Kourtney Kardashian, Pregnant at 44, Joins Growing List of Celebrities to Conceive Well Into Their 40s

At a time when women are being told to freeze our eggs by age 30, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz and more remind us that pregnancy can happen on our own timelines.

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Image: Getty/Kourtney Kardashian Instagram

Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant! She announced the happy news at husband Travis Barker’s Blink 182 show in Los Angeles Friday night by holding up a sign that says “Travis I’m Pregnant”—an adorable throwback to his 1999 music video for “All the Small Things” in which a fan did the same.

Kourtney joins a growing list of celebrities to conceive and give birth well into their 40s. Hillary Swank told Good Morning America last fall that she was expecting twins at age 48 after years of trying to get pregnant. “This is something that I’ve been wanting for a long time, and my next thing is I’m gonna be a mom. And not just of one but of two,” she said. “It’s so nice to be able to talk about it and share it.” Then she gave birth to a girl and a boy in April.

Kardashian, Swank, and others had been very open about their traumatic struggles to conceive, certainly exacerbated by a culture in whicih women are served egg-freezing ads before we even turn 21 (at least in my humble experience). Let’s take a look at a few public figures, ranging from Janet Jackson to Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who’ve become pregnant past the age women are medically referred to as “geriatric.”

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