Ellen Isn't Alone in Be­com­ing a First-time Par­ent Af­ter 60!

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STEVE MARTIN

The com­edy star, now 73, mar­ried copy ed­i­tor Anne String­field, 46, in 2007. Five years later — when the Satur­day Night Live alum was 67 — they wel­comed a daugh­ter. “I think if I’d had a child ear­lier, I would have been a lousy fa­ther be­cause I would have mis­placed my at­ten­tion on my ca­reer,” Steve has said. He loves be­ing an older dad: “She’s giv­ing me way more than I’m giv­ing her.”

JEFF GOLDBLUM

Though he’s old enough to be a di­nosaur him­self, the Juras­sic Park fran­chise star, 66, didn’t ex­pe­ri­ence fa­ther­hood un­til he was 62. But he has no re­grets about wait­ing. “I feel right on sched­ule and I love our two boys,” Jeff’s said of Char­lie, 3, and River, 20 months, his boys with third wife and re­tired gym­nast Em­i­lie Liv­ingston, 36. “Ev­ery­thing seemed to hap­pen per­fectly. I ap­pre­ci­ate it wildly.”

ELTON JOHN

In 2010 at the age of 62, the leg­endary singer, now 71, be­came a first-time dad when a sur­ro­gate gave birth to Zachary, Elton’s first child with hus­band David Fur­nish, 56. Son Eli­jah ar­rived in 2013. “Our boys came into our life at a late time,” Elton has said. “I’ve never ex­pe­ri­enced any­thing like it, be­ing a fa­ther and be­ing a par­ent. There’s no con­test. I’d rather be with my chil­dren than play­ing shows.”

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