The celebrity dads proving age is no barrier

16 celebrity dads over 50!
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Comedic actor, Eddie Murphy welcomed his tenth child at age 57 in late 2018. He and long-time partner, Perth born actress, Paige Butcher announced the birth of their second child together, Max Charles Murphy in early December.

Little Max is the 10th child for the Beverly Hills Cop actor, and the second child for the 39-year-old Butcher. The couple also share a two-year-old daughter, Izzy Oona.

And Eddie Murphy is not the only celebrity father proving that age is no barrier. There’s a whole host of stars ready to take on fatherhood later in life …

Australian actor, Butcher, 39 – who appeared in 2003’s Something’s Gotta Give and 2006’s Big Momma’s House 2 – and Murphy began dating in 2012., and while Butcher was child-free, Murphy had a liiiiiittle bit more baggage.

His daddy roll call includes Bria, 28, Shayne, 23, Zola, 18, Bella, 16,and brother Miles, 25, who come from Murphy’s previous relationship with Nicole Mitchell Murphy. Then there’s Eric, 29, from Murphy’s ex Paulette McNeely and Christian, 27, with Tamara Hood. Oh, and of course, there’s Angel, 11, who Eddie shares with Spice Girl Melanie “Mel B” Brown.

As for becoming a dad later in life, Murphy joins an elite group of silver foxes at the nappy-change station.

WATCH: Celebrity dads with their adorable kids. Gallery begins after video …

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More celebrity dads after 50 …

Guy Pearce

Former Neighbours star Guy Pearce had made a habit of stating in interviews that he had no desire to be father. However, at 48 and just one year after splitting from his wife of 18 years, Kate Mestitz, Guy and his new partner, Game of Thrones star, Carice van Houten welcomed a baby boy named Monte. Image: Instagram/CariceVanHouten.

John Stamos

In April this year, 54-year-old John Stamos became a father for the first time when he welcomed a son, Billy with wife Caitlin McHugh. The Full House actor took to social media to share the news, writing: “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son. Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father),” Image: Instagram/JohnStamos.

Mick Jagger

Almost two years ago 75-year-old Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger welcomed Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger, with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick. Deveraux is Jagger’s eighth child from five different partners, beginning with Karis, born to actress Marsha Hunt in 1970. He subsequently had daughter Jade with first wife Bianca Jagger, and children Lizzy, James, Georgia May and Gabriel with model and actress Jerry Hall. Image: Getty.

Simon Cowell

America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, famed for his cold harsh judging persona, apparently turned into a supersoft marshmallow when at the age of 54 he became a dad for the first time when he and partner, Lauren Silverman welcomed a son Eric in 2014. Image: Instagram/SimonCowell.

George Clooney

Oscar winner, George Clooney celebrated his 56th birthday just one month before becoming a dad for the very first time. George welcomed twins Ella and Alexender with wife Amal Clooney in 2017. Image: Getty.

Chris Noth

Sex and the City star, Chris Noth was 53 when he became a dad for the first time when he and partner Tara Lynn Wilson welcomed a son, Orion in 2008. He claims he simply wasn’t ready before that. Image: Instagram/ChrisNothOfficial.

Elton John

Iconic singer-songwriter Elton John was 63 before he became a father for the first time. He and now-husband David Furnish welcomed their first son, Zachary, via surrogate in 2010, followed three years later by a second son, Elijah. Image: Getty.

Bruce Willis

Die Hard actor, Bruce willis became a dad for the fifth time at age 60 when he and wife Emma Heming welcomed baby girl, Evelyn Penn in May 2014. The pair also have a daughter Mabel Ray, and Bruce has daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah with ex-wife Demi Moore. Image: Getty.

Hugh Grant

Love Actually star Hugh Grant might have waited until he was 51 before starting his family, but apparently he loves it as he’s now 57 and a father of five! He and his wife, Anna Eberstein apparently became parents again in March this year. The couple welcomed their son, John Mungo Grant, in September 2012 and a daughter — whose name has not been publicly released — in December 2016. Hugh is additionally a father to a six-year-old daughter, Tabitha Grant, and a five-year-old son, Felix Chang Hong Grant, from a previous relationship with Tinglan Hong. Image: Getty.

Grant Kenny

After secretly dating radio star Fifi Box in 2012 rumours abounded when shortly after their break-up Fifi announced she was pregnant. With a whole lot of secrecy around who the father was, it soon became clear that Grant was to be a new dad at age 50. Grant has three older children, Jamie, 28, Morgan, 25 and Jett, 21, with former wife Lisa Curry. Speaking to Woman’s Day in 2014 about life as a new dad, Grant said: “I’m very happy.” Image: Instagram/FifiBox.

Robert Deniro

Hollywood superstar, Robert Deniro became a father for the sixth time in 2011 when he and wife Grace Hightower welcomed daughter Helen Grace via surrogate. Deniro has daughter Drena and son Raphael with first wife, Diahnne Abbott. Twins Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrik with Toukie Smith folwed in 1995 before he and Grace had a son Elliot in 1998. Image: Getty.

Jeff Goldblum

Jurassic World star, Jeff Goldblum became a father at 62 when he and wife Emilie Livingston welcomed a son Charlie Ocean in 2015. The pair then went on to have another son, River Joe in 2017. Image: Getty.

Paul Hogan

Paul Hogan, now 78 became a dad to his youngest son Chance at age 59 with then wife, Crocodile Dundee co-star Linda Kozlowski . Already a dad to five grown children from his first marriage to Noelene Edwards, Chance makes six for the Aussie icon. Image: Getty.

Bryan Adams

Summer of ’69 singer, Bryan Adams was 51 when he became a father for the first time to daughter Mirabella Bunny in 2011 with partner Alicia Grimaldi. The pair then welcomed Lula Roasylea in 2013.

Alec Baldwin

60-year-old actor, Alec Baldwin became a father for the sixth time in May this year when he and his wife Hilaria Baldwin welcomed a new son, Romeo Alejandro David Baldwin to the world. The pair also share Leonardo Ángel Charles, 20 months, Rafael Thomas, 2½, and Carmen Gabriela, 4½. Alec is also dad to 22-year-old daughter Ireland Baldwin, from his previous marriage to actress Kim Basinger. Image: Instagram/HilariaBaldwnin.

Steve Martin

At 67, Hollywood actor Steve Martin became a father for the very first time, when he welcomed his baby girl, with wife Anne Stringfield in 2013. Image: Getty.

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