Experts say that the best time to become a parent is when you’re under 40 years old. However, this wasn’t the case for a few of our favorite celebrities. They seem to defy the odds and enjoy parenting like pros.
Bright Side loves to see miracles unfold in parenthood. That’s why we wrote down 14 Hollywood stars who became moms and dads over the age of 40 to show you that life as a parent knows no age.
1. Britney Spears has a baby on the way.
The pop star became a mother to her first son, Sean, at the young age of 23. Now, at 40, Britney Spears is happily in love with her partner, Sam Asghari. She announced on Instagram that the 2 of them are expecting her third bundle of joy.
2. Alanis Morissette enjoys creating music and parenting at 47.
While still going strong with her stellar music career, Alanis Morissette gave birth to her third baby at the age of 45. She even went into labor with baby Winter Mercy at home, like the rest of his older siblings.
3. Al Pacino rocks being a dad to young adults at 82.
One of Hollywood’s big stars took another ride on the parent train when Al Pacino decided to have a family with his former partner, Beverly D’Angelo, and became a dad to twins, Anton James and Olivia Rose, at 60 years old. At that time, D’Angelo had just turned 49.
4. Julianne Moore passed on her good looks to her charming 20-year-old daughter.
You might assume you are looking at twins when you see Julianne Moore and Liv Freundlich together, but they have a 41-year age difference. The award-winning actress said that it was a “wish come true” when she had her daughter in 2002.
5. Naomi Watts loves raising her boys at 53.
The blonde beauty welcomed a son named Kai with her then longtime partner, Liev Schreiber, at 40. Although their romance didn’t last, Watts, 53, and Schreiber, 54, are still going strong, co-parenting their charming boys.
6. George Clooney is a hands-on dad to twins at 60.
Even the most notorious bachelor can be a family man when the right time comes. George and Amal Clooney were excited to share the news that they were expecting twins when the actor was already 56. Today, they love being parents to Alexander and Ella.
7. Jennifer Connelly finally had a daughter after 7 years of raising boys.
An adorable daughter named Agnes Lark became the latest addition to Jennifer Connelly and her husband Paul Bettany’s family in 2011 when the actress was already 40. The Labyrinth star had a water birth at home.
8. Robert De Niro had his fifth child at 68.
After the iconic Robert De Niro found love with his second wife, Grace Hightower, he once again became a dad at 54 when their son, Elliott, was born. Years later, Robert and Grace, then 68 and 56, welcomed their baby girl, Helen Grace, via surrogate in 2011.
9. Uma Thurman gave birth 15 years after her first daughter was born.
10. Tina Fey became a mom of 2 at 41.
The actress and comedian is raising her daughters the fun way at 51. Her 9-year-old daughter, Penelope Athena, even appeared to have inherited her comedic chops while starring in the TV series, Girls5Eva.
11. Ricky Martin is a devoted father at 50.
Being a full-time performer and dad of 4 doesn’t bother Ricky Martin at all. In fact, he doesn’t shy away from showing his big love for his growing family with husband Jwan Yosef at 50. The 2 welcomed their youngest son, Renn, in 2019.
12. Geena Davis welcomed twins just before her golden years.
The actress and philanthropist had her twin boys, Kaiis and Kian, at the age of 48. Geena shared that she “felt lucky” to be a mom at a later age, giving birth to her firstborn, Alizeh, at 46.
13. Brooke Shields is a BFF to her teens at 56.
Brooke Shields certainly passed on her incredible genes to her stunning daughters, Rowan and Grier, before she turned 41. Although she experienced some hiccups while parenting 2 teenagers at her age, she isn’t shy about openly expressing her love for them.
14. Nicole Kidman is a doting mom to her baby girls at 54.
Despite already being a mom to her adopted children with her ex, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman still wanted to have kids with her husband, Keith Urban. Sunday Rose was their labor of love after Kidman gave birth to her at 40. After a couple of years, Faith Margaret joined the Kidman-Urban bunch.
Which of these stories did you find inspiring? Which of these celebrities were you surprised to see here?