Over the years, Eddie Murphy has had a total of nine children with five different mothers.
Celebrities love children…it’s a nice way of describing what happens when someone is rich, famous, and not so careful. Unexpected children happen all the time, of course, to all sorts of people. But, when you’re a celebrity, it all happens in the public eye.
Sometimes, those brief flings with fans and models who happen to be in the bar where you’re hanging can prove to be very expensive. In some cases, the dads in question were very reluctant to admit any responsibility, and denials go on for years.
Of course, today there are DNA results that can settle those arguments for good. And, there are lawyers and a judicial system that want to make sure biological parents pay for their offspring. In the end, it’s hard to keep those love children secret.
In some cases, the surprise dads seem really eager to take up the role and play a real part in their unexpected children’s lives. Here’s a look at both sides of the coin.
20. CLINT EASTWOOD IS SECRETIVE
Clint Eastwood has won multiple Academy Awards in a decades long career of acting and directing. He’s also left a string of relationships, two ex-wives, and a string of children, some of whom he acknowledge, and the others, not so much. After two decades of secrecy, it was a story in the National Enquirer in 1989 that told the world about Clint’s daughter Kimber, born to a dancer Roxanne Tunis. According to biographer Patrick McGilligan, there was another child back in the 1950s before his first marriage that was given up for adoption. At one time in the 1980s, he was in a live-in relationship with frequent co-star Sondra Locke, and in a simultaneous relationship with Jacelyn Reeves, a flight attendant he’d met. He had two children with Jacelyn while still living with Sondra. The relationship with both women deteriorated, and it took him about a decade to acknowledge Jacelyn’s children Scott and Kathryn Eastwood as his own. It’s all good now, by all accounts, but it took decades.
19. HUGH GRANT MAKES UP FOR LOST TIME
Hugh Grant managed to stay clear of sticky romantic commitments and paternity suits until his early fifties, but then it seems like he decided to throw caution to the winds. Within four years, he’d conceived four children with two different women. In 2011, his daughter Tabitha was born after a brief relationship with Tinglan Hong, a hostess at a London restaurant. They broke up, and Hugh went on to Swedish TV producer Ana Eberstein. Their child, a son, was born in September 2012. In the meantime, he’d also gotten back together with Hong, and their second child, Felix, was born in 2013. After that, it seems that he and Hong finally called it quits for good, and Hugh got back together with Eberstein. Their second child was born in 2015.
The amazing thing is that he seems to have managed to keep everyone happy!
He pays for both kids and has a relationship with them. The latest: Hugh and Ana had a third child together in March 2018 and announced their engagement in May 2018.