A man’s average age at first fatherhood is 27.5. However, some males delayed fatherhood so they might savor their singlehood for a little longer. Even if there is no “right age” to become a father, these famous men are confident that they made the correct decision when they did.
Here at Bright Side, we couldn’t be happier for these 10 famous dads who have spoken publicly about the positive impact fatherhood has had on their life.
Jeff Goldblum, No. 1
Actor Emilie Livingston, a Canadian Olympic gymnast he married at age 68, said her husband had never even considered having children. The day before their wedding, she found out she was pregnant, making Goldblum a father for the first time at the age of 62. The Morning Glory star stated, “I never seriously considered it until Emilie.” I’ve moved on to a new phase of my life. I couldn’t wait to get married to her and start a family.
Actor Bruce Willis
From his first marriage to Demi Moore, the award-winning actor has three daughters. By the time he had his fourth daughter at age 57, his other three were already close to adulthood. “I’ve never been happier in my life. I have mastered the art of diaper change. When he wasn’t at work, he’d spend his time with the women in his life.
A. Baldwin, Alec
The 63-year-old actor and father of seven says it was challenging to become a father for the second time in his 50s. And I’m like, ‘You know what? He said, “I wish I had more time. The actor’s first wife was Kim Basinger, and he has a daughter from that union as well as six children with his current wife, yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.
Four, Steve Martin
Steve Martin has become a beloved actor because to his roles in numerous family-friendly films including Father of the Bride and Cheaper by the Dozen. The Oscar winner waited until he was 67 to start a family of his own. Martin thinks he made the best decision possible by becoming a father later in life. He felt his work would have suffered if he had started a family sooner.
Hugh Grant, No. 5
The Love Actually actor and lifelong Hollywood singleton was caught off guard when he learned he was going to be a dad at the age of 51. One year later, he became a father for a second time, and we can only guess how shocked he was. Grant acknowledges that starting a family was one of the best decisions he had made, and he regrets not doing so sooner. Being a parent to my young children while trapped in an old man’s body has been challenging, but well worth the effort. You must have a family. He said, “I see that now.”
Sixth, Simon Cowell
The X Factor judge became a father for the first time at the age of 53. Cowell was taken aback by the news, but is now considering having another kid. He finally admitted that he always knew he wanted to be a parent. I wouldn’t say never if the opportunity arose. Having grown up with a sibling, I can say that having multiple brothers is very nice.
Media 7: Anderson Cooper
The TV personality has his first child at age 53. Cooper and Benjamin Maisani, his long-term boyfriend, broke up, but they continue to raise their son together as co-parents. “Having a child has done something to me that I never expected: it has brought me closer to my parents’ and siblings’ pasts. Having Wyatt as a father has brought back memories he had long since forgotten, he said.
Eighth, Chris Noth
Chris Noth, like the many characters he has portrayed, stubbornly clung to his single status for quite some time. But after he met Canadian actress Tara Lynn Wilson, everything shifted. They tied the knot, and at age 54, Noth became a father for the first time. “Every day, my son gives me a reason to smile. “He takes after my silly side a little bit,” he stated.
Nine. Guy Pearce
The star of Jack Irish felt he had finally reached a stage in his life where he didn’t need children. His first child was born when he was 48 years old. Being a father to children of a different generation has given Pearce “patience and a better understanding of himself,” he added. When pressed for clarification, he added, “It’s certainly not going to be about kicking the footy in 1 year’s time, that’s for sure.”
Hill Harper, No. 10
The actor from “All Eyez on Me” planned to settle down and start a big family. At 49, he was still unmarried, but a close friend persuaded him he didn’t have to wait any longer to start a family. A few months after Harper contacted an adoption agency, he received a call about adopting a baby boy. While filming ‘All Eyez on Me,’ I took a plane to the hospital where she was having the baby, and I was present for the birth and proudly performed the ceremonial cutting of the umbilical chord. To be Pierce’s dad means the world to me, and I couldn’t be more honored.
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