It's true: Eva Mendes is pregnant with her first child with Ryan Gosling! But Mendes isn't the only celeb who's taken a shot at motherhood after hitting 40. Here are other Latina stars who welcomed a baby into the world following their 40th birthday:
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In 2007, then-childfree Eva Mendes sounded off about whether or not children were in her future. "I don't wanna have kids," she said. "I love the little suckers; they's so cute, but I love so much and I worry about everything."
It looks like Ryan Gosling helped change her mind! Mendes, 40, is seven months pregnant with their first child. A source told People that "[Mendes is] very independent, but she's content with her partner. She finally found the person she really wants to be with."
In 2007, Salma gave birth to her beautiful daughter Valentina. During an interview, Hayek shared, “I like being a mother. For some people it’s so much work that it can be a burden. But it’s not for me, maybe because I had my daughter, Valentina, later on in life, at 41. I have never been apart from Valentina for more than a week – even when my husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, and I went on our honeymoon, we were only without her for one week.”
When the illustrious singer became pregnant with twins, Monroe and Moroccan, she was 40-years-old. Mariah revealed that she underwent fertility treatments to try to get pregnant with the twins following her unfortunate miscarriage. “The main thing I did that was tough, was to go on progesterone like every month… and then when I was pregnant, I had to stay with the progesterone for 10 weeks,” she told Barbara Walters on 20/20. “It minimizes the chance of miscarriage by 50 percent.”
The Devious Maids star gave birth to her daughter, Leila, in 2009 -- only a few weeks after turning 41.
The 56-year-old Wheel of Fortune hostess welcomed daughter Giovanna in 1997 – the same year she turned 40. “Being a mom is my favorite job,” White told People in 2007. “It’s the hardest but the most rewarding.”
The former Ugly Betty actress, who now stars on Devious Maids, gave birth to her second child only a few months after her 40th birthday.