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11 Celebrities That Didn’t Care About Stereotypes and Became Moms After 40

The number of women having their first child at an older age is growing. For example, in 2013, in European countries, it was 28.8 years old, and in 2018, it was 29. And the number one reason is the development of science. Not a long time ago, the world-famous model, Naomi Campbell, became a mom for the first time at the age of 50. She thanks scientific progress for such an opportunity.

We at Bright Side think that becoming a mom is pure happiness at any age, so we decided to remember other famous women that had kids after 40. And in the bonus section, we’ll tell you about an actress that had 3 children between the ages of 37 and 39.

Uma Thurman

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In her marriage to Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman had 2 kids: in 1998, her daughter, Maya, and in 2002, her son, Levon. When the youngest was 3 years old, the couple broke up. In a new relationship with financier Arpad Busson, the actress had another daughter, Rosalind. It happened in 2021 when the actress was 42 years old.

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz had her first son, Henry, at the age of 36. She had her second child 12 years later when she was 48. She says that the most important thing about motherhood is finding a balance between career and family. Weisz thinks that having children lets people feel special.

Naomi Campbell

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In May 2021, 50-year-old model Naomi Campbell shared a photo of some baby feet on her Instagram page. It was her way of announcing having her firstborn child. A few years ago, she said she dreamed of becoming a mother, and she credited scientific progress for allowing a woman to become a mom at almost any age. In the comments, the baby’s grandma wrote that she was excited about having a grandchild.

Thandie Newton

Actress Thandie Newton and director Oliver Parker have 3 children: in 2000, they had a daughter, Ripley, and 4 years later, another daughter, Nico. And their son, Booker, was born in 2014 when his mother was 41 years old. All 3 times, the woman chose home birth. Now, she spends a lot of time with her kids and tries to travel with them abroad for filming.

Tina Fey

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The age difference between the daughters of Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond is almost 6 years. They had their first child when Fey was 35, and their second, when she was 41.

She said she physically handled pregnancy easily, but it was pretty tough mentally. When she was 5 months pregnant, she realized that she wasn’t sure whether she wanted to have more kids. She was worried she would have no work. But then she had her baby, and she’s still a popular Hollywood actress.

Helena Bonham Carter

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Helena Bonham Carter and director Tim Burton have 2 kids: a son, Billy, born in 2003, and a daughter, Nell, born in 2007. The actress was 41 at the time.

By the way, for 7 months, the daughter had no name because her parents couldn’t agree on one. The actress also said that before the second pregnancy, she struggled with infertility and even considered IVF. She managed to get pregnant after 2 years of trying.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz has played a mother in movies many times, but in real life, this role wasn’t very attractive to her. Everything changed when she met her husband, musician Benji Madden. On December 30, 2019, the 47-year-old actress became a mother for the first time: in one of the Los Angeles clinics, her baby girl, Raddix Chloe, was born. The parents say that they instantly fell in love with the girl.

Meryl Streep

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One of the greatest actresses of today has 4 children. Her oldest son is turning 42 this year, while her youngest daughter is 30. When the actress and sculptor Don Gummer had their fourth child, the parents were 42 and 44 years old.

Amanda Peet


In 2014, 42-year-old Amanda Peet became a mom for the third time. She didn’t announce her pregnancy until she appeared with a rounded belly on the Emmy red carpet. She said the pregnancy went fine, and she had nothing to complain about but being tired.

Jennifer Connelly

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Jennifer Connelly had her first child in 1997, her second in 2003, and her third in the spring of 2011. She was 40 years old when she had her youngest child. The third pregnancy wasn’t easy, as she had toxicosis for the first 3 months. She also chose to have a water birth.

Diane Kruger

German actress Diane Kruger first became a mom in 2018. At the time, the 42-year-old ex-model and actor Norman Reedus had a daughter, Nova. The couple didn’t want to make the pregnancy public, but tabloids kept writing about the loose dresses the actress was wearing on the red carpet. Today, Kruger often posts photos of her child on her Instagram page and shares funny stories from her life as a mom.

Bonus: Julia Roberts / East News

Julia Roberts has been married to Daniel Moder for almost 20 years. During that time, they had 3 children: in 2004, they had twins, and in 2007, they had a son. The actress was 37 and 39 when she had kids. The couple often shares photos of their family life.

Do you think it’s easier to raise kids as a younger mom or an older one?

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