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Celebrities Who became Moms After the Age 40

You probably already know of Mariah Carey and supermodel Naomi Campbell who became mothers after they clocked 40 years old. And even though we can not narrow down the reasons for this, some guesses state it is due to their ambitions, infertility issues, and other speculations. Despite their individual reasons, we have compiled a list of celebrities, and we hope you find something new and interesting and have fun reading it.

1.   Julianne Moore

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You remember actress and Hollywood sweetheart Julianne Moore, known for her maternal role.  She gave birth to her first and second child at ages 36 and 41, respectively, with her husband and film director Bart Freundlich. The first child is a boy, while the second is a girl. She has done her best to keep them from the media, which she confirmed in her interview with the Daily Telegraph.

2.   Halle Berry

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Unlike some who gave birth before 40, Halle gave birth to her first child, Nahla, at age 41 and the second at 47. It seemed like the first was planned and expected, but the second came as a huge shock, according to her.

3.   Gwen

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Our popular pop star Gwen Stefani already had two husbands with her husband Gavin Rossdale, and it did not seem like she was expecting another, according to her. But the unexpected happened when she gave birth to a third son at 44.

4.   Racheal Zoe

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When it comes to the best Hollywood wardrobe stylists, Racheal Zoe takes the crown. And she is also popular as a reality TV star and fashion designer. Due to her busy schedule, it was a surprise she decided to have her second child with her husband Rodger Berman. At age 42, she gave birth to her second child.

5.   Mariah Carey

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The Songbird Supreme star has always been open about her fertility issues wiith her longtime boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. It was a thing of joy when she welcomed her twins in 2011 at 42 after many acupuncture treatments and setbacks.

6.   Eva Mendes

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Even though her relationship with Ryan Gosling moved the internet, it was not as internet-breaking as the news of their first child, which Eva had at 40 years. After two years, she gave birth to another girl, making a complete family.

7.   Salma Hayek

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At age 41, actress Salma Hayek finally gave birth to her first child and daughter with her then-fiance Francois-Henri Pinault. She talked about having more.

8.   Naomi Campbell

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Naomi Campbell is a household name, popular for her supermodel career. Still active on the runway at 51, it was a bit of a shock when she gave birth to her first child at 50, as she proudly announced on Instagram.

9.   Christiana Ricci

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Actress Christiana Ricci gave birth to her first child to her ex-husband which was said to be toxic. Her second chance at love gave her a baby girl at 42.

10.  Britney Spears

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Our popular Princess of Pop gave the shocking revelation of her pregnancy earlier this year. This means she is expecting her third child after her first two sons became teenagers.

11.   Olivia Munn

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A year after the internet caught wind of her relationship with comedian John Mulaney, they announced that they were expecting a child. Munn was 41 at this time, and they welcomed their son November ( a first for both of them)

12.   Eva Longoria

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Eva Longoria finally gave birth to her first child in December 2017. The 45-year-old actress gave birth to her baby beside her husband-to-be Jose Baston, who has three children from a previous relationship.

13.   Cameron Diaz

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After her two-decades-long acting career, Cameron Diaz retired in 2014 to face her family. Five years later, she gave birth to her first child and daughter at 47.

14.   Uma Thurman

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After having two children from her previous relationship, she gave birth to the third with Arpad Busson. She was 42 when she gave birth to Baby Luna.

15.   Tina Fey

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The 30 Rock creator revealed her intention to have a third child at age 41. It went according to plan, and they had their second daughter in 2011.

16.   Alyssa Milano

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Actress Milano gave birth to her second child at 41 in 2013. She confessed that she had anticipated being a mother for a long time, and it was a proud moment when she gave birth to her second child.

17.   Nicole Kidman

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Nicole, an award-winning actress and mother of four, gave birth to her youngest child and daughter at age 41 in 2008 and still hoped to have more. It seems giving birth at a late age uns in her family, according to her.

18.   Kim Basinger

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In 1995, when Kim was 41 years old and her then-husband Alec was an actor, they welcomed their lone child together. Basinger is the lone parent of their daughter, Ireland, but Baldwin and Hilaria went on to have six additional children together.

19.   Kristin Davis

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The popular star of the movie Sex in the city adopted her first child at 46. Then she adopted the second seven years later. Being a mother is not limited to the biological, don’t you think?

20.   Racheal  Weisz

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Actress Rachel Weisz, 48, and actor Daniel Craig, 50, welcomed their first child together in September 2018. The power couple does have kids from other relationships. Racheal admitted that the child was a miracle child.

21.   Susan Sarandon

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Actress Susan Sarandon had a diagnosis of endometriosis and was informed she would never become pregnant. But in 1995, she gave birth to a girl with her then-boyfriend Franco Amurri. She then had two additional children with her ex-partner a few years later, when she was in her early to mid-forties.  Miracles do happen.

22.   Christie Brinkley

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Sailor Lee, the third child born to model Christie Brinkley and her husband Peter Cook, was born in 1998. Brinkley, who was 44, has been candid about the couple’s difficulties conceiving, so it came as a surprise.

23.   Meryl Streep

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Just before her 42nd birthday, Streep gave birth to the family’s youngest child in 1991. It’s unclear if the actress experienced fertility problems in her 40s because she’s been quite mum about her kids.

24.   Jennifer Connelly

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The couple welcomed their last child, daughter Agnes Lark, in 2011 when the actress was 40 years old, fulfilling Connelly’s wish.

25.   Brooke Shields

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In 2006, when actress and model Brooke Shields was 40 years old, she and her husband Chris Henchy, welcomed their second daughter.  This was after a series of futile IVF processes.

26.   Celine Dion

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World’s best-selling artist Celine Dion had fertility issues after her first child. So, it was a miracle and a thing of joy when she welcomed her set of twins in her 40s.

27.   Madonna

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The Queen of Pop and mother of six gave birth to her first in her late 30s and her second at 42. She adopted her four other children later.

28.   Janet Jackson

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When the brilliant singer Janet Jackson announced that she was expecting her first child at the age of 50 in 2016, she astonished the entire world.

29.   Annette Bening

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Annette Bening, a four-time Oscar nominee, and her husband, the venerable actor and director Warren Beatty, are the delighted parents of four kids. In 2000, when Bening was 42 years old, she and Beatty had their youngest child, a daughter named Ella.

30.   Chloe Sevigny

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Chlo Sevigny, a former “It” girl of New York, gave birth to her first kid in 2019 at the age of 45 with her now-husband Sinisa Mackovic. Just one year after the birth of their son, Vanja Sevigny Makovi, the couple wed in a private ceremony.

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