never ages, was 41 when she gave birth to her second child, Liv, in 2002.
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Photo: Salma Hayek via Instagram
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."
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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.
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Photo: Gwen Stefani via Twitter
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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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Photo: PR Photos
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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Photo: Uma Thurman via Instagram
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Thandie Newton via Instagram
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!"
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Kim Fields via Instagram
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.”
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Photo: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures
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.
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Photo: PR Photos
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>
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Photo: Lisa Loeb via Instagram
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.
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Mariah Carey via Instagram
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>
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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 via Instagram
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Nia Long via Instagram
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 .
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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.
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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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Jenna Fischer via Instagram
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.
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Photo: Marcia Gay Harden via Instagram
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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.
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Kim Basinger, 61, had her daughter, Ireland, with former hubby Alec Baldwin, of course, when she was 41 years old.
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Photo: Rachel Zoe via Instagram
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Annette Bening, 56, became pregnant with her fourth child, Ella, with hubby Warren Beatty, at age 41.
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Photo: Molly Ringwald via Instagram
'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."
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Photo: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures
Geena Davis, 59, had her first child at age 46. And she went on to have twins two years later!
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Photo: Brooke Shields via Instagram
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.
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Photo: Madonna via Instagram
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.
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