The great Tina Fey (who had her second daughter, Penelope, at age 41) wrote in Bossypants, “My parents raised me that you never ask people about their reproductive plans. I considered it such an impolite question that for years I didn’t even ask myself.” Welp, we’re talking about it: Here are 14 more stars who got pregnant after 40.
14 Celebrities Who Got Pregnant After 40
Inspiration for your ovaries
Gwen Stefani, 44
After her oldest son, Kingston, prayed for a new sibling, The Voice coach got pregnant with her youngest, Apollo. Hey, Kingston? There are a few items we’ve been eyeing on Net-a-Porter…
Susan Sarandon, 45
The Oscar-winning actress has endometriosis and was told she’d never be able to have children. Cut to her surprise pregnancy with daughter Eva Amurri at 38. She went on to have two sons at age 42 and 45
Halle Berry, 47
The actress had her first baby, daughter Nahla, at age 41, and welcomed son Maceo at 47 (whoa, when she was premenopausal).
Salma Hayek, 41
Of giving birth to her daughter, Valentina, the silver-screen stunner has said, “I’m a more fulfilled human being now, and I probably wouldn’t have been ten years ago. She gets a better mother for being born now.”
Molly Sims, 43
Already a mom of two, the model was surprised by her third pregnancy. But a baby bump definitely isn’t going to stop her from rocking a sexy sequined gown on the red carpet.
Julianne Moore, 41
Already a mom to a son, Caleb, the actress gave birth to her mini-me daughter, Liv, at 41. She married their dad, director Bart Freundlich, a year later.
Janet Jackson, 50
Miss Jackson if you’re…pregnant at 50?! Yep, the ruler of Rhythm Nation is thrilled to be expecting her first child with her husband, Wissam Al Mana, a billionaire fashion scion from Qatar.
Mariah Carey, 42
Mimi gave birth to “dem babies”—twins Moroccan and Monroe—at age 42. She’s no longer married to their dad, Nick Cannon, but they’re still friends and hang out as a family.
Rachel Zoe, 42
The star stylist’s sons, Skyler Morrison and Kaius Jagger, are just as into fashion as she is.
Kim Basinger, 41
The actress welcomed her daughter, Ireland, at age 41—then, after a nasty split with ex Alec Baldwin, raised her out of the spotlight.
Molly Ringwald, 41
Whoa, 41 candles! The ’80s screen queen gave birth to twins Adele and Roman in 2009.
Meryl Streep, 42
The Oscar winner welcomed Louisa, her fourth child, at age 42. During her 2012 Academy Awards acceptance speech, she thanked their dad, sculptor Don Gummer, saying, “Everything I value most in our lives, you have given me.”
Nicole Kidman, 41
After dealing with infertility, an ectopic pregnancy and miscarriages, Kidman welcomed her daughter, Sunday Rose, with husband Keith Urban at age 41. Daughter Faith was later born via gestational surrogate in 2010.
Maya Rudolph, 41
The SNL standout gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Minnie, at age 41—and had a home birth, too. And we thought she’d never top this mommy moment.