Surprise! Did You Know These Stars Are Grandparents?
The actress couldn't stop gushing on Twitter when she began grandparenthood at 65. "When your son has a son … bliss … yes this is my secret happy news as promised … Welcome Waylon Tripp Parker," she wrote when 23-year-old son William Stevenson became a father. Alley already seems to have big plans for her new role as grandma, too: "He is gonna be spoiled rotten ...with good manners and loads of love," she tweeted.
The 59-year-old star's son Colin Hanks has two little ones with wife Samantha Bryant. Hanks said granddaughters Olive, 5, and Charlotte, 2, are "hilarious" during a 2013 visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Plus, "I get to do the thing of come in and have a great time for a few hours or maybe overnight on occasion, but hey, this is like … parenthood fantasy camp. You have all the fun without any of the long nights," he told ET about the joys of being a grandpa.
The then-40-year-old became the only active player in the NFL with grandkids in 2010 when daughter Brittany Favre gave birth to son Parker Brett, now 6. Favre is now also grandpa to Brittany's 2-year-old son A.J. In 2015, the former quarterback told ESPN he has some reservations about his grandchildren following in his footsteps. "I would be nervous, for obvious reasons," he said about the boys playing football. "It's a violent game."
Grammy winner, TV personality and at the age of 35, the singer added grandpa to his résumé. "I'm a grandfather. I'm 35. She had a son so I have a grandson," he told Chelsea Handler in 2010 of his then 20-year-old stepdaughter, Sierra, having her first child.
The 24 actor became a granddad at 39 when his stepdaughter, Michelle, welcomed a son, Hamish. "I wasn't always the best father," he told Yahoo, "but I'm hoping to become the best grandfather possible."
In 2012, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star became a real grandma at 44 after her son Bryson and his girlfriend Ashley had their daughter, Bri’asia Bryant. "Forty is the new 30," Leakes said at the time. "I'm a sassy, fashion-forward grandma!"
He's gone from the Doggfather to a grandfather! The 44-year-old rapper announced the arrival of his first grandson in January 2014 after his son Corde "Spank" Broadus and girlfriend Jessica Kyzer welcomed baby Zion.
The View host became a grandma at the age of 34 when her daughter, Alexandrea, welcomed her own daughter Amarah Skye (who happens to share a birthday with her grandma). By the time she was 58, Goldberg was crowned with a new title: great grandma! In early 2014, she shared news of the birth of little Charli Rose on Instagram.
The Empire actor is balancing dual roles: In 2012 he became a grandpa at 43 when his daughter, Aubrey, gave birth to a baby girl, Hazel. Cut to January 2015 when Howard announced that he was expecting his fourth child; his first with wife Miranda, whom he married in 2013.
Carrey's little girl Jane became a mom in 2010, making the then 47-year-old actor a first-time grandpa to Jackson Riley Santana, a.k.a. "Calfornia dynomite," as his pop-pop called him on Twitter.
In 2014, the Oscar winner's son Wes and his wife Danielle added a new branch to the Cage family tree with the birth of their son Lucian Augustus Coppola Cage. Grandpa was 50.
He's not a kid anymore: Kid Rock, 45, welcomed a granddaughter in 2015. "It keeps my redneck street cred up," he joked to The Guardian. "I could be a great-great-great-grandfather by the time I'm 80."