Hollywood stepparents: Celebrities we love

See which of your favourite celebrities are stepparents — and what some of them have said about this important role.

By Haley Overland
Hollywood stepparents: Celebrities we love

Hollywood stepparents: Celebrities we love

Anna Paquin

Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin, 30, is stepmom to hubby Stephen Moyer’s kids, Lilac, 11, and Billy, 13.

In an interview with UK’s Red Magazine, Anna said she’s very protective of her stepkids. “Their privacy is sacred to us,” she tells the mag. They also love to get out and get active together. “It’s an outdoorsy life,” she says, “cruising around on our bikes and skateboards, going to the beach and hitting the farmers’ market.”

Anna and Lilac are photo’d here at one of Lilac’s soccer games, in Venice, California, a couple of years ago. Of course, Anna and Stephen have since had twins together.

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Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith, 41, is stepmom to Will’s son Trey, 20. She recently took to Facebook to share wisdom on blended families. Here’s a snippet:

Blended families are NEVER easy,
but . . . we CHOOSE them. When I married Will, I knew Trey was part of the package…Period! If I didn’t want that…I needed to marry someone else. Then I learned if I am going to love Trey…I had to learn to love the most important person in the world to him…his mother.

My blended family made me a giant… Taught me so much about love, commitment and it has been the biggest ego death to date.

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Matt Damon

When Matt Damon, 42, married Luciana Barroso, he became stepdad to her daughter Alexia. “I jumped into the deep end with Lucy,” he tells Parade Magazine. “I mean, Alexia was already 4. I was an extra dad.”

Matt and Luciana now have three more daughters together — Isabella, 6.5, Gia, 4.5, and Stella, 2.5.

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Jane Lynch

Funny actress Jane Lynch, 52, is stepmom to her wife, Dr. Lara Embry’s daughters, Chase, 8, and Haden, 10. In her wedding vows, she promised “to be the very best parent I can be,” and “to do my best to get iCarly tickets.” Ha!

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Megan Fox

Megan Fox, 27, is stepmom to hubby Brian Austin Green’s son, Kassius, 11. Word has it she and Kassius are so close he lets her wear his kid-sized tees…. She also raved about him in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK Magazine:

I am a stepmother to the fullest extent. I have looked after Kassius since he was three and he has no memory of life without me. For some reason no one wants to look at me that way, but I am responsible [for] and I’ve never struggled with that, from bedtime stories to the school run.

Nice! Megan and Brian recently welcomed a baby boy, Noah Shannon.

Hollywood stepparents: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Premiere/RR/DINO/FameFlynet


Daniel Craig & Rachel Weisz

When Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig got married, June 2011, her son Henry, 7, and his daughter, Ella, 20, were key witnesses in the very small, secret ceremony.

“And why should movies be so special to him?” Rachel quips in a recent interview with Hello! Magazine. “His dad makes them all the time. And… well, his stepdad is James Bond, isn’t he?” Nice!

Hollywood stepparents: Celebrities we lovePhoto: Juan Rico/FameFlynet

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen, 32, is stepmom to Jack, 6 — her hubby, Tom Brady’s son with actress Bridget Moynahan.

She and Tom have two kids together, as well — Benjamin, 3.5, and Vivian, six months.

“For Benjamin, his big brother is his hero,” Gisele says in a 2010 issue of People Magazine. “Jack comes in and Benjamin has a big smile. He wants to follow him around. Anything he does, he’s just in awe of him like, ‘Oh my God!’” Aww, sweet.

Hollywood stepparents: Celebrities we lovePhoto: MP/WG/BB/FameFlynet

Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany, 42, is stepdad to wife Jennifer Connelly’s son, Kai, 16. In an interview with Men’s Health Magazine, he recalls what it was like parenting for the first time with a spouse who already had kids: 

Jennifer’s been a parent before, but she’s been really good with my neuroses. I was looking in Stellan’s mouth once and saw what I was sure was baby black-gum death . . . . She said it was just a tooth coming in. And I’m saying, “No, this is baby black-gum death, and we have to go to the hospital!” So we went to the doctor — Jennifer sweetly came along — and the doctor looked in his mouth and said, “That’s a tooth coming through.” And I said, “See, honey, that’s just a tooth coming in. It’s not black-gum death!”

Ha! Paul and Jennifer have two kids together — Stellan, 10, and Agnes, 2.

Read more: Celebrity parents: Love at first take>

Hollywood stepparents: Celebrities we lovePaul, Kai & Stellan. Photo: FameFlynet


Matthew Bellamy

Muse frontman, Matthew Bellamy, 34, is stepdad to fiancé Kate Hudson’s son, Ryder Robinson, 9.

He and Ryder seem to spend a lot of time together, and Ryder’s looking forward to a big wedding. “We will get married,” Kate says in the May issue of Elle UK Magazine. “I do think it’s important but we have no plans. Ryder wants a party.”

Matthew and Kate are also parents to 23-month-old Bing Bellamy.

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Olivier Martinez

French actor Olivier Martinez, 47, is stepdad to Halle Berry’s daughter with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry — Nahla, 5.

He and Halle are also expecting their first child together later this year.

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This article was originally published on May 31, 2013

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