Tina Malone announced today that she was the proud mother of a new baby daughter.
The Shameless actress confirmed earlier this year that she was pregnant and hit the headlines as some controversy erupted over her age (she’s 50), with many people criticising her decision to have a baby later in life.
Tina had been receiving IVF treatment so that she and her husband Paul Chase, 31, could start a family and today it all paid off as she welcomed her second child, Flame, into the world. She is also mum to 33-year-old daughter Danielle from a previous relationship.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star told her Twitter followers about the new arrival just after midnight on the 17th December and tweeted:
“proud to announce the arrival of our BABY GIRL,cant wait to spend xmas as a family.xxxx”
Tina is not the first celebrity to be branded an ‘older mother’. In fact she’s in a very elite club. Have a look!
The actress was 47 when she welcomed her second child, Maceo, into the world. She had been dating French actor Olivier Martinez since 2010, married him in July 2013 and gave birth to their first child together in October of this year.
She was no spring chicken when she had her first child, daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry, either but during an appearance on German chat show Wetten dass…? last year she explained her decision saying:
‘I’m a much better mother at 46… than if I were like, 21 or 25.
‘[At that age] I was just a little baby just trying to figure out who I was, let alone having the responsibility of trying to help another little soul develop and grow. I’m so glad I waited.’
Meanwhile, Desperate Housewives star Marcia Cross was 44 when she gave birth to fraternal twin girls in 2007. The babies were later named Eden and Savannah and the star spent the last month of her pregnancy confined to bed rest, which led to some scenes of the popular ABC show being shot in her own bedroom. The room was given a makeover to match Bree Van De Kamp’s boudoir.
Cross told People magazine that her pregnancy was “like a miracle…I didn’t think it would happen.”
Canadian songstress Celine Dion welcomed her twin boys to the world when she was 42 years old. Celine had IVF treatment six times before she fell pregnant for the second time and is now mother to is mother to three boys, Rene-Charles, 12, and three-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy. She told The Sunday People:
Celine said: “For the twins I did IVF six times one after the other.
“I’d done five years at Caesars Palace and went half a year around the world on tour and it was finally time to get pregnant again.”
Fly the flag ladies!
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