We admire celebrities and we are big fans of stars like Julianne Moore or Michael Jackson. But to their kids, they are simply parents. Just regular mom and dad. Brooking Beckham didn’t realize his parents were famous until he was a teenager. It’s understandable that famous people want to keep their kids away from the spotlight, but at some point, they will find out that their moms and dads are beloved actors or singers.
Here are 13 celebrity kids who didn’t know their parents were famous, courtesy of Ranker.
1. Hilary Duff’s son learned she was famous when a classmate told him who she was
Source: Late Night with Seth Meyers
The 30-year-old actress has a son Luca who believed that all mothers were on covers on magazines. One day he said to his mom. “I know your name.” And the actress said, “I know.” And he said, “I know your name.” And she was like, “Okay.” And he was like, ‘Hilary Duff.'” Well, at least he didn’t say Lizzie McGuire.
2. Brooklyn Beckham realized who his dad was when attending a football game
David Beckham’s eldest child realized his father was England’s most famous soccer star when he was 13 years old and attended a football game. It was when people chanted Beckham’s name that Brooklyn understood how famous his dad is. “People were shouting my dad’s name and I was like, ‘What?! Oh, my God. I don’t look at my parents like that,'” Brooklyn said.
3. Alexa Ray Joel just thought her parents were popular
The pianist Alexa Ray Joel whose parents are singer-songwriters, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley, knew her parents were somewhat popular but believed that she was the one that was famous. When paparazzi followed her and her family she said “I thought I was the star. We were always putting on plays, and dad would do the accompaniment and mom would dress me up like a Disney princess and be filming everything.”
4. Prince Jackson knew who his dad was when he saw the King of Pop make grown man faint
Source: Good Morning America
It’s hard not to know who Michael Jackson is, but his son apparently was surprised by his dad’s fame. “What blew my mind was when I saw these big, muscle-bound dudes fainting and having to be dragged out, so I was like, ‘OK, there’s something else going on here,” he said.
5. Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall’s daughter learned who her dad was when she went on tour with him
Model Georgia May Jagger had a normal childhood and wasn’t aware who her dad was until she went touring with him. And talking about her mom the actress Jerry Hall, she said “I still think of my mum as being kind of a dork – a cooler one, but still a dork,”
6. Jack Quaid didn’t know who his parents were until he learned from classmates it wasn’t usual to visit a film set
Photo: Jack Quaid/Twitter
The 25-year-old actor was shocked to find out that not every kid visits to film sets. His mom the actress Meg Ryan and his dad Dennis Quaid used to take him to movie sets. Jack told Entertainment Tonight,” The moment where I realized it was slightly different was when I came to school one day, and I said, ‘I was on set.’ And they were like, ‘You were on set?’ I was like, ‘Oh, is that a thing?”
7. It took a major award win for Julianne Moore’s kids to find out who she was
Julianne Moore’s kids knew their mom was an actress but they weren’t aware of her success. It wasn’t until she won a high-profile award that they finally realized who she was. “My kids came and they had seen one or two of my movies, but they hadn’t seen them all, and they were shocked!” the Still Alice actress said.
8. Audrey Hepburn’s son only realized who she was when he learned her last name was different than his
We are all aware how iconic Audrey Hepburn is. But, her son Luca Dotti knew her mother by her real name Audrey Dotti. He couldn’t understand why people were calling his mother Hepburn. “I never realized she was Audrey Hepburn. I didn’t know she was a movie star. She always looked at my father like he was the center of attention,” Luca told People. “She was a simple country girl. I didn’t know she was Audrey Hepburn until I was 6 or so.”
9. Harper Beckham was playing with Spice Girls dolls when she found out who her mother was
Photo: Victoria Beckham/Instagram
The Spice Girls were the biggest pop culture phenomenon since the Beatles. However, Harper Beckham learned her about her mother, Victoria, popularity when she was playing with Spice Girls dolls. Victoria Beckham shared a photo of her 6-year-old daughter and captioned it: “When you find out mummy was a pop star!”
10. It wasn’t until Kaia Gerber went to Disneyland that she learned her mom, Cindy Crawford, was famous
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) September 9, 2016
The fashion model and the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber found out at a birthday party in Disneyland that her mother is actually quite popular “At Disneyland, I started to understand what was going on,” Kaia told Teen Vogue.
“I wanted to take pictures with the princesses, and everyone wanted to take pictures with her!” she adds.
11. Rumer Willis didn’t know her parents were stars until she was in her preteens
The daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore said: “I didn’t realize I guess it was a big deal that they were famous. We would go to Disneyland or something like that and people would be coming up trying to take a photo and I just didn’t understand.”
12. Pamela Anderson’s kids didn’t know their mom was THE Pamela Anderson
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) February 6, 2016
Pamela Anderson’s two sons, Brandon and Dylan, used to think that their mother rescues animals and their father is a rocker. The Baywatch actress told People: “They haven’t seen how hard I’ve worked. I built my whole life around them – like their soccer games were in my contracts.”
13. Matteo and Valentino Martin found out their father was Ricky Martin when he nudged them on stage during a concert
Photo: Ricky Martin/Twitter
The Puerto Rican singer has twins, Matteo and Valentino, who attended his concerts but stayed backstage .”They’re always with me and always traveling and on the road with me, but I always kept them backstage,” When they were older Ricki showed them the fans and rest of the arena and they said: ‘Papi, you’re Ricky Martin.’ I said, ‘I’m not Ricky Martin, I’m your father.’ They said, ‘No, no, no, you’re Ricky Martin,’ and so it changed.”