So many celebrities have recently had babies. From Kim Kardashian to Carrie Underwood to Jessica Simpson, it seems like there’s always a new famous arrival being announced. With that being said, it still feels like yesterday that some of our favorite stars welcomed children, even though it may have been decades. In fact, we bet many fans would be surprised to realize that these famous mamas all have teenagers now. Pretty soon their kids will be in college (if they’re not already!).
Some parents say that the toddler phase is the hardest when it comes to raising children. But there are some that would disagree and say having teenagers presents a different sort of challenge. Kids in their teens are first starting to learn about themselves and experiment in their lives. Many youths go through an experimental stage and may even act out, which definitely puts their parents through the wringer. It’s hard to imagine how much these celebrities must travel for work despite having one or more teens in their household. Needless to say, no one ever said parenting is easy.
Keep reading to learn which of our favorite celebrity moms are raising teenagers. Before we know it, the next generation of Kardashian kids will be hitting their teens!
25 Tori Spelling
Many millennials and baby boomers grew up watching Tori Spelling in 90210. In the past decade, the actress has been extremely busy expanding her family as she’s now a mother-of-five. Her eldest child, son Liam, will be 13-years old next year. Her daughters Stella and Hattie are 10 and 7 years old respectively, while her two youngest sons, Finn and Beau, are only 6 and 2-years old. Tori and her husband Dean have been married since 2006, and judging by how lovey-dovey they are via social media, they could very well have more children in the future.
24 Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet was only in her early twenties when she filmed Titanic, but only a year after the film’s release, the actress welcomed her first child in 2000. That means her daughter, Mia, is now 18-years old. Kate shares Mia with her ex-husband Jim Threappleton, whom she was married to from 1998 to 2001. The celebrity also has two younger sons. She shares 15-year old Joe with her ex-husband Sam Mendes; the couple was married from 2003 to 2011. Kate later married Ned Rocknroll in 2012 and gave birth to their son, Bear, a year later. He’s now 5-years old.
23 Britney Spears
It feels like just yesterday Britney was making headlines for her back-to-back pregnancies and her eyebrow-raising behavior. But nowadays, her two sons with her ex-husband Kevin Federline are in their early teens. The star had her sons in 2005 and 2006, so that makes Sean 13-years old, while Jayden is 12-years old. Britney and Kevin were only married from 2004 to 2007, splitting shortly after her youngest son’s birth. K-Fed married again and has two younger kids, while Britney never remarried.
22 Reese Witherspoon
A part of us still likes to believe Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are a thing. But it’s been over a decade since the former flames divorced - and now the two children they share are well into teenagerhood. Their daughter Ava, who was born in 1999, is already 19-years old and in college. Their son Deacon, born in 2003, is 15. Reese and Ryan were married from 1999-2007. Although Ryan has never remarried, Reese went on to marry Jim Toth in 2011. In 2012, she gave birth to their son, Tennessee.
21 Victoria Beckham
Although Victoria Beckham has said she never will, our hearts are still hoping for a Spice Girls reunion. Perhaps the fact that Post Spice has a brood of teenagers back home is what’s preventing her from going on tour. Believe it or not, the singer-turned-fashion designer and her husband David Beckham’s kids are all grown up. Together they have three sons: 20-year old Brooklyn, 16-year old Romeo, and 14-year old Cruz. They also have a 7-year old daughter, Harper. Victoria and David have been married since 1999.
20 Kate Moss
Kate Moss will forever look youthful, which likely explains why it’s hard to believe her only child is already a teenager. The model gave birth to her daughter, Lila-Grace, in 2002. Her father is Dazed & Confused editor Jefferson Hack, with whom the celebrity broke up with shortly after their daughter’s birth. Lila is already 17-years old and is said to be trying her hand at the modeling business. Given how strikingly similar she looks to her iconic mama, she’ll definitely be big if she decides to pursue it full-time.
19 Angelina Jolie
We still remember the whole Jen-Brad-Angelina love triangle like it was yesterday, so it’s hard to believe that Brad Pitt and Angelina’s eldest kids are already teenagers. Pretty soon, all six of their offspring will be on their way to adulthood. The former couple has three sons: 17-year-old Maddox, 15-year-old Pax, and 10-year old Knox. They also have three daughters: 14-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Shiloh, and 10-year-old Vivian. Angie and Brad were married from 2014 to 2016, though they were together for almost a decade beforehand.
18 Gwyneth Paltrow
It’s been four years since Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin “consciously uncoupled” and officially divorced in 2016. Nowadays, the former flame’s two children are older than many fans realize. Their daughter Apple, born in 2002, is now 15-years old. Son Moses was born two years later in 2006, making him 13-years old. Since their split, Gwyneth has already remarried. The actress tied the knot to writer and producer Brad Falchuk in 2018 after around a year of dating.
17 Katie Holmes
We don’t hear much about Katie Holmes and her daughter, Suri, anymore. The actress has taken a noticeable step back from the spotlight since her high-profile divorce from her daughter’s father, Tom Cruise. The unlikely pairing was married in 2006, the same year their only child was born. However, Katie eventually filed for divorce in 2012, with many speculating that the former couple’s disagreements over religion were to blame. Since then, reports have suggested Tom has little to do with his now-13-year-old daughter.
16 Kelly Ripa
Talk show host Kelly Ripa barely looks a day over 45 years old, even though she’s already 38. The celebrity and her husband, Mark Consuelos, have been married for over two decades after tying the knot all the way back in 1996. So, we guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that the celebrities’ three children are basically all grown-up. Daughter Lola Grace is 17-years old, while their sons Joaquin and Michael are 16 and 21 years old, respectively. Kelly’s eldest son Michael has even been starring with his dad, Mark, in the hit show Riverdale.
15 Celine Dion
It may feel like only a few short years ago that Celine Dion surprisingly welcomed her twin sons after fertility problems, but it’s almost been a decade. Nelson and Eddy are now both 8-years old. Even more, the singer’s eldest son, Rene-Charles, is already 18-years old, meaning Celine must have her hands full with a teenager and two kiddos in the house. Celine famously married her manager, Rene Angelil, in 1994 despite a three-decade age difference. The couple was married until his untimely passing in 2016.
14 Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts has been relatively absent from the silver screen in recent years, and we bet her role as a mother-of-three has something to do with it. Since marrying Danny Moder in 2002, the actress has slowly been hitting the breaks on her professional life. Together, the pair have three children. Their twins, Hazel and Phinnaeus, are already 14 years old. The couple’s youngest son, Henry, is now 11. Julia is usually private about her personal life, but she sometimes shares sweet shots of her growing trio via social media.
13 Kate Beckinsale
It was just a few months ago that Kate Beckinsale split from Ariana Grande’s ex-fiancée, 25-year old Pete Davidson. That’s why it might come as a surprise to many fans to know the actress has a daughter closer in age to Pete than she is. The celebrity welcomed a daughter, Lily, in 1999 when she was in a relationship with Michael Sheen. The former flames were together from 1995 to 2003, though they never married. Kate has said her 20-year old daughter doesn’t mind that she has a habit of dating younger guys.
12 Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford still has a bustling modeling schedule, despite being into her fifties- but she’s not the only one strutting her stuff on the runway anymore. The model’s teenager daughter, 17-year old Kaia, has already made a name for herself in the industry. Cindy has even received backlash for allowing her daughter to participate in risqué shoots despite her age. The star also has a son, 19-year old Presley, who’s also dabbled in modeling. Cindy shares her two children with her husband Randy Gerber, who she’s been married to since 1998.
11 Charisma Carpenter
Many millennials will recognize Charisma Carpenter from her role as Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Although the celebrity hasn’t had a role nearly as big since kissing the popular franchise goodbye, she’s been busy as a mom-of-one. Her son, Donovan, is now 16-years old after being born in 2003. Charisma shares her boy with her ex-husband, Damian Hardy. The couple was married in Las Vegas in 2002. However, they ended up splitting in 2007, though their divorce wasn’t finalized until the following year.
10 Uma Thurman
We still remember how sad fans were when Uma Thurman and her ex-husband, Ethan Hawke, announced their divorce in 2005, after 7 years of marriage. Nowadays, however, what’s even harder to believe is that their two kids are practically adults. Together they share 20-year old daughter Maya and 17-year old son Levon. Ethan went on to marry the couple’s former nanny, Ryan, with whom he now shares two daughters. Uma also had a third child, 6-year old daughter Luna, with her ex-fiancée Arpad Busson.
9 Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones has been happily married to Michael Douglas, despite their 20-year age difference. Together, the couple has two children who are already well into their teens. Their 16-year old daughter Carys shares her mother’s striking looks, so we won’t be surprised if she has a future in front of the camera. Catherine and Michael also have an 18-year-old son, Dylan, who recently started college. Michael also has an older son, 40-year old Cameron, from his first marriage to Diandra Luker.
8 Lori Loughlin
Nowadays, practically everyone knows who Lori Loughlin and her two teenage daughters are thanks to the college admissions thing. But before that, many fans didn’t realize Aunt Becky had two teens of her own (especially given that she’s hardly aged a bit). Lori married designer Mossimo Giannulli in 1997, who’s known for his brand Mossimo, which used to be carried at target. Together, they have two girls: 20-year-old Isabella and 19-year-old Olivia Jade. Both Lori and Mossimo are currently awaiting trial to be charged for their part in the admissions debacle.
7 Elizabeth Hurley
Imagine having someone as beautiful as Elizabeth Hurley as your mom! Given that she’s one of the most striking actresses in Hollywood, we sometimes forget the star has a teenager at home. Elizabeth welcomed her only child, son Damian (who’s now a model!), in 2002. At first, her son’s father, Steve Bing, denied the paternity since he and the actress only had a brief, non-exclusive fling the previous year. However, a DNA test eventually proved he was the father. Elizabeth started dating her future husband, Arun Nayar, the same year her son was born.
6 Courteney Cox
If you watch old Friends re-runs, then it may feel like just yesterday Courteney Cox’s onscreen character was trying for a baby. However, that happened almost two decades ago - around the same time Courteney welcomed her only child in real life. While married to David Arquette, she gave birth to their daughter Coco in 2004. The actress has been open about her fertility struggles, which is why the couple only had one child. Courtney and David eventually split in 2013 after who years of separation. Court has since become engaged to Snow Patrol band member Johnny McDaid.
5 Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields will forever be a ‘90s icon in our hearts, but nowadays, she’s most well-known for her role as ‘mom’ at home. The actress has two look-a-like daughters who could definitely pass for carbon copies of their mom. Her eldest daughter Rowan is 15-years old, while Grier is now 13 years old. Brooke shares her two girls with her husband Chris Henchy, who she’s been married to since 2001. She was previously wed to Andre Agassi from 1997 to 1999, though she says things ended on bad terms.
4 Kelly Preston
Actress Kelly Preston and her husband John Travolta have been together forever. Well, they were married in 1991, which is a lifetime in Hollywood. But since their kids have a 10-year age gap between them, many fans forget their daughter is actually now in her teens. Elle Bleu is already 19 years old and has been pursuing a future in acting just like her famous parents. The couple’s youngest child, son Benjamin, is also 8-years old. Kelly and John’s eldest son, Jett, would be 26-years old today. However, the teen passed in 2009 after many years of health issues.
3 Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore has been in show business for decades, but she’s likely not going to be the only one in her family for long. Many fans have been commenting on the similarities between the actress and her 17-year old daughter, Liv. The duo shares the same strong cheekbones and fiery red hair so we won’t be surprised if the teen winds up in acting like her mama. Julianne also has a son, 21-year old Caleb, who is already into acting. She shares her children with her husband Bart Freundlich, whom she wed in 2003.
2 Marcia Cross
Fans have always appreciated how open Marcia Cross was about her infertility problems before she welcomed her twin daughters. But its’ evidently been a long time that the celebrity has been open about her experiences, since her girls are practically teenagers. The Desperate Housewives star’s girls, Savannah and Eden, are now 12 years old (soon to be 13!). The actress shares her children with her husband, Tom Mahoney, who she’s been married to since 2006.
1 Heather Locklear
Finally, the last celebrity mom who fans are likely surprised to learn has a teenager is Heather Locklear. It feels like just yesterday the blonde actress was taking her mini-me to Hollywood functions. Nowadays, her daughter Ava is already 21 years old. She might share her mother’s similar looks, but she’s definitely no kiddo anymore. Heather shares her only child with her ex-husband Richie Sambora. They were married from 1994 to 2007, and neither has remarried since.
Sources: People, Hollywood Life, US Weekly