Compiled by QISTINA JANNAH RIZANUDIN and NABEEL KAMARUL BAHREN

Pop star Janet Jackson gives birth at the age of 50 to her first child, a boy named Eissa Al Mana recently. Below are 10 celebrities who had children after 40.

Gwen Stefani @ 44

On 28 February 2014, Gwen Stefani gave birth to her third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn. Gwen has two other children — Kingston, 10, and Zuma, 8 with ex-husband Gavin Rosdale.

On 28 February 2014, Gwen Stefani gave birth to her third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn. Gwen has two other children —  Kingston, 10, and Zuma, 8 with ex-husband Gavin Rosdale.

Gwen Stefani.

Halle Berry @ 47

Halle Berry had her daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry, in March 2008 when she was 41. Six years later, she gave birth to her second child, son Maceo Robert Martinez, at 47.

Kelly Preston @ 48

Back in 2009, Kelly Preston and John Travolta lost their son, Jett Travolta. But the very next year, Preston, aged 48, delivered a healthy baby boy which they named Benjamin.

Geena Davis @ 48

Geena Davis had three children after she turned 40. At 46 she welcomed daughter Alizeh Keshvar Davis Jarrahy and two years later, at 48, Davis gave birth to twin sons Kian William and Kaiis Steven Jarrahy in 2004.

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Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis are both proud older mums.

Susan Sarandon @ 45

The American actress welcomed her first child, daughter Eva Amurri, at 39. At 42, she had her son, Jack Henry Robbins. At 45, Sarandon gave birth to yet another son, Miles Robbins.

Marcia Gay Harden @ 44

Harden had her first daughter when she was 41. Three years late, at 44, Harden gave birth to a set of twins, Hudson Harden Scheel and Julitta Dee Harden Scheel.

Holly Hunter @ 47

In 2006, Holly Hunter became a first-time mother to a set of twins at the age of 47. Twins Claude and Press MacDonald were born on January 17, 2006.

Jane Seymour @ 45

In 1995, actress Jane Seymour welcomed twin sons Kristopher Steven and John Stacy Keach when she was 45.

Elizabeth Edwards @ 50

The late wife of the former US senator from North Carolina, John Edwards, gave birth to daughter Emma Claire when she was 48. In the span of two years, she welcomed another child, son Jack, at 50. Edwards died on December 7, 2010.

American actress Beverly D’Angelo became the proud mother to a set of twins, Anton James and Olivia Pacino when she was 49 in January, 2001.

Beverly D’Angelo.

Beverly D’Angelo @ 49

American actress Beverly D’Angelo became the proud mother to a set of twins, Anton James and Olivia Pacino when she was 49 in January, 2001.


Not to be outdone by the women, here are celebrities who became dads after turning 60.

Billy Joel @ 66

In 2015, Della Rose Joel was welcomed to the world. She is the second child of Billy Joel and the first with his current wife, Alexis Roderick.

Al Pacino @ 65

Scent of a Woman star Al Pacino became the father of twins when he was 65. The fraternal twins, Anton James and Olivia Rose are the second and third children of Pacino.

Hugh Hefner @ 66

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner proved he still had what it takes when he had a son Cooper with second wife Kimberley Conrad at the age of 66.

Steve Martin @ 67

Funnyman Steve Martin of the Pink Panther and Cheaper by the Dozen fame welcomed his first ever child with second wife Anne Stringfield at 67. The baby girl was born in December 2012.

Robert De Niro @ 68

Robert De Niro had his sixth child in 2011 when his daughter Helen Grace was born via a surrogate.

Clint Eastwood @ 68

Clint Eastwood must have felt lucky, indeed when his youngest child, Morgan was born in 1996 to his then second wife, Dina Ruiz. He now has seven children bearing the Eastwood name.

George Lucas @69

The creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones had a daughter in 2013 with wife Mellody Hobson via a surrogate. It was his first biological child in addition to his three adopted children.

Charlie Chaplin @ 73

Legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin became a father at the age 73 when fourth wife Oona O’Neill gave birth to their eighth and youngest child Christopher. He was born on 6 July 1962.

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Charlie Chaplin.