It’s the dream of almost every woman that she might one day be swept off her feet by a celebrity. It seems like the men of Hollywood have impossibly high standards and prefer to start a family with famous women. Yet, there are those fairytale stories where a leading man ends up having children with a non-famous person. That was exactly what happened to the ladies featured in this list. Most of these women were at the right place at the right time to find romance with a celebrity.
Love can strike at any moment to anyone, and these girls prove that ordinary women can end up with the right man, famous or not. From a yoga instructor to a flight attendant, these everyday ladies hit the jackpot. Although they met while working out at the gym or at the party of a mutual friend, these couples ended up starting a family together.
Many of these marriages are some of the longest lasting relationships in Hollywood, so there might be something to be said for a celebrity marrying someone who is not in the industry.
Other times, a non-famous woman may get pregnant from a fling with a famous man. Though they may not end up with the storybook wedding, they hopefully get the financial support they need to raise the child. Please enjoy this list of ordinary women who had a baby when celebrity men.
18 The Housekeeper Gave Birth To Arnold Schwarzenegger's Love Child
Mildred Patricia Baena, who goes by Patty, worked as a housekeeper in the Schwarzenegger household in the 1990’s. It wasn’t until 2011 that she became embroiled in a cheating scandal that ended Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 25-year marriage to his wife, Maria Shriver.
It was uncovered that in 1997, Patty had gotten pregnant and given birth to a son, Joseph.
To add insult to injury, Maria had been pregnant with his fourth child when the affair happened. The two divorced, and they share custody of their four children. Joseph is the spitting image of his famous dad. According to DailyMail, Arnold purchased he and Patty a four-bedroom home with a swimming pool in Bakersfield, California. He also gifted the teenager a $30,000 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for Christmas in 2014.
17 A Hooters Waitress Gave Birth To Jude Law's Baby
The year was 2008 and Samantha Burke was a waitress at Hooters in New Jersey. She had a fling with the actor Jude Law, who was in New York while shooting the film, Sherlock Holmes. The two spent a fun weekend together and Samantha expected them both to move on after their encounter. Things were complicated when she realized that she had gotten pregnant that weekend.
Samantha contacted lawyers to conduct a DNA test on her daughter, Sophia. The results showed that Jude was indeed the father. HollywoodLife reported that the duo reached a settlement, which reportedly includes Jude paying $6,000 a month in child support as well as schooling and medical fees until Sophia turns 18. Jude doesn’t have much contact with his love child and Samantha claims that he only sees her once a year.
16 A Flight Attendant Has Two Kids With Kelsey Grammar
Kelsey Grammar caused quite a stir when he left his wife, Camille Grammar, for a flight attendant. The couple had been married for ten years and had two children together when the marriage came to an end. The DailyMail reported that Kelsey spoke out on Jimmy Kimmel Live about the night that he met Kayte Walsh when she served him during a flight.
He told the chat show host: "We actually met in the air on a plane to England. It was very romantic, she was working on the plane”, Kelsey continued.
"We went out for coffee several days later and had this magical night in the snow in London around Christmas time."
The duo later married and have two children together. Grammer has been married four times and has four children with three different women.
15 Chris O'Donnell Has Five Children With A School Teacher
Actor, Chris O'Donnell, met his wife Caroline because his college room-mate was her brother. She was an elementary school teacher at the time that they met and fell in love. They married when Chris was just 26-years-old. The couple has been married for 21 years and has five children together. That’s an eternity by Hollywood standards.
According to People, Chris talked about his amazing wife while attending the NCIS: Los Angeles PaleyFest Fall TV Preview at the Paley Center for Media.“Caroline is a great mom,” he said. “She has great common sense. She is thoughtful, reserved and she takes a breath before she speaks.” When asked if he had any marriage advice, the actor had plenty to say. “Marry the right person,” O’Donnell said. “I was very lucky. We work at it all the time and have good communication.”
14 Billie Joe Armstrong Has Two Children With A Greenday Fan
Billie Joe picked his wife out of the crowd during a 1990 Greenday concert in Minnesota. Adrienne Armstrong first met the Green Day frontman as a fan. They were both seeing other people at the time but decided to stay in contact.
Whenever the band played near her Mankato hometown, Billie Joe made it a point to visit her.
The couple had a long distance relationship, but it wasn’t until Billie Joe invited her to relocate to California that things got serious between them. He proposed soon after and they were married in July of 1994.
They have two sons together, and Adrienne even stood by him as he battled with substance dependency. He spoke with Rolling Stone about the role his wife played in his recovery. “Adrienne is a strong woman. She knew the deal. I'm sure it was rough for her to see me going through this,” Billie shared.
13 Toby Maguire Got With His Boss' Daughter
Actor Tobey Maguire met Jennifer Meyer because she was the daughter of Universal Studios President, Ronald Meyer. They started dating in 2003 and were married in front of friends during a 2007 ceremony in Hawaii. They have two children together, Ruby and Otis. Jennifer is a jewelry designer and hangs out with many of Hollywood’s leading ladies, like Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston.
Unfortunately, Tobey and Jennifer called it quits and divorced after nine years of marriage. An insider close to the family spoke with Entertainment Tonight about how the exes were handling co-parenting. "They’re both great parents and their main focus right now is on Ruby and Otis," the source dished. "Tobey and Jen love those kids so much and will make sure their lives don’t change overnight."
12 Vince Vaughn Had Babies With A Real Estate Agent
Vince Vaughn met his wife, Kyla Weber when they both attended the wedding of a mutual friend. At the time that started dating, she was a real estate agent in with Royal LePage Reality in Calgary, Canada. The couple was together for two years before they tied the knot in Chicago in a small ceremony before close friends in 2008.
They now have two children together and the marriage seems to be going strong.
Us Weekly reported that Vince gushed about his wife while he was a guest on The Ellen Show in 2011. "I met the best girl in the world," Vince said. "It gives you such a great purpose in your life. If I wouldn't have met her, I would've done it a long time ago, so I'm very, very happy."
11 Jerry Seinfeld Has Three Kids With A Girl He Met At The Gym
Jerry Seinfeld met his wife, Jessica Sklar while working out at the Reebok Sports Club in New York City in 1999. He was instantly attracted to the public relations executive for Tommy Hilfiger, but there was just one problem. Jessica was already married and had just returned from her honeymoon. That didn’t stop the lovebirds, and she gladly left her first husband for Jerry. The two were married on December 25 later that year.
They now have three children together. Their relationship was quite scandalous from the start, but they’ve proven all the haters wrong. They’ve been happily married for 19 years. Jessica made a name for herself when she published her cookbook, Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food.
10 Jeff Bridges Started A Family With A Waitress
The sweetest Hollywood love story is how Jeff Bridges met Susan Geston. The actor was in Montana filming the movie Rancho Deluxe in 1975. While on the set at a hotel, Jeff saw a woman who worked as a waitress and was taken by her beauty.
He built up the nerve to ask her out, but she turned him down.
Luckily, they ran into each other at a local bar a few days later and the rest is history. The couple was married in 1977 and have three daughters and one grandchild.
In a video made for Oprah’s Master Class, Jeff talked about his marriage. “What you don't know until you get married is that you think all the other doors close, which is true, but this doorway you open [with marriage] is a hallway lined with all these other brilliant doors—kids, deeper intimacy, adventures, and everything else," Jeff said.
9 A Yoga Instructor Has Three Kids With Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin met Hilaria in 2011 at a restaurant in New York City. The yoga instructor was only 27-years old and Alec was 53. Yet, the age difference didn’t bother them and the couple was married in 2012. They now have three children together and another one on the way. It seems like these two have no plans on stopping, either. Alec was clear from the start that he wanted to have a lot of children.
“It was funny because when we first met, he wanted to make sure I wanted to have kids,” Hilaria told Us Weekly. “I had just turned 27. We went six weeks where he would only shake my hand. He wouldn’t even kiss me! And he would say, ‘Do you want to have kids? I’m at the age where I need to be serious with who I meet and I need to put all my cards on the table and tell you what I want.’”
8 Jon Bon Jovi Had Four Kids With His High School Sweetheart
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi met Dorothea Hurley Bongiovi at Sayreville War Memorial High School in their New Jersey hometown. The high school sweethearts eloped in 1989 when Bon Jovi was at the height of his success.
They were married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas and never looked back.
The duo now has four children together and live a quiet family life in New Jersey. When he’s not on tour, that is.
Jon spoke with People about how their marriage has remained strong for almost 29 years. “She’s the glue,” he shared. “I’m the crazy visionary with all kinds of things flying, and the seams are all splitting. She’s the one following me with the glue and the thread and needle, keeping it all together.”
7 John Stewart Had Two Children With A Woman He Met On A Blind Date
John Stewart and his wife, Tracey Lynn Stewart, seem like a very down-to-earth couple. The two met in the most normal way, ever. They were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. Their attraction couldn’t be denied, and the duo dated for four years before they were married in 2000. They now have two sweet kiddos together and have been married for 17 years.
John was the host of The Daily Show but retired to spend more time with his family. He even turned down a multi-million dollar television deal for his wife. A family insider dished to RadarOnline about the details. “Jon has one of the most successful marriages of any of the big hosts of the last 20 years, but only because he is willing, at times, to turn his back on money and give Tracey the support she needs,” the insider said.
6 Jimmy Fallon Has Two Kids With A Film Producer
Comedian Jimmy Fallon met his wife, Nancy Juvonen, in 2005. The couple met on the set of the film Fever Pitch when Nancy was a producer.
They actually didn’t start dating until May 2007 and were married in a whirlwind romance in December of that year.
The duo now has two adorable children together, and Jimmy often posts sweet family photos on social media.
Jimmy talked about life with kids when he was on Today to promote his children’s book, Everything Is MAMA. “Me and my wife, we always had a good time together, but we always really wanted a kid,” he said. “We had a hard time trying to have kids. We tried for a long time, probably five years. Now we’re lucky enough to have two beautiful girls, a 4-year-old and a 2 ½-year-old, and every single day is something new, something fun.”
5 Paul Rudd's Publicist Gave Birth To His Two Children
Paul Rudd has married to his wife for two decades. According to EntityMag, Julie Yaeger was a publicist when Paul arrived late to her office and had to rush to an audition. She offered to take his luggage to a friend’s house and he later asked her to lunch. They dated for five years and were married in 2003. They now have two children together.
The duo has one of the most successful marriages in Hollywood and Paul predicts they won’t be making headline any time soon.
“I don’t think I’m going to sell a lot of tabloids,” he told Elle during an interview. “My wife (Julie Yaeger) and I have been together for 16 years. My parents have been married my whole life until my father passed away a few years ago.”
4 Prince William Started His Royal Family With A Girl He Met In College
Prince William met commoner, Kate Middleton when they were both attending St. Andrews University in Scotland. They both socialized in the residence hall and even sat together in the dining hall, where they chatted and discovered that they had a lot in common.
Both of them dated other people throughout William’s first year of college.
Yet, according to Vanity Fair, Kate really caught his eye at the Don’t Walk charity fashion show, March 27, 2002. Kate was a model in the show and pranced down the catwalk wearing a sheer dress and sassy black undergarments. William took notice and kissed her at a party later that night. The rest is the stuff dreams are made of. Kate became a princess when they were married in 2011. The couple has two children together so far with another one on the way.
3 Patrick Dempsey Has Three Kids With His Hairdresser
Patrick Dempsey’s wife, Jillian Fink, was a hairdresser at the upscale salon Delux in Los Angeles. Patrick went in for a haircut one day in 1994 and the two flirted while she cut his hair. According to People, they were both dating other people at the time. It took 3 years of haircutting appointments before the couple started dating. The two finally married and now have three children together.
They went through a rough patch and separated in 2016. The duo decided to give their love another try and Patrick spoke to People about what brought them back together. “You can only do one thing at a time and do it well,” he says. “I [learned] to prioritize. Our union has to be the priority. I wasn’t prepared to give up on her and she wasn’t either. We both wanted to fight for it.”
2 Matt Damon Has Children With A Bartender
Matt Damon has one of those love stories that give us ordinary girls a bit of hope. He met Luciana Barroso when she was working as a bartender. He was in town to film the 2003 film, Stuck On You, which was supposed to be shot in Hawaii but filming was moved to Miami. Matt had never been to Miami and hit the town with a friend to soak up some local culture. They began dating, married in 2005, and are raising 4 children.
PopSugar reported about a conversation he had on The Ellen Show in 2011 about the night that he met his wife.
"I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally," he continued.
"Eight years and four kids later, that's my life. I don't know how else our paths would've crossed if that didn't happen. If all those things didn't happen."
1 George Clooney Had Twins With An International Lawyer He Met At A Party
George Clooney was a self-proclaimed eternal bachelor but all of that changed when he met his wife, Amal. The couple met at a party of a mutual friend while the human rights lawyer was passing through Lake Como on her way to Cannes, France. The two struck up e-mail correspondence and quickly decided to become more than friends. They were married in 2014 and had twins soon after.
George spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about becoming a dad. “It had never been part of my DNA,” George said. “We didn’t plan on it. We never talked about it until after we were married, which is funny. There was an assumption that we didn’t want them. And then, after the wedding, we just felt we’d gotten very lucky, both of us, and we should share whatever good luck we’ve got.”
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