20 Celebrity Moms Who Had Kids Later in Life (Photos)

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Mariah Carey became a mom to twins at 41.

Since I wrote a post a little while ago talking about young celebrity moms, I thought it was only fair to highlight some of the amazing women in Hollywood who had kids later in life! Becoming a mother does not have an age requirement, and there are plenty of famous names to prove it.

Between women taking more time to further their careers and the evolution of modern medicine, plenty of babies are being born to moms who would’ve been considered “past their prime” thirty years ago. There is no reason that any woman should have to sacrifice being a mother simply because she’s crossed some “magic threshold” for having babies.

Mariah Carey just welcomed twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with husband Nick Cannon, and she is 41 years old. Mariah waited to have children until she settled down with the right man, and she and Nick are over the moon about their new babies. We have yet to see pictures of little “Roc and Roe”, as they’ve been nicknamed by their parents, but we’re sure that they are beyond adorable!

I originally intended to do a slide show of 10 celebrity moms who had children later in their lives, but when I went to research this topic, I actually found 20 famous older mamas, including Mariah!

Here are photos of 19 other women who prove that motherhood can happen at any age.

Photos: PRPhotos

  • Emma Thompson 1 of 19
    Emma Thompson
    Emma became a mother at 40.
  • Jane Seymour 2 of 19
    Jane Seymour
    Jane welcomed twin boys at the age of 44.
  • Susan Sarandon 3 of 19
    Susan Sarandon
    Susan had her third son at 46.
  • Madonna 4 of 19
    Madonna gave birth to Rocco at 41.
  • Annette Bening 5 of 19
    Annette Bening
    Annette also had a baby at 41!
  • Cheryl Tiegs 6 of 19
    Cheryl Tiegs
    Cheryl welcomed miracle twins at 52.
  • Beverly D’ Angelo 7 of 19
    Beverly D' Angelo
    Beverly's twins were born when she was 49.
  • Brooke Shields 8 of 19
    Brooke Shields
    Brooke had daughter Rowan at 37, and Grier at 41.
  • Courtney Cox 9 of 19
    Courtney Cox
    Little Coco Arquette made her debut when Courtney was 41.
  • Julianne Moore 10 of 19
    Julianne Moore
    How old was Julianne Moore when daughter Liv was born? You guessed it...41!
  • Helen Hunt 11 of 19
    Helen Hunt
    Helen gave birth to Makena at 40.
  • Jennifer Beals 12 of 19
    Jennifer Beals
    This Flashdance star became a mom at 41.
  • Jane Kaczmarek 13 of 19
    Jane Kaczmarek
    Jane had her three kids at 42, 44, and 47.
  • Holly Hunter 14 of 19
    Holly Hunter
    Holly's twins arrived when she was 47.
  • Marcia Cross 15 of 19
    Marcia Cross
    Marcia is another mom of twins, and had them at 44.
  • Halle Berry 16 of 19
    Halle Berry
    41 seems to be the magic mama age. It was for Halle!
  • Nicole Kidman 17 of 19
    Nicole Kidman
    Nicole had little Sunday at 41.
  • Meryl Streep 18 of 19
    Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep welcomed her 4th child at 42.
  • Iman 19 of 19
    Model Iman welcomed a daughter with David Bowie at the age of 44.

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