Jaws hit the ground when word spread that 46-year-old Halle Berry is pregnant for a second time. Society tells us that the younger you are, the healthier the baby. However, in a recent interview, Berry challenged those opinions when asked about becoming a mother at such a mature age. “I’m a much better mother at 46 or 41 when I had her, then I would be at 25,” she said. “At that age, I was just a little baby just trying to figure it out, trying to figure out who I was, let alone having the responsibility of trying to help another little soul develop and grow. I’m so glad I waited.”
Berry isn’t the only one to follow the “baby over 40” trend. Check out some of our favorite Hollywood mommies that waited a little longer.
You don’t get more classic than Nia Long. A star of our favorite 1990’s films, her star is still shining into the new millenium. Fans were overjoyed when the 41-year-old actress gave birth to a baby boy with her basketball beau Ime Udoka.
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This resident Hollywood bombshell went from singledom to matrimony in 2009 when she married French billionaire Francois Henri Pinault. Two years prior, they welcomed a bouncing baby girl, Valentina, into the world. Salma was 41 years old at the time.
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Mrs. Cannon always does it big. Whether it’s her curve-hugging gowns or soaring ballads, this diva knows how to make an entrance. So it was no surprise when she gave birth to not one but two of “dem babies” in 2011 at the age of 42.
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This funny girl managed to produce and star in TV smash 30 Rock while carrying her second child. At age 41, the SNL alum gave birth to a baby girl with her composer hubby Jeff Richmond in 2011.
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Her heart isn’t the only thing that went on. Two years ago, a 42-year old Celine gave birth to twin boys, proving that fertility is just as lasting as love.