15 Celebrity Kids Who Are All Grown Up Now
From the Smiths to the Jolie-Pitts, these are the Hollywood offspring you've watched grow up.
Some celebrity parents are avidly against exposing their children to the public, ensuring that they're not photographed by paparazzi and, in some cases, not even releasing their names. But there are also those star spawn who we've been seeing on red carpets, in photoshoots, and all over Instagram since they were tiny. And when you remember when a celeb's kid was born like it was yesterday, it's a bit of a reality check regarding the passage of time to see them all grown up and well into their own careers. The world has watched as these 15 celebrity kids have grown up, so don't worry—you're not the only one who feels old being reminded that they're now full adults. And for stars who have recently grown their families, here are 15 Celebrities Who've Had Babies During the Pandemic.
David and Victoria Beckham's eldest child Brooklyn is—somehow—21 years old. Pictured here at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival with his former girlfriend, singer Hana Cross, the model and photographer is now engaged to actress Nicola Peltz. And if you want to remember what Hollywood was like when he was still in diapers, here are 23 Celeb Red Carpet Photos From 2000 You Have to See to Believe.
Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon had two children with her former husband, Cruel Intentions costar Ryan Phillippe: Ava, 20, and Deacon, 17. (She also has a child with her current husband, Jim Toth.) Ava, a model and college student, is the spitting image of her famous mom, which causes quite a few double takes when they show up at events together.
Frances Bean Cobain
Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, is 27—as old as the Nirvana frontman was when he passed. A model and a visual artist, Frances was married to musician Isaiah Silva for three years and controls the publicity rights to her father's image and work.
The eldest daughter of director Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow started popping up in her father's films when she was just a child. While she was usually sharing scenes with her sister, Iris, Maude has shown more interest in pursuing acting as a career. The 22-year-old is part of the cast of the HBO drama Euphoria and recently played the sister of Pete Davidson's character in The King of Staten Island, which Judd directed. And for more talked-about stars, here are The 13 Hottest Celebrity Couples of the Summer.
Now 28, Jack Quaid is following in the footsteps of two famously charming parents: Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid. His first feature film credit was no less than the original Hunger Games (he played Marvel), and more recently, he's starred in the millennial rom-com Plus One and the Amazon series The Boys.
Kaia and Presley Gerber
Naturally, the children of pioneering supermodel Cindy Crawford are photogenic enough to enter the family business. (It's in their blood on both sides—while dad Rande Gerber is known more for his business ventures, he's also dabbled in modeling.) Presley (21) and Kaia Gerber (18) are both pros in front of the camera, though Kaia is also known for her relationships with Pete Davidson and Cara Delevingne. For celebrity news delivered right to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Harley Quinn Smith
Harley Quinn Smith made her acting debut when she was just a baby, playing a flashback version of Silent Bob, the frequent onscreen alter ego of her filmmaker dad Kevin Smith (left, with costar Jason Mewes on the right), in his movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Now 21, Smith has continued to act in films (including a few of her father's), plays bass in a punk band, and has a podcast about the vegan lifestyle.
Zahara and Maddox Jolie-Pitt
Maddox and Zahara Jolie-Pitt were the first two of six children to come into Angelina Jolie's life. Born in Cambodia and Ethiopia, respectively, Maddox (19) and Zahara (15) dominated headlines when Jolie became their mom, and both accompanied her to the premiere of the Maleficent sequel last year. Indeed, while you may still be picturing the Jolie-Pitt brood as a bunch of cute, rambunctious toddlers, Pax is 16, Shiloh is 14, and Knox and Vivienne are both 12.
Fans of the late Steve Irwin got to know his daughter Bindi Irwin early in her life, as she frequently appeared on his show, dressed in matching khaki and hanging off of her "Crocodile Hunter" dad. She was only 9 when she got a series of her own, and Bindi has kept her father's legacy alive, continuing his conservationist work and serving as a presenter on several animal-themed shows. (She also won Dancing With the Stars!) Newly married this year, Bindi and her husband Chandler Powell just announced that they're expecting their first child.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's oldest child Jaden has pursued more acting, music, and fashion projects than some people twice his 22 years—but he did get an early start. Jaden starred opposite his father in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness when he was only 8. Four years later, he had his first taste of recording success when he had a featured rap on Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never." More recently, he released two solo albums, starred in Netflix's musical drama The Get Down, and has a new feature film on deck.
Jaden's younger sister Willow Smith, 19, had a huge viral hit at the tender age of 10 with her song, "Whip My Hair." Though she also acted alongside dad Will (in I Am Legend), Willow has mostly done voice work. She also cohosts Jada's Red Table Talk show on Facebook and continues to record and release music.
Twenty-two-year-old Paris Jackson is the most public-facing of the late Michael Jackson's three children. She's dabbled in modeling, acting, and music, and is next set to play Jesus (yes, that Jesus) in an upcoming film titled Habit.
The daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, 24-year-old Ireland Baldwin has been modeling since she was 18 and has acted in a few films, including a 2020 horror flick called A Dark Foe. In addition, she's done some professional gigs as a DJ and is a staunch advocate for animal rights.