Celebrity Children You Didn’t Realize Are All Grown Up
Claire Miles - May 3, 2020

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Celebrity kids are immediately put into the public eye from the moment of their birth. While some celebrity parents try their hardest to keep their child out of the spotlight, there are some who have been followed from a very young age. Here are some of the most recognizable celebrity and their kids, and how they have changed over the years.

 

Kurt Cobain’s Daughter

 

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (right) with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California

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This photograph of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain with their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards. Kurt Cobain met Courtney Love when Nirvana was at its peak and Cobain was having difficultly dealing with his newfound fame. Their relationship was brief and intense; after just four months of dating, Love was pregnant with their daughter and wed in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1992.

 

 

Frances Bean Cobain

 

Frances Bean Cobain attends 'Other Peoples Children launch and store opening' at Other Peoples Children on March 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

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Frances Cobain was born on August 18, 1992, in Los Angeles, California. At the time, there were rumors swirling around when Vanity Fair published Lynn Hirschberg’s article “Strange Love,” which alleged pretty negative things about Frances’ mom. Frances attended Bard College where she studied art. She has since dabbled in modeling; she was photographed for Elle magazine. She also is an artist and debuted a collection of artwork over the years.

 

Kate Moss’s Daughter

 

Kate Moss and Lila Grace Moss are seen on May 09, 2013 in London, United Kingdom

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Kate Moss began dating Jefferson Hack in 2001 after interviewing her for the magazine he found, Dazed and Confused. Though the couple split they are still close today. Hack even attended Moss’s wedding to Jamie Hince in 2011!

 

 

Lila Grace Moss-Hack

 

Supermodel Kate Moss and daughter Lila Grace Moss-Hack are seen on January 18, 2020 in Paris, France

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Lila Grace Moss definitely takes after her mother! In 2018, Lila Grace Moss landed her first modeling campaign with Marc Jacobs Beauty. The two have a very strong mother-daughter bond. Of her adorable relationship with her daughter, Kate told Harper’s BAZAAR in 2018, “She teaches me everything.” 

 

Katie Holmes’ Daughter

 

Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise and their daughter Suri leave their hotel on October 20, 2007 in New York City

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The two biggest names in Hollywood were together for almost a decade. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise stepped out as a couple for the first rime in April 2005. During his appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Cruise jumped on the set’s couch to profess his love for Holmes. Cruise said, “I’m in love. I’m in love and it’s one of those things where you want to be cool, like, ‘Yeah I like her’…that’s not how I feel.” He added,  “I wanted to meet this person and I met her and she’s extraordinary.”

 

 

Suri Cruise

 

Katie Holmes (L) and Suri Cruise are seen in the Upper West Side on July 22, 2019 in New York City

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On June 29, 2012, Holmes announced she was filing for divorce from Cruise. A representative for Cruise said, “Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children.” According to People magazine, lawyers decided very quickly that Holmes would receive primary custody of 6-year-old Suri. According to Extra, Holmes revealed, “I have to say, I did recently see some fansite [about Suri] posted when she was a baby, and it was very intense. We were followed a lot when she was little…I just wanted her outside, so I would walk her around to find parks at, like, six in the morning when nobody would see us.” Right now Suri is 14 years old!

 

Cindy Crawford’s Daughter

 

Cindy Crawford and daughter Kaya Jordan Gerber

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Cindy Crawford is one of the most common household names in Hollywood. Her long years of success at modeling made her an international celebrity. In 2000, Crawford quit full-time modeling and now appears only occasionally in fashion magazines. In the April 2016 issue of Vogue Paris, Crawford and her daughter Kaia Gerbe appeared together on the cover. Crawford was married to actor Richard Gere from 1991 to 1995 when they divorced. She then married businessman and former model Rande Gerber in 1998.

 

 

Kaia Gerber

 

Kaia Gerber attends 2018 Best Buddies Mother's Day Brunch Hosted by Vanessa & Gina Hudgens on May 12, 2018 in Malibu, California

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Kaia Gerber certainly takes after her mother! At just 10 years old, Gerber landed her first modeling gig with Versace’s junior line, Young Versace. Gerber has since had a full modeling career having worked for Teen Vogue, Vogue, and Pop Magazine. In 2017, she made her runway debut for Calvin Klein’s collection. She was even awarded the Model of the Year at the Fashion Awards in 2018.

 

Lionel Richie’s Daughter

 

Lionel Richie and Sophia Richie attends the MYZOS Launch Party at Fred Segal on August 22, 2009 in Santa Monica, California

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Lionel Richie married his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey, in 1975. The couple adopted Nicole Camille Escovedo (aka, Nicole Richie), the daughter of one of the members of Lionel’s band. Harvey and Richie divorced after 18 years of marriage.

 

 

Sofia Richie

 

Sofia Richie attends VIOLET GREY'S Estée Lauder Act IV capsule makeup collection launch honoring Danielle Lauder on January 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California

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Daughter of singer Lionel Richie and sister of television personality Nicole Richie, Sofia Richie certainly comes from a long lineage of stars. Sofia Richie’s godfather was singer Michael Jackson and is close friends with the late singer’s daughter, Paris Jackson. Though Sofia took an immediate liking to music, she decided it was too much pressure to live up to her father’s stature in the music industry. She has since had a very successful career modeling.

 

Michael Jackson’s Daughter

 

Paris Jackson (L) Prince Michael Jackson I and Prince Michael Jackson II appear onstage during the Michael Jackson public memorial service held at Staples Center on July 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

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Michael Jackson’s legacy is one that will be remembered forever. The King of Pop was a best selling singer, songwriter, and dancer. Jackson’s success as the lead singer of his family’s group the Jackson 5 led to his astonishing worldwide success as a solo artist. Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of rock icon Elvis Presley, in 1994. However, the couple divorced in 1996. Later that same year, Jackson married nurse Debbie Rowe, though they divorced in 1999. The couple had two children together, song Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson Jr. and daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson.

 

 

Paris Jackson

 

Paris Jackson attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California

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Paris Jackson is no stranger to the limelight. She plays a few instruments, writes and sings songs, and models. She told the Rolling Stones that modeling comes naturally tp her. “I’ve had self-esteem issues for a really, really long time. But there’s a moment when I’m modeling where I forget about my self-esteem issues and focus on what the photographer’s telling me- and I feel pretty.” Paris also shares her father’s passion for charitable causes. She sees fame as a way to draw attention to bigger problems.