How often do you sit down and examine your life’s timeline? There’s the day you graced this world with your presence, your unforgettable school days, entering the workforce, and…Marriage? ? Kids? ?
Well of course we know that everyone’s timeline is different, however when marriage and/or kids has failed to show up on one’s timeline by 30, thoughts of “what’s wrong with me? or “will I ever create my own family?” may begin to creep up.
Unfortunately, according to Pew Research Center, the rate of marriage has declined greatly over the past few decades. Among black Americans, 36% of blacks ages 25 and older had never been married (in 2012) which is way up from just 9% in 1960. If you are in your mid to late 20s or in your dirty 30’s, this statistic may be very disheartening.
But, there’s a bright side! More marriages have been taking place as of late, but for some it is taking place at a later age in life. Take a look at a few fabulous and famous women who married and/or started families after 30!
Marriage Status: Just Married July 20, 2016
Child Status: Expecting FIRST child!
The Deets: The beautiful Tatyana Ali met her new husband on the dating site eharmony.com! Who said gorgeous women don’t have to wait a while to find love every now and then??
Marriage Status: Involved and rocking a ring on THE finger
Child Status: Expecting FIRST child
The Deets: Marsha is proving that 39 is not too old to start a family as her and her love will be welcoming a baby girl later this year!
Marriage Status: Divorced, Has been dating her former back up dancer Casper Smart for 5 years
The Deets: J. Lo has had her share of marriages, but she did manage to give birth to two beautiful children in 2008 when she was 38.
Marriage Status: Married to Mike Dobson on June 25, 2016
The Deets: The Love Song Extradonaire has found her love and married him at the age of 44! She also has a son from a previous relationship. She gave birth to her son, Jett, when she was 37. Not to mention she was told at the age of 19 that she would never be able to reproduce!
Marriage Status: Married for 19 years
The Deets: Though the gorgeous and talented Bassett has been married to her love Courtney Vance for many years, the couple added two precious children to the family (via surrogate) in 2006 when Bassett was 48.
There is hope for single people everywhere that they may find their love and even bring new life into the world beyond their 20’s! In the meantime travel, volunteer in your community, learn a new skill, etc. The possibilities are endless when you’re young and free!