Children may enrich people’s lives whether they have a few or many. Celebrities are increasingly having children later in life, and for many of them, this means having smaller families. However, some Hollywood families can take us by surprise. Did you know that Elon Musk, Eddie Murphy, and Kevin Costner all have a lot of children? Me neither! When it comes to children, some celebrities believe that “the more, the merrier,” often expanding their families into the double digits. Even more so, not many people know about the fact that these celebrities have a lot more children than you would normally think.
This is especially true for celebrities who value privacy and prefer to keep their children out of the spotlight. After all, being a celebrity is exhausting enough, why would you want to get your children to be involved unless it’s their own choice?
We’ve made a list of 15 celebrities with bigger families than most people realize. It’s almost impossible to imagine how these famous individuals have that many children.
#1 Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
The Pitts had a blended family of six before they split up. They had three biological children and three adopted children.
#2 Elon Musk
Elon, a father of eight children, believes there aren’t enough people in the world. Elon had twins Griffin and Xavier, 18, and triplets Damian, Saxon, and Kai, 16, with his first wife, Justine Wilson. Exa Dark Sidereal, his one-year-old son with Grimes, now has a sister.
#3 James & Kimberly Van Der Beek
The couple has six children: Olivia, 11, Joshua, 10, Annabel, 8, Emilia, 6, Gwendolyn, 3, and Jeremiah, six months.
#4 Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy has ten children ranging in age from two to 32. He became a father for the first time in 1989.
#5 Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
The couple already has seven children: Carmen, 8, Rafael, 6, Leonardo, 5, Romeo, 3, Eduardo, 18 months, and Lucia, 13 months. Alec also has a 26-year-old daughter with ex Kim Basinger, Ireland Baldwin.
#6 Kevin Costner
Many people are unaware that Kevin Costner has a large family with seven children ranging in age from 11 to 38.
#7 Kris Jenner
She had Kim, 41, Khloe, 37, Kourtney, 43, and Rob, 35 when she married the late Robert Kardashian. She later welcomed Kendall, 26, and Kylie, 24, after her divorce from spouse Caitlyn Jenner.
#8 Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood has eight children from various relationships. Laurie, his first kid, was born in 1954 and is now 68 years old. Morgan, his youngest daughter, turned 25 last year.
#9 Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott
Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott have five children: Liam, 15, Stella, 13, Hattie, 10, Finn, 9, and Beau, 5.
#10 Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman, has eight children from various relationships. His eldest child is 51 years old, and his youngest is 5 years old.
#11 Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is the father of nine children, seven of whom he had with his first wife, Robyn Moore. Oksana Grigorieva and Rosalind Ross contributed to the other two.
Her youngest child is nine years old, while her eldest is 25. Madonna has a family of six children, four of whom she adopted.
Diddy’s mixed family comprises six children from three separate partners. The children range in age from 29 to 16.
#14 Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay may appear to be quite busy running restaurants all over the world, but the British chef also has a family of five children. Oscar, his youngest child, has captured hearts all over the internet with his cute videos.
#15 Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal, the retired NBA basketball legend, has five children. Shaq welcomed Taahirah O’Neal, now 25, with his first companion Arnetta Yarborough. He later had four children with his now ex-wife, Shaunie O’Neal. He has a stepson named Myles as well.