Halle Berry surprised quite a few people, and evidently, even herself when she announced to the world last year that she was expecting her second child at the age of 46. She gave birth to cutie patootie Maceo Martinez after turning 47, and she still can’t believe how blessed she is to not only have another child, but to be married again, to hubby Olivier Martinez:
“Two things that I swore I would never ever do again in life,” the actress told Ellen DeGeneres during the taping of a recent episode (which is airing today). “I didn’t think it was possible to have another baby. And I thought for sure that I had a need to never get married again.”
But Berry says that she has her daughter, Nahla Aubry, to thank for this, because the 6-year-old consistently prayed for a sibling.
“She prayed and prayed for him for like a year and a half…for a baby and a bunk bed. She got both of those things. He’s like one of her dollies that came to life. You know and all she wants to do is change his clothes. Like she’ll purposely like throw something on his shirt and say, ‘Oh mommy, he’s got to change his shirt. He has a mess on him!’ She just likes to change his clothes, change his diapers. She’s a good helper.
I didn’t think it was possible at my age, honestly. They call it a geriatric pregnancy. I mean, that was heartbreaking.
And I was really kinda premenopausal, so to have this happen was a huge–only her prayers could have done this.”