How Old Is Too Old To Have Children?

Billy Joel, 68, and his wife Alexis Roderick, 35 are expecting baby number two. They married in 2015 and had their first daughter in July of that same year.

Lucky for then they already have a willing babysitter, his oldest daughter Alexa Ray, who is 31 yrs old. What an age gap!

Classmates, I would love to hear from you: What age is too old to have children? When this child turns 20, the iconic musician will be 88!



  1. I was 30 when I had my daughter. Although the late nights were a little harder than they were when I was 22, I wouldn’t change it. If they want the joy and work of children later in life, go for it!


  2. This is a tricky one. There are so many factors to consider and it depends if you look at it from the child’s perspective or the parents’perspective. Maybe he was just not ready before?


  3. Each situation is different. My own parents had two children, myself included, much later in life. Unfortunately, My Father passed away just before My tenth birthday. In spite of this, My Mother was able to provide the family with a secure and stable home, because She had established a career before hand. There are both advantages and disadvantages to consider.


  4. My husband’s dad had him late in life. I think that my husband felt that he got robbed a lot of his childhood because of it. By the time his dad had him, he had already had 2 heart attacks in his life. He couldn’t be active and do things a lot of other dads got to do with their kids. His dad ultimately passed away when he was 18. So then he had to go through the whole grief process of losing his dad at a young very important age of his life. I think you can definitely be too old to have children, and I think you aren’t setting your kids up very well to have them late in life.


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