In a lot of ways, celebrities are just like us. They fall in love. They settle down. And eventually, they have children.
Unlike typical children, however, celebrity offspring tend to possess a certain degree of fame. That's because oftentimes, their existence is publicized. In fact, even their birth is announced to the world. Some even go on to have magazine covers and features. Others also appear on the red carpet, alongside their famous parents.
On the other hand, there are also celebrities who choose to keep their children away from the spotlight. They go on to live normal lives. And more importantly, they go on to remain under the radar of the media and the general public.
Just check out these celebrity children that you probably didn’t know existed.
20 Lily Mo Sheen (Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen)
Lily Mo Sheen is the daughter of actress Kate Beckinsale and actor Michael Sheen. Over the years, Lily has starred with her famous mother in a number of movies. In fact, she once portrayed the role of young Selene in “Underworld: Evolution.” In addition, she has also starred in “Click” and “Everybody’s Fine.” Most recently, Lily called her mom a “lunatic” after Beckinsale had asked if she was doing cocaine out of the blue.
19 Kal-El Coppola Cage (Nicolas Cage)
Kal-El Coppola Cage is a 13-year-old boy who happens to be the son of actor Nicolas Cage and actress Alice Kim. According to a report from Yahoo Movies UK, Cage had named his half-Korean son after a DC character. Oddly enough, Kal-El has served as the voice of Young Bruce Wayne for “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.”
18 Alexa Ray Joel (Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel)
Alexa Ray Joel is the daughter of supermodel Christie Brinkley and singer-songwriter, Billy Joel. While Alexa was growing up, you probably didn’t hear much about her. However, now that she’s coming into her own, Alexa has proven that she is also a pretty talented musician. In fact, earlier this year, Alexa joined her dad on stage for a Valentine’s Day concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
17 Isan Elba (Idris Elba)
Isan Elba is the daughter of actor Idris Elba who recently served as the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador. In the past, Isan reportedly wanted to become an actress. However, inspired by her father’s directorial work, she’s decided to pursue work behind the scenes instead. She told Glamour, “I really got to see all of the behind-the-scenes, like what the sound department does, the lighting department, the best boy, etc. I didn't even know what a best boy was before. And then getting to hang out with the producers, that was really cool. So I'm definitely thinking about being a filmmaker.”
16 Lily Costner (Kevin Costner)
Lily Costner is the daughter of Kevin and Cindy Costner. Over the years, Lily has appeared in a number of films. According to records from IMDb, these include “The Baby-Sitters Club,” “The Postman” and “Black or White.” Moreover, in 2004, she also served as Miss Golden Globe a the 61st Annual Gold Globe Awards. According to Lily’s Instagram page, she is currently an independent travel consultant who is based in Austin, Texas.
15 Sasha Spielberg (Steven Spielberg)
Sasha Spielberg is the daughter of famed director Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw. Over the years, Sasha has appeared in a number of films, including “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” “Munich,” “The Terminal,” “The Post,” “The Company Men” and many others. Aside from this, Sasha has also been pursuing a music career.
14 Indio Downey (Robert Downey Jr.)
Indio Downey is the son of Marvel star Robert Downey Jr. and his ex-wife, actress Deborah Falconer. Much like his father, it seems Indio struggled with drugs in the past. But today, Indio has managed to stay clean, thanks to his devoted dad. During a recent interview, Falconer told RadarOnline.com, “Robert has stood by our son all the way through the ‘highs and lows’ and he’s in a great place just now. I’m so happy.”
13 Mingus Lucien Reedus (Norman Reedus and Helena Christensen)
Teenager Mingus Lucien Reedus is the son of actor Norman Reedus and former beauty queen and Victoria’s Secret model Helena Christensen. Mingus’ parents had split back in 2003 and Reedus has since been in a relationship with actress Diane Kruger. Nonetheless, Reedus and Christensen were all smiles when they both attended Mingus’ high school graduation in 2018.
12 Daniel Julez Smith (Solange Knowles)
Daniel Julez Smith is the 14-year-old son of Solange Knowles and Daniel Smith. Although young Daniel usually likes to keep things private, he did agree to a radio interview recently where he spilled some family secrets. For starters, he refers to famous aunt Beyoncé as “Auntie B/B.B.” Also, Beyoncé supposedly has an unreleased song with Gucci Mane.
11 Elijah Hubbell and Owen Hubbell (Heather Morris)
Elijah and Owen Hubbell are the two young sons of “Glee” alum Heather Morris and husband Taylor Hubbell. The couple had welcomed their first son, Elijah, back in September 2013. Meanwhile, Owen was born via c-section in February 2016. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Morris and her young brood had recently moved to a home in Woodland Hills.
10 John Mungo Grant and Felix Chang Hong Grant (Hugh Grant)
Perhaps, unbeknownst to many, British actor Hugh Grant happens to be a father to two young boys. In fact, he shares Felix Chang Hong Grant with ex-partner Tinglan Hong. Meanwhile, Grant is also dad to Hugh John Mungo Grant who he shares with wife Anna Eberstein. Aside from this, the actor has a daughter named Tabitha whom he also shares with Hong.
9 Phoenix Emmanuel Sursok-McEwen (Sean McEwen)
Phoenix Emmanuel Sursok-McEwen is the young daughter of actress Tammin Sursok and professional Canadian footballer Sean McEwen. Phoenix was born in 2013. Following her birth, Sursok took to Instagram saying, “Everyone is happy and healthy. A gift from God today. Pure love.” Earlier this year, Phoenix also became a big sis when her parents welcomed their second daughter.
8 Destiny, Lamar Jr., and Jayden Odom (Lamar Odom)
Destiny, Lamar Jr., and Jayden Odom are the children of professional basketball player Lamar Odom and his high school sweetheart, Liza Morales. Unfortunately, Odom had lost son Jayden when he was just six months old. During a 2017 interview with NZ Herald, Lamar recalled the tragic moment when his son died of sudden infant death syndrome. He said, ““Early in the morning, I got a call from his mother. She was panicking. I was like, 'Yo, calm down. What's wrong? And she said, 'Jayden ... he won't wake up... The ambulance is here. They're taking him now.'”
7 William Luca Costa-Marsden (James Marsden)
William Luca Costa-Marsden is the cute little boy of actor James Marsden and his ex-girlfriend, Brazilian model Rose Costa. Today, young William seems to be living happily with his mother. And based on Costa’s Instagram page, William is an active boy who loves going to the beach and traveling with his mother.
6 Lourdes Leon (Madonna)
Lourdes Leon is the gorgeous daughter of music legend Madonna and Cuban actor Carlos Leon. According to reports, Lourdes is a very private girl, despite working successfully as a singer and fashion model. In fact, earlier this year, W Magazine reported that Lourdes secured a spot in the Miu Miu’s Spring 2019 ad campaign. And despite her fame, Lourdes doesn’t have a public Instagram page.
5 Deacon Phillippe (Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe)
Deacon Philippe is the son of Reese Witherspoon and ex-husband Ryan Philippe. Very recently, it was revealed that Witherspoon had to enlist Deacon’s help so that she could learn about Tik Tok. And based on her Instagram video, it appears that Deacon was successful in teaching his mom. After all, the account @officialreesetiktok is now out there.
4 Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara (Sofia Vergara)
Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara is the handsome son of “Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-husband Jose Luis Gonzalez. According to Oprah Magazine, Vergara had Manolo when she was only 19 years old and raised him as a single parent. Speaking about this point in time in her life, Vergara told People, “I was very young when I divorced his father, so I raised him trying to set the best example and give him the best I could.”
3 Marina Pearl LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc)
Marina Pearl LeBlanc is the young daughter of “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc and his ex-wife, British-born model Melissa McKnight. As a baby, Marina suffered from cortical dysplasia, a condition which affects one’s bones, brain, and even motor skills. Fortunately, Marina has outgrown her condition. During a 2016 interview with The Telegraph, LeBlanc described his relationship with his daughter saying, “Spending time with her is the best thing I’ve ever done. We have a great bond and it’s the best thing in my life.”
2 Isabella and Connor Cruise (Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise)
If you think about it, Isabella and Connor Cruise have two of the most famous parents in the world: Nicole Kidman and her ex-husband, Tom Cruise. Kidman and Cruise’s adopted children have largely remained out of the spotlight over the years. Today, Isabella is an adult who is serving as an auditor in the Church of Scientology. Meanwhile, People reports that Connor has recently been into deep-sea fishing.
1 Hania, Riley and Vincent Sinclair (Vin Diesel)
Hania, Riley and Vincent Sinclair are the adorable children of ‘Fast & Furious’ star Vin Diesel and his longtime partner, model Paloma Jiménez. Diesel’s real name happens to be Mark Sinclair, which explains the children’s last names. Most of the time, Hania, Riley, and Vincent are kept out of the spotlight. However, Diesel does take them along to some red carpet events.
Reference: Los Angeles Times, NZ Herald, Yahoo Movies UK, W Magazine, The Oprah Magazine, People, The Telegraph