10 Celebrity Men Who Have Lots of Kids
Throughout history, many famous men have embraced fatherhood. But some male stars have not only achieved greatness in their respective fields but also built large families, having 5 or more children. Their legacies reflect a profound commitment to both their professional achievements and their main role in life as dads.
Robert De Niro, 7 children
In April 2023, Robert De Niro welcomed his seventh child, Gia, and first with girlfriend Tiffany Chen. The Hollywood veteran also shares children with 3 other women. Elliot and Helen Grace with ex-wife Grace Hightower, twins Julian and Aaron with former girlfriend Toukie Smith and Raphael and Drena with his first wife Diahnne Abbott. Drena was adopted by De Niro, as she was Abbott’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Jude Law, 7 children
Like De Niro, Jude Law reportedly welcomed his seventh child in 2023, and his second child with his wife Phillipa Coan. It was in 1996 that Law first became a father, after having a child with his now ex-wife Sadie Frost. With her, he shares Rafferty, Iris and Rudy. He then had a brief relationship with Samantha Burke, with whom he had a daughter, Sophia. The actor’s fifth child was born in 2015 out of a short relationship with Catherine Harding.
Kevin Costner, 7 children
Kevin Costner is a dad to seven children in total. The Bodyguard-star shares Annie, Lily and Joe with ex-wife Cindy SIlva, Liam with Bridget Rooney, and Cayden Wyatt, Hayes Logan, and Grace Avery with his wife Christine Baumgartner, who filed for divorce in May 2023.
Rod Stewart, 8 children
Rod Stewart has eight children by five different women. His oldest, Sarah Streeter, was born in 1963. At 66 years old, the world-renowned singer welcomed his eighth child alongside his current wife Penny Lancaster-Stewart, a son named Aiden Patrick.
Alec Baldwin, 8 children
The Baldwin family is a big one. The actor shares 7 children with his wife Hilaria Baldwin, with their youngest having been born in 2022. He also has a child from his first marriage with Kim Basinger, model Ireland Baldwin, who was born in 1995.
Stellan Skarsgård, 8 children
Stellan Skarsgård has one of the most successful families in Hollywood. Among his 8 children are Alexander, Bill and Gustaf, names which have graced both the small and big screens, with successful roles in works such as Big Little Lies, Vikings and the horror movies, It. Six of his children were born to first wife My, whilst 2 were born from his current marriage to Megan Everett.
Mel Gibson, 9 children
The Braveheart star started growing his family in 1980 after having a daughter, Hannah, with his then wife Robyn Denise Moore. The latter also gave birth to other 6 children with the actor, including Milo Gibson, who followed in his dad’s step and became an actor. After divorcing Robyn, Mel Gibson briefly dated Oksana Grigorieva, and she became the mother of his 8th child, a daughter, in that time. In 2010, he called it quits with her and met Rosalind Ross, with whom he had his youngest kid in 2017, Lars Gerard.
Elon Musk, 10 children
Elon Musk’s family hasn’t stopped growing since 2002, when he welcomed his first son Nevada Alexander, who unfortunately passed away at just 10 weeks old. After his son’s passing, Musk and his then wife Justine Wilson turned to IVF and ended up having twins in 2004 and triplets in 2006. Then, he welcomed a son in 2020 with singer Grimes, with whom he ended up having a second child, a daughter, in March 2022. However, between 2020 and 2022, he quietly welcomed another pair of twins, this time with a top executive from one of his companies.
Eddie Murphy, 10 children
Eddie Murphy has 10 children with 5 women. His first child, Eric, was born in 1989 and his youngest was born in November 2018. The actor has spoken on his fatherhood journey and what he learned from it. “Along the way I realized that if you put your children first you never make a bad decision,” he said.
Nick Cannon, 12 children
Nick Cannon has reached super-father status. Since 2011, the television host has had 12 children, including twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom he shares with pop superstar Mariah Carey. And he seems to enjoy every second of it.
“Every day I just wake up excited as a father,” he said in an interview. “I’m so excited about all my kids. Constantly, from every aspect of it. From them getting citizen of the month awards in the first grade to the birth of the new ones.”
Although other famous men don’t have as many children as those named here, some go to extra lengths to take care of theirs, especially as single fathers. And they excel at the role, becoming an inspiration to all single parents.