Shakira announced that she is expecting her first child withFC Barcelona star Gerard Pique. At 35, Shakira is one of many stars who is waiting til she’s over 35 to have kids. In fact, 1 out of every 5 newborn babies these days has a Mom who’s over 35. Shakira’s definitely not the first to put off having babies til her mid-30s or even 40s. Here’s a look at some of the most famous women who’ve given birth over age 35.
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Halle Berry, 41
Halle Berry and now ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey welcomed daughter Nahla Aubry into the world in 2008 when Halle was 41!
Salma Hayek, 40
Salma Hayek became a first-time mom at age 40, after she found out she was expecting daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault with fiancé François Henri Pinault.
Selma Blair, 39
Actress Selma Blair gave birth to son Arthur Saint Bleick when she was one year shy of 40!
Nicole Kidman, 40
Despite not having biological children with first husband Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman found out she was pregnant with her daughter when she and husband Keith Urban were both 40 years old.
Victoria Beckham, 36
She may have already had 3 boys, but Victoria Beckham was apparently determined to have a girl! The pop star turned fashion designer gave birth to Harper Seven when she was 36.
Susan Sarandon, 42 & 45
Susan Sarandon gave birth to both her kids in her 40s! She had son Jack Henry at 42 and son Miles Guthrie at 45.
Marcia Cross, 44
Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross gave birth to twin girls Eden and Savannah when she was 44.
Kelly Preston, 48
After her 16-year-old son died of a seizure, Kelly discovered she was pregnant with another child with husband John Travolta. She gave birth to baby boy Ben when she was 48.
Penelope Cruz, 36
Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem welcomed their first child, son Leo, into the world when Penelope was 36.
Alyssa Milano, 38
The Charmed alum was 38 when she gave birth to son with husband David when she was 38!
Christina Applegate, 39
After surviving breast cancer and getting a double mastectomy, Christina Applegate gave birth to daughter Sadie Grace when Christina was almost 40!
Jennifer Connelly, 40
Jennifer Connelly gave birth to her third child, daughter Agnes Lark, after she hit the big “4 O.”
Brooke Shields, 40 & 42
Although Brooke and her husband Chris Henchy struggled with infertility, she finally gave birth a daughter at 40 and another daughter at 42.
Geena Davis, 47
Geena welcomed twins Kian William and Kaiis Steven into the world in 2004 when she was 47.
Holly Hunter, 47
Holly Hunter gave birth to twin boys with British actor Gordon MacDonald when she was 47.
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