With the busy schedules celebrities have, it’s sort of amazing that they find the time to procreate at all, let alone raise a family. Of course, when it comes to their family life, certain stars have a bigger task to tackle than others. While many celebrities make the news when they have their first (or even second) child, some stars have four, five, or even six or more kids that call them Mom or Dad. So which stars have huge families? Click through to find out!
Kevin Costner – 7 Children
Actor Kevin Costner has 7 kids with 3 different women. He has acknowledged that having children with multiple women and having kids in blended households is not always easy, stating that his kids have asked tough questions like, “Do you care for us now as much as you do them?” Kevin Costner’s first Divorce, to Cindy Silva, who he met in college in 1978, was marked as one of the most important celebrity divorce cases in the 90’s (officially divorced in 1994). Most celebrity divorces don’t alter how mainstream divorce cases are handled, but in this case, multiple divorce attorneys have cited that this particular case had brought out how heightened emotions (loss, personal damage, personal impact, etc) can affect how cases are viewed now. Basically, what this means is, Cindy Silva tried to reconcile her marriage at all cost, even though Kevin was said to be committing adultery. Because of the additional pain inflicted for trying to reconcile despite everything else she was dealing with, Kevin Costner settled with Cindy to the tune of $80 million. This makes this divorce settlement one of the largest celebrity divorces in U.S. History.
Steven Spielberg – 7 Children
Steven Spielberg has produced several big hits over the years, including Jurassic Park, Jaws, and E.T. The loving father has 7 children, some of which are adopted, with 2 different women. He had 1 child with his first wife and 5 with his current wife, and he also adopted his current wife’s daughter from a previous relationship.
Eddie Murphy – 8 Children
Actor-comedian Eddie Murphy sure gets around and has the divorces & separations to prove it. He has 8 kids with 4 different women, which might not have been so bad if he hadn’t conceived half of those kids while he was still married to Nicole Mitchell Murphy. He denied his youngest child, Angel Iris, who he conceived with former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, until a paternity test confirmed he was indeed the father. We’re by no means stating that Eddie Murphy is not a good father to his children, and he’s unbelievable at what he does for a living. However, he may want to slow down on the relationship front when it comes to having children with different women.
Mel Gibson – 8 Children
Actor Mel Gibson has 8 kids with 2 women. Like Mick Jagger, Gibson’s youngest and oldest kids are 29 years apart. Gibson has 7 kids with Robyn Moore Gibson, his first wife, and one child with Oksana Grigorieva, a former girlfriend. We hope his kids inherited his looks, not his volatile temper.
Mick Jagger – 7 Children
Mick Jagger is known for his powerful vocals from his time as one of the members of The Rolling Stones, but he’s also made the news for his large family. Jagger has 7 kids with 4 different women, and there is a 29-year gap between his youngest and oldest child. We’re just wondering if he had to pay child support for all of those kids. Ouch.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar – 19 Children
The Duggar family currently has 19 children – and Michelle says she isn’t done yet. The once-beloved family has laid low since the popular series was cancelled on TLC , but we might see more from them eventually. America loves a good comeback. The show was cancelled after Michelle and Jim Bob’s son, Josh Duggar, admitted the media’s allegations of infidelity and molestation were true. Josh cheated on his wife using sites such as Ashley Madison to engage in sexual activities with other women, and he also molested several of his sisters when he was a teen. Josh is receiving intensive therapy from a Christian counseling program, and reports say Anna, his devoted wife, has no plans to leave him.
Octomom – 14 Children
Who could forget about Nadya Suleman, commonly referred to as “Octomom” by the press? She attracted attention – and criticism – from folks around the globe when she gave birth to octuplets as a single mom. Suleman already had 6 other children at the time, and she reportedly used IVF to become pregnant with her octuplets.
Kris Jenner – 6 Children
Kris Jenner doesn’t have nearly as many kids as Octomom or the Duggars, but she has a decent-sized brood. Rob is her only son, and she also has 5 daughters: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kylie, and Kendall. Kris Jenner divorced a woman named Caitlyn Jenner, who was originally a man named Bruce Jenner. Jenner was her second husband, and he fathered two of her children, Kylie and Kendall.
Jon and Kate Gosselin – 8 Children
Jon and Kate Gosselin have 8 kids together: A set of sextuplets, and a set of twins. The former couple is now divorced, and their heated legal battles often make headlines. Kate has been accused of being a control-freak diva who only takes care of the kids when cameras are around, and Jon has been called a deadbeat father multiple times by Kate and her crew.
Sarah Palin 5 Children
We aren’t really sure if Sarah Palin counts as a celebrity, but she always finds a way to attract media attention with her ridiculous comments. The Alaskan political figure has 5 children with Todd Palin, her husband.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – 6 Children
Brad and Angelina have a total of 6 children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox at the California airport. Maddox was their first adopted child adopted in 2002 from Cambodia. Pax was adopted in Vietnam in 2015. Zahara was adopted from Ethiopia in 2005. Angelina gave birth to Shiloh in 2006 & Knox and Vivienne are twin that Angelina gave birth to in the summer of 08.
Steve Harvey – 7 Children
Steve Harvey has a total of 7 children with 3 different women. He has 4 biological children from 2 previous marriages, plus 3 stepchildren. He does not have any biological children with his third and current wife, Marjorie, but he helps her raise her children. Harvey also has 3 grandchildren. He is a Christian with a net worth of more than $100 million, and it appears he has an active presence in the lives of his children, stepchildren, and grandchildren.
Puff Daddy – 5 Children
Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, Sean Combs, or whatever name you prefer to call him has 5 biological children and 1 stepson. He is not legally a stepfather, but he has a close relationship with the son of his on-again, off-again girlfriend.
Run D-M-C – 7 Children
When Run DMC, also known as Joseph Simmons, isn’t busy reminiscing about how he got to “Walk This Way” with Aerosmith back in the day, he enjoys spending time with his large family. Simmons has 6 biological children and 1 adopted child. He also has 1 deceased biological child.
Terry Crews – 5 Children
Terry Crews, a former NFL player, is also known for his movie appearances and Old Spice ads. He has 4 daughters and 1 son, as well as 1 step-grandchild. Crews has 4 biological children with his current wife, plus 1 child, Naomi, who he has raised as his own since she was young. He refers to her as his daughter rather than his stepdaughter.
Rapper T.I. – 6 Children
Rapper T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, has 5 biological children. He also has a stepdaughter named Niq Niq who he helps raise. All together, T.I. has 4 sons and 2 daughters. King and Major, his youngest 2 sons, are his biological children with his current wife, Tiny. His other biological sons are named Messiah and Domani, and his biological daughter’s name is Deyjah.
Kim Zolciak from Real Housewives of Atlanta – 6 Children
Kim Zolciak has a large brood with her husband, Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann. The couple has 4 biological children: Kaia, Kane, KJ, and Kash. Biermann also legally adopted Brielle and Ariana, Zolciak’s children from previous relationships
DMX – 12 Children
Earl Simmons, who goes by the name DMX, currently has 12 children with multiple women, making him a celeb with a very big family. We are unclear if he’s actually in all of the kids’ lives, as he is typically photographed with 1 or 2 of the children at a time.