Janet Jackson and 17 other celebrities who gave birth later in life

Janet Jackson has given birth to her first child at the age of 50, whom she called Eissa Al Mana.

A statement said that her and her husband Wissam Al Mana were “thrilled” to welcome him to the world – and, according to the BBC, that “Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably”.

Due to her age, Jackson’s delivery has raised that hotly-debated parenting topic once again: Are you ever too old to become a mum?

But she’s far from the only celebrity to welcome a little one to the world beyond the typical years to do so.

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