Motherhood Over 40: 15 Celebrity Moms Who Make It Look Easy

Women over the age of 35 have always been placed on the back burner when it comes to the possibility of being becoming pregnant, because let’s face it the odds are usually stacked against them. These celeb moms seem to defy the odds when it comes to bearing children over 40. Check out 15 celebrity moms that make motherhood over 40 look quite fierce!

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Halle Berry and her husband Oliver Martinez announced they are expecting their first child together. However, the 46-year old actress is not new to motherhood over 40, she gave birth to her daughter Nahla Ariela at the age of 41.

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Mariah Carey received some big news in 2011 when she learned that she was pregnant with twins. The “Butterfly” singer was 42 when she gave birth to fraternal twins Morrocan and Monroe.

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SNL star Tina Fey was well into womanhood before having her first child. She was 41 when she welcomed her daughter Penelope into the world.

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Triple threat Salma Hayek had her daughter Valentina when she was 41.

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Though Meryl didn’t take her first steps into motherhood after the age of 40, she did take one more daring stride. The Devil Wears Prada actress delivered her fourth child, Louisa Gummer, when she was 42.

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Though Marcia Cross has complications with her first pregnancy, she gave birth to twins Eden and Savannah at the age of 44.

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Dion gave birth to fraternal twin boys, Eddie & Nelson at the age of 42. Dion has referred to her sons as miracles time and time again, after years with infertility issues.

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Nia Long made 40 look more than fabulous when delivered her son Kez at the age of 41.

Garcelle Beauvais GARCELLE WENN

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Garcelle Beauvais just seems to get more beautiful with time, doesn’t she? That’s possibly because she has been extended a miracle or two in her life. Beauvais struggled for many years with infertility before giving birth to fraternal twins Jaid Thomas and Jax Joseph at age 41.

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Angela Bassett never thought she would be able to have children after not being able to become pregnant. Bassett and her husband Courtney B. Vance gave birth to twins Slater and Browyn through a surrogate mother when she was 47.

Diana Ross ROSS WENN

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Diana Ross has been radiating for years now. Could keeping up with a young litter of children be the secret to her ongoing youth? Maybe so, Ross welcomed her youngest son Evan Ross at age 44.

Monique Monique Wenn

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In case you were wondering where Monique has been the last couple of years, she’s been playing mommy to a duo of twin boys. She and her husband Sidney Hick birthed baby boys Jonathan and David when the star was 41.

Yolanda AdamsADAMS WENN

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Yolanda Adams was given a chance at motherhood when she was 40 years old. The gospel singer delivered her daughter Taylor Ayanna Crawford in 2001.

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Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban had their first child together when she 41 years old. Although this isn’t Kidman’s first time becoming a mother, her youngest daughter Sunday Rose was definitely a well welcomed surprise.

Maya Randolph MAYA WENN

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Maya Rudolph is pregnant with her fourth child. The 41-year-old Bridesmaids star has three other children: Pearle, 8, Lucielle, 4, and Jack, 3.

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  • SC Fox

    This is evidence that women 40+ are not doomed to being childless forever…Whether it takes some medical help or through all natural efforts, women 40+ can have children…Of course this is as long as a woman has not officially began menopause (A woman must go an entire 12 months without a period or spotting in order to be fully in menopause.)…This evidence is not just exclusive to celebrity women or women with money…Such evidence can be found among everyday women as well…Unfortunately, there are many daily health factors/habits (for ex: high caffeine intake, smoking, certain food substances, etc…) outside of medical conditions that can play a major role in a woman’s fertility that are not widely known or conveyed to the public; therefore, women may adopt daily health factors or habits when they are younger that can have a substantial effect on their ability to become pregnant at an older age…Overall, it is really encouraging to see more women bold enough to defy the odds by way of expanding their perceptions on motherhood and their willingness to have a child in their later years as the rate of 35+ and especially 40+ women becoming pregnant are on the rise regardless of the “odds”…