Stars Whose Kids We Rarely See
These famous moms and dads typically keep their kids out of the spotlight
Russell Crowe & Danielle Spencer's Sons: Charles & Tennyson
Australian star Danielle Spencer celebrated Mother's Day with a little help from her rarely-seen teen sons with ex Russell Crowe: Charles, 17, and Tennyson, 14. The couple divorced in 2018, but both have been committed to raising their kids mostly out of the spotlight.
In 2016, Crowe reflected on the joys and challenges of being a divorced parent. "There is nothing cooler than being that close to your kids," he told Australia's Daily Telegraph. "One of my greatest fears is that over time they won’t want to spend all of their school holidays there with me. Because that is the best part of my year, when I have them to myself.”
Lisa Kudrow's Son: Julian
Kudrow, who was pregnant with Julian during the Friends storyline in which Phoebe was a surrogate carrier her brother's triplets, recently shared a few shots celebrating the 23-year-old's birthday and graduation from University of Southern California. "Happy proud HAPPY. And a little crying," she wrote on the photo.
Iggy Azalea's Son: Onyx
In the pictures, Azalea smiled while holding her happy boy close as the mother-son pair posed in front of a wall of colorful balloons. The mom also watched gleefully as Onyx sat in a tub of toy balls as a box full of the items were dumped in for him to play in.
Meek Mill's Son
The rapper shares a birthday with his son, as he turned 34 and his child turned 1 in May 2021. "Happy bday czar love you tomar your first big day!!!! 💎💎💎💎💎💎💎 can't wait to see you love you!!!" Mill wrote, sharing an adorable rare photo of his son on Instagram.
Announcing the birth of his first child with Milan Harris the May prior, Mill called the arrival of the little one the "best gift." He added, "Milano dropped me off a king on my birthday!"
In her own birthday tribute to their son, Harris shared how the first year with him changed her life completely. The mom posted a gallery of snapshots enjoying a boating day with her boy.
"I cannot believe my sweet baby turned 1 today," wrote Harris. "Wow, what a year it has been. I went from being selfish to selfless. You made me see the world from a new lens, you opened my eyes and my heart. I can't even remember life without you in it."
Olivia Wilde's Kids: Otis & Daisy
Wilde shared a photo on Instagram in April 2021 showing her two kids — son Otis Alexander, 7, and daughter Daisy Josephine, 4, whom she shares with ex Jason Sudeikis — on a boat ride together. Alongside the sunny snapshot, which showed the siblings blond hair from behind, Wilde added a pair of hatching chick emojis, "🐣 🐣."
The mom of two also celebrated her older child's birthday, which was days prior. "My heart turned 7 ❤️," she wrote over a photo of herself kissing Otis on the head.
Pete Wentz's Daughter: Marvel
Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper shared some photos of their daughter Marvel Jane as she turned 3 years old in April 2021. "She's helping me figure it all out," Wentz wrote with an adorable masked selfie of him and the birthday girl on his Instagram Story.
They enjoyed an outing to The Grove in Los Angeles, where Marvel put on a cute display in a blue floral dress. She appeared to make some birthday wishes in the shopping center's massive fountain.
Wentz and Camper also share son Saint, and Wentz has son Bronx with ex Ashlee Simpson.
Beyoncé's Twins: Rumi & Sir
Beyoncé's 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, is now a red carpet regular, but her 3½-year-old twins Sir and Rumi are a rarer sight on the superstar's social media. She posted some sunkissed shots of all the kids in Malibu, and no, you aren't the only one who gasped "They're so big now!"
Halle Berry's Daughter: Nahla
The Oscar winner posted a sweet birthday tribute to her daughter Nahla on Instagram for her 13th birthday on March 16, 2021, sharing a rare throwback photo of herself smiling with her firstborn. Berry shares Nahla with ex Gabriel Aubry, and she is also mom to 7-year-old son Maceo, whom she shares with ex-husband Olivier Martinez.
Grimes & Elon Musk's Son: X Æ A-Xii
In early March 2021, Musk shared a rare family photo featuring his partner and their son, 1 in May, on Twitter from "Starbase," a town along the Gulf Coast of Texas where he wants to create a new city.
Lucy Liu's Son: Rockwell
The actress posted a rare shot of her cute 5-year-old kiddo to her feed for a very special occasion: the Lunar New Year. "Welcoming in the Year of the Metal Ox with open arms and hearts!" she wrote.
Eli Manning's Kids: Lucy, Carolina, Ava & Charles
The former New York Giants quarterback was cheering for his former team on Jan. 4, 2021, with his four children all dressed up for the big day, too. The Super Bowl champ shares his children with wife Abby.
Lily Aldridge & Caleb Followill's Kids: Dixie & Winston
While celebrating the end of 2020, the former Victoria’s Secret model — who shares daughter Dixie Pearl, 8, and son Winston Roy, who turns 2 this month, with her husband, Kings of Leon musician Followill — shared some of her favorite family photos of 2020 with her followers.
“Au Revoir 2020 ❤️ Sending Blessings to everyone!!” Aldridge wrote alongside a collection of sweet snaps, one of which showed the family of four smiling together.
Also included in the images was a photo of Aldridge giving her youngest a smooch, as well as an adorable image that showed her daughter giving her mother a kiss on the cheek.
Nicki Minaj's Son
“#PapaBear thank you so very much for choosing me to be your mama 🎀🦄🙏 ,” she captioned a loving tribute, which included photos of her newborn lounging in adorable outfits and designer onesies. In one sweet snap, her baby even wore a “Papa Bear” necklace, in a nod to her affectionate nickname for him.
“Wishing you guys a happy & prosperous New Year. Thank you for your love & support throughout this journey. It’s meant so much to me. Becoming a mom is by far the most fulfilling job I’ve ever taken on,” she added. “Sending love to all the superhero mothers out there. Big hugs to all the women who have been pregnant during this challenging time.”
Céline Dion's Sons: René-Charles, Nelson and Eddy
In the loving photograph, the foursome wore matching holiday pajamas while posing in front of a large Christmas tree adorned with lights and a slew of festive red bows.
"May this holiday season bring all of you the gifts of love, peace, good health, and the promise of brighter days in the New Year ahead! 🎄✨ ❤️" she wrote in the caption, before repeating the same message below in French.
The boys' father is Dion's late husband, René Angélil.
Ricky Martin's Son: Renn
The singer, who shares four children — twin sons Matteo and Valentino, 12, daughter Lucia, 2, and son Renn, 14 months — with husband Jwan Yosef, shared a rare snapshot of his youngest on Instagram. In the black-and-white photo, which he captioned "Mi #babyRenn," Martin holds up the baby boy who looks off just beyond the camera.
Yosef shared the same picture on his own Instagram feed in color, showing Renn's dark blond hair and big brown eyes. "Mi Renncito ❤️ #BabyRenn," he wrote.
Anna Kournikova & Enrique Iglesias' Kids: Nicholas and Lucy
To mark her twins' turning 3 years old on Dec. 16, Anna Kournikova made two separate Instagram posts in honor of son Nicholas and daughter Lucy. The retired Russian tennis star captioned the posts, both close-ups of the smiling toddlers, "3! ❤️."
The mom of three shared rare videos of Nicholas and Lucy in January to celebrate the new year, showing the twins running on the grass in Miami toward a moving camera before stopping in front of a mesh fence. The video was set to Iglesias' upbeat track, and the siblings both wore black-and-white casual outfits for the outdoor play session.
John Travolta’s Son: Ben
The Grease star shared a father-son snapshot on Nov. 23 to celebrate the 10th birthday of his youngest child, son Ben, whom he shares with late wife Kelly Preston, who died in July after a private two-year battle with breast cancer.
"Happy 10th birthday my wonderful Ben! I love you!" the actor wrote.
Travolta — also dad to daughter Ella Bleu, 20, and son Jett, who died at age 16 after suffering a seizure in 2009 — doesn't often share photos of his children, but did post an adorable throwback of his two youngest last month.
Heidi Klum’s Kids: Leni, 16, Henry, 15, Johan, 14, and Lou, 11
Klum shares daughters Leni and Lou, as well as sons Henry and Johan, with ex-husband Seal.
The four kids joined their mother in Germany after Klum filed an emergency motion in August claiming that Seal would not permit their children to travel to Europe with her for work due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A week after the filing the couple settled on a custody agreement that would allow them to travel with their mother.
Kristin Cavallari’s Daughter: Saylor
"Happy 5th birthday to my little Say baby!" she wrote. "Saylor, my bestie, my mini me, there are no words for how much I love you sweet girl. Watching you blossom into the sweet, caring, kind, tough, strong willed little girl you are has been such a gift."
Finishing her note, Cavallari wrote, "I’m thankful for you every single day."
Cavallari shares Saylor and sons Camden, 8, and Jaxon, 6, with ex-husband Jay Cutler, whom she announced her split from in April after 10 years together.
Tobey Maguire & Jennifer Meyer's Daughter: Ruby
The jewelry designer shared a photo of her lookalike daughter to celebrate her 14th birthday. “Happy birthday to my Ruby ♥️ You are my everything 🌎 I love you so much baby 💞,” Meyer wrote on Instagram on Nov. 10. Meyer, 43, and the Spider-Man actor, 45, also share 11-year-old son Otis.
The pair filed for divorce on Oct. 28, four years after splitting.
Mark Ruffalo & Sunrise Coigney's Daughter: Odette
Heidi Klum & Seal's Daughter: Leni
While the supermodel has long kept her four children — whom she co-parents with ex-husband Seal — when her eldest daughter Leni turned 16 in May 2020, she got an Instagram account and started sharing partial glimpses of her face (as well as those of her siblings). And it appears she may be following her mom into the modeling business; in November, Heidi shared a shot of of Leni accompanying her to a photoshoot.
Klum welcomed Leni in May 2004 — and by December 2009, the adoption process for Klum's (now-ex-) husband Seal had been finalized.
Jenna Dewan & Channing Tatum's Daughter: Everly
Dewan shared on Instagram, "For you Evie, for you Callum, and for our future generations. I pray we bring this country healing, equality and unification once again.♥️🤍💙."
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves' Kids: Levi & Vida
The Oscar winner opened up to PEOPLE's Oct. 26 cover story about how his children have been handling their time in quarantine.
While McConaughey and his wife tend to keep their three kids — son Levi, 12, daughter Vida, 10, and son Livingston, 8 (not pictured) — out of the spotlight, he shared that they’ve “doubled down on their hobbies” while at home, “creative things and parts of themselves I don’t think they would have leaned into if they were back in school.”
Notably, they’ve been working on their photography skills, the proud dad added. “They’re into it — all three [of the kids],” he said. “They’re becoming a production crew. It’s very cool, [and] they’re starting to get kind of good at it.” So good that they ultimately snapped their dad's PEOPLE cover shot!
Charlize Theron's Daughters: Jackson & August
The Bombshell star, 45, shared a photo of daughters August, 5, and Jackson, 8, in honor of National Daughter’s Day on Sept. 25.
“My heart belongs to these two beautiful powerhouses,” she wrote in the caption, alongside a series of rare family snaps, including one smiling photo of the family of three seemingly celebrating a birthday, and several other photos of the sisters spending time together.
“I will never be the same. Happy #NationalDaughtersDay ❤️,” Theron added.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's Daughter: Harlow
Sofia Richie shared a photo with older sister Nicole and her mini-me daughter Harlow Winter Kate, 12 — and the three could easily pass as triplets!
"My favorite trio," Sofia captioned the post, which came from a family gathering in which the loved ones all painted hot sauce bottles for an outdoor art class. Nicole captured the sweet snapshot, holding her phone up as her daughter and Aunt Sofia gather close for the moment.
Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman's Daughter: Bella
"All that glitters is gold.. oh wait, it’s just another Instagram filter," Bella, 27, wrote in the caption.
Cruise and Kidman are parents to Bella and her younger brother Connor, 25. The pair divorced in 2001.
Jacqueline Laurita's Son: CJ
The former Real Housewives star shared rare photos of son CJ, who celebrated his 18th birthday over Memorial Day weekend. Laurita posted a carousel of pics in May 2020 on Instagram, including several never-before-seen ones from recent years.
"Although CJ never lets me post pictures of him, it's his birthday today, so he said it's ok!" she captioned the post. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY CJ!!"
"CJ has been such a pleasure to raise and he has brought so much joy to our lives. He's kind, considerate, patient, loving and has an awesome sense of humor!" she continued. "My wish for you CJ is to have the ability to strive for your dreams. Never lose hope or faith in yourself or the world. Keep all things in perspective. Always be honest and fair with yourself and others. Have trust and faith in God and in yourself."
Natalie Portman's Kids: Aleph & Amalia
We rarely get to see the mom of two's children, so it was a real Mother's Day treat when the Oscar-winning actress posted a sweet throwback shot of herself cuddling up with son Aleph, 8, and daughter Amalia, 3.
In the sweet photo, Portman cradles baby Amalia while getting a hug and a kiss from Aleph.
Bethenny Frankel's Daughter: Bryn
Frankel usually keeps her daughter Bryn out of the spotlight, but on her 10th birthday, she celebrated with an Instagram post dedicated to her "Peanut."
Frankel wrote in a tribute to her only child, "Peanut, I love you so much. You have given me ten years of joy, inspiration, laughter and absolute love. You bring meaning to my life every day. You are such a sweet, loving and sunny person that shines light on everyone around you. You are loved. I wish for you health and happiness and that you continue to do what you love and what makes you happy every day and let your free spirit fly!"
Sandra Bullock's Daughter: Laila
Bullock likes to keep her private life private, but she made an exception when she and her daughter, 8-year-old Laila, appeared on Red Table Talk to surprise a nurse on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
The star, 55, surprised April Buencamino, a nurse manager for the COVID-19 unit at California's Adventist Health (White Memorial) Hospital, where Bullock, her partner Bryan Randall, and her two children, Laila, 8, and Louis, 10, donated thousands of KN95 masks to healthcare workers.
After inviting Laila to thank April, she proudly told the group of her daughter: "She’s our world superhero. She’s the one who’ll save the world in our family, so she’s ready. She’s ready to join you out there April in a few years!"
Erika Girardi's Son: Tommy Zizzo
"People say we look alike," she captioned the shot of the young police officer.
"No, you can’t comment," she added with a laughing emoji, referencing her decision to disable the comments section on the post.
While the reality star, 48, has often spoken about her son from her first marriage, Zizzo has never made an appearance on RHOBH, and likely won't anytime soon.
Tiger Woods' Kids: Sam & Charlie
The golf superstar's kids with ex Elin Nordegren (Sam, 12, and Charlie, 11 - pictured having a "Masters' Champions dinner" with their dad and his girlfriend Erica Herman) are occasionally seen supporting their dad at competitions - or vice versa, as when Woods caddied for Charlie in January.
Gwyneth Paltrow's Kids: Apple and Moses Martin
The Goop founder's 15-year-old daughter Apple gets photo approval before anything is posted to Mom's socials - which may explain why she and her 13-year-old brother Moses (dad is Chris Martin) make such rare appearances.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves' Kids: Livingston and Vida
The actor's kids (Livingston, 8, and Vida, 10; older brother Levi, 12, is not pictured) are seldom seen, but it made sense to enlist them to help make his virtual Bingo game for an Austin, TX. senior center a family affair.
Lauren Conrad's Son: Charlie
The mom of two usually shares photos of her sons' profiles but she shared an adorable close-up of her youngest as a special treat.
"In case anyone needed some baby smiles today," Conrad wrote on Instagram, as many continue to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Jimmy Fallon & Nancy Juvonen's Girls: Frances & Winnie
Before Fallon's daughters became regular fixtures on the episodes of The Tonight Show that the host has been filming while social distancing at home, they rarely appeared on his social media.
"Buckets of fun in the Bahamas! 🇧🇸,” the father of two captioned the Instagram photo.
Tyra Banks' Son: York
The founder of ModelLand loves to brag about her four-year-old son with ex Erik Asla, but showing him on her social media is another. So we couldn't believe how grown-up he looked when she brought him to a Harlem Globetrotters exhibition in L.A. in February!
Nicky Hilton Rothschild's Daughters: Lily-Grace & Teddy
It's not often that we get the chance to see the adorable faces of Hilton Rothschild's two daughters, Lily-Grace, 4, and Teddy, 2, whom she shares with husband James.
The mom of two has rarely shared photos of her family over the years, and typically keeps her daughters out of the public eye.
On Feb. 24, 2020, though, she brought her daughters to an L.O.L. Surprise! event in N.Y.C., where they looked too cute in matching outfits.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' Kids: James and Inez
Lively and Reynolds also keep most photos of their kids to themselves, but it was a family affair when Ryan Reynolds was given his star on the Walk of Fame.
Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds' Children
James and Inez were joined by a baby sister in 2019, but the family has yet to reveal many details, including her name ("all the letters in her name are silent,” Reynolds has joked).
One thing they did share? Their house is total chaos. "It’s like going from two to 3,000. [We] have so many children," Lively has said.
Sofia Coppola's Daughter: Romy
Coppola had a rare (photographed) night out with her daughter Romy at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2020 runway show during New York Fashion Week. Romy looked all grown up in an oversized blue sweater.
Coppola shares daughters Romy, 13, and Cosima, 9, with husband Thomas Mars.
Beck's Son: Cosimo Henri Hansen
Derek Jeter's Daughters: Story & Bella
Jeter had some special cheerleaders on hand to celebrate his election into the baseball Hall of Fame — daughters Story, 11 months, and Bella, 2.
The five-time World Series champion and wife Hannah typically avoid sharing photos of their children on social media, but included them in the celebratory video which shows Jeter learning the happy news over the phone.
Hannah opened up about her private family life in November of last year, telling Editorialist magazine, "[Social media] has never felt natural to me. I know it’s necessary in my industry, and I absolutely have to when it’s part of a contract. But a lot of people post their children and husbands, and for me that will never be the case."
"Both my husband and I have been in a place in our careers where we have to share so much. And we can handle it," she continued. "But when you love something so much, you want to protect it more than anything in the world. And for me, that’s my relationship, that’s my kids."
Anna Kournikova & Enrique Iglesias' Twins: Nicholas & Lucy
In celebration of the new decade, Kournikova shared an adorable video of her 2-year-old twins, Nicholas and Lucy, running on the grass in Miami toward a moving camera, before stopping in front of a mesh fence.
The famous parents don't often post photos or videos of their little ones, but when they do they certainly don't disappoint!
Katie Holmes' Daughter: Suri
It's a Christmas miracle! The Dawson's Creek actress shared a rare selfie of her and ex-husband Tom Cruise's 13-year-old daughter Suri Cruise on Dec. 26. Along with the sweet black-and-white snap, Holmes also shared a video that captured some snowy scenery as the pair appeared to head out on a Christmas getaway.
America Ferrera's Son: Sebastian
"I hope you get kiss attacked today by some bunny you love. 🎄Merry Merry & a Happy Happy to everyone celebrating the holidays!" the Superstore actress wrote on Instagram, protecting Sebastian "Baz" with a bunny face.
For Sebastian's 1st birthday, the trio donned matching mini party hats and covered baby's face with a smiling emoji.
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves' Daughter: Vida
The Serenity actor and his wife rarely put their kids in the spotlight, but Alves shared a sweet snap of daughter Vida, 10, cuddling up to their purrfect pet in front of their Christmas tree ahead of the holidays.
Brian Austin Green's Son: Kassius
One year after Green's ex, Vanessa Marcil, claimed that their son, 17-year-old Kassius, was cut out of Green and wife Megan Fox's life, Green shared a photo of his eldest on Instagram. The two were celebrating a trip to the movies to see the the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Rise of Skywalker.
Ricky Martin's Daughter: Lucia
The singer posted a rare photo of his daughter, who shares a birthday with Martin and turns one on Dec. 24, looking precious in a lion towel.
The photo is only the second Martin has shared of his daughter with husband Jwan Yosef. The couple are also parents son Renn, whose birth they announced on Oct. 29, and Martin's 11-year-old twin sons Matteo and Valentino.
Lily Allen's Daughters: Marnie Rose & Ethel
The singer, who recently married Stranger Things star David Harbour, brought her rarely-seen two daughters to the Frozen 2 premiere in London on Nov. 17, 2019. The girls were dressed as Elsa and Anna from the Disney film and posed on the red carpet with their mom.
Allen shares Marine Rose, 6, and Ethel, 7, with her ex-husband Sam Cooper. The singer and builder-decorator got married in 2011 and split in 2016.
Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green's Kids: Bodhi Ransom, Noah Shannon and Journey River
Fox and Green — who split in May 2020 after almost a decade of marriage — do a good job of keeping their kiddos, Noah, 8, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 4, out of the public eye, but every now and then they share a rare shot of them all together. Here, they celebrate Halloween at Disneyland (complete with adorable costumes)!
Fox joked of the photo, "Halloween at @disneyland is always the most fun but can I get ONE family photo where everyone is looking at the camera and making a semi normal face ??”
Charlize Theron's Daughter: Jackson
Theron is mom to two daughters, Jackson, 7, and August, 3, but we rarely see photos of her children. The Bombshell actress recently shared this photo of Jackson with the punny caption, "We don’t wanna leaves 🍃"
Theron last shared a photo of her daughters in November 2016 in honor of World Adoption Day. Even then, the photo was only of their hands. Theron adopted Jackson in 2012 and August was adopted three years later.
Theron told PEOPLE in May, "Even when I was in relationships, I was always honest with my partners, that adoption was how my family would look one day. This was definitely not a second option for me. It was always my first.”
Jensen Karp & Danielle Fishel Karp's Son: Adler
Fishel's son Adler (pictured here with former Boy Meets World castmate Ben Savage) was born on June 24, 2019, four weeks earlier than expected. The new mom decided that she would not be posting photos of her son's face, explaining her decision in a lengthy Instagram post.
She shared, "Currently, @jensenkarp and I have chosen to keep Adler's face off our social media pages. We are two people who made a conscious choice to be in the public eye and share what would normally be private moments with the public. Adler isn't capable of making that choice for himself and until he is, we've decided to shield him from places where strangers can comment on him."
Fishel expressed that it was a difficult decision for the couple, because, "I wanna show you my baby every day. He's cuter than this 👼 but I worry about a couple things. 1. His safety. There are weirdos out there. Enough said. 2. Putting pictures and facts about him onto the internet that he doesn't have any say in. I'd like for him to be able to curate his own footprint on the internet in the future without being mortified we posted about his his fear of swimming or his first crush."
Diane Kruger & Norman Reedus' Daughter
In a 2019 interview with PEOPLE, Kruger said that she chooses to keep her daughter's name and face private for several reasons.
“Well first and above all, it’s safety,” Kruger said. “We have The Walking Dead empire which has a lot of very intense fandomship that comes with it.”
Elaborating about the challenges that come with admirers of her boyfriend’s zombie series, Kruger added, “We had a couple [of] incidences before her arrival that were not so fun to deal with and so my main concern’s her safety.”
“And secondly, she is an innocent, young, vulnerable baby and I think I just don’t understand why America doesn’t have better laws for children,” she continued.
Still, she has shared a few particularly sweet father-daughter moments, like this one in August 2019.
Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski's Little Girl
Behati Prinsloo & Adam Levine's Kids: Dusty Rose and Gio Grace
When babies attack! Prinsloo posted this rare photo of both Dusty and Gio to Instagram in August 2019, getting real about motherhood in the caption. "Here’s to the sleepless nights, bleeding nipples, crying, laughing, the highest of highs and lowest of lows and everything in between, i won’t change a single thing, being mom to Dusty and Gio keeps me strong, motivated and empowered," the Victoria's Secret model wrote.