Although late pregnancy comes with some complications, that hasn’t stopped plenty of celebrities from having children after their 40s.
Rapper Da Brat announced she, along with wife Jesseca ‘Judy’ Harris-Dupart, are expecting a baby. The rapper is 48, and said she thought she wasn’t never going to have kids.
“I never thought I was going to have kids,” she said. “I just thought it wasn’t in the cards for me. I’ve had a great career, a full life. I felt like, because I didn’t get pregnant earlier on, then it just wasn’t going to happen for me.”
Here’s a look at some other celebrities who opted to have children after they hit their 40s.
The Oscar-winner had her second child at the age of 47 with actor Olivier Martinez. She also has daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry, from a previous relationship with model Gabriel Aubry.
Back in May 2018, the then-54-year-old actress announced she was pregnant for the fifth time.
“Family getting larger #me #family #brigittenielsen #babybump,” Nielsen captioned her Instagram post.
Nielsen later welcomed daughter Frida after giving birth in June 2018.
The singer announced she was pregnant for the third time back in March 2019 at the age of 44.
Morissette later gave birth to son Winter in August 2019.
In an interview with The New York times back in 2018, Weisz announced that she and husband Daniel Craig were expecting their first child together.
The then-48-year-old later welcomed a baby girl in September 2018, joining her teen son Henry and Craig’s adult daughter Ella from previous relationships.
Back in January 2017, Jackson gave birth to son Eissa with ex-husband Wissam Al Mana at the age of 50.
Rumors had began to swirl back in April 2016, when Jackson announced she was cancelling her Unbroken tour.
“My husband and I are planning our family. So I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she said.
Geri Halliwell Horner
The former Spice Girls singer gave birth to son George at 44 back in January 2017.
The child was her first with husband Christian Horner, and she teased the news by posting a sketch of a pregnant woman on her Instagram account.
The former ‘Today’ host announced the birth of her child at the age of 48 back in April 2019.
She shared the exciting news on Instagram, posting a photo of herself wearing a hat with the name of the baby Moses.