Halle Berry Says Welcoming a Baby After 40 Can Be 'More Meaningful'

Halle Berry welcomed both daughter Nahla, 11, and son Maceo, 5, after turning 40 and raved about the experience.

“You’re so much more ready to be a parent after 40 than when you’re 20,” the actress, 52, toldUs Weeklyexclusively at the recentJohn Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellumworld premiere. “You know yourself better. You’ve done a lot of things for yourself, selfishly. When you wait later in life, you can really put your kids forward I think in a more meaningful way.”

Her advice for moms considering starting a family later in life? “Do it,” she toldUs. “Just do it.”

TheX-Menstar welcomed her daughter with then-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry in 2008, when she was 41. Nahla became a bit sister when Maceo arrived in 2013 with Berry’s ex-husband Oliver Martinez. Berry was 47.