The singer surprisingly announced that she was expecting her son, Eissa Al Mana, weeks before her 50th birthday. She gave birth in January 2017 and is smitten over the sweet boy. Unfortunately, three months after her newborn’s arrival, she and Qatari business tycoon Wissam Al Mana announced that they were divorcing after five years of marriage.
Alyssa was 41 when she announced that she was expecting her daughter Elizabella in 2014. The actress was unbothered by having another child later in life. “I loved waiting a long time to be a mom,” she explained to Us Weekly. “I’d had my ladies’ lunches and my shopping days.” She had her son, Milo, in 2011.
The actress’ twins — whom were delivered via surrogate — were born in 2006 when she was 48. “I was devastated when it didn’t happen [again and again]. I had to remain hopeful and resilient and, ‘Okay, let’s do it again,'” she recalled to People about the struggle of having children. Now, Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah are 13 and absolutely adorable.
Brooke had her second daughter, Grier, when she was 41. The brunette beauty has been very open about her struggle to conceive with husband Chris Henchy. “I was growing weary of the anticipation and the pressure, and Chris said he wasn’t sure he could handle seeing me rip off another estrogen patch in frustration … At wit’s end, we decided to try one more time,” she told Fertility Today about trying to get pregnant before her second child. The last round of IVF was luckily successful.
After multiple failed cycles of IVF, Celine gave birth to her twins — Eddy and Nelson — at 42. “It’s priceless,” the songstress admitted during an interview on Good Morning America in 2010. “So, you know what? We had a miscarriage. We tried [IVF] three more times. It did not work. … We are trying again for the fifth try. It’s aboard right now. All aboard.” The queen of Vegas also has an older son, René-Charles Angelil, whom she had in 2001.
Eva became a first-time mom at 40 when she and Ryan Gosling welcomed their daughter Esmerelda. Two years later, the couple had a second daughter, Amada, and they may not be done yet. “Ryan and Eva definitely talk about having another child,” a source exclusively dished to Life * Style. “They would love a little brother for their daughters, Esmerelda and Amada.”
After a long struggle with fertility, Halle gave birth to her daughter, Nahla, in 2008 when she was 41. Then, in 2013, she welcomed her son, Maceo, into the world. “I’m sort of superstitious, so I saved all of the negative [pregnancy] tests in a drawer,” the Oscar winner said on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2007. “I don’t know why, but I did. After about 35 tests, we finally got a positive test.”
Mariah began taking progesterone, a hormone often prescribed to boost fertility, after suffering a miscarriage in 2008. She and her now-ex-husband Nick Cannon welcomed their twins — Monroe and Moroccan — in 2011 when she was 41.