I Love It When You Call Me Big Papa: Celebs Who Fathered Kids Late In Life

April 9, 2013  |  

Halle Berry isn’t the only 45-plus person in Hollywood becoming a parent. More than ever before, men are fathering children later in life. Be it they are more financially stable, starting a new love relationship or finally expecting with their partner after years of trying, it seems to be the new norm. Fatherhood is about loving your child and being there for them through thick and thin, and we wonder if these 15 celebs have ever done mental calculations for milestones, you know graduation, marriage, first grandbaby etc. Only time will tell, but for now they seem to enjoy being dads instead of granddads.

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Richard Williams

Venus and Serena William’s 71 year-old dad is father to a 7-month-old baby boy he just had by his young 33 year-old wife, Lakeisha, in September.

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Matthew Knowles

Pop diva star Beyonce Knowle’s has a little half-bro named Nixon. Her dad cheated on her mom, Tina, fathering a son, at the seasoned age of 59 with Alexsandra Wright.

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 Steve Martin

At the ripe old age of 67, first time dad Steve Martin and 41 year-old wife Anne Stringfield welcomed a bright-eyed baby in December of 2012.

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Ron Isley

“Mr. Biggs” became proud papa to baby boy Ron Jr. at age 65 (back in ’06). Ron Isley divorced wife Angela Winbush and remarried Kandi from singing group JS.

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Kelsey Grammar

Actor Kelsey Grammar fathered his fifth child at age 55 with 29 year-old girlfriend Kayte Walsh.

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Alec Baldwin

At age 54, actor Alec Baldwin and yoga instructor to the stars, wife Hilaria (28), are expecting a baby girl.

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Larry King

Fretful of fatherhood at 65, grandfather of two, Larry King, caught a case of butterflies three weeks before his arrival. But he immediately warmed up to newborn baby son, Chance, once he was born.

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David Letterman

David Letterman was 56 when he became a dad to Harry. Now 65, he says about his 9 year-old boy, “Live is no longer solely about you . . . It’s about him.”

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John Travolta

After actor John Travolta, 56, and wife, 48, suffered the loss of their son, they became proud parents of baby Benjamin in 2011. Their miracle gave the family and home a renewed spirit.

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Clint Eastwood

Actor Clint Eastwood is 66 years old and father of 16-year-old daughter, Morgan, who is currently struggling to balance a life of fame as she tries to fit in at school and just be normal.

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Mel Gibson

Actor Mel Gibson, age 55, became a father for the eighth time with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, and together they had a baby girl named Lucia Anne in 2009.

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Hugh Hefner

Even though Hefner’s youngest child is 22, considering he’s 86, he was still pretty darn old to be fathering children at 64.

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Hugh Grant

In 2011, at age 50, Hugh Grant became a dad all over again to a baby girl named Tabitha. Initially, the mother was simply identified as a woman with whom he had a “fleeting affair,” but she was later identified as  a Chinese woman named Tinglan Hong.

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Patrick Demsey

McDreamy on-screen doctor, Patrick Demsey, 47, is father of three children, twin boys Darby and Sullivan, born in 2002, and girl, Talula, with wife Jillian, who was born in 2007.

 

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Michael Douglas

Actor and producer Michael Douglas is 68 years old and father to two young children – Dylan Michael and Carys Zeta, born in 2000 and 2003 — with Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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  • Zina

    Why’d they even mention Patrick Dempsey? 40 is not old to father a child.

  • Cindie

    It’s tough on the children. Parents shouldn’t be teenagers, but they shouldn’t be senior citizens, either.

  • Sagittarius81

    My father was 59 when I was born (my mom was 36). Yesterday would have been his 91st birthday (he died in 1992 when I was 10).

  • Miss D

    Clint Eastwood is 82. He had his youngest daughter at 66.

  • Shocked_Amazed

    No idea Ron Isley married the young lady from JS WHOA!!!

  • Sharon

    Madame Noire, this is no big surprise. Men have been doing this for years. Especially some of them when they go through mid life crisis. Next subject…………………..