Hollywood's biggest stars are constantly in the spotlight, which means fans may feel like they know everything about their lives. But after years of following celebrities, you might be surprised to know that some of your favorites are parents, some to more than one kid. Click through to see all the celebrity kids who have been hidden away from the public eye.
Bledel and her husband Vincent Kartheiser, whom she met on the set of Mad Men, like to keep to themselves, despite being on hugely popular TV shows. They were secretly married in 2014, and Bledel gave birth to their first child in 2016, also without anyone knowing.
Her Gilmore Girls co-star Scott Patterson (a.k.a Luke Danes) spilled the beans in an interview. "It was great to see her. She's really blossomed as a woman and now she's a proud new mother and married and happy," he told Glamour.
Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have two kids together—River Rose, 3, and Remington Alexander, 1. After experiencing two very difficult pregnancies, the American Idol alum decided she was done.
Despite playing a high school teenager, Morris was actually 22 when she joined the cast of Glee. She had her first son at the age of 26, while still filming the show, and now has two kids with her husband Taylor Hubbell—Elijah Beck, born in September 2013 and Owen Bartlett, born in February 2016.
The Lizzie McGuire star's son Luca Cruz Comrie turned 6 years old this month. And now that he's in school, he seems to have discovered that his mom is a celebrity. She told a story on Good Morning America about the day she picked him up from school and he said he knew her name.
"He said it with, like, a little glint in his eye, like somebody told him something that I haven't," she said.
The actor, plagued in the past by several sex scandals (like the time he was caught with a sex worker), has three children with three different women. His daughter Tabitha was born in 2011, followed one year later by the births of his sons John Mungo and Felix Chang Hong, who are only five months apart in age.
Unlike his character in Friends, LeBlanc settled down in 2003 with Melissa McKnight. In 2004, they had a daughter named Marina Pearl, who at 11 months old was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia—a condition that affects the brain, bones, and motor skills. She has since grown out of the medical condition.
"I remember when my daughter Marina was born," LeBlanc said in an interview. "The second I laid eyes on her, I was in love, and I had never felt that way before. I couldn’t believe it. I knew from that moment there was nothing that would ever stop me from loving her—even if she crashed my Ferrari."
Elba celebrated his daughter Isan's Sweet 16 this year with a big party. His son Winston is 12 years younger than Isan. In 2010 (four years before Winston was born), Elba thought he'd fathered another child with the woman he was seeing. She gave birth to a boy, and Elba thought for sure it was his son—but his friends and family thought otherwise. A paternity test proved they were right.
"It wasn't immediately obvious—well, it was, because he didn't look like me. But it wasn't immediately obvious what had gone down,” he told GQ in 2013. "To be given that and then have it taken away so harshly was like taking a full-on punch in the face: POW."
Renner's daughter will turn 5 this month. The Avengers star and his now ex-wife Sonni Pacheco, welcomed baby Ava Berlin back in 2013.
“I think my job as a father is make it impossible for her to find the version of a man that I will show her," he told Nobleman Magazine in 2017. "That’s my job every day. To be consistent, like the stone in the garden. Sometimes it sucks to be the stone but you need to be there."
Huson is the mother of two sons—Ryder Robinson and Bingham Hawn. Though the actress doesn't post much on social media about her two boys, she does bring them along to some red carpet events. Last year, Ryder attended his maternal grandmother, Goldie Hawn's Goldie’s Love in For Kids event, and he appeared almost as tall as she is.
Knightley's daughter Edie, now 2, came into the world in 2015. Knightley and husband James Righton decided to keep her name a secret for two months. Since announcing the name, Knightley has been more forthcoming about her daughter. She recalled the time a 19-month-old Edie said a vulgar word after President Donald Trump was elected.
"She’s literally repeating everything we say so we’re having to be really careful..." Knightley said. "I brought her into bed and she’s like this watching the television completely silently and totally still for about four minutes and she rolls over onto her back and she closes her eyes and she goes 'Fuck!' I'm very proud."
You might be surprised to find out that Disel has not one, not two, but three kids (not all pictured) with his partner Paloma Jiménez. Their names are Hania, Vincent, and Pauline—and the youngest, Pauline, was named for his Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker.
The former Jonas Brothers musician is a dad to two daughters, Alena Rose Jonas, 4 and Valentina Angelina Jonas, 1. Jonas and his wife Danielle Deleasa celebrated eight years together in December.
He posted a photo from their wedding on Instagram with the caption: "8 YEARS! 8 AMAZING YEARS! Thank you @daniellejonas for being my best friend and partner through so much. As we both change and grow it’s the greatest feeling knowing that we are also growing together. I love you with all my heart and happy anniversary my girl!"
Conrad and her husband William Tell, welcomed their son Liam James Tell in July 2017. “I People. “Boys are so fun. I was a tomboy, and I always play best with boys. When , I was so excited.”,” she told
The Walking Dead star dated former Victoria’s Secret model Helena Christensen for five years. During that time they had their son Mingus Lucien Reedus, who will turn 19 (!) this year. Mingus is now following in his mom's footsteps, recently walking in a Calvin Klein fashion show.
Reedus confirmed a year ago that he is in a relationship with Diane Kruger.
The Fall Out Boy bassist has two children. He and his now ex-wife Ashlee Simpson welcomed their first child Bronx Mowgli in 2008. And four years ago, the rock star had his second son with girlfriend Meagan Camper.
The actress gave birth to her and Romain Dauriac's daughter Rose Dorothy in 2014. However, Johansson and Dauriac are no longer together—their divorce was just finalized in September.
“We remain close friends and co-parents with a shared commitment to raising our daughter in a loving and compassionate environment,” the couple said in a joint statement.
Vergara gave birth to her son Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara in 1992 when she was just 19-years-old. She had married her high-school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez at 18. The two divorced a year after their son was born.
Blue Ivy has an older cousin—his name is Daniel Julez Smith. Beyoncé's younger sister Solange Knowles gave birth to her first child in 2004 when she was 18-years-old and married to Daniel Smith. Not long after they got hitched, the couple welcomed their son, who was named after his father.
The Pretty Little Liars star has a 4-year-old daughter named Phoenix Emmanuel Sursok-McEwen, with whom she went through a dramatic birth. A few months after her recovery, Sursok opened up about having an emergency C-section.
"Right at the last minute she turned the wrong way and the cord wrapped around her neck," Sursok said in an interview.
Marsden has two children with his ex-wife Lisa Linde—Jack Marsden, 17, and Mary James Marsden, 12. He has a third child with model Rose Costa, whom he reportedly got pregnant while she was in Miami on a layover from Brazil. The 5-year-old's name is William Luca Costa-Marsden.
Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively have two daughters—James and Ines—but you might not always remember because the couple tries their best not to publicize them. In February, Lively opened up about her weight loss after her second pregnancy.
In an Instagram post, she said, "Turns out you can’t lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through instagram and wondering why you don’t look like all the bikini models. Thanks @donsaladino for kickin my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud 💪😁💪."
Meester, like her Gossip Girl co-star Blake Lively, tends to keep her daughter Arlo Day Brody out of the spotlight. Last March, almost two years after her daughter with husband Adam Brody was born, Meester revealed why she doesn't talk much about her.
"I don’t talk about Arlo very much,” she said in an interview with Refinery29. "I am very proud of . But I’m also really proud of the show, and of the work I do.” She added, "I think the perception is: You’re an ingenue, or you’re an icon, or you’re a mom. There’s no in between.”
Maybe you didn't know, but bad-boy Hardy is the father of two. He has an 8-year-old son with his ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed, and 3-year-old with his current wife Charlotte Riley.