Hollywood is full of big families! Eddie Murphy is famous for his big brood, but he’s not the only star who has a lot of children. Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Madonna and more celebrities love caring for their large families.
Eddie has welcomed 10 kids of his own, and while he loves being a dad, caring for his six daughters and four sons certainly has its hurdles.
“Men kind of look at me like, ‘He’s crazy. How much did that s–t cost?’” he joked during a December 2019 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Fans can only imagine, but with an estimated net worth of $200 million, Eddie is living large. He became a grandfather for the first time in July 2019 when his son Myles welcomed his daughter, Evie, with his partner, Carly Fink. The comedian couldn’t help but gush over his newest role. “I like it, I’m happy with it,” he said.
With such a big family, you might think the actor would be ready to give up his career in Hollywood to focus on being a stay-at-home dad, but it’s actually the opposite. He’s been working harder than ever to support his big family. The Nutty Professor star was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards in 2023.
But he’s not the only Hollywood star with a huge, supportive family behind him. There are plenty of other A-listers who made their many kids their priority. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s brood clocks in at six kids, the same amount Madonna has. Donny Osmond is the proud dad of five kids and several grandkids, while his sister, Marie Osmond, has eight children and multiple grandchildren.
Sadly, Marie’s son Michael died in 2010. If it weren’t for her big family, the singer admits she would have struggled to carry on. “With my son, to get through that, I sang — and a lot of people judged me for going back to work so quickly,” The Talk alum told Closer in November 2016. “But I have seven other children who needed to keep living and that was how I processed my pain. Music is a powerful thing. When you stop loving music, you die. Music has always been there for me, through the highs and the lows.”
Donny and Marie come from a huge show business family, performing in the group The Osmonds from the time they were kids. Decades later, the family still spends time together whenever they can.
“For my children, we try to get together as much as possible,” Marie told Closer in January 2023. “My children love hanging out with each other, and the cousins love each other. I think it takes effort to have a family. You have to put in the time.”
Scroll below to see celebrities who have some of the largest families in Hollywood.
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