Career, Then Baby: 15 Celeb Moms Who Had Kids In Their 30s

Gwyneth Paltrow and daughter Apple

The celebrity baby boom in Hollywood seems to be going in two directions: many moms are giving birth in their early twenties AND their forties, while there’s also the middle group that chose to give birth to their successful careers first before starting a family.  Yep, there’s still a good group of Hollywood moms that are nesting their homes with Oscar statuettes before becoming part of the popular baby boom.

Stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Julia Roberts found their success in tinsel town before becoming mothers to their sets of twins at home while yummy mummies such as Tori Spelling, Christina Applegate, and Melissa Joan Hart all built careers in television before claiming their mommyhood membership.

Check out our gallery of some of our favorite Hollywood moms who chose to work on their careers first before adding “juggling act” to their resumes with raising a family.

Tell us, did you choose career before motherhood?  How old were you when you gave birth to your first child?


  • Jennifer Garner 1 of 15
    Jennifer had a successful television career before giving birth to her two daughters, Violet and Serephina.
  • Jenna Fischer 2 of 15
    "The Office" sweetheart Jenna Fischer is currently pregnant with her first child.
  • Tina Fey 3 of 15
    Funny woman Tina Fey put in a few good years at Saturday Night Live before becoming a mommy.
  • Melissa Joan Hart 4 of 15
    Melissa explains it all, when it comes to motherhood.
  • Jennifer Lopez 5 of 15
    Jennifer gave birth to her twins, Max and Emme, at age 39.
  • Rachel Weisz 6 of 15
    British mummy Rachel Weisz has one child with her ex-husband, Darren Aronofsky.
  • Rachel Zoe 7 of 15
    Rachel established herself as Hollywood's go-to stylist before switching gears and becoming a mom.
  • Christina Applegate 8 of 15
    Christina welcomed a baby girl in January of this year.
  • Madonna 9 of 15
    Madonna gave birth to her first daughter, Lourdes "Lola" Leon at age 36.
  • Tori Spelling 10 of 15
    In the nineties, Tori was one of our favorite 90210 residents, and now she's one of our fav celeb moms.
  • Angelina Jolie 11 of 15
    Although Angelina first adopted eldest son Maddox when she was 27, she didn't begin giving birth to her biological children until her thirties.
  • Julia Roberts 12 of 15
    Julia began collecting Oscar nods and wins before becoming a mom.
  • Denise Richards 13 of 15
    Denise was a Bond Girl before becoming a Bond mom.
  • Heidi Klum 14 of 15
    The German beauty ruled the runway before she ruled her family as a mom.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow 15 of 15
    Gwyneth also collected an Oscar before becoming mom to Apple and Moses.


Photos: PacificCoastNews.com

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