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30 Celebrity Kids: Most Shocking Transformations, Ranked!

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Step into the glittering world of a whole cast of celebrity offspring—from Meghan Markle’s kids growing up to Barron Trump’s transformation into a young adult! From runway debuts and political dreams to royal traditions, these young adults are living out their own stories but in public eye. Let’s take a look at where they are now!

30. Natalia Bryant

The eldest daughter of the late legendary basketball player, Kobe Bryant, Natalia grew up in the spotlight from a young age—mostly seen courtside, cheering on as her father played for the Lakers. In 2021, Bryant forayed into modeling with IMG and made her runway debut at the Versace Show during the Milan Fashion Week in September 2023. Apart from her modeling career, Bryant is also a full-time college student who interns for Beyoncé’s record label and management company, Parkwood Entertainment.

29. Archie Sussex

Elder son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is a member of the British royal family and was previously—like all children of the monarchy—surnamed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. However, since King Charles’ accession to the throne and Archie’s title changing to Prince of Sussex, the couple decided to follow tradition and change his surname to signify the title of his parents—Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Admirers of royal tradition have been divided on the issue of this otherwise traditional change since Harry and Meghan are no longer actively serving as royal members of the British monarchy.

28. Louis Bardo Bullock

Following the messy separation from her former beau Jesse James, Sandra Bullock adopted her two children—Laila and Louis. Now in his teenage, Louis was adopted in 2010 and was brought up by the actress with her long-time partner, Bryan Randall. Bullock and Randall raised her children, including Louis, since they first got together in 2015. Many who were close to the couple shared that they were “one big happy family” and that her kids called Randall “dad since forever”. Bryan Randall passed away in 2023 following an arduous three-year long battle with ALS.

27. Barron Trump

Youngest son of former US president and businessman Donald Trump, Barron Trump was born in 2006 and was only nine years old when his father became the president. Barron grew up in New York and later in Maryland, following his move to the White House. He has since shared that he found the move unsettling since he loved his life in New York and it was a “whole change of life”. Fluent in English and Slovenian, Barron Trump has largely stayed out of the public eye. Graduating high school in 2024, Barron Trump has his heart set on NYU for college.

26. Lourdes Leon

Daughter of the legendary musical icon, Madonna, Lourdes “Lola” Leon is 27 years old and has forayed into the music industry under the moniker “Lolahol”. Her first solo single was released in August 2022, titled “Lock&Key”. As a teenager, she became interested in fashion and began a clothing line with her famous mom. Her interest in fashion eventually turned into a career in modeling as she debuted at the New York Fashion Week in 2018. While she has remained true to her career in fashion, she is more focused on her music—most recently performing at the Madrid music festival.

25. Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner grew up in the spotlight—partly because of her Olympian father and socialite mother but mostly because she starred in the Kardashian family reality television series titled, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, which ran for 20 seasons over 15 years. As for career outside of the reality tv world, Jenner began modeling at the age of 13 after signing with Wilhelmina Models in 2009. She has since modeled for a variety of labels and is the highest paid model in the world since 2017—a record previously held by Gisele Bündchen since 2002. Jenner also owns her own tequila brand, “818 Tequila.”

24. Kylie Jenner

Considered a true social media celebrity of her time, Kylie Jenner also gained fame through the Kardashian family reality television series titled, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, which ran for 20 seasons over 15 years and focused on the lives of her three elder half-sisters—Kim, Kourtney and Khloe. However, Jenner has since forayed into a number of businesses with the help of her mother, Kris Jenner. Apart from her own cosmetic company, Kylie Cosmetics, Jenner also owns Kylie Skin and Kylie Baby. Most recently, Kylie Jenner announced her latest business venture—Khy, a clothing line inspired by Jenner’s own everyday and luxury styles.

23. Maude Apatow

Best known for her character ‘Lexi’ in the hit television series, “Euphoria”, Maude Apatow is the elder daughter of actress Leslie Mann and filmmaker Judd Apatow. While this was her defining role on television, Apatow started working in films from a young age and starred in several of her father’s films as a younger version of her mother’s characters. She later starred in films like Assassination Nation (2018), King of Staten Island (2020) and Netflix miniseries Hollywood (2020).

22. Apple Martin

Now 18 years old, Apple Martin is the daughter of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. While she has been out of the public most of her life, in January of 2023, Apple made her debut in the fashion world with the Paris Fashion Week—sitting front row in top-to-toe Chanel. Martin is also a full-time college student while she helps develop products for Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop. When asked whether Apple would be interested in taking over the brand in the future, Paltrow explained that both her children wanted to let thing unfold with time without deciding everything right away.

21. Lily-Rose Depp

Lily-Rose Depp gained a following on social media in part due to her chic French classic personal style, which further snowballed into intense fame following her most role as ‘Jocelyn’ in the controversial Levinson production, “The Idol”. But that wasn’t her first film foray. Lily debuted back in 2024 with a minor role in the film, “Tusk”. She has since pursued a career in fashion and film. Lily-Rose Depp has been a brand ambassador for the French fashion house Chanel. She has starred in several films ranging from period dramas to comedies. Lily is the elder daughter of Hollywood legend Johnny Depp and French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis.

20. Meadow Walker

Meadow Rain Walker is the only child of late actor Paul Walker who was best known for his role in the “Fast & Furious” franchise. Growing up, she stayed out of the public eye but forayed into fashion after signing with DNA Models in 2017. Walker went on to open Givenchy’s F/W 2021 ready-to-wear show and subsequently also made her acting debut in a cameo role for “Fast X”, the tenth film in the series “Fast & Furious”.

19. Margaret Qually

Daughter of actress Andie MacDowell, Margaret Qualley made her acting debut in 2013 with the drama film, “Palo Alto”. She subsequently gained fame for her supporting role in HBO series, “The Leftovers”, which ran from 2014 to 2017. Apart from her fame in the acting world, Qualley is also known for her musical cameo in Lana Del Ray’s album, “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd.” In 2023, Margaret Qualley married musician Jack Antonoff following a year long engagement.

18. Miley Cyrus

The ultimate teen Disney star, Miley Cyrus has had a decades-long successful career in films and music—with her latest single, “Flowers” reaching US number one spot and winning her a Grammy Award. While she has largely focused on her musical oeuvre, Cyrus has starred in various films such as Bolt (2008), Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), The Last Song (2010) and more recently, in Black Mirror (2019). Miley Cyrus is often compared to the pop icon, Madonna, with many referring to her as the “Madonna of her generation.”

17. Jaden Smith

Son of the legendary actor Will Smith, Jaden Smith is an actor and singer with several accolades to his name in both fields. Smith made his acting debut in 2006 film, “The Pursuit of Happiness”, starring with his father. He then went on to star in films like the “The Karate Kid”, “After Earth”, “The Get Down” and more. Jaden Smith first took to music between his roles in major motion pictures. Most notably, he rapped alongside Justin Bieber in the Canadian singer’s hit song “Never Say Never” in 2010. Since then, Jaden has released his own music and collaborated with various artists.

16. Brooklyn Beckham

Son of former British footballer David Beckham and Spice Girls member Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn Beckham grew up in LA and has three younger siblings—Romeo, Cruz and Harper. While he dabbled with football for some time, Brooklyn left the sport in 2015 and shifted his focus to modeling. He has since appeared in covers of Vogue China, Dazed Korea and more and is also a brand ambassador for Huawei and Honor 8 smartphones. Brooklyn Beckham is married to American actress Nicola Peltz, daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz, since 2022.

15. Damian Hurley

Damian Hurley is the son of actress Elizabeth Hurley and businessman Steve Bing and was born in 2002. Growing up, he spent time in the UK and Australia but mostly grew up in Gloucestershire with his mother and her then-spouse Indian business tycoon Arun Nayar. Hurley has been in both acting and modeling circles—with roles appearing in both television series and films. In 2018, however, he shifted his focus entirely to modeling after signing with Tess Management. Damian Hurley began his modeling career at the age of 17 and has shared that it was strange for him to balance both school and his modeling career. Most recently, he has worked with several fashion giants like Luigi and Lango, Katie Grand and more.

14. Paris Jackson

American model, actress and singer Paris Jackson was born to pop icon and legendary musician Michael Jackson and his then wife Debbie Rowe. Due to Michael Jackson’s massive following and fame, Paris spent a great deal of time in the spotlight. But, the Jackson siblings had innovative ways of evading unwanted media attention—they would often wear masks during outings with their famous dad. In 2020, Paris Jackson released her own single, “Let Down” after signing a deal with Republic Records. Shortly after, she released her debut album “Wilted”. Paris Jackson also had a modeling contract with IMG Models and has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

13. Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber is younger of the two children of American supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber. Kaia started modeling pretty young when she featured in a Versace campaign, “Young Versace”, at the age of ten. She was signed by IMG Models in 2015, only three years after her debut with Versace in 2012. Kaia Gerber has since appeared on a number of magazine covers and made her runway debut. She has walked for fashion houses of international fame and repute, such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Prada, Chanel, Fendi, Miu Miu, Moncler, Loewe and many more. Kaia Gerber is in relationship with actor Austin Butler, who gained fame following his Elvis role.

12. Mia Threapleton

Mia Threapleton was born in 2000 to actress Kate Winslet and her then husband Jim Threapleton. While she has largely remained out of the public eye, Mia is now an English actress starring in the period drama series, “The Buccaneers” (2023). She has also appeared onscreen with her mother in the drama, “I Am Ruth” (2022). This, however, is not the first time Mia has appeared in films. She appeared as the character ‘Helene’ in “A Little Chaos” when she was only 14 years old. Following her first stint, she went on to appear in the film, “Shadows” (2020) and in the American television series, “Dangerous Liaisons”.

11. Violet Affleck

Born to actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Violet Affleck has stayed out of the public eye for most of her life—only occasionally seen in the company of her famous parents. Unlike most celebrity kids, Violet Affleck seems to want to keep her privacy intact. Most recently, she has been photographed wearing a mask in public on a number of occasions. While she may covered her face to protect her privacy, Violet was seen sporting apparel in solidarity with Palestine in the midst of the ongoing war. Violet Affleck is set to start college this year and, according to her famous mother, is taking the challenge of applications pretty well.

10. Ruby Maguire

Ruby “Sweetheart” Maguire is the daughter of the Spiderman actor Toby Maguire and Jennifer Meyer. While Ruby has been spotted in the company of her famous dad as a child, she has largely stayed away from the limelight. Tobey Maguire has always been notoriously private about his life in the limelight but when it comes to his children, he’s been open to sharing the joys of fatherhood. At the premiere of “Spider-Man 3”, Maguire shared that he loves his daughter. Ruby Maguire is now sixteen years old but makes rare red carpet appearances and was most recently seen at the premiere of her dad’s latest film, “Babylon”.

9. Romy Mars

Born to musician Thomas Mars and famous film director Sophia Coppola, Romy Mars has made very few public appearances with her famous parents. However, last year, the teenager went viral for posting a TikTok video discussing vodka sauce pasta and her parents grounding her for trying to charter a private plane to see her friend from camp on her dad’s credit card. While the video was taken down swiftly, Romy instantly became internet’s favorite “repo baby” for her sense of humor. While Sophia Coppola did not respond to her daughter’s brief foray into social media stardom, she later commented that since she grew up so privately despite her father’s fame, she’d wanted the same for her children. She then added that it was the best way for her daughter to have rebelled.

8. Suri Cruise

The only daughter of action star Tom Cruise and his then wife actress Katie Homes, Suri Cruise has grown up in the limelight—much of which were her fashion choices as a kid. Suri has since switched up her style and traded heels for sneakers. Most recently, she has appeared in films like “Alone Together” (2022) and “Rare Objects (2023). While Suri Cruise has half-siblings, she is believed to have grown up without any contact with her famous father. Suri Cruise turned 18 years old this year.

7. Maya Hawke

Daughter of Hollywood stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, Maya Hawke is an American actress, singer and songwriter. Maya began her acting career with the role of Jo March in the 2017 BBC adaptation of the book, “Little Women”. She was then studying at the Juilliard School but dropped out after accepting the role. Maya Hawke first gained mainstream recognition for her role as ‘Robin Buckley’ in the hit Netflix sci-fi series, “Stranger Things” (2019–present). She has also appeared in a number of films like “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019), Blush (2020) and Moss (2022).

6. Willow Smith

Born in 2000, Willow Smith is the daughter of actor Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Willow spent a great deal of her childhood in the spotlight and made her acting debut in 2007 alongside her father in the film, “I Am Legend”. In 2010, she launched her music career with the hit single, “Whip My Hair”, which peaked at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Willow Smith was then signed with rapper Jay-Z’s record label, Roc Nation—becoming the youngest artist ever to sign with the company. Willow Smith has since continued to focus both on her acting and singing career.

5. Ella Bleu Travolta

Hollywood actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston are parents to Ella Bleu, who is now an actress herself. She started her career in films at the age of seven with the film “Old Dogs” (2009). She has since starred in multiple films like “The Poison Rose” (2019) and Gotti (2018). Most recently, Ella earned the lead role in the film “Get Lost”, a motion picture inspired by the book, “Alice in the Wonderland.” But, it’s not just films. Ella also launched her modeling career with a walk in the Karl Lagerfeld show during the NYFW 2022.

4. Dylan Brosnan

Son of the Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, Dylan Thomas Brosnan was born in 1997 and grew up in Hawaii. As a child, Dylan visited his dad’s film sets and was always a massive fan of all the action sequences his father was a part of. Now an adult, Dylan is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts and has several filmmaking credits to his name, including “Western Stars” and “Willie Nelson & Family”. Most recently, he worked on the short film about his father, “So Many Dreams” released in 2023.

3. Zelda Williams

Named after Princess Zelda, Zelda Williams is the daughter of Robin Williams, legendary Hollywood actor. Not unlike many celebrity kids, Zelda began her acting career at the age of five. She also appeared in films and commercials starring her late father. Zelda Williams is best known for her lending her voice to the character of ‘Kuvira’ in the Nickledeon cartoon, “The Legend of Korra.”

2. Julian Stern

Only son of the Friends star Lisa Kudrow, Julian Stern was born in 1998. Growing up, Julian spent a great deal of time on the set of Friends and as an adult, shared that he was really impressed with his mom’s performance in the show. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2021. Most recently, he wrapped up his first onscreen project titled, “Doomed.” Many fans of the show, over the years, have pointed out that Kudrow was really pregnant in the fifth season of the show when her character, ‘Phoebe Buffay’, was actually a surrogate for her brother’s children—making it Julian’s first appearance onscreen!

1. Hailey Bieber

Daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, Hailey Bieber is perhaps the most famous celebrity kid and has featured in major ad campaigns for brands like Guess, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. Bieber began her career with ballet and performed professionally till a foot injury forced her to stop. She then signed a modeling contract with Ford Models and appeared in various magazines such as Tatler, LOVE, V, i-D, Vogue and more. Apart from her modeling career, Hailey Bieber has a skincare line, “Rhode”, launched in 2022.

*This article was originally published on Reading Ranked*

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