It’s an unfortunate fact of biology that the older you get, the tougher it becomes to get pregnant of course. In fact, Jennifer Aniston recently opened up about her fertility struggles in her late 40s and 30s —even after trying IVF, she was sad way unable to get pregnant.
But just because you’re in your late 30s or early 40s doesn’t signify you want to rule out having a baby. In fact, more than 100,000 people over the age of 40 giving birth each year—and this number involves a nuisance of well-known celebrities. Whether through IVF, surrogacy or conceive naturally, here are 15 celebrities who have gone through the “geriatric pregnancies” and had babies over the age of 40.
At age 41, the actress had given birth to her daughter, Nahla, and six years later on welcoming her younger son, Maceo. Being pregnant at 47 was pretty surprising, as Berry admitted in an interview: I was really, you know, kinda premenopausal so to have this occur was a huge [shock].
Already a mom of two, Jennifer Connelly had her sons Kai (from a earlier relationship) and Stellan (with her hubby Paul Bettany) before turning 40. When Connelly was 40, she and her husband welcoming a daughter Agnes Lark.
At age 42, the actress welcoming her third child, a daughter naming Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson (also known as Luna). With her former husband Ethan Hawke, Thurman has two other kids— a son Levon and a daughter Maya.
Geena Davis didn’t become a mother until her 40s, giving birth to her first kid Alizeh at 46 with her loyal partner at the time, Reza Jarrahy. At 48, she welcoming twin boys, Kaiis and Kian. Jarrahy and Davis are no longer together.
Already a mom to two sons, Zuma and Kingston, the singer and her former hubby Gavin Rossdale welcoming a third son Apollo at age 44. Stefani said in an interview that Apollo’s birth was a miraculas surprise.
After keep up her pregnancy a secret, Outlander actress Caitríona Balfe had given birth to the son at 41 with hubby Tony McGill. In an Instagram post, she had written: I’ve been off socials for a while as I was taking certain time enjoying cooking up this little human. We are so thankful for this tiny soul.
The Desperate Housewives star welcomed twins Savannah and Eden at age 44 via IVF. Cross and her hubby try to conceive before getting married, but when it didn’t occur instantly, they have decided to pursue fertility treatment the week after their wedding.
At age 41, the singer gave birth to twins, a daughter, Monroe and son Moroccan, with her then-hubby, Nick Cannon. She previously experienced fertility struggle and in 2008, had a miscarriage. Carey used fertility treatments and acupuncture to support her get pregnant.
The actress was 40 when she became a mom. In 2014, Mendes and her hubby, Ryan Gosling, welcoming a daughter, Esmeralda. In 2016, she had given birth to another baby girl, Amada.
After having her first kid in her mid-thirties, the ’80s film star suffered secondary infertility. At age 41 she became pregnant again, giving birth to twins— a son Roman and a daughter Adele.
After an ectopic pregnancy, Nicole Kidman and former hubby, Tom Cruise, decided to adopt two kids in the mid-90s. At 41, Kidman and her hubby Keith Urban welcoming a daughter, Sunday Rose. Two years later, the couple decided to have another kid through surrogacy, which results in another daughter, Faith Margaret.
The British actress had her first kid, a son named Alexander “Sasha” Pete, at 38 with her boyfriend, Liev Schreiber. Then, at age 40, she had given birth to another kid, Samuel Kai.
Already a mom to two daughters and a son, the Oscar-winning actress welcoming a fourth child, Louisa Jacobson at age 41 (just 10 days before Streep turned 42).
Jackson became pregnant at 50. While she didn’t share too many stuff of her pregnancy with the public, she welcomed a son, Eissa, and is now embrace motherhood in her 50s.
Julianne Moore had given birth to son Caleb in her late 30s. Her daughter Liv was really born five years later, in 2002, when the actress was 41. In a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, the Still Alice star says she and hubby, film director Bart Freundlich, keeping up their two (now teenage) kids grounded. “They are living a regular life,” she says.
There’s no right time to begin — or progress — a family and become a parent, but for certain celebrity moms, the sweet spot came at or after the age of 40. Whether they had kid prior or not, keep scrolling to check out which celebrities welcomed sweet babies while in their 40s (and in the case of one mother, while 50!).