Every grown-up knows how difficult it can be to have a relationship with another person, and this is true to most ‘normal’ people who are out of the spotlight... but can normal folks imagine what life would be like if they were a celebrity? Paparazzi would always be around trying to take a photograph of their personal life, even if they were grocery shopping or eating ice cream!
This is why many celebrity couples don’t last that long as they feel the pressure of being in a relationship that is constantly under the radar. Most celebrities, though, try to ensure that their children are always taken care of, and they usually ask for their faces not to show up in magazines in order to respect their privacy.
But what happens when Hollywood’s famous dads go out and about with their children and their new partners? Fans usually go wild for this information as they feel like they need to know everything about the new relationship, especially how they are co-parenting and coping with all the changes in their lives.
This list is here to show us how it is possible to have a new romantic partner while doing a good job at co-parenting...it is 2019 after all where everything seems and is possible!
20 Scott Disick and Sofia Richie
Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian began dating in 2006 and ended their relationship in 2015, after having three children together: Mason, Penelope, and Reign. Everybody knew who this couple was and their fans were always rooting for them, especially during turbulent times.
So, the whole world was shocked when news emerged of Scott dating Sofia Richie because of the age gap between Richie and Disick (which happens to be almost 15 years!). Rumour has it, Kourtney allowed Sofia to be around the kids from the beginning of the relationship, and they are all co-parenting the children, nowadays. As US Magazine reports, the trio went on holiday together. Good for them!
19 Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger
Chris Pratt was married to Anna Faris from 2009 to 2018. In 2012 the couple had their one and only child, a son they named Jack. After a lot of rumors about difficulties in their marriage, the two of them decided to call it quits in 2017. It was a shock to everybody in the industry, especially as they were considered as one of the most “’down-to-earth” couples in Hollywood.
Less than a year after their official break-up, Chris met Katherine Schwarzenegger through her mom, Maria Shriver. Things are going really fast between the two of them, as they have been seen on an ice-cream date, alongside Chris’ son Jack. They even went on a double date with Anna and her new partner, Michael Barrett, as Elle has reported. Talk about good co-parenting!
18 Robin Thicke and April Love
When Robin Thicke was 14, he met his future wife Paula Patton at an under-21 hip-hop club, in Los Angeles. Everything was going really well for them, in fact, they were married in 2005, had a son, named Julian Fuego Thicke in 2010, and life was apparently perfect. In reality, however, things were very different and even chaotic for the American singer. Eventually, Thicke and Patton decided to separate in 2014 after 21 years together, due to Thicke’s reported unfaithfulness.
Fast forward a couple of years, and Robin has made a new life for himself, alongside his now-fiancee April Love Geary, as E Online tells us. Geary gave birth to their first daughter in February 2018, and in August 2018, Geary announced that they were expecting a second child, who is to be born in March 2019. They are constantly sharing photos of the couple with Thicke’s son, Julian.
17 Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander
Peter Facinelli met his now ex-wife Jennie Garth on the set of “An Unfinished Affair” back in 1995. Their fairytale romance blossomed, and the couple ended up marrying in a traditional religious wedding in 2001. After having three daughters, they decided to call it quits and filed for divorce in 2013.
It was only a matter of months until Facinelli was reunited with a previous co-star, Jaimie Alexander, and the two began dating. They got engaged in 2015. Things were working out really well for them, Jaimie was always present in Peter’s life, sharing special moments with his daughters.
However, less than a year after saying “yes,” Jaime and Peter called off their engagement, as Hollywood Life reports.
16 Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper
Back in 2008, Wentz and singer Ashlee Simpson confirmed their engagement to the tabloids. It took them less than 6 months to organize everything and get married. Two weeks’ later, the newlyweds confirmed her pregnancy. Simpson gave birth to the couple’s only son Bronx in November 2008, and even though their relationship was strong, the couple filed for divorce in 2011.
A couple of years later, Wentz decided to try his luck in love again and he announced that he and his girlfriend were expecting their first child together, a son. Then, May 2018, it was confirmed that his girlfriend Meagan Camper gave birth to a daughter, making Wentz a father of two boys and a girl, as the Daily Mail reports.
15 Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez
In 2002, Alex Rodriguez married his longtime partner Cynthia Scurtis. The couple then welcomed their first child in 2004. Four years later, in 2008, the pair welcomed their second child. But things weren’t good between the two them and Cynthia filed for divorce three months after giving birth.
Rodriguez began dating Jennifer Lopez in February 2017, and ever since they became a public couple they have also become family goals to most people on earth! From having ice-cream dates with all of their children to having a relaxed day at the swimming pool, this couple knows how to balance their love life with their kids’ lives, as US Hola shows us.
14 Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez
Over the last decade or so, a lot of rumors have been circulating over Cristiano Ronaldo’s personal life. From questioning his preferences to wondering who the mother of his children really is, Ronaldo’s life is definitely over-analyzed by the media and fans alike. So, it is not a surprise that he has received so much attention during his latest relationship with Georgina Rodriguez.
Ronaldo became a first-time dad back in 2010 in the United States. Even though there has been a lot of speculation in regards to the child’s mom, Ronaldo has stated that he will never tell anyone who the mother is. The football star then became a father to twins born in early 2017 via surrogacy. A couple of months after this, Ronaldo announced that his girlfriend Georgina gave birth to his daughter, per Made for Mums.
13 Gavin Rossdale and Sophia Thomalla
Rossdale married Gwen Stefani in 2002, and it was considered one of the most beautiful rock ‘n’ roll weddings ever seen!
Their fairytale involved the birth of three sons, and even though they didn’t always tour together, fans were always on the lookout for a musical collaboration. However, in August 2015, Stefani filed for divorce from Rossdale. According to some news, Gwen couldn’t ignore Gavin’s unfaithfulness anymore.
Rossdale started dating German model Sophia Thomalla in 2017, and they have been spotted together all over the world, alongside his children. However, a recent rumor has it that Thomalla and Rossdale have called it quits, per Us Magazine. Talk about Karma!
12 Kevin Federline and Victoria Prince
Move over Britney!
Kevin Federline has been in a long-term and stable relationship with his now-wife Victoria Prince for the last 10 years! Long gone are the days where the police and the judicial system were involved in one of the most-talked-about marriages (and divorces!) of Hollywood in the last 20 years or so.
11 Seal and Erica Packer
When talking about divorced couples and co-parenting responsibilities, the names of Seal and Heidi Klum always come to mind. The reason behind this is because they have paved the way for other parents to understand how parenting responsibilities and involvement must be done.
According to Height Line, Seal, Erica Packer, and Heidi Klum have even traveled together alongside Klum and Seal’s children as well as Packer’s three children on several occasions. And even though Seal and Erica broke up after almost two years of dating, the ex-couple remains good friends. Talk about parenting in the 21st century!
10 Usher and Grace Miguel
Usher is one of the most down to earth and hands-on Hollywood dads out there. In fact, he became stepfather to his first wife’s three sons from a previous relationship, and the couple then had another two sons together. In 2009, Usher filed from divorce from Foster, his first wife, and he immediately sought for complete custody of his children, which was granted in 2012.
Furthermore, Grace and Usher were always out with Usher’s two sons, and it has been said that they all got along really well...up until recently, according to The Sun. Usher and Grace Miguel have already signed the divorce papers 9 months after they officially separated: after being together for 3 years, surviving countless headlines, and even a $20 million lawsuit.
9 Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Even though Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis didn’t get married, they still had two children together. In 2012 the couple decided to call it quits and to their fans’ surprise, their separation was very amicable. It was even made very quietly, in order to avoid the media as much as possible.
What happened next?
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard worked together, fell in love, and immediately got married in a whirlwind (rebound) romance. Depp and Heard were seen flying all over the world alongside Depp’s children. That is up until 2016. Global News reports that is when Heard filed for divorce and their relationship went from bad to worse, as Heard made allegations that Depp had mistreated her.
8 Ryan Phillippe and Paulina Slagter
In 1997, Hollywood changed forever as that was the year Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon met. They starred together in Cruel Intentions, got engaged shortly after, and less than a year after that, Witherspoon gave birth to the couple’s first child. However, in 2006, one of the most talked about couples in Hollywood decided to end their marriage.
A couple of years later, Phillippe met law student Paulina Slagter and in 2011 they started dating. The couple was inseparable. In fact, they would often go and see Ryan’s son play baseball and football, alongside Reese and her new husband Jim Toth. As Daily Mail reports, after 10 months of engagement, Phillippe and Slagter ended their relationship.
7 Skeet Ulrich and Rose Costa
It was back in 1997 when Ulrich met Georgina Cate. A couple of years later they married and then they welcomed their set of twins. In 2005, news traveled fast about a possible divorce between Ulrich and Cates. Even though the divorce was amicable, Cate still took Ulrich to court claiming he hadn’t paid the arranged child support fees.
As PopSugar reveals, Ulrich then met model Rose Costa in 2015, and they got engaged in 2016. They were seen everywhere alongside his twins and her son from a previous relationship. Unfortunately, this couple officially split in November 2017.
6 Jude Law and Phillipa Coan
Jude Law is one of Hollywood’s leading actors and fans absolutely adore him. But he hasn’t had much luck when it comes to his own personal relationships. He divorced Sadie Frost - the mother of three of his children - after rumors started circulating that he had been unfaithful to her. He then had a very publicized relationship with Sienna Miller and he was found to be seeing his children's nanny at the same time.
However, things have been working out lately for Jude Law, as Daily Mail suggests. The Hollywood actor has been dating Phillipa Coan for almost 4 years, and they are usually seen holding hands everywhere around the world. In fact, Phillipa is often spotted with Jude’s sons.
5 Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick
Who doesn’t know who Mick Jagger is?
Even though he’s the lead singer of one of the greatest rock bands the UK has ever produced, he is also the father of eight, a grandfather and a great-grandfather, too! In fact, Jagger is a very “hands-on” dad, and every now and then some photographs of Jagger alongside many of the members of his family are published online.
Professional ballet dancer Melanie Hamrick has been linked to Mick since 2015 when they first met in Japan. According to You, Hamrick is very much part of the Jagger clan now, as she and Luciana Morad (who shares a child with Jagger) have been spotted in New York City.
4 Sean Combs (P. Diddy) and Cassie
Sean Combs is the father of six children. His first child was born in 1993 and his last child was born in 2006. P. Diddy is no stranger to controversy, and more often than not he has made headlines for the way he spoils all of his children.
According to E Online, P. Diddy and Cassie started dating in 2007 but became public with their relationship in 2012. Throughout the years, this lovely couple has been spotted all around the globe or attending fashion events such as The MET Gala. They have had an on-again, off-again relationship, and apparently this time the break-up is real.
3 Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry
Orlando Bloom is one of the hottest actors in Hollywood. He began dating supermodel Miranda Kerr back in 2007, and in 2010 the couple decided to get married. In 2011, Miranda gave birth to Orlando’s only child. Three years later, the couple decided to end their marriage, and even though it was an amicable break-up, fans were really devastated.
In 2016 Bloom began dating Katy Perry, as Cosmopolitan reports, and even though they split in February 2017, they decided to give their love another chance and rekindled their romance in April 2018. Ever since then, the couple has been spotted having ice-cream dates alongside Bloom’s son.
2 Bruce Willis and Emma Heming
When talking about Hollywood royalty in the 80s and 90s, two names come to mind: Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. They really were a couple made in heaven (or at least in LA), and throughout their relationship together they had three beautiful girls. However, in 2000, the couple decided it was time to move on from each other and they signed the divorce papers.
In 2009, Bruce and Emma got married, so Heming became a step-mum to Bruce’s three grown-up daughters. As Heavy suggests, they all get along really well. In fact, even Bruce’s ex-wife, Demi Moore, attended their wedding alongside her then-husband, Ashton Kutcher. Bruce and Emma now have their own children together.
1 Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
Everybody knows Alec Baldwin had a relationship with Kim Basinger for many years. The couple had a daughter who was in the middle of their divorce battle.
In fact, a phone message made by Alec was recorded calling his daughter a 'pig' and many other rude things. This message was released worldwide and Baldwin earned a terrible reputation among his fans.
Fast forward a couple of years and Alec has remarried to Hilaria Thomas. Now, they have recently welcomed their fourth child, as People reports. Not only are they the proud parents of 4 children under 5, but things have gotten calmer with Alec’s and Kim’s daughter, as they are now often seen together going out or having dates.