12 Female Stars Who Had Children After 40

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The number of women giving birth at 40 or later is increasing. In fact, more than 100.000 people every year give birth in their 40s in the United States. Some of those moms are celebrities that we all know and adore, and who didn’t look at their age when it came to starting a family or simply making it bigger.

Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman had 2 children when she was married to Tom Cruise, but they were adopted. Some time after she got divorced from Cruise, Kidman got married to singer Keith Urban. In 2008, when the actress was 41 years old, the couple had a daughter Sunday Rose. 2 years later, the Kidman-Urban family had another daughter Faith Margaret who was born by a surrogate mother.

Hilary Swank

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Hilary Swank announced her first pregnancy in October 2022 at 48 years old. The actress is expecting twins with her husband, Philip Schneider. “This is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I’m gonna be a mom.”

Sandra Bullock


Sandra Bullock became a first-time mom at 46 when she adopted her son, Louis. 5 years later, she decided to adopt another child, welcoming her daughter, Layla, into the family.

Naomi Campbell

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The supermodel chose to become a mother for the first time after 50 via surrogacy. Her daughter, Valerie, was born in 2021. Campbell revealed she always knew she’d eventually become a mom.

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn was 41 years old when she gave birth to her first child with comedian John Mulaney. “I’m so, so happy and at the same time I’m struggling (weird to feel both simultaneously yet so grateful to have all the happiness to keep me afloat),” the actress said about her postpartum journey.

Glenn Close

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Glenn Close is a record holder in the number of Oscar nominations among actresses. Her most iconic roles were in Dangerous Liaisons, Fatal Attraction, and 101 Dalmatians. In her third, but not her last marriage, at the age of 41, Close became a mother for the first time. Her daughter Annie Starke followed in her mother’s footsteps and also became an actress.

Kristen Wiig


The comedian and her husband welcomed twins via surrogacy in 2020 after struggling for years with several IVF treatments. At the time of her children’s birth, Wiig was 47 years old.

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria was 43 when her son, Santiago, was born. “Santi was meant to be with me at this stage in my life. I’m patient, I don’t work as much — even if it doesn’t seem that way! It’s the right time,” the Desperate Housewives star said about motherhood.

Kristin Davis

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The Sex and the City actress turned to adoption, just like her character on the show. She welcomed her daughter, Gemma, at 46 years old, and 7 years later, Davis also adopted her son, Wilson. She’s raising her kids as a single mom.

Uma Thurman

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When Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke were married, they had 2 children — a daughter, Maya, in 1998, and a son, Levon, in 2002. When their younger child was 3 years old, the couple got divorced. The actress gave birth to another daughter Rosalind from her financier boyfriend Arpad Busson. This happened in 2012 when Uma was 42 years old.

Chloë Sevigny

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The actress became a mom at 45 years old, welcoming a son, Vanja, with her art director partner. Although she loves motherhood, Savigny has also opened up about feeling “mom guilt” from time to time, especially when she’s working and is away from her son.

Cameron Diaz

The actress and her husband, Benji Madden, welcomed their daughter, Raddix, in 2019. Diaz was 47 at the time. Like some other celebrities, the couple decided to not share photos of their baby to protect her privacy.


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