10 famous women who gave up all stereotypes and became mothers after 40Vika
The average age of first-time births is already rising steadily around the world. For example, in 2013 in European countries, this indicator was 28.8 years, and in 2018 - 29.3 years. This is primarily due to the development of science. Recently, the world-famous model Naomi Campbell became a mother for the first time in 50 years. She thanks science for this opportunity.
At Pictolic, we believe that motherhood makes women happy, so we decided to recall some famous women who gave birth after 40.
1. Uma Thurman.
When Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke got married, they had two children - daughter Maya in 1998 and son Levon in 2002. When their youngest child was 3 years old, the couple divorced. The actress gave birth to another daughter, Rosalind, from her financial boyfriend, Arpad Busson. This happened in 2012 when Uma was 42 years old.
2. Rachel Weisz.
Rachel Weisz gave birth to her first child - a son named Henry - at the age of 36. The actress dared to have another child only 12 years later when she was 48 years old. According to Rachel, the main thing in motherhood is to find a balance between career and family. She says children make a person feel special.
3. Naomi Campbell.
In May 2021, 50-year-old top model Naomi Campbell shared a photo of her feet on her palm on Instagram. Thus, she wanted to announce the birth of her first child. In her interviews, Naomi mentioned several times that she dreamed of becoming a mother, and was glad that modern science can help women experience motherhood at any age. The baby's grandmother wrote in the comments under the photo that she had been waiting for a very long time to become a grandmother, and now she was delighted.
4. Thandie Newton.
Actress Thandie Newton and filmmaker Ola Parker have three children. Ripley's daughter was born in 2000, and another daughter, Niko, was born 4 years later. Their son Booker was born in 2014 when his mother was 41 years old. All 3 times Tandy chose home birth.
5. Tina Fey.
The age difference between the daughters of Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond is almost 6 years. The couple had their first child when the actress was 35, and the second time she became a mother at 41.
6. Helena Bonham Carter.
Helena Bonham Carter and director Tim Burton have two children: Billy (2003) and Nell (2008). By the way, the daughter did not have a name until she was 7 months old because the couple could not agree on a name. According to Helena, she needed to be treated for infertility before the second pregnancy, and she even thought about in vitro fertilization. Finally, she managed to get pregnant at 41 after 2 years of unsuccessful attempts.
7. Cameron Diaz.
In one of her interviews in 2014, Cameron Diaz said that she was never drawn to being a mother. Everything changed when she met her musician husband Benji Madden. On December 30, 2019, the 47-year-old actress became a mother for the first time. Her daughter Raddix was born at a Los Angeles clinic. Her parents say that she immediately won their hearts.
8. Meryl Streep.
Meryl Streep, often referred to as one of the greatest actresses of our time, has four children. Her eldest son will soon be 42 years old and her youngest daughter 30. When Meryl and her sculptor husband Don Gummer had their fourth child, they were 42 and 44 years old.
9. Amanda Peet.
In 2014, 42-year-old Amanda Peet became a mother for the third time. The actress did not reveal her pregnancy to the media for several months until she appeared on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards. According to her, the pregnancy was easy and she had nothing to complain about except fatigue.
10. Jennifer Connelly.
Jennifer Connelly is a mother of three. She gave birth to her first child in 1997, the second child was born in 2003, and the third was born in 2011 when the actress was 40 years old. She had problems during her third pregnancy and suffered from morning sickness for the first 3 months. By the way, for the birth of her last child, Jennifer chose water birth.