Celebs who have a lot more kids than you realized

Thanks to social media and celebrities' proclivity to share so much with their fans, it's easy to think we know everything there is to know about our fave celebs. Plus, anything they don't voluntarily share is just a Google search away. Believe it or not, celebrities do not love this part about being famous — especially when it comes to their kids. 

Naturally many celebs are quite protective of their offspring, and we can't say we blame them. Some celebs, like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, whose leaked family photo sparked outrage amongst the Beyhive as well as its fans, have worked hard to keep the lives of their children private. Other celebs, like Angelina Jolie, keep their kids close — toting them to red carpets and even involve them in their work

Regardless, most celebrities value their privacy and particularly count their kids' childhoods as sacred. That's why there may be things about celebs' kids that you don't know — and you may not even know how many kids some of them have. You may be shocked to learn that some A-listers have a whole brood. Here's the scoop on celebs who have procreated more than the average U.S. family of one or two kids.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six kids

By now you have heard about the most beautiful couple in the world and their larger brood. Though the Mr. and Mrs. Smith duo split in 2016, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie remain devoted parents to their six children, Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox. According to CNN, Maddox was adopted when he was just a few months old. He has already fallen in step with his parents, working with his mother on her upcoming film: First They Killed My Father. Pax also helped with the production of First They Killed My Father, Jolie told People.

Shiloh was the first biological child for the power couple. Today reported that, rather than letting paparazzi leak their child's first photos, the power couple sold her photos to Getty Images to benefit charity in 2005. People purchased the U.S. rights to the photos for $4 million, while Hello! purchased the British rights. People scored again in 2008 by purchasing the photos of Knox and Vivienne to the tune of $14 million. The money made off of their pictures went to the Jolie-Pitt foundation.

Kris Jenner's six kids

If you haven't heard about Kris Jenner and her mansion full of famous children, you must have been living under a rock for the past 10 years. Kris Jenner has six kids in total: Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian, Rob Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner.

Jenner has deemed herself a "momager" after managing all her children through their very successful business ventures. Kourtney, Kim, Klohé, and Rob Kardashian were born to Kris and Robert Kardashian. Along with their popular reality TV show, Keeping up with the Kardashians, the Kardashian sisters have flourished in the fashion and social world, launching several clothing collections and fragrances, among other entrepreneurial endeavors. The only son in the Kardashian clan, Rob Kardashian, launched a sock line, Arthur George.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner were born to Kris and Bruce, now Caitlynn, Jenner. Kendall was named by Forbes as the World's Highest-Paid Model in 2017. Kylie has a very successful cosmetics company called Kylie Cosmetics, and recently welcomed daughter Stormi, her first child with rapper Travis Scott, into the Kardashian clan.

Madonna's six kids

Living legend Madonna traded her fingerless gloves in for a life with six kids. The 'Material Girl' has two biological children, Lourdes Leon, and Rocco Ritchie, and four adopted children, David Banda, Mercy James, and twins Estere and Stelle. According to Biography, Leon was born to Madonna and her personal trainer, Carlos Leon, while Rocco Ritchie was born to Madonna and her husband at the time, Guy Ritchie.

In 2008 Madonna had to face critics as well as Malawi laws to adopt her son, David. Allegations began surfacing that the pop star was using her massive wealth to find a way around traditional Malawi laws. She denied these claims and ultimately was able to legally adopt David after high court approval. David has since persuaded his mother to pack up the family and move to Lisbon to pursue a career in soccer. "I've been desperate to get him into the best academies with the best coaches, but the level of football in America is much lower than the rest of the world," Madonna told Vogue Italia.

Mick Jagger's eight kids

The Rolling Stones legend has put his moves to work over the years, fathering eight children ranging from 48 to 2 years old. Mick Jagger is the father of Karis, Jade, Elizabeth, James, Georgia, Gabriel, Lucas, and his youngest, Deveraux. Georgia and Elizabeth have blessed us with their modeling skills. 

Elizabeth got her start on the runway at just 5 years old with her mother Jerry Hall. Her first walk was for a little designer called Chanel. Since then, she's walked for other big names like Tommy Hilfiger and Sonia Rykiel. Georgia followed in her sister's footsteps, walking for Tommy Hilfiger, as well as Fendi and Chanel. Her trademark Jagger lips have graced the covers of Vogue and Bazaar. However, she told Vanity Fair, she prefers to be behind the camera instead of in front of it. "I think all the stuff that happens before the pictures are taken is much more exciting," she said. 

And at 75 years old, Jagger is still chasing a toddler around. Deveraux was born to Melanie Hamrick, a dancer in the American Ballet Theatre. Jagger told Town and Country it's too early to tell if young Deveraux takes after his mother or father as either a dancer or a singer.

Eddie Murphy's ten kids

Eddie Murphy's role in Daddy Day Care may have been based on his real life as the Dr. Doolittle star could fill a daycare with his own 10 children! Murphy is the father to Bria, Myles, Shayne, Zola, Bella, Angel Murphy Brown, Eric, Christian, Izzy, and Max, who was born in November 2018.

Murphy's life as a father hit the spotlight in 2006 when he publicly denied the paternity of Mel B's daughter, Angel Murphy Brown. When the results of a paternity test proved that Murphy was, in fact, Brown's father, he reportedly refused to see her and claimed Mel had tricked him into getting pregnant. After some time apart, he came to want a relationship with his daughter and began making efforts to get to know her. The Beverly Hills Cop now reportedly has a good relationship with all of his kids and their mothers. "I do love my family and kids," he told Hip Hollywood. "I love being around them, and I'm always there."

Mel Gibson's nine kids

Mel Gibson is famous for knowing What Women Want — and apparently women want Mel Gibson babies! The Braveheart star is the father to Hannah, twins Christian and Edward, William, Louis, Milo, Thomas, Lucia, and Lars.

Gibson's life as a father and actor took a nosedive after his split with Russian Pianist, Oksana Grigorieva in 2010. Grigorieva told Larry King Gibson beat her and threatened to hurt their daughter, Lucia. Grigorieva secretly recorded a phone call between the couple where Gibson can be heard verbally abusing Grigorieva, using racial slurs and admitting to slapping her. The couple went to court where Gibson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence.

After about a decade out of the spotlight, in 2016, Gibson told Australia's Sunday Night Channel 7 those recordings leaking was the "worst moment" of his life. It's hard to feel bad for someone who is the perpetrator in an abusive situation. He continued: "Imagine the worst moment you ever had recorded and broadcast to the world… that's what happened," he said. However, Gibson is certain those days are behind him. He also told Australia's Sunday Night Channel 7 he had 10 years of sobriety under his belt.

Clint Eastwood's eight kids

With four Oscars and counting at 88 years old, Clint Eastwood is one of the most well-known names in Cinema today — but did you know he has eight children? Over the span of various relationships, Eastwood is the father to Kyle, Alison, Kimber, Scott, Kathryn, Francesca, and Morgan. Many of his kids have gone on to follow in their father's footsteps in Hollywood. Scott can be seen in Suicide Squad and Pacific Rim Uprising. Francesca acted in True Crime and Jersey Boys.

However, the most successful Eastwood child may be the one who originally didn't even know that she was born to one of the most successful men of Hollywood. According to an interview a family friend did with Daily Mail, after 30 years of searching for her birth parents, Laurie Murray, found paperwork with the name Clint Eastwood marked as the father. Can you imagine finding out your father is Clint Eastwood?

Laurie's mother, who was not identified, never told Eastwood she was pregnant and put Laurie up for adoption. After 30 years of being lost, Laurie connected with her birth dad. She even tags along to Eastwood events, like the Oscars, and remains close with the family. "Laurie had a really great relationship with Clint's mom," the same family friend also told Daily Mail. "It seems to be a close relationship and they are together fairly often."

Steven Spielberg's six kids

The four-time Academy Award winner, Steven Spielberg, who brought you Jurassic Park, Jaws, and E.T. also fathered seven children — four biological, two adopted, and one step-daughter. The clan of kids includes Max, Sasha, Sawyer, Mikaela, Destry, Theo, and Jessica (who we know as Jessica Capshaw of Grey's Anatomy fame). Capshaw is his wife Kate Capshaw's daughter from a prior marriage.

While many kids with famous parents follow in their parents' footsteps, most of Spielberg's children have chosen professions in different fields. Max has become a successful video game designer, Destry has become a successful model walking for Dolce and Gabbana, and Theo and Sasha have ventured into the music industry. "When my dad would drive us we'd play 'Name That Score.' He'd put on a movie score and we'd have to guess it within five seconds," Theo told Vanity Fair.

Wardell is a "shuffle pop" band made up of Spielberg siblings Sasha and Theo. They take the sounds they like and mash them together. Theo brings punk and indie rock, while Sasha brings classic rock and R&B to the band. You can watch their music video for "Deeper Underwater" here.

Robert De Niro's six kids

This one was a tough one as the great Robert De Niro is notoriously reclusive. "Bobby never answers his own phone," a friend told Vanity Fair. "And he calls you —you never call him." Never fear — we tracked down everything we could find on the Academy Award and Oscar-winning actor and his kids.

De Niro has six kids, Drena, Raphael, twins Julian and Aaron, Elliot, and Helen Grace. Robert's oldest daughter, Drena, is the daughter of his first wife Diahnne Abbott, but De Niro adopted her when he and Abbott got married in 1976, and Drena took on her famous father's last name. Drena is a former model and D.J., and worked as the exclusive musical supervisor for Giorgio Armani stores and shows. She has also followed in her father's footsteps to pursue a career in acting. She can be seen in Joy, and The Intern. Drena credits her success to growing up in a creative home. She told Avenue Magazine, "It was just a group of wonderfully crazy-talented people who love each other, and who are doing the best they can."

Billy Ray Cyrus' Six kids

If you haven't been living under a rock, you've heard of Miley Cyrus. She became incredibly famous from her hit Disney TV series Hannah Montana, as well as her successful post-Disney singing career. As much as you may love Miley, you may not know that she has four other siblings and one half brother.

Her father, "Achy Breaky Heart" singer Billy Ray Cyrus, and mother Tish Finley had Miley, their first daughter together (named Destiny Hope at birth), before getting married in a secret ceremony. Billy Ray also adopted Finley's two older kids from her previous marriage, Brandi and Trace. The couple went on to have two more children: Braison and Noah. All the children went on to follow in their father's footsteps with their music, though Brandi chose the path of acting.

The final Cyrus child stirred up quite the controversy: Christopher Luckey was born to Kristin Luckey while she was a waitress in South Carolina, and — get this — The Mirror reported that Tish was pregnant with Miley at the time. Christopher grew up with his mother and stepfather in Fort Worth, Texas, while Miley was being groomed by Disney. While Kristin told The Mirror that Billy Ray has always supported Christopher financially, his son has always longed for the father-son relationship the rest of the Cyrus' kids have with Billy Ray.

T.I.'s six kids

"Whatever You Like" rapper T.I. has released a number of bops as well as babies in his time. The rapper, and self-proclaimed "creator of Trap music," is the father of Messiah, Domani, Deyjah, Heiress, Major, and King. Domani, King and Messiah have followed in their father's footsteps in the music industry. Messiah produced on T.I.'s latest album "Dime Trap," and Domani is an accomplished artist himself.

T.I.'s confidence in his children was evident in an interview on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show when he explained that his son King wanted to join the music industry like his father. "I am confident that if he [King] maintains this level of tenacity, that it won't be but 18 months before he's ready," T.I said in the interview. King has since released a single, "Drip" at just 14 years old. The young artist plans to continue to produce music, while T.I. and his large family can be seen in six seasons of their VH1 reality TV series, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.

Fetty Wap's seven kids

"1738" rapper, Fetty Wap, (born Willie Maxwell II), is almost as famous for rapping as he is for his baby-mama drama.  After some complex and in-depth research, it appears that he has seven kids with six different women (that we know of). Fetty had his first son Aydin with Ariel Reese in May 2011. Ariel praised Fetty's parenting in an instagram post, captioning: "Aydins Father [sic] will always do what ever for him no matter what." 

Lezhae Zeona and the rapper had Zaviera in 2015, and a baby boy in March 2018. Ready to be confused with conception timelines? Fetty and Alexis Skyy welcomed Alaiya prematurely in January 2018. The rapper and Masika Kalysha share Khari Barbie, who was born in March 2016. It is widely reported that Fetty also has two other daughters: Amani was also born in March 2016 to mom Elaynna Parker, and Lauren appears to have been born in February 2017 to exotic dancer Turquoise Miami.

"It's a gift and a curse," Fetty told Vibe of his success, expressing that he wants to be a good father to all of his kids. "You're trying to be successful in hip-hop to have money so you can provide for your kids, but the job requires you to be on the road. I used to see them every day. Now, my biggest fear is that my daughter is going to be crying because she doesn't know who I am."