Al Pacino Joins Robert De Niro and These 10 Celebs Who Had Babies Really Late in Life

Actor Al Pacino recently raised eyebrows when he announced that he was expecting baby number four with 29-year-old girlfriend Noor

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LOS ANGELES - APR 28: Robert De Niro at the CinemaCon 2022 Big Screen Achievement Awards Red Carpet at Caesars Palace on April 28, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV Newscom/[Photo via Mega Agency]

Actor Al Pacino recently raised eyebrows when he announced that he was expecting baby number four with 29-year-old girlfriend Noor Alfallah. Pacino is 83 years old. The announcement sparked a conversation around fatherhood and having babies later in life.

But although Pacino’s announcement made waves, he’s not the only celeb who decided to father a child well past retirement age. In fact, he joins a long line of esteemed celebrities who became fathers (most not for the first time) in their 60s and 70s.

Let’s dive into the fascinating world of Hollywood’s late bloomers and explore the 10 celebrities who have welcomed children later in life.

Mick Jagger (Age: 73):

Mick Jagger
The legendary Rolling Stones frontman proved that age is just a number when he became a father for the eighth time at the age of 73. Mick Jagger welcomed a son, Devereaux, with his then 29-year-old girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, in 2016.

Clint Eastwood (Age: 66-72):

Clint Eastwood
Renowned actor and director Clint Eastwood became a proud father not once, but twice, in his 60s and 70s. At the age of 66, he welcomed daughter Morgan with his then-wife, Dina Ruiz. A decade later, at the age of 72, Eastwood had another daughter, named Francesca, with his then-girlfriend, Frances Fisher.

Paul McCartney (age 61):

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney was 61 when he had his fifth child, daughter Beatrice.  McCartney welcomed Beatrice with now-ex-wife Heather Mills, who was 35 at the time.

Richard Gere (Age: 69-70):

Richard Gere
Hollywood heartthrob Richard Gere joined the list of celebrities who became fathers in their 70s. At the age of 69, Gere and his then-wife, Carey Lowell, had their son, Homer James Jigme. In 2020, Gere and his wife, Alejandra Silva, welcomed their second child together, a son named Alexander, when Gere was 70.

Ronnie Wood (Age: 69-68):

Ronnie Wood
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood became a father twice in his late 60s. At the age of 69, Wood and his wife, Sally Humphreys, welcomed their twin daughters, Gracie Jane and Alice Rose, in 2016. The rock icon continues to rock the stage and the world of fatherhood with equal zest.

Robert De Niro (Age: 79):

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro recently made headlines when he welcomed his seventh baby at age 79. This is De Niro’s first baby with girlfriend Tiffany Chen (45). De Niro reacted to news of Pacino’s impending bundle of joy by saying, “He’s a few years older than me, God bless him. Very happy for him.”

Charlie Chaplin (Age: 73-77):

Charlie Chaplin
Although he died in 1977, comedy and film trailblazer Charlie Chaplin left a lasting legacy both on screen and in his personal life. At the age of 73, Chaplin fathered his eleventh child, Christopher, with his wife, Oona O’Neill. Chaplin lived to see Christopher turn 15.

Larry King (Age: 65-66):

Larry King
The late talk show host, Larry King, was known for his distinctive voice and interviewing skills. In his mid-60s, King became a father for the fifth and sixth time. He and his wife, Shawn Southwick, welcomed their sons, Chance and Cannon, into the world when he was 65 and 66, respectively.

Hugh Hefner (Age: 65-66):

Hugh Hefner
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner led a life filled with luxury, glamour, and beautiful women – and no small amount of controversy. In his mid-60s, Hefner fathered two sons, Marston and Cooper, with his second wife, Kimberley Conrad. These boys inherited their father’s charismatic charm and undoubtedly grew up in an unusual environment.

Elton John (Age: 64-66):

Elton John
Elton John seemed to be blazing a child free path through the skies. But the legendary rocker changed his tune when he and husband David Furnish welcomed their first baby in 2011.  In his early 60s at the time, John and his husband Furnish welcomed their two sons, Zachary and Elijah, into their lives.