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Simon Cowell and 5 of the Oldest First-Time Celebrity Dads
The salacious details of Simon Cowell’s affair with a married woman sent shockwaves across Tinseltown, but beyond the illicit relationship, the silent surprise may be the fact that he's becoming a dad for the first time at 53 years young.
And, as astounding as it may sound, Cowell isn’t the only A-lister to have made surprising baby headlines at a mature age. In fact, the X-Factor judge will be in elite company, with a handful of famous fathers who made their inaugural birth announcements much later in life.
Below are five of Hollywood’s oldest, first-time, celebrity dads.
Al Pacino was almost 50 when he became a father in 1989 to his daughter, Julie Marie Pacino, with acting teacher, Jan Tarrant.
And, while that tidbit of information may sound amazing, the Academy Award winning actor was an incredible 61 when he had his second and third child with actress, Beverly D’Angelo in 2001.
Although the former ladies man had plenty of female companions throughout his life (rumors say over 12,000), it was when he settled down and married actress, Annette Bening that he finally became a dad for the first time at age 55.
Together, the dynamic acting duo have 4 children.
Cary Grant was married a total of five times, but it wasn’t until the marriage to his fourth wife, actress Dyan Cannon, that he joined our first-time father list, at the mind-blowing age of 62.
Grant and Cannon’s matrimony lasted only two years, but the relationship kept Grant’s legacy alive by producing his one and only heir, daughter Jennifer Grant, who wrote a memoir in honor of her dad.
This multifaceted actor, author, musician, and producer is one of the reigning kings of comedy and impressively; he is also a 67-year-old first-time father with wife, Anne Stringfield. The details surrounding baby Martin’s arrival have been kept intensely private, but the world still celebrated with the unanticipated birth announcement.
Probably best known for playing Felix Unger in the television hit, “The Odd Couple,” shockingly, the late, Mr. Randall became a first-time parent at the jaw-dropping age of 77. He never had children with his first wife of 50 years, Florence Gibbs, who died of cancer, but made the leap into parenthood with his second wife, Heather Harlan, who is 50 years younger.
Frank Lloyd Wright once opined, “The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” And, I’ve come to the conclusion that as life evolves, there is nothing more beautiful than the birth of a child.
While most people plan for their retirement when entering into their golden years, some, prepare for parenthood.
But, no matter when that new bundle of joy enters this world; it is a blessing, at any age.
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