Relationships move so quickly in Hollywood that it’s almost impossible to keep up. With so many hookups, marriages, and divorces, it seems like breakups and makeups are constantly happening. Sometimes, two celebrities even become parents together, but the news cycle moves on so quickly (or they’re so private about it) that fans may not even be aware that they share children. Read on for 13 former celebrity couples who you totally forgot have kids together.
In total, Eddie Murphy has 10 children, but did you know that former Spice Girl Mel B. (real name Melanie Brown) happens to be the mother of one of his daughters? In 2007, she and Murphy welcomed a baby girl named Angel, who is now a teenager, though their relationship didn’t last much longer.
Kate Beckinsale has one daughter: Lily Mo Sheen, who is now in her twenties, with Good Omens star Michael Sheen. He and Beckinsale were together for seven years before they broke up, though they’ve remained on good terms ever since.
“We split up ages ago. We have been not together far longer than we were ever together. But I really love him and like him and we make each other roar with laughter,” she told ES Magazine of her ex in 2016.
It’s been almost 20 years since Helena Christensen and The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus went their separate ways, but their son Mingus, who was born in 1999, will always tie them together. Reedus, who’s now with Diane Kruger, still shouts Christensen out on Mother’s Day.
Actor Linda Hamilton and director James Cameron got together thanks to her role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Their marriage ended just two years after it begain, but not before they had a child together, daughter Josephine Archer.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are about as high-profile as it gets when it comes to celebrity couples, but before they got married and started a family, the NFL star dated Blue Bloods actor Bridget Moynahan for two years in the early 2000s. They broke up in 2006, when Moynahan was pregnant with their son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan. Despite the messy timeline, they all seem to be on good terms now.
After four years of marriage, Boyhood actor Patricia Arquette and The Punisher‘s Thomas Jane divorced, but it’s been so long since they split that you might have forgotten that they actually share a child, too. They welcomed their daughter, Harlow Olivia Calliope, in February 2003, and though she sometimes appears on the red carpet with her mom, she mostly lives her life out of the spotlight.
In November 2017, The Matrix star Laurence Fishburne and his wife of 14 years, Suits star Gina Torres, divorced, and at the same time, he filed for joint custody of their daughter, Delilah. He also has two older children with his first wife, Hajna O. Moss: another daughter, Montana, and a son, Langston.
Considering the fact that Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney were married for 17 years, it came as a shock when the actors divorced in 2007 after a two-year separation. They share a son, Clyde Keener Mulroney, who is now in his twenties.
Mary Louise Parker was actually seven months pregnant with their son, William, when her relationship with Billy Crudup ended and he started dating Claire Danes. Parker wrote about the situation in her 2015 memoir, Dear Mr. You, addressing the heartbreak she felt after Crudup left her.
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Though they were never married, Clint Eastwood and Titanic actor Frances Fisher dated around the time they starred in 1992’s Unforgiven together. A year later, their daughter, Francesca, was born. Eastwood would end up having eight kids all together.
You may not remember that they were once an item, but Roseanne star Laurie Metcalf and Scandal‘s Jeff Perry were married from 1983 to 1992. They have a daughter together: Zoe Perry, who’s worked with her both of her parents in different ways. She had an arc in Season 6 of Scandal, and she currently plays the younger version of Metcalf’s The Big Bang Theory character, Sheldon’s mom, on Young Sheldon.
After falling in love on the set of Time After Time, Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell got married in 1980. In 1989, Steenburgen filed for divorce, asking for sole custody of the former couple’s two children, Lilly and Charles. Six years later, she married Ten Danson, while McDowell is now married to Kelley Kuhr.
Though Benicio Del Toro and model Kimberly Stewart welcomed a daughter, Delilah, in 2011, after years of an on-again, off-again relationship, they broke up for good while Stewart was pregnant. They continue to co-parent peacefully, though—Del Toro even has a friendly relationship with his ex’s famous dad, Rod Stewart.
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