Celebrity Moms Who Gave Birth at 40+

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Feeling too old to have a baby?

Some of Hollywood’s leading ladies prove that age ain’t nothin’ but a number.

Let’s take a look at some fit and fabulous high-profile women that got pregnant and birthed their babies at 40+.

In the latest headline out of Hollywood, at the age of 49 (!), Love Actually actress Laura Linney and her real estate agent husband, Marc Schauer, welcomed a baby boy named Bennett Armistead Schauer on Wednesday, January 8.

Baby Bennett is the first child for the couple who were wed in May 2009.

That is fantastic news! Here’s a list of some other Hollywood moms who also welcomed babies at 40+:

  • Halle Berry – Welcomed daughter Nahla at 42. Welcomed son Maceo-Robert at 47.
  • Gwen Stefani – Currently expecting her third child at 44.
  • Kelly Preston – Welcomed third child, son Benjamin, at 47.
  • Monica Bellucci – Welcomed first daughter, Deva, at 40. Welcomed second daughter, Leonie, at 45.
  • Mary Louise Parker – Welcomed son, William, at 40.
  • Marcia Cross – Welcome twin daughters, Savannah & Eden, at 44.
  • Julianne Moore – Welcomed her second child, daughter Liv, at 42.
  • Susan Sarandon – Welcomed first son, Jack, at 43. Welcomed second son, Miles, at 46.
  • Brooke Shields – Welcomed second daughter, Grier, at 41.
  • Nicole Kidman – Welcomed first biological child, Sunday, at 41. (Her second biological daughter, Faith, was carried via surrogate mother).
  • Salma Hayek – Welcomed daughter, Valentina, at 41.
  • Madonna – Welcomed second biological child, son Rocco, at 42.
  • Courteney Cox – Welcomed daughter, Coco, at 40.
  • Helen Hunt – Welcomed daughter, Makena, at 41.
  • Jane Kaczmarek – Welcomed daughter Frances at 42, son George at 44, and daughter Mary at 47.
  • Holly Hunter – Welcomed twin sons, Claude & Press, at 48.
  • Jerry Hall – Welcomed fourth child, son Gabriel, at 41.
  • Meryl Streep – Welcomed fourth child, daughter Louisa, at 42.
  • Iman – Welcomed second child, daughter Alexandria, at 45.
  • Marcia Gay Harden – Welcomed her second and third child, twins Julitta & Hudson, at 45.
  • Cheryl Tiegs – Welcomed son, Zack, at 44.

Congratulations to all of these fit and fabulous moms who had babies in their forties!

Did you give birth at 40+? Please share your story in the comments below.

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  1. Shandra Locken

    While I agree that it’s wonderful that women are having babies later in life, I think it’s important to mention that the reason why they are having babies at that age is because of medical advances in fertility treatments. There is no way that Laura Linney had a baby at 49 with her eggs unless they were frozen embryos from MANY years ago. It irks me that some of these celebrities lie about it as it gives women a false sense security and makes them think they can wait. The reality is that your fertility declines very quickly after 35. After the age of 42, you have less than a 5% chance of having a live birth using IVF according to SART.org.

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