Find out which stars welcomed children later in life.
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On March 4, 2016, two weeks before her 50th birthday, the pop icon announced that she and her husband, Wissam Al Mana, were expecting their first child.
On June 7, 2016, the 44-year-old morning show co-anchor announced on the Today show that she was expecting her second child with her husband, Michael Feldman. "The thought of getting to add to our family now is beyond every hope, dream and prayer I have ever had," Guthrie wrote on her blog. "It is not simply double the joy -- it is joy multiplied infinitely."
The Voice coach welcomed her third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn, in 2014 at age 44. Her brood of boys with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale also includes her two eldest children, Kingston and Zuma. In a 2015 interview with InStyle last year, Stefani referred to Apollo's birth as a surprise "miracle," revealing that the experience put her in "a whole new spiritual place."
Forty-one was the magic number for the Extant star! That's the age the Oscar winner was when she welcomed her first child, Nahla, with then-beau Gabriel Aubry in 2008. Six years later, she welcomed a son, Maceo, with estranged husband Olivier Martinez.
Already mom to son Henry and daughters Mamie and Grace, the three-time Oscar winner gave birth to her and husband Don Gummer's fourth child, Louisa, in 1991, when she was 41. All four of Streep's now-grown kids have gone into show business -- Henry is a songwriter and actor, both Mamie and Grace act as well, and Louisa is a model.
The Australian actress and her husband, Keith Urban, have two daughters, Sunday and Faith. Kidman had the girls at 40 and 43, respectively, and in 2014, she told Elle that despite her age, she could give birth again. "Every month, I'm like, 'I hope I'm pregnant!'" she said. "I had my last one at 43. My grandmother had her last at 49."
The pop star gave birth to her fraternal twins with ex-husband Nick Cannon, Moroccan and Monroe, in 2011 at age 42. Unlike Kidman, Carey doesn't plan to add any more kids to her brood.
The Oscar-nominated actress and her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, became parents to daughter Valentina in September 2007. The Grown Ups 2 star was 40 at the time, and she admitted to WebMD magazine that her age was for the better. "I'm a more fulfilled human being now, and I probably wouldn't have been 10 years ago," Hayek explained. "She gets a better mother for being born now."
The GRAMMY winner gave birth to twin boys, Eddy and Nelson, in 2010 at age 42, following multiple failed IVF attempts that she told Hello! were "difficult emotionally." "I'm especially happy to have these two kids in the house, in my life -- it's just extraordinary," Dion told the mag at the time. "The house is surrounded with love." The Canadian singer and her late husband, René Angélil, also have an older son, René-Charles.
The Oscar winner welcomed all three of her children with husband Reza Jarrahy in her mid-40s. Davis gave birth to her first chlid, Alizeh, in 2002 at 46 and welcomed twin boys, Kian and Kaiis, two years later. "It's been really wonderful, but it was overwhelming," she told Good Housekeeping in 2006 about having three children so close in age.
Davis' Thelma & Louise co-star welcomed her sons with then-partner Tim Robbins, Jack and Miles, at 42 and 45, respectively. "It was just such a freak [thing] that I got pregnant that I thought, 'I can't ignore this.' And so I jumped," she told Time Out New York in 2014. "I had to pay attention when it happened, because nobody could understand how it had happened." Sarandon also has a daughter, Eva Amurri, from a previous relationship.
The two-time Golden Globe winner was already mom to 5-year-old daughter Alice when she had her second child, Penelope, at 41. "My husband [Jeff Richmond] and I really decided that we felt rather than risk having 30 Rock end in several years and feeling like part of our family is missing that we were going to prioritize our family," she told Oprah Winfrey in April 2011, four months before welcoming baby No. 2.
The Batman alum had daughter Ireland with her then-husband, Alec Baldwin, when she was 41. Due to the couple's divorce in 2002, Basinger took a non-traditional approach to raising her child. "I brought up Ireland in a very unconventional way," she told The EDIT in May 2016. "I just wanted her to be free. If she wanted to have her friends over and write over the walls with pen, that was fine. I wanted her childhood to be full of love and light and animals and friends."
The former child star and her husband, Chris Henchy, were already parents to daughter Rowan when they welcomed their second little girl, Grier, in 2006, when Shields was 41. The actress chronicled her battle with postpartum depression following the birth of her first child in her book, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.
John Travolta's wife gave birth to their son, Benjamin, in 2010 at age 48. One year earlier, their 16-year-old son, Jett, had died following a seizure, and the actress revealed to Health magazine in 2011 that it was "amazing" to have a child at that stage in her life. "When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored," she said. "I'd snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful."
The former Mad About You star was 40 when her daughter, Makena Lei, was born in 2004. Four years later, Hunt discussed the difficulties that she and her longtime boyfriend, Matthew Carnahan, experienced on the road to pregnancy with Ladies' Home Journal. "It turned out to be tougher to get pregnant than I thought it would be," she said. "I tried for a long time, and it just didn't happen, to the point where getting pregnant became the greatest wish -- and the greatest challenge -- of my life... My boyfriend and I were on our last big try, and if the baby hadn't come, we would have adopted."
The famed fashion designer was already mom to son Skyler when she announced that she was pregnant again with baby No. 2. She and husband Rodger Berman welcomed their second little one, Kaius Jagger, in December 2013.
The National Lampoon's Vacation star had twins, Anton and Olivia, in 2001 at 49 with her then-65-year-old boyfriend, Al Pacino. That same year, her Vacation co-star and friend, Chevy Chase, spoke to People about D'Angelo's pregnancy experience, admitting, "Because she's not a young mother, she was a little nervous."
The tough-talking CNN anchorwoman had twins, Lucy and John, at 48 with her investment banker husband, David Lynch. "I always said I wanted a family," she told People in 2007. "I grew up in a happy, loving family [and] I wanted it too. But until now, I just thought it wasn't meant to be for me. And as part of God's mysterious plan, I'm given this wonderful blessing late in life -- and I could not be happier."