By Alex Warner
Hollywood's biggest stars are constantly in the spotlight, which means fans may feel like they know everything about their lives. But even 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, who 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 and Remington Alexander. 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 7 in 2019. 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.
In the fall of 2018, Duff gave birth to a daughter, Banks Violet Blair, with partner Matthew Koma.
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.
Elba celebrated his daughter Isan's Sweet 16 in 2018 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."
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, and a daughter, Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa. Though the actress doesn't post much on social media about her kids, she does bring them along to some red carpet events.
Knightley's daughter, Edie, 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 and Valentina Angelina Jonas. Jonas and his wife Danielle Deleasa have been married since 2009.
On one recent anniversary, 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!"
Odom had three kids—Destiny, Lamar Jr., and Jayden—with Liza Morales before he married Kholé Kardashian in 2009. In 2006, his youngest son Jayden tragically passed away in his sleep due to suffocation. It's thought that the death of his 6-month-old son led to the basketball star's drug addiction.
Conrad and her husband William Tell, welcomed their son Liam James Tell in July 2017. “I always hoped I would have a boy,” she told People. “Boys are so fun. I was a tomboy, and I always play best with boys. When we found out, I was so excited.” She welcomed her second son in October 2019.
The Walking Dead star dated former Victoria’s Secret model Helena Christensen for five years. During that time they welcomed their son Mingus Lucien Reedus. Mingus is now following in his mom's footsteps, recently walking in a Calvin Klein fashion show.
Reedus welcomed a second child with his partner, Diane Kruger, in 2018.
During Bloom's three-year marriage to model Miranda Kerr, they had a son named Flynn. Bloom doesn't post many pictures of his son, and when he does, his face is mostly covered.
The Fall Out Boy bassist has three children. He and his now ex-wife Ashlee Simpson welcomed their first child Bronx Mowgli in 2008. The rock star also has a second son and a daughter 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.
“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 daughter named Phoenix Emmanuel Sursok-McEwen, whose birth, unfortunately, was dramatic. 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, and Mary James Marsden. 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 youngest child's name is William Luca Costa-Marsden.
Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively have three chidlren, but you might not always remember because the couple tries their best not to publicize them. Last 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. "I don’t talk about Arlo very much,” she said in an interview with Refinery29. "I am very proud of that area of my life. 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 a father. He has several kids, including a son, who was born in 2008, with ex-girlfriend Rachael Speed, and two kids with his wife Charlotte Riley.
Rebecca Romijn and her second husband, Jerry O'Connell, welcomed their twin daughters, Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip, just over a year after they tied the knot in 2007. The actress and her husband tend to keep their family out of the spotlight.
Rob Lowe has evidently passed his good genes on to his two sons. Both Matthew Edward and John Owen have also followed in his footsteps and pursued careers in acting, even teaming up together for a few projects.
You may recognize Brinkley and her daughters from their 2017 Sports Illustrated shoot together. The supermodel actually has three children, who have—until recently—flown under the radar. Brinkley shares her oldest daughter, Alexa Ray with ex-husband Billy Joel, while her youngest two children, Sailor and Jack Brinkley Cook, are from her second marriage to Peter Cook.
Sarandon's three children, Eva Amurri Martino, 34, Jack Henry Robbins, 30, and Miles Robbins, 27, have all chosen a career in the entertainment industry. But her daughter is the only one to follow her into acting. The mother-daughter duo have appeared in movies together, like The Banger Sisters, Dead Man Walking, and Mothers and Daughters.
Laura Dern shares two children with ex-husband, Ben Harper—Ellery, 18, and Jaja, 15. Until recently, Dern refrained from bringing her children into the spotlight, but since Ellery is pursuing a career in modeling, the two teenagers decided to accompany their actress mother to the Little Women premiere.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Curtis has two adopted children with her husband Christopher Guest. The Halloween actress shared in an interview that the decision to adopt her daughter Annie, a dance teacher at MNR Dance Factory, and son Thomas, 23, was "the most profound, nondescribable event of my life."
Meryl Streep shares three daughters with her husband, Don Gummer. Her oldest daughters, Mammie and Grace, are both actresses, while her youngest, Louisa, is signed with IMG Models.
The Law and Order: SVU star and her husband Peter Hermann are the proud parents of three young children. They welcomed their first child, August Miklos Friedrich Hermann, two years after tying the knot in 2004. In 2011, they decided to adopt daughter Amaya Josephine Hermann and, within that same year, adopted son Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann.
Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber
Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber are the proud parents to three children together: Sasha, Kai, and Samual. Although the couple is now divorced, they haven chosen to raise their family in New York City and are regularly seen together on co-parenting outings.
The Baywatch star has two grown daughters, Taylor and Hayley Hasselhoff, with his ex-wife, Pamela Bach.
The Australian actress and her husband, Andrew Upton, have four children together—sons Ignatius Martin Upton (pictured), Roman Robert Upton, and Dashiell John Upton, and adopted daughter, Edith Vivian Patricia Upton.
Dennis Quaid is the father to three children—although their age gap is quite large. His oldest son, Jack (left), from his marriage to Meg Ryan is almost 15 years older than his twins, Zoe Grace and Thomas Boone, with ex-wife Kimberly Quaid.
Actress Uma Thurman is the mother to three children. The actress shares daughter Maya and son Levon with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, and welcomed daughter Luna Thurman-Busson in 2012 with her ex-fiancé, Arpad Busson.
Jamie Foxx is the father of two daughters, Corrine Foxx (right), 25, and Annalise Bishop, 10.
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