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12 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Have Giant Families

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I know in older generations, having a big family was totally normal. But as things start to get more expensive and as both parents hit the workforce, you rarely see a family with more than four children.

There's of course the odd family, like the Duggars, who take things to the extreme, but more often than not you'll find that most families choose to stop at two or three kids.

This especially makes sense in the Hollywood world. With celebrities and their demanding schedules, it's got to be tough to manage a big family. But somehow these celebs are able to balance it all.

Well, some of them are.

1. Marie Osmond

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One half of the famous duo Donny & Marie has eight kids.

  1. Stephen James Craig, with her first (and third) husband Stephen Lyle Craig
  2. Jessica Marie Blosil (adopted), with ex-husband Brian Blosil
  3. Rachel Lauren Blosil, with ex-husband Brian Blosil
  4. Michael Brian Blosil (adopted, died 2010), with ex-husband Brian Blosil
  5. Brandon Warren Blosil (adopted), with ex-husband Brian Blosil
  6. Brianna Patricia Blosil (adopted), with ex-husband Brian Blosil
  7. Matthew Richard Blosil, with ex-husband Brian Blosil
  8. Abigail Olive May Blosil (adopted), with ex-husband Brian Blosil

2. Madonna

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Madonna was known for her wild ways in the 80s, but the music sensation also has a mothering side to her! Madge has six kids in total.

  1. Lourdes Leon, with Carlos Leon
  2. Rocco Ritchie, with Guy Ritchie
  3. David Ritchie (adopted), with Guy Ritchie
  4. Mercy James, adopted by Madonna
  5. Esther, adopted my Madonna
  6. Stella, adopted my Madonna

3. Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson has a total of nine children, most of which came from his first marriage, ranging from ages one to 38.

  1. Hannah, with ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore
  2. Edward, with ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore
  3. Christian, with ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore
  4. William, with ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore
  5. Louis, with ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore
  6. Milo, with ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore
  7. Thomas, with ex-wife Robyn Denise Moore
  8. Lucia, with Oksana Grigorieva
  9. Lars, with Rosalind Ross

4. Justin Chambers

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The Grey's Anatomy hunk may play a womanizer on the show, but Justin Chambers and his wife Keisha have been married since 1993! Together, they have five kids.

  1. Isabella
  2. Maya
  3. Kaila
  4. Eva
  5. Jackson

5. Evander Holyfield

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He may be down half an ear, but Holyfield still managed to father 11 children through six different women.

  1. Evander Jr.
  2. Eve Elizabeth
  3. Evette Ashley
  4. Ewan Ezekiel
  5. Elijah Jedidiah
  6. Elijah Esaias
  7. Eli Ethan
  8. Eleazer Evan
  9. Emani Winter
  10. Eden Eloise
  11. Ebonne Esheal

6. Clint Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood has seven kids, one of whom hates being compared to his dad!

  1. Kimber Tunis, with Roxanne Tunis
  2. Kyle Eastwood, with ex-wife Maggie Johnson
  3. Alison Eastwood, with ex-wife Maggie Johnson
  4. Scott Reeves, with Jacelyn Reeves
  5. Kathryn Reeves, with Jacelyn Reeves
  6. Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, with ex-partner Frances Fisher
  7. Morgan Eastwood, with ex-wife Dina Ruiz

7. Steven Spielberg

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The famed director has six kids of his own, plus a step-daughter who you may know from Grey's Anatomy.

  1. Max Samuel, with ex-wife Amy Irving
  2. Theo Spielberg (adopted), with wife Kate Capshaw
  3. Sasha Rebecca Spielberg, with wife Kate Capshaw
  4. Sawyer Avery Spielberg, with wife Kate Capshaw
  5. Mikaela George Spielberg (adopted), with wife Kate Capshaw
  6. Destry Allyn Spielberg, with wife Kate Capshaw
  7. Jessica Capshaw, step-daughter

8. Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill just hit the road for her first tour in ages, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. I wonder if she's bringing her six kids on the road?

  1. Zion David Marley, with former partner Rohan Marley
  2. Selah Louis Marley, with former partner Rohan Marley
  3. Joshua Omaru Marley, with former partner Rohan Marley
  4. John Nesta Marley, with former partner Rohan Marley
  5. Sarah Marley, with former partner Rohan Marley
  6. Micah Hill, father unknown

9. Bob Marley

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Speaking of the Marley family, Bob had his fair share of kids, including the father of five of Lauryn Hill's kids.

  1. Cedelia Marley, with ex-wife Alpharita Constantia "Rita" Anderson
  2. David "Ziggy" Marley, with ex-wife Alpharita Constantia "Rita" Anderson
  3. Stephen Marley, with ex-wife Alpharita Constantia "Rita" Anderson
  4. Sharon (adopted), from Rita's previous marriage
  5. Stephanie (adopted), from an extramarital affair Rita had
  6. Robbie Marley, with Pat Williams
  7. Rohan Marley, with Janet Hunt
  8. Karen Marley, with Janet Bowen
  9. Julian Marley, with Lucy Pounder
  10. Ky-Mani Marley, with Anita Belnavis
  11. Damian Marley, with Cindy Breakspeare

10. Kevin Costner

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The Dances With Wolves actor has seven kids ranged from ages 33 to eight.

  1. Anne Clayton, with ex-wife Cindy Silva
  2. Lily McCall, with ex-wife Cindy Silva
  3. Joseph, with ex-wife Cindy Silva
  4. Liam, with Bridget Rooney
  5. Cayden Wyatt, with wife Christine Baumgartner
  6. Hayes Logan, with wife Christine Baumgartner
  7. Grave Avery, with wife Christine Baumgartner

11. Mia Farrow

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The 73-year-old actress has fourteen children, three of whom tragically died.

  1. Matthew Previn, with ex-husband André Previn
  2. Sascha Previn, with ex-husband André Previn
  3. Soon-Yi Previn (adopted), with ex-husband André Previn
  4. Lark Previn (adopted), with ex-husband André Previn
  5. Fletcher Previn, with ex-husband André Previn
  6. Summer "Daisy" Previn (adopted), with ex-husband André Previn
  7. Moses Farrow (adopted), with ex-partner Woody Allen
  8. Dylan "Eliza"/"Malone" Farrow (adopted), with ex-partner Woody Allen
  9. Satchel "Ronan" Farrow (adopted), with ex-partner Woody Allen
  10. Tam Farrow (adopted), adopted alone by Mia Farrow
  11. Isaiah Farrow (adopted), adopted alone by Mia Farrow
  12. Gabriel "Thaddeus" Farrow (adopted), adopted alone by Mia Farrow
  13. Kaeli-Shea "Quincy" Farrow (adopted), adopted alone by Mia Farrow
  14. Frankie-Minh Farrow (adopted), adopted alone by Mia Farrow

Tam Farrow died of heart failure at the age of 19, though Moses Farrow claims it was an overdose of pills due to depression.

Lark Farrow died at the age of 35 after a long battle with illness, which Moses Farrow has stated was AIDS-related due to a long battle with addiction.

Thaddeus Farrow died at the age of 27 after what was believed to have been a car accident. The medical examiner later concluded his death was a suicide, after it was revealed that Thaddeus had shot himself in the torso.

12. Dog The Bounty Hunter

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Dog the Bounty Hunter, whose real name is Duane Lee Chapman, has had twelve children over the years.

  1. Christopher Michael Hecht (given up for adoption), with ex-girlfriend Debbie White
  2. Duane Lee Chapman II, with first wife La Fonda Sue Honeycutt
  3. Leland Chapman, with first wife La Fonda Sue Honeycutt
  4. Zebediah Duane Chapman, with second wife Anne M. Tegnell
  5. Wesley Chapman, with second wife Anne M. Tegnell
  6. J.R. "James" Chapman, with second wife Anne M. Tegnell
  7. Barbara Katie "B.K." Chapman, with third wife Lyssa Rae Brittain
  8. Tucker Dee Chapman, with third wife Lyssa Rae Brittain
  9. "Baby" Lyssa Rae Chapman, with third wife Lyssa Rae Brittain
  10. Bonnie Joanna Chapman, with wife Beth Barmore
  11. Garry Chapman, with wife Beth Barmore
  12. Cecily (adopted), Barmore's daughter from a previous marriage

What's the most kids you'd be willing to have?

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