Celebrities Who Have Really Big Families

Raising an extra-large family means everything to these stars

01 of 20

The Van Der Beeks

James Van Der Beek family
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And baby makes eight! James and wife Kimberly are parents to Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, Gwendolyn and brand new addition Jeremiah (not pictured), who was born in November 2021 following two pregnancy losses.

"Each child brings their own energy, their own manifestation of consciousness, their own lessons," James wrote in an Instagram post. "The ones we lost each gifted us with different pieces of the puzzle… leaving us that much more grateful for the ongoing master class we get to enjoy with this sweet, wise little one."

02 of 20

The Baldwins

Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and their children

Fitness guru Hilaria and her actor husband Alec are all about expanding their family. Since tying the knot in 2012, the couple has welcomed six kids: daughters Carmen Gabriela and María Lucía Victoria, plus sons Rafael Thomas, Leonardo Ángel Charles, Romeo Alejandro David and Eduardo "Edu" Pao Lucas. The pint-sized cuties also join big sister Ireland, Alec's adult daughter from a previous marriage.

03 of 20

The Hansons

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Musician Taylor and his wife Natalie are parents to daughters Wilhelmina "Willa" Jane, Penelope "Penny" Anne, Indiana Emmanuel and Maybellene Alma Joy, plus sons Viggo Moriah, River Samuel and Jordan Ezra.

"7 is a beautiful number," Taylor wrote on Instagram while introducing latest addition Maybellene in December 2020.

04 of 20

The Marleys

Ziggy Marley
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Ziggy Marley and wife Orly are gearing up for some quality family time with their brood of seven this holiday season.

The couple share sons Daniel, Gideon, Abraham and Isaiah, as well as daughters Justice, Zuri and Judah, who range in age from toddlers to thirties.

"For the holidays we usually get together, you know, we're a big family," Marley told PEOPLE, later adding, "We love celebrating the holidays in general too with the kids out of school and festive times, and the vibes are more festive so we celebrate with family and friends."

Marley, who partnered with UGG for their 2019 Holiday campaign, said the group shoot was "a great opportunity for us actually as a family together because the older ones, they don't live with me and they stay separate so my kids, we don't see each other unless it's an occasion." Ultimately it was a bonding experience: "It kind of brought us together and made us become even more close," the singer said.

05 of 20

The Martin-Yosefs

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Ricky Martin and husband Jwan Yosef are now a family of six! The couple welcomed their fourth child, a son named Renn, on Oct. 28, 2019.

Baby Renn joined his big brothers, fraternal twins Matteo and Valentino, and big sister Lucia.

The singer previously shared that he "would love to have a big family," noting that he wanted "four more pairs of twins." He added that once he and Yosef, a painter and visual artist whom he married in 2018, "put things in order," they would "get ready for many more kids."

06 of 20

The Murphys

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Comedian Eddie and his girlfriend, Australian model Paige Butcher, welcomed their second child together, a son named Max Charles, in December 2018. That brings Eddie's kid count up to 10!

The actor is dad to nine children with five women. He had his oldest son, Eric, with Paulette McNeely. His other children, including daughters Bella Zahra, Zola Ivy, Shayne Audra, and Bria, plus son Miles Mitchell, are with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy.

Murphy also has son Christian with Tamara Hood, and shares daughter Angel Iris with former Spice Girl Mel B. He and Paige Butcher also share daughter Izzy.

07 of 20

The Fosters

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Music producer David has been married five times and is father to five grown daughters in their 30s and 40s. His three youngest girls, Jordan, Erin, and Sara, are shared with mom Rebecca Dyer; Foster's second-oldest is Amy, whom he shares with B.J. Cook. His eldest is Allison. And the newest addition to the fam is son Rennie, whom he welcomed with wife Katharine McPhee in early 2021.

In addition to his biological children, he was step-father to Tamre Winger (whose mom is B.J. Cook), Brody and Brandon Jenner (whose mom is Linda Thompson) and Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid (whose mom is Yolanda Hadid).

08 of 20

The Eastwoods

Clint Eastwood and family
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Clint is the father of eight children. The actor and director has five daughters and two sons, ranging from their 20s to their 60s. The eldest is Laurie Murray, the youngest, Morgan.

He's also father to Kimber Lynn, Kyle, Alison, Scott, Kathryn, and Francesca.

09 of 20

The Stallones

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Sylvester has five children, and not one of them is named "ADRIAN!"

The actor married Sasha Czack in 1974 and the pair had two sons: Sage, who died in 2012 of heart disease at age 36, and Seargeoh.

The actor is now married to Jennifer Flavin, and the pair share three daughters, pictured: Sophia Rose, Sistine, and Scarlet Rose.

10 of 20

The Hiltons

Paris Hilton and siblings
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Kathy and Richard Hilton share four children together, all heirs to the Hilton fortune.

Their eldest is Paris, followed by Nicky, Barron and Conrad.

11 of 20

The Brandos

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Prolific actor Marlon was father to 11 children, three of whom were adopted. Christian, Cheyenne, Simon Teihuto, Myles Jonathan, Miko Castaneda, Timothy Gahan, Ninna Priscilla, Raiatua, Rebecca, Maimiti and Lisa are all children of Brando's from various marriages, relationships and affairs.

12 of 20

The Tysons

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Famed fighter Mike is a father of seven. He shares his youngest two, Milan and Morocco, with current wife Lakiha Spencer, and son Amir and daughter Rayna with ex Monica Turner.

He shares his oldest child, Mikey Lorna Tyson, with Kimberly Scarborough.

In May 2009, Tyson's daughter Exodus, whom he shared with Sol Xochitl, died at age 4 after a treadmill accident at her mother's home. The former pair are also parents to son Miguel Leon.

13 of 20

The Gainses

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Party of seven! Already parents to Emmie Kay, Duke, Ella and Drake — Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna welcomed their fifth child, son Crew, in June 2018. "Family is the most important thing in the world," Joanna previously told PEOPLE.

14 of 20

The Kardashian-Jenners

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The world may have just experienced a Kardashian-Jenner baby boom with the arrival of Kim, Khloé and Kylie's little ones, but the ladies aren't starting a trend here — they're following in their momager's experienced footsteps. Kris Jenner is mom to six (now fully grown) kids: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian — with first husband Robert Kardashian — and Kylie and Kendall Jenner - with ex Caitlyn Jenner. All of her children — with the exception of Kendall — are now parents themselves, too.

15 of 20

The Spelling-McDermotts

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Considering actress Tori Spelling prides herself on being nurturing by nature and has a penchant for throwing lavish birthday parties, it makes total sense that she has a big brood: five kids. She and Dean McDermott are parents to daughters Stella and Hattie, and sons Liam, Finn and Beau.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star opened up about her big family in a Mother's Day Instagram post. "Beau, we thought we were done," she wrote, addressing her youngest son. "That our family was complete. But, you surprised us all and came at a time when we all needed a little hope. You were that hope. That sunshine of life that came into our family in a very big and meaningful way."

16 of 20

The Klum-Samuels

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The more, the merrier! While married to singer Seal, Heidi became a mom to three kids — Henry, Johan and Lou — joining her eldest daughter Leni from a previous relationship.

17 of 20

The Hilfigers

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In addition to running a fashion empire, the designer is dad to five children, sharing four — Ally, Richard, Elizabeth, and Kathleen — with ex-wife Susie, and son Sebastian with current wife Dee Ocleppo. Ocleppo also has two sons from a previous marriage.

18 of 20

The Ciccones

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Adding to her brood, which already consisted of four kids — Lourdes, with ex Carlos Leon, and Rocco, David Banda, and Mercy James with ex-husband Guy Ritchie — the legendary performer adopted two orphaned twin girls, Esther and Stella, from Malawi in 2017.

"I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family," she wrote on Instagram, confirming the news. Madonna has a long history with the African country: The singer adopted David and Mercy from Malawi in 2006 and 2007, respectively, with then-husband Ritchie.

19 of 20

The Jolie-Pitts

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Angelina Jolie adopted Maddox from Cambodia in 2002 and daughter Zahara, from Ethiopia in 2005. In 2006, partner Brad Pitt adopted them as well as son Pax, from Vietnam, in 2007. Jolie also gave birth to their children Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne. (The couple have since split.)

"It's strange, I never wanted to have a baby. I never wanted to be pregnant. I never babysat. I never thought of myself as a mother," the actress told Access Hollywood in 2016, reminiscing about her time playing with children at a Cambodian school. "It was suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country, somewhere."

20 of 20

The Jaggers

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Oh, baby! Back in December 2016, The Rolling Stones frontman welcomed his eighth (!) child with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick. Jagger has seven other children — Georgia (pictured left), James, Jade, Elizabeth (pictured right), Lucas, Karis and Gabriel — who range in age from their teens to their 40s and are from previous relationships.

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