Table of content    
  1. Naomi Campbell
  2. Tina Fey
  3. Cameron Diaz
  4. Thandie Newton
  5. Helena Bonham Carter
  6. Rachel Weisz
  7. Amanda Peet
  8. Jennifer Connelly
  9. Uma Thurman
  10. Meryl Streep
  11. Diane Kruger

11 Famous Women Who Went Against The Grain, Becoming Moms After 40

An increasing number of women are making the choice to delay having children until later in life. Some are prioritizing the establishment of their careers and achieving financial security before embracing motherhood. Meanwhile, others haven't found a suitable partner to start a family. So, some of them utilize in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become single mothers. 

Celebrities are no exception. Due to hectic schedules and job demands that involve constant traveling, some famous women gave birth to their kids later. 

Here is a list of 11 female celebs who didn't care about stereotypes and became moms after 40.


#1. Naomi Campbell

Source: East News

In 2021, 50-year-old model Naomi Campbell announced having her firstborn child by sharing a photo of baby feet on Instagram. Before that, she said that she desired to be a mom and she believed that with the advance of science, a woman can become a mom at any age. 


#2. Tina Fey

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond had their first child when Fey was 35, and their second, 6 years later. During pregnancy, she has several mental issues. She wasn’t true if she wanted to have more kids. She worried that having kids might pause her career. But after having her baby, she’s still a famous actress. 


#3. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have been married since 2015. In Dec 2019, they had their first baby, Raddix Chloe when the actress was 47 years old. 


#4. Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton opted for home birth when giving birth to her three kids. Her first daughter, Ripley, and her second one, Nico, were born in 2000 and 2004 respectively. In 2014, she welcomed her son, Brooker. At that time, she was 41 years old. 


#5. Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter and director Tim Burton welcomed their 2 kids together: a son, Billy, born in 2003, and a daughter, Nell, born in 2007. The actress was 41 at the time. She confessed that before the second pregnancy, she struggled with infertility and even considered IVF. Luckily, she got pregnant after 2 years of trying. 


#6. Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz had her first kid, Henry when she was 36. 12 years later, she welcomed her second child. For her, becoming a mom after 40 is something special. 


#7. Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet became a mom for the third time at the age of 42. She kept the secret of pregnancy until she appeared with a rounded belly on the Emmy red carpet. Happily, she didn’t feel tired when getting pregnant. 


#8. Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly gave birth to her first child and second one in 1997 and 2003 respectively. She had the youngest child when she was 40. The third pregnancy didn’t go fine. The actress also decided to have a water birth. 


#9. Uma Thurman

Source: / East News

The actress and her first husband, Ethan Hawke, had two kids a daughter, Maya (born in 1998), and a son, Levon (born in 2002). However, they broke up. While dating Arpad Busson, she had another daughter, Rosalind. At that time, she was 42. 


#10. Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep gave birth to 4 children: musician Henry Wolfe Gummer (1979), and actresses Mary Willa "Mamie" Gummer (1983), Grace Jane Gummer (1986), and Louisa Jacobson Gummer (1991). 


#11. Diane Kruger

The former model Diane Kruger and actor Norman Reedus had a daughter, Nova when she was 42. She often posts photos of her little angel on Instagram and shares cherished moments and funny stories as a mom. 


Do you intend to be a younger mom or an older one? Share your thought in the comments. 

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