In Hollywood, it’s kind of rare for a celeb to have a long-term relationship with anyone. It’s sad, but kind of true when you think about it. We can all think of at least one celeb who has been through so many marriages and divorces that it makes our heads spin. So when we find people who stayed together, we’re thrilled! Well, the people on this list have not necessarily stayed together with their spouse, but they have had some really big families! So here is our list of 20 celebs with the most kids.
Kids are a lot of work. Especially when you are rich and famous. First of all, you want to be sure that your child does not grow up thinking that they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. You want your child to feel valued, but know that they are not Number One on everyone’s list. You also don’t want your kid to be a spoiled brat. Just because you have loads of money, doesn’t mean that they can get everything their heart desires. And then there are the Hollywood kids who think that they are entitled to everything they want. It is beyond annoying!
Well, we won’t delve into all of these kids, but we will give you a small glimpse of some large famous families. Have fun reading about these large celebrity clans!
20. Taylor Hanson (5)
We know Taylor Hanson from his MMMBOP days. He was the youngest of the trio of brothers that captured the hearts of adolescent girls everywhere. While the band Hanson may have been a one-hit wonder, they did try to come back in the 2010s…but now the boys are all grown up and have families of their own, so fame has taken a back seat. Taylor is married to Natalie Bryant and has five kids: Ezra, Penny, River, Viggo, and Willa. The oldest is entering his teens already! And who knows? We may see the Hanson clan grow even more. So far, there are 11 kids between the 3 Hanson brothers. Maybe some of the kids will end up being musicians themselves!
19. Bruce Willis (5)
Bruce Willis may be good at playing a rough and tough persona in the movies, but is he actually the father of a rather large brood, at least as far as Hollywood is concerned. Bruce has had several children with actress Demi Moore, and the oldest daughter, Rumer is actually competing on the 20th season of the hit television show Dancing with the Stars. Wish her luck! Bruce’s other children include Tallulah, Scout, Evelyn, and Mabel. While Bruce and Demi broke up in 2000, they are still on friendly terms with each other. Sometimes the paparazzi even catches the whole clan together.
18. Paul McCartney (5)
Who doesn’t know of Paul McCartney? Even the millennials know about this surviving Beatle. He came onto the rock and roll scene with the Fab Four and he never really stopped being fabulous. He is still actively performing at the ripe old age of 73! Besides being a singer, he is also a songwriter, producer, and he is very business savvy. His clan includes five children: Stella, Heather, Mary, James, and Beatrice. Paul has had 3 wives throughout his life. He lost Linda McCartney to breast cancer in 1998 and divorced Heather Mills in 2008. He married Nancy Shevell in 2011 and they are still together. Paul’s daughter Heather is quite artistic, and his other daughter Mary has worked as a producer.
17. Arnold Schwarzenegger (5)
Arnold has 5 children: Patrick, Joseph, Katherine, Christina, and Christopher. He has said that his family is fabulous and his son Patrick supposedly dated Miley Cyrus. Scary! We are pretty sure that Arnold is relieved that that relationship is over. Arnold was married to Maria Shriver (they got hitched in 1986) but they have recently divorced. We know Arnold from his acting, modeling, and producing work. He also works as a director, activist, investor, writer, businessman, politician (governor of California!), philanthropist, and of course, he was a professional bodybuilder. Remember The Terminator, anyone? This 68-year-old Austrian dude is 6 feet, 2 inches of pure might!
16. Chris O’Donnell (5)
Chris O’Donnell is known for his roles in Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, and Grey’s Anatomy. He has ruled the big screen and the silver screen and started acting at just 19 years old. He is married to Caroline Fentress. O’Donnell is a daddy to 5 kids: Lily, Finley, Christopher, Maeve, and Charles. Chris is a true family man and he always knew he wanted a large family. He and Caroline have been married for over 15 years! O’Donnell also appeared on an episode of the TLC show Who Do You Think You Are? He dug deeper into his family history on his beloved father’s side.
15. Charlie Sheen (5)
Hmm, we wonder if Charlie Sheen’s kids have tiger blood. Anyway, his oldest daughter became a mother, making Charlie Sheen a grandpa! That is just kind of gross, sorry. Charlie has 5 kids of his own: Sam, Cassandra, Lola, Bob, and Max. He has also had 3 wives. He was married to Donna Peele from 1995-1996, then Denise Richards from 2002-2006, and final Brooke Mueller from 2008-2011. Please stop getting married Charlie Sheen! Odds are that he will not be marrying anyone anytime soon, considering his very public meltdown. Hopefully his children will not follow in his footsteps, because one Charlie Sheen is more than enough.
14. Robert De Niro (6)
Roberto De Niro is an ageing actor (he is 72 years old) and he is known for his many different roles in some big-time films. For instance: The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, Goodfellas, and Meet the Parents. He was married to Diahnne Abbott from 1976 to 1988 and then married Grace Hightower in 1997. He has six children: Drena, Aaron, Raphael, Elliot, Helen and Julian. Robert De Niro appeared in Silver Linings Playbook, which he found to be an emotional experience since he has a child with special needs, so the subject matter of the film really hit home for him.
13. Angelina Jolie (6)
Angelina Jolie has finally married her long-time partner, Brad Pitt. They are both actors and activists, and Angelina serves as an Ambassador in the United Nations. The actress has a large family, six kids: Shiloh, Pax, Vivienne, Zahara, Maddox, and Knox. She has adopted and had biological children. Plus she visits kids all over the world and does a ton of humanitarian stuff for underserved kids. On the side she also makes films and wins awards like an Academy Award, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 3 Golden Globes. She was married to Billy Bob Thornton (2000-2003) and Jonny Lee Miller (1996-1999).
12. Kris Jenner (6)
Ugh, we want to stop hearing about the Kardashian clan. Her last name may be Jenner, but Kris is known for being the mother of the Kardashian brood of Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Rob. She is also the mother of Kylie and Kendall Jenner (whose father is Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner.) Kris is famous for being famous, but like the rest of the Kardashians, although Kendall is a blossoming fashion model and Kim is married to Kanye West. You can catch all of the drama and family antics of Kris’ family on the “reality” television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
11. Kevin Federline (6)
We know Kevin Federline as being the ex-hubby of Britney Spears and the father of her children. And boy do we feel old, because it has been 8 years since they got divorced! Did you know that K-Fed got married after splitting up with Britney, and he is still married? The new wife is Victoria Prince, and now Kevin has a total of six kids: Peyton, Kori, Kaleb, Jordan, Jayden, and Sean. Kevin and Britney first met when he was working as a backup dancer for the pop star. Kevin also worked as a rapper and fashion model, and even an actor. Who knew? Unfortunately, K-Fed and Brit are not on great terms, and totally shunned each other while watching their sons play soccer.
10. Steven Spielberg (6)
We can thank Steven Spielberg for many of our favorite movies: Jurassic Park, Titanic, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan…the list goes on and on! He may be 68 years old now, but he is still alive and kicking, and his net worth is over $3 billion! He has an ex-wife, Amy Irving and he is currently married to Kate Capshaw. In total, Steven has 6 kids: Sasha, Max, Destry, Sawyer, Theo, and Mikaela. His kids have started their own band together and were even signed by Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation. Are they actually any good? Meh, we don’t know. But they’re famous, so they can have a band if they want!
9. Kelsey Grammer (6)
Kelsey Grammer is really getting up there in age (he is 60 years old now) but he is still active in his acting career. He had pivotal roles in the popular sitcoms Cheers and Frasier, and he also works as a television producer, writer, voice actor, and director. Kelsey has been married a whopping four times and that has resulted in six kids. They are Spencer, Greer, Jude, Mason, Faith, and Kelsey Gabriel. Currently, Kelsey Grammer is married to Kayte Walsh (they tied the knot in 2011) and hopefully this is the last wife for him. But is it the last kid? Kelsey welcomed his 6th child in 2014, so more kiddos may be in the future.
8. Kevin Costner (7)
Kevin Costner has 7 kids: Liam, Cayden, Joe, Annie, Hayes, Lily, and Grace. He is a 60-year-old actor who also works as a producer, director, musician, and singer. His awards include 2 Academy Awards, 3 Golden Globes, and 1 Emmy Award. Yet, he is still very “dad” and his children actually grimaced when Kevin showed some PDA to his wife, Christine Baumgartner. Of course, his young kids are quite young, and they just do not understand the love between a man and wife. Hey, for a Hollywood couple, Kevin and Christine are doing quite well and their kids should realize that!
7. Eddie Murphy (8)
Funnyman Eddie Murphy has had enough kids to make Donkey from Shrek go crazy! He has eight children: Bria, Shayne, Angel, Eric, Bella, Zola, Christian, and Miles. Eddie Murphy was married to Nicole Mitchell from 1993 to 2006, and is now dating Paige Butcher (they started a relationship in 2012). There was also the baby-daddy scandal that he had with former Spice Girl, Mel B. Eddie Murphy is famous for his stand-up comedy and his acting roles in films such as Beverly Hills Cop, The Nutty Professor, and as Mushu in Disney’s Mulan. And of course, there was Donkey in the Shrek film series.
6. Mel Gibson (8)
You may know Mel Gibson from a number of productions, such as his directorial work in The Passion of the Christ and his acting in Lethal Weapon. Gibson was married to Robyn Moore from 1980 to 2011 and then dated Oksana Grigorieva for about a year. In total, Gibson has a clan of 8 kids. Their names are Lucia, Hannah, Christian, Edward, Thomas, William, Louis, and Milo. Gibson’s youngest daughter is still a little tyke, making Gibson a rather old dad. But that is how it goes in Hollywood sometimes! Also, Gibson is Catholic, which may explain his large family. It is rumored that Jodie Foster’s sons, Charlie and Kit are actually Gibson’s biological sons!
5. Kate Gosselin (8)
Kate Gosselin was married to Jon Gosselin and they had their own television series on TLC, Jon and Kate Plus 8. That then turned into Kate Plus 8 and we have watched Kate Gosselin transform from a dowdy mother of twins and sextuplets to a glamorous diva mother who tries to act big and important. The kids were cute, but will probably grow up to be privileged brats: Mady and Cara are the twins, while the sextuplets are Aiden, Colin, Joel, Hannah, Leah, and Alexis. We loved the Gosselins, and then we hated them. Jon and Kate’s divorce took center stage and we realized they both had their own issues. Mo’ money, mo’ problems.
4. Joe Jackson (11)
Three is company and five is the Jackson Five and eleven is the total number of kids that Joe Jackson has. They are: Joh’Vonnie, Brandon, Marlon, Jackie, Rebbie, Tito, Randy, Jermaine, LaToya, Janet, and Michael. Joe Jackson served as the manager for The Jackson Five back in the day and was really known for pushing his kids to the limit. He also works as a talent manager for other entertainers. His public image is still pretty bad, and people partly blame Michael Jackson’s demise on Joe. The father was even reported to have physically abused his kids. According to insiders, Joe is somewhat estranged from the Jackson family now.
3. Charlie Chaplin (11)
Charlie Chaplin was an iconic man in pop culture. He was actually from England and worked as a comedic actor and silent filmmaker. He died in 1977, but his legacy lives on. He also has 11 kids to remind us of him. They are: Norman, Annette, Charles, Victoria, Josephine, Eugene, Christopher, Jane, Michael, Sydney, and Geraldine. Charlie Chaplin had a number of wives as well: Mildred Harris, Lita Grey, Paulette Goddard, and Oona O’Neill. The Chaplin family has established itself as a famous clan in the acting world, and this name is bound to never die out. And we are just fine with that.
2. Bob Marley (13)
Bob Marley was a huge musical icon back in the day. Unfortunately, he died in 1981 before a whole new generation of people could truly experience his presence. Still, Bob lives on today and he has 13 children that he left behind. They are: Ziggy, Damian, Ky-Mani, Stephen, Rohan, Cedella, Julian, Makeda, Sharon, Karen, Stephanie, Robert, Imani, and Isaac. Bob was married to Rita Marley, and he was a pivotal Jamaican singer, songwriter, and musician. He totally changed how people listened to and respected reggae music. His legacy lives on and he won various awards throughout his life. There is even a Bob Marley museum.
1. Michelle Duggar (19)
We all know about the Duggars, especially now that their oldest son Josh has been exposed for molesting girls when he was a young teenager and having 2 accounts on the affairs website, Ashley Madison. Now for the other 18 Duggar children: Jessa, Jill, Jana, Joy-Anna, Jinger, Josiah, John David, Josie, Jason, Jeremiah, Joseph, Jennifer, Jedidiah, Johannah, Jordyn, Justin, Jackson, and James. Yes. That is 19 kids, people. Jessa and Jill have gotten married and are bound to start their own huge families. Josh currently has his own growing brood, although his future hangs in the balance. The Duggars had a television series on TLC, but it got canned. Thanks, Josh.