Celebrities Who Had Secret Children

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When Drake was called out by Pusha T on a diss track for having a secret child, everyone went crazy. But celebrities hiding their children or simply not knowing they have children isn’t something new.

There are tons of actors, actresses, musicians and entertainment personalities that have revealed a child they either weren’t aware of or kept secret for quite a long time. And when you’re famous, it’s hard to keep anything out of the limelight.


Thanks to Pusha T, the world now knows that Drake is father to Adonis, born in October 2011. The mother is French artist and former adult actress, Sophie Brussaux. On Drake’s most recent album, Scorpion, he confirmed the child was his.

Simon Cowell

Uh-oh! Simon Cowell is the father of Lauren Silverman’s baby, Eric, but she was also the wife of one of Cowell’s good friends. Scandal! Silverman and her then-husband divorced, and she’s been with Cowell ever since.

Gavin Rossdale

You know when you think you’re somebody’s godfather, but it turns out you’re their real father? That happened to musician Gavin Rossdale. A paternity test proved he was the father of Daisy Lowe. Surprise!

Chuck Norris

It wasn’t until his daughter Dina was 26 years old that Norris actually met her. Norris met her after she sent him a letter explaining that she was his daughter.

Steven Tyler

Though they have a strong relationship now, that wasn’t always the case for Steven Tyler and Liv Tyler. For years, Liv had no idea that the rock legend was her father. The next celeb with a secret child will surprise you.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Schwarzenegger fathered a child with an employee of his household, while he was still married to Maria Shriver. Shriver and Schwarzenegger divorced, and Schwarzenegger’s son is now 20 years old.

Tom Jones

Despite the fact that a paternity test proved that the singer fathered a child with a model, Jones denied it for years. In 2008, he finally acknowledged that it was true, but remains estranged from his son.

50 Cent

TMZ outed 50 Cent as the father of a boy named Sire when they leaked court documents. Good ol’ TMZ.

Dwyane Wade

While on a break from Gabrielle Union (who he is now married to), basketball player Dwyane Wade fathered a baby with Aja Metoyer. The baby was born in November 2013. Wade and Union became engaged two months later.

Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel

The actors and married couple are very tight-lipped about their relationship. It wasn’t until a costar of Bledel’s let it slip in an interview that the public knew Bledel and Kartheiser had a child together. Keep reading for more celebrities with secret children.

Donald Glover

Donald Glover is a very private person, despite being extremely famous. In a speech at the 2017 Golden Globes, Glover revealed he was a father, though little is known about his partner and two children.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

Another famous couple living a very private life, Gosling and Mendes managed to keep her pregnancies under wraps for awhile. Gosling thanked Mendes and his two daughters in his 2017 Golden Globes speech, but neither speak at length about their children or relationship.

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

The couple and costars were quiet about the birth of their child. When they were photographed with their newborn in Brooklyn, it was finally confirmed that she’d given birth.

Hugh Grant

This has to be a record: Hugh Grant fathered three children in the span of just 15 months with two different women. Wow. The man was busy!

Frank Sinatra

It’s just a rumor, but many believe that Ronan Farrow is actually the son of Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra, not Mia Farrow and Woody Allen. They share a similar eye color, sure, but it’s never been confirmed. Keep reading for more.

Charlie Heaton

The Stranger Things actor reportedly had a son with his ex, Akiko Matsuura. The two were previously in a band together.

Eric Clapton

While still married to Patti Boyd, Clapton had an affair with an Italian model. The affair resulted in the birth of a little boy, who tragically died in 1991

Clark Gable

Clark Gable had an affair with his Call of the Wild co-star, Loretta Young, which led to a daughter. The news didn’t break until years after Young died. Clark was married at the time of his affair.

Bow Wow

Bow Wow surprised everyone when he revealed that he has a daughter, who was born in 2011. We can’t help but wonder if Like Mike is one of her favorite movies?

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne’s two youngest children were born less than two months apart. The rapper has a total of four children with four different women. Share this with your friend who loves celeb gossip.