With the fame and fortune of Hollywood and more it’s easy to forget that celebrities do have some common experiences with the general public. And one of them is one of the most special relationships to be had: a grandparent and their grandchild.
Grandparents are usually one of the most important bonds made in a family and here are 10 celebrities you probably didn’t know had grandkids of their own.
Lauryn Hill is one of the most impactful artists of her generation. She also holds the title of grandmother in addition to being one of the most influential rappers of our time. Lauryn’s grandchild comes from her first son Zion. Hill has a song dedicated to Zion off her first album, the iconic The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, titled “To Zion” where she doubles down on her love for her son.
The Bruce Almighty actor became a grandpa in 2010 when his daughter Jane gave birth to a baby boy. After a decade of being a grandfather, Carrey went onto Lorraine to promote his new film Sonic the Hedgehog and revealed some information about his grandson. According to Carrey him and Jackson played the Sonic game together and that Jackson “trash talks” his grandfather. But it’s clear that it’s all in good fun as Carrey referred to Jackson as his ‘best bud.’
King’s daughter Kirby Bumpus welcomed a baby boy named Luca Miller back in 2021 and the CBS talk-show host gushed about her role as grandma to her viewers. “Listen, I know people have grandchildren every day, but there’s something about when you have your own that you go, ‘Oh my God, how long has this been going on?'” she said.
Hip-hop cultural icon Snoop Dogg is a grandfather to not one, not two, but six. According to People, Snoop Dogg had this to say about his role as grandpa. “I am a grandfather of six, with one on the way. And my grandkids are my everything because they all individually get a piece of my heart and they’re different,” the father of three, 51, says in the clip. “My oldest grandson Zion told me he’s the biggest star in the family. He took my Snoop Loopz box and put his own little cover on the front and made his own cereal.”
Diana Ross is the proud grandmother of eight beautiful grandkids. Her daughter Rhonda says, “She’s a great grandmother… she’s so loving and so generous.”
While at the premier of his 2020 film The Runner Cage spoke with PEOPLE about his experience as a grandparent. Cage said his favorite thing about Lucien, his grandchild, is ‘his smile.’ Lucien’s father is Weston, one of Cage’s sons with ex-girlfriend Christina Fulton.
Kid Rock, who became a grandfather at the age of 43, is enjoying his new role. His friends tell him, “How lucky are you, to be able to see your granddaughter do so much stuff? You’ll be at her wedding.” Kid Rock responds, “So many things you might not see if you have kids later in life, which seems to be the trend now for most responsible adults.”
At 70 years old Jessica Lange is still going strong in her career and her role as a grandmother. “It’s even more fun – there’s the chance to do it again,” she says of being a grandmother. “It’s the perfect order of nature: You raise your children, and then the next generation comes along.”
Vogue’s editor in chief is about to be a grandmother for the third time as her daughter Bee Shaffer is pregnant! Sources close to Bee told E!News, which broke the news, that she and Francesco, Bee’s husband, are expecting and that those close to the couple are very excited.
Whoopi Goldberg, the renowned American actress, comedian, and television host, recently announced on social media that she has become a great-grandmother for the first time. In a heartfelt video, she can be seen feeding the newborn with all the love and affection possible and gushing over her expanding family.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones are now step-grandparents of two children as Michael’s son Cameron Douglas welcomed his second child, a baby boy named Ryder T. Douglas. Michael and Catherine reacted to the news with ecstatic comments after Cameron announced his baby’s arrival on Instagram. Cameron has been a dedicated family man since his release from prison in 2016, which he spent nearly seven years in over drug charges. He credited Michael and Catherine for being his support system amid his difficult past and legal drama.