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.