Late pregnancy: stars who gave birth after 40

Late pregnancy: stars who gave birth after 40
Late pregnancy: stars who gave birth after 40

About the age at which a woman should give birth, they will probably always argue. Someone thinks that it is better to become a mother before 25, while someone is in no hurry and gives birth after forty or a few days before her fortieth birthday - like, for example, Monica Bellucci. We remembered famous actresses and singers who became mothers in adulthood.

Late pregnancy: stars who gave birth after 40
Late pregnancy: stars who gave birth after 40



She gave birth to her first daughter at 39, the second at 45

Important events in the personal life of Monica Bellucci took place in September, shortly before her birthday. In 1999, on the eve of her 35th birthday, the actress married actor Vincent Cassel. Five years later, a couple of weeks before the fortieth birthday, Bellucci gave birth to a daughter, Virgo, and at 45, a daughter, Leonie.

Monica has mixed feelings about late births: “Women who give birth late, like me, like to say how brave they are. This is true, because the older you get, the greater the risk for you and the child. But personally, I don’t consider myself brave, I consider myself lucky. When I had my first child at 39, I said that I wanted a second child as soon as possible, but I was not ready for this in reality. Children are not films and do not tolerate the hustle and bustle of preparing for their arrival.”


Became a mother for the first time at 41, gave birth to her second child at 46

Hally Berry gave birth to daughter Nala from her boyfriend, fashion model Gabriel Aubry, at 41. Then they broke up and fought for a long time in court for the right to custody. For the birth of her second child, the actress decided to marry French actor Olivier Martinez. Baby Maceo-Robert was born when Berry was 46.

"I feel great. Although, to be honest, fate gave me an incredible surprise. I thought that all these experiences were already in the past … I was already on the verge of menopause, and here is such news,”Berry shared after she found out that she was pregnant for the second time.


Had a daughter at 41

Young Salma Hayek conquered Hollywood, fought with a Mexican accent, dated Edward Norton and Josh Lucas, but she became a mother only after forty. Daughter Valentina Salma gave birth at 41 from billionaire Francois Henri Pinault. After the birth of their daughter, they broke up, and a few months later they reconciled and got married.

“At 40, I am a more confident and balanced person than I was at 30. Ten years ago, I would not have been able to give my child as much as I am ready to give now. My daughter is lucky that she was born right now, when I am over 40,” said Hayek.


Had a daughter at 41

Kim met her first husband, make-up artist Ron Britton, at the age of 28. With the second, actor Alex Baldwin, when she was 40. A year after the wedding, Baldwin and Basinger had a daughter, Island.

After the birth of her daughter, the actress decided to take a break from her career and plunged into caring for her daughter. “My wife and I are breaking up, she fell in love with another woman, a one and a half year old bald girl,” Baldwin joked on one of the talk shows.


Had a daughter at 40

Eva Mendes has long been considered a childfree - people who decide not to have children. The actress, who does not speak to reporters about her personal life at all, did not comment on her romance with her colleague and girls' favorite Ryan Gosling. After a three-year romance, Mendes and Gosling, unexpectedly for the fans of the couple (hiding her position, the actress did not even leave the house!) had a daughter, Esmeralda. Eve was 40 at the time.

“I never thought that taking care of a newborn baby is so difficult. I thought my wildest nights were over. It turned out that the main tests were ahead. For now, I'm coping without a nanny, but I plan to hire an assistant in the future. For me, this is the meaning of motherhood - struggling with sleep at night, not knowing what to do, coping with everything on my own,”Mendez said.


Had a daughter at 41

The star of the TV series "Kitchen" Marina Mogilevskaya admitted that from the age of thirty she was obsessed with the idea of having a daughter. The birth of a child was constantly postponed: there was no time, then a suitable man was nearby. The actress said that as soon as she decided to stop worrying and let go of the situation, she found out about the pregnancy. Mogilevskaya gave birth to a daughter, Masha, from a man whose name she prefers not to name.

“Do I regret that I gave birth at forty-one, and not at twenty? No, not for a second. Everything has its time. Only by the age of forty it became more or less clear to me what I am like, what I can and want to give to my child, unnecessary ambitions disappeared somewhere, I stopped proving something to anyone.”


She gave birth to her first son at the age of 39, the second - at 40

Fame and success came to Naomi Watts when she was in her thirties (thanks to David Lynch's Mulholland Drive). Prior to this, the Australian actress failed auditions in Hollywood and unsuccessfully tried to build a career, which she spoke about in more than one interview. So it was not up to the children. Naomi gave birth to her first child, son Sasha, from her civil husband Lev Schreiber at the age of 39, a year and a half later, Samuel was born.

Naomi is glad that her children were born when she was already far from 20 years old: “I am always with the children. Or they are with me. We are bound by strong ties. Maybe the thing is that the first one, Sasha, was born when I was already 39, and I managed to understand something about life.”


First biological child, daughter Sunday Rose, gave birth at 40

Nicole Kidman's road to fame was faster than her friend Naomi Watts. Success in Hollywood, husband is a movie star (Tom Cruise, having met Nicole on the set of the film Days of Thunder, divorced actress Mimi Rogers). Everything was overshadowed by the absence of a child. Kidman could not get pregnant, so the couple decided to adopt children - daughter Isabella and son Connor. The first biological child, daughter Sunday Rose, Nicole Kidman gave birth to her second husband Keith Urban. Two years later, a second child appeared in the family - daughter Faith Margaret was carried by a surrogate mother.

"I raised children when I was in my early twenties. Then I was not ready for a serious step - I myself was still a child. Unprepared emotionally and psychologically. Still, there are advantages to late motherhood,” Kidman admitted.


Had a daughter at 40

Former KVN-shchitsa Svetlana Permyakova, who became popular after the role of the head nurse in the TV series "Interns", was very worried that she had not met the right man and had not given birth to a child. At 39, the actress decided not to wait any longer and take matters into her own hands. Svetlana invited her 19-year-old director Maxim Skryabin to become the father of her child. Without official registration in the registry office and a magnificent wedding. Just friendly. So in July 2012, the daughter Varvara was born, in whose upbringing Maxim takes an active part.

“In my story, the main thing is the child! Varya is the meaning and center of our union with Max. I am sure that even if he does not live with us, he will still remain the best father and friend for his daughter. As well as for me. Now I know that you can give birth not only for love, but also for friendship,”Svetlana said in an interview with 7Days magazine.


She gave birth to a daughter at 39 and two sons at 42 and 45

Susan Sarandon first married (to actor Chris Sarandon) at 23. They lived in a childless marriage for twelve years - the doctors diagnosed the actress with infertility. Susan made up for lost time by exchanging her fifth decade. From director Franco Amurri, she gave birth to a daughter, Eva, and three years later, a son, Jack, was born, whose father was Sarandon's colleague in the film "Bull Durham" Tim Robbins. Three years later, their son Miles was born.

“When I got pregnant, no one could understand how it happened. For many years I did not use contraceptives, because the doctors said that I was infertile. It was definitely a moment of happiness and feeling stronger than any diagnosis,” Sarandon shared.


Had a daughter at 40

The star of the series "Friends" first became a mother at the age of 40: she gave birth to her daughter Coco from actor David Arquette. Three years before the birth of the girl, Courtney had a miscarriage, she suffered seven more after the birth of her first child.

"I'm ready for my second child because the clock is ticking. If I was 34, I would have waited another year. I want Coco to have a brother or sister. Raising one child is difficult. Two is probably even harder,” Cox, 45, said in an interview six years ago. Unfortunately, Kourtney never gave birth to her second child.

Mariah Carey

Give birth to twins at 41

In April 2011, 41-year-old Mariah Carey, who became pregnant through IVF, gave birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe from her now ex-husband, showman Nick Cannon. The pregnancy was difficult, so after the birth of the babies, the singer announced that she no longer plans to have children.

“The pregnancy itself was very difficult. I had gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure that threatens the life of the mother and fetus) and all these things that you don’t even want to know about. Hello everyone who has ever carried twins, I salute you, because this is not easy! But in five years with my kids, I got so many new emotions, before they were born, everything in my life revolved around a career,” Keri shared.


Give birth to twins at 39

Jennifer Lopez has admitted many times that she dreams of children. At first, personal life did not work out (a scandalous divorce from dancer Chris Judd, a wedding with actor Ben Affleck canceled a few hours before the ceremony), later, in marriage to singer Marc Anthony, Lopez could not get pregnant. Jennifer decided on IVF and gave birth to twins Max and Emma in February 2008.

Unlike Mariah Carey, Lopez is not afraid to bear twins again. “I want many children. Maybe four or five. I would love to have more twins,” Jennifer admitted.


Give birth to a son at 42

Actors Olga Drozdova and Dmitry Pevtsov dreamed of a child for fifteen years. The doctors could not understand what was the matter - all indicators for both spouses were normal. Drozdova became pregnant at 41. By that time, she had almost come to terms with the fact that she would never become a mother.

“I wanted to give birth myself. Naturally, but in my forty-two years, the doctors considered this an unjustified risk to the child. I remember very clearly the first hours after giving birth. I was brought to the ward, and Dima sat by the window. It was raining outside, thunder rumbled and the sun shone at the same time. And looking at the happy and tired Dima, at this thunderstorm, I suddenly felt very acutely that everything in my life had finally fallen into place,”the actress shared in an interview with 7Days magazine. How to give birth to a he althy child after 40. According to

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