How 15 Celebrities’ Kids Found Out Their Parents Were Truly Famous


We don’t have a perfect understanding of what is going on around us when we are children, especially when it comes to our parents. We prefer to refer to them as “dad” or “mom,” as if those are their titles, and we aren’t always sure what they do for a living. This is also true for celebrity children, who are generally taken aback when they learn how famous their parents are.

Valentino and Matteo Martin, sons of Ricky Martin

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Ricky Martin, a Puerto Rican musician, said in an interview that he kept his twins backstage anytime he went to a concert with him. They were surprised when they were old enough to watch one of their father’s shows.

“When the kids were old enough, I told them to go to the front of the house,” says the mother. They approached me after seeing the lights and the entire display and exclaimed, ‘Daddy, you’re Ricky Martin!’ ‘I’m not Ricky Martin, I’m your father!’ I answered. And they responded, ‘No, no, no, no, you’re Ricky Martin,’ and everything changed.”

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s daughters, Lincoln and Delta

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On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, comedian Dax Shepard discussed how his girls reacted when they learned that he and his wife Kristen Bell were celebrities.

One of the females inquired as to whether people listen to his podcast because of him or his co-host. Dax explained that it was because of him that people began to pay attention. “But why?” his daughter inquired, to which he replied, “Well, darling, because daddy is famous!” His daughter was taken aback and inquired, “Does Mom know?” “Of course, my love, your mother is more famous than I am!” Shepard answered.

Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s daughter

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Kaia Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s daughter, told Teen Vogue magazine in 2017 how she first learnt of her mother’s celebrity. “I guess it was at Disneyland on my eighth birthday that I realised what was going on. The model added, “I wanted to take pictures with the princesses, and everyone wanted to take pictures with her.”

Brooklyn Beckham, son of David Beckham

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Brooklyn Beckham, Victoria and David Beckham’s son, revealed Wonderland magazine in 2017 how he found his father was a sports celebrity when he was 13 years old. “I was at a soccer game and people were yelling my father’s name, and I was like, ‘What, oh my gosh, I don’t see it that way.’”

Gwyneth Paltrow’s son Moses

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In a 2013 interview, Gwyneth Paltrow explained what occurred to her son Moses when he learned of her celebrity. They were going to see Justin Bieber, and her son realised right away that Justin Bieber and the other people he thought were so amazing knew who his mother was since she was in the Iron Man movie. Given that this was all new to him, he concluded, “Ah, you’re in the movie!”

Pamela Anderson has two kids, Brandon and Dylan.

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When Pamela Anderson’s sons, Brandon and Dylan, learned of her celebrity, they questioned her.

“They approached me and asked, ‘Mom, are you Pamela Anderson?’ ‘Yes!’ I replied. ‘What?’ they exclaimed. ‘What?’ they exclaimed. What exactly is it that people are saying? ‘Are you Pamela Anderson, really?’ ‘Well, absolutely!’ I said.

Luca Comrie, Hilary Duff’s son


Luca Comrie, Hilary Duff’s son, eventually became aware of her public status, she claimed. When the little child first saw his mother on magazine covers, he figured that was just something mothers did. That is, until a classmate told him his mother’s name (or so Hilary believes). She clarified that Luca didn’t know her name at first, referring to her as “mom,” and that one fine day, her son told her, “I know your name, Hilary Duff.”

Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid’s kid, Jack Quaid


Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid’s son, Jack Quaid, discussed their experiences growing up with celebrity parents.

“I understand that the way I grew up was unusual, but regardless of what my parents did, they are still my parents. It wasn’t like dining with a cast of characters; my father was never Jerry Lee Lewis at my graduation, and nothing was handled in that manner. If the other kids I grew up with had renowned parents who were performers, they would have thought, ‘That’s the way the world works!’ “‘

Georgia May, Mick Jagger’s daughter

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Georgia May Jagger, Mick Jagger’s youngest daughter, was questioned in an interview if she was aware as a toddler that her parents’ careers were not regular jobs, to which she responded:

“Not really, I knew my father was a musician when I went on tour with him, but they were my parents. My mother continues to strike me as a clown, although a cool one.”

Alexa Ray, Christie Brinkley’s and Billy Joel’s daughter


Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray, had no idea her parents were international celebrities when she was a child. They tried to keep their celebrity a secret from her when she was growing up on Long Island, so she had no idea. When everyone waved at them, Christie remarked, Alexa assumed they were well-known in the neighbourhood.

Michael Joseph, son of Michael Jackson

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Michael Jackson’s son, Michael Joseph Jackson, revealed in an interview with Good Morning America that it never occurred to him or his brothers that their father was a music star.

“I believe it was when we viewed videos of him performing that we first noticed it. ‘OK, it’s usual to see ladies fainting during concerts,’ I reasoned. But it was when I witnessed big-muscled men fainting that I thought, ‘There’s something else going on here,'” he joked.

Luca Dotti, Audrey Hepburn’s son

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In an interview with People, Audrey Hepburn’s youngest son, Luca Dotti, stated that he had no idea his mother was a world-famous movie star.

“She was simply a plain rural girl,” she says “I don’t know who you’re talking about, you must be mistaken, my mother’s name is Dotti,” Luca would say to reporters when asked about Audrey Hepburn. Luca continued, “I didn’t realise she was Audrey Hepburn until I was six years old.”

Julianne Moore’s children Caleb and Liv

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Caleb and Liv Moore, Julianne Moore’s children, said they had no idea their mother was so renowned.

“They were at one of those film clubs when I won an award a few years ago. They had seen one or two of my films but were unaware of the rest, so they came to me, amazed and surprised. They were taken aback at first by the fact that I had made so many films, and secondly by the fact that I was doing scandalous scenes,” Moore continued.

Hazel, Emily Blunt’s and John Krasinski’s daughter

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Emily Blunt revealed that she and her husband, John Krasinski, never mentioned the word “famous” in their home in order for their girls to be unaware of it. Hazel, their oldest daughter, approached mom one day and inquired, “Are you famous?”

Emily assumed someone at school had told her and inquired, but the girl quickly lost interest and said nothing further. “What I don’t want is for my daughters to feel significant or exceptional in any way, or for them to feel in any way different from other children. “I’d be glad if they could ignore the celebrity for as long as possible,” Blunt continued.

Rumer, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter

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Rumer Willis is the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who are both actors. She claimed that she had no idea how well-known her parents were. “When we went to Disneyland, people would come up to us and attempt to get their photo taken, and I didn’t get it,” Rumer explained.

What are your thoughts on celebrities keeping their celebrity a secret from their children for as long as possible?

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