There is no right time to start or grow a family and become a parent and that’s why pregnant over 40 is the new normal. These days there are millions of women who want to set up their career before setting up a family and getting pregnant.
With many celebrities announcing their pregnancies after 40, more and more women are choosing to become a mother in the later phase of their life. From Halle Berry and Madonna to Salma Hayek and Eva Mendes, there are plenty of celebrities who were in their 40s when they became a mom.
Women have a lot more options today and that includes starting families when they want to. Old ideas about the right time have been thrown out. Today, we take a look at the celebrities who chose to have late pregnancies and became proud and successful mothers post their fourth decade.
The first person on our list you know form ”The Others” fame among other films and that’s Nicole Kidman. The actress has been very open about the struggles with her infertility. Nicole Kidman has been married twice, previously to Tom Cruise and now to Keith Urban.
During her first marriage with Tom Cruise in her twenties, the actress suffered a traumatic ectopic pregnancy. Therefore the couple decided to adopt their children. The actress also suffered from a miscarriage at the end of her marriage with Tom Cruise.
The Australian actress gave birth to a girl named Sunday Rose when she was 41. Three years later, Kidman and Urban welcomed their second child, Faith Margaret via surrogacy.
The American singer and songwriter, Janet Jackson announced the news of her pregnancy in October 2016 when she was 50. The singer sparked baby rumors in April 2016 when she canceled her ‘Unbroken’ tour.
She took the news to her Twitter handle with a video message to her fans, in which she stated that she and her then husband were planning their family. She welcomed a healthy baby boy Eissa Al Mana in January 2017, with her former spouse Wissam Al Mana who is a Qatari billionaire business magnate.
She told Billboard that she is blessed and at the utmost peace holding her baby in her arms.
Cameron Diaz and her husband Benji Madden welcomed their daughter Raddix into the world in December 2019. Many of her fans were absolutely overjoyed with the news, and those facing infertility could not help wondering how she did it – the fact being she is 47.
The couple has been very protective of their privacy; therefore they have not posted any photos of their baby daughter on social media. Cameron Diaz opened up about her parenting in an Instagram live chat session with her friend.
She mentioned that she loved being a mother and also stated that this is the best part of her life.
The broadcast journalist and television host Tamron Hall gave birth to her first child with her husband Steven Greener in April 2019. Hall first announced her pregnancy in March, revealing she was already 32 weeks along. She was 48 years old when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy and named him Moses.
Tamron Hall has since opened up about her why she kept her pregnancy secret. After the delivery, the veteran journalist revealed that she was actually terrified that she would lose the baby. She also revealed that she was at high risk during her delivery, not just because of her age but due to other medical conditions too.
The latest name on the list is the ”American Horror Story” star, Chloe Sevigny. Earlier in 2020, she was spotted on the streets of New York City rocking a baby bump, accompanied by her boyfriend Sinisa Mackovic. The actress had hinted at her desire to have a daughter in an interview back in 2018.
On May 5, the 45-year-old Oscar-nominated actress gave birth to a baby boy in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. She also took the time to express gratitude towards the hospital staff for bravery, perseverance, and kindness.
Motherhood was worth the wait for these celebrities. Besides the ones listed above, there are also other celebrities who took up late pregnancies with the help of IVF and surrogacy. The point is that even if you’re 40, you can have a healthy child and become a doting mother.