Janet Jackson and 17 other celebrities who gave birth later in life

Janet Jackson

50-year-old Jackson welcomed Eissa Al Mana yesterday [Photo: Getty]

Brooke Shields

Shields gave birth to her second daughter, Grier Hammond Henchy, aged 40 [Photo: Getty]

Celine Dion

Dion gave birth to her twins aged 42 [Photo: Getty]

Eva Mendes

Mendes gave birth to her second child Amada Lee aged 42 [Photo: Getty]

Geena Davis

Davis had her twins, Kian William Jarrahy and Kaiis Steven Jarrahy, aged 48 [Photo: Getty]

Geri Halliwell

44-year-old Halliwell announced her pregnancy in October last year [Photo: Getty]

Gwen Stefani

Stefani welcomed her third son Apollo Bowie Flynn when she was 44 [Photo: Getty]

Halle Berry

Berry gave birth to her ‘miracle’ son Maceo aged 47 [Photo: Getty]

Kelly Preston

Preston gave birth to baby Benjamin when she was 48 [Photo: Getty]

Kim Basinger

Basinger welcomed baby Ireland into the world aged 41 [Photo: Getty]


Madonna’s son Rocco arrived when the singer was 41 [Photo: Getty]

Mariah Carey

Carey gave birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe aged 42 [Photo: Getty]

Meryl Streep

Streep’s daughter Louisa was born when she was 41 [Photo: Getty]

Nicole Kidman

Kidman gave birth to Sunday Rose aged 41 [Photo: Getty]

Rachel Zoe

Zoe’s son Kaius Jagger arrived when she was 42 [Photo: Getty]

Salma Hayek

Hayek gave birth to her first child, Valentina Paloma, at age 41 [Photo: Getty]

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon’s son Miles was born when she was 45 [Photo: Getty]

Tina Fey

Fey gave birth to her second daughter Penelope aged 41 [Photo: Getty]

Janet Jackson has given birth to her first child at the age of 50, whom she called Eissa Al Mana.

A statement said that her and her husband Wissam Al Mana were “thrilled” to welcome him to the world – and, according to the BBC, that “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably”.

Due to her age, Jackson’s delivery has raised that hotly-debated parenting topic once again: Are you ever too old to become a mum?

But she’s far from the only celebrity to welcome a little one to the world beyond the typical years to do so.

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