A-list celebrities are used to having all the attention on themselves when they go out. They definitely don’t want their light to shine a little less brightly because someone else came in the room. That is, unless it’s their own kids.
Parents can’t help but be proud of their kids, especially if the tots find success in the same line of work. Some of these celeb kids are following in the footsteps of their parents.
We have watched a ton of celebrities over the years have children and sometimes we even get to see those kids grow up. It’s always hilarious to see when the child can steal some of their parents' spotlight, if only for a little while. We’re sure the famous moms and dads don’t mind sharing some of it with their kids, though.
These celebrity kids know how to get that spotlight shining on them for a little while. They can steal the limelight even from their A-list parents. Whether they are still kids or all grown up, we've found proof that some celebrity kids are getting a little piece of the pie for themselves. Check out these 20 pics of celebs kids upstaging their A-list parents.
20 Ryan Reynolds' Daughter Shines
In 2016, Ryan Reynolds got a star on the Walk of Fame and he brought his family to the event. Blake Lively couldn’t be prouder of her man and they even brought their children in for pictures.
At the time, his daughter James was two and she clearly knew how to put on a show. In doing so, she stole her dad's thunder.
Blake Lively posted on social media, “Proud is a pitiful word to describe how I felt today. @vancityreynolds. The permanence of your impact is undeniable ...Always has been, but now we have a fancy star to show for it.”
19 Will Smith’s Son Is Making Waves
There is no doubt that Jaden Smith marches to the beat of his own drum. But he also shares a lot of similarities with his dad. The two both enjoyed a career in rap, and most recently, the two partnered together to create a water company that’s changing the way we think about drinking water. For someone of Jaden’s age, he’s making waves that even his father hadn't yet achieved in his prime. But is that just because Jaden has more opportunities than Will did at his age? After all, having a famous dad did help Jaden make his way into the spotlight, although he's clearly holding his own now.
18 Jeff Goldblum Got Some Help
Jeff Goldblum is an amazing actor and definitely deserving of his own star. When it came time for him to get a star on the Walk of Fame, he brought his wife and two sons with him.
His boys were adorable in matching ensembles, and he got some help from one of his sons pointing out the star for pictures.
And not only is Jeff a hands-on dad, but he’s also a guy that has always loved fashion. That might explain his boys' mini fashion sense. “I find it amazing where a good leather jacket and a pair of white jeans can take you,” Jeff has said.
17 Alexander Skarsgård Is Slaying It
You may not be aware that Alexander Skarsgård has a famous father, actor Stellan Skarsgård. He followed his father into the world of acting and we have to admit he’s doing quite well for himself. Is he upstaging his father, though? Well, considering he has a successful career we would have to say so. “He was a great dad when I was growing up, but it was tough because I didn’t get to see him much," Alexander has said. "He worked 16-hour days, six-to-seven days a week. I would go to the theater and hang out backstage to see dad, basically."
16 Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter Steals The Show
This is another case of an adorable child stealing the spotlight. You would think that a guy that is as big as the Rock would be able to keep all eyes on him, but we can’t help but look at his insanely cute daughter as she checks out the star for herself.
He’s definitely the kind of father who likes to be hands-on and you can see that in his IG posts.
“Great to recharge the batteries this weekend, back home with all my girls and teaching this lil’ tornado how to swim,” the doting dad wrote alongside a photo of himself and his daughter in the pool.
15 Chris Pratt Being Upstaged By His Sweet Son
This picture just gives us all kinds of feels because it makes us miss the days when Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were #realtionshipgoals. They seemed like the perfect couple... But we digress. The couple brought their son Jack to the ceremony for the unveiling of Chris’s star on the Walk of Fame. And while the tot is adorably photogenic on his own, we have to say, his outfit alone stole the show. You can see in the photo that Jack has a personality just as big as his famous parents, and he's no stranger to making mom and dad laugh.
14 Allison Williams Got Out Of Her Father’s Shadow
Did you know that Allison Williams has a famous father, news anchor Brian Williams? She branched out into a different industry, but she’s created a successful career for herself as an actress in the Tv series Girls and the movie Get Out.
Allison stated that it wasn’t easy getting out of her dad's shadow.
"It took years, and a lot of diligence on my part [to get out of his shadow]. But I’ve formed my own thing, and now I get people who are surprised to find out he’s my dad," Allison has said. "I dreamed that would happen, and it has: I’m no longer introduced to people as Brian Williams' daughter."
13 Angelina Jolie Out-Performed Her Father
Jon Voight is an A-list actor that has made a huge career for himself over the years, but his daughter Angelina Jolie went well beyond his career and definitely outshined him. On the topic Jolie declared, "I didn't feel that close to my father. I felt more of my mother's daughter when I was a child. So that was one part of it. The second part of it was I did want to have my own identity and didn't want to walk into a room as Jon's daughter. I wanted to see if I could get the job on my own, and not be hired for a name."
12 Reese Was Upstaged By Her "Twin"
There’s no doubt who the mother of Ava Phillippe is and that’s Reese Witherspoon. When Reese got her star on the Walk of Fame, she brought her two children to the ceremony.
Ava stole the show because everyone couldn’t believe just how much she looked like her famous mom.
And their compatibility doesn't end at their looks. “We can talk for hours,” the actress said of Ava Phillippe on the Love, Reese blog. “There is nothing like the love I have for my daughter,” Witherspoon said. “We share every emotion with each other, our hopes, and dreams.”
11 Matthew McConaughey’s Kids Are Dapper
The best part of Matthew McCaughey accepting his star on the Walk of Fame was the fact that both of his boys were dressed in little suits just like their father. Not to mention his daughter's clear opinion on the entire event. It was definitely the cutest thing ever. We have to wonder if his children are going to grow up and follow their father into the industry. He definitely has worked hard to keep them out of the spotlight. In fact, sometimes we totally forget that he has kids, until they show up on the red carpet and steal the attention away from dad.
10 Colin Hanks Paved His Own Road
A lot of people don’t even know that Colin Hanks is the son of Tom Hanks. Now talk about walking underneath a huge shadow like the one that Tom Hanks can cast.
Colin went out there and made his own career in Hollywood, though, and it's unlikely you've even heard of him as an afterthought to his dad.
Don’t think he’s getting any advice from his dad, however, because apparently they don’t talk about their work. "I don’t have the time to write that email, and he doesn’t have the time to respond," Colin has said. "When we see each other, we like to talk about other things."
9 Dakota Johnson Couldn’t Handle It
Dakota Johnson was another actress in Hollywood who was trying to make a career outside that of her famous parents. She grew up watching her parents, Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, making movies, and these two were hot commodities at one point. But Dakota also has an interesting take on growing up with famous parents. She stated that she grew up watching her parents acting out relationships with other people on screen. She said of her parents' acting, "I lost my mind! I couldn't deal with that at all." Of course, that's a lot for a kid to take in, but it didn't turn Dakota off the profession entirely.
8 Mariah Carey Was Upstaged By Son
It’s not exactly easy to upstage a woman like Mariah Carey, but her son managed to do it when she was accepting her star on the Walk of Fame.
When Mariah was accepting the honor in 2015, her son Moroccan thought nothing of lounging and taking a break right on her star.
Still, Mariah was absolutely glowing. If you have ever wondered how she keeps her skin flawless, she heads for a jug of milk. “No, I bathe in milk.” Really? “Yes, sometimes I use milk as a beauty treatment. I don’t want to give away all my secrets.”
7 Amy Adams Shares A Giggle
Amy Adams is adorable all on her own, but when she brings her mini-me with her, then it’s easy to see how the spotlight could leave her. When Adams got her star on the Walk of Fame, she brought her daughter Aviana Olea Le Gallo. The two shared a laugh together on the star, which was the cutest thing ever. It’s easy to see that the girl is going to grow up to be as beautiful as her mother. We just wonder whether she'll continue to steal the spotlight as she gets older and perhaps enters the world of acting.
6 Emma Roberts Is Outshining Her Dad
Sure, Eric Roberts was the trailblazer in the family as far as breaking ground in Hollywood, but Emma Roberts is doing a fine job of surpassing her father’s success.
Of course, her aunt is famous as well, proving that there is just something about that Roberts blood.
Still, Emma has her own goals and philosophy about her career. "I think it's important to choose...to make decisions for yourself," Emma has said. "And that's part of growing up in any career you have. I think you need to know what you like and what you don't and how you want to build a career."
5 Jason Bateman Loves His Maple Pose
How cute does Jason Bateman’s daughter Maple look with him at the Walk of Fame ceremony? She’s posed to perfection and she looks as if she is the one accepting the star. And his girl is anything but immature, despite her age, Jason notes. "She's asking me if the Easter Bunny is real and I'm starting to panic and I said, 'I'm pretty sure that's real, honey. What do you mean?' She goes, 'I don't think it's real and I don't want you to lie to me right now cause there's a few kids in my class that say that it's not real and I don’t want to be an idiot,'" he recalled.
4 Suri Cruise Out-Dresses Mom
When it comes to fashion, Katie Holmes has a certain taste and it’s not always favored. There have been many times we have seen her looking toned-down when she could really shine.
Suri doesn’t seem to have that issue and she has often out-dressed her own mom.
And mom Katie doesn't mind being in the background, explaining, "My child is the most important person to me, and her upbringing is paramount to my work right now. It's very important that I'm present and she has a stable, innocent childhood. I feel so blessed to do what I do, but there's nothing in the world better than watching your child succeed."
3 Jennifer Aniston Surpassed Her Father
Jennifer Aniston was another actress that grew up with a father who was an actor in the industry. She followed in his footsteps and created a career that dad John Aniston could certainly be proud of. Although, did you even know her dad was famous, too?
"I went to the Rudolf Steiner School in New York, and you’re not allowed to watch TV," she's said. "But I saw my dad on That Girl when I was home sick one day. I wanted to tell my mom, but I had to keep it to myself." An early inspiration for her career, perhaps?
2 Kaia Gerber Upstages Supermodel Mom
Now that Kaia Gerber is all grown up and looks exactly like her supermodel mom, Cindy Crawford, she is also hitting the runways. We can’t wait to see how far in the industry this beauty will go.
If her mom's success is any indication, Kaia likely has a lifetime to enjoy the spotlight.
But upstaging her mom wasn’t her goal as a kid, Kaia remembers. "I think it was only on my eighth birthday, at Disneyland, that I started to understand what was going on," she said. "I wanted to take pictures with the princesses, and everyone wanted to take pictures with [my mom]!"
1 Kate Hudson Made Her Own Way
Kate Hudson had no problem making a career for herself in Hollywood despite the fact that she was the daughter of A-list actors Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell (she considers him her dad.) She has become an A-list star herself and she didn’t do it for her parents. "There’s a misconception that if you come from famous parents, you’re seeking fame for the sake of fame," she said. "I see it as the opposite: Growing up with parents who were in the spotlight — it was almost like, wow, if I didn’t love to create characters, I would run as far away from fame as I could get. But I love performing."
Sources: Cosmopolitan, Hello Magazine, Daily Mail, People, The Guardian