32. Al Pacino – 4
Al Pacino, born Alfredo James Pacino is an American actor, filmmaker, and screen legend. Widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of cinema, Pacino has left an indelible mark on the world of acting with his intense performances and magnetic presence. He gained widespread recognition for his role as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" trilogy.
This man had three children as of 2023, but was found to be expecting a 4th later that year. His eldest daughter, Julie Marie, was born in 1989 to acting coach Jan Tarrant. The Pacino's twins, Anton James and Olivia Rose, were born in 2001 to Beverly D'Angelo, an actress best known for National Lampoon's Vacation.
31. Mark-Paul Gosselaar – 4
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is best known as Zack Morris in Saved by the Bell but he’s also known for his Primetime series like Franklin & Bash. During the making of Saved by the Bell, he had dated three of his female co-stars, but don’t worry, he didn’t father children with all of them.
It was with model Lisa Ann Russell in 1996 that he would father his first two children – a son and a daughter. After 14 years of marriage, they divorced. He then married Catriona McGinn in 2012 with whom he would have another son and daughter. They currently reside in Los Angeles.
30. Ricky Martin - 4
Ricky Martin, the singer and songwriter best known for his hit "Livin' la Vida Loca" had a tough time becoming a father, in part due to his struggles with his sexuality. With one of his female partners, Rebecca de Alba, he lost a child.
Martin would become a father in 2008, however, via a gestational surrogate. He chose that method rather than adoption to save time. Then, after 2010, when he came out as gay, he married Syrian-Swedish painter Jwan Yosef. Together, they adopted a son and a daughter.
29. Cate Blanchett - 4
The two-time Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett is know for her role in the Lord of the Rings franchise as well as for playing the titular character in Elizabeth, but what you may not know her as is as a mom. The actress is currently married to playwright and screenwriter Andrew Upton.
The couple has three children together. They had two sons together and lived in England for almost 10 years before moving back to Australia in 2006, which is their native home. In 2008, they had another son and, in 2015, they adopted a girl. In 2016, they purchased a home in England.
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28. Jim Gaffigan – 5
Jim Gaffigan is an American comedian, actor, producer, writer and —father of five! Much of his standup comedy deals with being a parent and his comedy is clean primarily, which separates him from many of his peers. Gaffigan himself was the youngest of six children.
Jim has been married to his wife Jeannie Gaffigan since 2003. They have two daughters together and three sons. Having lived in a two bedroom apartment together for several years, they eventually moved into a larger home in 2015. Of course, touring and being a parent isn’t so easy but he makes sure to “maintain bedtime rituals” to stay connected with his family as he told the Duluth News Tribune.
27. Tori Spelling - 5
Tori Spelling, an actress and author, is the daughter of film and television producer Aaron Spelling. She received acting lessons when she was just six years old and earned guests spots on a number of famous shows including The Love Boat, Fantasy Island and Saved by the Bell.
In her personal life, she’s played the role of wife twice. She was married to Charlie Shanian from 2004 to 2006, and then she was married again, in 2006, to Dean McDermott. And it was with her second husband that she had five children. And even despite the infidelity scandals, the couple has not yet divorced.
26. Rosie O Donnell – 5
Comedian, televisión producer, TV personality and actress Rosie O’Donnell may not have any kids that are biologically hers but she has been raising a total of five adopted kids over the years. She adopted her first infant in 1995 and adopted her most recent girl in 2013.
Not all of the kids are alright it seems as she has had a rocky relationship with her daughter Chelsea, who even went out of her way to publicly ridicule her mother to the Daily Mail, talking about how she smokes weed excessively and is neglectful as a mother, among other things.
25. Gordon Ramsay – 5
Gordon Ramsay is one of the most renowned celebrity chefs in the world who is also known for being one of the meanest, telling other chefs the hard brutal truth and motivating others to do their best. But when he’s not bossing around other chefs he’s playing the role of dad and bossing his kids around instead.
Gordon Ramsay has a total of five children. He’s married to Cayetana Elizabeth Hutcheson, a schoolteacher and they split their time living in Los Angeles and in London. Their five children are Megan, Holly, Jack, Tilly, and Oscar. Ramsay owns three homes so he’s definitely doing his job in keeping a roof over their heads.
24. Jude Law - 6
Acclaimed actor Jude Law has worked with some of the best actors and directors in Hollywood and if his career doesn’t impress you enough, along with his good looks, then perhaps the fact that he’s a father of five certainly will. The London-born actor was married to Sadie Frost from 1997 to 2003, a period when his journey of fatherhood began.
During that time, they had three children together and around the time they split, he began a relationship with Sienna Miller. They became engaged but split after he had an affair with a nanny. Luckily, he didn’t have any children with either of them. In 2008, he started a relationship with Samantha Burke, a woman he had a daughter with kids with but never married. In 2015, he had another child with Catheroine Harding, and now, after marrying Phillipa Coan in 2019, he has a sixth child.
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23. Cristiano Ronaldo - 6
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer player that is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. The man has six kids, including his first child with Russian model Irina Shayk. He then became a father to two twins via a surrogate.
Currently he is with an Argentine-Spanish model named Georgina Rodríguez. She gave birth to a daughter, Alana Martina in 2017. In 2022, they were expecting a pair of twins but one of them, a boy, died in childbirth, but the girl, named Bella, had survived.
22. Shaq - 6
Shaquille O’Neal, the former basketball player and sports analyst, is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time but at home, he’s just known as one of the greatest dads of all time – or at least sometimes. Shaq has a total of eight children.
Five of his children were with his ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal with whom he shared a step-daughter. Aside from that, he had a daughter from a previous relationship with Arnetta Yardbourgh. Now with all those kids, does Shaq have a favorite? Absolutely. In his words, “I like my girls a little bit better.”
21. Kevin Federline - 6
Kevin Federline is just about the most talentless celebrity to ever become famous and he only became famous for his two-year marriage to Britney Spears. When he’s not going around pretending to be famous, he plays the role of a good dad, instead. The man shares six children with three different women.
Federline’s first two children were with actress Shar Jackson. After separating with her in 2004, he started his famous relationship with Britney Spears and the two married that same year. The couple ended up having two sons together. After their divorce, Federline was awarded legal custody of the kids. In 2011, he had a child with Victoria Prince, whom he would marry in 2013. Then in 2014, they had another child together.
20. James Van Der Beek - 6
James Van Der Beek is perhaps best known for his work on the television series Dawson’s Creek in which he plays Dawson Leery. Born in Connecticut, he attended Drew University and performed in an a cappella group before he landed his role on Dawson’s Creek.
James Van Der Beek has been married twice. With his first wife, Heather Ann McComb, he had no children. They were married from 2003 to 2010. With his second wife, Kimberly Brook, he had six children. Their sixth child, Jeremiah, was born in November of 2021.
19. Kris Jenner – 6
Kris Jenner is well-known for her children since the whole lot of them are famous reality TV stars and social media influencers. They rose to fame thanks to the reality television series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and pop culture has never been the same as they are non-stop subjects of the celebrity gossip world.
Four of Kris Jenner’s children are from her first marriage to Robert Kardashian: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert. Robert Kardashian was the early legal representation for OJ Simpson during his trial. They divorced, however, in 1991. She then married retired Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn) and had two more children with him: Kendall and Kylie.
18. Elon Musk – 6
There are entrepreneurs, and then there are celebrity entrepreneurs like Elon Musk that are on a whole other level. Everything he does seems to make the news including things happening in his personal life. Elon Musk has been the father of six kids. Sadly, his first child with Canadian author Justine Wilson died of SIDS in 2002.
Elon and Justine, however, would have more children following the death of their first. At first he had twins, Xavier and Griffin born in 2004 and then triplets in 2006. The triplets were named Kai, Saxon, and Damian. After the couple divorced in 2008, they had shared custody of their five children.
17. Madonna – 6
Madonna is one of the biggest pop stars of all time, an icon, the Queen of Pop – but also, a mom. She’s has a total of six kids but only two of them are biological. She has a daughter named Lourdes born in 1996 and a son named Rocco who was born in 2000.
In addition to those kiddos, she has four adopted ones. There are three adopted Malawian children, including a son named David Banda, and twins named Esther and Stella. The other is a child named Mercy. Interestingly, Madonna herself is the third of six siblings, so she’s no stranger to large families.
16. Angelina Jolie – 6
Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who always seems to keep busy in her career as well as in her personal life. Angelina Jolie has a total of six children – three of whom were adopted. The first was adopted in 2002, named Maddox Chivan. The second child was adopted in 2005, named Zahara Marley. In 20017 she would adopt a third child named Pax Thien.
In her highly publicized relationship with Brad Pitt, he would too adopt all of her three adopted children. And on top of these children, she would have three biological children with Brad Pitt, including a set of twins: Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline. Their first child together was Shiloh Nouvel, partly named after a French architect.
15. Diddy - 6
Diddy also known as Sean Combs and other various stage names is a rapper, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur among other things. And on top of all those roles, he’s a six-time dad. The first of his children is Justin who was born in 1993 to a designer named Misa Hylton-Brim.
During an on-again and off-again relationship with Kimberly Porter, he raised and adopted her son Porter. Together, they would have a son named Christian and twin daughters named D'Lila Star and Jessie James. Porter tragically died of pneumonia in 2018. Lastly, he had his sixth child Sarah Chapman, named Chance.
14. Taylor Hanson - 7
Taylor Hanson from the ‘90s pop rock sensation, Hanson, was one of seven children himself, so its no surprise that the singer and multitalented musician ended up having quite a bit of children with his wife Natalie Anne Bryant, whom he’s been married to since 2002.
The couple has seven children together, the last of which was born in 2020. Four of their children are sons and the other three are daughters. And with a nice big family showing him support, nothing is able to slow him down when it comes to his music career.
13. Steven Spielberg – 7
Steven Spielberg is easily the most prolific modern director, responsible for some of the best films of the last 50+ years. And while we know the impact he’s made in the film industry, what about his family life? Steven Spielberg has had seven children in his lifetime and while his days of fathering children may be over, his work as a dad is ongoing.
Steven Spielberg had his first son with wife Amy Irvine named Max but they ultimately divorced and shared custody. Her then went on to marry Kate Capshaw and have four more biological children: Jessica Capshaw, Sasha Spielberg, Sawyer Spielberg, and Destry Spielberg. Additionally, they adopted two children together: Theo and Mikaela George.
12. Kevin Costner - 7
Kevin Costner is one of the most reputable actors working in Hollywood. He has two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Primetime Emmy award and two Screen Actors Guild awards. But at home, he best known for being a dad to a whopping seven children from three different relationships.
Kevin Costner married Cindy Silva in 1978. During that marriage, they had three children together. After divorcing in 1994, he had a son with Bridget Rooney but the relationship was brief and the couple never married. Eventually he married handbag designer Christine Baumgartner and had three more children – all sons.
11. Robert De Niro
The legendary two-time Academy Award-winning film actor Robert De Niro has been married twice, to Diahnne Abbott and later to Grace Hightower. But even now, twice divorced, that hasn’t seemed to stop him from procreating. Robert De Niro, as of 2023, has announced he's had a seventh child!
Robert De Niro’s first child with Diahnne Abbott was Drena, now in her 50s, whom he adopted, and their second child was son Raphael, now in his 40s. De Niro later entered a relationship with model Toukie Smith in the ‘80s, and the couple had twins sons, Julian and Aaron, together. Baby number five was Elliot, who he had with his second wife Grace - and they later had another child, Helen, via surrogate. The details regarding his seventh child have not yet been divulged, but it is believed to be with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen.
10. Alec Baldwin – 8
Alec Baldwin is one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood, the most famous of all the Baldwin brothers. He’s known for his numerous classic films and of course his recent manslaughter charges. Nevertheless, what you may not be aware of is that the man has also kept busy in the sheets as he has a total of eight children.
He had his first child, Ireland Baldwin with his first wife Kim Basinger. They divorced in 2002. Since 2011, he’s been with Hilaria Baldwin, a yoga instructor from Manhattan. They married in 2012 and now have seven children together.
9. Clint Eastwood – 8
Clint Eastwood is one of the biggest western stars of all time and also one of the most renowned directors. He rose to fame thanks to Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western “Dollars” Trilogy in which Eastwood plays a “Man with No Name.” And while he’s spent many years in front of the camera and behind the camera, he’s also spent plenty of time making and raising babies.
Clint Eastwood has a total of 8 children. He had his first child named Laurie with an unknown woman in 1954. And while married to Maggie Johnson, he has had numerous affairs, including one that resulted in a child named Kimber. Following this, Eastwood and his wife would have two children: Kyle and Alison. He later had two children with a flight attendant named Jacelyn Reeves which included Scott and Kathryn who would both become actors themselves. His next child was with Frances Fisher, a daughter who they named Francesca. He had a second marriage to news anchor Dina Ruiz and they had a daughter named Morgan.
8. Mick Jagger – 8
Mick Jagger is one of the biggest rock stars of all time. While his songwriting partnership with Keith Richards is certainly talked about plenty, his sexual history is far less talked about – yet extensive, nonetheless. Mick Jagger has a total of eight kids as well, split among a few different partners.
Mick Jagger had his first child with a married woman named Marsha Hunt, a relationship that ended because of the pregnancy. He would then go on to marry Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias and have a daughter with her before ending up divorced for cheating. His other six children would be the result of various relationships including four children with model Jerry Hall. His most recent child was with Melanie Hamrick in 2016.
7. Rod Stewart – 8
Rod Stewart is one of the biggest British rock stars of the 20th century and in real rock star fashion, he has had no problem procreating over the years. He is in fact well-known for his flings with women, having a total of eight women with five different mothers. Two of his children were born out of wedlock, while six were a product of marriage.
His first child, Sarah Streeter ended up being adopted. He would later have a child with Kelly Emberg (Ruby) after his first marriage to Alana Stewart. With Alana, he had two children: Kimberly and Sean. For his second marriage to Rachel Hunter, he had Renee and Liam. Finally, with Penny Lancaster-Stewart, he had Alastair and Aiden.
6. Master P - 9
American rapper Master P is the founder of label No Limit Records. He’s released 15 studio albums, which is quite a lot. And you know what else a lot is? Nine kids, which is precisely the number of children Master P has, who is clearly not the master of birth control.
Married from 1989 to 2014, he had seven children with his wife. They divorced after 24 years of marriage. He then two more children with different women. Tragically, one of his children from his marriage, Tytyana, died in May 2022 when she was just 29 years old.
5. Mel Gibson – 9
Mel Gibson has been a controversial figure in recent years, but he’s certainly remained a pop culture icon nonetheless with films like Lethal Weapon, Braveheart and Mad Max. The director and actor comes from a large family himself, as the sixth of 11 children. And it seems he’s following in his parent's footsteps.
Mel Gibson has been married only once but has had two partners after his marriage to Robyn Moore. He remained married to Moore from 1980 to 2011. During those years, he had one daughter and six sons. With partner Oksana Grigorieva, he had his second daughter and after splitting with her, he had his seventh son with Rosalind Ross.
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4. Eddie Murphy – 10
Eddie Murphy is one of the funniest and most charming actors, so it’s no surprise that a man with such a twinkle in his eye ended up with a lot of kids. Eddie Murphy has a total of 10 kids. He had his first two sons in the late ‘80s: Eric and Tamara with two separate girlfriends at the time.
Eddie Murphy would go on to have five children (Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola and Bella) with his first wife Nicole Mitchell, his longest relationship to-date, lasting from 1993 to 2006. After the divorce, he had another child with Spice Girl Melanie Brown which was confirmed by a DNA test. He went on to have two more children, a daughter and a son.
3. Nick Cannon – 12
If you were a Gen Y kid and watched Nickelodeon, you know who Nick Cannon is. But he has hosted a variety of shows over the years including The Nick Cannon Show, America’s Got Talent and The Masked Singer. He’s also acted in films like Love Don’t Cost A Thing and Drumline. As a family man, he has a total of twelve kids.
So far, Nick Cannon has been married only once but has had a total of 12 children split amongst six different women, nine of which were born within the last two years. He had fraternal twins with wife Mariah Carey, then went on to have two more children with Brittany Bell. With DJ Abby De La Rosa, he had twin sons and a child name Zeppelin born in November 2022. Also in 2022, he had another child with model Alyssa Scott, their second child after the first tragically died at six months in 2021. On top of that, his child with model Bre Tiesi was born in July of 2022, followed by another child with LaNisha Cole in September.
2. Dog the Bounty Hunter – 12
Dog the Bounty Hunter has a total of 12 kids. Also known as Duane Chapman, Dog the Bounty Hunter is a bounty hunter and former bail bondsman who was once convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to five years in prison. After his release, he became a successful bounty hunter with his own series on A&E in 2004. After the show ended in 2012, he appeared on three other shows
Dog the Bounty Hunter has been married six times. Before getting married, he had one child out of wedlock, his eldest son Christopher Michael Hecht. In his first marriage he had two children: Duane and Leland. The marriage ended after he was convicted of murder. In his second marriage, he had three more children: Zebadiah, Wesley and James. For his third marriage, he had another three children: Barbara, Tucker and Lyssa. For his fourth marriage he had no children, but for his fifth marriage to Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Barmore he had two children: Bonnie and Gary, while also adopting her daughter. So far, there are no children in his sixth marriage and whether he will or not is all up in the air.
1. Mia Farrow – 14
Mia Farrow is an actress and former fashion model who has appeared in over 50 films. She is the daughter of director John Farrow and actress Maureen O'Sullivan, so it’s no surprise she went into show business herself. It’s also no surprise that like her parents, she ended up having a lot of children herself.
Mia Farrow has a total of 14 children. However, only four of her children are biological: twins Matthew and Sascha, as well as Fletcher and Ronan. The first three were with Andre Previn, while Ronan is the child of Woody Allen. In addition to them, she has adopted 10 more children. Sadly, three of them have died: Sam, Lark and Thaddeus.