“I can kick, stretch, and kick — I’m 50!” Molly Shannon’s popular SNL character Sally O’Malley proudly proclaimed. Fifty, it has been observed, is the new 30. While once it was uncommon, today there are more and more women getting pregnant and delivering healthy babies at 50 years old. And for celebrities, who have the money for the best health care possible, it’s become something of a trend (for more trendiness, take a look at how many sets of twins are involved in this list). Here’s a list of ten celebrities who gave birth in or near their 50th year.
Acclaimed singer Janet Jackson married Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana in 2012; it was her third marriage. Jackson stunned the world when in 2016 she announced, at the age of 50, she was expecting her first child. The couple’s son Eissa was born in January of 2017, when Jackson was almost 51 years old. Sadly, by April the couple separated and are currently pursuing a divorce.
The actress, whose first role was in “Annie Hall” but is more famous for being in all of the “National Lampoon’s Vacation” films — and also starred as Patsy Cline in the Sissy Spacek vehicle “Coal Miner’s Daughter”— gave birth to her first children, twins Anton and Olivia, just shy of her 50th birthday in 2001. Unfortunately, she separated from her longtime partner Al Pacino the following year. See “Celebs Over 60 Who Became Dads” for more on that one.