12 Celebrities Who Deserve the Best Stepparent Award
Celebrities, even if they have extravagant and luxurious lifestyles, go through many day-to-day situations just like many of us do. Many of them have partners and children. Others, in addition, have had the experience of being stepfathers and stepmothers, and even of having whole stepfamilies to take care of. Some of these celebrities have proudly stepped into this role, and are honored to show themselves with their stepchildren in public, like Ashton Kutcher, for example.
Bright Side has gathered examples of celebrities who are happy to be stepparents and love their stepchildren as if they were their own.
1. Matt Damon
Matt Damon married his wife, Luciana Bozán Barroso, in 2005. Since then, they have had 3 children together and have remained close over the years. Matt is also stepfather to Alexia, his partner’s daughter from a previous marriage. However, he has had no problem making her feel like his own daughter .
2. Ashton Kutcher
Ashton Kutcher married Demi Moore in 2005. At age 27, he then became stepfather to the daughters his partner had with actor Bruce Willis, back when they were still together: Rumer, Scout LaRue, and Tallulah. Unfortunately, Kutcher and Moore got a divorce in 2013. However, Ashton is still in touch with Demi and Bruce’s daughters, especially with Rumer.
3. Penn Badgley
In 2020, actor Penn Badgley and his partner, singer and fellow actress Domino Kirke, welcomed their first child together, a beautiful baby boy. However, Domino was already a mom. She had a son named Cassius from a previous relationship with musician Morgan O’Kane. When asked about her husband’s relationship with Cassius, Domino said, “He’s a really good stepdad.”
4. Steven Spielberg
If they didn’t know that already, fans of Steven Spielberg and Grey’s Anatomy will probably be surprised to learn that the renowned director is the stepfather of actress Jessica Capshaw. Yep, that’s right, the same person who plays Arizona Robbins on the series. Her mother and Spielberg married when Jessica was already 15, and she’s been known to have a very close relationship with her stepfather since the beginning.
5. Jason Momoa
It hardly comes as a surprise that the Aquaman star has been in a relationship with Lisa Bonet since mid-2005, even if they actually didn’t become legally married until 2017. They have had 2 children together, but the family wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Zoë Kravitz, Lisa’s daughter with Lenny Kravitz, who was born in 1988.
6. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones married Michael Douglas in 2000 and they had 2 children together. By then, Michael Douglas was already Cameron’s father, who was born from a previous relationship he had with Diandra Luker. Despite some of the problems Cameron has had to face in the past, he still has the affection of his stepmother to rely on. She has never stopped loving him.
7. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek gave birth to Valentina in 2007, the result of her relationship with François-Henri Pinault. However the renowned French businessman already had 3 children from previous relationships: François, Mathilde, and Augustin. Far from being upset about this, Salma loves all of her stepchildren and enjoys taking them on vacation with her.
Seal met supermodel Heidi Klum when she was already pregnant with Flavio Briatore’s daughter, Leni. This was back in 2004 and Seal happily decided to adopt and take care of the baby girl. It was actually he who was with Klum when she gave birth. Instead of considering him a stepfather, Heidi has emphasized that the singer is the real father of her daughter. In addition, the couple had 3 other children born in 2005, 2006, and 2009. Unfortunately, the 2 eventually split, with their divorce finalizing in 2014.
9. Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, have one of the most famous families in all of Hollywood, and probably in the world. Will and Jada had 2 children together: Jaden in 1998 and Willow in 2000. However, Jada is also stepmother to Will’s son from a previous marriage with actress Sheree Zampino, Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III.
10. Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas met Melanie Griffith in 1995, during the shooting of the Spanish rom-com Two Much. They had a daughter together: Stella del Carmen, who was born in 1996. Antonio is stepfather to Melanie’s children from her previous marriages: Alexander Bauer and actress Dakota Johnson. In 2014, the couple got a divorce but remained friends. However, that hasn’t stopped Antonio Banderas from meeting with his stepchildren who he is always happy to see.
11. Jennifer Lopez
When she was still in a relationship with Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez had 2 children: Emme and Maximilian. Then, when she started dating baseball player Alex Rodriguez, she became stepmother to Natasha and Ella. The singer spends as much time as possible with the girls and does her best to make them happy. The diva even promised Ella that she would give her the dress she wore for the 2017 Grammy’s. This probably makes her one of the coolest celebrity stepmoms!
12. Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell has been together with Goldie Hawn for more than 3 decades. During that time, he developed a very close and affectionate bond with his stepdaughter, Kate Hudson. The actor stayed close to Kate during the time she began her career in Hollywood. In this regard, she said that “the trust that I got [from Kurt] in terms of his dependability was just priceless to me.”
Being a stepparent is a challenge, but it can also be a great experience. Which celebrity would you like to be a stepchild of? What do you imagine it would be like to live with him or her?