These successful celebs all got pregnant after 40, proving it’s never to late to grow, or even start, a family! While their paths to becoming mothers were varied–they got pregnant with the help of everything from IVF to just plain good luck–they all prove that motherhood in your 40s can be a beautiful thing. Despite potential health risks, these older ladies haven’t let their biological clocks slow them down. In fact, some of them are hoping to get pregnant after 40 again!
12 Susan Sarandon
The actress had sons Jack Henry (left) at 42 and Miles Guthrie (right) at 45 with Tim Robbins. She had a daughter, actress Eva Amurri, at 39.
08 Kelly Preston
After the tragic death of their son Jett in 2009, Preston and her husband John Travolta welcomed a baby boy named Benjamin in 2010. Preston was 48 years old!
03 Marcia Gay Harden
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The Code Black star had twins Julitta Dee and Hudson at 44. She and her former husband also had a daughter, Eulala Grace, when Harden was 41.
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Helen Hunt was about a month shy of 41 when she and her boyfriend Matthew Carnahan welcomed daughter Makena in 2004. Makena is the couple's only child.
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Oscar winner Holly Hunter was 47 when she welcomed twin boys named Claude and Press with her partner Gordon McDonald. McDonald and Hunter have been together since 2001 and have no other children.
15 Nancy Grace
The TV host announced she was expecting twins with husband David Linch in 2007. She was 48 when Lucy and David were born in November of the same year.
14 Celine Dion
The mother of three was 42 when she gave birth to her twins Eddy and Nelson, with her recently deceased husband Rene Angelil. She and Angelil have one older son, Rene-Charles.
17 Geena Davis
Geena Davis was 46 when she had her daughter, Alizeh, in 2006. Two years later she had twin boys, Kian and Kaiis, with husband Reza Jarrahy.
07 Tina Fey
In 2011, the funny woman gave birth to baby number two at age 41. Her older daughter, Penelope, was born in 2005.
21 Annette Bening
Anette Bening was 41 when she gave birth to her youngest daughter, Ella. Bening and husband Warren Beatty have three other children.
11 Brooke Shields
The model was 41 years old when she welcomed her second daughter, Grier, in 2006. After her oldest daughter Rowan was born in 2003, Shields wrote a book about her struggles with postpartum depression.
09 Kim Basinger
In 1995, the actress welcomed her only child, a daughter named Ireland, with then-husband Alec Baldwin. She was 41 at the time.
01 Gwen Stefani
Mom-of-three Gwen Stefani was 44 when she had her son Apollo Bowie Flynn with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. She was in her 30s when she had her two other boys, Kingston and Zuma.
18 Meryl Streep
In 1991, 41-year-old Meryl Streep welcomed her youngest daughter, Louisa. She has three other girls with her husband Don Gummer.
13 Molly Ringwald
The '80s star gave birth to twins Roman and Adele in 2009 when she was 41. She and husband Panio Gianopoulos have one older daughter, Mathilda, who was born in 2003.
02 Halle Berry
At 41, Halle Berry had her first child, a daughter named Nahla, in 2008. She was 47 when she gave birth to a son, Maceo, with ex-husband Olivier Martinez.
16 Marcia Cross
Cross welcomed twin girls in 2007 with husband Tom Mahoney. At the time, she was 44.
20 Julianne Moore
The stunning redhead was 41 when she had her daughter, Olivia, in 2002. Her son Caleb, was born in 1997.