This week Halle Berry happily confirmed that she is expecting her second baby. No-one was more shocked than the actress, who at 46 confessed she thought she was "past the point" of having another child.
"This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth", the delighted star said.
Halle is by no means the only celebrity embracing motherhood later on in life. Madonna, Uma Thurman, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Julianne Moore have all welcomed children in their 40s.
In celebration of Halle's joyful news, HELLO! Online presents a gallery of celebrity mums over the age of 40.
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