8 Celebrities Who Had Babies After Turning 40 (PHOTOS)

Mary Hawkins | Apr 11, 2013 Celebrity Moms
8 Celebrities Who Had Babies After Turning 40 (PHOTOS)

Kelly PrestonWhen the news broke that Halle Berry is pregnant with her second child at the ripe old age of 46, most of us reacted with something along the lines of, "Good luck, honey ... hope you're ready!"

Sure, we're happy for her and all, but it's pretty tough for a lot of women to imagine being pregnant (not to mention dealing with a newborn) well into their 40s. But even though Halle admits finding out she is pregnant was the biggest surprise of her life, everything does happen for a reason -- and age is only a number anyway, right?

That seems to be the philosophy of quite a few other women in Hollywood -- like Kelly Preston, for instance.

She and her husband John Travolta welcomed their third child, Benjamin, in November 2010 -- when Kelly was 48 years old. (She has Halle beat!)

Take a look at these photos to see seven more celebrities who got pregnant and had babies in their 40s.


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  • Tina Fey


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    Funny mom Tina welcomed her second child, Penelope, at the age of 41.

  • Mariah Carey


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    Everyone was surprised when Mariah Carey turned up pregnant with twins. "Dem babies," Moroccan and Monroe, were born when she was 42.

  • Mira Sorvino


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    Mama Mira had two babies over the age of 40. She welcomed son Holden at 41, and daughter Lucia at 44.

  • Celine Dion


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    Celine was 42 when she welcomed twins, Eddy and Nelson, with her 68-year-old husband, René Angélil.

  • Brooke Shields


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    Brooke gave birth to her second daughter, Grier, at the age of 40.

  • Nicole Kidman


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    Nicole was 40 when she gave birth to her first daughter, Sunday Rose, with hubby Keith Urban.

  • Meryl Streep


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    Just before her 42nd birthday, mama Meryl welcomed her fourth child, Louisa.

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