Stevie Wonder is a father again, as he welcomes child number nine. He and girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy now share two children together.
Stevie’s rep confirmed today he has a new daughter named Nia. No date has been announced of her birth but Nia’s name means purpose, “one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa”, the spokesperson told Us Weekly. Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration of African heritage, which begins December 26 and ends January 1 annually.
Tomeeka was expecting when Stevie appeared on US talk show The View last month joking: “I got, how many, 22 kids? It’s not true,” the father-of-nine laughed. “The truth is we’re going to have a wonderful daughter, born in December, [and her] name is going to be Nia, which is ‘purpose.'”
The 64 year old music icon is father to seven other children from previous relationships. Stevie is twice divorced.
Other famous older dads:
Kelsey Grammer welcomed twins at age 56.
Paul Weller had twins at 53 .
Mick Jagger’s youngest Lucas was born when he was 55.
Bruce Willis had his 4th daughter at 56 last year.
Donald Trump welcomed Barron William Trump at age 59.
Elton John, 63 when he adopted Zachary.
Hugh Hefner became a dad at 65 to Cooper Hefner.
David Bowie had his second child 30 years after his first at age 53 when Alexandria was born.
Robert DeNiro’s son Elliot DeNiro was born in 1998
Rod Stewart has eight children. His youngest Aiden was born when he was 66.
Paul McCartney’s youngest Beatrice is 11. She was born when he was 61.
Jack Nicholson became a dad to his fifth child Raymond at 55 years of age.
Michael Douglas was 58 when his daughter Carys was born.
Steve Martin was 67 when his daughter was born two years ago.
Clint Eastwood was 66 when Morgan was born in 1996.
Alec Baldwin was a new dad last year at 55.
Charlie Chaplin was 73 when Christopher was born in 1962.