Mariah Carey, Meryl Streep + More Celebrities Who Were Pregnant Over 40

Forty and fabulously fertile.

Pregnancy after 40 can be nerve-wracking, but luckily, some of your favorite celebs have been there and maintained their shine while doing so. If Mariah, Meryl and Madonna can do it, so can you, queen. Sure, we’ve heard our fair share of celebrity pregnancy horror stories over the years, but don’t let them discourage you. For inspiration, check out these hot celebrity mamas who were with child past their prime child-bearing years and totally rocked it.

  • 1 Mariah Carey gave birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe at 41.
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  • 2 Meryl Streep was 41 when she welcomed her fourth child, Louisa Jacobson Gummer.
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  • 3 This past Christmas, Tiny Harris (40) announced her family hustle would expand with the birth of her fourth child.

  • 4 Eva Mendes was 40 when she had daughter Esmeralda Amada Gosling.
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  • 5 Alyssa Milano was 41 when she welcomed her second child, Elizabella Dylan Bugliari.
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  • 6 Maya Rudolph became pregnant with her fourth child, Minnie Ida Anderson, at 41.
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  • 7 Nia Long was 41 when she gave birth to her second son, Kez Sunday Udoka.
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  • 8 Gwen Stefani was 44 years old when welcoming third child, Apollo Bowie Flynn.
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  • 9 Halle Berry was 41 years old when she had her first child, Nahla Ariela Aubry and was 46 when pregnant with Maceo Robert Martinez.
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  • 10 Madonna welcomed her son Rocco when she was 41.
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  • 11 Kelly Preston had her son Benjamin at 48, after tragically losing her son Jett (16).
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  • 12 Tina Fey had her second baby, Penelope, when she was 41.
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  • 13 Salma Hayek had her daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault at 40 years old.
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  • 14 Susan Sarandon gave birth to her son Jack Henry at age 42 and Miles Guthrie at 45.
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  • 15 Kim Fields welcomed her second child, Quincy Xavier Morgan, at 44.
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  • 16 Brooke Shields had her second child, daughter Grier Hammond Henchy, at 41.
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  • 17 Celine Dion gave birth to twin boys, Eddy and Nelson, at 42.
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  • 18 Molly Ringwald was 41 when she had twins Roman Stylianos and Adele Georgiana.
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  • 19 Helen Hunt was 40 when she had her daughter Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan.
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  • 20 Geena Davis had her daughter Alizeh at 46, and twin sons Kian and Kaiis at 48.
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  • 21 Nicole Kidman gave birth to her first biological child, Sunday Rose, when she was 40.
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  • 22 Uma Thurman was 42 when she welcomed her third child, Luna Thurman-Busson.
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  • 23 Marcia Cross had twin girls, Eden and Savannah, at 44.
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  • 24 Beverly D’Angelo was 49 when she welcomed twins Anton and Olivia Pacino.
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  • 25 Jennifer Connelly had her third child (and first girl) Agnes Lark Bettany at 40.
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  • 26 Julianne Moore was 41 when she had her second child, Liv.
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  • 27 Naomi Watts had her second child, Samuel Kai Schreiber, when she was 40.
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  • 28 Jane Krakowski was 42 when she welcomed son Bennett Robert Godley.
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  • 29 Amanda Peet was 42 when she gave birth to Henry Benioff, her third child.
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  • 30 Rachel Zoe was 42 when she was pregnant with her second child, Kaius Jagger Berman.
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  • 31 At age 40, Jenna Fischer welcomed her second child, Harper Marie Kirk.
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  • 32 Marcia Gay Harden welcomed twins Hudson and Julitta Dee at 44.
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