For us, our parents will always be ‘mom’ and ‘dad’. But if they are famous, well, the kids have to step out from the house to realize how much famous their parents are.
Here are children of 15 celebrities who were stunned by the popularity of their parents.
Valentino and Matteo, Sons of Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin has once said in an interview that when he takes his twins to concerts when they were little, he always kept them backstage. So, it was a surprise when they realized that their father is a world famous singer.
“One day, when the kids were old enough, I told them to go to the front of the house. After they saw the lights and the whole show, they came up to me and said, ’Daddy, you’re Ricky Martin!’ I replied: ’I’m not Ricky Martin, I’m your father! And they immediately replied with ’No, no, no, no, you’re Ricky Martin,’ and everything changed.”
Daughters of Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell; Lincoln and Delta
The comedian Dax Shepard shared his memory when his daughters found out that their parents are famous, when he was in the The Late Show, with Stephen Colbert.
One of his daughters asked whether people listen to his podcast, is it because of him or because of his co-host. So Dax explained that they started listening to it because of him. And his daughter asked “But why?” And Dax’s answer was “Well, baby, because daddy is famous!”. Being more surprised by this answer, she asked, “Does Mom know?” and his reply was, “Of course, my love, your mom is more famous than I am!”
Daughter of Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber
“I think it was on my eighth birthday at Disneyland when I started to understand what was going on. I wanted to take pictures with the princesses, and everyone wanted to take pictures with her,” This is how the model, Kaia shared her experience with the Teen Vogue magazine in 2017, of realizing that her mother is famous for the first time.
Brooklyn Beckham, son of David Beckham
In 2017, Victoria and David Beckham’s son, Brooklyn, who is a photographer shared his experience with Wonderland magazine, how he found out at the age of 13 that his father is famous. “I went to a soccer game and people were shouting my dad’s name and my reaction was, ’What, oh my gosh, I don’t see it that way.’”
The son of Gwyneth Paltrow, Moses
Gwyneth discussed in an interview how his son realized that she is famous. He found out about it when they went to meet Justin Bieber. They suddenly became friendly and Justin and his people adored Gwyneth because she was in the Iron Man. So concluding all this, he realized “Ah, you’re in the movie!”
Brandon and Dylan, sons of Pamela Anderson
Pamela shared her memory about her sons finding that she is famous.
“They came up to me and said, ’Mom, are you Pamela Anderson!’ and I said, ’Yes!’ And they were like, ’What?’ They were like, ’What? Why are people saying that? Are you really Pamela Anderson?’ and I said, ’Well, yes!’”
Hilary Duff’s Son, Luca Comrie
Hilary Duff shared that, when his son saw her photos on magazines, he thought that that’s a normal thing every mom does. Hillary believes that one of his classmates might have said her name to her son as for him she is just ‘mom’. So, in one good day, her son came home and said, “I know your name, Hilary Duff.”
Jack Quaid, son of Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
“I fully recognize that the way I grew up wasn’t normal, but at the same time, despite what my parents did, they’re still mom and dad. It’s not like sitting around with some characters at dinner, my dad was never Jerry Lee Lewis at my graduation, and nothing was handled that way. From my perspective, if the other kids I grew up with had had famous parents as actors, then they would have thought, ’That’s the way of the world!”’
Jack, son of Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid opened up his experience too.
Georgia May, daughter of Mick Jagger
Georgia, the youngest daughter of Mick and Jerry Hall was once asked in an interview whether she was aware of the popularity of her parents.
“Not really, when I went on tour with my dad, I knew he was a musician, but they were my parents. I still think of my mom as kind of a clown, a cool one, but still a clown.”
Daughter of Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel, Alexa Ray,
Christie Brinkley and Billy Joel tries to keep their daughter Christie away from the shade of fame when she was little. So, she had no idea her parents are two international stars. She once commented that she thought why everyone would wave at them was they are famous in the neighborhood.
Michael Joseph, son of Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph once said in an interview with Good Morning America, that he and his siblings had no idea their father was a pop star.
“I think when we first realized it, was when we saw videos of him performing. Then I thought, ’OK, it’s normal to see women fainting at concerts.’ But what surprised me the most was when I saw big-muscled men fainting, so I thought, ’There’s something else going on here,’’ He commented laughing.
Son of Audrey Hepburn, Luca Dotti
Audrey’s youngest son Luca said in an interview with People that he never realized his mother was a world famous star.
“She was just a simple country girl. I don’t know who you’re talking about, you must be mistaken, my mother’s name is Dotti.” It’s what Luca used to say when reporters asked him about his mother “I didn’t know she was Audrey Hepburn until I was 6 years old,” Luca said.
Caleb and Liv, children of Julianne Moore
“A few years ago, when I won an award, they were at one of those film clubs. They had seen one or 2 of my films, but they didn’t know about all of them — so they came to me, amazed and shocked. First, they were shocked that I had made so many movies, and then because I was doing scandalous scenes,” Julianne said that her kids never thought that she was so famous.
Hazel, daughter of Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Bothe Emily and John never discusses their ‘fame’ at home, so they could give their children a normal life. But one day, their eldest daughter came Hazel came to Emily and asked, “Are you famous?”
Emily asked who told her that. But Hazel lost the interest of topic and said no more. “What I don’t want is for my daughters to feel important or special or for there to be the slightest glimmer of them feeling different from other kids. If they can ignore the fame for as long as possible, that would make me happy,”
Rumer, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Rumus said that she never realized how famous her parents were.
“We would go to Disneyland and people would come up and try to get their picture taken and I didn’t understand,” She said.
Interesting how they tried to give their kids a normal life, isn’t it?