With more and more women having babies later in life (AKA a geriatric pregnancy or advanced maternal age), many are breaking the stigma that they can’t get pregnant after age 35. After all, age is seemingly nothing but a number and this term shouldn’t define a woman’s fertility. Just look at some of your favourite celebrities who welcomed their babies at the age of or after 35 for inspiration.
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Twilight actress, Ashley Greene, 35, gave birth to her and husband Paul Khoury’s daughter, Kingsley in September.
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Vanessa Grimaldi gave birth to her son right before her 35th birthday. “Our little miracle decided to be born one day before mommy’s birthday, so we celebrated his BIRTH date and my 35th at the hospital as a new family!” The Bachelor alum wrote on Instagram, according to People. “Thank you for choosing us and giving us the BEST gift of all – being your parents.”
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The actress, 41, welcomed her second baby, Arlo, with husband Preston Cook. According to People, she captioned the announcement on Instagram writing, “Welcome to the world, Baby Arlo! The newest addition to our family, reminding me how infinite love can be.”
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At age 38, the host and actress along with her husband Israel Houghton, welcomed their baby via surrogate in August. The couple shared with Entertainment Tonight, that she went through multiple rounds of IVF.
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Zawe Ashton had her and Tom Hiddleston's baby this year. The 38-year-old actress first showed her baby bump at the premiere of her movie Mr. Malcolm’s List in June.
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The 42-year-old announced on Instagram that she is now a mom to her daughter, Royce, via surrogate. “I only started thinking of fertility when I was 39 so you feel quite late but then there are women in their mid-40s who've been successful. Look at Janet Jackson, it's pretty inspiring,” she told People.
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The actress, 42, is officially a mom of three! Williams gave birth to her second baby with husband Thomas Kail. The couple have another son Hart, born in 2020, and shares Matilda, 17 with late actor Heath Ledger.
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Michelle Kwan announced that she had a daughter in January of 2022. “I’m overjoyed and tears of happiness are streaming down my face as I share the news of the arrival of Kalista Belle Kwan!” the 41-year-old Olympian wrote on Instagram, according to People. “I’ve always wanted to be a mom and, to me, she’s a perfect miracle. I had a hard time picturing what she might look like yet it seems like she’s been in my life forever.”
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Olivia Munn, 41, welcomed her first child with John Mulaney, Malcolm Hiệp, last November.
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The Wonder Woman actor is mom to three girls, the most recent of which she gave birth to at age 36. Baby Daniella joins big sisters Alma, 11, and Maya, 5.
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Canadian actress Evelyn Brochu delivered twins the day before her 38th birthday. The Orphan Black alum had given birth to her first child back in October 2018 when she was 35.
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Mindy Kaling, one of the richest women of colour in Hollywood, had her second baby back in fall 2020. The talented actress and writer welcomed her son, Spencer, at the age of 41.
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The Gossip Girl actress welcomed a baby girl at 35 with her NHL partner Brad Richardson at the start of 2021. Bowie Ella Richardson is Jessica Szohr's first child.
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In February 2020, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero delivered her second kid at age 37. The sitcom actress and husband, David Fumero, brought home a new sibling for their then three-year-old, Enzo Fumero.
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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
Duchess Meghan Markle delivered her first-born, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019, at age 37. This adorable trio managed to make modern royal history and has since added a fourth member to their little family – Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, born when Duchess Meghan was 39.
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Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Prince George and Princess Charlotte's mom is now a mum of three. Kate, at age 36, gave birth to an 8 lbs., 7 oz. boy, Louis, on April 23, 2018. Could they look any happier?
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Rachel McAdams had been low-key about her delivery, but then-39-year-old actress secretly gave birth to her first child with rumoured boyfriend Jamie Linden and, in August 2020, was spotted rocking another baby bump, at the age of 41.
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The actress was 41 when had twins Roman and Adele, seven years after having her first daughter, Mathilda.
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Shields suffered from postpartum depression (which she chronicled in her 2005 memoir, Down Came the Rain) after the birth of her first daughter, Rowan, in 2003, when she was 38. She battled back and had daughter Grier (pictured) in 2006, at the age of 41.
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The celebrity stylist had first son Skyler when she was 40, and her second, Kaius, was born two years later.
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The actress was already a stepmom to hubby Jose Baston's three kids, but the couple, who married in May 2016, also have a son, Santiago, together. She was 43 at the time.
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Although she hid it from the public really well, actress Kirsten Dunst and partner Jesse Plemons had their first child, baby Ennis, in 2018 when she was 35. In 2021, she announced she was pregnant with her second child at age 38.
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J.Lo had twins Max and Emme when she was 38. She and Marc Anthony are no longer together but they make great co-parents.
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Gwen Stefani on red carpet
Gwen Stefani and then-husband Gavin Rossdale welcomed first son Kingston when she was 36, and Zuma followed two years later. But they weren't done, and Gwen gave birth to Apollo Bowie in 2014, when she was 44.
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Dion and her late husband, René Angélil, had twin sons Eddy and Nelson when the singer was 42, nine years after the birth of their first son, René-Charles.
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Mimi was 42 when she gave birth to #dembabies, Moroccan and Monroe (or Roc and Roe, as we like to call them), her children with her younger man at the time, Nick Cannon. He has since gone on to sire many more with other women.
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Drew Barrymore was 37 when she and now-ex-husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their first daughter, Olive. Less than two years later, they had their daughter Frankie.
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Hayek was 40 years old when she gave birth to daughter, Valentina, with husband Francois-Henri Pinault.
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Streep had son Henry and daughter Mamie before the age of 35, but she followed them up with two more girls: Grace, when she was 37 and Louisa, when she was 42.
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Kidman and ex-husband Tom Cruise adopted kids Isabella and Connor, but she gave birth to her and Keith Urban's daughter, Sunday Rose, when she was 41. Two years later they welcomed daughter Faith, via surrogacy.
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Fey started at 35, with daughter Alice (pictured), but it wasn't 'til six years later that she and husband Jeff Richmond welcomed Penelope.
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Daughter Agnes was born in 2011, when Connelly was 40. She joined big brothers Kai and Stellan, who will likely protect her forever and ever.
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Thurman and ex-husband Ethan Hawke had daughter Maya and son Levon when she was 28 and 32, respectively, but Uma was 42 when she and ex Arpad Busson welcomed Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. That name, though.
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Watts and ex Liev Schreiber started their family when she was 38, with the birth of their son, Sasha, and then a year later, Samuel entered the picture.
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Mendes turned 40 during her pregnancy with her and Ryan Gosling's first daughter, Esmeralda. A year and a half later, they secretly welcomed her little sister Amada to the world.
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Never forget that Janet Jackson was 50 when she welcomed her son, Eissa. In a pregnancy that totally shocked us, she proved that bringing new life into the world could happen at half a century old — challenging previous notions that women needed to have babies early on. Amazing.
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Hunt was 40 when she and Matthew Carnahan welcomed daughter, Makena Lei, into the world.
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Moore was 37 when she had son Caleb, and she and Burt Freundlich welcomed daughter Liv, four-and-a-half years later. Twinsies much?
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Marcia Gay Harden
Harden was 39 when she and husband Thaddaeus Scheel had their daughter, Eulala Grace, then, in 2004, they welcomed twins Hudson and Julitta Dee.