Being a successful female celebrity isn’t easy. You are busy almost all the time, shooting films on location for 6 months or more, or tethered to table readings to run your lines for your TV show. That’s why some celebrities of Hollywood have put off having a family and chose to focus on work first.

But a remarkable number of celebrities have had babies when they were very young or when they were much older without any repercussions. For example, Britney Spears and Kate Hudson, who both became mothers at the young age of 24, their popularity and careers didn’t lag before, during and after pregnancy.

However, numerous celebrities have waited until they were in their 40s to start a family. Janet Jackson was even able to have a healthy child at the age of 50. How’s that possible?

Celebrities might be different from us in a lot of ways, what with all of their wealth and fame, but at the end of the day they are still human beings, and a star is, say, 46, and uses her own eggs in IVF, sadly a women meeting this criteria, has a very small chance of becoming pregnant.

But some women are so lucky that they are able to have successful late pregnancies without any actual risk or problems.

So here are 15 of the youngest celebrity moms and 5 of the oldest who are well past their prime. You tell us what you think!

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Youngest: Loretta Lynn, 16


Country music superstar Loretta Lynn has been ranked as the 5th top female country singer and the 15th top country artist of all time. But her greatest claim to fame was when President Obama announced that Lynn would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. Were you aware that Lynn was famous for another reason?

She and her husband, Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn. married in 1948 when they were only 15 and 21. She was so young at the time and had her first child at by the time she was 16. She had 3 children in total by the time she was 19. Including Jack Benny, Betty Sue, and Ernest Ray. She yet again had a child, Cissie before she turned 20.