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When some think of grandparents, they think grey hair and knitting, but we know better than that in the Starts at 60 community! We’re becoming grandparents at a younger age and we are more active than ever. That’s why we love these celebrities – along with us, they break the mould of what a stereotypical grandparent should look like! You might be shocked to find out who really is….


Charlie Sheen

The Two and a Half Men star has a 1-year-old granddaughter from his daughter Cassandra.


Lionel Richie

This crooner has two grandchildren – daughter Nicole’s kids Harlow, 6, and Sparrow, 5.


Goldie Hawn

Goldie has been a grandmother for over 10 years when at age 58 her daughter Kate Hudson gave birth to Ryder. She also has 4 more grandchildren: grandsons Wilder, 7; Bodhi, 4; Bingham, 3 and granddaughter Rio, 1.


Whoopi Goldberg

A very young grandmother, Whoopi’s daughter had her first child at 16, when she was only 34. She now has 3 grandchildren in total, plus a beautiful new great-granddaughter born in March.


Jim Carrey

This is unexpected but funny man Jim Carrey has a grandson, Jackson, from his daughter Jane. Jim is only 52!


Pierce Brosnan

This Hollywood hunk has two grandchildren both from his late daughter, Charlotte


Tom Hanks

Tom has two granddaughters and has his son Colin to thank!


Mel Gibson

Honorary Australian Mel Gibson doesn’t seem like a grandad but he has been for a while! He has three grandchildren from his 8 children.


Queen Elizabeth

This list wouldn’t be complete without Queenie! Our matriarch is a wonderful grandmother to 8 and a great-grandmother to 3, with a 4th on the way! She is one busy family woman but does it with grace and care.


When did you become a grandparent? What has been your favourite part about grandparenting? Who is your favourite from above? Tell us today!


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  1. I didn’t become a grandmother till 60 but it was worth waiting for. Love my four grandchildren

  2. I became nanma at 44 to my beautiful grandson Tubs? I am now 68 .i was at his mums side when he was born, we have always had a very close relationship I love him more than I can express always have always will.

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