Jeff Goldblum did it at age 60 and John Stamos at age 54 — became first time dads at a very mature stage of their respective lives.
In the starting over in the parenting pool club is Mick Jagger who became a dad again to a newborn at 73 and Mel Gibson who welcomed a baby at age 60 and now 68-year old Richard Gere is set to jump into the fray and will become senior dad to a newborn when his new 34-year old wife Alejandra Silva delivers their first child together.
The couple started dating in 2014 and wed earlier this year in a private civil ceremony.
Goldblum and his then 34-year old dancer wife Emilie Livinston welcomed their second child last year, the same year that Jagger and his then 29-year old ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick , around the same time 60-year old Mel Gibson announced that he is expecting a baby with his 26-year old girlfriend Rosalind Ross and after another Stones bandmate 68-year old Ronnie Wood and his 38-year old wife Sally welcomed twins in May 2016.
This will be Gere’s second child. He and ex-wife Carey Lowell share an 18-year-old son together. Silva has a 5-year-old son from her previous marriage. This is Gere’s third marriage.
At a time when people are giving 47 year old singer-actress Jennifer Lopez a hard time for dating 30-year old rapper Drake, you have male celebrities in their 60s to 70s having babies with women in their 30s and no one bats an eye.
The latest in this latter genre is Independence Day: Resurgence star Jeff Goldblum who is 64 and expecting a second child with his 34-year old dancer wife Emilie Livinston.
She announced the news on her Instagram:
“Round and round we go! I’m 15 weeks pregnant in this shot and I’m SO excited for our newest addition to the Goldblum family, arriving early April!!! #growingfamily #love.”
The newborn will join the couple’s 18-month old son Charlie Ocean.
Goldblum and Livingston – who were wed in Nov. 2014 – welcomed their first child on July 4, 2015.
The Jurassic Park franchise star is next set to appear on screens in Marvel’s highly-anticipated sequel Thor: Ragnarok, alongside a stellar cast including Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Tessa Thompson.
Mick Jagger also recently welcomed a baby with a ballet dancer as well, his 29-year old girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, about a month ago. It was around the same time that 60-year old Mel Gibson announced that he is expecting a baby with his 26-year old girlfriend Rosalind Ross and after another Stones bandmate 68-year old Ronnie Wood and his 38-year old wife Sally welcomed twins in May 2016.
But J-Lo is wrong for dating younger? Ok. Yeah. Hello double-standard.
Congratulations to 73-year old Rolling Stone founding band member Mick Jagger on the birth of his 8th child with his ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.
“Melanie Hamrick and Mick Jagger’s son was born today in New York and they are both delighted,” a rep for Jagger told New York Post‘s society column “Page Six” on December 8. “Mick was at the hospital for the arrival.”
The rep added that both Hamrick, who is more than 40 years Jagger’s junior, and the baby are “doing well,” and noted, “We request that the media respect their privacy at this time.”
The couple started dating in 2014 after Jagger’s partner of 13 years L’Wren Scott committed suicide in 2014.
Jagger is also a grandfather. He shares children with exes Marsha Hunt, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall and Luciana Gimenez Morad.
His children, Georgia, James, Jade, Elizabeth, Lucas, Karis and Gabriel, range in age from 17 to 45. The baby has a 45-year old half sibling in Kari! Wowza!
Jagger is also a granddad to five children and became a great-granddad in May 2014, when his granddaughter Assisi, daughter of Jade Jagger, gave birth to a baby girl.
h/t Page Six
If 73-year old Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger can be expecting a child (his 8th) with is pregnant ballerina girlfriend, why can’t 60-year actor Mel Gibson be awaiting the birth of a child with his 26-year old girlfriend of two years, Rosalind Ross?
It’s not like anyone would be grilling them and giving them the second degree…as they do, hmmmm, let’s say a 50-year old celebrity woman who selects to have a baby at a later stage in life? (sarcasm)
Mel Gibson and Rosalind Ross attend a charity event in Beverly Hills. – Getty
Gibson and Ross hit up the World Poker Tournament’s Four Kings and an Ace charity event in Beverly Hills on Friday night, Daily Mail reports.
Ross and Gibson’s child will be his 9th.
Speaking of Melanie, she looked very well about 7 weeks ago after posting a photo of herself on a beach on her Instagram page. I couldn’t help but get disgusted by the old arse surfer boy who commented about how her pregnancy was making her look fat! Ugh! I dislike people sometimes.