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Celeb Moms Who Had Kids After 40

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14. Diane Keaton
In 1996, at age 50, Diane Keaton adopted her first kid, a daughter named Dexter. Five years later, at 55, she welcomed a son to her family, adopting her son Duke.

To Keaton, her decision was almost funny because she always thought herself to be against late parenting. "I remember when I was about 40, somebody told me about someone who adopted a baby at 50 and I remember saying, ‘Well that’s just ridiculous!’ I feel like that was a lesson in itself. Don’t judge... just don’t judge."

And she doesn't regret her decision. “Adopting my son and daughter late in life – and single – had a transformative effect on me,” she explained. “I’m not doing what seems to be the normal route of being 71. I have a 16-year-old son and a 21-year-old daughter. They’re still forming in some way, so you have to stay really interested and energetic and open to new thoughts and ideas all the time because of them."