12 Famous Women Who Didn’t Care About Stereotypes and Had Kids After 35

The assumption that a woman should give birth to a child as early as possible belongs in the past. These days, becoming a mother at 30 is no longer something special. This is all because modern women have kids (their first, second, etc.) at even later ages.

We at Bright Side decided to find out what famous women had kids after 35 and even later.

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano’s most popular role was as Phoebe Halliwell in Charmed. Among her most recent movie projects is a Christmas comedy, New Year’s Eve.

Milano has been married twice, and in her second marriage, she had long-awaited kids. The first kid, her son, was born when the actress was 38. Milano’s younger daughter was born when she was 41.

Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith is a popular actress from the ’80s and ’90s, known for roles in Working Girl, Two Much, and other movies. She had several passionate romances and marriages.

Apart from her eldest daughter, actress Dakota Johnson, known for her role as Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey, Griffith also has a younger daughter, Stella (in the right photo). The actress had her at age 39 with Antonio Banderas.

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald is the star of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and others. The actress had 3 children in her second marriage to the writer, Panio Gianopoulos. The youngest ones, twins Adele and Roman, were born when Ringwald was 41.

Marcia Gay Harden

The First Wives Club, Meet Joe Black, Mona Lisa Smile, and the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy are just a handful of the popular movies Marcia Harden has starred in. The actress has 3 kids, and her first daughter was born when she was 39. At the age of 44, Harden gave birth to twins.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

The actress is famous for her roles in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Garfield, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Criminal Minds, and more. Jennifer Love Hewitt is happy in her marriage and has 3 kids. She gave birth to her youngest son in 2021 at the age of 42.

Lena Headey

Perhaps Lena Headey’s most popular role was as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones. The actress also took part in famous movies like The Brothers Grimm, 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, etc. Headey is divorced now and has 2 kids. She gave birth to her youngest daughter at the age of 41.

Kirsten Dunst

The actress has been a part of many famous movie projects. Some of Kirsten Dunst’s most popular roles were in the Spider-Man trilogy, Interview with the Vampire, Mona Lisa Smile, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Marie Antoinette, and more.

The actress became a family woman not that long ago and had her first baby in 2018. Her second baby appeared in the spring of 2021 when Dunst was 39.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams has also been a part of many famous movie projects. Her starring roles were in Mean Girls and The Notebook. The actress has had several big love stories, but today, she is in a relationship with a scriptwriter, Jamie Linden. In 2018, at the age of 39, McAdams became a mother for the first time.

In 2020, the media was writing that the actress was pregnant with a second kid. However, the star prefers to keep her family away from prying eyes, so nothing is known about the alleged newborn.

Felicity Huffman

Felicity Huffman’s most famous role was Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives. The actress is happy with her personal life — she has been together with her current husband for 15 years before their marriage and 25 years after they got married. They have 2 daughters together, and the youngest one, Georgia, was born in 2002, several months before Huffman’s fortieth birthday.

Meghan Markle

Today, Meghan Markle is known as the spouse of Prince Harry. As an actress, she is most famous for her role in the Suits series. Markle has 2 kids. She gave birth to her youngest daughter, Lilibet, in June 2021, 2 months before she turned 40.

Drew Barrymore

We remember Drew Barrymore from movies such as 50 First Dates, Charlie’s Angels, Fever Pitch, and others. The actress has many love stories and had her 2 daughters in her marriage with an art consultant, Will Kopelman. The youngest daughter was born when Barrymore was 39.

Claudia Schiffer

The world-famous German fashion model has worked with countless famous brands and media outlets. For example, she appeared on covers of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue, etc. Schiffer doesn’t only dedicate herself to work, as she is also a family woman. The model has a husband and 3 kids. She gave birth to the youngest one at the age of 39.

Do you also disagree with the stereotype about the “ticking clock?” What other women inspire you not to be afraid of childbirth at any age?

 

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