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Rachel Weisz, 48, Is Pregnant, Plus Other Celebrities Who Had Babies Late In Life

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz have one of the most private relationships in Hollywood, and that's how they like it. They met on the set of Dream House in 2010 and they shocked everyone when they got married in 2011. The only other people in attendance were his daughter, Ella, and her son, Henry.

"He's just too famous. It would be a betrayal. You have to protect your marriage," Weisz said on the secrecy. "When you're young, you tell your girlfriends everything. One of the great pleasures of not being an adolescent is that you don't have to share everything. When you're married, that door closes. The audience goes, and you're in your own life."

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But now, the couple has opened up about an exciting moment in their life...they're having a baby! During an interview with the New York Times, Weisz pulled her sweater up over her stomach and announced the exciting news.

“I’ll be showing soon,” she said. “Daniel and I are so happy. We’re going to have a little human. We can’t wait to meet him or her. It’s all such a mystery.”

Weisz, who is 48 years old, appeared at the photocall for her new film, Disobedience, on Wednesday, but she wore clothes that covered her stomach.

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At 48 years old, Weisz's pregnancy would be considered high-risk. That doesn't mean she's the first to have a baby at that age, however. There are plenty of celebrities who chose to have children over the age of 40.

1. Kelly Preston

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In 2009, Preston and Travolta were struck with tragedy when their 16-year-old son, Jett, died of an epileptic seizure. However, just a year later, they welcomed another son, Benjamin. Preston was 48 at the time, and even she admitted it was a surprise.

"When I found out I was pregnant, I was floored," she said. "I'd snuck out of bed and then came back and woke Johnny up in bed. We both started crying. It was wonderful."

2. Nancy Grace

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The television personality was also 48 years old when she welcomed her twins, Lucy and John.

"I always said I wanted a family," she told People in 2007. "I grew up in a happy, loving family [and] I wanted it too. But until now, I just thought it wasn't meant to be for me. And as part of God's mysterious plan, I'm given this wonderful blessing late in life -- and I could not be happier."

3. Mariah Carey

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The international superstar gave birth to her twins, Moroccan and Monroe in 2011, when she was 42 years old. Carey and her then-husband Nick Cannon welcomed their bundles of joy on their third wedding anniversary.

"It's going to be a delicate balance between raising them around glitz and glamour and keeping them grounded," Carey said. "One thing I'm sure of is that I'll be grateful for the twins every day, no matter what."

4. Halle Berry

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Berry has two kids, both of whom she had over the age of 40! When she was 41 years old, Berry gave birth to her daughter, Nahla, with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. Then in 2013, when she was 47, Berry gave birth to her son, Maceo, with ex-husband Olivier Martinez.

5. Gwen Stefani

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In 2014, Stefani added a third son to her family, giving birth to Apollo Bowie Flynn when she was 44 years old. The singer called his birth "a miracle," and said that it put her in a "whole new spiritual place."

"I was trying at the time to do more music with No Doubt. Then I got pregnant, and I was like, 'OK, well what am I going to do now? I need to make some changes,'" she said. "There's only so much energy."

6. Meryl Streep

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Streep was 41 years old when she welcomed her youngest daughter, Louisa Gummer. The legendary actress also has a son and two other daughters, including actress Mammie Gummer. But despite her fame, Streep always put her kids first.

"Her priority was being our mother, not being a celebrity, and it certainly wasn’t like we had Warren Beatty to the house every Thursday," Mammie recalls. "One of the smartest things my parents did was to move to the country when we were small."

7. Julianne Moore

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Moore welcomed her daughter, Liv, in 2002 when she was 41 years old. However, the actress didn't understand why it was such a big deal. During an interview with DuJour magazine, she famously shut down a question about her personal life.

"Do we have to talk about parenthood?" she asked the mag. "Men aren't asked about age. Men aren't asked about their children."

8. Salma Hayek

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Hayek gave birth to her daughter, Valentina, when she was 41 years old. Despite waiting to have kids, the actress says the experience was life-changing in a number of ways.

"I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways -- for a very good reason -- and I don't regret it for a second," Hayek said. "That's when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all."

She also says it's better for her daughter to have an older mom

"I'm a more fulfilled human being now, and I probably wouldn't have been 10 years ago," Hayek told WebMD magazine. "She gets a better mother for being born now."

9. Kim Basinger

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The Oscar-winning actress gave birth to her daughter Ireland when she was 41 years old. After her divorce from Alec Baldwin in 2002, Basinger says she raised her daughter in a non-traditional way.

"I brought up Ireland in a very unconventional way," she explained. "I just wanted her to be free. If she wanted to have her friends over and write over the walls with pen, that was fine. I wanted her childhood to be full of love and light and animals and friends."

10. Helen Hunt

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Hunt was 40 years old when she gave birth to her daughter, Makena Lei, but it wasn't for lack of trying.

"It turned out to be tougher to get pregnant than I thought it would be," she said. "I tried for a long time, and it just didn't happen, to the point where getting pregnant became the greatest wish - and the greatest challenge - of my life. My fate wasn't to jump into the backseat of a car and have a baby. My boyfriend and I were on our last big try, and if the baby hadn't come, we would have adopted. But then I did get pregnant - in 2003."

11. Nicole Kidman

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Even though she had two adopted children, Bella and Connor, with her ex Tom Cruise, Kidman still wanted to carry a child naturally. When she married her current husband Keith Urban, it finally happened at age 41.

"I had tried and failed and failed and failed. Not to be too detailed, but I've had an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriages and I've had fertility treatments. I've done all the stuff you can possibly do to try get pregnant," Nicole told Who in 2012. "Every woman who has been through all those ups and downs knows the depression that comes with it. So the way it just happened with Sunday was like, 'What?' The percentages were so low. It is the miracle in my life."

12. Marcia Cross

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Cross underwent IVF one week after her wedding, when she was 44 years old. It worked, and she welcomed a set of fraternal twins! Motherhood was something Cross had always wanted to experience.

"I wanted to be a member of that club so badly, and now I'm in and it's so much better than I even imagined," she said.

13. Jane Seymour

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Seymour welcomed twins in 1995, when she was 44 years old. Having already had two kids who were adults, Seymour knew how hard it would be, but she didn't realize how scary it would be to get pregnant later in life.

"I'd had already two very healthy pregnancies earlier in my life, and I was trying in my early 40s to have in vitro to have a baby and I had two pregnancies that failed about four to five weeks in and we had almost given up," she said. "But we got really fortunate and I managed to hold a pregnancy. They were born six weeks preemie. I had preeclampsia so it was an emergency C-section to save my life and theirs."

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