17 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Were Parents


When a celebrity child is born, the red carpet seems to roll out for them. From which magazine will get the first exclusive to when the parents will post the first picture on Instagram, the public loves hearing about a new celebrity baby. But there are some celebrity parents out there who seem to diligently keep their children out of the limelight, and impressively so. Those are the celebrities you didn't even realize were parents.

In a world where baby pictures seem to inundate your every social media feed, it's crazy to think that there are people whose lives are seemingly on display who manage to keep their kids out of the public eye. The urge to share your baby's every move these days is strong, but these celebrity moms and dads have managed to step back from the spotlight and keep their world of parenthood fairly private.

In a society where digital media reigns king, it's almost nice to think that there are celebrity kids out there who live pretty normal lives, out of the spotlight. From kids who are all grown up to kids who were born just last year, the following celebrities are parents — and you probably didn't even realize it!


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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Ludacris attends th Harley-Davidson Celebrates Black Label Collection With Rolling Stone at Harley-Davidson of New York City on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

According to E!, Chris Bridges a.k.k Ludacris is the father to two daughters — Karma, who was born in 2001, and Cadence , who was born in December 2013.

2Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

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If there's any man in Hollywood I would not want to pick a fight with, it'sJohnson. His daughter Simone, born in 2001 is in good, protective hands — and so is his newborn daughter, Jasmine.

3Colin Hanks

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According to People, Colin Hanks has two daughters — Olivia and Chralotte — with his wife Samantha. Meaning National Treasure Tom Hanks is a grandpa!

4Lil Wayne

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: AUSTIN, TX - MARCH: Rapper Lil Wayne performs onstage at Samsung Galaxy Life Fest at SXSW 2016 on March 12, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Samsung)

Lil Wayne is a father four times over, to his daughter Reginae, and sons Cameron, Neal, and Dwayne III, according to MTV.

5Hugh Grant

British actor Hugh Grant poses on arrival for the premiere of Florence Foster Jenkins in London on April 12, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

In 2011, Hugh Grant's first child Tabitha was born. She was the first of four children to be born to Grant, including sons John, Felix, and most recently, a daughter in December 2015, according to People.

6Lamar Odom

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Basketball player Lamar Odom of the L.A. Lakers arrives at the 5th Anniversary Dinner of the Cathy's Kids Foundation hosted by Lamar Odom at the Roosevelt Hotel on April 17, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

Before Odom became a household name thanks to the Kardashian empire, Us Weekly reported that Lamar had three children with his ex-girlfriend Liza Morales — Destiny, Lamar Jr., and Jayden, who sadly passed away from SIDS at six months old.

7Solange Knowles

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Shortly after she put out her first solo album, Solange gave birth to her son Julez in 2004. The two performed an epic dance together at Solange's wedding in 2014.

8Matt LeBlanc

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Actor Matt LeBlanc attends Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Celebration of The 2016 Golden Globe Award Season at Ysabel on November 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

According to The Mirror, Matt LeBlanc has one daughter, Marina, who was born in 2004, the product of the Friends star’s marriage to former model Melissa McKnight.

9Emile Hirsch

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 09: Actor Emile Hirsch attends the 5th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization at Montage Hotel on January 9, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

In October 2013, Us Weekly reported that Emile Hirsch became a father to a baby boy named Valor.

10Sofia Vergara

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It's almost impossible to believe that Sofia Vergara could have a son who's basically a grown man, isn't it? According to Yahoo, Vergara's son Manolo is in his 20s, and if she weren't married to Joe Manganiello, could probably be mistaken for her boyfriend.

11Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell arrives at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

In 2003, Colin Farrell welcomed son James into the world. In 2009, he was joined by another son, Henry.

12Vin Diesel

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According to Us Weekly, Vin Diesel has three children with his partner Paloma Jimenez. Hania, Vincent and Pauline, who was named for his friend and Fast & Furious co-star, the late Paul Walker.

13Tom Hardy

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Tom Hardy’s son, Louis, arrived in 2008. In 2015, Hardy welcomed another child with wife Charlotte Riley, according to Daily Mail.

14Evan Rachel Wood

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Evan Rachel Woods attends the 'Into the Forest' premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at The Elgin on September 12, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Evan Rachel Wood gave birth in 2013. Both Wood and her husband fiercely guard their son's privacy — so much so that the babe's name isn't public knowledge.

15Keira Knightley

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Actress Keira Knightley attends an evening honoring Valentino at Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Black Tie Gala on December 7, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts)

Keira Knightley gave birth to daughter Edie in May 2015. “You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, ‘Wow, my body is totally amazing,'" she told Elle of being a mom.

16Jemima Kirke

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Actress Jemima Kirke attends 2016 Free Arts NYC Art Auction Benefit on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)

According to The Telegraph, Girls' Jemima Kirke has two children — a son, Memphis, and a daugher, Rafella.

17Max Greenfield

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Actor Mx Greenfield arrives at the New York premiere of 'Hello, My Name Is Doris' hosted by Roadside Attractions with The Cinema Society & Belvedere Vodka at Metrograph on March 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Greenfield and his wife Tess Sanchez have two children — daughter Lilly, and son Ozzie, who was just born in August of 2015., according to Us Weekly.