Celebrities who became moms after 40

Taryn Ryder
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle

Having babies in your 20s is so passé in Hollywood. Just ask Eva Longoria! Take a look at other celebrities who became moms after the age of 40.

Gwen Stefani

You’re never too old for surprises! The Voice coach was 44 when she gave birth to her third son, Apollo, whom she has called a “miracle,” telling InStyle it put her in “a whole new spiritual place.” The singer explained, “I was trying at the time to do more music with No Doubt. Then I got pregnant, and I was like, ‘OK, well what am I going to do now? I need to make some changes.’ … There’s only so much energy.” (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Halle Berry

Berry was 47 when she had her second child, her first with former husband Olivier Martinez: son Maceo. “They call it a geriatric pregnancy,” Berry joked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I was, you know, on my way … this is probably way TMI, but I was really, you know, kinda premenopausal so to have this happen was a huge [shock].” She said her daughter Nahla’s prayers brought her this “miracle” child. “I mean, I didn’t think it was possible to have another baby and I thought for sure I had a need never to get married again. So, I’ve learned never to say never.” (Photo: @halleberry/Instagram)

Janet Jackson

The iconic singer was 50 years old when she welcomed her first child, a son named Eissa Al Mana, with her estranged husband, Wissam Al Mana. (Photo: @janetjackson/Instagram)

Tina Fey

The comedian was 41 when she had her second child, baby girl Penelope. She talked with Oprah about wanting to prioritize expanding her family: “My husband and I really decided that we felt rather than risk having 30 Rock end in several years and feeling like part of our family is missing that we were going to prioritize our family,” she said. (Photo: Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

Celine Dion

Double the fun! At age 42, the singer became a mother for the second time, welcoming twin boys, Eddy and Nelson, after a difficult IVF process and a miscarriage. “My doctors had to constantly reassure me. … Each week I had sonograms. I heard their heart beats. … It’s stressful but I’m relaxing,” she said in a May 2010 interview.”I look at my little belly. I do almost nothing. If you tell me I have to stay in bed, I will stay in bed until November, when the babies are born. To bring them into the world, there’s nothing more important than that. It’s incredible.” (Photo: Scott Brinegar/Getty Images)

Mariah Carey

In 2011, the singer became a mother for the first time, welcoming twins Moroccan and Monroe, at age 42. Carey and her former husband, Nick Cannon, were private about their road to becoming parents, only telling People it was a “long journey.” (Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

Uma Thurman

After having two kids with Ethan Hawke, the actress added more offspring to her modern family. She welcomed her third child, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, in July 2012, when she was 42 years old. (Photo: Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

Kelly Preston

After two hard years following the sudden death of their 16-year-old son, Jett, Preston and John Travolta became parents again when she was 48. “It’s pretty amazing having a child at this age,” Preston told Health in March 2013. “We had been trying for quite a few years, and then of course there was a time when we weren’t, and then we started trying again. When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored. I’d snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful.” (Photo: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)

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