Celebrities You Had No Idea Had Siblings

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Brad Pitt – Doug Pitt

You must be living under a rock if you’ve never heard of Brad Pitt and, as one of the most famous actors in Hollywood, it must be hard to live under his shadow. Doug Pitt is known for being Brad’s brother, but he has chosen to live in his home state of Missouri and to live his life out of the attention of the media. When approached about his brother, Doug has previously explained how he is proud of him but has no interest in speaking about him.

Twitter // @iamthedriving

Tom Cruise – Lee Ann,Marian, & Cass

Cruise is known as one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, as well as a follower of the Scientologist beliefs. What people may not know about Tom Cruise is that he is one of four siblings, and he actually has three sisters. A former girlfriend of Cruise once expressed to the Daily Mail, “I think he grew up too fast, but he was very close with his three sisters. One time he said he’s so close with them they taught him how to kiss.”

Instagram // @tomcruiseindianfans.0307

Jayden And Willow Smith – Trey Smith

You may have seen Willow Smith whip her hair back and forth, and Jayden Smith star alongside his ever so famous father, Will, in The Pursuit of Happyness, but did you know there is an older Smith sibling? Will Smith fathered Trey Smith in 1992 with his first wife, Sheree. He starred in the music video for “Just The Two Of Us” and was offered a scholarship to pursue a career in music, but he has been unable to match the success of his younger siblings.

Twitter // @anniversary2day

Josh Hutcherson – Connor Hutcherson

He is a face known worldwide, mainly thanks to his role as Peeta in the popular Hunger Games series, but Josh Hutcherson is not the only Hutcherson boy born into his family. Connor Hutcherson is the lesser-known younger brother of the good-looking actor. Speaking of his famous sibling, Connor expresses, “I am more handsome than Josh is, well jokes apart; it is ironic how people get confused with me and him, we don’t look alike at all.”

Twitter // @shipperjoshifer

Penélope Cruz – Monica Cruz

It is no surprise that the beautiful Penélope Cruz was picked up by a modeling agency at just 15 years old, and at 16 had already made her acting debut. The successful actress has always been known for her good looks alongside her acting skills, and it seems that these good genes run in the family. Monica Cruz is Penélope’s sister and seems to have followed in her footsteps. Monica is a Spanish actress but is just not on the same level as Penélope.

Twitter // @CristiMilla1

Gisele Bunchen – Patricia Bunchen

Gisele Bundchen is one of the world’s most famous underwear models and known for gracing the lucrative Victoria’s Secret runway. What may not be known about one of the highest-paid models in the industry is that she has a twin sister. The fraternal twins are best friends and, while Patricia Bundchen may not be a famous face like her sister, Gisele makes sure their relationship is documented to her followers on social media to highlight their close bond.

Twitter // @PageSix

Kelly And Jack Osbourne – Aimee Osbourne

They became household names after appearing on their own reality television series, The Osbournes. However, while the world got to know more about the lives of Sharon, Ozzy, and their children Kelly and Jack, their eldest daughter, Aimee, refused to appear on the show. Aspiring singer Aimee believed the show would harm her music career and chose not to star alongside her famous family. Remaining completely private to this day, Aimee has revealed she rarely even speaks to her siblings who are firmly in the limelight.

Twitter // @WomansDayAus

Chris, Luke, and Liam Hemsworth

There is no denying that the Hemsworth brothers are known for more than just their acting skills, but also for their strikingly good looks. However, many people may not know that Chris and Liam Hemsworth have an older brother named Luke who is also an actor and also inherited their family’s good looks. Luke is not as well-known as his brothers, but the three occasionally make public appearances together. Luke spends most of his time with his wife and their three children in their native Australia.

Twitter // @budaknakal779

Nicole and Antonia Kidman

Nicole Kidman has made a name for herself after starring in some major box-office hits, but her younger sister, Antonia, is famous in her own right. Born three years after Nicole, the mother-of-six works as an award-winning Australian journalist and TV presenter. Moreover, she has also starred in two instructional yoga videos and has written two parenting books. The sisters were born in Australia, with Nicole moving to the U.S. to work in Hollywood, whereas Antonia stayed put and only later moved with her husband and brood to Singapore.

Twitter // @KaylaJinnette

Dakota and Grace Johnson

The daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson is an American actress who rose to fame as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series, although she has been in the industry since ’99. In any case, thanks to her performance in the trilogy series, Dakota has undeniably become a household name.

Twitter // @BritishVogue

What you may have not known, though, is that she has a younger sister named Grace who has a couple of acting credits herself. While she spends most of her time modeling, Grace has appeared in two video shorts, one entitled Hard2Care: Can’t Sleep Interlude and the other Blame Baby: Headcase.

Angelina Jolie & James Haven

Angelina Jolie is undoubtedly one of the most famous actresses in the world and, with her work in Hollywood, as well as her philanthropic work, Jolie has put in considerable efforts to make a change in the world. There was one guy in her life before the world got to know of such a star and that is her brother James Haven. James has often joined his sister at red carpet events, and the pair even caused a stir when they were photographed kissing on the lips.

Twitter // @thejugjam

Scarlett Johansson – Hunter Johansson

Scarlett Johansson has been no stranger to the camera, but this Hollywood beauty is, in fact, a twin. Johansson does not have an identical twin, but a fraternal twin who is a boy named Hunter. Hunter has also tried his luck with acting, but it is perhaps a hard task to follow in the footsteps of your highly successful sibling, let alone twin. However, the twins did join forces when they shared the screen for the film Manny & Lo.

Twitter // @zaimahnassir

Steph Curry – Seth Curry

It would be hard to believe anyone if they said they did not know who Steph Curry was, since his basketball skills have certainly made him an NBA champion. His aim and finish on the court have made him second to none, so it is no surprise the Golden State Warriors have never let him go. However, off the court, Steph is Seth Curry’s brother. Seth is his younger brother who plays for the Dallas Mavericks and has a similar shooting touch like his famous sibling.

Twitter // @TheHoopCentral

Kris Jenner – Karen Houghton

Kris Jenner and her famous family make headlines on a weekly basis, but while the Kardashian/Jenner family are well-known amongst many, little is known about Kris’ sister. Karen Houghton is not one to feature on the family’s reality television show, and that is because the younger sister of momager, Kris, is known by the family as the “crazy aunt.” In fact, Karen went through a five-hour surgery procedure in 2016 to look like “beautiful Kris.”

Twitter // @nairafeeds

Jared Leto – Shannon Leto

Jared Leto is a famous actor and singer, but little do people know that he has an older brother, Shannon, who shares a similar talent. Shannon is also a founding member of the band “30 Seconds to Mars” where he plays the drums while his brother sings. The musician and songwriter has sold over 15 million records worldwide with the group, but his brother remains the face behind the music. Shannon has also taken on minor acting roles in film and television over the years.

Twitter // @etnow

Jude Law – Natasha Law

British actor Jude Law has always been one to bring the charm to the big screen. His good looks, British accent, and film roles have won him a significant following of fans. Meanwhile, Jude has a sister named Natasha who is an artist. Her career is a combination of graphic illustration, photography, and styling. While she may not be a famous name, she does have a big following. Her clients include Vogue, Max Mara, and Samsung, to name a few.

Twitter // @Petiscos

Sofia Vergara – Sandra Vergara

Sofia Vergara is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses, so you would think that with such a famous sibling, you could also get your foot in the door. However, this does not seem to be the case for Sandra Vergara, who has worked hard to make a name for herself but hasn’t reached the same level of success. Speaking of her sister, Sandra said, “She is beloved by the public, and so being related to someone who is so dear is a good thing.”

Twitter // @WebsiteDesign17

Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen – Elizabeth Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen spent their whole lives in front of the camera, and the Full House alumni have created their own billion-dollar empire in their adult years. With the twins having accumulated so much fame, the rest of the Olsen clan was hidden behind the scenes. That is until their sister Elizabeth Olsen decided to follow a similar path and become an actress. She made her film debut in 2011 in the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene, which won her several breakthrough awards, and starred as the Scarlet Witch in the Avengers movies.

Twitter // @AV3NGEMYASS

Emma Watson – Alex Watson

Emma Watson came into our lives as a young Hermoine, and she has proven her worth in Hollywood ever since. The young wizard from Harry Potter may be one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood, and not everybody could say they have such a cool relative. Alex Watson can, however, and the actress’ younger brother is not shy to be in front of the camera. Good looks run in the family, and Alex has been a model for Burberry campaigns.

Twitter // @westenthu

Ryan Gosling – Mandi Gosling

Ryan Gosling proved that good looks ran in his family when he brought his younger sister, Mandi, as his date to the 89th Academy Awards. The gorgeous sister of the talented actor leads a private life, but has proven she is talented working behind the scenes. She has impressively assisted and produced episodes of Dateline and Miss Advised. She also cast the people in Pharrell’s viral music video for “Happy.” That was one video you would definitely want to say you worked on for your resume!

Twitter // @WhatTheFFacts

Luke And Owen Wilson – Andrew Wilson

Funny men Luke and Owen Wilson are not only similar with their humor, they also share the same DNA. While this brother duo is well-known, what is less known is that they actually have another brother named Andrew. Just like his two brothers, Andrew is also an actor, as well as a director. Although he hasn’t had the same success as both Owen and Luke, he has had minor roles in films such as Charlie’s Angels, Zoolander, and The Royal Tenenbaums.

Twitter // @Bigbrourriza

The Jonas Brothers – Frankie Jonas

The Jonas Brothers made a name for themselves when they formed a band and toured the world with one another. Little did people know that Joe, Kevin, and Nick have another brother, 17-year-old Frankie Jonas. He was given the name “Bonus Jonas” because he was too young to be part of his brothers’ band. He did appear alongside his brothers on the reality show, Married to Jonas, and on the Disney Channel movie, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.

Twitter // @usweekly

Britney Spears – Bryan Spears

Britney Spears proved herself to be pop royalty and has been in the limelight since her teenage days. Similarly, her younger sister Jamie-Lynn Spears started her career from a young age and made headlines when she fell pregnant at 16-years-old while filming her show Zoey 101. Meanwhile, the Spears family does have another sibling, and that is their older brother, Bryan. Bryan is a film and television producer who managed his famous sisters and produced their shows such as Zoey 101 and Britney and Kevin: Chaotic.

Twitter // @PopCrave

Sandra Bullock – Gesine Bullock-Prado

Sandra Bullock is an Academy Award-winning actress and has made appearances in her fair share of films during her career. Yet, while she set her sights on the world of acting, her younger sister Gesine focused more on food. Gesine is a well-known pastry chef who published a food memoir called My Life From Scratch (aka Confections of a Closet Master Baker) and two cookbooks, Sugar Baby and Pie It Forward. Each talented in her own right, both Bullock sisters have proven they’re very good at what they do.

Twitter // @bullockism

Sylvester Stallone – Frank Stallone

If you hear the name “Stallone,” other than Rocky, Sylvester is bound to come into your mind. Playing a boxing champion made Sylvester famous worldwide, but what little people know is that Stallone has a younger brother named Frank. He has followed in his brother’s footsteps and has become an actor himself, but has not had the same success as Sylvester. He has a small role in the Rocky franchise, and also appeared in films such as Return of the Roller Blade Seven and Zero Dark Thirty.

Twitter // @yapertfilm

Paris And Nicky Hilton – Baron and Conrad Hilton

You may be familiar with socialite sisters, Paris and Nicky Hilton, who have both been famous for years. However, the Hilton hotel heiress’ actually have two younger brothers who many may not be aware of – Baron Hilton II and Conrad Hilton II. The two brothers have both made news for ending up behind bars, after driving under the influence and violating parole. Otherwise, the Hilton brothers remain relatively private compared to their sisters and are not as well-known as their elder siblings.

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Eminem – Nathan Mathers

He is the real Slim Shady who can rap circles around anyone. Yet the singer/actor, who has sung about cleaning out his closet and losing yourself on 8 Mile, actually has a brother. Nathan Kane Mathers is Eminem’s younger brother and is also a rapper, but has not yet reached the same level of his sibling, Marshall Mathers. Enimen has often sung about his childhood in many of his songs. He came from a troubled home, which resulted in Nathan being taken into foster care when he was ten years old.

(Left) Twitter // @XXL | (Right) Twitter // @Infamooz

Colin Firth – Jonathan Firth

Colin Firth has played the King of England, won the heart of Bridgit Jones, and appeared in one of the most popular Christmas movies, Love Actually. Apart from his film roles, people may not know that Colin has a brother named Jonathan who also likes to dress up in character and give a dramatic performance. He is an experienced and trained actor and was awarded the STF Excellence Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture in 2003 for his role in Luther.

(Left) Twitter // @GeekVibesNation | (Right) Twitter // @MarkFow7400763

Prince Harry And Prince William – Laura Lopes

Prince Harry and Prince William are constantly in the spotlight, be it for a charitable event, the birth of a royal baby or even a royal wedding. However, the one thing we’ve never really heard about is their alleged stepsister – Laura Lopes. Since their father, Prince Charles, married divorcée Camilla Parker-Bowles, he by default became the stepfather of Laura and her sibling. Laura Lopes’ parents are Camilla Parker-Bowles and Andrew Parker-Bowles, a former soldier.

Twitter // @BuzzExpres

Meghan Markle – Samantha Markle

Meghan Markle’s sister hit the spotlight during the royal wedding, specifically as she’s been quite outspoken about Meghan marrying Prince Harry and joining the royal family. Samantha, 53, allegedly did not receive an invitation to the wedding, and potentially even fabricated images of her father looking at photos of the young couple in an Internet cafe. Samantha Markle has spoken out about potentially writing a book about their family’s secrets, trying to jeopardize Meghan’s reputation.

(Left) Twitter // @nypost | (Right) Twitter // @MirrorWorldNews

Chris Evans – Scott Evans

When you think of Chris Evans, you probably think of his role as one of the most iconic superheroes of all time – Captain America. However, what casual fans might not realize is that he has a close relationship with his brother. Ever since Scott Evans came out, Chris has been vocal about the importance of being understanding of others who are different from you. “It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups,” he said.

Twitter // @updatingevans

Vanessa Hudgens – Stella Hudgens

Believe it or not, but Vanessa Hudgens is not the only member of her family to be blessed with tons of talent. Although the High School Musical actress deeply loves her younger sister Stella, she is always worried about her and almost treats her as if she was her own daughter, due to the age gap between them. “She’s 15 and I’m kind of terrified and I feel like a mother, ‘call me when you get to the movies,’ it’s bad,” she said.

Twitter // @ambermalikefu

Michael B. Jordan – Jamila Jordan

There is no denying that Michael B. Jordan has evolved into one of the most profitable movie stars in Hollywood today. With breakout roles in movies such as Creed and Black Panther, the sky is the absolute limit for Jordan. However, he could never ignore where he came from, and absolutely loves his sister, Jamila. According to him, she has made him a better person. “I have a sister. I never really wanted to do females wrong. You can’t act like that,” he said.

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Steve Buscemi – Michael Buscemi

While he has never been the Hollywood poster boy, Steve Buscemi has maintained a steady career in the movie industry over the last 30 years. The Reservoir Dogs star has three brothers and one of them, Michael, is also an actor. Sure, he has not reached the same sort of heights as Steve, but Michael has had numerous roles in TV and in animation. Michael has appeared in shows such as Gotham, Blue Bloods and the movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

Twitter // @JeffKardesch

Miley Cyrus – Noah Cyrus

There is no denying that Miley Cyrus has had a rollercoaster of a career so far in her life. However, one of the stable parts of her life has always been her sister, Noah Cyrus. It seems like talent runs in the family and Noah has also pursued a career in entertainment. She released her debut single “Make Me (Cry)” in 2016 and has also had some acting roles. She had her first part when she was just two years old, appearing in the TV show Doc.

Twitter // @theusatodaysun

Alexander and Bill Skarsgard – Gustaf Skarsgard

Over the last decade, the Skarsgard family have developed a reputation as being one of the most talented acting families in the world. With father Stellan having had a long-lasting career, his sons Alexander and Bill also followed in his footsteps. However, people might be less familiar with their other brother, Gustaff Skarsgard, who is also an actor. He has recently developed a big fan base for his role as Floki in the popular series Vikings.

Twitter // @GunsforD

Hayden Panettiere – Jansen Panettiere

From her on-and-off relationship with Wladimir Klitschko to her roles in shows such as Heroes and Nashville, it seems like Hayden Panettiere has constantly been in the headlines for the last ten years, for one reason or another. Then there is her little brother, Jansen Panettiere, who also has plenty of talent under his belt. He is probably best known for roles in movies such as The Martial Arts Kid and Ice Age: The Meltdown. He has also worked with Hayden a couple of times.

Twitter // @Lisamarie1577

Adam Levine – Michael Levine

Without a shadow of a doubt, Adam Levine has blossomed into one of the most recognizable faces in the world of pop music. However, he has always held his brother Michael close to his heart, especially when he came out. “We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK,” he said. “A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it at all costs. But…You’ve just got to embrace it from the beginning.”

Twitter // @TuFamousNews

Victoria Beckham – Louise Adams

It has been a long time since Victoria Beckham was touring around the world with the Spice Girls. These days, she is more likely to be following husband David with whatever he is busy doing. What casual fans might not realize is that Posh Spice has a young sister called Louise Adams. It turns out that Louise was in the entertainment industry before Victoria, having starred in the children’s TV show Dramarama. Unlike Victoria though, Louise got sick of the audition process.

Twitter // @ScottishSun

Rashida Jones – Kidada Jones

Over the last decade or so, Rashida Jones has firmly established herself as a jack of all trades when it comes to film and TV. From her roles in shows such as Parks and Recreation to her own show Angie Tribeca, Rashida is a true force to be reckoned with. Seeing that she is the daughter of the late model/actress Peggy Lipton and music producer Quincy Jones, it makes sense that her sister, Kidada Jones, would also have one foot in the world of fame.

Twitter // @RebelMuseTV

Tom Hiddleston – Emma Hiddleston

Who among us wasn’t deeply saddened whenever Tom’s character in the Marvel franchise, Loki, was killed off, only to chuckle with glee at his return? Tom isn’t the only talented member of the family, he has two sisters – Emma and Sarah. Sarah is a journalist in India, but Emma has also caught the acting bug, with roles in several lesser-known TV series’ and providing the voice for Priscilla for the successful video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt which has now been made into a successful series on Netflix.

Twitter // @TomHiddlesNews

Demi Lovato – Madison De La Garza

Successful singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has inspired millions by her wonderful songs, and by sharing her own personal battle with her demons with the world. Her message of body-positivity and her struggles with addiction have been well-documented, and it’s a good thing she has her family to support her through it all. One member of her family is even in showbiz herself! Madison De La Garza is Demi’s half-sister, best known for her role on the hit TV series Desperate Housewives.

Twitter // @demetriaaalove

Cameron Diaz – Chimene Diaz

Hollywood starlet Cameron Diaz has retired from the big screen and we’re all pining for her return. The actress, best known for her roles in The Mask, Charlie’s Angels, Shrek and There’s Something About Mary, decided to hang up her acting boots in 2017 after the release of Annie. But did you know that she has an older sister that is practically her twin? Chimene Diaz is two years Cameron’s senior, but they are carbon copies of each other!

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Kate Hudson – Oliver Hudson

There is no denying that Kate Hudson and brother Oliver come from an extremely talented family. Not only is their mother Hollywood actress Goldie Hawn, but they very much consider her husband Kurt Russell as their father figure. Sure, Oliver Hudson might not have gotten the same sort of buzz for his acting credentials as his sister has. Make no mistake about it though, the is very talented, having starred in My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star back in 2002.

Twitter // @InStyle

Blake Lively – Eric Lively

These days, Blake Lively is probably best known for being the wife of Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds. However, she is a big actress in her own right, having had a major role in the sitcom Gossip Girl. Moreover, she also has a talented brother – Eric Lively. He has starred in the Showtime series The L Word, as well as the movie The Butterfly Effect 2. It turns out that Eric actually took the maternity photos of Blake when she announced her pregnancy.

Twitter // @Shane_Kmoennig

Taylor Swift – Austin Swift

While Taylor Swift is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in pop music, her brother Austin also has a fair amount of talent. Truth be told, he is actually well on his way to becoming a successful actor, ever since graduating from Notre Dame in 2015. Not only has Austin had an internship with Lionsgate, but he has also shot scenes in the movie I.T., starring Pierce Brosnan. “You just respect everyone’s time, everyone that you’re working with,” he said.

Twitter // @enews

Jesse Eisenberg – Hallie Eisenberg

Without a shadow of a doubt, Jesse Eisenberg’s most iconic role came about a decade ago, when he played the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, in the David Fincher-directed drama The Social Network. However, Jesse isn’t the only Eisenberg who is blessed with talent. His sister, Hallie originally rose to fame after being “The Pepsi Girl” in a number of Pepsi commercials. But Hallie eventually put her acting career on hold in order to go to college.

Twitter // @TheLWitherspoon

Gigi & Bella Hadid – Anwar

There is no denying that Gigi and Bella Hadid are two of the most iconic models on the planet. Despite only being in their early 20s, the two young women have achieved so much already, with Gigi being named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council in 2016. However, casual fans might not realize that they have a brother who is also a model. In 2019, Anwar Hadid started dating British pop star Dua Lipa.

Facebook // GiGi Hadid- Nepal

Rami Malek – Sami Malek

The direction that Rami Malek’s career has gone in is absolutely incredible. Originally appearing in sitcoms and small TV shows, the man from L.A. stole scenes with his role in the hit series Mr. Robot before winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Some might be confused when they see his twin brother, Sami Malek. While not as famous as Rami, Sami is a small-time actor in his own right.

Twitter // @TrevorIsGood

Chloe Grace Moretz – Trevor Duke Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz has gracefully transitioned from her reputation as a child actor to a fully-fledged Hollywood superstar. With roles in movies such as Kick-Ass, Hugo, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Moretz’s talent is unquestionable. What many don’t realize though is that her brother Trevor Duke Moretz is also incredibly talented. Despite not having an acting credit since 2012, Trevor has appeared in movies such as Youth in Revolt, Kick-Ass 2 and The 5th Wave, to name a few.

Twitter // @luanaccmartinez

Jennifer Lawrence – Blaine And Ben Lawrence

Jennifer has won the hearts of many for her sense of humor, but little do people know, she has two brothers – Blaine and Ben. But if you ask what her brothers do, her response is, “God, I don’t know, it’s something with computers… It’s something called Louisville Geek I think. I think he goes to an office?”

Twitter // @JenniferUpdates

Ashton Kutcher – Michael Kutcher

He is best known for starring in comedies such as That 70’s Show and for being married to his former co-star, Mila Kunis. While you may have watched his romantic life unfold in front of the cameras, you may not know about his life before he was famous and his family. Did you know that Ashton Kutcher is actually a twin? Michael Kutcher is Ashton’s twin brother, and he has cerebral palsy. Michael is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization, Reaching for the Stars.

Twitter // @sloppypoppy

Hilary Duff – Haylie Duff

She’s Hilary Duff’s older sister, and although Hilary has somewhat retired from public life in recent years, she is still a well-known celebrity. Even with her public appearances on the decline, Hilary’s reputation is greater than that of her sister, Haylie. You definitely know Haylie Duff from productions like Napoleon Dynamite, 7th Heaven, and Summer Wheatley. To be fair, she tried to develop her career on several levels – she acted, wrote, and sang, but even so, she can’t get out of her sister’s shadow.

Twitter // @relatingrelatio

Rob Lowe – Chad Lowe

Rob Lowe is a well-known and appreciated man in the world of celebrities. He played important roles in The Outsiders and St. Elmo’s Fire, but he also acted in shows like Parks and Recreation and West Wing. What is not very well known is the fact that his brother, Chad, is also a very talented person. For his portrayal of Jesse in Life Goes On, he won an Emmy. He also appeared in the TV series 24 and Pretty Little Liars. But sadly, his career has not been as shiny as Rob’s high-rising one. But that doesn’t make him any less great an actor!

Twitter // @Stela_ml

Julia Roberts – Eric Roberts

Talent has no age limit. And age before beauty does not apply in the acting world, where your little sister may eclipse you. This is the case with Eric, Julia Roberts’ older brother. Now he only deals with B-movies, but in the past, he was also successful. He even won a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Dave in The King of the Gypsies. He was also acclaimed at the Oscars for his role in Runaway Train, but never reached his sister’s level of success. His performances have always remained at a high level, making him an important presence on the public stage.

Twitter // @brondotcomputer

Martin Sheen – Joe Estevez

Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez, professionally known as Martin Sheen, is a true Hollywood legend, playing roles in highly acclaimed films such as Gandhi, Apocalypse Now, and The Departed. Unfortunately, his younger brother, Joe, has never reached such great success, but he also has connections with the film industry. He has appeared in several productions such as Samurai Cop 2, Not Another B Movie, and Soultaker. Even if you do not find these movies to your liking, Joe Estevez is still an actor worth appreciating for his effort.

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Patrick Swayze – Don Swayze

From this list, many of the brothers might look like each other. But Don Swayze is the real copy of his older brother, Patrick. Their careers do not resemble each other’s very well, as they chose different genres of film. Patrick Swayze appeared in productions such as The Outsiders, Dirty Dancing, Red Dawn, and Point Break. His brother, Don, appeared more in soap operas, such as The Days of Our Lives and The Young and Restless. His most memorable appearance was in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. We just can’t get over how much they look like one another!

Twitter// @SteveMerkle9

Bill Murray – Joel Murray

It’s very hard to match a performance like that given by Bill Murray. His appearances in Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, and Saturday Night Live have been memorable and are unforgettable no matter what age you are. Many of his family members tried to match Bill’s success, but no one succeeded like Bill did. But one did come close. The one who came closest to Bill’s celebrity was Joel, who appeared in a few movies. But, you probably don’t recognize him. He appeared in shows like Dharma and Greg, Shameless, and Mad Men. He enjoys some fame, but he can’t be compared to his brother by a long shot.

(Left) Twitter // @CHC_1927 | (Right) Twitter // @Stevensch21

Gwyneth Paltrow – Jake Paltrow

Being Blythe Danner’s children, Gwyneth and Jake were always going to be talented. Gwyneth has become a household name over the last two decades. She has acted in movies like Shallow Hal, Avengers, and Contagion. She also had appearances in Glee and The Politician. Her brother Jake is no stranger to movies, but he prefers to be behind the camera instead. Jake is a director, and even directed The Good Night in 2007, which starred his sister.

Twitter // @paltrowrafferty

Alec, William, and Stephen Baldwin – Daniel Baldwin

The Baldwin family is among the best known in the Hollywood world. Alec Baldwin is the most well known of them, with a remarkable career in acting and commercials such as 30 Rock or Glengarry Glen Ross. William also has a respectable career in film and television, starring in Gossip Girl and Flatliners. The next brother to appear in The Usual Suspects was Stephen. The last of the brothers, Daniel Baldwin, failed to achieve the performance of his brothers. He also had a few TV appearances, but these cannot be compared with those of his brothers.

Twitter // @LAVIDAPRADA

Beyonce Knowles – Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles is Beyonce’s sister. You may not know her because she is not as famous as her mega-star sister. Beyonce once said that her sister would never sing with her because she liked being on her own. Who knows what the real reason is for refusing such a collaboration? Well, we definitely wouldn’t mind seeing them together, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen any time soon. Solange has appeared in a few movies and series, including Bring It On: All or Nothing and Homecoming.

Twitter // @arthphobic

Shailene Woodley – Tanner Woodley

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know who Shailene Woodley is. She has some of the biggest movie titles to her name, including the Divergent series, The Fault in our Stars, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. She also appears in TV shows such as The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Big Little Lies. But what many people don’t know is that she has a younger brother who has a flair for acting too. Tanner has been seen in Boston Legal and in a few smaller short films.

Twitter // @ShaileneArmy

Zac Efron – Dylan Efron

Most teenage girls are aware of who Zac Efron is. After playing the high school basketball player on the hit High School Musical series, he became a teenage heartthrob. Fortunately, this good-looking actor has a brother, so there are two Efrons girls can now swoon over. Zac has a brother named Dylan. He has said ,“We live together, and we’re different in a lot of ways, but he’s really grounded. He lived a more normal life than I did growing up, so he’s a great barometer for me.”

Twitter // @PopCrave

Eddie Redmayne – Tom Redmayne

Fantastic Beasts and The Theory of Everything actor Eddie Redmayne has certainly found success in the world of Hollywood, but the success in the family does not end there. Tom Redmayne is the younger brother of the critically acclaimed actor and has proven to have his own impressive resume. Tom is the former Assistant Surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield, a commercial real estate services firm which has locations worldwide. As of more recently, he has become the Director of Business Development for Wired.

Twitter // @bespokeredmayne

Jennifer Lopez – Lynda Lopez

Jennifer Lopez has had quite a lengthy career in the spotlight, having been a singer, an actress, and even a judge on American Idol. She continues to be a stunning entertainer, while also raising her young kids. She also has a younger sister who is also a single mom. Lynda Lopez is a former New York television journalist who is two years younger than Jennifer. The star has praised her sister, telling US Magazine how much she loves and respects her sister.

Twitter // @BenniferUpdates

Lady Gaga and Natali

Lady Gaga became famous after she offered a unique taste in music with her unconventional lyrics and unique sense of style. However, behind all the props, hair wigs, and high heels, Lady Gaga was once just another aspiring singer from Manhattan. Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, she was yet to be known by the world as Lady Gaga, and she was close to her sister, Natali. Even when she became famous and was touring the world, she remained extremely close to Natali, who also featured in her video for “Telephone.”

Twitter // @gagadaily

Rihanna – Rorrey and Rajad

She is famous for her top Billboard hits such as “Umbrella,” “What’s My Name?,” and “Work,” but away from all her musical success, Rihanna spends time with her family including her mom, dad, and brothers. That’s right, one of the biggest singing sensations has two brothers named Rajad and Rorrey. Rihanna is said to be very close with her brothers and they spend as much time as they can together, although this can be hard when you are one of the most famous singers in the world!

Twitter // @itsmiguelale

45+ Celebs Who Have Been Hiding Secret Children

45+ Celebs Who Have Been Hiding Secret Children

These celebrities didn’t want the world to know about their children — but the secret’s out! Some of these celebs’ kids were kept out of the spotlight for their own wellbeing, others were kept under wraps because the celeb themselves weren’t aware their children existed, and sometimes, it was for the sake of the famous parent’s reputations. See the best-hidden children of A-listers and why they were kept a secret…

Pauly D

Pauly D of Jersey Shore fame is all about the GTL (gym, tan, laundry) life so fans were shocked to find out that the reality star is actually a father. Recently, Pauly D has clarified that he isn’t ashamed of his daughter at all, and they do spend time together — she simply isn’t a part of his famous lifestyle.

Pauly D

Amabella Sophia Markert lives with her mother, rather than getting involved in her dad’s various reality shows. Pauly D clarified, “I’m proud I’m a father.”

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was far more interested in making Apple into a successful company than he was in being a father to Lisa Nicole Brennan, who was born the same year Apple was founded. Steve denied that he was Lisa’s father, despite a paternity test proving otherwise.

Steve Jobs

Interestingly, he did name one of Apple’s first computers “Lisa” for the daughter he claimed wasn’t his. Shortly before he passed away, Steve attempted to mend his relationship with Lisa and even — finally — included her in his will.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy is a father of three who seems to have changed his stance on putting his kids in the spotlight. While Tom routinely spoke about his eldest son, Louis Thomas Hardy, the actor has been extremely strict with the press about keeping his younger children a secret.

Tom Hardy

Tom hasn’t revealed the gender or names of his other two kids. However, rumors speculate that the middle child is a girl and the youngest is a boy named Forrest — inspired by the movie Forrest Gump.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson was no stranger to people claiming to be his offspring. However, the most convincing claim was that of people who knew both the King of Pop and his alleged son, Brandon Howard.

Michael Jackson

Brandon himself has only addressed the press once on the topic with a statement in which he clarified that he didn’t release the story. That being said, E! News reported that Brandon took a DNA test, which proved that he truly is Michael Jackson’s son.

Tom Jones

Tom Jones is worth an estimated $300 million, although his son Jonathan Berkery lives in a homeless shelter. Tom refuses to meet his son as he claims that Jonathan’s mother “tricked” him into fathering a child, a comment that Jonathan said “really hurt.”

Tom Jones

Apparently, Tom insists he needn’t take responsibility since the pregnancy wasn’t planned. Not only does he refuse to meet Jonathan but Tom also denied paternity until a court-ordered DNA test proved otherwise.

Gavin Rossdale

Gavin Rossdale has always been in Daisy Lowe’s life but not always as a father figure. As a teenager, Gavin was close friends with Daisy’s mother and the two shared a romantic evening together. Daisy was the result of that evening but Gavin had no idea that he was the father.

Gavin Rossdale

In fact, he was even given the very ironic honor of being Daisy’s godfather! In 2004, Gavin finally found out that he’s Daisy’s dad and has been trying to work on their relationship ever since.

James Marsden

James Marsden’s son, William Luca Costa-Marsden, was the result of a one-night fling. James kept William a secret throughout the entire pregnancy but later confessed that he had a son when William was born.

James Marsden

It’s unclear why James didn’t want to share the news with the world but given that he’s been extremely involved in William’s life, we can only assume that he just wanted some privacy that there was never any intent of denying paternity.

Minnie Driver

While it’s not exactly easy for female celebs to keep their children a secret, Minnie Driver did keep the identity of her baby’s father a mystery. It wasn’t until Henry was three years old that Minnie revealed his father was a writer on the show, The Riches.

Minnie Driver

The actress explained that she had wanted to protect the man’s privacy but she no longer feels that it’s her responsibility. Minnie assured the press, “He’s not famous. There’s no big story.”

Eddie Murphy

When one parent is Eddie Murphy and the other is Spice Girl Mel B, there’s absolutely no chance that the baby will be kept a secret. That’s what happened when these two superstars had a fling that resulted in a pregnancy.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie desperately wanted to keep it a secret from the press but, of course, the public found out. In the end, it took a paternity test and several years for Eddie to admit that he’s the father — though he’s now close with his daughter, Angel.

Steven Tyler

By now, everyone knows that Steven Tyler is actress Liv Tyler’s father but Liv didn’t know it until she was eight years old. She’d always been told that her stepfather was her biological father.

Steven Tyler

However, while watching Steven perform on TV, Liv realized how similar they look and she also noticed that she appears to be the visual twin of Steven’s daughter, Mia. Steven himself didn’t know that he was Liv’s father but he got to work the moment he found out, making up for lost time.

Drake

Drake’s son was kept a secret for nearly a year but Adonis was thrust into the spotlight when Pusha T revealed that Drake had a child during a public feud. Despite the fact that Pusha T’s feud was with Drake, and not his toddler, the rapper still decided to infringe on Adonis’s privacy as a way of ruining Drake’s reputation.

Drake

Since then, Drake has clarified that he kept Adonis a secret so that the toddler wouldn’t suffer the consequences of being famous — not because he was ashamed of him in any way.

Donald Glover

Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino is notorious for being extremely private about his life. Therefore, fans were pleasantly surprised when Donald gave an award show acceptance speech thanking his son and son’s mother for their support.

Donald Glover

Since then, it’s been revealed that Donald’s son is named Legend and the singer/actor is now a father of three. Donald’s second son is named Drake and the youngest boy is named Donald — after Childish Gambino’s late father.

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel is another celebrity who isn’t interested in pushing her family into the spotlight. The actress had managed to keep her motherhood a secret for several months until a co-star accidentally let it slip.

Alexis Bledel

Scott Patterson spoke about Alexis in an interview by saying, “We’re comparing notes because my son is about a year and a half older than her young son. I’m showing her photos and videos and what to expect. We’re just really enjoying each other’s company.” However, Alexis herself hasn’t revealed anything about her child nor have we seen any photos to prove he exists.

Hugh Grant

It’s unclear if Hugh Grant kept his children a secret for the sake of his reputation, or in an attempt to prevent his babies’ mothers from finding out about each other. What is clear, though, is that Hugh had three children with two different women and there was a definite pregnancy overlap.

Hugh Grant

It’s worth noting that both women are significantly younger than the then-53-year-old actor. Hugh tried various tactics to keep the press out of the loop, including secretly buying one of the baby mama’s a house, but the media still figured it out.

DMX

DMX had four children with his wife, Tashera Simmons. However, it came to light that DMX had several affairs and he even admitted such. According to The Daily Mail, the rapper was paying over one million dollars a month in child support and went to prison for failing to pay all of it.

DMX

While it’s unclear exactly how many children DMX had, he said that the number was around 15. Needless to say, Tashera divorced DMX in 2012.

Charlie Heaton

Charlie Heaton of Stranger Things fame has a son who was a total secret for a whopping three years! Charlie has made it clear that intends to see more of Archie when his work schedule calms down but that didn’t stop the public backlash.

Charlie Heaton

However, it’s worth pointing out that Charlie was 16 when he met Archie’s mother, Akiko Matsuura, who was in her 30s at the time. While that relationship was legal, it was certainly unethical on Akiko’s part.

Francois-Henri Pinault

Francois-Henri Pinault was already famous in his home country of France, due to his billionaire businessman status. However, he became famous around the world when he married actress Salma Hayek.

Francois-Henri Pinault

Several months before meeting Salma, Francois had a fling with another woman, which resulted in a child — Augustin “Augie” James Evangelista. Francois didn’t want anything to ruin his relationship with Salma, so he denied being Augustin’s father until a DNA test proved otherwise. Salma and Augie seem to be close as the actress often posts photos of them together.

Jude Law

Jude Law has a whopping six children, ranging from newborn to 25 years old. While the actor is often seen with his kids — some of whom are famous in their own right — one of his offspring is noticeably missing from Jude’s spotlight.

Jude Law

Sophia Law was the result of a two-day fling, so when it was confirmed that he was the father, Jude agreed to financially support the baby. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it out for Sophia’s birth due to work, but he did meet her when she was five weeks old.

Flo Rida

Flo Rida has kindly displayed the exact opposite of what a man should be when he denied that he’s Zohar Paxton’s father, despite the proof of a paternity test. The rapper has been paying child support but Zohar’s mother claims that the amount she’s received has been less than what the courts require.

Flo Rida

To make matters worse, Flo Rida referred to Zohar as an “evil […] child.” Given that Flo Rida has never met Zohar, he wouldn’t know if the beautiful child is “evil” or not, would he?

Elon Musk

Everyone knows that Elon Musk has taken it upon himself to single-handedly raise the global birth rate. What many don’t know, though, is that he fathered twins with one of his top executives at Neuralink.

Elon Musk

Elon never publicly announced his twins’ birth, rather, it was discovered via a court document in which they were given their father’s last name. Perhaps the reason for the secrecy is that the twins were born just a few weeks before another one of Elon’s children was born — to a different mother.

Bow Wow

Bow Wow managed to keep his daughter Shai Moss a secret for roughly a year. However, the rapper had to tell the public about Shai when tabloids started to snoop around about her.

Bow Wow

Bow Wow explained, “I waited so long to tell y’all the truth because I was nervous on how y’all would look at me. Y’all know everyone makes a big deal out of everything I do. I wanted to be first n let y’all know the real. Yes! I change diapers. Ain’t as bad as I thought hahaha.”

Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris was just as surprised as the rest of us to find out that he was a father. Unfortunately, the martial artist missed out on Dina’s childhood but made up for lost time as soon as he met her.

Chuck Norris

In fact, Chuck didn’t even ask for a paternity test as he said that Dina felt like someone he’d always known. Apparently, Chuck had been unfaithful to his wife with Dina’s mother and was unaware that she became pregnant until 26 years later when Dina wrote him a letter.

Ludacris

Ludacris has four children, however, one of them was a bit of a secret for quite some time. Apparently, Ludacris and his wife Eudoxie were “on a break” (think, Ross and Rachel from Friends) when the rapper/actor impregnated another woman.

Ludacris

The only reason anyone found out was that the baby’s mother sued Ludacris for child support. Thankfully, Eudoxie and Ludacris managed to work things out and even gained full custody of Cai in 2015.

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony’s relationship with his alleged daughter has been extremely hot and cold over the years. Allegedly, Carmelo’s daughter is the result of an affair the NBA player had with Mia Angel Burks. While Carmelo never publically claimed Mia’s daughter as his own, he has been in touch with Mia on and off over the years.

Carmelo Anthony

Mia also publicly displayed a DNA test, which she claims proves that Carmelo is the father. One thing’s for sure, Carmelo’s ex-wife LaLa Anthony seems convinced, as she divorced him after 11 years of marriage.

Joe Jackson

The famous father of the Jackson 5, Joe Jackson, has long been rumored to have had several affairs that resulted in numerous secret children, but there’s one that the world seems to be sure of…

Joe Jackson

Joh’Vonnie Jackson is allegedly the product of a 25-year-long affair between Joe and her mother. Joh’Vonnie claims, “I was very aware that I was in the Jackson family growing up … But I was hidden away, kept secret for years, not able to become part of that family. It was hurtful.”

P. Diddy

P. Diddy a.k.a. Sean Combs was desperate to keep his daughter, Chance, a secret as he was expecting twins with his then-partner at around the same time. He even paid Chance’s mother one million bucks to keep quiet about the paternity of the baby.

P. Diddy

However, Diddy denied that he was the father altogether, which prompted the mother to demand a paternity test. Afterward, Diddy turned things around. Although he missed out on Chance’s first year, Diddy now insists, “I will take care of her for the rest of her life.”

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby is hardly an example of what a man should be and this is just further evidenced by the fact that he had an alleged secret child.

Bill Cosby

In all fairness, Autumn Jackson refused to do a paternity test to confirm that Bill really was her father. Instead, she extorted the comedian for millions of dollars and eventually went to prison for it. No, the irony is not lost on us.

Matthew Knowles

Dadager (yes, we’re stealing Kris Jenner’s term, Momager) Matthew Knowles has two of the most famous daughters in the world — Beyoncé and Solange. However, he also has a third child named Nixon.

Matthew Knowles

Nixon is the result of an affair that Matthew had, and it became public after he allegedly fell behind on paying child support. Once the news broke out, Matthew’s wife of 29 years, Tina, filed for divorce. To add insult to injury, Beyoncé fired Matthew as her manager — stripping him of his Dadager status.

50 Cent

It’s unclear exactly how many children 50 Cent has, but it’s clear that he’s only ever a father to one kid at a time. 50 Cent has disowned his eldest child, Marquise, due to a very public feud between the two.

50 Cent

The middle child, Sire, seems to get along beautifully with his father. There’s also a boy named Davian who many believe is also 50 Cent’s child but the rapper/businessman insists that Davian is simply his mentee.

Liam Gallagher

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher recently met his then-19-year-old daughter, Molly Moorish, for the very first time. Liam has several children from various affairs but only has a relationship with some of them.

Liam Gallagher

When asked why Liam hadn’t met Molly in the past, he answered, “I’ve just never got around to meeting her. I’ve heard she’s all right, though. She’s doing all right.” Um, ok, who’s that busy?!?! Liam’s next goal is to meet his youngest daughter, Gemma, but he says there are no plans for that yet.

January Jones

January Jones doesn’t have any plans to reveal who’s the father of her son, Xander, and she’s managed to keep this secret for over 10 years and counting! The actress insists that Xander’s dad’s identity will remain a secret for “personal reasons,” although she often teases fans by naming various male celebrities as the potential father.

January Jones

January has expressed that she believes Xander is better off without a father and she prefers to surround him with “strong women.” Does one really negate the other?

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood didn’t have a secret child that he hid from the world — he had a secret child that was hidden from him! The actor had no idea that his then-girlfriend (he was engaged to someone else at the time) was pregnant and had given the baby up for adoption.

Clint Eastwood

Thankfully, when that baby grew up, she decided to find her biological father. That’s how Clint finally met his daughter, Laurie, and the pair are now extremely close.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown’s trouble with women continues, as he was dumped by his fiancée, Karrueche Tran after he confessed to fathering a child with Nia Guzman. It appears that Chris was trying to hide his paternity of baby Royalty from Karrueche, who found out along with everyone else when Nia accused Chris of not paying child support or showing up to court.

Chris Brown

Karrueche responded by publically posting, “Listen. One can only take so much. The best of luck to Chris and his family. No baby drama for me.” Fair enough.

Nick Young

Nick Young attempted to keep his child, Navi, a secret from his then-fiancée Iggy Azalea. Navi’s mother, Keonna Green, warned the basketball player about being dishonest with Iggy.

Nick Young

“We got caught up in the moment and it just happened. I would be like, ‘Nick, you cannot be sloppy. You need to be honest.’ He would say, ‘I don’t want to hear it.'” In the end, Iggy caught Nick cheating on her with someone else and broke up with him anyway.

Frank Sinatra

Ronan Farrow is the son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen — or so we’ve been told… Many believe that Frank Sinatra was actually Ronan’s real father. Mia and Frank used to be married, Ronan and Frank were extremely close, and the two men look strikingly similar.

Frank Sinatra

However, no credible sources have confirmed the rumors… as of yet. If you’re wondering where you’ve heard the name Ronan Farrow before, he’s the journalist who outed a very prominent Hollywood producer for his inappropriate behavior toward multiple actresses.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling has been enjoying single motherhood and is, clearly, unphased by fans’ curiosity as to who baby Katherine’s father is. Not only is she leaving the public in the dark, but Mindy won’t even tell her closest friends who the baby daddy is for fear that someone will leak the information to the press.

Mindy Kaling

Many fans believe that Katherine’s father is Mindy’s ex-boyfriend/colleague, B.J. Novak but the actress is neither confirming nor denying that.

Sacha Gervasi

Director/screenwriter Sacha Gervasi had a baby with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell but he didn’t know it. Geri had intended to raise Bluebell Madonna on her own but was convinced to give the father a chance to be a dad.

Sacha Gervasi

Unfortunately, Sacha didn’t want to take advantage of that opportunity, as he had already moved on from his and Geri’s brief fling. On the plus side, Geri was prepared to be a parent without him anyway, so she got what she originally wanted!

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson is one of those celebrities who’s continuously accused of having various secret children. However, the most convincing is that of model/actress Tessa Gourin. Allegedly, the actor has been financially supporting Tessa and her mother since the day she was born and Jack footed the hospital bill.

Jack Nicholson

Jack also has a son Caleb, whom he now acknowledges after years of adamantly never speaking of him. It’s further rumored that Jack has a handicapped son but there’s yet to be any evidence of that child.

Cristiano Ronaldo

In a rare twist of roles, Christiano Ronaldo was the one to keep the baby’s mother’s identity a secret, rather than wanting his paternity to be kept under covers. For $15 million and a promise to never reveal the mother’s name, Christiano got full custody of his son, Christiano Jr.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The athlete explained, “As agreed with the baby’s mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship.”

Dan Marino

NFL player Dan Marino went to great lengths to keep his daughter a secret. Dan didn’t want the public to find out that he’d cheated on his wife, so he paid his baby mama several million dollars to relocate.

Dan Marino

The football player claims that he did tell his wife about his secret child, as he was trying to hide the truth from the public — not his spouse. Apparently, Dan has spent time with his daughter Chloe but she hasn’t met her half-siblings/Dan’s other six kids.

Loretta Young

At a time when acting “unladylike” could ruin one’s Hollywood career, Loretta Young hid the fact that she had been intimate with co-star Clark Gable. That fling resulted in their child, Judy Lewis, who went on to become an actress in her own right.

Loretta Young

In order to protect her reputation and career, Loretta had Judy in secret and then proceeded to pretend to adopt her own child. It’s worth noting that it’s highly debatable (at best) whether or not Loretta’s romance with Clark was consensual.

Ray Charles

Ray Charles had a very busy life — in more ways than one! The musician was only married twice but he fathered at least 12 children (that he knew of) from nine different women. Not all of those children knew who their famous father was, which created a bit of a sticky situation when Ray passed away.

Ray Charles

While he was alive, he offered $500,000 to each child who’d be willing to forgo any further money. However, seven of them still tried to get some form of inheritance from their biological father.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton had two secret love children, due to infidelities while he was married to Pattie Boyd. Tragically, one of the children Conor passed away at the age of four. The second child, Ruth, and the general public seem to disagree as to when Eric entered her life.

Eric Clapton

The general consensus is that Eric only became a father to Ruth after Conor passed away. However, Ruth claims that Eric was always present in her life. Perhaps he was always there for her but only let the public know later on?

Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson has three children from two different women but is only interested in being a father to his two boys. Owen’s daughter, Lyla, has never met the actor and it seems that she never will.

Owen Wilson

While he does pay child support, Owen has made it clear that he has no intention of being a parent to the little girl. Interestingly, he’s managed to keep this part of himself pretty quiet and is still largely regarded as an unproblematic celeb.

Jay-Z

Jay-Z’s alleged son is following in his father’s footsteps by becoming a rapper himself. Rymir Satterthwaite claims to be Jay-Z’s offspring and says that his father has even prevented Rymir from becoming too successful in the music industry, as he wants his paternity to remain a secret.

Jay-Z

Rymir’s mother has requested a DNA test but Jay-Z has consistently declined. It’s also worth noting that La’Teasha Macer, who’s unrelated to Rymir, claims to be Jay-Z’s secret daughter. Jay-Z has routinely denied both Rymir’s and La’Teasha’s claims.