Sandra Bullock: Her New Life

24 Stars Who Welcomed Children After 40

From Angela and Sandra to Nicole and Salma, meet the moms who found motherhood was worth the wait

LAURA LINNEY

The actress quietly welcomed son Bennet back in January 2014 – at the age of 49. Two years later, she shared the reason for keeping her pregnancy under wraps. "Well, I was an older mother-to-be, and it had taken me a very long time to have a child," the 52-year-old told Kelly Ripa. "I wanted to make sure that my child actually arrived, and was safe and healthy." However, she says that keeping the secret wasn't necessarily intentional: "I just didn't have a sign that said, 'Hi, I'm pregnant now.' " Her son Bennett, she says, is "adorable" and even "takes your breath away."