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Musicians with the Most Kids

Updated October 16, 2018 3.6k views30 items

This list contains information on famous musicians with the most kids, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous rock stars, rappers, and singers have four or more children. Some famous musicians have had all their kids with the same partner while other celebrity musicians have had children with multiple partners. A few famous music stars have even adopted children.

Madonna is near the top of this list of famous musicians with the most kids. The “Material Girl” has six children with Carlos Leon and Guy Ritchie, and she has also adopted several kids on her own as a single mother. Willie Nelson has recruited many of his seven children - whom he had with three women - to play on stage with him in his Family Band.

Bob Marley is another famous musician with several of his eleven kids continuing his legacy through also becoming musicians. Other popular musicians with a lot of kids include Rod Stewart, DMX, and El DeBarge who has 12 kids with five different women.

  • Lauryn Hill has 6 children with 2 different men:

    • With Rohan Marley: Zion Marley (1997), Selah Louise Marley (1998), Joshua Omaru Marley (2002), John Nesta Marley (2003), and Sarah Marley (2008) 
    • With unknown father: Micah Hill (2011)
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, USA
  • Fetty Wap
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    Fetty Wap has 7 kids with 6 different women:

    • With Ariel Reese: Aydin Zoovier (2011)
    • With Lehzae Zeona: Eliza "ZaZa" Zaviera (2015) and Zy (2018)
    • With Elaynna Parker: Amani (2016)
    • With Masika Kalysh: Khair (2016)
    • With Turquoise Miami: Lauren (2016)
    • With Alexis Skyy: Alaiya (2018)
    • Ray Charles
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      Ray Charles has 12 children with 10 different women:

      • With Louise Flowers: Evelyn (1949)
      • With Della Beatrice Howard Robinson: Ray Jr. (1955), David (1958) and Robert (1960)
      • With Margie Hendricks: Charles Wayne (1959)
      • With Mae Mosley Lyles: Renee (1961)
      • With Sandra Jean Betts: Sheila (1963-2017)
      • With Chantal Bertrand: Alexandra (1966)
      • With Unidentified Woman: Aretha (1966)
      • With Arlette Kotchounian: Vincent (1977)
      • With Gloria Moffett: Robyn (1978)
      • With Mary Anne den Bok: Ryan (1987)
      • Age: Dec. at 74 (1930-2004)
      • Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Albany
    • Mick Jagger has eight children with five different women:

      • With Marsha Hunt: Karis Hunt Jagger (1970)
      • With Bianca Jagger: Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger (1971)
      • With Jerry Hall: Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Scarlett Jagger (1984), James Leroy Augustin Jagger (1985), Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger (1992), Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger (1997)
      • With Luciana Gimenez Morad: Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger (1999)
      • With Melanie Hamrick: Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger (2016)
      • Age: 77
      • Birthplace: Dartford, United Kingdom