Published On: Apr 16 2013 11:51:53 PM CDTUpdated On: Sep 26 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT
Janet Jackson confirmed to People magazine on Wednesday that she is expecting her first child at the age of 50. With her pregnancy, the superstar joins a growing number of celebrities who are giving birth later in life. Join us for a look at which stars have given birth after the age of 40.
Alanis Morissette, 42, announced in February 2016 that she is expecting her second child with husband Mario Treadway.
Oscar-winner Halle Berry gave birth to her first son, Maceo-Robert Martinez, on Oct. 5, 2013, at the age of 47. Maceo-Robert is Berry's first child with her third husband, French actor Olivier Martinez (pictured). She also has a daughter, Nahla Ariela, born in March 2008 when Berry was 41, from her previous relationship with model Gabriel Aubry.
Nicole Kidman, already the mother to children Connor and Isabella, whom she adopted with ex-husband Tom Cruise, gave birth to her first biological child, daughter Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, with husband Keith Urban in July 2008 at age 41. In 2010, the couple had their second daughter, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, via surrogacy.
Mariah Carey gave birth to twins, daughter Monroe and son Moroccan, in April 2011 at age 41.
Kelly Preston gave birth to a son, Benjamin Hunter Kaleo, at age 48 in November 2010. The child was the third for her and husband John Travolta, and came about two years after the seizure death of their son Jett.
Tina Fey was 41 when she gave birth to her second child, daughter Penelope Athena Richmond, in August 2011.
Julianna Margulies was 41 when she gave birth to son Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal in January 2008.
Jennifer Connelly was 40 when she gave birth to her third child, daughter Agnes Lark Bettany, in June 2011.
After six in-vitro fertilization treatments, Celine Dion gave birth to twins Eddy and Nelson in October 2010 at the age of 42. The boys were her second and third child with her husband, René Angélil.
Pop star Madonna had her first biological child, daughter Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, at age 38 in October 1996, but was 41 when she gave birth to son Rocco Ritchie with then-boyfriend Guy Ritchie on Aug. 11, 2000.
Geena Davis gave birth to daughter Alizeh Keshvar on April 10, 2002, at age 46. She added twin sons, Kian William and Kaiis Steven, on May 6, 2004, at age 48.
Brooke Shields gave birth to her second daughter, Grier Hammond, on April 18, 2006, at age 40.
After giving birth to daughter Eva Amurri at age 38 in 1985, Susan Sarandon had son Jack Henry in 1989 when she was 42 and her second son, Miles Guthrie, in 1992 just before her 46th birthday.
Supermodel Iman gave birth to her first daughter, Zulekha Haywood, in 1978 when she was just 23. Twenty two years later, Iman and her third husband, rocker David Bowie, had a baby girl, Alexandria Zahra Jones, born Aug. 15, 2000, when she was age 45.
Meryl Streep gave birth to her fourth child, Louisa Jacobson Gummer, with her husband, sculptor Don Gummer, on June 12, 1991, when she was age 42.
Salma Hayek gave birth to her first child, Valentina Paloma, at age 41, in September 2007 with her then-fiance, French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault. The couple later married in April 2009.
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty married in 1992 and have four children together, Kathlyn, Benjamin, Isabel and Ella. Bening gave birth to the couple's youngest, Ella, on April 8, 2000, when she was 41.
Uma Thurman became a mom for the third time at age 42 in July 2012 when she welcomed a daughter, Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson, with financier Arpad Busson.
Holly Hunter gave birth to twin boys in January 2006 at the age of 47. Hunter does not speak publicly about her children and the boys' names have never been released to the media.
Emma Thompson tried for several years to have a baby with fellow actor Greg Wise before in-vitro fertilization led to the birth of her daughter Gaia Romilly in December 1999, when the British actress was 40.
Helen Hunt gave birth to her first child, Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan, in May 2004, with boyfriend Matthew Carnahan, at age 40.
Julianne Moore gave birth to her second child, daughter Liv Helen, in April 2002 at age 41.
Marcia Cross gave birth to fraternal twins, Eden and Savannah, at age 44, with husband Tom Mahoney in February 2007.
Already the mother of two by the time she reached 40, Jane Seymour underwent fertility treatments after a divorce in the early 1990s in order to have children with her fourth husband, director James Keach. The couple welcomed twins Johnny Stacy and Kristopher Steven in 1995 when Seymour was 44.
Helena Bonham Carter was 41 when she gave birth to her and Tim Burton's second child, daughter Nell Burton, on Dec. 15, 2007.
Nearly six years after having her first child, daughter Mathilda Ereni, Brat Packer Molly Ringwald gave birth to twins, Adele Georgiana and Roman Stylianos, in July 2009 at age 41.
Mary Stuart Masterson gave birth to her first child, a son, in October 2009 at age 43, with her third husband, fellow actor Jeremy Davidson. The couple then welcomed twins in August 2011 and another child in October 2012, when Masterson was 45 and 46, respectively.
Jane Krakowski had her first child, son Bennett Robert Godley, in April 2011 at age 42.
Marcia Gay Harden had three children, daughter Eulala and twins Julitta and Hudson, with ex-husband Thaddaeus Scheel. Harden gave birth to the twins on April 22, 2004, when she was 44.
Mimi Rogers had her first child, daughter Lucy Julia Ciaffa, at the age of 39 on Nov. 20, 1995, with boyfriend Chris Ciaffa. The couple, who eventually married in 2003, had a second child, son Charles Ciaffa, on July 30, 2001, when Rogers was 45.
Model and actress Jerry Hall has four children with Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. The youngest of them, son Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger, was born in 1997, when Hall was 41.
Italian actress Monica Bellucci gave birth to her second child, daughter Leonie, at the age of 45 in May 2010.
"Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek gave birth to her youngest child, a daughter named Mary Louisa, in November 2002 at the age of 46. Kaczmarek also has two older children with ex-husband Bradley Whitford.
Beverly D'Angelo, then 49, and Al Pacino welcomed twins Anton James and Olivia Rose on Jan. 25, 2001. The couple split two years later.
Christie Brinkley welcomed her youngest child, Sailor Lee Brinkley Cook, on July 2, 1998, at the age of 44. The model also has two other children, including a daughter, Alexa Ray, with singer Billy Joel.
Mariska Hargitay was 42 when she gave birth to son August Miklos Friedrich Hermann by an emergency caesarean section on June 28, 2006. The baby was the first for her and her husband, fellow "Law & Order: SVU" star Peter Hermann.
Mira Sorvino and husband Christopher Backus already had two children when she delivered her son, Holden Paul Terry, in June 2009 at age 41. The couple then added a fourth child, daughter Lucia, in May 2012 when Sorvino was 44.
Jennifer Beals was 41 when she gave birth to a baby girl on Oct. 18, 2005. She and her husband, Canadian businessman Ken Dixon, decided to keep their daughter's name private.
Actress and dancer Nia Long gave birth to her second child, son Kez Sunday Udoka, on Nov. 7, 2011, at age 41.