Wendy Rush

We’ve been hearing about it more and more in Hollywood. Really old celebrity dads. Specifically the ones who were so old when their kids were born that they could have been the child’s grandpa. Or even great-grandpa.

Some celebrity dads are well into their 70s or 80s when they announce they’re expecting. And some of these men actually have grandkids older than their kids. More and more we are seeing older men in the movie and music scene having children with much younger partners.

And while men don’t get quite the same scrutiny about parenting at an older age than women, there are just as many risks that comes with it. According to WebMD, there are all kinds of risks to not only the baby, but the mother, when a man conceives at a later age.

Medical Risks That Old Celebrity Dads Are Taking

Statistics show that when a man conceives after 50, the baby has a higher risk of both genetic disorders and mental health issues. This is due to an increase likelihood of mutations in the sperm. Additionally, a baby conceived by an older man is more likely to be premature. In fact, there’s a 14% chance of a baby being born early if its father is over 45. And a 28 percent chance if dad is over 50, according to WebMD.

But that wasn’t the most surprising risk. The mother’s health can also be compromised if she carries the baby of an older man. Specifically, she has an increased risk of having gestational diabetes during her pregnancy. Who knew?

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In addition to health risks, having a baby at an older age can come with financial strains older parents aren’t prepared for. Planning for retirement and paying for a kid at the same time can be frustrating. Of course, when you’re a rich and famous man in Hollywood, that’s not usually a concern.

9 Celebrity Dads Who Were Really Old When They Had A Kid

Here’s a list of our favorite celebrity men who became dads at a much older old age than usual.

  • Robert Deniro

    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Robert De Niro attends the "Killers Of The Flower Moon" photocall at the 76th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2023 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

    Robert Deniro announced the birth of his seventh child in May of 2023, when he was 79 years old. His oldest child, Drena, is 51. That means that she is old enough to be her baby sister’s grandma. So that’s weird.

     

  • Mick Jagger

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Mick Jagger attends the "Leopoldstadt" Broadway opening night at Longacre Theatre on October 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

    This Rolling Stone seems to have a passion for three things: drugs, rock and roll, and unprotected sex. Okay, just kidding. We don’t know for sure if any of Jagger’s eight children were not planned. Baby #8 was born in 2016, when Jagger was 73. He started a little later than most. His oldest child is 37. But this old dad also has five grandkids and even one great-grandkid. All of which are older than his newest baby.

  • Al Pacino

    PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Al Pacino of Amazon Prime's 'Hunters' speaks onstage during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour Day 8 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 14, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

    Al Pacino and his 29-year-old girlfriend Noor Alfallah welcomed a baby boy in June 2023. Pacino is 83. The new baby is his fourth child, and is 22 years younger than his half siblings, Anton and Olivia (with Beverly D’Angelo) and 33-years younger than his half sister, Julie Marie (with Jan Tarrant).

  • Richard Gere

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: Richard Gere attends the City Harvest 40th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on April 25, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

    Richard Gere welcomed his third child, Alexander, in April of 2020. Gere was 70 at the time. The new baby is 19 years younger than his oldest biological sibling.

  • Ronnie Wood

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Sally Humphreys Wood, Alice Wood, Ronnie Wood and Gracie Wood attend "The Tusk Lion Trail" launch at Piccadilly Circus on August 10, 2021 in London, England. Tusk Lion Trail is a global art installation in support of African conservation. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

    Here’s Ronnie Wood with his twin daughters, Gracie Jane and Alice Rose. His wife Sally Humphreys had them in 2016, when Wood was two days shy of his 69th birthday. His twins are younger than at least two of Wood’s grandchildren.

  • Billy Joel

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 26:  Recording artist Billy Joel performs at Allegiant Stadium on February 26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Billy Joel’s fourth wife, Alexis Roderick, gave birth to their daughter, Remy Anne, in 2017. Joel was 71 years old at the time. Baby Remy is 32 years younger than her big sister, Alexa Ray.

  • Steve Martin

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Steve Martin attends the "Meteor Shower" Broadway Opening Night at the Booth Theatre on November 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

    Not only did Steve Martin announce a baby when he was 67-years old. It was his first child. And his only one, actually. Ironic, considering how many movies he’s been in where he’s played a father, and kind of nailed it.

  • Rod Stewart

    NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 08: Rod Stewart performs at the Mission Estate Winery on April 08, 2023 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

    If you saw Rod Stewart with Aiden Patrick Stewart, you’d think Aiden was one of his grandchildren. But, no. Aiden is Stewart’s youngest child. At 12-years old, Aiden is 47 years younger than his eldest sister, Sarah. Rod “the Mod” was 66 when young Aiden was born.

  • Paul McCartney

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Sir Paul McCartney arrives at the UK premiere of "If These Walls Could Sing" at Abbey Road Studios on December 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)

    McCartney welcomed his fifth child in 2003. He was 61 when the little bundle arrived, which makes him the youngest on this list to have a baby!

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