It Takes a Village: Celebrities With Notably Big Families

There are countless celebrities in Hollywood that have one or two people from their families also in the industry. Then there are the families where most of the family members are famous for all sorts of reasons. Growing up in a larger family will affect how someone grows up.

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But what about a large family with multiple celebrities? Now that makes for an interesting family dinner! We’ve gathered together large families with names that you’ll certainly recognize. Some of them have several known members of the family in entertainment, and others just have a lot of children.

The Wayans

The Wayans family is a classic example that massive families can produce a ton of talented individuals. The family is best known for the comedy movies like the Scary Movie series and White Chicks; television shows like In Living Color and doing all of these things as a group.

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Growing up in New York, the Wayans drew humor out of their poverty-ridden upbringing. With not a lot of money to go around and ten children in the apartment, humor proved to be their ticket to success.

Kardashians and Jenners

Ever since Keeping Up With the Kardashians came on our television screens, it seems like this family is all people can talk about. We know you might be tired of hearing about how well-known and rich this family is, but we couldn’t have a list of famous families without them!

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Kris Jenner found a way to manage all of her daughters to reach wild levels of success. All five of her daughters have reached high celebrity status in their own right and continue to grow their fortune.

Marie and the Osmonds

Marie Osmond grew up in a musical family, so it was no wonder that she went and had a successful solo career. Not only does Marie come from a large family – she has eight brothers! – but she also has her own large brood.

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Marie is the mom of three biological kids and another five children that she adopted. Such big hearts for a big family! We’d be curious to hear if Marie’s kids picked up her musical talent. Thanks to her siblings, Marie is Aunt Marie to 48 nieces and nephews.

The Jolie-Pitt Family

The Jolie-Pitt clan is one of the most talked-about families in Hollywood. We’re using the word clan to describe this bunch because of the sheer number of children they share – both adopted and biological. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s blended family has six kids total.

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Their three oldest children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, were all adopted, and then Angelina gave birth to Shiloh and their twins Vivienne and Knox. The children rarely make public appearances, but when they do, they always look happy and tight-knit.

The Kennedys

This sizable group might lean more towards political infamy than classic celebrity status, but we figured that if any political family was worth mentioning in a life of big celebrity families, it would be the Kennedys.

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One of the most well-known Kennedys, former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK), was one of the eldest children out of nine siblings! You read that right; he had five sisters and three brothers! Many of the Kennedys also went on to have many children, so those family dinners must have been a good time.

Kirk Cameron & Co.

Kirk Cameron rose to fame in the ’80s and ‘90s when he starred in the American sitcom Growing Pains. The teen heartthrob actually got married to his former co-star Chelsea Noble, and the two of them have built a pretty large family together.

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The Cameron family includes Kirk, Chelsea, and their six kids. Chelsea was adopted when she was a child, so the couple decided to adopt too. Four out of their six kids are adopted! Strong faith is a central value in their household, and there’s plenty of it to go around.

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Tori Spelling shot to stardom with her run on the incredibly popular ‘90s show, Beverly Hills, 90210. In 2005, she had an affair with Dean McDermott. The two of them eloped the year after, and they’ve been together ever since.

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Spelling and McDermott have welcomed five children into the world since they’ve gotten together, two girls and three boys. There are in addition to McDermott’s son from his first marriage. The couple has been plagued with divorce rumors, so we hope, for the sake of their children, they can figure it out.

The Cyrus Family

Yes, Miley Cyrus is likely the most famous Cyrus family member, that is unless you remembered the country craze of Billy Ray in 1992. With such musical family members, it should come as no surprise that Miley has quite a number of siblings who are also gifted.

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Miley’s mom, Tish, had two children from a previous relationship that Billy Ray ended up adopting: Brandi and Trace. Trace was in the band Metro Station. When her parents got married, they also had Braison and Noah. Miley also has a half-sibling from Billy Ray’s relationship before Tish.

Stevie Wonder’s Family

The music legend is famous for his iconic songs and iconic stage presence, but did you have any idea that he is also a big family guy? The influential American musician has fathered nine children with five women.

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These relationships and children were from all periods throughout his musical career. His youngest child was actually born as recently as 2014 when the singer was well into his 60s. With so many women and children to juggle, we’re assuming Stevie hosts all of the holiday gatherings.

Elon Musk & His Seven Sons

Elon Musk is always in the tabloids, whether it’s about something controversial he said or his billion-dollar Tesla company. He was most recently making headlines for the questionable name that he and Grimes gave their son, X Æ A-Xii.

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Something that doesn’t seem to make headlines, though, is the fact that Musk has six other kids! With his first ex-wife, Musk fathered Nevada, twins Xavier, and Griffin, and the triplets set Damian, Kai, and Saxon. So many future college tuitions to pay, and thankfully, Musk can afford all of them.

The Baldwin Family

The Baldwin name must have an extra sprinkle of fabulous and magic in it, huh? Well, for a few of them. No, we’re not talking about Hailey Baldwin Bieber and her husband. We’re talking about her uncle Alec and his wife Hilaria’s growing collection of children.

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Alec and Hilaria have been married since 2012 and have wasted no time in growing their family. Alec was already a father to Ireland from his first marriage. With Hilaria, he was able to give his daughter six more siblings.

The Jacksons

Well, we’d guess that y’all have been waiting for this family to show up, right? After all, we are talking about the infamous Jackson 5…plus the other ones not in the group. Did you know that the five brothers that performed in the Jackson 5 were only half of the Jackson siblings?!

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Growing up in a house of nine kids, it was no wonder the Jackson family turned out so many musically talented artists. The most remarkable part is that all of them have at least one gold record credited to their name.

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone is best known as the man to call if there’s an action movie being made. In nearly all of his on-screen appearances, Stallone is cast as a tough guy fighting the bad guy. What we don’t see as often is Stallone depicted as a loving father figure.

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In real life, he has fathered five children. Stallone shares his two sons, Sage, who tragically passed away from a heart disease, and Seargeoh, with his first ex-wife Sasha Czack. He also has three daughters, Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlett, with his wife, Jennifer Flavin.

Terry Crews & Crew

The only thing bigger than this man’s muscles is his heart! Known around the entertainment industry as one of the most genuinely nice guys around, it’s no wonder that he’s built himself such a big family. The former football player, media personality, and actor shared five children with his wife, Rebecca King.

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The two have been married for over thirty years and seem stronger than ever. Terry is best known for his roles in White Chicks, Brooklyn 99, and his hosting gig for America’s Got Talent.

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill is regarded as one of the most influential rappers and musical artists of all time – her voice and lyrical ability truly set her apart from everyone else. What’s even more incredible is that she was having and raising six children throughout her peak career years.

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Lauryn was in a romantic partnership with Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley, with whom she shares Zion, Selah, Joshua, John, and Sarah. After she and Marley separated, Lauryn welcomed another son named Micah. Since 2017, Zion is now a father to a son.

Costner & Co.

Kevin Costner is a filmmaker, actor, and doting dad. Not only is he a father, but he’s a father to seven children! The famous actor boasts a blended family and co-parents with three women! Costner’s seven kids include Annie, Lily, Joe, Liam, Cayden, Hayes, and Grace.

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The wild part of his family is that there are nearly 30 years between the eldest and youngest children! But hey, one advantage is that the younger three will have their pick of which older sibling to ask for advice.

The Wahlbergs

This is a two-layered situation — not only is the Wahlberg family famous and notably large, but each of them also has their own big family. Mark Wahlberg has nine siblings and his own four children! Mark, the youngest of all of his siblings, is also the most commercially successful.

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It seems that the actor and former rapper stars in at least one new movie every year. His own children haven’t gotten into show business yet, but it’s still early, and they’re still under 18 years old!

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy is certainly going to leave a legacy of treasured stand-up and movies, but his other legacy left behind will be his ten children! Not only is the number of kids notable, but the age difference between the oldest and youngest is about 30 years.

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Eddie co-parents with five different women, one of which is his ex-wife. One of those women just happens to be former Spice Girl, Mel B. Eddie, is currently engaged to Paige Butcher, with whom he shares his two youngest children.

The Spielbergs

The legendary director, screenwriter, and producer has brought so many incredible stories to the big screen. But in addition to bringing stories to life, he’s also built a legacy through his seven children. He has a blended family with biological, adopted, and stepchildren.

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Spielberg, who has a net worth of about $3.7 billion, has been married twice — first to Amy Irving and now, Kate Capshaw. Several of Spielberg’s children have begun to pave their own paths in the entertainment industry, though they seem to be more drawn to roles in front of the camera.

Clint Eastwood’s Crew

Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood veteran well into his 90s! And along with a successful film and directorial career, he also fathered eight known children. Interestingly enough, Clint has never divulged with media outlets a total confirmed number.

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He has had more than his fair share of romantic relationships, which has resulted in his large number of offspring. Many of these relationships were affairs during his marriages. His son Scott Eastwood is also an actor and the most publicly known of all his father’s children.

Celine Dion

The critically acclaimed singer is raising three children of her own, which isn’t that wild of a number. But we were surprised to learn that Celine grew up with 14 brothers and sisters. A football team will have fewer players on the field than the number of siblings that Celine has.

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Plus, all of them are talented and doing well for themselves. Some of her siblings can even sing along with their award-winning sister! Despite so many different personalities, all of the siblings seem to get along quite well and get together whenever they can.

Mia Farrow’s Team

Mia Farrow was married to Frank Sinatra and Andre Previn and then had a 12-year relationship with Woody Allen. These relationships garnered four biological children in addition to the ten adopted kids. However, the family has had to deal with sexual assault scandals and abuse allegations.

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Additionally, one of Mia’s adopted daughters started a relationship with Woody Allen while Mia was still with him, and the news broke media outlets. Most recently, Mia’s confronted rumors that she had anything to do with the tragic deaths of three of her children.

Jude Law

The Hollywood actor grew up in England with only one sibling but seemed to have done everything in his power to make up for that with his own children. Jude Law has six kids in total after welcoming his youngest child with Philippa Coan, who became his wife in 2019.

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He has had children with four different women. According to all of them, he is involved as he can and seems to have good relationships with all of his fellow co-parents. His oldest son, Raff, is the spitting image of his father when he was in his 20s.

The Beckham Family

Over in Europe, we have one of the most famous families in the United Kingdom — the Beckham family! David Beckham, of soccer fame, and Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl who is now a fashion designer, became a power couple in 1999 when they were married.

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They have four children together, three boys (Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz) and a girl (Harper). Their daughter is the only Beckham who has continued to play soccer! The children have mostly stayed out of the tabloids, so their parents have done a spectacular job.

The Ross Brood

Diana Ross is a legend and unworldly artist in the world of music. She grew up in a big family with seven siblings. But the disco queen also has a pretty large family of her own with five children. Three of them were from Diana’s first marriage, and two were from her second.

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Her children have gone on record about their appreciation for their mother’s sacrifice in staying at home and giving them as normal an upbringing as possible. Diana’s daughter Tracee Ellis Ross is her most famous child.

Chris O’Donnell

Chris O’Donnell made his family a priority in his life rather than solely focusing on a blockbuster film career. This yearning most likely stemmed from the household that O’Donnell grew up in. The actor was one of seven children and wanted his own kids to grow up in that kind of environment.

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After he got the part in Scent of a Woman, O’Donnell was on the cusp of making it into big buck movies but decided to turn down the roles to begin a family. O’Donnell got married to his wife in 1997 and had five children together.

P. Diddy Daddy

Infamous rapper and music producer aren’t the only titles that Sean Combs holds. Combs, professionally known as Diddy, also has six children calling him “Dad.” One of his kids is a stepchild that he adopted, and the other five are biological children.

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The late Kim Porter was Diddy’s on-and-off-again girlfriend and with whom he shared the majority of his children. Despite being such a big name in the music industry, Mr. Combs has made his children a major priority and always makes time for them.

Mick Jagger

A big rockstar deserves a big family! The legendary frontman of The Rolling Stones for more than six decades, it should come as no surprise that a veteran musician like Mick Jagger has such a high number of children. The Englishman has a blended family made complete with eight children.

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The wildest part of it all is that his eldest was born in 1970, and he welcomed his youngest in 2016. Jagger even has great-grandchildren older than his youngest son. Imagine being born already a great uncle!

Bruce Willis

The most identifiable bald head in Hollywood action movies. Okay, fine, fans of The Rock would put up a fight, but still, he at least makes the top three! The actor has had five children, all daughters! Willis has been very vocal about how much he loves being a dad to so many women.

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His eldest three are shared with his ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, and his youngest two are from his marriage to Emma Heming Willis. The action actor is always so serious on-screen but looks so happy whenever he’s spotted with any of his children.

Natalia Vodianova

Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, who is also lovingly referred to as Supernova, is a model, a UN Goodwill Ambassador, and a super mom! What can’t this woman do?! Natalia has five children, whom she shares with her ex-husband Justin Portman and her current spouse Antoine Arnault (yes, like the CEO of Berluti and Loro Piana Arnault).

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Though five isn’t the most outrageous amount children she could have, Vodianova made the list because she’s famous. Plus, who knows, maybe more children are on the horizon for her and her family!

The Sheen-Estevezs

This family isn’t one of the bigger ones on our list, but they might just have some of the most celebrities! Ramon Antonio Geraro Estevez, or as most of us know him as Martin Sheen, is the patriarchal figure of the Sheen family.

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Martin had four children, and two of his sons also became famous in the entertainment industry. Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen both followed in their father’s footsteps by getting into acting. Charlie has five of his own children, so he’s doing his part to continue the family name.

Madonna

Madonna is a singing legend, ‘80s icon, and the Queen of Pop Music. Not only does she boast such high honors, but her most proud title is mother to six children. Two of her six kids are biological, Lourdes and Rocco. Lourdes’ dad is Carlos Leon, and Rocco’s dad is Guy Ritchie.

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With Ritchie, Madonna adopted David from Malawi before the two separated. After the divorce was finalized, Madonna returned to Malawi to adopt her daughter Mercy. Eight years later, she returned to Africa to adopt twins Estere and Stella.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson knows a thing or two about big families since he grew up in one! Mel was one of eleven children growing up in the United States before the Vietnam War. His dad decided to relocate the family to Australia when Mel was 12 so that the Gibson children wouldn’t get drafted into the war.

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Suppose the Gibson patriarch wouldn’t have made that decision; who knows if we would’ve seen Mel in Braveheart or Mad Max. Mel took after his parents and also made a large family for himself with nine kids!

Bill Murray & the Boys

Every day is for the boys in this family! The comedian, actor, writer, and Chicago sports fanatic has six children, and all of them are sons. What are the chances? With his first wife, Margaret Kelly, Murray shares two children, Luke and Homer.

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His second wife, the late Jennifer Butler, gave Murray four kids, Caleb, Cooper, Jackson, and Lincoln. Though Bill remains the most recognized Murray, his son Homer is pretty famous in his own field. Homer is a celebrated chef and has his own restaurant in Brooklyn.

Dolly Parton

Who doesn’t love Dolly Parton? With a voice like hers and such a caring heart, what’s not to love? Dolly’s warmth is often considered maternal, but in real life, she and her husband don’t share any children. But don’t worry, she’s surrounded by family since she’s one of 12 children.

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When she’s not touring or recording new music, Dolly is around to spend time with all of her nieces and nephews. Must be pretty cool to have Aunt Dolly at all of the family gatherings.

The Hanson Brothers

Do you recall that catchy ‘90s song, “MmmBop” by the Hanson Brothers? Well, it’s been a couple of years, and the brothers have all gotten married to start families of their own. They were pretty successful with their hit tune, but they were even more successful at growing their families.

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This is made evident by the thirteen children that they have between the three of them. Way to overachieve, guys! Taylor, the middle Hanson, has the most kids amongst his brothers, with six at home.

The George Foremans

We’re sure that you’ve all heard of the George Foreman grill, but he didn’t make the list because of the grill’s right hooks, left hooks, or calorie-melting grillers. George is on the list because this grill master is a family man! Believe it or not, he is the father of twelve children.

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We wonder what it feels like to have a dad with such a recognizable name. Well, five out of his children would know, as they’re also named George Foreman, followed by their respective Roman numeral. Guess it runs in the family!

Ginuwine

The “Pony” singer didn’t just make a song to get down to, but he also got down to having nine kids of his own: Cypress, Dejan, Dream, Elgin, Ginel, Ramonda, Story, Tahjair, and Tiffany. Two of his nine children are stepchildren that he adopted.

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They were his ex-wife’s children from her marriage before she was with Ginuwine. Amongst his seven biological children, two of them he shared with his ex-wife. The remaining five children were with four different women. Despite the divorce’s finalization, Ginuwine remains close to his stepchildren.

Lena Perminova

Lena Perminova is married to Alexander Lebedev, the Russian media mogul. Her beauty got the attention of many modeling agencies despite a tough start in life. But these days, Lena is a proud mom to a large family and an internationally successful model.

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In the entire country of Russia, she’s one of the most well-known media influencers with a following of over two million people. Her fourth child joined the family in 2021 and is already loving their siblings. Lena’s husband is 27 years older than her, so there’s still a chance they have more children.

Jamie Oliver Cooks for His Kids

Chefs don’t spend every minute of their lives in the kitchen; some of them have families to attend to! TV personality and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is one of those cooking family men. The man seems so down-to-earth and kind; it’s no wonder that his heart is big enough for such a large family.

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He and his wife Jools share five children – Buddy Bear, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom, Poppy Honey, and River. The children’s names do sound whimsical, if not taken directly from a children’s fable.

Rod Stewart

Sir Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, but that isn’t the only facet of his life that he has succeeded in. He is the father of eight children that he shares with five different women. Rod’s doing a nice job embodying the rock n’ roll lifestyle, huh?

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The age difference between his eldest daughter and youngest son is nearly fifty years! We’re assuming that those siblings aren’t particularly close friends. But he’s enjoying domestic bliss living with his third wife and two youngest kids.

The Braxton Family

You might have heard of the quintet “The Braxtons,” which features the well-known smooth-soulful tones of Toni Braxton and her sisters Tamar, Towanda, Traci, and Trina. We love a family with themed first names.

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This large family is also incredibly talented — the women are famous for their sensational harmonies, which might have to do with the fact they’re all related and just naturally sync with each other. Toni now has two children of her own, whom she shares with her ex-husband, and is currently dating fellow musician Birdman.

Gordon Ramsay

The celebrity chef of celebrity chefs, Gordon Ramsay, isn’t just a successful restaurant owner and author, but he’s also a great dad! The legendary chef, with a reputation for bluntness, has four children with his wife. Their kids, Holly, Jack, Matilda, and Megan, sometimes appear in videos with their dad.

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It’s clear from these appearances just how wonderful a bond they all share with each other. Plus, it seems like they all inherited their father’s truth-telling as they’ve been known to put their dad in his place.

Keke Wyatt

There are a number of famous Kekes, but none have made quite an impact on R&B music as Keke Wyatt. She is known for being able to belt out a note like nobody’s business and for having a large number of kids. Keke has ten children total that she shares amongst three baby daddies.

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But, interestingly enough, eight of her ten children she shares with Michael Ford, her ex-husband. Not only is ten children an impressive feat, but having eight of them with one person is even more so.

The Marley Family

Everyone knows the renowned Reggae singer and general philosopher on life Bob Marley. He has made big waves of change and had huge influences on pop culture. But, Bob Marley’s biggest impact might just be through his many children or at least the ones that he publicly acknowledged as his.

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Bob had relationships with at least seven different women that produced his eleven children, all of whom he met before he passed away so young. Rumors have suggested that he also had a twelfth child.

Conan O’Brien

The late-night comedian is known for his show, but he also has a sizable family as well. Conan O’Brien is one of six children, with two sisters and three brothers. It appears that Conan might have been the odd man out when he got into television.

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Two of his siblings are lawyers, like his mother. Only one other O’Brien besides Conan has been credited, and that’s his sister Kate for her role in The Fighter. Conan has two children with his wife, Beckett, and Neve.

Bing Crosby

Back in the day, Bing Crosby was a known and beloved American heartthrob and singer. Bing makes our list because this talent welcomed seven children into the world. He had so many children thanks to his two loving wives. Dixie Lee and Bing were married until her tragic passing in 1952.

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Before her death, they had four children together – Dennis, Gary, Lindsay, and Phillip. His second wife, Kathryn Grant, was 30 years his junior and gave him three more children – Harry III, Mary, and Nathaniel.

The Hilfiger Family

They’re more than just a brand name, people! The real Tommy Hilfiger did name a brand after himself and changed American fashion forever, but he also made time to raise his children. The short-statured man is a father to five children.

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His eldest four kids are from his marriage to ex-wife Susan Cirona and are named Ally, Elizabeth, Kathleen, and Richard. Tommy got married to Dee Ocleppo in 2008, and the couple welcomed a son named Sebastian. Perhaps his youngest son will take over the family business when he’s older!

Jack White

Singer and musician Jack White is best known for the commercial success he achieved as the frontman of The White Stripes. But a surprising fact we learned about Mr. White is that he was one of nine children growing up. And out of those nine kids, seven of them were boys!

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Sounds pretty neat to grow up in such a busy house. We’re curious if Jack ever tried to make music with any of his siblings. In a magazine interview, Jack even admitted that growing up with so many siblings made him a better collaborative musician.