Celebrity Kids: All Grown Up!
Celebrity parents do their best to keep their children well protected until they are old enough to make their own decision about whether or not to bask in their parents’ fame. Many of the kids have indeed excelled through childhood and on their way to becoming big stars themselves.
Dylan Brosnan certainly takes after his father, Pierce Brosnan, in the looks department. Although he now towers over his father in height (at 6’1″), they both still have the same amazing jawline and look very much alike in a lot of ways. Dylan is very lucky in that regard.
Diego Maradona is a retired soccer player and coach. Many considered him the best to ever play. He, along with Pelé, was named the FIFA player of the century. Diego has 5 children, all of whom look like him. His eldest daughter is Dalma, who spent most of her childhood living with her father. She chose to move with him each time he was traded. However, she eventually went to live with her grandmother in Argentina. Dalma is currently 29-years-old and is an actress and singer. She has appeared in multiple TV shows and movies.
Muhammad Ali is one of the most celebrated and inspiring sports figures of the 20th century. He is often cited as the world’s greatest boxer. Therefore, it’s no surprise that his daughter Laila wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a boxer as well. She boxed for many years and retired undefeated along with multiple titles. She also recently appeared on the reality TV series “Celebrity Apprentice,” with the show’s new host Arnold Schwarzenegger. It goes to show that she has the potential to make the same impact as her father.
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson
Paris is the only daughter of pop legend Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe. Since her father’s death, she has continued to honor his legacy. She has gotten various tattoos in a memorandum of her father, including the cover art from his 1989 album “Dangerous”. She also accepted her father’s lifetime achievement award at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards. Although she is not in school, she has told her family she would like to work with vulnerable populations such as underprivileged children and their families. It appears as though she has inherited her father’s charitable nature.
Simone Alexandra Johnson
Simone is the daughter of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. As the daughter of such a famous wrestler, she has a lot to live up to. She recently made headlines after she looked stunning while accompanying her father on the People’s Choice Awards red carpet. Dwayne says Simone likes to use his past wrestling catchphrases on him such as “Do you smell what The Rock is cooking?” They are clearly very close. On a side note, Simone also became an older sister, as The Rock and his fiancee Lauren Hashing recently welcomed their daughter, Jasmine, in December 2015.
John Edward Thomas Moynahan
John Edward is the son of Super Bowl Champion quarterback, Tom Brady, and ex-wife Bridget Moynahan. However, this fact doesn’t necessarily entail that he comes from a broken home. After Tom’s current wife, Gisele Bündchen, said “I love him [John] the same way as if he were mine. She further stated, “I already feel like he’s my son, from the first day,” Bridget was not happy. She felt her son was being used as a tool and paraded around the paparazzi. John has 2 younger siblings, Vivian and Benjamin. They will hopefully work out their family challenges and focus on loving their children.
Gemma Rose Davis
We all remember Kristin Davis as everyone’s favorite character on the hit television show Sex and The City. In 2011, Sex and the City star, Kristin Davis adopted a baby girl who she named Gemma Rose. She told People magazine, soon after the adoption, “This is something I have wanted for a very long time, having this wish come true is even more gratifying than I ever had imagined. I feel so blessed.” Gemma is now 5 years old. We wonder if she will embody her mother when she grows up.
Erin Murphy grew up with two sets of parents: her real ones and Samantha and Darrin Stephens, of Bewitched. Murphy played the role of Tabitha for 6 seasons, between 1964 to 1972. She was only 2 when she joined the cast, along with her fraternal twin sister, Diane. Due to child labor laws, the producers needed to cast twins. Erin shone among the two and was used for all the close-up scenes, while Diane was used for long-shots. After the show wrapped, Darren picked up a few acting gigs, with her most recent role in a TV movie, in 2015.
Eighteen-year-old Jaden Smith, like his sister Willow, has certainly inherited the talents of his parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. He certainly wasn’t going to settle for a regular job after being produced by two Hollywood stars. He has made his way into Hollywood and has appeared in movies such as The Pursuit of Happyness, The Day the Earth Stood Still and also starred in the remake of the Karate Kid. In 2016, he had a recurring role on “The Get Down.” He is set to appear in a film scheduled to be released in 2018.
Sistine Stallone is the daughter of Rocky actor, Sylvester Stallone, and Jennifer Flavin. Sistine was born in 1998. and was given the middle name Rose (just like her two sisters). Sistine, who is now 17-years-old, was recently given the shared honor to be Miss Golden Globe for 2017. Once she found out she would be given the role, Sistine told People magazine “Freaking out is an understatement… We were dancing, we were screaming, we got some music playing, the dogs were barking, it was amazing. It was so much fun.”
David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie
David Banda was adopted by Madonna in 2006. He comes from an economically disadvantaged family in Malawi, Africa. Madonna also has adopted three other children, Mercy James, and twins, Esther and Stella. In 2013, former President of Malawi Joyce Banda said that Madonna wanted eternal gratitude for adopting her children. However, the new president, Peter Mutharika, resolved their difficult relations and said that he is very grateful for all Madonna has done for the country.
Kylie Jenner is the daughter Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce) and Kris Kardashian. The family rose to international fame due to the reality series that follows the family’s daily activities, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. However, Kylie is no longer the little girl that first appeared on the show. She has since stepped into her own spotlight with multiple businesses, such as her hair and makeup lines. She also premiered in her own reality show that premiered in August 2017.
Marcus Jordan tried to live up to his basketball legend father Michael Jordan, by playing the sport himself. He earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Central Florida, but left the team in 2012. But Marcus inherited something else from his father: a love for shoes. And so in May 2016 he opened the Trophy Room, a shoe store located in Disney World Orlando. The chosen opening date is an homage to Marcus and Michael Jordan’s respective jersey numbers.
Cleo Cole Elliott
Cleo Cole Elliott is the daughter of actors Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross. Ross may be best remembered for her performances as Elaine Robinson in The Graduate or as Etta Place in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Elliott also had some notable roles such as Virgil Earp in Tombstone or Bill Hickok in Buffalo Girls. Today, Cleo Cole is 32 years old and is a musician in California. We’re sure that she has a very successful career ahead of her.
Steve Irwin fascinated people internationally, on his TV show The Crocodile Hunter, which was co-hosted by his wife Teri. Sadly, Irwin passed away while doing what he loved, creating a documentary about animals. However, his legacy lives on through his daughter, Bindi. Since her father’s death, Bindi has appeared in movies, hosted and appeared on various TV shows. She most recently participated in the 21st season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
Jackson Theron was adopted by actress Charlize Theron from South Africa in 2012. Theron recently appeared on The Ellen Show and shared her experiences with motherhood and her children. “I’m an only child so I didn’t grow up with siblings and so I had no idea the beauty that siblings have with each other,” she said. “Like it really is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever witnessed. To see how much they love each other and to see how much they’re excited to see each other.”
Bianca Van Damme
Jean-Claude Van Damme is most famous for pumping out a ton of action flicks in the 80s and 90s. Some 30 years later, we met his daughter Bianca Van Damme. She isn’t exactly making movies, but she’s all about action. She is following in her dad’s footsteps and is very much taking over the material arts scene. She hasn’t been in many movies yet but with her skills and name, one shouldn’t be surprised if she dips into Hollywood.
Every girl in the world has had a major crush on Ryan Gosling at one point or another, and there isn’t a guy who wouldn’t take a second look at Eva Mendes. When these two got together in 2011, we knew they’d have some beautiful children. Their first kid, Esmeralda, was born in 2014. The toddler is likely going to be a big shot in Hollywood someday. We look forward to seeing what the future has in store for them.
Hands down, Elvis Presley is probably the most famous rock musician of all time. He is proudly titled The King of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Elvis released a plethora of albums and acted in several films. While he is long gone, we can always spot a piece of him existing in his grandson Benjamin Keough. He is the second child of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough. Sadly, Benjamin has taken to painting and isn’t following in his grandfather’s footsteps.
Cheryl Ladd wowed audiences back in the 1970s when she showed up on the hit show Charlie’s Angels. She was blessed with an unforgettable face that would keep her famous until today. One can argue that her daughter Jordan Ladd was an even bigger deal than her mom. Jordan Ladd is known as a terror queen as her career is largely dedicated to horror movies and making people shake in their seats. You can catch her in films like Cabin Fever and Death Proof.
Tom Selleck was every woman’s dream back in the 1980s. He was a staple of the decade and everybody loved this amazing character. Every girl wanted him and every guy wanted to be him. He was a massive star on Magnum P.I. and was a real force. Every woman was heartbroken when he married Jillie Mack in 1986 and he was officially off the market. They had a daughter together named Hannah Selleck. She has a real love for horses, but manages to stay out of the spotlight.
Valentina Paloma Pinault
2007 was a big year for Salma Hayek. She was in the news everywhere. Not only was she marrying a billionaire French guy named François-Henri Pinault, but she was also pregnant with her first child. The child was born later that year and was named Valentina Paloma Pinault. The little girl is now a teenager, but unlike most in her age bracket, she isn’t very active on social media. Salma isn’t in the spotlight much either.
Charlie Woods is the son of golfer Tiger Woods and former model Elin Nordegren. Charlie, who is now 8-years-old, is following in his father’s footsteps and has begun playing golf. In 2016, he tied for 2nd place in the U.S. Kids Golf Boys 7 event, a 9-hole junior tournament hosted by the Mayacoo Lakes Country Club in Palm Beach, Florida. We can expect that Charlie’s golf career is only beginning and that he will be a famous champion like his father.
Talk about growing up to look a lot like her mother. Heather Locklear and Bon Jovi’s guitarist Richie Sambora are the parents of Ava Sambora. In 2010, she took her beauty to the runway and walked for her father’s clothing line, White Trash Beautiful. She also made her film debut in 2012’s, This is 40. In 2013, she made an appearance on the TV show Good Luck Charlie, and in 2016, appeared as herself on the reality series Summer Break.
Zoë Kravitz is an actress, singer, and model, which is no surprise as her parents are Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. She had her film debut, playing Charlotte in 2007’s No Reservations. However, her breakthrough role came in 2011 when she played Pearl on the Showtime TV series Californication. Since then her acting career has only continued to blossom. She had roles in X-Men: First Class, the Divergent series and Mad Max: Fury Road.
For 40 years, John Travolta has been lighting up the silver screen with his acting, dancing, and singing talents. However, off screen he was raising his daughter Ella with his wife Kelly Preston. In 2009, she made her film debut in Old Dogs. She was casted to play Angel Gotti in The Life and Death of John Gotti, which also featured both of her parents. This was the first of many incredible roles for this young star.
Jane Carrey is the daughter of funny guy Jim Carrey and his now ex-wife, Melissa Womer. Jane was born in March 1987. She mainly stayed out of the public eye, except for the occasional red carpets event until 2012 when she auditioned for American Idol. However, she was eliminated after giving a shaky performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Looking Out My Back Door.” You can still hear her sing on the Dumb and Dumber To soundtrack.
John F. Kennedy Jr.
One of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States is without a doubt, John F. Kennedy. He really cared about the country’s well being in a very genuine way. Much like his father was John F. Kennedy Jr. who was an accomplished Assistant District Attorney in New York City. Sadly, his life was cut short when he passed away due to a plane crash. The former president’s son never even made it to the age of 40. Hopefully, his child has a full life and gets to live off the example of his dad and grandfather.
Brandon Thomas Lee
Pamela Anderson was perhaps the most beloved model of the 1990s. Everybody was talking about her or at least her on their mind. She pretty much was Baywatch. Tommy Lee was the drummer in Motley Crue, one of the hottest bands in the 1980s. When the two came together, they made a couple basically built for controversy. Out of this union came Brandon Thomas Lee. We can expect this young man to grow up to be something wild. This kid is 100% Hollywood and you can see it right away.
Albert II, Prince of Monaco and Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste
We all remember the controversy that surrounded Albert II and Alexandre. When a West African flight attendant stepped up and claimed that her baby belonged to the Prince of Monaco, the media went into a frenzy. He couldn’t simply abandon a child that was his and he had to work things out with his son’s mom. Eventually, the father and son and bonded and things worked out the best for everyone. Currently, Alexandre is 15-years-old and still in high school.