12 Celebrity Moms Who Gave Birth Over 40

Published on October 15, 2013. Updated March 12, 2014

Being a celebrity means busy schedules, months away from home and a demanding work life that pretty much takes over your life. For this reason, many celebrities are waiting longer to have children. 40 really is the new 30. These 12 amazing celebrities gave birth to little bundles of joy after turning the big 4-0.

1. Halle Berry

Academy Award-winning actress and former model Halle Berry gave birth to her first child, a daugther named Nahla, at age 41. It was her only child with then-boyfriend, French Canadian model Gabriel Aubry. At 46, she is currently pregnant with her second child, a boy. The father is French actor and husband, Olivier Martinez.

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2. Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon, now 66, had both of her sons with partner Tim Robbins when she was over 40. She gave birth to the first, Jack Henry, at the age of 42. Three years later, she welcomed her second child into the world, Miles Guthrie. Both parents are Academy Award-winning actors.

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3. Mariah Carey

The extremely successful singer-songwriter Mariah Carey became pregnant for the first time at the age of 40. She gave birth to fraternal twins, Monroe and Moroccan, with husband Nick Cannon.

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4. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman, the multiple Academy Award-winning Australian actress, had her first child in 2008 with her current husband, country music singer Keith Urban. She was 40 years old at the time. The child, a girl, is named Sunday Rose. They later had a second child, Faith Margaret, through a surrogate mother. Kidman previously adopted two children with husband Tom Cruise.

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5. Salma Hayek

Actress Salma Hayek became a first-time mom at age 41 when she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Valentina. It was her first and only child with husband Francois-Henri Pinault.

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6. Marcia Cross

Marcia Cross, best known for her role as one of the stars Desperate Housewives, had her first children at age 44. In 2007, she and stockbroker husband Tom Mahoney started their family with a pair of twins, Eden and Savannah.

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7. Kelly Preston

Former actress and model Kelly Preston had a son, Benjamin Hunter Kaleo, at age 47. It was her third and final child with actor John Travolta. Preston and Travolta have been married for over 20 years.

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8. Celine Dion

In 2010, world-renowned Canadian singer Celine Dion welcomed twins Eddy and Nelson into the world after years of trying and multiple rounds of in vitro fertilization. They were delivered via Caesarean section. She was 42 years old at the time. They are her second and third children with husband of 19 years and former manager, Rene Angelil.

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9. Uma Thurman

At 42, actress and former model Uma Thurman became pregnant with her third child, a daughter named Rosalind. It was her first child with long-time fiance Arpad Busson, the London-based French financier. She has another daughter, Maya Ray, and a son, Levon, both with former husband and actor Ethan Hawke.

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10. Julianne Moore

British-American actress Julianne Moore gave birth to her second child, Liv, in April of 2012. She was 41. She also has a son named Caleb. Both children are with her current husband, director Burt Freudlich.

 

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11. Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino, an Academy Award-winning actress, had two children past the age of 40. She had a son, Holden, at 42 and a daughter, Lucia, at 44. She and husband Christopher Backus, an actor, are parents to four children in total which includes daughter, Mattea, and son, Johnny.

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12. Madonna

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Madonna gave birth to her second child in 2000, less than a week short of her 42nd birthday. The child, a son named Rocco, was her first and only with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, a prominent director. Madonna has four children in total, two of whom were adopted after the birth of Rocco. The first, Loudes, was with former boyfriend Carlos Leon.

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