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15 Celebs Who Have Way More Kids Than We Realized

Whether people have a few or a lot, children can be an enriching part of life. While there are famous celebrity kids that most people know, there are also many of our stars that have children that have escaped our radars. This is especially true for celebs who value privacy and keep their children out of the constant limelight. We've compiled 15 celebrities that have larger families than most people may realize. We can't believe how many babies some of our favorite stars have brought into this world.

1. Nick Cannon

Okay, so we're pretty sure most people know that Nick Cannon has a lot of kids---but they may not know that he's expecting his eighth child in 2022. When his 8th baby is born, he'll officially have eight children with five different women. He had twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with former wife Mariah Carey in 2011, then he had Golden and Powerful Queen (yes, those are their names) with model Brittany Bell. Following that, he had another set of twins named Zion and Zillion Heir in 2021 with DJ Abby De La Rosa and then had a baby with model Alyssa Scott named Zen, who sadly died of cancer only five months after being born in 2021. Finally, in January 2022, Cannon and model Bre Tiesi announced that they're expecting a baby together. All we can say is: Cannon sure stays busy with baby making even with an entire talk show to host.

2. Eddie Murphy

Actor, Eddie Murphy, isn't just famous for creating a lot of laughs with his comedy, he also created quite a few chips off the old block. First becoming a dad in 1989, Murphy has a total of 10 children. It sounds like he's got his own dynasty.

3. Gordon Ramsay

We can't get enough of Gordon Ramsay's mini look-alike. Never have we seen a cuter little chef. With that said, he has far more than one kid to brag about, the famous Hell's Kitchen chef has five children in total with wife his Cayetana Hutcheson. His kids include Megan Jane Ramsay, twins Jack Scott Ramsay and Holly Anna Ramsay, Matilda Ramsay, and Oscar Ramsay. Funny enough, none of them actually want to become a chef like their dad.

4. Mick Jagger

At 78, singer and actor, Mick Jagger has eight kids that span in ages from their 20s to 50s. His oldest child is with ex-wife Bianca Jagger and six are with model, Jerry Hall. He had his eighth child with ballet dancer, Melanie Hamrick, in 2016. We can only which of Jagger's gifts will be passed down to his kids or if they'll have some new ones to add to the mix.

5. Mia Farrow

Between adoptive and biological children, Mia Farrow has 14 children. Sadly, three have died. Her daughter, Tam, died in 2000 at age 17 after a prescription overdose, her other daughter, Lark, died in 2008 at 35 from HIV/AIDS and her son, Thaddeus, took his own life at the age of 29 in 2016. She has 11 living children. Parenting isn't always an easy road, but Farrow seems to have nothing but love for all of her kids.

6. Diddy

Rapper, P. Diddy's has six biological children and an adopted son with three different women, including Misa Hylton-Brim, Kim Porter, and Sarah Chapman. Sadly, Kim Porter, who he had twins with, died in 2018. While blended families aren't always easy, it looks like they make it work the best they can.

7. Alec Baldwin

While Alec Baldwin has been at the center of controversy with the Rust shooting, at the end of the day, he's a dad with a family he loves. With six kids in total, he and wife Hilaria Baldwin have two daughters and four sons, with another daughter on the way. Alec and ex-wife, Kim Basinger, also have a daughter named Ireland Baldwin. It's safe to say that there's never a dull moment in his household.

8. Shaq

The iconic basketball player, Shaq, has six kids, including Me'arah, Shaqir, Amirah, Shareef, Myles, and Taahirah. He's got quite the team of kids with former parters, Shaunie O'Neal and Arnetta Yardbourgh.

9. Rod Stewart

This beloved British rocker has eight children with his wife, Penny Lancaster, and exes Rachel Hunter, Kelly Emberg, and Alana Stewart. In an unusual circumstance, his eighth child, Sarah Streeter, grew up with adoptive parents and eventually forged a bond with him later in life.

10. Kris Jenner

This is one family that hardly needs an introduction, as there probably isn't a living human who hasn't at least heard of the Kardashian family. While most people are very familiar with Jenner's daughters, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie, they may not know that she has a son, Rob Kardashian. During her first marriage to Robert Kardashian, she gave birth to Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Robert. During her second marriage with Caitlyn Jenner, she welcomed Kendall and Kylie to the world. She also has 11 grandchildren in total. It's no secret, people are obsessed with this family's every move.

11. Lauryn Hill

Grammy-winning singer, Lauryn Hill, has six children. Five of those children are shared with former athlete, Rohan Marley, and she has yet to publicly share who her youngest son's father is.

12. Elon Musk

Tesla giant, Elon Musk has fathered eight children that includes Griffin, Xavier, Kai, Saxon, Damian, X, and Y. He has children with Justine Wilson and popular singer, Grimes. Sadly, his child, Nevada, with ex-wife Wilson died at only 10-weeks-old likely due to sudden infant death syndrome. Grimes's pregnancy with Y was a secret that the couple didn't reveal until giving birth.

13. Madonna

With six kids, which include her two biological and four adopted children, the "Material Girl" singer, Madonna is often surrounded by family. Her kids include, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, Rocco Ritchie, David Banda, Mercy James, Stella and Esther Ciccone. Her biological daughter, Lourdes came from her relationship with former partner, Carlos Leon and her biological son came from her relationship with former partner, Guy Ritchie. Madonna is very open on social media about her absolute adoration of all her children.

14. David Tennant

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The Doctor Who actor has five children that he cherishes dearly. Tennant and his wife, Georgia, live in West London where they raise their kids, Olive, Wilfred, Doris, and Birdie. The family also includes Georgia's 19-year-old son Ty from a former relationship. All with unique personalities just like their father, his kids are totally dote-worthy.

15. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

While many people are familiar with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's famous non-traditional family, some may forget how many kids they have. Jolie and Pitt have six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne. Their adoptive kids, Maddox, Zahara, and Pax, came from orphanages in Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

Let us know what you think of these celeb families and their children in the comments and if any of these family lineups surprised you.