If you’re rounding down, the average American family has two kids these days.
Families with four, five or six kids — which was at once commonplace — are becoming rarer. But these celebrities are exceptions to that trend. Check out this list of celebrities who have big families.
Madonna has a total of six children. Lourdes Leon (pictured below, right), her daughter from a relationship with Carlos Leon, is the eldest. Rocco Ritchie is her other biological child, fathered by her ex-husband Guy Ritchie. Ritchie and Madonna also adopted David Banda. Madonna later adopted Mercy James (below, left), and twins Estere and Stella, on her own.
Mick Jagger must get a lot of satisfaction from his large brood of children. He has eight kids, and it’s kind of a complicated family tree! Karis Jagger is from his relationship with Marsha Hunt. Jade Jagger is his daughter from his first marriage to Bianca Jagger; when Jade became a grandmother in 2014, Mick became a great-grandfather. Elizabeth (who goes by Lizzy), James, Georgia and Gabriel Jagger are his children with second wife, Jerry Hall. Lucas Jagger is his son with Luciana Gimenez. Deveraux Jagger is his child with Melanie Hamrick.
Tesla founder Elon Musk had six children with his first wife, Justine Musk. Their first son, Nevada Alexander, died at 10 weeks old of SIDS. They also had twins, Griffin and Xavier, and triplets, Damian, Saxon and Kai. Musk did not have any children with his second ex-wife, Talulah Riley (pictured).
Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt
Though they have now split, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt created a large family together: Maddox, Zahara, Pax, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox. The last three are their biological children. Jolie adopted Maddox before she was in a relationship with Pitt, though he later adopted Maddox and sister Zahara. The two didn’t marry until long after the twins, the youngest members of the family, were born, and all six children were in the wedding.
Eddie Murphy has nine children and a 10th on the way. Seven of his kids are shown in the photo below, from left to right: Shayne, Bria, Miles, Christian, Bella, Zola and Eric Murphy. Eric is Murphy’s child with Paulette McNeely. Bria, Miles, Shayne, Zola and Bella are Murphy’s children with ex-wife Nicole. And Christian is Murphy’s son with Tamara Hood Johnson. Murphy also has a daughter, Angel, with Mel B of Spice Girls fame. With girlfriend Paige Butcher, Murphy has a daughter, Izzy, and their second, his 10th, is due in December 2018.
Bob Dylan has five children with first wife, Sara Lownds: Jesse, Anna, Samuel and Jakob, and adopted daughter Maria, from Lownds’ previous relationship. Dylan also had a daughter, Desiree, with Carol Dennis, whom he was secretly married to for six years.
So it seems that he has six children, but things are complicated with Dylan. He had another common-law wife and a long list of girlfriends, and a former girlfriend has suggested the singer perhaps fathered two more children that have not been acknowledged.
Kris Jenner of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” fame has six children. Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob are Kris’ children with first husband, Robert Kardashian. She has two children, Kendall and Kylie, with Caitlyn Jenner.
Mel Gibson has nine children. Hannah, Edward, Christian, William, Louis, Milo and Thomas are Gibson’s children with ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore. The couple broke up when Moore found out Gibson was expecting a child with Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson and Grigorieva had daughter, Lucia, before splitting up. Gibson also has a son, Lars, with current girlfriend Rosalind Ross.
It’s all in the name: “19 Kids and Counting” and its spin-off reality shows on TLC tell you just how many kids Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have. In order, they are: Joshua, twins Jana and John-David, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy-Anna, twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-Grace and Josie.
Clint Eastwood has seven children. Kimber Eastwood is his daughter with Roxanne Tunis. Kyle and Alison are his children with ex-wife Maggie Johnson. Scott and Kathryn are his children with Jacelyn Reeves. Francesca is his child with ex-partner Frances Fisher. Morgan is his child with second ex-wife Dina Ruiz. (Alison and Scott are pictured at right below.)
Kate and Jon Gosselin
Kate and Jon Gosselin had eight kids together — hence the name of their reality show, “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” which later became “Kate Plus 8” after the couple divorced. Twins Cara and Mady are the oldest. Then there are the sextuplets: Aaden, Alexis, Leah, Joel, Collin and Hannah.
Director Steven Spielberg has six children. The eldest, Max, is from his first marriage, to Amy Irving. Spielberg has five children with his wife, Kate Capshaw: Theo and Sasha (who have a band called Wardell together), Sawyer, Mikaela and Destry (pictured below). Capshaw also has a daughter, Jessica, from a previous relationship.
Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott have five children together: Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn and Beau.
“I was pregnant for years,” Spelling told Us Weekly. Later in the interview, she said she hadn’t grown up in a big family, so, “It’s surprising that I never even thought I would want this many kids. Just watching them all together is such a special thing. I can’t even imagine it any other way.”
Controversial boxer Mike Tyson has eight or nine children, depending on how you look at it. (D’Amato Tyson is not Tyson’s biological son, though he thought he was at the time of his birth, before a paternity test showed otherwise.)
Mickey is Tyson’s daughter with Kimberly Scarborough. Rayna and Amir are Tyson and second wife Monica Turner’s two children, though he also considers Turner’s daughter Gena his own. He had two children, Exodus and Miguel, with ex-partner Sol Xochitl; Exodus died tragically in a hanging accident when she was just 4. Milan (below, left) and Morocco (below, front) are his children with third wife, Lakiha “Kiki” Spicer (shown below with Miguel, right). (Tyson did not have children with his first wife, Robin Givens.)
Kevin Costner has had a prolific career and a prolific fatherhood. He has three children with his ex-wife and college sweetheart Cindy Silva: Annie, Lily and Joe. A short relationship with Bridget Rooney led to his son Liam. Costner married his second wife, Christine Baumgartner, in 2004, and the two have three children together: Cayden (below, middle), Hayes and Grace.
Musician Willie Nelson has seven kids. He and his first wife, Martha Matthews, had Lana, Susie and Billy together. Billy died by suicide in 1991. With his third wife, Connie Koepke, Nelson had daughters Paula and Amy, who are both musicians. He shared two sons with fourth and current wife, Annie D’Angelo: Lukas and Micah. The two boys tour and perform with their famous father.
Sting has four kids with second wife, Trudie Styler: Brigitte (who goes by Mickey), Jake, Eliot (shown below, center) and Giacomo Luke. He also has two kids from his first marriage, to Frances Tomelty: Joe and Kate. Sting has said he doesn’t plan to leave his fortune to his kids, telling the Daily Mail, “I certainly don’t want to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses round their necks.”
Mia Farrow has 14 children, four biological and 10 adopted. Her biological kids are two sets of twin boys Matthew and Sascha, and Fletcher and Satchel, who now goes by his middle name, Ronan. Her adopted children are Soon-Yi, who famously went on to marry Farrow’s ex-partner Woody Allen; Lark, who died after a long illness in 2008; Summer, who goes by Daisy; Moses Farrow; Dylan, who is pictured below, at left; Tam, who died in 2000; Isaiah; Gabriel “Thaddeus”, who died by suicide in 2016; Quincy; and Frankie-Minh.
Marie Osmond, of the famous Osmond singing family, has eight children. She had son Stephen James Craig with her first husband, Stephen Craig, whom she divorced and later remarried. Marie had seven children with second husband, Brian Blosil. Together they adopted five children — Jessica, Michael (who died by suicide in 2010), Brandon, Brianna and Abigail (below) — and had two biological children, Rachael and Matthew.
Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea Noble, are parents to six children. The oldest four — Jack, Isabella, Anna and Luke — are adopted. Their two youngest are their biological children, Olivia and James. Each of the kids is only a year apart in age.
Billy Ray Cyrus
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus has one particularly famous daughter, Miley Cyrus. But he also has five other children. Cyrus had a son, Christopher, with Kristin Luckey. He had Miley, Braison and Noah with his wife, Leticia “Tish” Finley Cyrus, and he adopted her two children, Brandi and Trace.
Rod Stewart has eight children. His first child, Sarah Streeter, who was given up for adoption, was from his relationship with Susannah Boffey. He and first wife, Alana Hamilton, had two children, Kimberly and Sean. Stewart also had a daughter named Ruby with ex-girlfriend Kelly Emberg. His second wife, Rachel Hunter, and he had two kids, Renee and Liam. Stewart and his third wife, Penny Lancaster, have two boys, Alastair and Aiden.
Actor Chris O’Donnell has five kids with his wife, Caroline Fentress. Pictured below in 2015 with their parents, they are, from left: Maeve, Finley, Charles, Christopher and Lily. O’Donnell has said he and his wife didn’t plan to have five kids, but youngest child, Maeve, was a pleasant surprise.
Sean “Puffy Daddy” Combs is a family man. He has six children and says he’d love to have 10. His kids are Quincy Brown, Justin, Christian, twin girls D’Lila Star and Jessie James, and daughter Chance. After Combs landed at the top of Forbes’ list of richest hip-hop artists, he told People, “That doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care about the Forbes list. I care about being a great dad.”
Boxer Evander Holyfield has so many kids he has had trouble keeping up with child support. His 11 children from three marriages and multiple other relationships are: Ewin Ezekiel, Elijah Esaias (who plays football at University of Georgia), Evette Ashley, Eleazar Evan (an aspiring boxer), Eli Ethan, Elijah Jedidiah, Eden Eloise, Eve Elizabeth, Evander Jr., Ebonne Esheal and Emani Winter Holyfield.
Singer Lauryn Hill has six children. Zion, Selah, Joshua, John and Sarah are her kids with former partner Rohan Marley. Her son Micah is her child with an unknown (to the public, at least) father. Marley is the son of Bob Marley, who himself was the father to many children.
Duane Lee Chapman
Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman has a big brood of 12 children. His first child, Christopher, with girlfriend Debbie White, was given up for adoption. He and his first wife, La Fonda Sue Honeycutt, had Duane Lee II and Leland; both have worked in the family bounty-hunting business. He and second wife, Anne Tegnell, had a son, Zebediah, who died less than a month after he was born, and Wesley and James (J.R.) Chapman. With third wife Lyssa Rae Brittain, he had three children: Barbara Katie (B.K.) (who died in a car accident), Tucker and “Baby” Lyssa Rae. Fifth wife Beth Barmore Chapman, who co-starred on their reality show, had two children with Chapman, Bonnie Joanne and Garry. Dog also adopted Beth’s daughter, Cecily.
Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s brother, has eight children, and a fairly complicated family tree. He and his first wife, Hazel Gordy, had Jermaine “Jay” Jr., Autumn and Jaimy Jermaine. He had two children with Margaret Maldonado: Jeremy and Jourdynn. He had three children with his second wife, Alejandra Oaziaza (who also had two children with Jermaine’s brother Randy): Jaafar, Jermajesty (both shown below) and Donte, who Oaziaza raised after he was adopted by Jermaine’s parents. His third wife Halima Rashid (pictured below) did not have children with Jermaine. Jermaine is now engaged to 23-year-old Maday Velazquez so it’s possible more children are in the cards for him.
Kevin Federline has six kids. Before he married Britney Spears, Federline had two kids with ex-fiancee Shar Jackson: Kori Madison and Kaleb Michael. Spears and Federline had two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. Federline and his current wife, Victoria Prince, share two daughter, Jordan Kay and Peyton Marie.
Robert De Niro
Actor Robert De Niro has six children. Adopted eldest child, Drena (pictured below), is the daughter of his first wife, Diahnne Abbott. He also had son, Raphael, with Abbott. He and former partner Toukie Smith had twin boys, Julian and Aaron. DeNiro had two children with second wife Grace Hightower, a son, Elliot, and a daughter, Helen Grace.