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:
1. Pregnant Over 40: Eva Mendes
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."
2. Pregnant Over 40: Salma Hayek
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.”
3. Pregnant Over 40: Mariah Carey
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.”
4. Pregnant Over 40: Judy Reyes
The Devious Maids star gave birth to her daughter, Leila, in 2009 -- only a few weeks after turning 41.
5. Pregnant Over 40: Vanna White
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.”
6. Pregnant Over 40: Ana Ortiz
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.