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These 8 celebs were older than Paul Weller when they became dads again

The singer isn't the only star who loves to have little ones around.

Paul Weller has announced he is expecting his eighth child at the age of 58 – but he is not the oldest celebrity to enjoy fatherhood.

Here are some of the stars who were still growing their families in their 60s and 70s.

Rolling Stones singer Sir Mick Jagger welcomed his eighth child, son Deveraux Octavian Basil, with partner Melanie Hamrick in December last year, at the age of 73.

Sir Mick's family is still blossoming.
Sir Mick’s family is still blossoming (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Film legend Charlie Chaplin was also 73 when he had his eighth child, Christopher, in 1962 with his fourth wife Oona O’Neill.

The Hollywood legend boasted a pretty large family.
The Hollywood legend boasted a pretty large family (PA)

Another father of eight, singer Rod Stewart, became a dad again at 66 with the birth of his son Aiden – his second child with Penny Lancaster.

Sir Rod loves having somebody to pass his football passion on to.
Sir Rod loves having somebody to pass his football passion on to (Jess Holmes/PA)

Ronnie Wood, also of the Rolling Stones, celebrated his 69th birthday last year with the arrival of his twin girls Gracie Jane and Alice Rose, with wife Sally Humphreys.

Ronnie had his twin girls last year.
Ronnie had his twin girls last year (Ian West/PA)

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was 72 when he had his youngest child, Chloe, with ex-wife Wendi Deng in 2003 – she was a flower girl at her dad’s wedding to Jerry Hall last year.

Rupert at the Ab Fab movie launch.
Rupert at the Ab Fab movie launch (Ian West/PA)

Star Wars creator George Lucas had his fourth child, daughter Everest, at the age of 69 in 2013.

George ensures there will always be Star Wars fans.
George ensures there will always be Star Wars fans (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Robert De Niro was 68 when he and wife Grace Hightower welcomed Helen Grace to the world in 2011.

Meet the parent: Robert.
Meet the parent: Robert (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Sir Elton John and David Furnish welcomed their second son, Elijah, in 2013 when the singer was 66.

Sir Elton enjoys fatherhood into his 70s.
Sir Elton enjoys fatherhood into his 70s (Matt Crossick/PA)

Paul announced this week that he is expecting his third child with Hannah Andrews later this year.

His spokesman said in a statement: “Hannah and baby are doing great and the whole family are looking forward to meeting the littlest Weller in the summer.”

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