On a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Halle Barry spoke candidly about her surprise pregnancy.


At 47 and experiencing symptoms of ‘pre-menopause’, the actress had no idea she was still capable of conceiving. She happily shared that her baby boy was thus the result of what is called a “geriatric” pregnancy.

Halle said her daughter Nahla (from a previous marriage) had been wishing for a new baby in the house, and that she is thrilled to see her wish come true.  She revealed to Ellen, “Only her prayers could have done this. I didn’t think it was possible at my age, honestly.” And she is proving to be great helper; Nahla loves to change his clothes, and even his diapers.

The miracle boy has definitely changed the structure of family life for Halle. She took some time to discuss the difference between her girl and her boy, noting especially the difference in how he breastfeeds, describing it more of a chomping suck in comparison to Nahla’s delicate suck. Halle laughed, “I just want everybody to know… Boys and girls are different from the time they get here”.

Although the pregnancy was a shock, she and husband Oliver Martinez are very happy. Their new son, Maceo, is now seven months old.

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