There are numerous reasons why individuals or couples may face difficulties conceiving a child through conventional means. However, surrogacy offers a viable alternative. This list comprises celebrities who have opted for surrogacy to start or extend their families. In the past, surrogacy used to be a confidential practice, but now many popular figures are openly sharing their stories. Here are some surprises from celebrities who have used surrogacy to have children.
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban
To start with, we’ll talk about Nicole Kidman, the famous Australian actress, and how she became a parent through different means. Initially, she adopted a son and a daughter with her former spouse, Tom Cruise, namely, Isabella and Connor. Later on, she gave birth to another daughter, this time with her current partner, Keith Urban.
Nicole and the country singer Keith opted for a surrogate mother to have their second daughter, Faith. Upon the arrival of their baby, the couple expressed their immense gratitude towards their gestational carrier, acknowledging that no words could aptly express their thankfulness.
Grimes and Elon Musk
This elusive family doesn’t have many photographs and their relationship status appears to be quite variable. In 2018, Canadian musician Grimes began dating billionaire Elon Musk. In 2020, they welcomed their son, who has a unique name, X Æ A-12. During her pregnancy, Grimes carried her son, but faced some health problems.
In 2021, the couple had a daughter called Exa Dark Sideræl Musk through the use of a surrogate. Although the couple has separated, Grimes still considers Elon to be her “best friend” and the person she loves the most.
Our list includes various famous personalities who opted for parenthood on their own. Instead of waiting for a partner, these celebrities chose to have a surrogate carry their child. Due to her challenging work routine, actress Lucy Liu also chose this route so that she could avoid spending time being pregnant.
According to her, she was working without knowing when she could finish. Lucy Liu gave birth to her son Rockwell in 2015 and has since actively supported and celebrated families that do not fit into traditional norms.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra, an actress and model, tied the knot with American singer and actor, Nick Jonas, in 2018. The media frenzy surrounding their wedding, particularly their beautiful Indian ceremony, was immense. The couple expanded their family through surrogacy in 2022.
Malti Marie, the offspring of Priyanka and Nick, was brought into the world in 2022 through a surrogate. In their statement, Priyanka and Nick expressed their elation and requested privacy to concentrate on their family at this exceptional moment.
Alex and Hilaria Baldwin
As observed from the example of Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, different couples have different ways of expanding their families. Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Baldwin followed a similar approach after the birth of their son, Edu Pao Lucas. While Hilaria gave birth to Edu, they opted for surrogacy to welcome their daughter, Maria Lucia.
In total, Alec and Hilaria have a family of seven children. Their children’s names are Edu, Maria, Carmen, Leonardo, Rafael, and Romeo. Additionally, Alec has a daughter named Ireland from his previous marriage to actress Kim Basinger.
Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
Using a surrogate has been stigmatized and some famous personalities have expressed being criticized for opting for this option.
In a recent statement, Elizabeth Banks stated that she believes people still form opinions about her based on her past actions and that some may not comprehend her decisions. Nonetheless, she does not feel the need to explain herself to anyone. Elizabeth and her husband Max employed a surrogate to have their two sons, Felix and Magnus. Elizabeth expressed gratitude if sharing her story can help others feel less isolated in their experiences.
Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker
Kandi Burruss, a member of the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast, found love with one of the show’s producers in a reality TV story. Before meeting Todd Tucker, Kandi was already a mother to her daughter Riley from a previous relationship, while Todd was also a father to his daughter Kaela.
In 2014, Kandi and Todd tied the knot and this led to the creation of a spin-off. The couple had a son, Ace, in 2016, and later used a surrogate to bring daughter Blaze into the family in 2019. The holiday photo captures the entire family together.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
LGBTQ+ couples may find surrogacy as a favorable alternative. In 2010, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka utilized an egg donor to have twins. David Burtka has later shared that they are uncertain which child belongs to whom.
Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, the children of David Burtka, were born via surrogate. Additionally, David maintains a close relationship with the children of film producer Jane Langer, whom he previously dated. It can be said that the stars serve as “dads” for Gideon and Harper, as well as for Langer’s children.
Capturing pictures of the late Michael Jackson with his three children is quite challenging because he often shielded their faces with masks, blankets, or other coverings when in public. In this image, all three of his children can be seen wearing masks while standing alongside their father.
To keep their identity concealed, the celebrity took this action. Michael fathered two children named Michael Joseph ‘Prince’ and Paris with his second spouse, Debbie Rowe. Later on, he became the father of his youngest child, Prince Michael ‘Blanket’, through the help of a surrogate mother in 2002.
Fans of Bravo were overjoyed when Andy Cohen, the popular host known as the King of the Housewives, became a parent. In 2019 he welcomed his son, Benjamin Allen and in 2022 his daughter, Lucy Eve, both of whom were born using a surrogate.
Andy Cohen has publicly expressed his gratitude towards his surrogates. When his daughter Lucy was born, he took to Instagram and acknowledged his surrogate as a rock star, adding that all surrogates are rock stars. He also thanked everyone who played a role in making this miracle happen and conveyed his immense happiness.
Elton John and David Furnish
Elton John, a well-known music icon, and his spouse explored adoption first, but eventually opted for surrogacy to have their own children, stating that their decision quickly gained momentum.
The vocalist and his spouse, a Canadian filmmaker named David Furnish, are parents to two sons. The couple’s firstborn, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John, was born in the year 2010. Subsequently, their second child, Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John, was born three years later, utilizing the same surrogate who carried Zachary.
Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef
The following couple in the LGBTQ+ community had contemplated adopting a child but eventually chose to have a surrogate. Singer Ricky Martin, who is Puerto Rican, stated that adoption could be lengthy and complex, so they turned to surrogacy which was a more appealing and quicker alternative. Martin had signed up for one baby through this method but ended up finding out that they were expecting twins.
Ricky and his spouse, a Syrian-Swedish artist named Jwan Yosef, have four children. Their first children were twins named Matteo and Valentino, followed by a daughter named Lucia, and finally a son named Renn.
Tyra Banks and Erik Asla
Although they had a son named York through a surrogate during their relationship, model and TV host Tyra Banks and Norwegian photographer Erik Asla went their separate ways after a year of York’s birth. They began dating in the 2010s.
Tyra Banks initially had concerns about using a surrogate to have a baby. She expressed her unease, stating that the process had numerous stages and she lived in a state of anxiety until she finally held her baby for the first time. However, Tyra now believes that everything worked out as it was supposed to.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
During Kim Kardashian’s pregnancies with North and Saint, she experienced a lot of difficulties and did not enjoy the experience as much as her mother and sister Kourtney. She openly admitted that pregnancy was not for her and was not afraid to be honest about it, despite hearing how wonderful it should be.
During her pregnancies, Kim faced severe health complications. As a result, she and her former spouse Kanye West opted to have their children, Chicago and Psalm, through a surrogate.
Fredrik Eklund and Derek Kaplan
As per our observations, the occurrence of having twins is quite frequent in surrogate births. This is due to the process of implantation where several embryos are utilized. Fredrik, a famous television personality and real estate broker, along with his spouse Derek Kaplan, welcomed their twins – Fredrik Jr. and Milla – in the year 2017.
This cute picture was shared on the star’s Instagram in 2022. Along with it, he expressed how the responsibility of being a father is evolving rapidly with his children getting older. He added that his son, Freddy, has surpassed him and Derek in terms of food intake.
Jimmy Fallon and Nancy Juvonen
Jimmy Fallon, the talk show host, and his spouse Nancy Juvonen had a hard time having children for a significant period. Fallon mentioned that they made attempts for five years and empathized with those who may have been trying for a more extended period. He encourages anyone who may be losing hope to keep trying and not give up.
The pair has two female children who go by the names of Winnie and Franny. Jimmy expressed his belief that having a family is incredibly rewarding and valuable.
Giuliana and Bill Rancic
Giuliana Rancic, a TV presenter who attempted to become pregnant for several years, shared her fertility struggles in various television interviews. During the IVF treatment, she learned that she had breast cancer.
Even though they faced difficulties, Giuliana and her husband decided to persist and opt for a surrogate. Giuliana, who is an Italian-American entertainment reporter, and her husband, entrepreneur Bill, are the proud parents of a son named Edward Duke Rancic, who was born in 2012.
Tan and Rob France
Tan France, who is known for being a reality TV personality and having expertise in fashion, formed his family through surrogacy. He is a Pakistani-British-American fashion designer and is married to Rob France, who works as a pediatric nurse and also does illustrations. The couple took to Instagram in 2021 to reveal that they were expecting a child through surrogacy.
Ismail is the son of Tan and Rob. Tan shared on his social media that they have brought their son home and they have an immense love for him. Both Tan and Rob prefer to keep their son’s face concealed, whether it be in public or on the internet.
Camille Donatacci and Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer, a popular TV personality, has a total of seven children. His first daughter, Spencer, was born to his first wife, Doreen Alderman, in 1983. Nine years later, his second daughter, Greer, was born to hairstylist Barrie Buckner.
In 1997, Kelsey tied the knot with Camille Donatacci who later became a cast member of Real Housewives. During their marriage, they had two kids, Jude and Mason, who were both born through surrogacy. However, Kelsey ended his union with Camille and subsequently started a relationship with his third wife, Kayte Walsh. The duo is blessed with three children – Faith, Gabriel, and James, as viewers might have seen.
Katey Sagal and Kurt Sutter
Actress Katey Sagal has tied the knot on various occasions and is the owner of three successful marriages. She also has three offspring. Katey Sagal teamed up with her third husband, a skilled screenwriter and director named Kurt Sutter, to employ a surrogate.
According to her statement, they underwent the entire process of in vitro fertilization and their embryos were not very robust. However, they decided to take a chance and see what happens, saying “if it’s destiny, it will happen.” As a result, they were blessed with a daughter named Esmé Louise in 2007.
Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani
Despite no longer being in a relationship, Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani continue to share parental responsibilities and actively raise their children. Interestingly, they chose to have both of their children after ending their romantic partnership.
In 2020, Anderson Cooper and Benjamin Maisani became parents to their first son, Wyatt, through the use of a surrogate. In 2022, their family welcomed their second son, Sebastian. Presently, Benjamin is going through the process of officially adopting Wyatt, who was named after Anderson’s father. Benjamin was also present in the hospital room during Wyatt’s birth.
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower
Similar to some other individuals in our roster, the renowned performer Robert De Niro has a considerable number of offspring. All together, he has fathered six children. The famed actor tied the knot for the first time in 1975. He and his spouse Diahnne welcomed a son named Raphael, and De Niro proceeded to legally adopt her daughter, Drena.
In 1995, actor Robert De Niro utilized a surrogate to have twin sons with model Toukie Smith. Afterwards, he wed Grace Hightower and also used a surrogate to have two more children. His son Elliot was born in 1998, followed by his daughter Helen in 2011.
Michael Turchin and Lance Bass
Lance Bass, a former member of the NSYNC, expressed his excitement on Instagram after welcoming his children. He wrote, “The babies have arrived!!” and conveyed how overwhelmed he felt with love. He appreciated all the warm wishes he received and also wondered about the process of changing diapers.
Lance Bass and his husband, who is a painter and actor, Michael Turchin, have become parents to twins named Violet and Alexander. The babies were born in 2021 through a surrogate, and the couple was open about the surrogacy journey they went through. Their intention was to motivate and encourage other LGBTQ+ couples to consider surrogacy as an option.
Becca Tobin and Zach Martin
Actress Becca Tobin shared news of a new family member on Instagram. She revealed that she and her husband Zach Martin had been attempting to conceive for five years without success, so they opted to use a surrogate for the process.
On Instagram, Becca expressed her joy as she welcomed Rutherford ‘Ford’ Thomas Martin to the world. She stated that his arrival has made life so much sweeter for her, and expressed gratitude to their dedicated surrogate for delivering him safely amidst a loving environment.
Jordana Brewster and Andrew Form
Actress Jordana Brewster, like numerous surrogate users, initially experienced shame, especially about her inability to conceive. When questioned about the topic, she realized that she kept rationalizing her choice.
Jordana revealed that she used a gestational surrogate to give birth to her son, Julian, but she would make a fuss about it even though nobody asked for the information. She and her partner have two sons, Julian and Rowan, but they are no longer together.
Ryan Murphy and David Miller
Ryan Murphy is a highly influential individual in the TV business. He tied the knot with photographer David Miller in 2012, and the two of them are affectionate parents to three lovely boys. Surrogates played a role in carrying all three of the boys.
The couple welcomed their first child, Logan Phineas, into the world in 2012, followed by their second child, Ford Theodoure, two years later. Lastly, they were blessed with the arrival of their third child, Griffin Sullivan, in 2020. Murphy expressed his gratitude for having two dads and a great surrogate to help make their family complete.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Gabrielle Union, like some other individuals on our list, has experienced feelings of guilt for not giving birth to her daughter, Kaavia James. The actress shared her experience in her book.
Gabrielle, the actress and step-mom to her husband’s three children, expressed that she will always wonder what it would feel like to have carried a baby who is a rockstar inside her. She says that although the pain has lessened, it still lingers and adds to her fears. Gabrielle and her husband, Dwyane Wade, welcomed their daughter, Kaavia, in 2018.
Adrienne Maloof and Paul Nassif
We have already discussed a few Real Housewives, and now, let’s talk about another one. When Brandi Glanville, Adrienne Maloof’s co-star, revealed on camera that she had undergone surrogacy, it created a major controversy. Although this information was already known by the other members of the cast, Adrienne’s kids were unaware that they were born via a surrogate.
Consequently, Bravo and Adrienne Maloof’s castmate were served with legal documents by her, and she declined to participate in the reunion program. The twins of the businesswoman and her former spouse, Paul Nassif, were born using a surrogate.
Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung
Lucy Liu’s experience has demonstrated that being pregnant while acting does not always work well together. While some TV shows may incorporate a character’s pregnancy into the storyline, others may not be as willing to accommodate. Jamie Chung, an actress and reality TV personality, had to consider her career prospects when thinking about starting a family. She expressed her fear of pausing her career: “I was really scared of halting my life.”
The celebrity stated that in their line of work, it seems like one can be quickly overlooked if they don’t take up another project within a month of their previous one. Jamie, along with her actor spouse, had twin babies in 2021.
Kristen Wiig and Avi Rothman
Even though actress Kristen Wiig had feelings of guilt regarding her decision to use a surrogate, she has now expressed that she is content with her choice and wouldn’t have done things differently. Due to fertility problems while trying to conceive, the celebrity ultimately chose to employ a surrogate mother.
In 2021, Kristen tied the knot with Avi Rothman, who is an actor. Prior to their marriage, they welcomed twins – a son named Shiloh and a daughter named Luna – in 2020. Although both are celebrities, they are making an effort to maintain their children’s privacy by not exposing them in public.
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
Ellen Pompeo, a television personality, has a total of three children. Despite giving birth to her first and third children, she opted for a surrogate to carry her second child. She expressed immense gratitude towards the surrogate for her generosity, stating that it is truly an extraordinary act to carry someone else’s child and she feels very fortunate and blessed to have received such a gift.
Ellen and her spouse Chris Avery have three children named Eli Christopher, Stella Luna, and Sienna May. The couple has been in a married relationship since 2003.
Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Those who are familiar with the KarJenner clan are aware that Khloé Kardashian has faced a great deal of difficulties in her relationship with NBA player Tristan Thompson. While she was carrying their child, True, the sportsman was unfaithful to the reality TV personality. Even after Khloé forgave him and decided to give him another chance, Tristan continued to cheat on her multiple times.
Tristan Thompson impregnated another woman which was known to Khloé after they had already arranged a surrogate to have their own child. Subsequently, the couple has separated (hopefully) and no details or images have been shared about their newborn son.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodríguez
This is another example of a big family of famous people. Cristiano Ronaldo, a soccer player from Portugal, and Georgina Rodríguez, a model from Spain with Argentine roots, have five children together. Their first son, Cristiano Jr., was born in 2010 to a mother who has not been identified, however, Ronaldo has legal custody of him.
In 2017, Cristiano and Georgina had twins Eva and Mateo through a surrogate. Later that year, Georgina gave birth to their daughter Alana. Despite planning for more twins, the couple suffered the loss of one. However, their daughter Bella Esmerelda was born in 2022.
Perez Hilton, a famous blogger, is a single father who is responsible for raising his three children all by himself. In order to have children, he opted for a surrogate and used donor eggs for all of his kids, including his eldest son Mario Armando Lavandeira III who was born in 2013. Following this, he welcomed his daughter Mia Alma two years later in 2015.
Finally, Perez welcomed his youngest child, daughter Mayte Amor, in 2017. The star often posts pictures of his kids with his mom. On Mother’s Day, he wrote, “Every child is a blessing and this Mother’s Day was extra blessed for me and my mother!”
Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz
It’s tough to find any photographs of Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz’s daughter, Raddix. Like some others on our list, these celebs want to keep their child under wraps. This makes sense, especially when it comes to swirling paparazzi and social media snaps.
The actress and musician announced the birth of their daughter in 2020. The couple decided to use a surrogate after years of trying to get pregnant. They tried IVF and acupuncture before eventually opting for surrogacy.
George Lucas and Mellody Hobson
Filmmaker George Lucas has become a father by using various options. Firstly, the director adopted daughter Amanda with his former wife, film editor Maria Lou Griffin. After the couple split in 1983, George adopted two more children — Katie and Jett — as a single parent.
George Lucas then remarried in 2013, to businesswoman Mellody Hobson. The couple welcomed their daughter in 2013, who was born to a surrogate. In this picture, George and Mellody can be seen with little Everest.
Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington
Likewise, actor Dennis Quaid has a number of children that were born in differing ways. The star’s eldest son, Jack, was born during his marriage to actress Meg Ryan. Then, Dennis had twins born via surrogate with his third wife, real estate agent Kimberly Buffington.
When the twins were born, hospital staff mistakenly gave them the wrong dosage of medication. As a result, Dennis Quaid filed a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company. The actor is now married to his fourth wife, Laura Savoie.
Laura Benanti and Patrick Brown
Actress Laura Benanti and her third husband, Patrick Brown, used a surrogate for both of their children. The couple got hitched in 2015 and welcomed their first daughter, Ella Rose, two years later. In 2022, Laura and Patrick celebrated the arrival of their second daughter, Louisa Georgia.
Speaking about her surrogate, Laura has said, “Our remarkable surrogate (an angel-on-earth) delivered her into our arms; an other-worldly generosity of spirit, body, and kindness that can never be repaid.”
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
In this rare red carpet appearance, we can see all the members of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s family posing together. The actress gave birth to the couple’s first child, James, back in 2002. For their twin daughters, the high-profile couple used a surrogate. Tabitha and Marion were born in 2009.
Sarah has revealed that she and Matthew “tried and tried and tried” to conceive naturally. She concluded, “But it just was not to be, the conventional way.”
Did you know that Amber Heard has a daughter? We certainly didn’t. The actress has been making headlines thanks to her high-profile court case with ex-husband Johnny Depp. But in 2021, the star announced on Instagram that she’d become a mother, and used a surrogate.
Amber said, “I hope we arrive at a point in which it’s normalized to not want a ring in order to have a crib.” She continued, “Her name is Oonagh Paige Heard. She’s the beginning of the rest of my life.”
Matt Bomer and Simon Halls
Actor Matt Bomer got married to publicist Simon Halls in 2011. This was one year before the star publicly came out while accepting an award. At this stage, he and Simon had already become fathers to three kids by surrogate.
The couple started their family back in 2005 with the arrival of their son, Kit. They then welcomed twin boys, Walker and Henry, in 2008. The star said, “I just want to be hopefully somebody who helps shape these souls without changing how they came into the world.”
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
Actress Angela Bassett first considered using a surrogate when one of her friends went through the process. She explained, “She began to tell me about the idea of surrogacy. The more we learned about it, the more we began to think that perhaps this was an answer for us.”
Angela and actor husband Courtney B. Vance welcomed twins via surrogate in 2006. The couple shares a son named Slater Josiah, and a daughter named Bronwyn Golden. In this adorable photo, the family poses together.
Amy Smart and Carter Oosterhouse
Like some of the other surrogate-using stars on our list, Amy Smart publicly thanked her surrogate. One month after the arrival of the actress’s daughter, she posted a heartfelt thank you on Instagram.
She wrote, “Feeling so grateful to have her in my arms… after years of fertility struggles I give thanks today to our kind, loving surrogate for carrying her.” Amy Smart is married to TV personality and former model Carter Oosterhouse. Their daughter, Flora, was born in 2017.
Lisa and Lenny Hochstein
Time for one more Real Housewife? Viewers watched Miami-based plastic surgeon Lenny Hochstein ask his wife repeatedly when they would have children. Eventually, the couple turned to surrogacy to expand their family. The couple’s son Logan was born in 2015, and daughter Elle arrived in 2019.
Sadly, since then, it was revealed that Lenny was cheating on his wife, Lisa. The couple has since been embroiled in lots of social media shade and a lengthy divorce process. We say, good riddance!
Tom Ford and Richard Buckley
We close our list of celebrities who used a surrogate with fashion designer and movie director Tom Ford. The fashion-forward filmmaker first met his husband, fashion journalist and editor Richard Buckley in 1986. The couple got married in 2014, after welcoming their son, Alexander John Buckley Ford.
Alexander was born via surrogate in 2012. Sadly, Richard Buckley passed away in 2021, aged 72, after a long illness. Tom Ford continues to raise their son as a single parent.
Paris Hilton and Carter Reum
Reality star turned businesswoman Paris Hilton welcomed a baby with her husband, author Carter Reum. The couple’s son was born on January 24th, 2023, via surrogate. A source close to the couple has said that 41-year-old Paris is “incredibly happy and has always dreamed of being a mom.”
“Her friends and family are thrilled for her and know she is going to be the best mom.” At the time of writing, Hilton has not yet revealed her baby’s name.
It may not be easy to juggle a successful career in the spotlight along with a family, but some of these celebrities didn’t let their careers get in their way and went on to have very large families. These celebrities with shockingly big families may surprise you!
The Van Der Beeks
Many people recognize James Van Der Beek from his role in Dawson’s Creek, but he also plays quite a family-oriented role with his wife Kimberly. The two have a family made up of five children with a sixth on the way.
Ziggy Marley is best known for his role as an iconic Jamaican musician, carrying on the legacy of his father, Bob Marley. However, the musician has quite a family of his own with his wife Orly. The couple has seven sons and daughters including Daniel, Gideon, Abraham, Isaiah, Justice, Zuri, and Judah. They range in age from three years old to 30 years old. Ziggy recently shared that the family loves being together and the holidays, in particular, are a lot of fun.
The name Tommy Hilfiger is synonymous with fashion design. However, he hasn’t been too busy with his fashion career that he hasn’t made time for family. In a previous marriage to a woman named Susie, the fashion mogul fathered four children including Kathleen, 22, Elizabeth, 24, Richard, 28, and Ally, 33. He also has an eight-year-old named Sebastian with his current wife, Dee Ocleppo, who also has a pair of sons from a previous marriage that she brought into the Hilfiger fold.
The career of Rod Stewart is a highly recognizable one. As it turns out, he has an impressively-sized family as well as a long list of records. He was with Susannah Boffey when he had Sarah Streeter who was eventually given up for adoption. Then, he and Alana Hamilton married and had Kimberly and Sean. With girlfriend Kelly Emberg, he had Ruby. He also had Renee, Liam, Alastair, and Aiden over the course of his marriages to Rachel Hunter and Penny Lancaster.
The Hilton family is best known for the hotel chain that bears their name. Kathy and Richard Hilton, the head of the titan of a family, have an impressive clan whose names you probably already know. The most famous child of the pair is undeniably Paris Hilton who is now 39 years old. Alongside her, she has an older sibling, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and two younger siblings named Barron Hilton II and Conrad Hughes Hilton. All children are heirs to the Hilton fortune.
Elon Musk is the founder of Tesla and he’s become quite a personality outside of this title as well. He’s also a father to several children. In his first marriage to Justine Musk, the pair had six children. This includes twins, Xavier and Griffin, alongside triplets named Kai, Damian, and Saxon. The pair’s first son, Nevada Alexander, unfortunately, passed away when he was 10 months old. Musk also just had a son with a current partner, musician Grimes, and they named him pretty originally – X Æ A-12.
Creating a name for herself on the 1990 TV show Beverly Hills, 90210, Tori Spelling has created quite a family as well! Alongside husband Dean McDermott, the couple makes up a family of seven. This includes a total of two daughters and three sons. Their daughters include nine-year-old Stella and six-year-old Hattie. The family’s sons include an 11-year-old named Liam, a five-year-old named Finn, and a one-year-old named Beau. Spelling keeps her fanbase up to date with cute family pictures and lavish birthday parties.
There are few boxers who have the same fame and notoriety as Mike Tyson. Yet, the boxer also boasts a large family across multiple marriages. Overall, he is a father of seven. With Lakiha Spencer, he has sons Milan, aged eight, and Morocco, 10. With Monica Turner, he has 22-year-old son Amir and 23-year-old daughter Rayna. His oldest child, 29, is Mikey Lorna Tyson with Kimberly Scarborough. With Sol Xochitl, he fathers son Miguel Leon, 17, and a daughter, Exodus, who sadly passed away in 2004.
Bob Dylan is a singer and songwriter with a lot of respect in his industry. Over the years, he’s built up an impressive family as well. With his first wife, Sara Lownds, Dylan has a total of five children. This includes biological children Jess, Samuel, Anna, and Jakob alongside his step-daughter-turned-adopted-daughter Maria. He was later married to Carol Dennis with whom he has a daughter named Desiree. It’s hard to tell if Dylan might have more children even though there have been claims as such.
From the band Hanson, Taylor Hanson and his wife Natalie Hanson have created quite a large family. They recently stated that they try to keep their love of adventure alive in the family. In all, the family is made up of six children. This includes an even split of three daughters and three sons. Their daughters’ names are Wilhelmina “Willa” Jane who is six, Penelope “Penny” Anne, age 14, and Indiana, born in December 2018. Their sons are Viggo Moriah, 10, Jordan Ezra, 16, and River Samuel, 13.
Mel Gibson has made plenty of waves in Hollywood over the course of his career. Whether he was starring in a movie or causing controversy, Gibson has kept “father” as a title for a while now. Hannah, Christian, Louis, Milo, Thomas, Edward, and William are from his marriage to his now-ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore. This marriage ended because Gibson was expecting a child with Oksana Grigorieva. The two had a daughter, Lucia, before breaking up. He also has a son named Lars with Rosalind Ross.
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin tied the knot back in 2012. Since then, they haven’t taken any time to slow down on expanding their family. Alec already had his daughter, Ireland, from his previous marriage. The new couple has also added their children Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, and Romeo who are six, four, three, and one, respectively. In 2019, Hilaria announced that she was expecting again, so there will soon be five children from the marriage plus Alec’s daughter.
Sylvester Stallone is widely known for his acting career, especially when it comes to action movies. On top of that, he fills the father role in a rather large family of his own as well. In 1974, Stallone married Sasha Czack. The two had a set of sons – Seargeoh, 40, and Sage. Sadly, Sage passed away in 2012 at the young age of 36 due to heart disease. Stallone remarried to Jennifer Flavin later and the two have three daughters: 17-year-old Scarlet Rose, 21-year-old Sistine, and 23-year-old Sophia Rose.
Steven Spielberg is a legendary director and the name behind films such as Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Additionally, he’s a father figure in a large family. Spielberg has a total of six children. His eldest, Max, is the only child from his marriage to Amy Irving. His current wife, Kate Capshaw, has five children with him. This includes Theo, Sasha, Sawyer, Mikaela, and Destry. Capshaw also brought a daughter named Jessica from a previous relationship into the family.
Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin married his husband Jwan Yosef in 2017. Since then, the two have been expanding their family. In fact, their newest member arrived on October 28, 2019. The newest member of the family is Renn and he joins his older sister Lucia and older brothers Matteo and Valentino, a set of fraternal twins. The couple previously shared that they wanted a big family and Martin even stated he’d love “four more pairs of twins.”
Most of us recognize Lauryn Hill from her illustrious career as a Grammy Award-winning musician but she also has quite a large family as well. Hill has a family of six children. She has a mix of both sons and daughters including Zion David, Selah Louise, Joshua Omaru, John Nesta, and Sarah who she had with Rohan Marley. In 2011, she had her youngest and sixth child, a son that Hill named Micah.
If you’re a fan of home improvement shows, you might recognize Chip and Joanna, the stars of Fixer Upper. The two are also the head of a large family with five kids of their own. The couple has two daughters, one named Emmie Kay who is eight years old, and Ella who is 11 years old. They welcomed their youngest son, Crew, in June 2018 who joins his older brothers Duke and Drake, who are nine and 13, respectively.
When it comes to Kevin Costner, most people think of him as an actor. While this is true, he’s a father to five as well. In his first marriage, Costner married his college sweetheart, Cindy Silva. The two had three children together, Lily, Joe, and Annie. Later, he had a fleeting relationship with Bridget Rooney that led to the birth of his son, Liam. Since 2004, he’s been married to Christine Baumgartner and the two have three children named Grace, Hayes, and Cayden.
There aren’t quite as many names in Hollywood as big as Clint Eastwood’s. Now 89 years old, the star is the patriarch of quite a large family with children in adulthood who are continuing his legacy. The actor and director’s children range in age from 22 years old to 65 years old. This includes five daughters as well as two sons named Laurie Murray, Morgan, Kimber Lynn, Kyle, Alison, Scott, Kathryn, and Francesca. His children are aged 65, 22, 55, 51, 47, 33, 31, and 26, respectively.
Evander Holyfield is a widely-known name if you’re a boxing fan. Even if you don’t follow the sport closely, you might still know his name. He also has 11 children that span three marriages and a myriad of relationships. This includes Ewin Ezekiel, Elijah Esaias, Evette Ashley, Eli Ethan, Eleazar Evan, Elijah Jedidiah, Eden Eloise, Eve Elizabeth, Evander Jr., Ebonne Esheal, and Emani Winter. Two are athletes just like their dad too! Elijah Esaias is a University of Georgia football player and Eleazar Evan is an aspiring boxer.
Heidi Klum is one of the most recognized models in the world. Alongside projects such as Project Runway, she is also a mother to a rather large family. When she was married to the singer Seal, she became a mother to three children named Henry, Johan, and Lou, ranging in age from eight years old to 12. Before that, she had a daughter from another relationship named Leni, who is two years older than her closest brother, Henry.
Willie Nelson is a giant figure in the country music industry. Over the years, he’s made numerous albums but he’s found time to grow his family in between. The country musician had three children with Martha Matthews, his first wife. This included Susie, Lana, and Billy. Unfortunately, Billy died back in 1991. When he married his third wife, Connie Koepke, he had daughters Paula and Amy. Finally, he and his current wife, Annie D’Angelo have two sons, Lukas and Micah.
If you don’t recognize the name Ciccone, you’ll definitely recognize the first-name-only moniker the singer sticks to: Madonna. The singer now has a total of six children and takes the role of being a mother very seriously. In her marriage with Guy Ritchie, the two adopted children David and Mercy from Malawi alongside their child Rocco. She also has a child named Lourdes with her ex, Carlos Leon. In 2017, she announced on Instagram she’d be adopting again – a pair of twin girls from Malawi.
Mia Farrow is another Hollywood heavyweight with “mother” as one of her many titles. In all, the actress and model has a family including 14 children. 10 of her children are adopted while four are biological. The biological children are sets of twins Matthew and Sascha and Fletcher and Satchel (AKA Ronan). Her adopted children include Soon-Yi, Lark, Summer (AKA Daisy), Moses, Dylan, Tam, Isaiah, Gabriel (AKA Thaddeus), Quincy, and Frankie-Minh. Sadly, Lark, Tam, and Gabriel have since passed away.
Eddie Murphy is a famous comedian who has become quite the icon. His wife, Paige Butcher, is pretty impressive herself with a notable modeling career in her portfolio. Between the two of them, they’ve welcomed two children into the world – one as recently as the end of 2018! All in all, this means that Eddie Murphie has a large family with 10 kids ranging from their baby to his 29-year-old daughter, Bria, with his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell Muphy.
One of the biggest and most well-known families is the Kardashian-Jenner clan. The family now spans generations and each member is creating quite an exciting legacy. Matriarch Kris Jenner has six grown children. With former husband Robert Kardashian, she has Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe while daughters Kylie and Kendall were from her now-dissolved marriage with Caitlyn Jenner. Plus, except for Kendall Jenner, each one of the children now has a child or even multiple children of their own!
Marie Osmond comes from the famous musical family, the Osmonds. She’s also created a family of her own with a total of eight children. These children span two marriages and vary in biological to adopted. Her first husband, who she later remarried, fathered her son Stephen James Craig. With her second husband, Brian Blosil, she had seven children including five adopted children. This includes Rachael, Matthew, Abigail, Brianna, Brandon, Jessica, and Michael. Unfortunately, Michael passed away in 2010.
Billy Ray Cyrus is another famous country musician. Today, though, many of the younger generations know his family better than him. After all, he is the father of the famous singer and actress Miley Cyrus. However, she’s only one of six children. He also has a son named Christopher with Kristin Luckey and had Braison, Noah, and Miley with Leticia – or “Tish” – Finley Cyrus. He also adopted Tish’s two children from a previous relationship named Brandi and Trace.
The Duggars hold an interesting spot on this list because they’re actually famous for their big family. The family includes a total of 19 children who all star together in the show. The family includes Joshua, Jana, John-David, Jill, Jessa, Joseph, Jinger, Josiah, Joy-Anna, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, Justin, James, Jackson, Jennifer, Johannah, Jordyn-Grace, and Josie. The family has starred in an aptly named reality show called 19 Kids and Counting as well as a TLC spinoff of the show.
Interestingly, 19 Kids and Counting isn’t the only reality show about having a big family. If you want another, look no further than the Gosselin family originally led by Jon and Kate Gosselin. Kate and Jon Gosselin have twins Mady and Cara alongside a rare set of sextuplets named Hannah, Collin, Joel, Leah, Aaden, and Alexis. Their show was originally called Jon and Kate Plus 8. Once the couple divorced, though, Jon left the show and it became Kate Plus 8.
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is a very busy dad, not just at work but also at home with five children. They all have very long names to carry with them in their young and adult lives. Let’s start with the oldest, Poppy Honey Rosie, then came Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, and Buddy Bear Maurice. Jamie and his wife Jools’ youngest child also comes with many interesting names: River Rocket Blue Dallas, who is now four years old.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, also very well-known as Sting, has six children from different wives. The two oldest children, Joseph born on 23 November 1976, and Fuchsia Katherine born on 17 April 1982, he had with actress Francis Tomelty. With Trudie, he had Mickey, Jake, Eliot, and the youngest, Giacomo, and they all have careers in the entertainment industry. According to Sting, all his children will have to stand on their own feet as they will not inherit his handsome fortune.
Sean Combs, also known by his rapper name Puff Daddy, has seven children, and according to him, he wants at least ten children. He has four sons and three daughters, some of whom are not his biological children. Some of his children were adopted, others are children from his previous spouses. H also has his own biological son, Justin, and twin daughters with Kimberley Porter, plus another daughter, Chance, with Sarah Chapman.
With a big brood of 13 children, Duane Lee Chapman is a very busy man. Chapman is a reality TV star and hosted the show Dog’s Most Wanted. With his first wife, La Fonda, he had two children, Duane and Leland. Then he had three children with Ann Tegnell: Zebadiah, Wesley, and James. He then had three children with Lyssa Brittain: Barbara, Tucker, and Lyssa, and with his fifth wife Beth, he had Bonnie and Garry. The eldest child, Christopher, he had with ex-girlfriend Debbie White and he also adopted Alice’s children, Cecily and Dominic.
Jermaine Jackson, the brother of Micheal Jackson, has eight children, also with many different wives and girlfriends, and there might be more children coming! He had three children with his first wife, Hazel Gordy, named Jay, Autumn, and Jaimy. He then had a relationship with Margaret, who gave him two sons, Jeremy and Jourdynn. Then from his relationship with Alejandra, there were another two sons, Jaafar and Jermajesty. Lastly, there is Donte, who Jermaine adopted while in a relationship with Alejandra.
American rapper Kevin Federline is the father of six children, and with his busy social life, his hands are quite full. He has two children with his ex-fiance Shar Jackson, daughter Koli and son Kaleb. Then Kevin and ex-wife Britney Spears have two children, Sean and Jayden. He also has two daughters, Jordan and Payten, with wife Victoria Prince, to whom he is still married.
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Robert De Niro, the Academy Award-winning actor from movies like Meet the Parents and The Untouchables, also has six children. He has a son Raphael with Dianne Abbott, he adopted her daughter Drena, and he has twin sons Julian and Aaron who were carried by a surrogate. De Niro also had another son, Elliot, from his marriage with Grace Hightower. Lastly is his youngest daughter, Helen Grace, who was also carried by a surrogate mother.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the proud father of quite a large brood of children, five of them to be specific. With Maria Shriver he had Katherine, 31, Christina, 29, Patrick, 27, and Christopher, 23. All of his children work out with their fitness fanatic father, who is also a well-known bodybuilder around the world. He also has another son, Joseph who is 22 years old, not from his marriage with Shriver, but from his affair with Mildred Patricia Baena
Stevie Wonder has nine children from five different women. From his first relationship, he had a daughter Aisha and son Keita. He then had a son Mumtaz from his relationship with Melody. Wonder had his daughter Sophia and son Kwame from an unknown woman. There are also two sons from his marriage with Kai Millard Morris, Kailand and Mandla. Then he had another two children with Tomeeka Robyn Bracy—although nothing is known about the first child, the second child is a daughter named Nia.
Jude Law is the proud father of five children, and baby number six is on the way! His first three children, Rafferty, Iris, and Rudy, he had with Sadie Frost. He then had a daughter named Sophia with Samantha Burke. Law had another daughter, Ada, with ex Catherine Harding. Today, his new wife, Phillipa Coan, is also expecting a baby. So this will increase the brood of Law kids to six.
Die Hard actor Bruce Willis has five daughters, and he is clearly a very proud father. Together with actress Demi Moore, they had three daughters, Rumer, Tallulah Belle, and Scout. But having kids did not stop there for Bruce Willis! With his second wife Emma Hemming, he also had two daughters. Mabel Ray and Evelyn Penn were born in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is clearly great at making daughters!
Donnie Osmond is the brother of Marie Osmond, and he also has quite a large family with five kids in the brood. All five children were with wife Debbie Osmond, named Donald, Jeremy, Brandon, Christopher, and Joshua. Donnie and his wife were blessed with only sons. They are just the opposite of his sister Marie, who has a house full of daughters. Donnie and Debbie are now grandparents to ten grandchildren!
Steve Harvey is a comedian, entertainer, and host of the Steve Harvey Show and is the proud father of seven children. Four of his children are biological from his past wives, while the other three children he adopted with his current wife. Steve also adopted his current wife’s three children from her previous marriage and added them to his brood. He really loves children and is proud of all of them.
Kirk Cameron from Growing Pains has a total of 6 children together with his wife Chelsea Noble, whom he married in 1991. This 49-year-old actor started his career as a 13-year-old while he was still in school. Kirk and his wife have 2 biological children, Olivia, 18, and James, 16, who are the youngest of their 6 children. They also have 4 older adopted children, Jack, 23, Isabella, 24, Anna, 21, and Luke, 19.
Russian model Natalia Vodianova, also known as Supernova, is one of those people who just loves to have a lot of children. She has a full house with 5 children: Neva, Lucas, Viktor, and Maxim Portman, and the youngest Roman Arnault. She is not married to the father of her youngest child, Antoine Arnault, who is the son of French billionaire, Bernard Arnault. They were supposed to get married this year, but Natalia postponed the wedding because of the Coronavirus epidemic.
Canadian musician and music producer David Foster has taken part in five marriages. As such, he’s accumulated a rather large family to spend the holidays and his time off with. Foster has five biological daughters. This includes his daughters Jordan, 33, Erin, 37, Sara, 38, Amy, 46, and Allison, 48. In addition, he is also a stepfather to Tamre Winger, Brandon Jenner, Gigi Bella, and Anwar Hadid. Since all his children are adults, he’s even a grandfather to seven more kids.
There are a few names you can’t escape in music and Mick Jagger is definitely at the top of the list. Aside from helping secure the name of The Rolling Stones, the idol is also a father. In all, Jagger has eight children who range widely in age. His adult and teenage children include Georgia, Jade, James, Elizabeth, Lucas, Gabriel, and Karis and range from age 17 to 45. He welcomed another child with Melanie Hamrick in 2016. In addition, he has five more grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Actor Chris O’Donnell, known for roles in NCIS: Los Angeles and movies like Batman and Robin, is married to Caroline Fentress. The pair has five children together. In all, they have three sons and two daughters. Their sons are Finley, Charles, and Christopher. Their daughters include the oldest child, Lily, and the youngest child Maeve. O’Donnell shared that they didn’t plan to have five children in their family but they were pleasantly surprised by Maeve’s arrival into the family.
You can’t talk about big celebrity families without at least mentioning the Jolie-Pitts. The family is the product of the former Hollywood power couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Jolie once stated that it was interesting that her family was so big because she never “thought of myself as a mother.” Nevertheless, the duo adopted and biologically had quite a brood. Maddox, Zahara, and Pax are adopted from Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. Shiloh and twins named Knox and Vivienne are the pair’s biological children.
Marlon Brando was a famous actor and many even considered him among the greatest actors of all time. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2004 of congestive heart failure, leaving behind a rather large family. In all, Brando had 11 children. Of those children, eight were biological and three were adopted. Their names are Christian, Simon Teihuto, Miko Castaneda, Timothy Gahan, Raiatua, Cheyenne, Myles Jonathan, Ninna Priscilla, Rebecca, Lisa, and Maimiti. His biological children came from various marriages and affairs.