For many celebrities, having kids is one of the many things that must be kept secret. And it is not difficult to understand why: they want their child/children to live a safe and normal life. A life of fame from a very young age may cause unnecessary attention or even danger. As the center of the entertainment industry, celebs undoubtedly have a hard time keeping their children away from prying eyes.
Despite that, some celebs have succeeded in keeping their kid a secret. And this article will be about 22 parents who did just that.
#1 Machine Gun Kelly has a daughter from a previous relationship.
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Having been in two relationships, Machine Gun Kelly is now a father of four. Casie Colson Baker is the eldest of the four, reaching the age of 13 in 2022. Her mother is MGK’s ex, Emma Cannon.
#2 Tyra Banks had one son via surrogate.
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Back in 2016, Tyra Banks welcomed a new member into the family, York Banks Asla. This was done with the help of a gestational surrogate (someone who carries and delivers a child without providing the egg), as the actress had failed several previous attempts at having a child naturally.
#3 Cate Blanchett has four children with her husband.
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Blanchett gave birth to four kids during her relationship with Andrew Upton. Another interesting fact is that the couple had been married since 1997 – which means this marriage had lasted 25 years.
#4 Adam Driver kept his son from the public eye for two years.
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Driver and his wife, Joanne Tucker, welcomed a son in 2016. His son remained a secret until his tongue slipped in 2017 when his comments in an interview hinted at the possibility of him being a father.
Two years later, he finally admitted to having a son.
#5 Alexis Bledel’s “Gilmore Girls” costar spilled the beans about the birth of her son.
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Bledel and her partner, Kartheiser welcomed their son sometime in 2015. They were doing well at keeping their son’s existence away from the press.
That is, until 2016 when Bledel’s co-star, Scott Patterson, revealed that she was a “proud new mother”.
#6 Sandra Bullock has two children.
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Sandra adopted Louis in 2010 with her then-husband Jesse James. A year later, the actress filed for divorce accusing James of cheating. In 2015, she adopted a daughter named Laila. She preferred referring to her children as “our kids”.
#7 Scarlett Johansson has a daughter in addition to her son with Colin Jost.
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For a while, people have known that the “Black Widow” has a son. What many do not know, however, is that she had a daughter named Rose Dorothy Dauriac back in 2014 with her ex-husband, Roman Dauriac.
#8 Idris Elba has two children.
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Idris Elba has two kids from his previous relationships with Kim Norgaard in 1999 and ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth in 2013. The actor admitted he loved “being a dad”.
#9 Rashida Jones has one son.
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Having grown up in the spotlight previously, Rashida knew life as a celebrity is not an easy one. So when she gave birth to her son, Isaiah, she decided to keep her son’s existence off the press.
#10 Jeremy Renner has one daughter.
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Ava Berlin Renner is the daughter of “Hawkeye” and his ex-wife Sonni Pacheco. Despite his best attempt to keep Ava’s face off the internet, she has made several public appearances with him on some occasions.
#11 Christian Bale has two kids, who he’s referred to publicly as Banana and Burrito.
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Bale’s two kids have some foody nicknames, Banana and Burrito. Can you tell which one is the daughter and which one is the son?
#12 Charlie Heaton has a son with an ex-girlfriend.
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Archie Heaton is reportedly living with his mother, Akiko Matsuura, in London. Not much else is known about Archie though, as his parents tend to be secretive when it comes to personal life.
#13 Vin Diesel named one of his three children after late actor Paul Walker.
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“Everyone’s looking for the thrill, but what’s real is family. Your family. Hold on to that, Brian.”
To Vin Diesel, family is above all. Family is his blood. It is why one of his three children bears the name of his late friend Paul Walker.
#14 Jamie Foxx has two daughters.
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Eric Bishop is currently a father of two beautiful daughters, each of the two belonging to a single ex-girlfriend. Surprisingly, he married neither exes.
#15 Mindy Kaling has a son and a daughter.
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Being a single mother, people raised questions about the father’s identity. However, her children so far have not known anything of their fathers, as Mindy was very good at keeping secrets.
#16 Tom Hardy has three children he’s tried to keep out of the spotlight.
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For all we know, Tom Hardy has only made the identity of his first daughter public, who he shares with his ex Rachael Speed. The Venom star shares two more kids with his current wife, Charlotte Riley, although he has never revealed their names and genders.
#17 Sofía Vergara has a 30-year-old son.
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Vergara was a young mother. She gave birth to Manolo Gonzalez at the age of just 21. Now at the age of 31, Manolo has been successful with his many accomplishments.
#18 Kerry Washington has two children and a stepchild.
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Despite being a mother of three, it can be quite difficult to find a single picture of Kerry Washington’s children. This was what the actress wanted. She wanted to protect her kids from media exploitation.
#19 Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have three kids together.
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Cohen and Fisher have been together for over 20 years and counting. They are also parents of three children. While their identities are a given, the couple decided to keep the trio’s lives a secret.
#20 Adam Brody and Leighton Meester have two kids together.
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The mother of two admitted balancing life between work and family was no mean feat. Despite that, she is proud of being a mother, and she was ready to dedicate her life to raising her kids.
Do you know of any other celebrity who has kept their child/children a secret?