20 Celebrities Who Kept Their Children A Secret And Shocked Us All

When you're a celebrity in Hollywood or New York, it's practically hard to keep anything a secret because the paparazzi are always there. Despite this, some celebrities avoided being photographed with a baby bump, only to reveal to fans that they were new parents after they'd already given birth. So, which celebrities have been able to keep their pregnancy news a secret? Quite a few.
These well-known celebrities with hidden children come from all walks of life, including politicians, A-list movie stars, rappers, singers, and legends. Despite their diversity, they all have this in common. They first kept their child's birth secret, and all have suitable reasons for this action. Celebrities understand that their personal lives always gain attention from the public. So, to hide their babies from the spotlight, they try their best and do everything in their power.
So who are these famous people with hidden children? What has recently happened to the child himself, and who are his partners? Find out by reading on!

#1 Chris Brown

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Christopher Maurice Brown, an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor, was born on May 5, 1989. Brown is one of the most popular R&B singers of his generation, according to Billboard, and is frequently referred to as the "King of R&B" by many of his peers.
Chris Brown, a troubled musician, had been dating model Karrueche Tran for more than a year despite their relationship having an up-and-down beginning. That is, until it was revealed that he had a nine-month-old daughter named Nia with a different lady. Even photos of Chris and Karrueche having a good time with his future baby mama have surfaced. Shortly after, Tran dumped Brown.

#2 Charlie Heaton

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Actor Charlie Heaton was born in England on February 6, 1994. He is well-known for playing Jonathan Byers in the sci-fi horror thriller "Stranger Things" on Netflix (2016–present).
According to reports, Charlie Heaton and his ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura have a son. During their time with the band Comanechi in 2014, they were pregnant.

#3 Eric Clapton

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Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and composer who was born on March 30, 1945. He is regarded as one of the most popular and significant rock guitarists.
Clapton fathered a secret kid with Italian TV personality Lori Del Santo while still wedding to his wife, Patti Boyd. The young youngster, Connor, unfortunately died in 1991 after jumping out of a window. He divorced Boyd after discovering the affair.

#4 John Edwards

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Johnny Reid Edwards is a former U.S. senator from North Carolina and an American lawyer. He was born on June 10, 1953.
In 2010, when he made a public announcement that he would agree to provide financial support, Edwards finally acknowledged having an affair with Hunter (his campaign staff). Before she could complete her divorce from the disgraced political figure, his wife - Elizabeth passed suddenly.

#5 Ludacris

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Christopher Brian Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, actor, and record executive who was born on September 11, 1977.
The one-year-old "break baby" that Ludacris fathered while living apart from his ex-girlfriend Eudoxie was given to him as primary custody in 2015. He originally tried to pay his baby's mother, Tamika Fuller, into getting an abortion, but she refused, he claimed. Some people believed that Ludacris' later marriage to Eudoxie was an attempt to support his claim to fatherhood.

#6 Hugh Grant

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English actor Hugh John Mungo Grant was born on September 9, 1960. By the end of 2018, 29 theatrical releases of his movies had brought in a total of around US$3 billion.
Hugh Grant, who was already 53 years old, had three children in the course of barely 15 months. With Tinglan Hong, he has two kids. With Swedish television producer Anna Eberstein, the third child, a boy, was born. In actuality, Eberstein and Hong both had pregnancies at the same time. After Grant listed his name on the child's birth certificate, over a year after the baby was born, news that Eberstein's child belonged to Grant finally broke.

#7 Dan Marino

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Daniel Constantine Marino Jr., is an American former quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins for 17 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was born on September 15, 1961.
Dan Marino publicly acknowledged fathering a child in 2013 after having an illicit affair with a CBS production worker in 2005. He has a newborn girl named Chloe, who is his seventh child. He has six children with Claire, his wife of nearly 30 years.

#8 Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-American actor, producer of feature films, businessman, former bodybuilder, and politician, was the 38th governor of California from 2003 to 2011. He was born on July 30, 1947. In both 2004 and 2007, Schwarzenegger was listed by Time magazine as one of the top 100 global influencers.
In 2010, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger acknowledged having a child with an extended member of his domestic staff. The boy child was already more than ten years old at that point. Maria Shriver, Schwarzenegger's wife of 25 years, and he divorced as a result of the announcement.

#9 Clark Gable

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The American actor known as "The King of Hollywood" William Clark Gable was born on February 1, 1901, and passed away on November 16, 1960. During a 37-year career, of which three decades were spent as a leading actor, he appeared in more than 60 films of various genres.
A daughter was born as a result of Clark Gable and Loretta Young's 1935 romance for the film "Call of the Wild". At the time, Gable and his wife Maria Langham were still wed.  News that Gable had fathered an illegitimate child didn't break until it was mentioned in a biography of Young, years after her death.

#10 Tom Jones

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Welsh singer Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, better known by his stage name Tom Jones, was born on June 7, 1940. AllMusic has called Jones' voice a "full-throated, robust baritone."
In the 1980s, Jon Jones, the son of Tom Jones and Katherine Berkery, was born. However, the singer didn't acknowledge having a kid until Jon was 14 months old. Jones was made to pay child support after a paternity test revealed their familial relationship. But even after having his son for many years, Jones continued to deny his existence in public and in private and would not speak to him.

#11 Eddie Murphy

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Edward Regan Murphy, an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer, was born on April 3, 1961. He gained notoriety while appearing on Saturday Night Live as a regular cast member from 1980 until 1984.
Eddie Murphy openly denied having fathered Angel, Mel B/Scary Spice's daughter, following a difficult breakup. A paternity test carried out after the girl's birth in 2007 established his paternity.

#12 Simon Cowell

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Simon Phillip Cowell, an English television personality, businessman, and record executive, was born on October 7, 1959. The "X Factor" and "Got Talent" franchises, which have been commercially successful worldwide, were created by him.
The world was shocked when Simon Cowell announced that he would become a father in 2013. Even more shocking: His hidden love child was the result of adultery. Cowell began an illicit relationship with the wife of his best friend, and as a result, he was listed as a co-respondent in the couple's divorce documents.

#13 Jesse Jackson

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Jesse Louis Jackson (born October 8, 1941) is an American political activist, Baptist minister, and politician.
Jesse Jackson had a daughter during an illicit affair with Rainbow/PUSH Coalition employee Karin Stanford, but he didn't admit to being a dad until the child had already reached the age of 20 months. Jackson has been married to his wife for 38 years despite his sins.

#14 Steven Tyler

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Steven Tyler is an American singer who was born Steven Victor Tallarico on March 26, 1948. He is most known for being the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also performs on piano, percussion, and harmonica. Due to his powerful screams and broad vocal range, he is referred to as the "Demon of Screamin'."
Steven Tyler may be one of the most well-known parents of a secret child. He had a daughter with groupie Bebe Buell, but he didn't discover this fact for many years. That young child eventually became Liv Tyler, a well-known actress. Till she was eight years old, Liv believed that Todd Rundgren was her father.

#15 Sean Combs

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Sean Combs, popularly known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, or Puffy, was born on November 4, 1969, and is an American rapper, record executive, and businessman.
Sean Combs and Sarah Chapman were expecting a second child. After discovering that Chapman had given birth to his child barely five months before Kim Porter's own daughters were born, the couple split up.

#16 Bow Wow

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Shad Gregory Moss, better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly known as Lil' Bow Wow), is an American rapper and actor. He was born on March 9, 1987.
In June 2011, Bow Wow shocked his audience by revealing that he and model Joie Chavis had a kid together.

#17 Gavin Rossdale

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Gavin McGregor Rossdale is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor who was born on 30 October 1965. He is best known for being the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock group Bush.
Before a 2004 paternity test revealed that he was Daisy Lowe's biological father, rocker Gavin Rossdale believed he was only the teenager's godfather. During the 1980s, when Pearl Lowe was still wed to fertility physician Bronner Handwerger, Rossdale had a five-year romance with her. Rossdale was already wed to Gwen Stefani when he discovered about his teenage daughter.

#18 50 Cent

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50 Cent is the stage name of Curtis James Jackson III, an American rapper, actor, and businessman who was born on July 6, 1975. He has been referred to as a "master of the nuanced art of lyrical brevity" and is well-known for his influence on the hip hop community.
After TMZ exposed his son, 50 Cent finally publicly accepted his child. According to 2013 court documents discovered by the celebrity gossip website, model Daphne Joy and rapper 50 Cent had a "child in common." The youngest son of 50 is named Sire.

#19 Dwyane Wade

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Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr., a former professional basketball player from the United States, was born on January 17, 1982. Wade is the current host of The Cube's American adaptation.
Not only is Dwayne Wade the father of a secret child, but he is also the originator of the phrase "break baby." The basketball player reportedly had a son with Aja Metoyer while taking a break from his relationship with Gabrielle Union. The revelation of Wade's secret child came to light immediately after he declared his engagement to Union, which was a genuinely unfortunate coincidence.

#20 Chuck Norris

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Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris, an American actor and martial artist, was born on March 10, 1940. Norris played the lead in the financially successful action movie "Breaker! Breaker!" from 1977. He quickly rose to fame as an action movie star after his second main role in "Good Guys Wear Black" (1978) became a success.
Chuck Norris' secret child was a result of an illicit relationship. Norris didn't even know he had a child until the girl, Dina, wrote him a letter in 1991. She was 26 years old at the time.
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