Sunday 22 September 2019

Billy Joel and other celebrity dads embracing fatherhood at a late age

Find out which other celebrities welcomed fatherhood later in life.

Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger

By Laura Harding, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

As singer Billy Joel becomes a father again aged 68, here are some of the other stars who were still growing their families in their 60s and 70s.

Paul Weller became a father for the eighth time earlier this year at the age of 59. A message posted on the singer’s website revealed baby daughter Nova was born at home. Nova is also the title of a track on Weller’s latest album, A Kind Revolution.

Rolling Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger welcomed his eighth child, son Deveraux Octavian Basil, with partner Melanie Hamrick in December last year, at the age of 73.

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Film legend Charlie Chaplin was also 73 when he had his eighth child, Christopher, in 1962 with his fourth wife Oona O’Neill.

Another father of eight, singer Sir Rod Stewart, became a dad again at 66 with the birth of his son Aiden – his second child with Penny Lancaster.

Ronnie Wood, also of the Rolling Stones, celebrated his 69th birthday last year with the arrival of his twin girls Gracie Jane and Alice Rose, with wife Sally Humphreys.

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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was 72 when he had his youngest child, Chloe, with ex-wife Wendi Deng in 2003 – she was a flower girl at her dad’s wedding to Jerry Hall last year.

Star Wars creator George Lucas had his fourth child, daughter Everest, at the age of 69 in 2013.

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Robert De Niro was 68 when he and wife Grace Hightower welcomed Helen Grace to the world in 2011.

Sir Elton John and David Furnish welcomed their second son, Elijah, in 2013 when the singer was 66.

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