10 Celeb Kids Who Refused To Follow In Mom Or Dad's Footsteps (10 Who Caved)

There's something mystical about the life of a celebrity that seems like it would be different than the family life of a non-celeb — as if having a child as a celebrity is any different than having a child as someone who's not famous. Nevertheless, non-celebs have these wild obsessions over a celebrity's life off-screen and who they choose to spend their time with. Likewise, many of us assume the spawn of these celebs have a direct "in" if they want to turn to the limelight themselves.

However, that's not what every celebrity child wants. Growing up in the spotlight themselves, some of these kids (now adults) opted for a quieter life. Sure, they may still reside in the rolling hills of West Hollywood, but they chose lifestyles that come without the red carpet.

On the other hand, we also have 10 "kids" who decided they wanted to follow in their parents' shoes, and, boy oh boy, did it pay off.

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20 Strayed: Raphael De Niro


Everyone knows actor Robert De Niro. The man is an on-screen legend who has been in Hollywood himself almost his entire life. Off-screen though, he had six children of his own. One of them, Raphael De Niro, opted to stay away from the paparazzi. Raphael decided to stay in New York City and become a Real Estate Broker; and a very successful one at that. The non-celebrity son has been married once and appears to share three kids with his fiance, Hannah Carnes.

19 Caved: Lebron "Bronny" James Jr.


NBA star, LeBron James, married his high school sweetheart, Savannah, in 2013. This was after they already had two kids, Lebron "Bronny" Jr. and Bryce. The family added a baby girl to their family a year after marrying, but it appears Bronny is following in his dad's footsteps. Now at 14 years old, Bronny is already receiving scholarship offers from top schools to continue playing basketball, following his dad's legacy.

18 Strayed: Marina Pearl LeBlanc


Every Friends fan knows Matt LeBlanc as Joey. And while he's dabbled in acting roles since Friends, nothing seemed to stick. One thing that did stick with the actor though was his only daughter Marina. According to NY Daily Post, Marina "couldn't care less" about her father's fame and appears to be just your average 15-year-old girl.

17 Caved: Miley Cyrus


Everyone knows that Miley Cyrus is a huge pop star who came from the Disney Channel, but what new fans might not know is that Miley comes from a very popular (and talented) family. Her dad Billy Ray Cyrus is a country music star who made it big in the '90s. After having six children with three different women — one of them being his current wife Tish. Aside from Miley, her sister Noah and brother Trace are also both in the music industry.

16 Strayed: Georgette Falcone


Most people don't even know that funny couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone even have kids. The pair never post pictures of them and are rarely seen out and about, except for on errands with mom and dad. Nevertheless, the couple has two kids, with little Georgette being nine years old. While it appears her older sister (12) has the acting bug, Georgette hasn't been bitten (yet).

15 Caved: Christian Combs


Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs has been in the press as of late after his former long-time partner and baby mama passed away. Now as a solo dad, he's raising six children. While all of his children are talented in their own way, Christian (21), in particular, has taken a liking to the music industry, as well. With a few songs out there, he definitely has the right father to get a leg up in the industry.

14 Strayed: Sofia Macy

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By this point, I think we're all aware of the drama with William H. Macy and his wife, Felicity Huffman. After getting her daughter Sofia into college illegally, Felicity is looking at a hefty fine and possible jail time. Nevertheless, instead of skipping college altogether to focus on a life in Hollywood, Sofia was *hoping* to study at USC in her home state of California. Her acceptance–at this point in the trial—is still up in the air.

13 Caved: Rumer Willis


Just like mom (Demi Moore) and dad (Bruce Willis), Rumer Willis began acting at a young age. Now at 30 years old, Rumer's latest projects were Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, What Lies Ahead, and The Masked Singer. The oldest daughter of the bunch was even on Dancing with the Stars!

12 Strayed: Daniel Neeson


When people think of Liam Neeson, they think of his incredible performance in Taken. What most people forget about, however, is his life off set. Neeson is a widow, as his wife Natasha Richardson passed away from a skiing incident back in 2009. However, the pair did have two kids before her passing. Instead of acting like dad, Daniel Neeson recently graduated from a school in Louisiana. By the looks of his IG account, he seems to be dabbling in a few projects, but none include the big screen.

11 Caved: Dakota Johnson

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Most people know Dakota Johnson from her worldwide hit 50 Shades of Grey, but Dakota was acting long before then. With parents Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Dakota had a leg up in the competition, appearing in small roles in 21 Jump Street and The Five Year Engagement. After becoming a star, Johnson has been quietly dating Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and continues to get bigger and larger roles.

10 Strayed: Elisabeth Anne Carell


Steve and Nancy Carell have two kids; Elisabeth and John Carrel. However, now that Elisabeth is 18, she's approaching upper-education; and according to a blog, the students of University of Michigan spotted the famous parents touring the campus with their daughter. Not many celeb kids tour universities if they're not interested in getting an education, so good for this family for sticking to the books.

9 Caved: Kaia Gerber


Men and women everywhere fell in love with model Cindy Crawford in the '90s. After she got married to businessman Rande Gerber, though, everyone lost their chance with the beauty. After over 20 years of marriage, Crawford and Gerber had two kids; one of them being Kaia Gerber. Like her mama, she had amazing looks and jumped into the fashion world as soon as she was allowed. Today, she's one of fashions biggest stars on the rise.

8 Strayed: Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry Moder


Sometimes it's hard to remember that Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts has three children! Wanting to keep her kids out of the public eye, it makes sense that her kids (Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry) aren't in the spotlight ever. While her kiddos are still young (all three under 14), it must be hard not to get the acting itch when both mom and dad are in the limelight. Considering we never even see her kids on social media, it's doubtful they'll be in one of mom or dad's movies.

7 Caved: Gigi and Bella Hadid

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Similar to Cindy Crawford, Yolanda Hadid was also a big model in the '90s. After having her three kids, though, Yolanda retired from modeling and chose to focus on her three kids: Gigi, Bella, and Anwer. Now that her eldest is 24 years old, Gigi took over the fashion world first with brother and sister Hadid slowly jumping in behind her. Nowadays, this is one of the wealthiest, most popular, and successful families in fashion.

6 Strayed: Brooklyn Beckham


Soccer (Football, if you're English) fans everywhere were surprised to find out that former professional soccer player David Beckham's kids didn't get the athletic gene. Married to a Spice Girl, the couple has four kids; Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper, and none seem to be going in the professional athlete or singer direction.

5 Caved: Colin Hanks


Colin Hanks is an actor who looks eerily similar to dad Tom Hanks. His mother, however, is also an actress — Samantha Lewes, so while he may look like Tom, he has talent coming from both sides. Now that Colin is 41 years old, he doesn't hide the fact that he's Tom's son, keeping the 'Hanks' in his star name as he joins popular films and series'.

4 Strayed: Simone Johnson


Many are surprised to find out that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has an older daughter to his name. Before he got together with partner Lauren Hashisn and had two baby girls with her, he used to be married to Dany Garcia, where they then had their daughter Simone. According to Simone's IG account, she's set to graduate from NYU in 2023, taking a liking to politics — not motion pictures.

3 Caved: Michael Consuelos

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Thanks to The CW's Riverdale, people have fallen in love with Mark Consuelos. Although he's been in the spotlight for quite some time, everyone is more familiar with his wife, Kelly Ripa from her daytime talk show. Now that the world has fallen in love with family all over again, their son Michael Consuelos seems to have the itch for acting, after portraying a younger version of his dad in Riverdale.

2 Strayed: Isabella & Connor Cruise


Many people forget that actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman used to be married. Not only that, but the two adopted two kids together Connor and Isabella. Not surprisingly, the former couple kept their kids out of the spotlight, and they're still hiding from the paparazzi to this day. At 26 and 24 years old, Connor appears to have a real love for football and Djing, while not much is known about Isabella besides the fact that she got married in 2015.

1 Caved: Lily-Rose Depp


 We all know Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean and his incredible resume over the years in Hollywood. What many people forget about Johnny is that he has an older daughter with ex-partner Vanessa Paradis. Lily-Rose is a 20-year-old showstopper who has been making quite the name for herself in fashion. Although she's not acting, she's still showing her face in commercials and in brand profiles every day.

Sources: The Odyssey Online, Wikipedia

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