They became mothers for the first time only having crossed the line at the age of forty, thereby pushing the border of their usual childbearing age and refuting the humiliating and unjust term: “old-born”.
Emma Thompson is best known to Russian audiences for her role as professor of divination, Sibyl Trelawney, at Hogwarts School, not only the British actress, awarded the Oscars, BAFTA and Emmys, she is also a screenwriter and public figure. And mother.
After another miscarriage in 1997, Thompson temporarily curtailed her career in the movie, so that, together with her husband, actor Bo Greg Wise, she would deal closely with childbirth. Two years later, with the help of IVF, the efforts were successful. In December 1999, at the age of 40, Emma gave birth to the daughter of Gaia Romilly, and commenting on the break in work, she said: “Being on my deathbed, will I regret that I missed this or that role because of my daughter? I doubt that my answer will be yes. ”
Emma became so accustomed to the role of mother that after the birth of Gaia, she did not abandon her attempts to give birth to her brother or sister, while the doctors said that, alas, she would no longer have children. “No, it will!” Said Emma with Bo Greg and adopted Tindyaev Agaba, a refugee from Rwanda, in 2003. And later they even participated on his behalf in the trial against the extradition of the teenager back to his homeland. Tindyaevu is a graduate of the University of Exeter today, and 18-year-old Gaia graduated from home school. Earlier, Gaia was forced to leave the elite school because of a rebellious character and a desire for justice. Mom, supporting the daughter in everything and attracting to all public actions (for example, activities at Greenpeace), and this was completely on her side.
Before becoming a mother for the first time, at 42, the American singer and actress Mariah Carey won several music awards (5 Grammys, including), became the author of popular songs, starred in a lot of films… And she experienced many failures when trying to get pregnant and carry the child.
Finally, in 2010, with the support of her beloved and reliable (as it seemed then) husband, also a singer, Nick Cannon, and having done another IVF, Mariah realized that half of the work was done – she was pregnant. It was not possible to hide the information for a long time, after gossiping around her health and refusal to shoot, the singer confirmed an interesting position. In recent months, Mariah has taken part in a frank photo shoot for Life & Style magazine, admitting: “I have long doubted whether to agree to participate in this photo shoot, but then decided that this is a great chance to capture the magical moment of pregnancy.” At first, the singer assured the public that she became pregnant naturally, but later, when the twins were born, she admitted to the help of doctors.
The birth of Morrocan boy Scott and daughter Monroe coincided with the third wedding anniversary of Mariah and Nick, as if becoming the key to a happy future. The couple even made repeated oaths of allegiance. But… The family broke up after three years, and the age difference – Nick is 10 years younger than his wife, was probably not the last of the reasons.
However, Mariah, after the divorce, lost her voice from grief – fortunately, for a while – does not lose heart. Firstly, she has wonderful children with whom she doesn’t part even on tours and who spends sky-high money – the twins literally live in gold and wear clothes sewn by fashion designers especially for them. Secondly, she again has a loved one. This is a beautifully built dancer from the singer’s team, Brian Tanaka. And he’s 13 years younger than Mariah.
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin are another example of a couple who could not stand the happiness of having a child. It all started so well! They met when Alec was 32 and Kim was 37. After two years of crazy love and the actor’s persuasion to legitimize the relationship, Basinger gave up, they got married. Alec did not know how to please his wife, who was distinguished by her erratic character, and gave her pets: dogs, cats, an elephant. But the spouses also did not stop working on the continuation of the family, they tried to lead a healthy lifestyle, they prepared and did not hesitate.
The actress became pregnant naturally (in any case, no one has proven otherwise) and pregnancy at this age was very difficult. Kim suffered from prolonged toxicosis, constant fears, and Alec patiently endured her frequent and violent tantrums. The tabloids did not doze and leaked impartial information to the press. In 1995, two months before the age of 42, Kim gave birth to a daughter, Ireland, by caesarean section. It was the turn of the young father to go crazy. He was constantly near his wife and daughter, and once, wanting to protect the family from unnecessary attention, he beat the paparazzi, breaking the equipment. There was a trial, Baldwin was acquitted. Kim, meanwhile, became even more unbalanced, she did not trust her daughter, completely stopped taking care of herself and quit her job for several years. And then she filed for divorce altogether. The couple fought for a daughter for a long time, reconciling only a few years later.
Ireland, who recently celebrated her 18th birthday, turned into a beautiful girl and followed in her parents’ footsteps, acting in films and participating in fashion shows. True, like her mother, Ireland is prone to hysteria and depression, from which she periodically receives treatment.
Halle Berry, the first black woman in film history to win an Oscar for her leading role, can be considered a true mother heroine. Although she has only two children, the actress gave birth to her daughter at 41 and her son at 47. 9-year-old daughter Nala (from Arabic – “honey bee”), was born from the first marriage with a fashion model Gabriel Obre, and 3-year-old son Maceo-Robert appeared in the new family Holly, where his father was actor Olivier Martinez.
Of course, a five-year union with Gabriel gave Holly a long-awaited daughter, but their separation added problems to the actress. At first, the former lovers shared their “bee” for a long time, repeatedly suing for custody of the child. And so for five years! Then, finally, the last meeting passed, at which it was decided: Nala stays with her mother, and she continues to pay Aubrey alimony in the amount of $ 16,000 a month (!) And also reimburses his expenses on lawyers. We probably don’t know something…
Despite all these sorrows and in between times, Holly married actor Olivier Martinez. By the way, he appeared on the horizon when he was an actress with Obre and even had a public fight with him once. In 2013, at 47 years old, Holly, as she claims, “completely unexpected for herself,” gives birth to a son from Olivier. Until now, the actress claims that there was no IVF, but the doctors cannot believe this, which has been repeatedly and very reasonably expressed in the media.
On March 9, 2007, Mexican-born Hollywood star Salma Hayek confirmed her relationship with French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, and also announced her pregnancy. This time was not easy for Salma, the pregnancy was difficult, the actress gained 23 kg. In the same year, at the age of 41, she safely gave birth to her daughter Valentina Paloma Pino and, almost immediately, broke up with her father.
It is rumored that the reason for this was the news of the birth, almost exactly a year ago, of the son of Pinot Ogi from supermodel Linda Evagelista. At first, the rich man disowned his offspring and denied everything, but he did not manage to hide the consequences of a 6-month relationship. Yes, and the Evangelista had something to fight for, because Pino is not just a rich, but a very rich person, one of the 100 richest people on the planet. The litigation lasted for several years until, finally, Pino admitted paternity. During this time, he reunited with Salma, they registered a marriage two years after the birth of Valentina, exactly on Valentine’s Day and happily healed together.
However, Linda Evangelista does not leave her former lover, closely following what is happening in his family, and demanding equal gifts for her son that Valentine receives. For example, something similar to the estate that the girl received from her father on her 4th birthday, and whose price, according to rumors, is $ 13,000,000. Hayek was truly right in stating: “Ten years ago, I could not give my child as much as I am ready to give now. “My daughter was lucky that she was born right now, when I am over 40.”