Psychologists can name a dozen reasons why it’s in people’s nature to want to have kids, and one significant point is finding the ultimate parental happiness in their little ones. While some of us can only handle raising a small family, beloved Hollywood parents are up for the challenge and find joy in not only 3 but 4 or more children in their brood.
1. James Van Der Beek
The ’90s teen heartthrob and his wife Kimberly share 6 young children who are definitely their carbon copies. James and Kimberly enjoy having Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, Gwendolyn, and 1-year-old Jeremiah along on their traveling adventures.
Although half a dozen kids might make date nights difficult, the couple usually comes up with out-of-the-box ideas or just simple afternoon errands to make time for their kids, who James calls his “many beautiful little humans” when they get home.
2. Kris Jenner
The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch is one of the most hardworking moms in Hollywood as she manages the careers of all her 6 children, who each became icons as reality TV stars. Kris shared daughters Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and son Rob with the late lawyer Robert Kardashian Sr. while she co-parents Kylie and Kendall with ex-husband Caitlyn Jenner.
Kris helped her daughters reach billionaire statuses with Kim’s growing empire that now includes Kim Kardashian West Beauty and SKIMS and Kylie’s beauty brand Kylie Cosmetics. The “momager” also launched Kendall’s in-demand modeling career at a young age.
3. Eddie Murphy
The award-winning comedian extended his bloodline through his 10 children throughout his lively 30-year career. Eddie shares his children Eric, Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola, Bella, Christian, Angel, Izzy, and Max with 5 different women.
4. Nick Cannon
Nick has so far beaten Eddie Murphy, as he is the patriarch of a dozen kids. The TV show host and actor keeps a running list of little Cannons from his twins Monroe and Moroccan Scott with singer Mariah Carey and son Messiah Rise with former beauty queen Brittany Bell.
On how many more kids he’ll have, he’s not sure yet. He said, “I’m just walking in my purpose and trying to be the best father and provider I could possibly be.” Nick is just one of many celebrities who are passionate about parenting.
5. Tori Spelling
Tori and her husband, actor Dean McDermott, definitely have a full house with 5 growing kids — Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn, and Beau. Tori admitted that it “takes a village” to ensure her brood is cared for and thriving and thanked Dean and her friends for being a great support system.
Even though she’s already a mom of 5, when Tori poses side-by-side with her teen girls, it makes her glow even more. Sometimes, it’s just momma magic working its way to our fave celebs.
6. Taylor Hanson
The Hanson brothers of “MMMBop” fame now have a handful of second-generation Hansons between them. However, Taylor takes the cake with 7 children, whom he shares with his wife, Natalie Bryant. The 39-year-old musician is a proud father of Ezra, Penelope, River, Viggo, Wilhelmina, Indiana, and Maybellene.
When his youngest daughter was born, he couldn’t hide his excitement and posted a photo on his social media, captioned, “Meet our baby girl Maybellene Alma Joy, born Dec 7th, 2020. 7 is a beautiful number.”
7. Angelina Jolie
Angie’s babies are no strangers to red-carpet events, having attended them since they were very young. The actress, known for her philanthropy and charity work, adopted Maddox, Pax, and Zahara with her ex-husband, actor Brad Pitt, while on her trips abroad. Not long after, the 3 became 6, with Angelina and Brad’s own children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne.
Angelina and Brad are not the only ones who welcomed children and called them their own. Tons of A-listers are among families that opened their doors and hearts to adopt kids.
8. Kevin Costner
The veteran actor enjoys his blended family of 7 children. Kevin is a dad to Annie, Lily, Joe, Liam, Cayden, Hayes, and Grace, whom he shares with ex-wife Cindy Silva, former partner Bridget Rooney, and current wife, designer Christine Baumgartner. He shared this little tidbit about his big family: “Our house is like a river: You’ve just got to get into the flow of it.”
9. Gordon Ramsay
Apart from his fiery persona as a renowned celebrity chef, Gordon loves being a caring dad to his 5 kids. He and his wife, Tana, are raising a loving bunch, including Megan, Tilly, twins Jack and Holly, and 3-year-old Oscar.
10. Bruce Willis
The action star is a certified “girl dad” who enjoys co-parenting his 3 daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, with ex-wife, actress Demi Moore. He raises his 2 younger kids, Mabel and Evelyn, with his current wife, model Emma Heming. Recently, Bruce’s family became even closer as they announced the actor’s aphasia diagnosis.
11. Diana Ross
The multi-award-winning singer is a mother of 5, some of whom later followed in her footsteps in Hollywood. Rhonda, Tracee, Chudney, Ross, and Evan came from Diana’s previous relationships, notably with Motown legend Berry Gordy and music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein.
12. Snoop Dogg
The rap icon is a proud father of 3 sons, Julian, Corde, Cordell, and his only daughter, Cori, and is now a grandfather of 5. Snoop said his relationship with his kids is “more important than anything. It’s a friendship relationship… it’s based on me being a father, a mentor, and a friend.”
13. Brian Austin Green
Unlike Bruce Willis, Brian is the ultimate “boy dad,” having to raise 5 young sons, Kassius, Noah, Bodhi, Journey, and Zane, with exes Vanessa Marcil and Megan Fox and girlfriend Sharna Burgess. The actor shared his co-parenting advice saying, “We’re open to things changing… it’s an amazing thing, and we support the other parent having time.”
14. Cristiano Ronaldo
The soccer star loves to dote on his 5 kids, all of whom he’s raising with his girlfriend, model Georgina Rodriguez. Whenever Cristiano is not working, Cristiano Jr., twins Eva Maria and Mateo, Alana Martina, and Bella are always traveling with the couple. The athlete said, “Being a father is a unique and personal journey, something that has changed me completely.”
15. Billy Ray Cyrus
Even though Miley Cyrus has become a music icon just like her dad, it’s just a matter of time before all of the Cyrus clan is introduced. Country singer Billy Ray boasts of his talented children Brandi, Trace, Christopher, Miley, Braison, and Noah, with Miley and Noah nominated for Grammys.
The Cyrus clan essentially grew up under the spotlight, and it’s pretty common to see kids like Miley, Braison, and Noah live their lives and become stars in their own right.