Celebrities are the easiest target for crazy gossip stories. Red carpet dresses, gorgeous looks, and huge diamonds. At the same time, Hollywood is a maze of emotional pain and mental mess: certain substances, affairs, and scary mysteries. When it comes to love and fame, we can see many on-again, off-again couples, and when kids get involved, we may wonder if the kids of Hollywood live in love.
We all love to gossip. Yeah, we know - whining behind someone's back is wrong... Yet, gossiping is a thrilling social icebreaker.
Society is changing, and children are being increasingly born out of wedlock. In the US, in particular, there are more than 1.6 million births to unmarried women - and there's nothing wrong with that. Interestingly, data shows that the most illegitimate children are born in the District of Columbia.
However, these numbers are higher in Hollywood. It's not because rich people can’t afford a wedding but because there are many love secrets and unpleasant affairs involved. Talking about dirty secrets, politicians are not immune: extramarital affairs, foreign lovers, and custody battles. Note that often nannies are the main target of desires. On the other hand, other celebs struggle with the emotional traps of their past: you might be surprised that many stars have given their kids up for adoption. Sadly, it's not only infidelity but money that forces parents to leave their children.
Don't all kids deserve love and care? Can't famous parents learn to keep it in their pants?
20 Chuck Norris: The Daddy Force
We all love stupid memes, right? Chuck Norris is a famous martial actor whose films made him a legend. Funny enough, according to many online sources and stupid jokes, Chuck Norris is capable of almost anything. "Chuck Norris counted to infinity…twice!" But how many kids did he father?
It’s not a secret that Chuck Norris played a good husband. In 1958, he married Dianne Holeck. Their first child, Mike, was born in 1962. In 1964, they welcomed their second son, Eric. However, Chuck was quite busy after Mike… not only with his career and family life. Chuck Norris had an extramarital affair, and in 1964, his daughter Dina was born.
The actor told Entertainment Tonight that he did not meet his daughter Dina until she was 26.
Interestingly enough, Dina was 16 when she learned that Chuck Norris was her biological father. Years later, she sent him a letter and they finally met.
No matter that he tried to keep his affair private, he and his wife Dianne divorced in 1989. But hey, how can a man like him stay single? In 1998, Norris married model Gena O’Kelley who also had two kids from a previous marriage. In 2001, she gave birth to twins, Dakota Alan Norris and Danilee Kelly Norris. Will Chuck Norris learn to be a good dad? In the end, maybe blended families are happier.
19 Ludacris: What’s Your Fantasy
We all keep some secrets and fantasies private, don’t we? Ludacris is a famous musician and actor, and his song What’s Your Fantasy is more than relevant to his family life. Perhaps his dreams are all about attractive women, multiple kids, and a messy love life.
When people can afford a crazy life, facts and myths mix in one. It's a fact that Ludacris dated many women. As far as we know, Ludacris is a father of four girls.
He fathered Shaila and Karma, two daughters out of his previous relationships. Now Ludacris is married to beautiful Eudoxie. They started dating in 2009, married in 2014 and had a daughter, Cadence, in 2015. Believe it or not, only a year before he got married to Eudoxie, Luda had a baby with Tamika Fuller. In 2013, Tamika gave birth to daughter Cai Bella Bridges. Sadly, their relationship didn’t end happily: Ludacris and Tamika had a nasty legal battle over Cai.
Nevertheless, Luda’s affairs didn't affect his relationship with Eudoxie – they’re still together enjoying kids and fame. According to US Magazine, Eudoxie had a miscarriage earlier this year. It’s a fact that pregnancy is a risky journey. Data reveals that between 15% and 20% of all pregnancies in the US result in miscarriage (before the 20th week). Still, love can overcome pain!
18 Eddie Murphy: A Baseball Team Or A Joke?
Do you like baseball? It's kind of complicated, and so is Eddie Murphy's life. Well, as many people say, Eddie Murphy has a whole baseball team: nine team members, nine kids.
Eddie Murphy has a charming smile but can his past really make him laugh? In the end, he is a father of nine kids - and kids always bring joy and happiness. What about their mamas? There are five mamas of Eddie Murphy’s children. As stated in the NY Post, the famous actor has five kids with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy, one son with Tamara Hood Johnson, one some with Paulette McNeely, one daughter with Mel B, and one daughter with model Paige Butcher.
Although the whole family can be seen enjoying trips and dinners together, Eddie Murphy is not the best role model.
In fact, the world exploded when he was accused of having an affair with transgender model Honey Dip Ashton.
She even accused Paige Butcher of being a cover-up. Honey Dip Ashton tweeted, "He Used Me Now I’mma Express Myself. All Honest To God Truths ! @eddiemurphy"
Nevertheless, this scandal didn’t affect Eddie’s relationship with Butcher. Maybe the age-gap couple phenomenon is true and applies to Eddie (57) and Paige (38): it's been proven that couples with more than a 10-year gap are happier.
17 Joseph Jackson: Soulless Father Of 10
Some people have no soul. Is Joe Jackson one of those cruel bastards? Joseph Walter Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family, is not only a talent manager but a man with a big family. Joe and his ex-wife Katherine married in 1949 and had 10 children: Maureen Reillette 'Rebbi' Jackson, Sigmund Esco 'Jackie' Jackson, Toriano Adaryll 'Tito' Jackson, Jermaine La Jaune Jackson, La Toya Yvonne Jackson, Marlon David Jackson (his twin brother Brandon died 24 hours after birth), Michael Joseph Jackson, Steven Randall 'Randy' Jackson, and Janet Damita Jo Jackson.
With so many talented kids, Joe Jackson quickly became a successful manager: the Jackson 5, the King of Pop, Janet Jackson, and so and on.
Can you believe he cheated on his wife, the mother of his ten kids? The sad thing is that Papa Joe not only cheated but had a 25-year long extramarital affair with Cheryl Terrell. Their affair resulted in the birth of Joh’Vonnie Jackson (born in 1974). In her book, Joh’Vonnie says that she was raised only five miles from his marital home: "Katherine believed Joseph was away on business when he was probably away with us for the weekend."
It seems that Joe Jackson not only humiliated Katherine but accused her of the death of Michael Jackson. As he said once in an interview: "I begged her to go over and stay with him, but she insisted he needed his privacy." Pathetic! Yet, projecting guilt onto others is a common psychological phenomenon.
16 Hugh Grant: Three Kids In 15 Months
Four Weddings and a Funeral! Not for Hugh Grant. The handsome Hugh Grant has always been surrounded by attractive women but he never got married. At the age of 50, he was still childless. Things changed quickly, though.
The actor became a father of three kids in the space of 15 months. If pregnancy lasts 9 months, how is that possible? Multiple births? Nah. Just a secret lover!
Ex-lover Tinglan Hong became pregnant and gave birth to daughter Tabitha in 2011. Soon after that, she became pregnant again, and in 2013 she gave birth to son Felix Chang.
However, in 2012, Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein gave birth to a son. The father? Hugh Grant! That happened only three months before Hong gave birth, which means that for more than five months in 2012, Eberstein’s and Hong’s pregnancies overlapped. In 2015, Eberstein and Grant had another daughter. This year Hugh Grant is about to become a father for the fifth time.
In an interview, he said: "Everyone was right all these years, saying, 'Hugh, why don’t you have some children? It changes your life.' Now that I have a child, it is life-changing. I recommend it. Get some." And he did. More than he could’ve imagined.
15 Arnold Schwarzenegger: Clean After Yourself
Girls, do you like muscular guys? Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood. He and his ex-wife Maria Shriver share four kids, Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher. A wonderful family living in sunny California. That’s why his affair with housekeeper Mildred Baena shocked the whole world. He not only cheated but fathered a son, Joseph Baena, with her. Joseph was born in 1997, the same year his other son Christopher was born.
In fact, it’s been revealed that Mildred’s and Maria’s pregnancies coincided. A source revealed that Mildred was so arrogant that she even sought advice on her pregnancy and love life from Maria.
A really sad situation: Arnold cheated in their family house, with their own longtime employer. It’s not surprising that after the scandal, Maria filled divorce (in 2011).
The Terminator said in an interview: "I don’t need any time to reflect when I know it was a major, major [mess]… I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry." Well, apologies are not enough: there are consequences in life, and people should be able to take responsibilities.
14 P Diddy: Bad Boy for Life
Do girls like bad boys? Perhaps Puff Daddy is just a Bad Boy for Life.
Sean Puff Daddy Combs is not only a talented musician who introduced Faith Evans to the world of fame, but a bad boy. Although he is a great dad of six, his love life has been a bit messy. His first son Justin was born in 1993: he and loverMisa Hylton-Brim had a high school affair which didn’t last.
Then, Puff Daddy started dating model Kimberly Porter (she already had a son Quincy from singer AI B. Sure). Things got better for them, and in 1998, Kim Porter gave birth to their son Christian. In 2006, their twin daughters Jessie James and D’Lila Star were born.
Sounds like a nice family, right? Well, not exactly. Just five months before his girls were born, daughter Chance was born. How come? Another mama! Puff Daddy simply had an affair with photographer Sarah Chapman. This ended his relationship with Porter - 13 years gone.
According to IFS, infidelity rates across the country are very high - and it’s not only celebs who cheat. 20% of men and 13% of women reported that they’ve cheated on their spouse. Often infidelity leads to abuse and emotional pain.
13 Minnie Driver: Who’s The Father?
Hey mama, have people asked you about the father of your baby? It’s rude, isn’t it? Keep it private, just like Minni Driver.
Amelia Fiona Minni Driver is a beautiful English actress, famous for her role in Good Will Hunting. She is also a loving mom. Just like her, her son Henry Story is a talented child and an ambitious musician.
Funny enough, Minnie Driver said in an interview,
"He was a very unattractive baby, so I know what it’s like to go 'You don’t have to tell me that he’s beautiful cause I know he’s not. But I love him."
All moms love their babies, right?
Nevertheless, Minnie never revealed the full name of the father. She only said he was a writer, known as Minnie Driver Son’s Father. She is an honest person who doesn’t want to defend or blame the father of her child: "Is he a good dad? Sort of. He’s figuring it out." Driver admitted. "I mean, he hasn’t been that involved – his choice. But he is now." This is a good way to cut the drama that floods Hollywood. Simply because publicity often kills childhood and love.
We should admit that learning to be a parent is hard and requires a lot of love and commitment. Unfortunately, some men realize too late that children matter more than career or nights out.
12 Jude Law: A Good Deal
It seems that Jude Law is still aiming for Captain Marvel. He has changed many lovers trying to find his superwoman. In 1997, Law married actress Sadie Frost. Their marriage ended in 2003. Still, Jude Law had three children with Frost, Iris, Rudy, and Rafferty.
Many people meet their lovers at work. Celebs are no exception. While filming Alfie, Jude Law started dating Sienna Miller. In 2004, they got engaged. But hey, those nasty nannies! A year after their engagement, Jude Law apologized for sleeping with the nanny. So their love affair was marked by joy and tears, ups and down.
Obviously, the tears were more and drowned their love. Jude Law couldn't keep it in, and in 2009, model Samantha Burke gave birth to Law’s fourth child, daughter Sophia.
That didn’t stop Law. Soon after that, Law started dating Catherine Harding, known as Cat Cavelli. Well, their affair didn't last: in 2014 Law announced that he and Catherine Harding were expecting a baby, although they were no longer in a relationship. Their daughter Ada was born in 2015.
And if that’s not complicated enough: there’s also money involved. When Sophia was born, he and Samantha Burke signed a $3 million deal. Well, if the hunky Jude Law keeps making babies, he should not avoid child support.
11 Tom Jones: Dad's To Blame
Tom Jones is not only a talented singer but a Sexbomb. In 1947, Tom Jones had a short romance with model Katherine. She was only 24 and Tom Jones 48. It wasn’t until 1987 when Tom Jones admitted he had a son. After numerous DNA tests, Sir Tom was taken to court and handed more than $2000 in child support.
As we know, money is not enough. The lack of emotional support was too much for his son Jonathan Jones-Berkery. As Berkery said in an interview: "It all stems back to my dad. I don’t think I realized it for a long time but I was one angry kid, crying out for a father. I was very angry. My anger boiled over in school - I fought every kid and rebelled constantly. I lost count of the times I changed schools. I needed a father figure. I leaned towards older bad guys. Sometimes I wanted to meet my father, sometimes I didn’t. It’s the same now - I am totally conflicted… I tried to numb the pain with [substances]."
Their story is a sad reminder about all kids abandoned by their parents. Although not all kids are "planned", parents must take responsibilities.
10 Steven Tyler: Twins?
Have you ever made Love in an Elevator? Maybe Steven Tyler has. Steven Tyler also had a crazy life. Still, compared to other celebs, he has only four children.
The most curious case is the birth of his daughter, beautiful actress Liv Tyler. Her mother Bebe was very young when she gave birth, and as she was worried about Steve’s addiction problems, she never revealed the truth about Liv’s father. In fact, Liv was raised by musician Todd Rundergren.
Liv put two and two together. As the sweet actress said on The Jonathan Ross Show: "I kind of figured it out because he looked exactly like me and I have a sister named Mia who is a year younger than me and I saw her standing at the side of the stage at a concert and I was literally like looking at my twin."
Now, a mother of three, Milo, Sailor, and Lula, Liv has a good relationship with her father. In fact, Steven holds fond memories of the mothers of his kids, model Bebe, model Cyrinda Foxe, and designer Teresa Barrick. He even said once, "Don’t get me wrong, every one of those girls I love them dearly. When we made love, we cried and we had a kid. It was that heavy. It was magic." Love is magical.
9 Ray Charles: Hit The Road
Music unites people. It’s a fact that Ray Charles revolutionized today's American music. Ray Charles was a great musician: Nature took from him but gave a lot in return. But was he a good father?
Ray fathered 12 children but he wasn't involved in their childhood at all. His ex-wife Della Robinson gave birth to three kids. The rest… You can guess! Multiple affairs! Della was a wonderful woman. According to emol.org, "Della accompanied Ray on this whole incredible journey from having not very much money to overwhelming wealth and popularity. She loved him and believed so strongly in his gifts, but there also came a point when she realized she couldn’t be with a man who was destroying himself." So did he really need more than her?
I Got a Woman… and Ray had more than one. After Della, he had an affair with Sandra Jean Betts, Mae Mosely Lyeles, Margie Hendrix, Lousie Mitchell, Gloria Moffett, Mary Anne del Bok, Mary-Chantal Bertrand, and Arlette Kotchounian.
Since he was always away, many of Ray’s kids experienced difficult childhood. Sheila, Sandra’s daughter told CBN,
"For a variety of reasons, I was unable to break free from my troubled youth and fell further into a dependency."
Of course, when it comes to fame, money is also involved. Ray gave $500,000 on the condition that his kids wouldn’t receive anything else. What about love?
8 Bow Wow: "Waited So Long"
Most parents are proud of their little ones. Pictures on Instagram, Facebook, etc. On top of that, many people film the birth of their baby. However, it seems that Bow Wow wasn’t so happy about the birth of his baby.
Shad Gregory Moss, known as Bow Wow, is a great American rapper. But is he a good dad? Would someone deny the birth of their first baby? Bow Wow did. Little Shai Moss was born on April 27, 2011. But Bow Wow kept her a secret for a long time. According to Heightline, the singer shared, "I waited so long to tell y’all the truth because I was nervous on how y’all would look at me. Y’all know everyone makes a big deal out of everything I do. I wanted to be 1st n let y’all know the real."
In the end, he reveals that parenthood has changed him. It’s true, parenthood changes people. And as Bow Wow says, "It’s so hard — I Skype with [Shai] and I just wish that I could just reach in there and grab her little self." Note that Joie Chavis is the mama of his child. The musician admits she is a wonderful mother and he can only respect that.
7 Liam Gallagher: Dry Oasis
Noel and Liam Gallagher are no longer two charming brothers singing together. Their relationship is a dry oasis in the desert of music. But does Liam have a good relationship with his kids? And what about their mamas?
Liam was married twice, to Patsy Kensit and Nicole Appleton. He has two sons, Lenon, with Patsy, and Gene, with Nicole. Not all marriages last - that’s a fact. But things with Liam weren’t smooth at all. Liam cheated on Patsy with Lisa Moorsih, and on Nicole with Liza Ghorbani. Not only that but he had a daughter with each of his lovers, Molly and Gemma. Data provided by ifstudies.org, reveals that more and more people cheat on their spouses.
Liam told The Mirror he never met Molly: "I've just never got around to meeting her. I've heard she's all right, though. She's doing all right. I never heard anything that she wanted to meet me."
It seems that Molly is closer to Noel: uncle and niece have been photographed together. Liam says that it’s because of his relationship with Lisa. "The kid I haven’t seen. But if I met her, she’d be cool. She’s welcome in my world, without a doubt, but I just ain’t met her, because her mam’s . . . listen, we don’t work. We don’t get on." In the end, kids should not be affected by past hatred.
6 Kate Mulgrew: Pregnant & Alone
Orange Is the New Black, there’s no doubt about it. Another well-known fact is that we can’t hide from our past. Let’s hear Kate Mulgrew and her story.
Kate is a great actress. However, she got pregnant, which was a problem for her career. Especially in the 70's when it was unusual to be pregnant and single. The only way out was to leave the baby. Kate even recalls that only three days after birth she was back filming. She told AARP, "I had fears about telling my story, fears about the judgment of it. I felt shame, and I had a huge degree of inexpressible regret. Specifically, I would have tried harder to keep my daughter. I was young and so wanted my life as an actress."
Yet, the stigma around single mothers is terrible. Stats show that many single moms have never been married and are under 20. Still, many people have a negative attitude towards single moms. On top of that, many misconceptions surround single women: that single moms are on welfare, which is relevant only to 11% of mothers, and that they raise criminals, which is a ridiculous belief.
The real problem is that men are never judged: while men can easily get away, single moms are there to face society and love what they’ve created. What about the fathers who left them in the first place? Isn’t that hypocritical?
5 Andy Kaufman: Too Young
Many associate orphanages with poor families. The truth is that celebs also give their kids up for adoption. We’re not joking. Even Andy Kaufman, whose life was full of mysteries and laughter, wasn’t laughing when he gave his kid up for adoption.
Funny Andy Kaufman got his girlfriend Gloria pregnant in high school and as they were too young, they put their baby daughter up for adoption. When the girl found out she was Kaufman’s kid, the iconic star had already died, so they never met.
Here we should mention the story of another talented star who never saw her child: Patti Smith. Patti got pregnant when she was a teenager. Thus, her parents sent her to a foster home, so the neighbor would never know.
After birth, she also had to put her baby up for adoption.
Many kids never meet their parents. Sadly, one in five kids, according to data revealed in facts.net, spend more than five years in the foster care system before being adopted. The sad truth is that some kids can be removed from their parents because the system is unfair to low-income families. Is being too young and poor enough to have your child taken away from you?
4 John Edwards: What's Going On In The White House?
It's not only celebs that have affairs, lovers, and illegitimate kids. Politicians are just the same and some are even corrupted.
Former senator John Edwards married Elizabeth Anania in 1977 and had four children: Wade, Cate, Emma Claire, and Jack.
The family went through a lot:
Wade was killed in an accident, Elizabeth struggled with cancer, and publicity challenged their marriage. But still, things were going okay.
However, Edwards admitted he had an affair with Rielle Hunter which resulted in the birth of daughter Frances Quinn Hunter. Although Edwards denied paternity for more than a couple of years, the world went crazy and as a result, his career collapsed.
Rielle Hunter, on the other side, was off the radar since she tried to ruin John's life with her book What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter, and Me. Anyway, she told the press, "We were together for nine years … We still love each other. We're not together, but we still love each other." Is this love? Can you love someone who tried to deny the existence of your own daughter?
Can John Edwards feel love at all? He lied to his family and cheated on his ill wife. Well... It’s not the only affair that questions the purity of the White House and all politicians who race for the world of wealth and power. Look at Clinton, Trump, and on and on.
3 Roseanne Barr: No Money But A Lot Of Fear
Having a child comes with lots of responsibilities: love, money, and education. Unfortunately, some loving parents can’t provide for their children. Believe it or not, even celebs may struggle financially.
Roseanne Barr is a talented actress. She was also very young when she got pregnant. As she wasn’t able to support herself, she spent almost nine months at a Salvation Army. According to Cyberbreeze, her daughter Brandi Brown was 17 when the two finally met.
Many parents sacrifice a lot for their kids. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s money that separates families. Social workers may remove a child from a low-income family only because – on paper - poor parents can’t look after their child. Data shows that more than 15 million children in the US, which is around 21% of all kids, live in poverty. 43% live in low-income families. These figures are even higher in other parts of the world.
Sometimes, adoption is the only way to help kids find a suitable family, pursue education and career, and have fun. Yet, instead of punishing low-income families, politicians have to support families and children. Or maybe now politicians are too occupied with Trump-Stormy Daniels story?
2 Gavin Rossdale: Gwen Or…Who?
Families need financial and emotional support to raise healthy and happy kids. No surprise celebs have an army of nannies. Gwen Stefani and her ex Gavin share three sons Kingston, Zuma, and Apollo. They were married for 13 years, but in 2015, Gavin confessed to a three-year affair… with the nanny.
The most disgusting part is that the family nanny, Mindy Mann, was trying to look exactly like beautiful Gwen Stefani. However, clothes are not enough to make one as stunning as Gwen. Sorry, Mindy! Studies show, though, that appearance is not the only reason behind infidelity. Well, people who cheat should remember that women who love are definitely out of their league.
Gavin told People, "[Divorce] was completely opposite to what I wanted. Really not…but here we are. Apart from death, I think divorce is one of the hardest, most painful things to go through. We had 20 years together and that in itself is pretty incredible. It’s a lifetime. I still think she’s incredible. It was a lovely 20 years and we have three amazing children." Too late, Gavin.
It seems that their kids also think that Gavin's affair was his own fault. As a result, they wanted nothing to do with his music. So when he asked them to include their voices in one of his recent projects, the kids refused. Would you forgive your dad?
Would you forgive your partner?
1 Joni Mitchell: Secrets and Lies
Can you keep secrets? There’s a lot you can learn from Joni Mitchell. Roberta Joan 'Joni' Mitchell is a famous Canadian singer. However, her family life is a story full of secrets and lies.
Joni Mitchell was only 21 when she got pregnant. She was still Joan Anderson and didn’t have the financial stability to look after a baby. The father, artist Brad MacMath, simply disappeared, and Joni was desperate, single, and poor. As we know, the social stigma that surrounds single mothers is terrifying. Therefore, we can understand why she tried to marry a fellow singer Chuck Mitchell. Things collapsed, though, and Joni had to abandon her daughter Kelly.
Still, Kelly was adopted by David and Idda Gibb and had a cozy life. According to jonimitchell.com, her new family had their doubts about the truth. As David said, "The mistake we made was in trying to say she's not adopted, that she's one of us and let's forget the whole thing and put it away somewhere, because we wanted her to be part of the family. People are born. They are a life. They belong to nobody." That’s a great insight because kids are not a property. Still, telling a child they are adopted is a topic that puzzles many parents.