Famous Older Dads: Stars Who Had Kids Later In life
Whether they were a late bloomer or simply expanding their brood, growing a few grey hairs didn't stop these celebrities from becoming fathers! Check out our pick of famous older dads.
1. Billy Joel - 65
Billy Joel is set to become a father at the age of 65 as it's been announced his girlfriend Alexis Roderick is pregnant. The Huffington Post reports the baby is due this summer and reps claim the couple, who have been dating since 2009, are opting "to keep any further details of her pregnancy under wraps until their new addition makes an official debut." The 'Uptown Girl' crooner is already father to Alexa Ray, 29, his daughter with ex-wife Christie Brinkley.
2. Simon Cowell -53
It's safe to say that both the world and Simon were shocked when news broke that he was expecting his first child at 53 years old. The unashamed bachelor had become known for a string of romances, but since the arrival of 12-month-old Eric, the media mogul has settled happily into family life with partner Lauren Silverman. Speaking of his desire to have a second child, Simon told Heat: "I wouldn't rule anything out right now. Eric's been adorable, so maybe."
3. Hugh Grant - 52
Even Hugh Grant couldn't hold onto his bachelorhood for too long. The 'Notting hill' star became a father for the first time to daughter Tabitha at 51, before having his son Felix the following year with on/off girlfriend Tinglan Hong. Gushing about his kids on the Ellen Degeneres Show, Grant said: " It changes your life. Now that I have a child, it is life changing. I recommend it. Get some!” Picture: Rex
4. Sir Elton John - 66
It wasn't until Elton John turned 66 that he became a father for the first time. The 'Candle in the Wind' hit maker and husband David Furnish used a surrogate mother to help them start a family, and they welcomed three-year-old Zachary in 2011 before becoming parents for a second time round to Elijah in 2013. In fact, Elton loves family life so much he said he "regrets it a little bit not starting sooner". Picture: Getty
5. Mick Jagger - 56
Legendary Rollingstones front-man Mick Jagger was 56 when he fathered son Lucas following a fleeting relationship with a woman back in 1999. Lucas, who is now 15 years old, is the spitting image of his rock 'n' roll dad and joins Jagger's other six children.
6. Kelsey Grammer - 58
'Fraiser' star Kelsey Grammar shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon, as he welcomed his sixth child last year at the age of 58. The gorgeous baby boy, named Kelsey Gabriel, is his second child with wife Katye in two years after welcoming their daughter Faith in 2012. The actor is also father to Jude, 9, Mason, 12, Greer, 22, and Spencer, 30 from previous relationships. Picture: WENN
7. Michael Douglas - 58
Michael Douglas already had two year-old son Dylan (who is now 13) when he welcomed his second child Carys, 11, with Catherine Zeta-Jones at 58. The 'Fatal Attraction' star is also father to Cameron, 36, his son from his previous relationship with Diandra Luka.