Parenting is never easy, and when you have a blended family those parental responsibilities can become increasingly challenging. Whether you’re bringing in stepchildren, half-children, adopted children or biological children, melding a family unit takes work.
Today, we’re highlighting some of Tinseltown’s biggest integrated families. From the least amount of kids to the biggest Hollywood broods, these famous families seem to have a pretty good handle on what blending a family structure is all about.
1. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith – Before Will Smith married Jada Pinkett, he was married to Sheree Fletcher for two years, and together they had one son, Trey. Early on in Jada and Will’s marriage, the actress wrote a long exposé about blended families and her desire to make hers work. “My blended family made me a giant… Taught me so much about love, commitment and it has been the biggest ego death to date. It’s time you let your blended family make you the giant you truly are.” Ten years later, with a total of three kids, she’s managed to keep her beautiful blended family intact.
2. Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen – Brady had a son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, with former girlfriend, and actress, Bridgett Moynahan. A few years later, the NFL star married Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen. Together, the couple have two children: son, Benjamin Rein Brady and daughter, Vivian Lake Brady, for a total of three kids.
3. Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa – The Cosby Show alum Lisa Bonet and actor Jason Momoa have two beautiful kids together, Lola Iolani and Nakoa-Wolf, however, Bonet already had a daughter, Zoë Kravitz, with ex-husband, rocker Lenny Kravitz before she married Mamoa.
4. Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth – Witherspoon was married to actor Ryan Phillippe for seven years and they had two children, a daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, and a son, Deacon Reese Phillippe. She married talent agent, Jim Toth, in 2011 and they had a son, Tennessee James Toth, for a final count of three kids.
5. Ciara and Russell Wilson – When Ciara dated rapper Future, they had a son together, Future Zahir Wilburn. After their relationship ended, Ciara married Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in 2016. Together they have a daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson and a son, Win Harrison Wilson, three kids total.
6. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas – Actor, Michael Douglas, had one son, Cameron, with ex-wife Diandra Luker, before he married Welsh actress, Catherine Zeta-Jones. The Hollywood couple have two children together, son, Dylan, and daughter, Carys, for a total of three
7. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban – When Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise were married they adopted two children, Connor and Isabella. After they divorced, Kidman married Keith Urban, and had two more kids, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, for a total of four little ones.
8. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union – Wade and his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches married in 2002 and had two sons. After their divorce in 2010, Wade began dating Gabrielle Union. According to Wade, he and Union briefly split up at some point early in 2013 due to career demands. During that time, Wade and Aja Metoyer conceived another son. Wade and Union eventually married in 2014 and welcomed their daughter, who was born via surrogate, for a total for four kids.
9. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are a staple in Hollywood. Before the couple were married in 1998, Hanks had two older kids, Colin and Elizabeth, from his first marriage. The superstars welcomed two sons together, Chet and Truman, for a total of four kids.
10. Terry and Rebecca Crews – Terry and Rebecca Crews have been together for more than 25 years, and they have three daughters (Azriel, Tera, and Wynfrey) and one son (Isaiah). Rebecca also has a daughter, Naomi Burton, from a previous relationship. Their grand total, five.
11. Valerie Bertinelli and Tom Vitale – When Valerie Bertinelli wed businessman Tom Vitale she gained four step-children, while Vitale became stepfather to Wolfe, Bertinelli’s son from her marriage to rocker, Eddie Van Halen. Together they have five kids.
12. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz – When R & B singer Alicia Keys married rapper and record producer Swizz Beatz he already had three children, Nicole, Kasseem, and Prince, from his previous relationship with ex-wife Mashonda Tifrere. Keys and Swizz Beatz also had two boys of their own, for a total of 5 kids.
13. Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus – After Billy Ray Cyrus divorced Cindy Smith in 1991, he had relationships with Kristin Luckey and Leticia “Tish” Finley. He fathered two children, who were both born in 1992: his first child Christopher Cody, who was raised by his mother Kristin, and Miley Cyrus. Billy Ray married Tish in 1993 while pregnant with their second child, son Braison. They have three children together: Miley Ray, Noah Lindsey Cyrus and Braison. He also adopted the two young children whom Tish brought to the marriage, daughter Brandi and son Trace, five kids total.
14. T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle – T.I. and wife, former Xscape member Tameka “Tiny” Cottle have two sons: Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III, and Major Philant Harris. T.I also has 2 sons by Lashon Dixon: Messiah Ya’ Majesty Harris, and Domani Uriah Harris. In addition, the rapper has a daughter, Deyjah Imani Harris, with his ex, R&B singer Ms. Niko, while Cottle has a daughter, Zonnique Jailee Pullins, from a previous relationship, for a grand total of six kids.
15. Steve Harvey and Marjorie Bridges – Funnyman Steve Harvey had four children before he and Marjorie wed. He had three children with his first wife Marcia, twin girls Karli and Brandi, and son Steven, Jr. With his second wife, Mary Shackelford, he had one son named Wynton. Bridges had three children from a previous marriage. Between the two of them, they have seven kids.
16. Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner – Costner had three kids with ex-wife Cindy Silva, Anne, Lily and Joe. The star also had a son, Liam, with former girlfriend Bridget Rooney in 1996. After Costner married Baumgartner in 2004 they had three more children, Cayden, Hayes and Grace. That’s a total of seven kids.
17. Joseph and Justine Simmons – Joseph, also known as Rev. Run, had three children, Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Joseph “Jojo” Simmons Jr. from a previous marriage. He married Justine and had three more kids, Daniel “Diggy” Simmons III, Russell “Russy” Simmons II, and Victoria Anne Simmons. Victoria was four pounds, five ounces when she was delivered via cesarean section, and died shortly after being born, due to a birth defect. They also adopted a baby girl, Miley Justine Simmons, for a total of seven children.
18. Marie Osmond and Stephen Craig – Osmond remarried her first husband, Stephen Craig, in 2011, almost 30 years after they initially walked down the aisle. Their first marriage produced one son, Stephen, who was born in 1983. After they divorced, she married music producer, Brian Blosil and had two biological children (Rachael and Matthew) and five adopted children (Jessica, Michael, Brandon, Brianna and Abigail) with him. The pair split in 2007. Osmond’s family produced eight children although sadly, her son Michael committed suicide in 2010.
19. Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg – Director, Steven Spielberg and actress, Kate Capshaw met when she was cast in his 1984 film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” When they got married in 1991, Spielberg already had one son, Max, with his ex-wife Amy Irving. Capshaw had a daughter, Jessica, from her previous marriage to Robert Capshaw. She also had an adopted son, Theo, whom Spielberg later adopted. Together, they had three more biological kids, Sasha, Sawyer, Destry and an adopted daughter, Mikaela. There are seven children in the Spielberg-Capshaw family.
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Fagit Olivero says
Alicia Keys is a singer, actress and Swizz Beatz is a producer and dj, they are both in the world of music. Alicia Keys is Swizz’s wife.
Alicia Keys is Nicole’s stepmother.
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Marly Maldonado` says
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith.
Jada’s Will’s wife
Trey’s Jada’s step-son
Will is Jada’s husband.
A blended family you become in a giant, and you teach so much about love, and commitment.