The 10 Oldest New Dads in Hollywood
Steve Martin joins their ranks
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2013 9:50 AM CST
This photo released by Doubleday Broadway shows new dad Steve Martin.   (AP Photo/Doubleday Broadway, Greg Gorman)

(Newser) – Startled when Steve Martin became a first-time father at 67? Well, check out these nine other Hollywood dads who are also a bit older than you might expect, rounded up by Celebuzz:

  • Gary Busey: Had his second son at age 65.
  • Warren Beatty: He and wife Annette Bening had their last child when Beatty was 63.
  • Paul McCartney: Was 61 when his daughter with then-wife Heather Mills was born.
  • Rod Stewart: Was also 61 when he had his seventh child.
  • Michael Douglas: Had a daughter with Catherine Zeta-Jones at 58.

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Tology
Feb 17, 2013 1:54 AM CST
Poor kids, I had friends in college whose parents were in their 80's, they spent all their free time growing up taking care of their parents instead of being normal kids. The old guys need to think twice before they father kids at an advanced age. A kid needs a dad to play with and hang out with, not spend quality time with at diaper changing time.
melancholicmess
Feb 17, 2013 1:07 AM CST
My father in law just celebrated his 86th birthday and I love him dearly but I really do wish we could have him a lot younger. He was already 78 when our daughter was born and though he babysat a lot for us then - now that she's older, he's been held back by his age. Granted, he came from an era without much birth control and my husband was an accident, albeit a really happy one but it came with much cost. Now that the average life expectancy is getting older and older, people seem to think that it's OK to have children that late. Most of these guys have the money to leave their children comfortable lives but you know what, money can only go so far. It's kinda aches when I go to my daughter's swim meet and I see her swim mates' 4 grandparents jostle for space between themselves and my daughter only has me and her father. It's different if her grandparents were already gone but they're just not strong enough to do such things for her and it can be heartbreaking sometimes. True, the most important thing is that we, the parents are there for her but being grandparents who are there for your grandkids is another level of bliss altogether, something I wasn't afforded to and something my own daughter is missing. Those guys ought to think about things like that.
Kookey90
Feb 16, 2013 5:08 PM CST
This situation seems like someone going in a complete circle; first dad helps with changing the baby's diapers and, low and behold a few years later baby is helping change dad's diapers. Sadly some of these folks won't even see their children graduate from college or get married.