The former co-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London, Julia Peyton-Jones has reportedly become a mother at the age of 64.
The news was announced in the London Evening Standard in early January after she announced her intention to leave the role she had loved for 25 years in the summer of 2016.
The Standard reported that it had been rumoured that she would take replace Sir Nicholas Serota at the Tate, but instead she is currently in America after welcoming a baby girl – her first child named Pia.
With her successful career, motherhood was a role she was missing
She has talked openly about her workaholic lifestyle, with it taking over her life and having been at the Serpentine since 1991.
Friend and top financier Robin Saunders told the 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.”
She was made a Dame last year in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, having been awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to art.
She was formerly an artist and lecturer at the Edinburgh College of Arts, before moving to London to begin her rise to superiority at the Serpentine.
Julia is one of a growing number of women who are making a conscious choice to have children later in life.
There is yet to be any public announcement from Julia, but it is reported that she will move back to the UK at some point to raise her daughter.