Steve Martin Becomes a Father at Age 67 NY Post, TMZ
Comedy legend and renaissance man Steve Martin has become a father for the first time at age 67, the New York Post reports. The stand-up comedian, actor, author, producer and banjo picker welcomed his first child with his wife, Anne Stringfield, 41, in December, the story reports.
Said a source: “They’ve had a baby, and how they kept it a secret nobody knows. Steve’s very private.”
The report notes: “The couple married in 2007 at Martin’s home in a surprise ceremony where guests, including Tom Hanks and Diane Keaton, were told it was a party.”
The piece notes that Martin has talked about his difficulties with his own dad, writing: “My father’s attitude toward my show-business accomplishments was critical. After my first appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ ... he wrote a bad review of me in the newsletter of the Newport Board of Realtors where he was president.”
The piece adds: “But Martin wrote in 2008, years after his father died, ‘In his death, my father ... did something he could not do in life. He brought our family together.”
TMZ.com notes: “Steve wouldn't be the first celebrity dad to father a kid in his 60s ... Rod Stewart did it (66 years old) ... so did Pablo Picasso (67) and Clint Eastwood (66).
“And ... Charlie Chaplin had a kid when he was 73.”