As much as we love our favorite stars and their kids, some celebrities prefer to keep their little ones out of the limelight, and it’s not hard to see why. From paparazzi camping outside their homes to strangers trying to snatch a lock of their baby’s hair, no one can blame those famous names who want to raise their kids in peace.
In a world where social media oversharing is the norm (and everyone is overfed by Kardashian’s babies’ photos), it’s pretty refreshing to see these 14 celebrities taking a different route. From A-listers to music icons and even royalty, these parents have successfully kept their children’s lives private and away from the paparazzi’s prying eyes.
So, who are these elusive little ones, and how have their parents managed to keep them under wraps? Let’s uncover the mystery and get ready to be surprised, entertained, and maybe even a little bit envious of these lucky kids.
#1 Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s Son: Samuel
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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are known to keep their three little ones – Violet, Seraphina Rose, and Samuel – away from the public eye. However, Samuel recently had the time of his life attending a Boston Celtics game with his dad, where they had killer courtside seats.
#2 Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick’s Children: James Wilkie, Tabitha & Marion
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick also like to keep their children out of the spotlight, rarely posting their pictures on social media. But they were recently spotted attending the opening night of Broadway’s Some Like It Hot with their son James Wilkie and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha.
#3 Brendan Fraser’s Sons: Leland and Holden
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Though Fraser doesn’t share much about his kids, he has talked about them from time to time in interviews. At the New York premiere of The Whale, Brendan Fraser was accompanied by his two sons Leland and Holden, who looked just as thrilled to be there as their proud papa.
#4 Kate Upton & Justin Verlander’s Daughter: Genevieve
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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander, while private about their daughter Genevieve’s life, couldn’t resist sharing a precious moment on social media – celebrating Justin’s World Series win with the Houston Astros.
#5 Robert Downey Jr.’s Children: Avri and Exton
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Robert Downey Jr. recently gave us a glimpse of his rarely seen younger children, Avri and Exton. The actor enlisted their help in shaving his head for his upcoming project, The Sympathizer, and even allowed Avri to turn his head into a pumpkin masterpiece.
It’s heartwarming to see such a cute exchange between the three of them during this special bonding moment.
#6 Derek Jeter’s Daughters: Story, Bella & River
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Derek Jeter, along with his wife Hannah, is known for keeping their children out of the public eye. However, when the baseball legend was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, his three daughters – Story, Bella, and River – were by his side, sporting matching dresses to cheer him on.
Hannah opened up about her private family life in November of last year, telling Editorialist magazine, “[Social media] has never felt natural to me. I know it’s necessary in my industry, and I absolutely have to when it’s part of a contract. But a lot of people post their children and husbands, and for me, that will never be the case.
#7 Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh’s Son: Rocket
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Pharrell Williams and his wife Helen Lasichanh’s son, the one and only Rocket made an appearance in a rare family photo while the trio was exploring Egypt last October.
#8 Christina Aguilera’s Daughter: Summer
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Christina Aguilera’s daughter, Summer Rain turned 7 last August. The singer took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute to her little girl and posted a picture of the two of them together. Summer was rocking an Xtina jersey, and we can’t get enough of how adorable she looked!
Christina shares her daughter with fiancé Matt Rutler, and the family of three always seems to be having a blast together.
#9 Maggie Gyllenhaal & Peter Sarsgaard’s Daughter: Ramona
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While the actors typically keep their family life private, they made an exception when they brought their eldest daughter, Ramona, to the Gotham Awards. The event was extra special because Maggie won big for her directorial debut, The Lost Daughters, and Uncle Jake Gyllenhaal was there to babysit little Gloria.
When asked if Ramona would follow in her mom’s footsteps as a director, Maggie playfully joked that her daughter would make a great supreme court justice – but added that Ramona is an incredible student.
#10 Channing Tatum’s Daughter: Everly
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Channing Tatum, who’s known for being quite private, surprised his followers when he shared a photo of his daughter Everly for the first time on Instagram in June 2021. In the picture, the proud dad was hugging Everly tightly as they enjoy a beautiful evening beach hangout.
Tatum wrote a heartwarming caption, expressing how much his little girl means to him and how she’s his everything.
#11 Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo’s Daughter: Aviana
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Amy Adams and her husband Darren Le Gallo also celebrated their daughter Aviana’s 11th birthday in May 2021. Le Gallo shared a series of three adorable photos on Instagram, along with a touching message to his little girl.
“You are such an incredible human * I’m so very proud of you * Your spirit * Your heart * Your creativity * I adore you #grateful,” the proud dad continued, before detailing that the last photo in the series of snapshots was taken moments before posting.
#12 Iggy Azalea’s Son: Onyx
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The “Fancy” rapper shared some photos on Instagram of the party she threw for Onyx’s first birthday in May 2021. Azalea couldn’t contain her love for her baby boy and wrote how much she adores him.
#13 Beyoncé’s Twins: Rumi & Sir
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Beyoncé’s oldest daughter, Blue Ivy, has made quite the name for herself on the red carpet, but her younger siblings Sir and Rumi are a rare sight on social media. However, Beyoncé surprised fans with some beautiful photos of all three kids enjoying the sunny weather in Malibu. The twins are growing up so fast and fans couldn’t help but gush over how adorable they are.
#14 Natalie Portman’s Kids: Aleph & Amalia
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As for Natalie Portman, the actress usually keeps her family life private, but on Mother’s Day, she shared a heartwarming throwback picture of herself cuddling up with her two children, Aleph and Amalia.