15 Famous Folks Who Are Basically Running A Daycare
Many celebrities choose to keep their families away from the spotlight for various reasons. Some celebrities may have a large family that they don’t want to expose to the public, while others may fear that their children or family members will be subject to unnecessary media attention or harassment.
For example, actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has three daughters, all of whom he chose to keep out of the public eye until recently. He has stated that he believes it’s important to protect his children from the limelight and has kept the details of his family life private.
Many celebrities are now having children later in life, resulting in smaller families. However, some stars are bucking this trend and embracing large families.
Who knew that Elon Musk, Eddie Murphy, and Kevin Costner all have more children than most people would expect? It truly is true that the more children, the merrier!
These celebrities have proven that having a lot of kids can enrich your life, no matter how old you are when you have them. Being a celebrity can be an exhausting lifestyle, so it's understandable why many celebs choose to keep their children out of the spotlight.
But, there are some stars who have grown large families. Here's a look at 15 celebrities you may not have known had so many kids!
It's hard to fathom just how many children these famous figures have.
1. Shaquille O’Neal
Retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is the proud father of five children. His eldest, Taahirah, is 25 and was born to Shaq and former companion Arnetta Yarborough.
He has four other children with his former wife Shaunie O’Neal and claims stepson Myles as his own.
2. Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger, the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, has eight kids from different unions. He has an eldest child of 51 years, with his youngest being 5 years old.
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3. Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has a large family, with ten children ranging in age from two to 32. He welcomed his first child into the world in 1989.
4. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay, the renowned British chef, may be busy managing restaurants worldwide, but he still finds time to be a devoted father of five children. His youngest, Oscar, has recently become a social media star with his endearing videos that have won over the internet.
5. Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner is a father of seven, with his children ranging in age from 11 to 38. Surprisingly, many people are unaware of this fact.
6. James & Kimberly Van Der Beek
The couple has six children: Olivia, 11, Joshua, 10, Annabel, 8, Emilia, 6, Gwendolyn, 3, and Jeremiah, six months.
7. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
The Pitts had a family of six comprised of both biological and adopted children before they separated. The family was made up of three biological kids and three adopted children.
Madonna is a mother of six children, her oldest being 25 and her youngest is 9. She has adopted four of them.
9. Elon Musk
Elon, a proud dad of eight kids, believes the world needs more people! His first wife, Justine Wilson, gave birth to twins Griffin and Xavier, 18, and triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai, 16. Recently, the father welcomed another bundle of joy, a baby girl, with his partner Grimes, making Exa Dark Sidereal, their one-year-old son, a big brother!
10. Kris Jenner
She had Kim, 41, Khloe, 37, Kourtney, 43, and Rob, 35, with the late Robert Kardashian. She later welcomed Kendall, 26, and Kylie, 24.
11. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood has a total of eight children from different relationships. The eldest, Laurie, is 68 years old and was born in 1954. Last year, his youngest daughter, Morgan, celebrated her 25th birthday.
Diddy's blended family consists of six kids from three different partners, with ages ranging from 16 to 29.
13. Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have five children: Liam, 15, Stella, 13, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9, and Beau, 5.
14. Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is the proud parent of nine children, seven of which he has with his former spouse, Robyn Moore. The other two were brought into the world by Oksana Grigorieva and Rosalind Ross.
15. Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
The couple is already parents to seven children: Carmen (8), Rafael (6), Leonardo (5), Romeo (3), Eduardo (18 months), and Lucia (13 months). In addition, Alec has a 26-year-old daughter with his ex, Kim Basinger, Ireland Baldwin.
By keeping their families out of the spotlight, celebrities are able to maintain a level of privacy that allows them to live their lives as normal people and protect their families from any potential negative impacts of fame. This is especially important for those with large families, as they want to ensure that all members of their family can lead happy, healthy lives without the added pressure of fame.