Celebrities Who Have Really Big Families
Raising an extra-large family means everything to these stars
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: sons Edu, Romeo Alejandro David, 2½, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 4, and Rafael Thomas, 5½, plus daughter Carmen Gabriela, 7. In March 2021, the pair revealed that they welcomed their sixth child, months after Hilaria gave birth to son Eduardo "Edu" Pao Lucas in September 2020. The pint-sized cuties also join big sister Ireland, Alec's adult daughter from a previous marriage.
Longtime musician Taylor and his wife Natalie are parents to daughters Wilhelmina "Willa" Jane, and Penelope "Penny" Anne, plus sons Viggo Moriah, River Samuel, and Jordan Ezra. They welcomed their sixth child, a daughter named Indiana, to their ever-growing family in December 2018, and in September 2020, announced that a seventh is on the way.
"Our family is thrilled to be welcoming a new member later this year. More than ever, we are especially grateful for this fresh wave of joy." the Hanson guitarist — who is the second oldest in a family of seven children — told PEOPLE.
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 exclusively 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.
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 in January 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."
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James and wife Kimberly are parents to Olivia, Joshua, Annabel, Emilia, and Gwendolyn, and have been open about hoping to expand their family further. Of his kids, James tells PEOPLE, "They grow up so fast, so to spend that time connecting is just amazing.”
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.
Music producer David has been married five times and is father to five grown daughters in their 30s and 40s. His three youngest, 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.
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).
Clint, 89, 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.
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.
Kathy and Richard Hilton share four children together, all heirs to the Hilton fortune.
Their eldest is Paris, followed by Nicky, Barron and Conrad.
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.
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.
Party of seven! Already parents to Emmie Kay, 8, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Drake, 13 — 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.
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-husband Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce). All of her children — with the exception of Kendall — are now parents themselves, too.
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 husband 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."
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.
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 one — 9-year-old son Sebastian — with current wife Dee Ocleppo. Ocleppo also has two sons from a previous marriage.
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.
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."
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 17 to 45 and are from previous relationships.