This year, some of your favorite Hollywood stars are hitting the big 4-0. But looking at them, you will find it impossible to believe that they are already going to celebrate their 40th birthday. Celebrities like Blake Shelton, Diane Kruger, Ryan Reynolds, Reese Witherspoon and Freddie Prinze Jr. are all joining the 40s club. View the entire list of celebrities who are turning 40 this year:
1. Ryan Reynolds
Ryan sure is one lucky guy. Aside from being married to bombshell Blake Lively, he seemed to have discovered the fountain of youth. The Canadian actor appears like he has not aged a day since 25. Even at his age, he continues to make girls swoon with his funny guy charm and incredibly hot body. The actor, who is the star of movies such as “Deadpool” and “Green Lantern”, turns 40 on October 23.
2. Alicia Silverstone
Every ‘90s kid knows who Alicia is. Just in case you were born in a different generation, she played the lead role in the ‘90s hit series “Clueless” and looking at her now, you’d be astonished at how she managed to maintain her looks. Alicia, who is now an activist and a mom, will celebrate her 40th on October 4.
3. Reese Witherspoon
It only seemed like yesterday when Reese appeared on “Legally Blonde” as the witty Elle Woods. At 39, she is the picture of health and is an inspiration for mothers who desire to get fit. She will turn 40 on March 22 and she plans to celebrate her special day with “live music, eating, kids [with friends and family in Nashville]” and that she “wanted to hike Machu Picchu.”
4. Blake Shelton
This is what we know for sure – Blake will certainly be having a happy birthday this year. The past year, the country singer broke plenty of hearts when he split up with Miranda Lambert. However, he shocked everyone when he found love again in the arms of his “The Voice” co-judge Gwen Stefani. Blake is turning 40 on June 18.
5. Elsa Pataky
Here is another hot momma who made it on our list. At 39, the former model and now-actress has three children and is married to the gorgeous Chris Hemsworth. She is best known for her role as Elena Neves in the “Fast and Furious” movies. She is hitting 40 on July 18.
6. Freddie Prinze Jr.
We haven’t seen much of the ‘90s heartthrob lately since he shifted careers. From being an actor, he is presently a producer of the WWE franchise. Nonetheless, he has aged gracefully and is happily married with his former costar and fellow ‘90s heartthrob Sarah Michelle Gellar. Freddie’s 40th birthday falls on March 8.
7. Emma Bunton
Baby Spice is all-grown up but she still looks as young as when the girl group “Spice Girls” were still together. She went on to launch her solo career and is currently a famous radio personality in the UK. Emma turned 40 last January 21.
8. Benedict Cumberbatch
Yes, you have read it right. The talented actor who plays the brilliant Dr. Sherlock Holmes is already turning 40 years old this year. Benedict is currently at the height of his career and has earned international acclaim for his impeccable acting skills. He is married to actress Sophie Hunter and will celebrate his special day on July 19.
9. Anna Faris
Anna is timeless. At 39, the comedienne is still looking gorgeous and has successfully maintained her toned bod. The actress, who is best known for her roles in “The House Bunny” and the “Scary Movie” installments, is happily married to actor Chris Pratt. She rings her 40th birthday on November 29.
10. Naomie Harris
The beautiful Naomie looks like she is still in her 20s. However, the British actress is not only a looker. She is also an extremely talented actress who has played intense roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “28 Days Later” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” She hits the big 4-0 on September 6.
11. Diane Kruger
The German actress and former fashion model can easily put women half her age into shame. At 39, Diane continues to grace magazine covers and make everyone jealous with her sexy bod. She is currently in a relationship with the hunky Joshua Jackson and will celebrate her 40th birthday on July 15.
12. Ali Larter
Who could ever forget Ali’s intense dual roles on the NBC science fiction drama “Heroes”? After her stint on the show, the actress settled down her husband actor Hayes MacArthur and concentrated on mothering their two children, Theodore and Vivienne. She also released her own cookbook entitled “Kitchen Revelry: A Year of Festive Menus from My Home to Yours.” The actress turned momma hits 40 on February 28.