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30 Stars You Didn't Realize Are Already Grandparents

Brett Favre

Brett Favre was the first grandfather to play in the NFL. In 2010, when he was only 40, his oldest daughter, Brittany, gave birth to her first son, Parker, at age 21.

Favre is now 50 with two grandsons. Everyone said he was a little too old for the NFL, but he seems a little young to be a grandpa!

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Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green became a grandparent when he was only 35 years old in 2010. His step-daughter, Sierra, daughter of Christina Johnson, had her son when she was 20.

Although Green is not Sierra’s real dad, he is definitely the father figure in her life, and her son calls him “Poppi.” So cute!

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Whoopi Goldberg

Not only is she a grandmother, Whoopi Goldberg is also a great-grandmother! She became a grandmother at the ripe old age of 34 when her daughter Alex gave birth to her daughter, Amarah Skye in 1989, then later became a great-grandmother at 58 when Amarah gave birth to her daughter, Charli Rose, in 2014.

Some may see having babies so young as a burden, but Goldberg could possibly live to see her great-great grandchildren, and how many people get to say that?!

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Mama June Shannon

If you’ve seen Toddlers & Tiaras or Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, then you know Mama June. Her daughter, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, gave birth to her first daughter in 2017, making Mama June Grandmama June.

Pumpkin was a teen mom, but that didn’t stop the family from rallying around her and helping out with the new baby in their family.

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Kid Rock

Kid Rock became a grandfather at only 43 years old when his son Robert James Ritchie Jr. had a baby girl with his girlfriend Aubrey Berry in 2014.

He posts many cute pictures of himself and his granddaughter on social media and seems like such a great grandpa!

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Kiefer Sutherland & Donald Sutherland

This is a two-for-one! Famous actor Donald Sutherland is the father of Kiefer Sutherland, another famous actor. Kiefer became a grandfather when he was only 39 years old when his step-daughter Michelle Kath, who he raised as his own, had her first son, Hamish, in 2005

This means that Kiefer’s father, Donald Sutherland, became a great-grandfather at age 70, a time when most people still have mostly young grandchildren.

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey became a grandfather at 47 years old when his then-23-year-old daughter, Jane Carrey, had her first son, Jackson, with her husband.

Now at 58, Carrey loves to hang out with his grandson, and the two have big fun together. We bet he’s such a funny grandpa!

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Nene Leakes

Although it’s up for debate just how many grandchildren Nene Leakes has from her son Bryson Bryant, Bryant claims his daughter Bri’Asia, born in 2010, as his own, and so does Leakes.

She has been private with showing off her “glam baby” on social media, but this “glamma” sure seems to love spending time with her!

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Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen’s daughter Cassandra, born in 1984 to his girlfriend Paula Profit, gave birth to Sheen’s first grandchild in 2013 when he was only 47 years old.

Cassandra is the oldest daughter of Charlie Sheen, and her daughter is now 7 years old. This is remarkable considering the fact that Sheen’s youngest children, twins, are only 11. Imagine having uncles who were only four years older than you!

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Snoop Dogg

At only 48 years old, Snoop Dogg is not only the grandfather of one child, but three. His son Corde Broadus is the father of these three babies. He had his first son, Zion, when he was only 21, making Snoop a grandfather at age 44. Broadus later had his first daughter, Elleven, in 2018.

Unfortunately, Broadus’s third child and second son, Kai Love, died at only 10 days old in 2019. Snoop loves his family, and this was hard for all of them.

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Pierce Brosnan

This 67-year-old Hollywood star has three grandchildren. The first, Isabella Sophie Smith, daughter of Charlotte Brosnan, was born in 1998 when Brosnan was only 45 years old.

Sadly, his daughter Charlotte, the mother of two of his grandchildren, died in 2013 at only 41 of ovarian cancer, the same way her mother died at age 43. This is a sad story, but we hope there is lots of love in the Brosnan family for these grandchildren!

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Ice T

Ice T became a grandfather in 1995 at only 37 years old when his 19-year-old daughter, Letesha Marrow, gave birth to her son, Elyjah.

It’s surprising that Ice T is a grandpa because his youngest daughter with his current wife, Coco, is only 4, while his grandson is now 25 years old. This means 44-year-old Letesha is 40 years older than her youngest sibling!

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Terrence Howard

Another star with children of drastically different ages, Terrence Howard welcomed his first grandchild, Hazel, in 2012. At only 43, his 18-year-old daughter, Aubrey, had the baby girl with her husband.

Three years later in 2015, Terrence welcomed his youngest son, Qirin, after his granddaughter was already 3-years-old! We hope this aunt and nephew duo are the best of friends.

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Nicolas Cage

In 2014, at 50 years old, Nicolas Cage became a grandfather when his oldest son, 24-year-old Weston, had his first son, Lucian. At 29, Weston is now the father of four children, making Grandpa Cage a 56-year-old grandfather of four.

We know his grandsons are probably getting told lots of stories about adventure from their grandpa!

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Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks first became a grandpa at age 55 when his son, Colin, had a baby girl, Olivia, in 2011. Colin and his wife, Samantha, later welcomed their second daughter, Charlotte, in 2013.

Tom Hanks has to be such a loving and fun grandpa. We wouldn’t mind if he was ours.

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Lauryn Hill

Singer, songwriter, and rapper Lauryn Hill, daughter-in-law of reggae artist Bob Marley, is grandmother to Zephaniah Marley. Zephaniah was born in 2017 to Lauryn’s son Zion David Marley when she was only 41. That’s one young grandma!

Great-grandpa Bob Marley would have been 72 when this great-grandson was born. It would have been really special if he were alive to meet him.

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Flavor Flav

According to a tweet in 2012 from Flavor Flav himself, he has four grandchildren, and possibly more by now. He was quite young for a grandparent, but he does have eight children.

In fact, he welcomed his eighth child into the world in 2019 at the age of 60. He might have been a young grandpa, but he is also an old parent of a baby!

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Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones is the proud step-grandmother of Lua Douglas, the granddaughter of Michael Douglas, Catherine’s husband. Lua was born in 2017 when Catherine was 48.

She has shared multiple times on social media the little cutie posing for the camera. What a fabulous grandmother to grow up with!

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Martha Stewart

You might not have thought about it, but Martha Stewart is actually a grandma now. She has two grandsons, Truman, born in 2012, and Jude, born in 2011, to Stewart’s daughter Alexis.

It seems like just yesterday she was only a mother, and now she’s a grandmother! Life can really pass you by before you know it.

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Fantasia Barrino

At only 32, Fantasia Barrino became a “Glam mom” when her husband’s son, Treyshaun Taylor, welcomed his first child in 2016.

The American Idol star is now 35 and has two grandchildren, both from step-son Treyshaun. Barrino is definitely the youngest celebrity grandparent on this list!

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Ice Cube

Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., became a father in 2017 to a little girl named Jordan. This made Ice Cube a grandfather at 48.

The rapper has four other children besides O’Shea, so at only 51, there’s still a chance for more grandbabies!

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Sting and his wife of nearly 30 years, Trudie Styler, have one of the longest-lasting marriages in the rock-n-roll world and currently have six grandchildren.When you think “grandpa,” Sting probably isn’t the first image to pop in your mind, but the rock star appears to be a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
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Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is the proud father of three girls, now all in their twenties, and his middle daughter, August, now has two daughters of her own, making Brooks a grandpa of two at age 58. Her girls are Karalynn, born in 2013, and Gwendolyn, born in 2016.

Brooks has lots of pride in his family, and we bet that when he sees his granddaughters, they get the sweetest serenades and lullabies.

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Kris Jenner

One of the more fabulous of the grandparents on our list, Kris Jenner is not someone you would look at and say “Yep, she’s a grandma.” In reality, this reality TV star has 10 grandchildren at age 64.

If you’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians, you would have already known this, but it’s not something you would immediately think when you see her.

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Sarah Palin

At 56 years old, this former Governor of Alaska has three grandchildren, all from her daughter Bristol, now 29. Bristol’s pregnancy with her first child, Tripp, in 2008 was a hot topic once her mother joined as the Vice Presidential Candidate on the Presidential Ticket of Senator John McCain because she was only 17 at the time and not married to the child’s father.

The couple were engaged, but eventually called it off in 2009. Bristol later got married in 2016 to another man who she then had two more children with, but they divorced in 2018. While many people know of Sarah Palin’s status as a grandmother, it’s not as common for a woman to have three grandchildren at 56.

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Kristie Alley

With her fun and spunky attitude, you wouldn’t think that this Hollywood actress was a grandmother, but she is!

Alley welcomed her first grandbaby in 2016 when her son William’s girlfriend gave birth to their first son, Waylon. In a Tweet from 2016, 65-year-old Alley said she is a “proud Gammy.”

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Meryl Streep

In 2019, Meryl Streep became a grandmother at 70 to a little boy when her oldest daughter, Mamie, welcomed the child into the family with her fiance Mehar Sethi.

For now, this is Streep’s only grandchild. Streep has three other children with her husband of more than 40 years, Don Gummer.

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Anna Wintour

The Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, officially became a grandmother in 2017 at age 68 when her son and his wife welcomed their first daughter, Caroline, into the family. In 2019, the couple later had their second daughter, Ella.

These girls have one fabulous grandma and are so lucky to grow up as the granddaughters of a fashion superstar.

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Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell

The couple became grandparents in 2004 when Hawn’s daughter, Kate Hudson, gave birth to her first son, Ryder, at ages 59 and 53. They now have six grandchildren in total, three from Kate Hudson, and three from Hawn’s son, Oliver Hudson.

The two have been noted as loving grandparents and sure look like it anytime they are seen with their grandkids!

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Rosie O'Donnell

In 2018, at the age of 56, the comedian Rosie O’Donnell became a grandmother for the first time when her daughter, Chelsea, gave birth to her first child, a girl named Skylar Rose, with her boyfriend, Jake.

O’Donnell has not always had the best relationship with Chelsea, but the two reconnected their relationship just in time for Skylar’s birth.

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