This article was originally published on PopularEverything.com and has been republished on The Gossip Geek with permission.
Parents are always going around saying some version of “Oh my god, they grow up so fast!” And whether you’re a parent or not, you can see that it’s true. It seems like just yesterday, for example, that when we listened to Eminem and heard him sing about his beloved daughter Hailie, we pictured her as a sweet little girl. Today that’s no longer the case: she’s 24 years old and is making a name for herself.
But Eminem is not unique. Take a quick peek at celebs and their kids today, and you’ll see a lot of the kiddos are all grown up. In this article, we do exactly that. Now, we have the pleasure of taking you on a little blast to the past and a look at the present to see some of the biggest celebs and their grown-up offsprings. What do they look like? How old are they? What are they up to? Stick around, and all of your curiosity will be taken care of!
Hollywood Family Connections
Jack Quaid is the son of the legendary Meg Ryan and equally famous Dennis Quaid. The list of works on this power couple’s resume is impressive and extensive. And Jack, being pretty much born into stardom, decided to take up the trade from mom and dad. That’s right, Jack Quaid is also a famous actor. The 27-year-old has played in all sorts of stuff, including The Hunger Games and Plus One.
He now lives in LA but before that he attended Tisch School of the Arts in New York, where he got a bachelor’s. But Hollywood acting isn’t the only way in which Jack follows in his parents’ big footsteps. Get this: he is also dating an actress! Her name is Lizzie McGroder and they’ve been together since 2016. Mom and dad used a winning formula, why shouldn’t he use it too?
East-West, Back and Forth
Kelly Ripa is a major superstar, there’s no doubt about that. ABC soap operas (All My Children), syndicated morning shows (Live! with Kelly and Ryan), sitcoms (Hope & Faith), and production companies (Milojo), are some of the projects she’s involved in. Her daughter, Lola Consuelos, is now 18 years and started college last year at New York University, where she is studying business and performing arts.
The Consuelos fam splits their time between two homes: one in New York, and one in LA, in order to accommodate Kelly’s multiple gigs. So far, from what we hear, Lola is doing well at college, but she says her parents are too strict. She says that people her age should be allowed more freedom. But it must be kind of tricky for Kelly to monitor her when she’s on the West Coast and Lola is in New York. Party on, this is college, no parents are around!
It All Makes Sense When I Look Into Her Eyes
Eminem is a loving father. If you’re a fan, you’ll know this by now. He sings about her in lots of his songs, and he attributes to her a lot of his perseverance and happiness. When Hailie was a child, Eminem spent a lot of effort making sure she was not targetted by the paparazzi. But now that she’s 24 years old, she has chosen to put herself in the spotlight on social media.
Within the last couple of years, Hailie has been gaining a massive following on Instagram, where she uploads cool pics and makes great posts. After she graduated high school (where she was the homecoming queen and graduated with high honors), she enrolled at Michigan State University. There too she was an honors student. So these days, she’s a psychology major, and also a major model. Busy woman! We’re sure daddy Mathers is proud.
My Dad’s a Cowboy
So people, what’s up with Ethan Wayne, son of the iconic Western star John Wayne? As it turns out, he followed in daddy’s footsteps – he, too, is an actor, but he’s also a stunt double. When we look at the role he played at the start of his career, we see something peculiar going on. Welcome to meta-Hollywood. In 1971, he played the grandson of his father’s character in Big Jake. That was when he was just nine years old though
Ten years later, he landed himself his first stunt double role, where he worked on The Blue Brothers (wow, awesome movie!). Since then, he has had a consistent presence on movie sets, sometimes acting, and sometimes stunt doubling. Just imagine the convenience for producers if his character required stunts… Just like his father, Ethan Wayne also enjoys the great outdoors and he now lives in California.
Path of the Wild
Known as “the Crocodile Hunter,” Steve Irwin entertained us all with he excursions and up-close encounters with tons of wild animals. But in 2006 he died in a tragic accident during one of his expeditions. His daughter, Bindi Irwin, 21, took up the naturalist, conservationist family torch. Even as a child she had always had a real enthusiasm for animals. She was also a TV personality from a young age.
At around nine years old, she started to act, host a TV show, rap, sing, and dance. Within the last few years, she has gotten deeper into environmentalism and conservationism and she started to broadcast important messages to the world via her considerably large platforms. Also, she helps run the Australia Zoo and promotes wildlife whenever and wherever she can.
The question of nurture vs nature has long loomed over us. Do people behave like their parents because it’s in their genes? Or is the environment in which they grow up primarily responsible? Usually a bit of both. Such is the case with Elijah Blue Allman, the second son of the Goddess of Pop, Cher. Naturally (or otherwise?) Mr. Allman, now 43, is the singer and guitarist for the rock band Deadsy.
Legend has it that he was given his first guitar by Gene Simmons, the fabled bassist of Kiss. Allman’s band hasn’t put out anything new for a while, but there are some rumors that he has plans. Also, he did some work with rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars on their self titled album. Anyway, musical genes? Who knows? But he’s for sure a chip off the old block.
Antonio Banderas frequents the red carpet like a coffee addict frequents Starbucks. He’s the recipient of many accolades, such as a Cannes Best Actor Award, a Tony Award, numerous Golden Globes, and more. Let’s now pivot for a minute and have a look at what his 23-year-old daughter, Stella Banderas, is up to these days. First things first, she’s a super busy woman. She started her career in Antonio’s 1999 film Crazy in Alabama.
In 2018, Antonio Banderas told an interview that Stella is into acting, but so far has kept a low profile – she went to New York to study performing arts at a prestigious school. These days, she also does some modeling gigs. A couple of years ago she modeled for Madhappy, a brand that talks about and promotes mental health. She also modeled for a brand called Violet Grey, and we have to say, she certainly inherited the Banderas family good looks!
When you’re born to superstar parents, you have a couple of advantages (such as prestige and wealth), but you also have some big shoes to fill. The world expects a lot of you, and that can be stressful, right? Maybe 20-year-old Brooklyn Beckham, son of immortal soccer legend David Beckham, feels this way. When he was pretty young, he started playing soccer, or as they call it across the Atlantic pond, “football.”
At some point, he decided he didn’t want to fill dad’s cleats, and he chose to quit soccer. Where did he go from there you ask? Don’t forget that his mom is Victoria Beckham, the fashion designer. Maybe he found inspiration there, because today, he’s really into photography and modeling, and he’s really starting to make a name for himself in these fields. Fun fact: although he comes from massive wealth, for a long time he worked in a coffee shop!
Beyond the Bright Lights
Jane Fonda is unique, big time. We all know that she’s an incredibly successful actress and fashion model. But show business and modeling aside, she’s also an outstandingly accomplished writer and political activist. Well, remember the saying, something with an apple and a tree? That’s the case for Fonda’s adopted daughter, Mary Williams, now 52. Williams decided not to try and pursue any of the Hollywood glamour.
Instead, she focused solely on activism and politics. For years, she worked as a fund-raiser for the International Rescue Committee, where she developed a passion for working with Sudanese refugees. Then, she founded the Lost Boys Foundation, where she further helped misplaced and distressed Sudanese. She does great work, and the world needs more people like her. Major shoutout to you Ms. Williams.
Funny Famous Faces
If you look up Jane Carrey, you will be overwhelmed with articles that point out how similar she looks to her father, master of comedy, Jim Carrey. We admit they do look strikingly similar, but there must be more to her than that. As it turns out, there is. She for sure has some of her dad’s knack for show biz, and she also is quite an accomplished singer.
She sings in a band called The Jane Carrey Band, and she’s got a great voice. Also, she tried out for American Idol in 2012, but she didn’t make it all the way. When it comes to following Jim’s acting path, Jane also does well, where she is best known for her role in the TV series Kidding. In 2009, she married Alex Santana, but they divorced a couple of years later. They did have one child though – making Jim a grandpa! Congrats.
Genesis of Family Talent
Ok, we’re not trying to be too shallow here, but we must say, Lily Collins is downright gorgeous! She’s the daughter of Phil Collins, the iconic drummer, and songwriter in Genesis. But when it comes to careers, Lily deviates from her dad’s well-blazed trail. Now 30, she has done some major acting work and modeling, but she’s also an accomplished writer and essayist. Let’s have a look.
In 2017, she published a collection of essays called Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me. In the book, she goes deep into some serious issues and reflects on some difficult parts of her life. Just because you’re born to a famous parent, doesn’t mean your life is all smooth sailing. For example, she documents her experience in struggling with an eating disorder and abusive relationships. Yes, the book is deep and dark, but it looks great.
An Unconventional Path
The youngest daughter of acclaimed director Steven Speilberg recently announced that she has also decided to pursue a career in movie making. Her movies, however, are for mature audiences only. In a recent interview about her career choices, 23-year-old Mikaela Speilberg was quoted saying that she has grown “tired of not being able to capitalize on my body and frankly, I got really tired of being told to hate my body..”
Mikaela is now self-producing her own videos that only subscribed account users can access and is also applying for a dancer license. Whether or not Steven and his wife Kate, who adopted Mikaela when she was just a baby, are in full support of this choice is unclear. However, the two are known for being very evolved and loving parents to all seven of their kids and Mikaela herself has said that they are “intrigued” but “not upset.”
Sometimes, kids probably get tired of hearing things like “Wow, you look just like your mom!” But in the case of Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, that’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, maybe it’s part of what propelled her into her own spotlight. Well, not to mention, looks aside, that she carries the legendary Crawford show biz brand in her name.
Kaia is now 18, and she’s made quite a name for herself already with a successful modeling career. She has modeled for huge outlets such as Pop Magazine, Vogue, and Teen Vogue. She made her runway debut in 2017 for Calvin Klein Collection, and she has also walked for enormous names such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Versace. Whoa, impressive.
You Talkin’ to Me?
Now, friends and comrades, the time has come to give some attention to one of the biggest names in the business: De Niro. We all know Robert De Niro. You talkin’ to me? Yes, we are. De Niro seems to be perfectly suited for gangster roles and he has been pulling them off impeccably for decades. And his son Raphael DeNiro is also a star in his own right.
Raphael actually did appear in a few films, but he says real estate is his true calling. Instead of wheeling and dealing drugs and death on screen, he wheels and deals houses in real life. He works with some really eminent clients, including Kelly Ripa, Renée Zellweger, and billionaire Travis Kalanick. So just like his father in his respective trade, this dude is high-profile.
Do I Feel Lucky? Well, Do Ya Punk?
Yes, it’s true, being born to a Hollywood superstar is indeed a phenomenal stroke of luck, if this ever happens to you (unlikely at this point), you should make the best of it. Well, if we were to say this to Clint Eastwood’s 47-year-old beautiful daughter Alison Eastwood, we would be preaching to the choir. That’s because she has certainly made the best of her Hollywood pedigree.
She’s a very successful actress, director, producer, model, and fashion designer. Her CV is extensive, but in addition to her show biz gigs, she is also the founder of the Eastwood Ranch Foundation, a non-profit animal welfare organization. For sure it must be hard to fill papa Eastwood’s huge shoes, but Alison certainly does a great job!
Don’t Tell Mom!
René-Charles Angélil is an interesting guy. First, it’s for the obvious reason that he is the son of pop queen Celine Dion. He says he likes pop, but his real schtick is rap. He also shares another common trait with your average 19-year-old: he doesn’t want his mom to know exactly what he’s up to. A couple of years ago, from his family’s garage next to their Las Vegas home, he sneakily set up a little studio and recorded some single.
Then, he assumed an alias – Big Trip – and released some tracks. The songs did extremely well, climbing to No.1 and No.2 on the Canadian SoundCloud R&B charts. Only then did the then 17-year-old decide to tell his mom what he was up to. Props to him though. Maybe he thought that if he releases the tracks under the umbrella of his mom’s fame, their success (or lack thereof) would have to do with it. Smart kid, and talented rapper, check it out.
We all know Courteney Cox, she starred in Friends and Cougar Town, where she a smashing hit. And as it turns out, Courteney has a daughter to whom she bears a striking resemblance. Coco Arquette is now 15 years old and she’s in that stage of figuring life out. We’ve all been there. No doubt though, she’s got a world of opportunity. Courteney and Coco’s father, David Arquette, are not together anymore, but they both pamper her big-time.
He said “We have always made [Coco] the number one priority. We have respect and love for each other and just [are] on the same page.” Even though they split in 2010, Cox and Arquette have been doing a great job bringing up Coco. “As far as teenagers go, it’s a bit tricky, but she’s got a huge heart and she’s really, really a brilliant girl, so we’re very lucky,” he added.
Here, it’s hard to tell who’s the star and who’s the kid. In reality, Gloria Vanderbilt, and her son Anderson Cooper are both stars in their own right. Vanderbilt was a serious do-it-all kind of woman. She was an actress, artist, author, and fashion designer. Her writing was no fluff though – she was a regular contributor to The New York Times, among other major outlets.
Vanderbilt gave birth to little Anderson in 1967, and over the course of his career, he has made quite a name for himself. At the start, he spent some time at the CIA, studying political science. And then he pursued a career in journalism. The rest is history, and today he’s pretty much the face of CNN. He said about himself that he was a “news junkie since [he] was in utero.” So we guess he picked a suitable career!
My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad
We all know Sylvester Stalone from the iconic franchises Rambo and Rocky Balboa. He is, of course, an action superstar. And his daughter, 21-year-old Sistine Stalone is following in his footsteps. She is not only gorgeous but she’s also talented and show-biz savvy, just like her dad.
Sistine made her film debut last year in the survival horror movie 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, which we have to say, is terrifying. Sistine is also a model, and in 2016, she signed a contract with IMG Models, shortly thereafter appearing at a Chanel fashion show.
Jamming Through the Ages
Here, dear readers, ladies we have a classic case of the kid of a superstar taking up his famous parent’s craft. Who can blame him though? He probably has the genes for it, not to mention, mad connections. Meet John Carter Cash, the son of the country music diety, Johnny Cash.
Naturally, John grew up to be a country star. Now 49, he spends a good portion of his life working as a record producer. He cherishes his name and tries hard to uphold the family legacy. He’s a vibrant musician with a great voice and crazy guitar skills. Definitely worth a listen, enjoy.
Dodging the Bright Lights
Apple Martin is the 15-year-old daughter of award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and according to the rare glimpses of her that we get on social media, she’s awesome. As we said, she’s only 15, so it’s hard to say what her career life will look like, but what we can say is that she seems quite smart. She realizes that her mom is a superstar and that by default she is herself is a big name too.
But something about her own fame doesn’t suit her, so she minimizes her own internet presence. For example, she recently left Instagram. Also, Gwyneth needs to ask for and get permission anytime she wants to post something online featuring Apple. It seems like she’s quite mature for 15. We can imagine that we would be basking in that stardom if we had any of it. Doesn’t hurt to dream, right?
It’s hard to say when the climax of Pierce Brosnan’s (the embodiment of classy manliness) acting career was. Maybe it was during his James Bond days? Or maybe it was during the era of Dente’s Peak? Anywho, enough reminiscing about the 90s. Now, we’re in 2020, and Bosnan has a talented, handsome, jack-of-all-trades son name Dylan.
Seriously, this 23-year-old has a wide variety of talents. Let’s look at his curriculum vitae. He’s a model, a college student (cinematic arts), an actor, a musician (in a band called Rasberry Blonde), and last but not least, he’s a philanthropist. Yeah, this dude has quite an impressive track record. Also, he and his brother Paris were this year’s Golden Globe ambassadors, meaning they handed out statuettes to recipients. Jealous much? We are.
Johnny Depp is an absolute legend, no doubt. If we had to name the very best movie he has starred in, we would be in trouble, because there are so many. Maybe Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? Who knows? Anyway, his daughter, Lily-Rose Depp is also a rising star. She was born in France to Depp and French model/actress Vanessa Paradis.
Lily-Rose began her acting career with a small role in Tusk, which was screened at the Toronto Film Festival in 2014. Now, she’s 20, and she’s on fire. Over the last few years, she has played in tons of roles. Recent rumors have it that she is involved in a project with co-actors Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lilly about the opioid crisis. Sounds interesting, and we look forward to seeing it.
Kate Moss is quite a remarkable woman. Besides being a big-time model and businesswoman, she has also done tons of invaluable philanthropy, including working in an organization that provides relief to children in communities affected by war and poverty. She’s got a great heart. But what’s her 17-year-old daughter, Lila Grace Moss Hack, up to?
Well, from what it looks like so far, she is following in her momma’s footsteps with regards to modeling. Reportedly, she has lately been getting access to some real fashion circles, getting herself invited last year to the wedding of Marc Jacobs and Char Defranco. Oooh, fancy pants. Earlier in 2019, she also was featured in a Mark Jacobs beauty campaign. This girl is going place, well, actually, she’s kinda already there.
A Knight’s Daughter
We wonder what it’s like growing up with a dad (Sir Paul McCartney) who is one of the biggest stars in history. No, scratch that, one of the biggest stars in music? Scratch that again, one of the biggest stars ever, period? Anyway, rockstar daddies notwithstanding, Stella McCartney has made it big as well. When Stella was really young, she started to become interested in designing clothes. Even by age 13, she had already designed her own jacket.
Soon after, she started a designer internship program where she excelled. She then went off to college. Her thesis (which in fashion school is a collection of designed pieces) was modeled by some big names, such as Kate Moss and Yasmin Le Bon. Whoa, that’s pretty much like a physics student’s thesis being presented by Einstein! Going forward a few decades, now Stella is 48, has racked up some awards, and manages a thriving fashion business.
The King’s Daughter
Behold The King, his Majesty, Elvis Presley. One of the foundational pillars of western music, he’s often considered one of the most important cultural icons of the 20th century. Awesome, but what’s about the King’s daughter, the now 52-year-old Lisa Marie Presley? She started her musical career relatively late in life – at age 35. Her debut, To Whom It May Concern, was a smash hit and quickly climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
A mere few months after its release, it was certified gold. Ever since her huge beginnings, she has been putting out great stuff that always gets critical acclaim. Her music is a mix of rock and country with an edgy and delightfully uncompromising tone. Interestingly, at some point, she was brought into the Church of Scientology, but thankfully, she managed to defect shortly after.
A-List Mommy and Daddy
13-year-old Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has always been big news: he’s the first biological child of America’s most star-studded couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Sometimes it must not be easy being under the glaring spotlight of cameras and tabloids because you happen to be born to hyper-famous famous. Shiloh deals with it well though. For one, he’s unbelievably courageous.
He’s only 13, yet he has had the courage to announce that he is gender-fluid, and recently asked to be identified by the pronoun “he” rather than “she.” Also, did you know that Shiloh holds a world record? It’s true: he’s the youngest person to ever be immortalized as a wax statue in the famous Madame Tussauds London wax museum. Cool.
Stars and Their Shiny Kids
Dylan Penn is the 28-year-old daughter of two Hollywood superstars: Sean Penn and Robin Wright. Both parents have been gracing us with spectacular acting performances for decades and decades. And as it turns out, Dylan is hot on their trail. First of all, she’s got pretty much exactly the same pretty look as Wright. She also happens to be really talented and charismatic. With parents like hers, how could she not be?
Her modeling career began around 2013 when she appeared on billboards for Gap. In subsequent years, her modeling career continued to bloom, and she popped up on all sorts of “annual hot” lists. With acting, she started in 2015 when she played in a horror film, and then scored jobs in independent films (one of them starred Kevin Spacey). So Dylan for sure has a promising career ahead of her, and we’re sure she’ll carry on the Penn-Wright legacy!
Daddy’s (Not so Little) Girl
Lionel Richie is often considered one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s, and by some, one of the most successful of all time. His youngest daughter, 21-year-old Sofia Richie is also becoming a star in her own right. She comes from a gilded family for sure, Richie being her father, the late Michael Jackson being her godfather, and Nicole Richie being her sister.
So far though, Sofia hasn’t been going down the professional musical path. She does modeling and fashion designing. She started early – at 14 with a feature in Teen Vogue. Since then, she’s been blowing up. She has been featured in campaigns by tons of major brands, including Michael Kors, Chanel, and Tommy Hilfiger. Within the last few years, Sofia has also been dabbling in TV and film. Dabble away Sofia, we wish you the best of luck!
Stars Got Your Back
Elizabeth Hurley has been living life in a comfortable spot between the best of a few worlds: acting, modeling, and business. Since the 80s, she’s been rocking her crafts with a passion. In 2002, she gave birth to Damian Hurley with then-husband American businessman Steve Bing. Some paternity issues ensued, but thanks to a DNA test, it was soon confirmed that Bing was indeed the daddy.
Now, Damian is almost all grown up. He’s 17 and he’s following in his mother’s modeling and acting footsteps. When he was really young, he played a role in The Royals, which starred his mom as the Queen of England. Damian has a series of big-time godfathers, this glamorous list includes David Beckham, Elton John, Denis Leary, and Hugh Grant. Yep, more than one star has got Damian’s back.
From Denmark With Love
If there was dictionary entry for “expansive Hollywood career”, you would just find there a picture of Jack Nicolson. Seriously, he’s been killin’ it for around 60 years! Also, he’s so diverse, it’s crazy, comedy, horror drama, action, he does it all. His daughter Honey Hollman is now 39, and she clearly draws inspiration from her super-talented dad because she too is into show biz.
When it comes to the public eye though, Honey is surprisingly elusive. We know she played in 2010s Empire North, and earlier, in 2002 she was in Go’ aften Danmark. But other than that, her life is more obscure. Also, we know that Honey is born in Denmark to her mother Honey Duffy, with whom Nicolson had a fling. Mysterious indeed.
Princes and Princesses
Michael Jackson is one of the greatest musical entertainers of all time, no wonder he’s aptly dubbed the “King of Pop.” After his sad death in 2009, his two eldest children, Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson and Paris Jackson accepted a lifetime achievement award on the posthumous behalf of their father. But besides that, what are the kiddos up to? Paris is now 21, and she seems to be on the fast track to her own show business career.
Despite some personal struggles, she’s been doing well, and she has appeared on a number of shows, such as Ellen DeGeneres and The Oprah Winfrey Show. What’s about the son, a.k.a. Prince Jackson? Well, he’s also been starting to get interested in the spotlights. He recently said “I’m looking to become a well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.” But when asked about dancing as an option, he said he doesn’t have the gene.
We Want More Moores
Demi Gene Guynes, professionally known as Demi Moore, is a classic American Hollywood sweetheart. She’s acted in and directed lots of awesome movies, and she has even bagged herself a Golden Globe and an Emmy. Her daughter with Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis, is now 31 years old, and like mommy and daddy, she’s reaching for stardom. In 2005, she appeared in Hostage, starring her dad. Great movie, highly recommended.
And since then, she’s played in a bunch of other good stuff. Also, she was one of the celebrities to compete on Dancing with the Stars in 2015. She had the highest score of the night during the first week – she’s clearly talented. Other ventures of hers include modeling and singing. It’s clear that some of Bruce and Demi’s talent rubbed off on their daughter.
Omg Twins, for Real This Time
Ok people, maybe Reese Witherspoon and her 20-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe would take first place in a mother-daughter lookalike contest. Or maybe cloning technology is starting to become amazing? In any case, they are both remarkable women. Reese Witherspoon: 30 years in the business, Emmy Award winner, we know her, we love her because she’s awesome.
And what’s about Ava? Well, she’s also a super talented individual. She’s a great model. In 2018, she was asked to model Rodarte’s Fall collection lookbook. Also, she is now the face of her mom’s lifestyle brand Draper. As she continues to rise to prominence, she’s also gaining a massive online following. Yep, nepotism at its best – this kiddo is destined for the sky!
50 Shades of Dakota
Since 1969, Melanie Griffith has been deep in the business of show. She has acted for TV series, such as Raising Hope. She’s done film, Shade, for example. And she has also done stage acting. Staying faithfully true to the Hollywood tradition that runs in her family, is Griffith’s pretty 30-year-old daughter Dakota Johnson. Maybe you know her best from the 50 Shades franchise.
And if not, we’re sure you recognize from one of the other movies she’s played in. She just has one of those great Hollywood faces. Whether or not you like 50 Shades, it’s clear that it was Johnson’s big breakthrough. She’s also got a funny side to her though, check out the 2015 Saturday Night Live skit where she appears as the 50 Shades main character, you won’t be disappointed.
A Bunch of Famous Blondies
Frances Bean Cobain is the only daughter of rock legends the late Kurt Cobain and the (not late) Courtney Love. Her parents, especially her father, are cultural pillars. In the 1990s, Nirvana redefined the face of music with the release of Nevermind, which will forever go down in history as one of the best albums of all time. And their subsequent albums continued to write music history. What’s the 27-year-old Frances Bean up to today?
She inherited around 37% of her father’s estate, and some years ago, she bought herself a huge house a few blocks away from Sunset Strip. We guess she doesn’t really have to work that hard, but she does do some modeling and some artwork. Interestingly, when asked about her father she expressed that she doesn’t like grunge, preferring instead other rock bands such as Oasis.
24 Plus 8
If you’re anything like us, you probably best recognize Kiefer Sutherland for his role in the incredible white-knuckle series 24. He was amazing there, and his outstanding performance won him all kinds of awards, including an Emmy and Golden Globe. Lately, his 32-year-old daughter, Sarah Sutherland, also made some waves in Hollywood circles.
She’s probably best known for her role in the hit series Veep, where she acted alongside the legendary Julia Louis-Dreyfus, or colloquially known as “Elaine from Seinfeld.” In fact, in the show, Sutherland was so good that she was awarded a Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble. Wow. Dad had what it takes, and evidently, so does Sarah.
Threads and Treats, Clothes and Candy
It seems that when it comes to celebrity kids, a lot of them – in one way or another – follow in their parents’ footsteps. But that’s not always the case. In fact, many of them pick quite different career paths, sometimes facilitated by their parents’ stardom, sometimes not. Exhibit A, let’s have a look at Dylan Lauren, 45-year-old daughter of fashion guru Ralph Lauren.
She’s all grown up now, and she owns and runs her own candy store called Dylan’s Candy Bar in the heart of New York City. So while her daddy spent his career bringing the world classy threads, she spends hers bringing us tasty treats. Apparently, she was inspired by seeing Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when she was sixteen. So we guess inspiration struck really hard, and she never looked back.
Talent from Down Under
Olivia Newton-John is, and always has been, an extremely busy woman. The Australian born star is a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, entrepreneur, activist, and astronaut. Just kidding, about the very last part. But she is a major star. She even won a Grammy four times! Her daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, is now 34 and all grown up, and she for sure has a touch of her mom’s magic in her genes – she’s also a musician and actress.
She has had some substance abuse problems, which we hope she has healed from, but in terms of music and TV, her life is booming. In 2016 she released an album that did pretty well. Also, since the 1990s, she has played in a variety of roles. This year, she’s a contestant on dancing with the stars. Good luck Chloe!
Modern Family was loaded with amazing actors, and among the best ones is Sofía Vergara. She really hit it out of the park with that show, earning herself nominations for four Golden Globes, four Emmys, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. As it happens, the beautiful actress also has a handsome 27-year-old son named Manolo Vergara.
He and Sofía are very close, and she often talks about how as a young single mother, making sacrifices for him was hard, but it paid off because he’s now so nice, funny, sweet, and well-mannered. In terms of careers, he graduated college in 2015, but as of lately, he has been doing mostly modeling work. Also lately, he’s been doing some acting work. Make momma proud Manolo, maybe someday you’ll get an Emmy!
Weird Phone Calls
It’s really difficult to say for certain what is Alec Baldwin’s best performance because he has so many remarkable ones. But maybe, just maybe, it’s his hilariously perfect impression of a certain president on Saturday Night Live. Now, let’s have a look at what his daughter is doing. Ireland Baldwin is currently 24 years old, and she’s deep in the throes of a blossoming modeling career.
Of course, with Alec as her dad, she gets some automatic Hollywood cred, but it’s possible that what really propelled her to fame is an awful phone call. In 2007, Alec phoned his daughter to scold her for not being sufficiently responsive on her cell phone. He was actually really mean about it. Anyway, the call was released, and she got famous. Alec consequently apologized.
Stepping Out of Dad’s Shadow
We all know and love Eddie Murphy. From Trading Places to The Nutty Professor to Shrek, Murphie is a comedy master. But what’s about his eldest daughter Bria? Now, she’s 30 years old, and she’s a smart and talented artist. For years, Bria Murhpy attempted to follow in her father’s footsteps. But after a while, she got burned out and decided that it wasn’t for her.
“I just got so frustrated going on auditions and everything, because people thought they were gonna get a female version of Eddie Murphy.” Therefore Bria decided to step out of her father’s shadow and pursue her own artistic endeavors. Her art is sophisticated like she is, and it heavily draws on black identity, which she aims to articulate through illustration. And not to mention, her artwork is beautiful!
A Couple of Cuties
At this point, it’s probably clear to you (as it is to us) that Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann are a really cute couple. Judd is more of a behind-the-scenes kind of guy; directing and writing, whereas Leslie is a well-known Hollywood face and a great actress. Leslie has been in the business for almost thirty years, churning out an astonishing number of movies at about a rate of one per year!
In some ways, it seems that their youngest daughter, 17-year-old Iris Apatow is born for the bright lights of the camera. She made her debut when she was just a little girl, playing alongside her mother and Seth Rogen in Knocked Up, which Apatow co-produced. These days maybe she’s best known for her role as Arya in the series Love, which was also created by daddy dearest himself.
It’s Who You Know
True, maybe Larry Birkhead isn’t on the same level as some of these Hollywood big-time ladies and gents, but nonetheless, he’s managed to carve out a name for himself and get invited to the red carpet. How you ask? Well, he is the ex-boyfriend of the legendary and late Anna Nicole Smith. When they were together, they had a daughter, and after some controversy and legal back-forth tension, DNA tests proved he was the dad.
Her name is Dannielynn Birkhead. Now 13, she’s well on her way to being a grown woman with a famous daddy, and extremely famous late mother. Wasting no time, she has a real mind for business, and she’s already capitalizing on her big name and interesting background. At age six, she started modeling for Guess Kids, and she started to be featured on TV, appearing in multiple episodes of Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight.
Easy, Breezy, Beautiful
Christie Brinkley is one of those unprecedented trailblazers. In the 1970s, she appeared in three back-to-back covers for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Additionally, she is pretty much ‘the’ face of CoverGirl, the cosmetics giant. She’s also involved in acting and all sorts of awesome activism. One of her children, 21-year-old Sailor Lee Brinkley-Cook definitely didn’t fall far from the momma tree.
In her early teen years, she started to take the modeling industry by storm, appearing in Teen Vogue. From there, her fame and career only further exploded when she modeled alongside her sister and mother in her mom’s original turf: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Shortly thereafter, she was included in People‘s Most Beautiful issue. Anyway, this kid isn’t going places, she’s already there.
Lisa Rinna is one of those awesome TV stars that seem to be everywhere at the same time. Since the 1980s, she’s been popping up in great roles all over the place. It’s hard to pin down what she’s best known for, but up there high on the list is her presence on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Last month, fashion writer Stephanie Maida published an article about Lisa Rinna’s 21-year-old daughter Delilah Belle Hamlin
The article was worded a little bit vulgarly, but the point what clear: Delilah is such an Instagram sensation, but why is she famous? Well, it can’t hurt that her mom is a major star, but in her own way, Delilah is also up and coming. She models, she designs clothes, and her posts and pictures are ubiquitous on social media. Clearly, some people are destined for stardom.
Well well well, we definitely see that coolness is a hereditary trait here. Brandon Thomas Lee is the son of superstars Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Pamela is probably best known for her role in Baywatch, where she played the gorgeous California sweetheart. Tommy Lee, of course, is the drummer of the legendary glam metal band Mötley Crüe.
Brandon, now 23, cites Quentin Tarantino as his role model, and he’s an actor and a model. Interestingly, and as we have to admit, somewhat “gossiply”, Brandon recently had an altercation with his dad, and things got heated. Maybe besides his coolness and his nack for show biz, he also inherited his dad’s rebellious genes – rebellious vibes behind the signature of the Crüe.
Fun and little-known fact: Did you know that Jamie Foxx’s actual name is Eric Marlon Bishop? We guess it never occurred to us that “Jamie Foxx” is just too cool a name to be real. Anyway, the professional name suits him well because he is cool, and he’s a great actor and singer. Parents pass down lots of stuff to their kids, and for the Bishop fam, among those things passed down is the name switcharoo. Meet Corine Marie Bishop, a.k.a. Corinne Foxx.
Today, Corinne is 26, and she’s making her way to stardom. She attended university where she studied performing arts and participated in various acting programs. In terms of being on the screen, Corinne is quite versatile; she has played in a couple of movies, she has appeared on TV, and she has even been featured in a music video. No less than the legendary “Happy,” by Pharrell Williams.
What’s Next for Junior Stars?
Roll out the red carpet people, we got a major star coming through. Maybe that’s even an underestimate because Julianna Moore is one of the best of the best of the best. She has earned tons of prestigious accolades for her acting work, including an Academy Award, and two Golden Globes. In 2002, Moore and her director husband Bart Freundlich had a baby daughter whom they named Liv.
With a mega-star mom and big-time dad, Liv Freundlich was born into a galaxy of opportunity. When she was young, she played in a couple of films, such as The Rebound and Trust the Man. These days though, news of her present life is a little more scarce. Maybe she’s just chilling, enjoying the good life. Or maybe she’s got something major in the works. Let’s wait and see what happens.
Talent in the Genes
What’s the deal with celebs being talented at more than one thing? Take James Mardsen for example. The guy is an actor, a singer, and a model. We guess maybe if you’re good for one screen, then the rest falls into place with a one-size-fits-all paradigm. Anyway, he’s great, and his 19-year-old son, Jack Mardsen is also well on his way to greatness. Let’s have a look.
Just like his famous daddy, it seems like Mardsen junior is also a man of exquisite talent. Not to mention, he for sure inherited some of his father’s good looks. Jack made his debut as a model, where he appeared on a runway for Dolce & Gabbana in 2018. Since then, the gigs have been pouring in. We’re sure James is proud of his rising star of a son!
One Thing Leads to Another
For sure, when it comes to show-biz, one thing always tends to lead to another. You’re born looking nice, you have a great personality, you’re charismatic, and boom, suddenly you’re all grown up and you become a supermodel. And then, boom again! You become a major actress who is nominated for Golden Globes. This is the case of Andie MacDowell. Now, you’re a superstar, and then your life changes forever. You give birth to a baby daughter.
Andie MacDowell’s daughter is named Rainey Qualley and she’s now 29 years old. What’s she up to? Well, as it happens, a couple of things. For one, she’s a talented singer who records music under the name, Rainsford. Also, in her repertoire of good things is a blooming acting career. Oh, and she also is an accomplished dancer. Yes, she is indeed a multi-talented woman. Props girl!
Hi, I’d Like to Apply For Your Comedy Star Position, Here’s My CV
In a way, Paul Rudd makes the Hollywood dream look too easy. Yeah sure, go to college to study dramatic arts, move to Hollywood, show producers your credentials, get a job acting, hit it big and become a comedy legend. No problem, what are you waiting for? Believe it or not, this is pretty much Paul Rudd’s rags to riches story. Somewhere along the way (in 2006 to be more accurate), Paul had a baby son.
His name is Jack, and he’s now almost 15. We have to say, Jack seems like he’s growing up to be a spitting image of daddy Ruddster. We don’t really know what he’s up to, but sources say that for now, he’s totally focused on his education. The Rudds seems to live a great life, Paul is happily married, and the family life is going well. We wonder what’s next in store for Jack. We’ll wait and see.
The Fresh Princess
Wow, talk about major talent and huge legacies – by any measure, Will Smith occupies a prime spot in that conversation. He doesn’t really need an intro, but let us just point out that he has been nominated for five Golden Globes and two Academy Awards, and he has won a total of four Grammys! Yeah, the Fresh Prince is an astronomic superstar. And he’s now got a few kids.
Among them is Willow Smith (cool name for a celeb kid, right?), and she’s now 19 years old and has a strong foothold in the entertainment business. She made her screen debut in I Am Legend, where she played Will’s character’s little daughter. But to some, it seems her true passion is music. She has released three albums, proving herself great at creating and performing cool alternative R&B. Give her a listen, it’s pretty good stuff.
Please Sir, I Want Some More
Jude Law kind of strikes as the quintessential charming British actor, but with an edgy twist. One of the things that’s cool about Law is that his acting roles are so diverse. Russian sniper in Enemy at the Gates, organ repossessor in Repo Men, lover boy in Anna Karenina, the dude is made for all sorts of roles, and he’s outstanding. It’s almost like every movie in which he plays turns out to be good.
What’s about his eldest son though, the 23-year-old Rafferty Law? What’s he up to? Well, he definitely inherited some good looks on which he’s capitalizing. He’s a model, and he has done work for major labels such as Dolce & Gabanna and Timberland. And lately, Rafferty has also been getting into acting; he was cast as Oliver Twist in the new film set to be released sometime this year.
Something About That Smile
Kathie Gifford is another one of those superstars that drip talent and diversity. Let’s look at her resume. She’s a TV presenter, musician, and, according to the definition of some sources, an “occasional” actress and author. She’s had a steady presence on our screens and in our ears since the mid-80s, having put out over a dozen albums. And as you see, she has a daughter with whom she shares a striking resemblance.
Her daughter’s name is Cassidy Gifford and she’s now 23 years young. In terms of music, she doesn’t follow in her mom’s footsteps. Nor does she follow in her father’s, Frank Gifford, the famous NFL player. But when it comes to acting, Cassidy is on fire. She and her beautiful smile have been around since 2005, where she appeared in an episode of That’s So Raven. She has also played in a few movies, where she rocks it.
The Governator’s Son
Wow, some people really grow into adulthood nicely. This is Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Arnold, a.k.a. The Governator, of course, needs no introduction. Maria Shriver, Patrick’s mom, the former First Lady of California actually has no background in show business. She’s a journalist and author, and she does a bunch of important advocacy work.
Patrick does follow in his dad’s tracks, as he’s an actor and model at 26 years old. He’s also a business school graduate with a minor in cinematic arts. What does he get from his mom’s side? Interestingly, through his mom, he’s the grand-nephew of US president John F. Kennedy! Whoa, talk about connections, this is one plugged-in dude! Go get ’em, tiger.
Wow, They Do Grow Quickly!
It seems like yesterday that we saw photos of Katie Holmes with her little daughter Suri Cruise in her arms. Now, Suri is 13! Time flies fast. Katie Holmes, the Dawson‘s Creek superstar became a mom at a young age, and she reports that that has helped her bond even more deeply with her daughter. When we look up the mother-daughter duo, we see something sweet. They’re always going everywhere together and chilling.
It’s still too early to give any insight into Suri’s future career, but we can say for sure is that although her life is extremely privileged, it’s not without its difficulties. Mainly due to her father, Tom Cruise’s membership in the cultish Church of Scientology. Countless books and documentaries have talked about the Church, so we won’t go into it here. But just keep in mind that Suri can’t dance with her father, can’t go to the red carpet with him, and much more.
Of course, Madonna is one of those mega-celebs that needs no real introduction. If Michael Jackson is the king, Madonna is certainly the equally powerful and almighty “Queen of Pop.” Lourdes Leon, Madonna’s 23-year-old daughter is for sure sprinkled with some stardust too. Since she was a little girl, she has been modeling, first appearing in her mom’s Material Girl campaign for Macy’s.
A couple of years ago, she was a fixture in the New York Fashion Week scene. She’s known in the big fashion circles for sporting very risqué outfits. Madonna realizes that her daughter is very skilled and a few months ago she said “[Lourdes] is insanely talented. I’m green with envy because she’s incredible at everything she does – she’s an incredible dancer… she plays the piano beautifully…”
House Full of Kids
Sandra Bullock recently said in an interview that she wants a “house full of kids.” This was just after she adopted her second child, a little girl named Laila. This came some years after she adopted her son Louis. She adopted him when he was just a baby, and she and her long-time boyfriend Bryan Randall have succeeded in creating a warm, cozy, and loving home for him. Now, he’s ten years old, and by all reports, he’s thriving and happy!
Bullock couldn’t have done it without Randall, and it’s clear that he is a fundamental pillar of their loving household. “Bryan’s secret to being a great father…is just being present, listening, instilling good values,” revealed an anonymous insider. Leading up to the adoption of Laila, Bullock suspected that Louis knew something was up because he said: “…I’m going to have a baby soon!” What an adorable kiddo!