Imagine you’ve made it to the top of your career with extraordinary array of jobs behind you – like directing some of the world’s most famous art galleries – and then, at 64, you decide to quit and move to sunny California.
Nice, eh? Time to put your feet up? Errrr, not if you’re Dame Julia Peyton-Jones.
Nope, Julia has decided to become a mum, and has welcomed her 1st baby.
Dame Julia has become the UK’s oldest first-time mum – a title that previously went to Susan Tollefson, who had her 1st child at 57 and went on to tell the press how she struggled to bring a little one up in her 60s.
Apparently Julia kept the news on the down-low and left the art world stunned by the announcement that she’s now mum to a little girl called Pia.
She’s not shared details of who the father is or whether the baby was born via surrogate, IVF or some other means.
A friend, financier Robin Saunders, told the Evening Standard: “This is the most exciting news! Julia will be a wonderful mother and role model for her daughter.
“I wish her happiness with Pia.”