Hollywood heartthrob and S.W.A.T. actor Shemar Moore is expecting his very first baby at age 52. The handsome leading man has been known to date many different high-profile actresses and models, but hasn’t had any children up to this point. Over the years, the 51-year-old has been linked to various celebrities, including Toni Braxton, Halle Berry, Lela Rochon and more.
The birth of his first child falls on a very meaningful date, a date he revealed for the first time during his appearance on the new Jennifer Hudson Show, set to air on January 26.
“I’m Shemar Moore, 52½ years old,” began Moore. “My mother is in heaven, right now it’ll be the three-year anniversary on February 8. And on February 8, I’m going to make one of her dreams come true because, in real life, Shemar Moore is about to be a daddy.”
The audience erupted into applause, with Hudson congratulating the actor on his joyous baby news, saying his mom was “smiling down on him from heaven.”
“I’m so excited. I’m sorry she can’t be here. I was worried for a while that it was a ‘that ship has sailed,’ kind of thing but God had my back and things lined up.”
That “ship” Moore is speaking of happens to a lot men after the age of 40. Their testosterone levels start to get low and it becomes increasingly more difficult for men to be intimate, let alone have a baby.
Although some men are able to have children well into their 50s and beyond, it becomes gradually more difficult after the age of 40. There are many reasons for this, including: Sperm quality tends to decrease with age.
Men typically never stop producing sperm but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a ‘biological clock’ like women. As a man ages, his sperm undergoes genetic mutations which increases the likelihood that the DNA of his sperm may be damaged. This can influence fertility and also create potential impacts on the health of his future children.
By ages 46 to 50, the success rate goes down to only 32 percent of men being able to father a child. And men over age 51 were able to facilitate pregnancy just 29 percent of the time. This drop-off is also be related to the maternal age and this decline in pregnancy rate becomes quite dramatic over 35 years for a woman.
Studies have shown that fathers of an ‘advanced paternal age’ may be more likely to have children with neurodevelopmental disorders.
Shemar, who keeps his body in pretty good shape, is doing much of the work necessary to be able to father a child after the age 50. Eating green vegetables, keeping your stress level low, and