When most people reach their 50s, they start thinking about the joys of becoming a grandparent. It encompasses all of the nice things about being a parent (taking them out for ice cream!) without any of the responsibilities of having to actually raise them (because that’s your children’s job now, see?). But for many celebrities, the 50s is about rewinding the clock and enjoying fatherhood again. There are many reasons for this. Here are 10 famous men who had children in their 50s and beyond.
1. David Letterman
The retired late night talk show host waited until he was 57 before he had his first child – Harry – with longtime girlfriend (and now wife) Regina Lasko. When he made his decision to retire from TV in 2015, one of the reasons he cited was an opportunity to spend more time with his son.
2. Mick Jagger
The lead singer of the Rolling Stones has been making babies for nearly 50 years, with the first being in 1970 when his then-girlfriend Marsha Hunt gave birth to their daughter Karis. Subsequently, he’s had eight children with five different women, including three since turning 50 in 1993. The most recent addition to his family is son Deveraux Octavian Basil who was born in 2016. Here’s a weird bonus fact: Jagger’s first great-granddaughter was born in 2014, meaning she’s two years older than her great uncle!
3. Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas apparently has the power of clairvoyance. According to his wife Katherine Zeta Jones, when they first met in 1999 he told her, “I want to father your children.” At 55, Douglas became a father for the second time with the birth of Dylan Michael in 2000. They also have a daughter, Carys Zeta, who was born in 2003.
4. Jeff Goldblum
While many of the celebrities who made this list were merely adding to their family, Jeff Goldblum didn’t have his first child – son Charlie Ocean – until he was 62. He and his wife Emilie Livingston have since had a second son, River Joe.