19 Celebs Who Became Parents At Younger And Older Ages

Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding chapters in someone's life, no matter how old you are.

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And with SO many famous moms and dads in Hollywood, it can be hard to keep up. I've rounded up the celebs who became parents earlier and later in life.

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Here's a look at the ones who welcomed kids before they celebrated their 20th birthdays:

1.In 2008, Jamie Lynn Spears became a mom at age 17 with the birth of her daughter, Maddie.

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2.In 1998, Lil Wayne became a dad at age 16 with the birth of his daughter, Reginae.

Lil Wayne in a black oversized suit and sunglasses, poses with daughter Reginae Carter in a metallic mini dress at a Billboard event
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3.In 1991, Sofía Vergara became a mom at age 19 with the birth of her first and only son, Manolo.

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4.In 1973, Whoopi Goldberg became a mom at age 18 with the birth of her daughter, Alexandrea.

Whoopi Goldberg wears a long black dress with white beads in her hair, standing next to Alex Martin, who is in a strapless, patterned gown on the red carpet
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5.In 2004, Solange Knowles became a mom at age 17 with the birth of her son, Daniel.

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6.In 2007, Keisha Castle-Hughes became a mom at age 17 with the birth of her daughter, Felicity-Amore.

Keisha Castle-Hughes walks down the runway in red heels and a silver/white outfit as she holds her daughter in her arms
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7.In 2004, LeBron James became a dad at age 19 with the birth of his son, Bronny.

LeBron James, in casual attire and white cap, talks to his son, Bronny, wearing a McDonald's All American jersey in a crowded gymnasium
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8.In 2001, Fantasia Barrino became a mom at age 17 with the birth of her daughter, Zion.

Fantasia Barrino stands with her daughter Zion Quari Barrino at a Millions of Milkshakes event. Fantasia wears a gray blazer and black shirt, Zion wears a black outfit with a rose design
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9.In 2000, T.I. became a dad at age 19 with the birth of his son, Messiah.

T.I. and Messiah Harris are smiling for a photo. T.I. wears a black shirt while Messiah wears a gray Diesel jacket
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And the ones who had kids after they celebrated their big 4-0:

10.Jay-Z welcomed his daughter Blue Ivy in 2012 at age 42.

Jay-Z and his daughter Blue Ivy Carter are standing on the field at Super Bowl LVII, smiling and wearing casual sweatshirts and sunglasses
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11.Salma Hayek welcomed her daughter Valentina in 2007 at age 41.

Salma Hayek and her daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault, pose on the red carpet. Salma wears a sequined dress while Valentina wears a pink dress
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12.Edward Norton welcomed his son Atlas in 2013 at age 43.

Edward Norton smiling, wearing a white T-shirt with a gray checkered blazer, against a blue and yellow background at a celebrity event
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13.Steve Martin welcomed his daughter Mary in 2012 at age 67.

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14.Julianne Moore welcomed her daughter Liv in 2002 at age 41.

Julianne Moore wearing a black blouse and pants, holding an orange clutch, and Liv Freundlich in a floral print dress, posing together at an event
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15.Mariah Carey welcomed her twins, Monroe and Moroccan, in 2011 at age 41.

Mariah Carey smiles on the red carpet, wearing an elegant strapless gown and diamond jewelry
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16.Halle Berry welcomed her daughter Nahla in 2008 at age 41. Six years later, she gave birth to her son Maceo at age 47.

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17.Eva Mendes welcomed her first daughter Esmeralda in 2014 at age 40. Two years later, she had her second daughter Amada at age 42.

Eva Mendes in a plaid suit with a leopard print belt, posing in front of a patterned blue backdrop with red dots and blue E shapes
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18.Gwen Stefani welcomed her youngest son, Apollo, in 2014 at age 44.

Gwen Stefani, wearing a patterned jacket and patched jeans, holding hands with her son, Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale, who is dressed in a denim jacket and jeans
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19.Finally, Robert De Niro welcomed his seventh child, Gia, in 2023 at age 79.

Robert De Niro standing in front of a backdrop with "Bleecker Street" and "Ezra" text, wearing a dark suit and a buttoned shirt
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Who's your favorite celebrity parent? Share your pick in the comments!