Hollywood’s Older Mums

As Sandra Bullock adopts at the age of 45, we reveal the other A-list mothers who had their babies later on in life...
Hollywood’s Older Mums

Halle Berry and Nahla - 41
The stunning Oscar winner gave birth to her daughter at the age of 41, and Halle admits Nahla gave her a new perspective on life – “Motherhood will always be my priority now, especially because I had a child for the first time at 41,” she insisted.

Diane Keaton and Dexter - 50
The Hollywood legend was 50 when she adopted her daughter Dexter – now 14 – back in 1996 and 55 when she added a son, Duke – now nine – to her brood in 2001. “I don’t think that because I’m not married it’s made my life any less,” said Diane. “That old maid myth is garbage.” Adding, “Motherhood has completely changed me. It’s just about the most completely humbling experience that I’ve ever had.”

Sheryl Crow and Wyatt - 45
The 48-year-old adopted her son Wyatt three years ago when the tot was just two weeks old and says that having a baby later on in life has made her a better mum. “Being an older mum works to my advantage, because I’m easier-going now. I’m less critical of myself, more serene… so if Wyatt wants to play in the dirt, I’m all for it.” I don’t get worked up, say, about some mess he makes.”

Angela Bassett and Bronwyn and Slater - 47

After years of trying and failing to conceive, the What’s Love Got To Do With It star welcomed her twins, daughter Bronwyn and son Slater by surrogate in 2006, when 51-year-old Angela was 47. And the star says that she gladly gave up her party lifestyle to spend every second with her kids, spilling, “There were so many offers to go to this party and that party. It was a lot more fun to sit and gaze at my two little stars.”

Marcia Cross and Eden and Savannah - 44
After years of trying to get pregnant, the Desperate Housewives star finally gave birth to twin girls Eden and Savannah at the age of 44. But the actress has warned other older mums that it was one of the most difficult experiences of her life. “We decided to skip our honeymoon and try in vitro. I had already been through infertility treatments,” admitted Marcia. “It’s very, very difficult to get pregnant in your 40s. It’s costly and tough on your body and your relationship.”

Nicole Kidman and Sunday - 41
It wasn’t until the actress married Keith Urban that Nic finally had the biological daughter she’d always wanted at the age of 41. “I can’t bear to be separate from her,” she said of the 18-month-old. “I’m devoted to her.”