The Top 10 Celebrities Who Have the Biggest Families in Hollywood
Celebrities having multiple children often draw public attention due to their high profile and wealth. People are curious about how these famous personalities manage to balance their demanding careers with family life and the resources they have available to raise a big family. And here are 10 well-known figures in the entertainment industry who have chosen to expand their kin and raise multiple children, either through biological means or adoption.
Kris Jenner — 6 kids
The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner family is the mother of 6 children: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall, and Kylie. Through her kids, she has become a central figure on the reality TV show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which has chronicled the personal and professional lives of her family members.
She is a proud grandmother of 12 and has played a big role in the delivery of many of her grandkids. She has publicly stated that she was present for the birth of several of her grandchildren, and she’s even helped deliver some of them. “We just had our twelfth grandchild...and a few of them were by surrogate, there’s 3. So I guess I was at 9 [deliveries],” Jenner shared in an interview for The Late Late Show With James Corden.
James Van Der Beek — 6 kids
The famous actor has 6 children with his wife, Kimberly Brook. He is known for being a hands-on father and is open about the challenges of raising a large family. He often shares his experiences as a parent on social media, including the ups and downs of parenthood and the joys of being a dad.
In 2020, Van Der Beek and his wife suffered another loss of an unborn child, just 7 months after revealing on Dancing With the Stars that they had experienced a previous miscarriage. The couple was open about their struggle with infertility and their grief. However, they eventually had a “rainbow baby,” a term used to describe a child born after a miscarriage or loss, and welcomed a healthy newborn in 2021.
Madonna — 6 kids
The music superstar became a parent for the first time in 1996 with the birth of Lourdes and later expanded her family with the arrivals of Rocco, David, Mercy, and twin sisters Stella and Estere. In 2017, Madonna graced the cover of People magazine and shared her personal experiences of being a parent and the ups and downs of her adoption journey: “Sometimes I would just close my eyes and just think, ’Why isn’t my kitchen filled with dancing children?’ There are so many children that need a home.”
Madonna has a strong bond with her adopted children and considers them a crucial part of her family. “It’s inexplicable. It’s like saying, ’Why do you fall in love with the people you fall in love with?’ You look into the eyes of somebody, you feel their soul, you feel touched by them — that’s it.”
Taylor Hanson — 7 kids
The member of the pop-rock band, Hanson, and his wife, Natalie, have 7 children together. He is regarded as a loving and devoted father to his children, often sharing pictures and updates about them on social media. His large family has become a central part of his personal and professional life.
Hanson shared the arrival of his newest addition on Instagram, posting a photo of himself cradling the baby girl. He wrote, “Meet our baby girl, Maybellene Alma Joy, born Dec 7, 2020. 7 is a beautiful number.”
Mike Tyson — 7 kids
The retired professional boxer has been married 3 times and has 7 children, with one child, 4-year-old Exodus Tyson, unfortunately passing away in 2009. Tyson considers his second wife’s eldest daughter to be part of his own family.
Despite his tumultuous personal life, Tyson is known for being a loving and devoted father to his children. He has spoken about his struggles and how his family has been a source of inspiration and motivation for him to turn his life around.
Mick Jagger — 8 kids
Mick Jagger, the legendary rock singer and performer, became a father for the eighth time at the age of 73. He has 8 children from multiple relationships and marriages and is known for being a private person who tends to keep his personal life separate from his music career.
Despite his busy touring schedule and celebrity lifestyle, he has been a devoted father to his children and has had a significant impact on their lives. He has shown that age is just a number and that fatherhood is a role one can embrace at any stage in life.
Mel Gibson — 9 kids
The Hollywood actor and filmmaker has 9 children from multiple relationships. He has accomplished a lot in his career, yet still made time for parenting. He is a parent to kids of varying ages, from toddlers to middle-aged adults.
He is known for being a private person and has often kept his personal life, including his family, out of the public eye. His commitment to their privacy and well-being is a testament to his love and devotion as a father.
His son, Milo, followed in his father’s footsteps and has pursued a career in acting. Fans and critics have noted the striking similarity between them, and Milo has often been compared to his father in both looks and talent. He has established himself as a rising star in Hollywood and has been recognized for his abilities as an actor.
Eddie Murphy — 10 kids
The accomplished actor has a long list of memorable roles but considers being a father as his greatest achievement. He has 10 children, including 6 daughters and 4 sons, and has spoken positively about his experience as a father. He considers himself lucky to have such great kids and says they are all normal people, not Hollywood brats.
Nick Cannon — 12 kids
The entertainer, television host, actor, rapper, and comedian, became a first-time father when his twins with Mariah Carey, Monroe and Moroccan, were born in 2011. However, the couple split 3 years later. The California native then had children with Brittany Bell, Golden, Powerful, and Rise, born in February 2017, December 2020, and September 2022, respectively.
In June 2021, Cannon’s family grew again with the addition of 3 more babies. Abby De La Rosa had twin sons Zillion and Zion, while Alyssa Scott gave birth to Zen. Unfortunately, Zen passed away in December 2021 due to an illness.
Cannon continued to increase his family size in 2022. In July, Bre Tiesi had their son, Legendary. Then in September, the TV host became a parent again as he welcomed 2 kids within a span of 10 days. Onyx was born, marking Cannon’s first child with model LaNisha Cole, followed by Rise, his third child with Bell.
In September 2021, he said that having a big family is important to him. “You can’t be like, ’No, I’m done.’ Like, what if God says, ’No, you[‘re] not.’ I come from a big family, I have several siblings, being raised in an unorthodox family by my grandparents at times, I’ve experienced such a wide range of upbringing that I have such a love and passion for kids and family. I want a big family too.”
Mia Farrow — 14 kids
The actress and human rights activist is known for having a large family. She has 14 children, including biological kids and adopted ones from various countries. Farrow adopted many of her children as a single parent, demonstrating her dedication to creating a loving family. Her diverse family has brought attention to the issue of international adoption and the needs of children without families.
She has suffered the loss of 3 children, however, she remains a mother to Matthew, Sascha, Soon-Yi, Fletcher, Daisy, Moses, Dylan, Ronan, Frankie-Minh, Isaiah, and Quincy. “As a mother of 14 children, my family means everything to me,” she said. “While I chose a career that placed me in the public arena, most of my children have elected to live very private lives. I respect each of their wishes, which is why I am selective in my social media posts.”
Celebrities with a bounty of kids create their own kind of unique chaos and love. From the red carpet to the breakfast table, these larger-than-life families bring a whole new meaning to “star-studded.” Their adventures in parenting become a public spectacle, and we can’t help but admire the whirlwind of joy and challenges that come with a household full of little superstars in the making.