You’d be surprised, but five children for celebrities isn’t a big number.
First of all, they can afford having a lot of little troublemakers, and second, famous men often have multiple marriages, which result in more kids than any of us could ever afford.
So who are these proud celebrity parents and what was their road to happy parenthood like?
Chuck Norris – 5
TV’s tough guy Chuck Norris has five children from three different women. Norris’s first son was born in 1962, just two years after Chuck married his first wife, Dianne Kay Holechek. Just a year later, the couple announced another child, a daughter, but she was a result of Chuck’s affair. Dianne accepted the love child in her family. The couple had one more son in 1964 and divorced in 1989. Nine years later, Norris married again. His second wife, Gena O’Kelley, gave him twins in 2001. Notably, Chuck has thirteen grandkids as of 2017.
Bruce Willis – 5
What’s interesting about Bruce Willis’ children is that they’re all girls. Famous actor had his first three daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah with his first wife Demi Moore. After their divorce in 2000, Bruce couldn’t find love for a long time, until Emma Heming, whom he married in 2009. Emma gave birth to Bruce’s fourth daughter, Mabel Ray, in 2012. The couple’s second, and Willis’s final, baby girl, Evelyn Penn, was born in 2014, when the actor was 59 years old.
Paul McCartney – 5
Occupation: Musical artist
Despite the famous Beatles’ numerous relationships, he’s only had children with two women. Four of McCartney’s five kids came from his first wife, Linda Eastman, including his perhaps most famous daughter Stella. One of the couple’s children was Linda’s daughter from her previous relationship, whom Paul adopted. They stayed married until Linda’s untimely death from breast cancer in 1988. In 2002, Paul married a former model Heather Mills, who gifted the famous singer with his fourth daughter. McCartney was 61 years old when his last child was born.
Occupation: Actor, politician, former athlete
Before the world found out about Arnold’s illegitimate child in 2011, it was thought that Terminator only had four kids, all with his wife Maria Shriver. Shriver and Schwarzenegger married in 1986. Their first two daughters were born in 1989 and 1991 respectively, followed by two sons in 1993 and 1997. For over 14 years no one knew that Arnold had another son in 1997, but from the family’s housekeeper Mildred Baena. Joseph Baena has since been accepted by Schwarzenegger as his own. However, the news did break Arnold and Maria’s 25-year long union.
Charlie Sheen – 5
Charlie Sheen has five children: three daughters and two sons. Sheen had his oldest daughter, Paula, with his girlfriend from school, whom he never married. Through Paula Charlie has one grandchild. Sheen then had twin daughters with his second wife, famous actress Denise Richards, in 2004. After their divorce in 2006, Sheen married Brooke Mueller, who also gave him twins, but boys this time. The couple divorced in 2011, and although the famous actor found love again, it’s doubtful he’ll have any more children, considering his HIV status.
Bill Cosby – 5
Judging from Cosby’s infamous sexual history, you might be surprised that he’s fathered children with only one woman. Coming from a protestant background, Cosby had only one wife, Camille Hanks, whom he’s still legally married to. The couple had five children together: four daughters and one son. Unfortunately, Bill’s only son, Ennis, was murdered in 1997 when he was 31. In addition, one of his daughters Ensa died of a renal disease in 2018 at the age of 45.
Tori Spelling – 5
Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott have five children together. However, their relationship began when they were both married to other people. The couple quickly realized they were meant to be and divorced their spouses. Only one month after the second divorce was finalized, Tori and Dean got married. Tori adopted his son from a previous marriage. Considering that they had their last child in 2017, there’s still a possibility of more kids for Spelling.
Michael Jordan – 5
Occupation: Basketball player
Legendary Michael Jordan is a proud father of three girls and two boys. His first wife, Juanita Vanoy gave Michael his first three children: two boys and one girl. The couple divorced after 13 years of marriage in 2002, but reconciled shortly after only to part ways for good in 2006. In 2011, Michael returned to the married life and settled with Yvette Prieto, who gave birth to Jordan’s identical twin daughters in 2014. Michael was 51 years old at the time.
Alec Baldwin – 5
Alec Baldwin is a father to five beautiful children from two different women. He shares only one daughter, Ireland, with his first wife, famous actress Kim Basinger. Ireland followed in her mother’s footsteps and is currently a successful model. The couple divorced in 2002. It took Alec 9 years to find love again. In 2011, he married Hilaria Thomas, who gave birth to the actor’s four more children: three sons and one daughter. Baldwin was 57 when his last son was born. Notably, Alec has three brothers. All of the Baldwin brothers combined have 15 children.
Occupation: Actor, director
Sylvester Stallone fathered five children in his lifetime. He had two boys with Sasha Czack, his first wife, in 1976 and 1979. Stallone’s first son, Sage, passed away in 2012 at the age of 36 from a heart disease. And the couple’s second son, Seargeoh, was diagnosed with autism when he was young. After the couple’s divorce in 1985, Sylvester was briefly married for the second time. However, the famous actor welcomed three beautiful daughters with Jennifer Flavin. The couple wedded in 1997 and is still together.
Malcolm McDowell – 5
He was married 3 times but only with two wives had kids. In marriage with actress Mary Steenburgen he became a father to son Charlie and daughter Lilly. With his 23-years-younger third wive Kelley Kuhr Malcolm has 3 sons: Beckett, Finnian and Seamus.
Diana Ross – 5
Occupation: Singer, actress
Diana is a happy mother of 3 daughters and 2 sons from 3 different men. She gave birth to her oldest daughter at 27 and her youngest son Evan Ross was born when she was 44 years old.