Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

Updated: Jun 10, 2019, 10:16 | Sunny Rodricks
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    Actress Amrita Singh gave birth to her second child, son Ibrahim Ali Khan in 2001 when she was 43-years-old. Singh married actor Saif Ali Khan in 1991 and had her first child with him, daughter Sara Ali Khan, who was born in 1993 when she was 35 years old. Saif and Amrita separated in 2004. Saif Ali Khan is currently married to Kareena Kapoor Khan and they have a son, Taimur.

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Padma Lakshmi, an Indian-born American author, actress, model, television host, and executive producer gave birth to her daughter, Krishna Thea, in February 2010 when she turned 40 years old. Adam Dell who is an American venture capitalist is Krishna's father and has joint custody along with Padma Lakshmi

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    Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan became a mother to their youngest son AbRam Khan at the age of 42. The couple had him via surrogacy. AbRam, who was born prematurely, weighing less than 2 kilos, became a social media sensation and paparazzi's delight as soon as the star couple revealed the good news to the world

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    With the help of IVF, actress and choreographer Farah Khan Kunder welcomed triplets at the age of 43 in 2008. Talking about her late motherhood, the director-choreographer said, "I am not an actress. I had babies at the age of 43 because sometimes you just get so caught up in building your career that later you realize things. For me, IVF and guidance from a person like a doctor Firuza Parikh was god-sent."

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    Actress Kashmera Shah and her husband Krushna Abhishek became proud parents to twins via surrogacy in May 2017. At the time of their babies birth, Kashmera had already turned 45, while Krushna, was all of 34. The couple were blessed with two boys and it wasn't until six weeks later, that the rest of the world got to know of it. After trying hard to conceive naturally, Krushna and Kashmera welcomed their twin sons, Ryan and Krishank, via surrogacy

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    Acclaimed actress-director Nandita Das got married to Subodh Maskara in 2010 and soon after became a proud mother of a baby boy on August 10, 2010. The 46-year-old actor-director was 41 when she delivered her baby boy, Vihaan, back in 2010. It was love at first sight for the couple when they were first introduced to each other by actors Milind Soman and Shahana Goswami

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    Back in 2013, actress Halle Berry took the world by shock when she announced that she was expecting a baby with husband Olivier Martinez. Berry who already had a 6-year-old daughter from her previous marriage, was 46 years old when she welcomed her second baby. She gave birth to a boy and named him Maceo Robert Martinez. The couple divorced in 2016.

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    Pop star Gwen Stefani thought she was done through having babies until she learned that she was pregnant with her third child. On the show Late Night with Seth Meyers, Stefani revealed that she had told her kids, Kingston and Zuma, "It's over. We're not having any more. This is our family." But, apparently, Kingston had other plans. Stefani said that every night her oldest son would get into bed and say, "Dear God, please let my mom have a baby. Please, God! Please let my mom have a baby!" And so, it happened! In 2014, Stefani, age 44 back then, and her husband, Gavin Rossdale, welcomed their third son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale. In April 2016, the couple divorced. In the same year, Gwen Stefani announced she is dating Blake Shelton

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Fashion designer and reality star Rachel Zoe welcomed her second son, Kaius Jagger Berman, with husband Rodger Berman in 2013 when she was 42 years old. On her show, The Rachel Zoe Project, Zoe often said she was on the fence about having another child, but when she confirmed the news of her second pregnancy, she said, We are beyond excited for Skyler to have a sibling and for us to fall in love all over again. We feel incredibly blessed." 

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes surprised everyone when they revealed that the couple was expecting their first baby together. Mendes gave birth to a little girl named Esmerelda Amada Gosling when she was 40-years-old, in 2014. A few months after the baby was born, the actress said, "I'm completely exhausted. I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I've ever had." In 2016, Eva Mendes gave birth to their second daughter Amanda Lee.

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    Superstar songstress Mariah Carey and her estranged husband Nick Cannon welcomed their twins, Moroccan and Monroe, in 2011 when the pop diva turned 42 years old. The singer had started a hormone therapy to help boost her fertility after she had suffered a miscarriage, but she credits acupuncture for helping her to conceive and become a mother. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's relationship ended in divorce in 2016

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    Singer, songwriter, actress, are just the many facets of the 'Queen of Pop' Madonna. The actress had her second biological child, son Rocco when she was 42 years old. After having given birth to her daughter Lourdes in her late 30s, Madonna had welcomed four adopted children into her family in addition to Lourdes and Rocco, making her a mother to a total of six kids. Madonna's marriages to both Sean Penn and Gut Ritche ended in divorce.

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    In 2016, pop singer Janet Jackson announced that she was pregnant at the age of 50. The singer had kept the details of her pregnancy private. Jackson gave birth to a healthy son Eissa along with her husband and Qatar businessman Wissam Al Mana. In 2017, they announced that they were pursuing a divorce.

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Actor and superstar John Travolta's wife, Kelly Preston, said she was shocked to find out that she was pregnant at the age of 48. The actress told Health magazine, "When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored. I snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful."  The couple welcomed their son, Benjamin Hunter Kaleo, in 2010

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    Actress Tina Fey welcomed her second daughter, Penelope Athena Richmond, with husband Jeff Richmond back in 2011, just a few months after she turned 40. The funny woman revealed in her book, Bossypants, that she agonized over having a second child. The couple have 2 daughters together

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    In 2013, actress-producer-singer Alyssa Milano gave birth to her second child, a baby girl whom she named Elizabella Dylan Bugliari when she was 41-years-old. Milano, who is married to talent agent David Bugliari, had said that she had no regrets about waiting until later in life to have kids. The actress was quoted saying, "I loved waiting a long time to be a mom. I'd had my ladies' lunches and my shopping days."

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    Megastar and actress Nicole Kidman gave birth to her daughter Sunday Rose Urban, nearly a decade ago when she was 41-years-old. And since then, she hasn't given up the hope of carrying a baby again and being a mother. She is married to country singing star Keith Urban

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    Canadian star performer Celine Dion had her twin boys, Nelson, and Eddy Angelil, in 2010, when the singer and sensational performer was 42 years old. The 'My Heart Will Go On' singer revealed that she had undergone IVF six times in order to get pregnant. Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil passed away due to cancer in 2016.

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    Back in 2002, when she was 41 years old, actress Julianne Moore welcomed her second child, a little girl named Liv Helen Freundlich with husband Bart Freundlich. The Still Alice actress once said, "That was the one thing I knew I would do, that I would have children. And it was a pretty acute desire. The funny thing is, I was determined to have a baby by the time I was 36. My son was born the day after my 37th birthday. He was three weeks late. It was like the universe was laughing, saying, 'You see, you can't control things."

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Salma Hayek and her then-fiance Francois-Henri Pinault welcomed their daughter, Valentina in 2007 when the actress was 41-years-old. The Frida actress famously opened up to Oprah about having a child later on in life. "It's a little nerve-racking to wait that long, but it's the best time to have it because you've done so many other things in your life."

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    Actress Susan Sarandon gave birth to her first child, daughter Eva Amurri, at 39 and then went on to welcome her son Jack Henry at the age of 42 and Miles Guthrie at the age 45 simultaneously

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    Actress, director, and screenwriter, Helen Hunt was 40-years-old when she gave birth to her daughter, Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan along with then-partner Matthew Carnahan.

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    After a complicated pregnancy followed by a taxing labor and delivery, actress Mira Sorvino delivered her third child Holden Paul Terry,in June 2009 at the age of 41 and her fourth child,daughter Lucia, in May 2012 at the age of 44. Sorvino and husband Chris Backus were already parents to Johnny Christopher King and Mattea Angel before giving birth to Holden Paul Terry and Lucia within a span of three years

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Actress Uma Thurman welcomed her third child, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, in July 2012 at the age of 42 along with partner Arpad Busson. They separated in 2014. The actress has two kids, Maya and Levon, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Actress Brooke Shields and her husband Chris Henchy had their second daughter, Grier, in 2006, when the star actress was 40-years-old. In the years prior to Grier's birth, it was reported that Shields and Henchy had immense difficulty conceiving; they tried multiple attempts of fertility treatments and rounds of IVF but found no success before the star couple tried IVF for one last time and as luck had it, the actress conceived and thereby become a mother

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Actress Marcia Cross who always played a housewife on TV desperately longed to be a real housewife in real life. In less than one year, she got everything that she ever wanted. The actress married Tom Mahoney in 2006 and gave birth to twin girls, Eden and Savannah, in February 2007, just before she turned 45.

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  • Padma Lakshmi, Amrita Singh, Gauri Khan: Female celebs who became mothers after 40

    Another popular actress who got pregnant using IVF technology was Christie Brinkley who gave birth to her third child, daughter Sailor Lee, in 1998 when the model was 44-years-old. Brinkley had revealed that she and husband Peter Cook went through various miscarriages before they were able to get pregnant using IVF

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    Molly Ringwald was 41-years-old when she gave birth to twins, Roman Stylianos and Adele Georgiana, in 2009. She is married to writer Panio Gianopoulos. Ringwald had already given birth to daughter Mathilda Ereni previously

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Celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi was 40-years-old when she gave birth to her daughter, Krishna Thea. Just like Padma Lakshmi, many celebs graced motherhood post the age of 40. From Halle Berry's surprise pregnancy, Celine Dion's fertility success, to Farah Khan giving birth to triplets and more. Here's a list of the popular and famous celeb mothers who were 40 (or older!) when they became mothers

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