7 celebs who welcomed babies past age 50

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Posted at Feb 22 2019 02:16 AM

MANILA — Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas consider the arrival of their newborn twins a “miracle,” having waited for a family milestone for nearly a decade after they got married.

Mar Roxas and Korina Sanchez welcome their newborn twins, who were born by surrogacy. Photo: Handout

The twins — a boy and a girl — were “born by surrogacy from our embryos,” according to Sanchez.

Sanchez, 54, and Roxas, 61, have made no secret of “trying very hard” to have children over the years. That they finally have babies of their own (Roxas has a 25-year-old son, Paolo, from a previous relationship), particularly past mid-life is an answered prayer which they had thought impossible at one point.

The “Rated K” host and senatorial candidate are not the only celebrities parents who welcomed a newborn past the age of 50. In photos, here’s a look at others who had a similar milestone:

MANILA MAYOR JOSEPH ‘ERAP’ ESTRADA

The former Philippine president was 52 when he and former actress Laarni Enriquez welcomed their second child, actor-model Jake Ejercito. They have two other children — Jerika, the eldest, and Jacob, the youngest. Instagram: @unoemilio

PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE

The country’s top official was 59 when he and partner Honeylet Avanceña welcomed their daughter, Veronica "Kitty" Duterte, in April 2004. Photo courtesy: Former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

DOLPHY

The late film icon was 73 when he and partner Zsa Zsa Padilla welcomed their second child, singer Zia Quizon, in September 1991. Instagram: @ziaquizon

VIC SOTTO

The “Eat Bulaga” mainstay was 63 when his wife, fellow TV host Pauleen Luna, gave birth to their daughter, Talitha, in November 2017. Instagram: @pauleenlunasotto

VICKI BELO

The celebrity doctor was 59 years old when she and her husband, Hayden Kho, welcomed their daughter, Scarlet Snow, who was born by surrogacy in March 2015. Instagram: @victoria_belo