Oldest Celebrity Dads
One of nature’s little jokes on humanity is that while women’s fertility years are limited, men’s generally aren’t. And since older celebrity guys often have much younger girlfriends and wives, that means lots of famous men become fathers at an age when most men would otherwise be grandfathers. Here are some of the best-known.
Between 1970 and 2000, the Rolling Stones frontman had seven kids with four women. The youngest child, son Lucas, was born in 1999 when Mick was 56.
The legendary rocker-turned-crooner’s third wife, model Penny Lancaster, had his eighth child a month after he turned 61 in 2011.
Paul’s marriage to Heather Mills ended very badly, but in 2003, it did produce one good thing: his fifth child. He was 61 at the time.
Clint’s only been married twice, but he has seven children by five women — the most recent, daughter Morgan, was born to second wife Dina in 1996 when he was 66 years old.
The now 87-year-old Playboy founder has four children. The youngest, son Cooper, was born in 1991 when Hugh was 66 — making Cooper just a few years younger than his dad’s current wife.
Martin — a multi-talented comedian, author, actor and musician — has a long resume, but only added “father” to his personal bio in December of 2012 when he became a first-time dad at the age of 67.
The late operatic tenor was 68 when his second wife gave birth to his fourth daughter in 2003. He passed away four years later.
Robert De Niro
De Niro was 68 in 2011 when he and second wife Grace Hightower used a surrogate to have daughter Helen Grace.
The silent film icon had 12 children, eight of them with fourth wife Oona (who was almost four decades his junior). The youngest, son Christopher, was born in 1962 when Chaplin was 73 years old.