They say it takes a village to raise kids, so raising a celebrity child may take just a little bit more than that. From the moment they were born, the world knew their names and what they looked like, ensuring that fame was all they ever knew.
Of course, having a famous parent has plenty of perks, but these celebrity kids never asked to be famous, they just inherited it. Growing up in the limelight, we’ve seen these kids go through every stage of their life, but what do they look like all grown up?
As the eldest son of British power couple, David and Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham was bound to inherit some talent. Even though his legendary soccer player father wanted his kids to get into his beloved sport, Brooklyn ended up taking a different route and going into photography.
Through his parents impressive list of friends and contacts Brooklyn landed some coveted positions, working with top photographers and mixing with the good and the great in the fashion and music world.
In 2006 Suri Cruise was born to Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. Who could ever forget Cruise jumping up and down on Oprah’s couch confessing his love for Katie? Well, the two brought a child into the world and from a young age, Suri and Katie were always swarmed with paparazzi.
It was reported that Tom wanted to enroll Suri into a militant sector of Scientology which was part of the reason for the divorce with Katie. Today, Suri is 13-years-old and the mirror image of her mother.
The youngest daughter of Lionel Richie, Sofia, was an adorable baby with the most striking looks. She would often join her father on tour and at different events alongside her brother and elder adopted sister, socialite and designer, Nicole Richie.
These days, Sofia is 21-years-old and dating father-of-three and ex of Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick, and prior to this she was dating Justin Bieber. She has become a model and entrepreneur in her own right and now boasts a following of 5.4 million on Instagram.
Kylie Jenner started appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians at nine-years old and pretty much grew up in front of the cameras. As the youngest member of the Kardashian Jenner clan, she had the world at her feet.
She inherited the best of her parents genetics, Kris Jenner’s business brain and exotic looks, along with her father, Caitlyn Jenner’s sporting abilities and strength. Through her makeup brand Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie was declared as the youngest self-made billionaire.
Maddox was the first to be adopted of Angelina Jolie’s kids in 2002. Born in Cambodia, Jolie took him out of poverty and traded it in for a luxury life of glitz, glamour and fame. Maddox was regularly seen on the red carpet with Jolie at her movie premieres.
When Jolie married Brad Pitt, Brad took on the role of adoptive father. Now 19-years-old, Maddox served as executive producer on his mom’s movie “First They Killed My Father,” and spoke of how he loved the experience of working with her.
In 2006, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt commanded media headlines around the world after being born to one of America’s most star-star studded couples. Born in Namibia in an attempt to escape the hounding media, everyone was desperate to get a glimpse of the genetically blessed child.
Her first baby photos were sold to people magazine for $2 million. Now 13, Shiloh is very much the gender fluid teen and free spirit, just like her mother. She has been seen hanging around with Stranger Things actress Millie Bobbi Brown.
Born in 1998, the son of Will and Jada Smith, Jaden, followed in his parents footsteps by going into acting at a young age. His first role was in 2006 alongside his father in The Pursuit of Happyness, followed by The Day The Earth Stood Still, Karate Kid and After Earth.
Following this, he ventured into music and released two studio albums. In his other work, Jaden is a partner in spring water company Just Water and is campaigning for environmentally friendly practices.
The eldest daughter of director, producer and screenwriter, Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann was always going to have acting in her blood. Maude began starring in her father’s films at the age of seven, starring in films including Knocked Up, Funny People and This is 40 which led to her being cast by other TV shows and movies.
Maude always had a sassy yet hilarious way about her and she has developed into a well-rounded young actress.
Sailor Brinkley Cook
Christie Brinkley is one of the wealthiest and most famous models in history, so it would be expected that her daughter would inherit some of her striking beauty. Sailor grew up with her model mother, architect father and two siblings in a relatively normal, privileged home life.
However, after looking more like her mother, she was quickly scouted into modeling agencies and has appeared on the covers of magazines and walking on the runways of world-famous designers.
Bindi Irwin is the eldest child of the much loved, late conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin. Bindi always featured in her father’s TV show The Crocodile Hunter and also in his live shows at Australia Zoo.
After finding a passion for animals as a child, Bind, along with younger brother Robert,i has followed in her father’s footsteps working with animals and towards conservation efforts. She won the 21st season of Dancing With The Stars.
Apple Martin is the first child of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The adorable blonde baby was regularly seen out with her parents, but the couple tried to shield their kids from the limelight as much as possible.
Now 14, Apple isn’t seen too much, other than on Gwyneth’s Instagram, for which she has been scolded for by her teenage daughter for posting photos of her without her consent, commenting “Mom we have discussed this. You may not post anything without my consent.”
Sistine is one of the beautiful daughters of the legendary Sylvester Stallone and former model Jennifer Flavin. At 21-years-old she is following in her mother’s footsteps and has gone into modeling. She appeared in a July 2016 issue of Glamour and was featured on the cover of Elle Russia.
Sistine has regularly been seen joining her parents on red carpets and at premieres of her father’s new movies. The striking beauty is planning to move to New York City to further her career in modeling.
Joseph Baena is the love child of Arnold Schwarznegger and his housekeeper Mildred Baena. Joseph was the secret Arnold kept for 15 years which ended in breaking up his marriage to Maria Shriver.
At 21, Joseph is the spitting image of his father back in the day and instead of choosing a life of fame, he chooses to keep a low profile and live a normal life away from the spotlight. Joseph is said to have known his fathers other kids as a child but now does not have a relationship with his half-siblings.
As the daughter of “The Hoff” Hayley grew up with a 90s icon as her dad but it wasn’t all red carpets and cameras. It was said that Hayley struggled with her mental health during her pre-teen years due to her father’s alcohol issues.
Hayley herself was arrested for a DUI in 2017 but cleaned up her act after that. Now she is a plus size model and also appeared on the E! Reality show Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills.
Connor Cruise is the adoptive son of ex-couple Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise. He was adopted in the 90s along with his sister Belle after Cruise and Kidman were married.
Inspired by his father, Connor became an observant Scientologist and joined the Sea Orgs, a prestigious and important part of Scientology where members sign a billion year contracts, showing their commitment and dedication to the cause. Now, Connor lives his life behind closed doors with his fellow Scientologists.
The youngest of Will and Jada Smith’s kids, Willow, is equally as talented as the rest of her family. At 17-years-old, she launched a music career as well as dabbling in acting. She acted alongside her father in the 2007 movie I Am Legend and has gone on to release two albums with successful hit singles.
Willow has also been featured on her mother’s much discussed Facebook show Red Table Talk, discussing controversial topics along with her grandmother.
The daughter of Michael Jackson was kept very much out of the spotlight with her famous father often covering her face with masks when they were out in public. The first time the world saw Paris and hear her speak properly was at her father’s memorial service in 2009.
These days, Paris has made a name in her own right in modeling and singing, but the young starlet has also been through hardships and personal struggles after growing up in the limelight and under such scrutiny.
Frances Bean Cobain
Frances Bean Cobain is the daughter of famous rockstar couple, the late Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. The world was heartbroken for little Frances when her father took his own life and hoped for the best in her life.
Frances went on to become a beautiful model and debuted a collection of artwork under the pseudonym “Fiddle Tim”. Cobain was also an executive producer on the HBO movie about her father’s life, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.
The daughter of Alec Baldwin was regularly brought onto the red carpet for premieres that her uncles or father were starring in. In her teens, Hailey was signed to New York modeling agency Ford Models and began appearing on magazine covers including Vogue and walking the runways of the biggest designers in the world.
After an on-off relationship, Hailey became engaged to pop sensation Justin Bieber and soon after in 2018, the two confirmed they had been legally married.
With Madonna as her mother, it was always expected that Lourdes would grow up in the limelight and have a share of her mother’s success. Lourdes began clothing line with her mother called Material Girl before venturing onto the catwalks and appearing in campaigns for notable designers.
The now – 22 year old has also appeared in Vogue and just like her mother, didn’t care to show off body hair in her Instagram pictures and when walking on fashion runways.
There was no doubt that Kaia Gerber was always going to grow up a successful, beautiful model. With her parents being Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber, Kaia already had the best head start in life.
At 10-years-old, Kaia modeled for Versace kids and now at 18-years-old, she has walked in major runway shows and appeared on the cover of Vogue. She has a following of 4.8 million on Instagram and looks to dominate in the modeling industry.
Zoe Kravitz grew up with her parents musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, so it was a given that she would inherit at least one of their talents. In acting, Zoe got her breakthrough role in the 2011 superhero film X-Men: First Class, followed by roles in The Divergent Series and Mad Max: Fury Road.
In addition, she is a musician and the lead in band Lolawolf as well as turning to modeling where she has appeared in campaigns for Vera Wang, among other designers.
In 2014 the world lost a true treasure when Robin Williams took his own life. He left behind a legacy in his daughter Zelda, who Robin named after his favorite video game character. Following in her father’s footsteps, Zelda began acting at the age of five, before acting opposite her father in the 2004 film House of D.
In 2018, Williams wrote and directed the short film Shrimp where she starred alongside Conor Leslie, Paulina Singer, Frances Fisher, and Jake Abel.
As one of Diddy’s six children, Justin Combs was pretty much given everything he wanted as a child. He even featured on MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen where his rapper father presented him with a $360,000 car – not bad for a new driver!
Justin also attended UCLA where he played college football and recently he has turned to becoming a TV personality and has appeared as a co-host on MTV hit show Catfish. Combs has a large following on social media and uses the platforms to promote new ventures.
The son of actor heart throb Jude Law and actress and producer Sadie Frost, was bound to get some of their dashing looks. When Rafferty was 18-years-old he became a brother as Jude Law was expecting a baby with his ex, Catherine Harding.
Following this, Rafferty began building his own career in modeling and music, appearing in magazines and walking on the runways of designers including Dolce and Gabbana and Tommy Hilfiger. Rafferty also hit headlines in 2018 when he was seen taking illegal substances.
Despite many celebrity kids growing up to follow in their parents footsteps, Magic Johnson’s son EJ did quite the opposite. The iconic basketball players son became heavily involved in high fashion, reality shows and hanging out with an elite set in Beverly Hills and then becoming a star of E! Show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.
EJ has been open and honest about his tough time with his sexuality along with his on going weight battles on the show and on social media.
With a father like Ozzy Osbourne, his kids were bound to live somewhat of a crazy lifestyle. The Black Sabbath rocker brought his daughter on tour and grew up travelling, and lived in more than 20 homes.
Kelly later starred with her family on hit show The Osbournes before setting out her own career in TV, working on E! Show Fashion Police and reporting live from the red carpet at many award shows. She has also appeared on Dancing With The Stars.
Brandon Lee was the first born son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Brandon admitted he thought that having photos taken of him everywhere he went as a child was a normal thing. Lee had a troubled relationship with his father and with Anderson living in Paris, Brandon was left to carve his own path and fend for himself.
After battling alcoholism, Brandon became sober and went into acting. Recently, he became a cast member on reality show The Hills: New Beginnings where he spoke about repairing the relationship with Tommy Lee.
When Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married, they had three girls together, their eldest was Rumer. With such strong acting genes between both of her parents, it was no surprise that Rumer entered into the acting industry quite easily and went on to star in movies including The House Bunny and TV shows including Pretty Little Liars and Workaholics.
Rumer won season 20 of Dancing With The Stars. She also starred as Romy Hart in Chicago on Broadway.