It seems increasingly more common for celebrities to have children later in life, and for many of them it means having smaller families. But there are also these Hollywood brutes that really blow us away. Some stars subscribe to the “more the better” philosophy when it comes to children and even expand their families into the double digits. Read on for the celebrities who have the most kids and learn more about their (probably pretty messy) family life.
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Now 91, the legendary Clint Eastwood made a lot of movies – and a lot of babies. He has eight children, the youngest in her 20s and the oldest in her 60s. His oldest child Laurie Murray, had been put up for adoption by her mother as a child and forged a relationship with him after she found out that Eastwood was her birth father. His other children are called Kimber, Kyle, Alison, Scott, Kathryn, Francesca, and Morgan.
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Eddie Murphy is the proud father of 10 children: Eric, Briais, Myles, Shayne, Zola, Bella, Point of view, Izzy, and Max. And although his career was once his priority, it is different today.
“Along the way, I’ve learned that putting your kids first is never a bad decision,” Murphy told The Mirror in March. “When you meet at a crossroads or have some shit, you think, ‘Well what’s best for my kids?’ If you go this route, you will never make a bad decision. “
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Shaquille O’Neal is retired from his NBA career, but he is still a father of five. His eldest, Taahira, was born in 1996 when Shaq was together Arnetta Yardborough. Then, he and his ex-wife, Shaunie O’Neal, would later have four children: Shareef, Amirah |, Shaqir, and Me’arah. He also has a stepson named Myles.
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Mia Farrow is the mother of 14 children. She has four biological children – twins Matthew and Sasha and son Fletcher with ex-husband André Previn, Plus Ronan with ex Woody Allen– as well as those she has adopted: lark, summer and Soon-Yi Previn, along with Moses, Dylan, Tam, Squidward, Quincy, Frankie-Minh, and Isaiah Farrow.
Unfortunately Tam, Lark and Thaddeus passed away within the last 21 years. Amid rumors that followed the broadcast of the documentary series Allen v. Farrow began to circulate, recording Dylan’s sexual assault allegations against Allen, Farrow posted a statement on Twitter addressing the deaths of their three children and reducing speculation about the way they died .
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Actor and presenter Nick Cannon has made headlines for his large family lately, but it seems like he couldn’t be happier to have seven children. He welcomed his first two children, twins Monroe and Moroccan, with ex-wife Mariah Carey in 2011 and had two more children with an ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell, Golden and Mighty Queen. Tongues started wagging this summer when Cannon added three more children to his crew within a month: twins Zion Mixolydian and Zillion inheritance with Abby de la rosa and Zen with Alyssa Scott.
“I’m like a seahorse out here with my reproduction,” Cannon said on his July 2021 radio show. “I have these children on purpose. It’s no accident!”
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During his first marriage to Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin became father of daughter for the first time Irelandwho is now fully grown. Since the marriage Hilaria Baldwin, he has welcomed six more children. Recently, Hilaria gave birth to a son Eduardo only months before your daughter Lucy arrived via a surrogate mother, meaning their two youngest children are less than a year apart.
“We live every day, connect and are grateful for all the very special angels who have helped bring Lucía into the world,” Hilaria shared on Instagram. “María Lucía Victoria and Eduardo Pau Lucas: our babies that bring light into our lives – almost like twins, we love you so much.”
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Though they have split up in the meantime Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt they still share six children, some of whom are birth and some of whom are adopted. Belong to her family Shiloh, Passengers, Knox, Vivienne, Maddox, and Zaharawho often join Jolie on the red carpet.
“I’m very lucky, I have six very capable children,” Jolie told E! News in May 2021. “Of course you wake up and just feel like, ‘I have to make sure they’re fine. I have to make sure they’re mentally fine,’ but honestly I think a few years ago it was changed and they think, ‘I have to make sure mom is fine!’ They take really good care of me and we’re such a team so I’m very, very lucky. I worry – I’m always the one who worries – but I admire them. They are cool people. “
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Gordon Ramsay is busy running multiple restaurants, hosting multiple reality shows, and shouting perfectly crafted insults at aspiring chefs, but somehow still finds the time to father the five children he shares with his wife. Tana. While children Megan, Holly, Jack, and Tilly are all over 18 years old, they took Oscar into the family in 2019 (and he looks just like his father).
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When Steven Spielberg does not direct some of the most memorable films in Hollywood history, he is the father of all of his six children: Max, his son from his first marriage with Amy Irving, and with his children with current wife Kate Capshaw: follow, Sasha, Sawyer, Mikaela, and Destroy. Spielberg is also the stepfather of Capshaw’s oldest daughter and Grey’s Anatomy star. Jessica Capshaw.
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Kris Jenner‘s brood has become quite popular, so how can we ever forget that this mother has six children of her own? In her first marriage to the deceased Robert Kardashian, Jenner became a mom to Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and rob before adding Kendall and Kylie the mix during their marriage with Caitlyn Jenner.
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Dawson’s Creek star James Van Deer Beek and woman Kimberly are parents of a large family. They have four daughters –Olivia, Gwendolyn, Annabel, and Emilia– and a son, Joshua. The actor frequently shares his family adventures on Instagram, including his recent decision to leave Los Angeles behind and move to Texas.
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When she’s not busy being a music legend Madonna is a mother of six – although it is rare to see them all in the same place at the same time! Belong to their children Lourdes, Rocco, David, and Merciful, along with twins Foreign and Stars, and she said in an interview with Today that being a single mother to so many children only made her better.
“The more children you have, the better you become as a parent,” she said. “As with anything, the more songs I write, the better I become as a songwriter.”
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Rod Stewarts journey to the father of eight began in 1963 when his first child was with ex Susannah Boffey was born. Ultimately, Stewart and Boffey decided to place their daughter, Sarah, for adoption, although she and the musician fell after their 18th birthday. Kimberly and Sean with first wife Alan, and added to his family as he and his girlfriend Kelly Emberg greeted a daughter, ruby. In Stewart’s next marriage with Rachel Hunter, he still had two children, Liam and Renee, before their separation and after marrying Penny Lancaster, came the rest of his brood: sons Alastair and Aiden.
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Mick Jagger has eight children who range impressively from their toddlers through their 50s. Him and girlfriend Marsha Hunt greets his eldest daughter, Karis, and a year later his second daughter, jade, was born when he was still married Bianca Jagger. After they split up, Jagger dated Jerry Hall, and together they had four children: Elisabeth, James, Georgia May, and Gabriel. 1999, Jagger and model Luciana Gimenez placeholder image added another child, Lucas, to the family and his youngest son Devereaux, with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick, was born in 2016.
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