A side effect of fame is that celebs often share their family with the world. While celebrity parents revel in their kid’s milestones more than others, their fans feel parental pride, too. That’s why, when you see celebrity kids grown up, it’s understandable if they tug on your heartstrings a bit. Like, when did this happen? When did these kids become little adults? Weren’t they toddling down a red carpet just a few years ago? Boy, do they grow up fast! Here are Hollywood’s not-so-little stars all grown up.
Kurt Cobain – Francis Bean Cobain
Francis Cobain is the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain. Recently, she shared an emotional post about how she overcame her battle with mental health issues.
Her post read, “I made it! Honestly, 20-year-old Frances wasn’t sure that was going to happen. At the time, an intrinsic sense of deep self-loathing dictated by insecurity, destructive coping mechanisms & more trauma than my body or brain knew how to handle, informed how I saw myself and the world; through a lens of resentment for being brought into a life that seemingly attracted so much chaos and the kind of pain tied to grief that felt inescapable. Then, an event on a plane that brought me closer in proximity to death is, ironically, the event that catapulted me towards running at this lived experience with radical gratitude. I’m glad to have proven myself wrong & to have found ways to transform pain into knowledge.”
Anna Nicole Smith – Dannielynn Birkhead
Dannielynn Birkhead is the only daughter of the late Anna Smith and Larry Birkhead. She recently turned sixteen. Her dad posted a sweet message for her on social media to celebrate the milestone.
The post was captioned, “Sixteen years ago, my beautiful baby was born. That’s if you want to feel really old. Many people thought the odds were stacked against you, but maybe that was geared more toward me than you. Through tragedy, turmoil, and a couple of baby tantrums-today you shine bright and are so accomplished.” The Instagram post included a collage of photos from his daughter’s childhood, including snaps with Anna, who died in 2007.
Johnny Depp – Lily-Rose Depp
pictures of Johnny Depp with young Lily-Rose Depp literally give me life. pic.twitter.com/YfvI1E5la8— e l k e (@heathjudedepp) November 13, 2020
Lily-Rose was born on May 27, 1999. She’s an actress and model. Her father is actor Johnny Depp, and her mother is singer Vanessa Paradis. Lily was born in France but grew up in the United States.
Depp has featured in movies since she was a child and became more well-known when she starred as a dancer in the 2014 film, The Dancer. She has been nominated for César Awards as the “Most Promising Actress” for her role in the film. Lily is also a Chanel brand ambassador.
Micheal Jackson – Paris Jackson
Beautiful @ParisJackson Paris Jackson— Models Of Diversity (@ModsOfDiversity) October 2, 2022
wows in a black dress as she attends Givenchy PFW show pic.twitter.com/t1dLI7weyU
Paris Jackson is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe. Her parents got divorced when she was young, and Rowe gave up custody. Paris has a younger brother named Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket) and an older brother, Prince Jackson.
Her piercing blue eyes, beauty, and talent landed her a contract with IMG Models and also got her her first acting job. In 2018, she starred in the movie Gringo. She also released her first single in October 2020.
Will Smith – Willow Smith
Willow Smith is the daughter of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith. After acting in a few shows, Willow released a hit single called Whip My Hair. Unfortunately, the stress of fame made her step away from the spotlight.
Later, she started making music again as WILLOW. She overcame her doubts and embraced her love for rock, releasing an album called Lately I Feel Everything. Her album was a major success. Willow’s music has strong ties to the Black community. Besides music, she co-hosts Red Table Talk, with her mother and grandmother.
Bon Jovi- Jacob Hurley Bongiovi
Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, Jon Bon Jovi, Romeo Bongiovi, Dorothea Hurley and Jacob Bongiovi attend the Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace on November 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M.Benett/Centrepoint/Getty Images for Centrepoint) pic.twitter.com/Lu9PiPfHeT— Jon Bon Jovi – My Idol Forever (@JonBonJoviMyId1) September 26, 2020
Actor Jacob Bongiovi (aka Jake Bongiovi) is one of four children born to John and Dorothea Bongiovi. His father is best known as the lead singer of Bon Jovi. Jake has over a million people following him on Instagram. Recently, he has been in the news for dating British actress Millie Bobby Brown, the lead star of Stranger Things.
Though his father was a singer, Jake didn’t follow in his footsteps. Instead, he wants to establish himself as a well-known actor. Jake has had roles in Sweethearts and PeopleTV. We hope to see him in the lead on other significant projects soon.
Leslie Mann- Maude Apatow
Maude Apatow is the daughter of screenwriter Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann. She first appeared onstage in musicals like Cabaret and Into the Woods when she was in high school. After studying theater at Northwestern University, she landed minor roles on many of her dad’s projects.
Maude’s best known for her performance on the hit HBO series Euphoria, in which she played Lexi Howard. The young star has acted in Knocked Up, This Is 40, Funny People, The House of Tomorrow, Other People, and Assassination Nation, among other films.