12 Hollywood Dads Who Prove Parenting Is For Any Age

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Sometimes, becoming a parent takes a long time and can feel like a big wait. And according to researches new dads are older than they’ve been in decades. Being a dad at an older age might have its challenges, but it can still be amazing no matter what.

Josh Brolin, 52

At 52 years old, Josh Brolin became a dad to four kids. His wife, Kathryn, shared the pregnancy news on July 7, 2020, with a picture of her and their young daughter Westlyn Reign.

Kathryn wrote in the caption, «The Brolin’s are a growin’!! Our little December babe is on the way...🌱»

Josh left a playful comment, saying, «Wow. That’s amazing! Congratula ... wait ... WHAT?!?!»

Apart from Westlyn, Josh has two grown-up kids, a daughter named Eden and a son named Trevor, from his first marriage to actress Alice Adair. Josh and Kathryn got married in September 2016.

John Travolta, 57

John Travolta and his wife, the late Kelly Preston, had two children together. Their son Jett was born in 1992, and daughter Ella Bleu joined the family in 2000. The family faced a tragedy when Jett passed away suddenly from a seizure at the age of 16.

Less than two years after this heartbreaking loss, the couple shared a surprising announcement — they were expecting another baby. Just three months before John Travolta turned 57, he and Kelly welcomed their son Benjamin in November 2010.

Hugh Grant, 58

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Hugh Grant’s journey into fatherhood began unexpectedly in 2011 at the age of 51, with his then girlfriend Tinlan Hong. In an interview, he revealed the pregnancy was a surprise, though one he was happy with. However, since then, his family has grown considerably, and he currently has five children in total—two with Hong and three with his current wife Anna Eberstein. Grant’s youngest child was born in January 2018 when he was 58 years old.

Alec Baldwin, 62

The guy from Saturday Night Live, who is 62 years old, became a dad in his late years. His wife, Hilaria Baldwin, had a son named Eduardo in September 2020. Five months later, they got another baby girl named Lucia through via a surrogate. They also have four other kids together: Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, and Romeo. Alec has another daughter named Ireland from his past marriage to Kim Basinger in 1995.

Jeff Goldblum, 64

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Jeff Goldblum, now 71, revealed that he never entertained the idea of parenthood until meeting his wife, Emilie Livingston. At 62, he became a first-time dad to their son Charlie Ocean, and in April 2017, their family expanded with the arrival of River Joe.

Clint Eastwood, 66


The Eastwood family is huge! Veteran actor Clint Eastwood is a father to six daughters—Laurie, Kimber, Alison, Kathryn, Francesca, and Morgan—and two sons—Kyle and Scott. Spanning over four decades, his children’s ages range from Laurie (69) born in 1954, to Morgan (27) born in 1996. By then, Eastwood was already 66 years old.

Steve Martin, 67

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Steve Martin, renowned for his comedic brilliance in films like Parenthood and Father of the Bride, actually only became a dad in real life when he was 67 years old. He and his wife, American writer Anne Stringfield, welcomed daughter Mary in 2012.

George Lucas, 69

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George Lucas, who’s better known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, adopted his first three children, including Amanda, with his then wife Marcia Lou Griffin, and Katie and Jett, whom he adopted as a single parent. It was only at the age of 69 that Lucas welcomed his first biological kid with current wife Mellody Hobson. The child, a daughter named Everest, was born in 2013.

Richard Gere, 70

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Richard Gere was a first-time father back in 2000, with his second wife, Carey Lowell. They welcomed a son named Homer. His third wife Alejandra Silva welcomed their first son together, Alexander, in 2019, followed by the birth of their second son in 2020, whose name remains unknown. By the time of the birth of Gere’s second child, he was already 70.

Mick Jagger, 73

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The famed singer of the Rolling Stones became a dad to a son at 73 in 2016. Although it’s his eighth child, it’s his first with his girlfriend, ballerina Melanie Hamrick. Now at 80, Jagger’s other children range from ages 24 to 53, including sons James, Gabriel, and Lucas, and daughters Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, and Georgia May. But his family is even bigger! He also has five grandchildren and became a great-grandfather in May 2014.

Robert DeNiro, 80

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In May 2023, Robert De Niro welcomed his seventh child, Gia Virginia Chen De Niro, with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen. The moment is even more special once you realize there’s a 51-year age gap between the actor’s oldest and youngest offspring.

Besides Gia, De Niro’s is the father of Drena, 52, and Raphael, 47, with his first wife Diahnne Abbott; twins Aaron and Julian, 28, with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith; and Elliot, 26, and Helen, 12, with ex-wife Grace Hightower.

Al Pacino, 83

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At the astounding age of 83, Hollywood icon Al Pacino celebrated the arrival of his fourth child with his 29-year-old girlfriend Noor Alfallah in June 2023. Pacino, whose three older children are already adults, shares a daughter, Julie Marie, aged 34, with ex-girlfriend Jan Tarrant, and 23-year-old twins, Anton and Olivia, with Beverly D’Angelo.

Being a dad at any age has its challenges, but what’s important is becoming a father who impresses not just others, but most importantly, his own child.


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