Celebrities are constantly under the spotlight with every aspect of their lives under scrutiny. It is not just their working lives that the media and public are interested in; there is also a keen interest in their personal lives, such as their relationships and their children. The public has a fascination with reading celebrity gossip and learning more about who they have chosen as their life partner and hearing news about the birth of any children. While many celebrities have a relationship with someone of the same race, others fall in love with someone who is a different race or is from a different culture. When these couples have a child, their child is biracial. There are probably more celebrities with biracial children than you would expect. Here are 20 celebrities who have biracial children.
20. Halle Berry
Halle Berry is biracial as her father is African-American and her mother is of English and German descent. Berry was married to David Justice between 1993 and 1997 and then to Eric Benet between 2001 and 2005. She did not have any children with her first two husbands. She then had a long-term relationship with model Gabriel Aubrey, who is French-Canadian, between 2005 and 2010 although the two never married. Together, they had a daughter, Nahla, who was born in 2008. Halle Berry then married actor Olivier Martinez, who is French, in 2013 and their son Maceo was born in the same year. Martinez and Berry divorced in 2016. Therefore, Berry’s two children are one-quarter African-American. Halle Berry is best-known for her roles in ‘Monster’s Ball’, ‘Boomerang’, ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge’, ‘Die Another Day’ and the ‘X-Men’ series of films. She is the only black woman to have won the Academy Award for Best Actress and this was for her performance in the 2001 romantic drama ‘Monster’s Ball’.
19. Kendra Wilkinson
Glamor model and television personality Kendra Wilkinson is probably best-known as one of Hugh Heffner’s three girlfriends and for her appearances in reality television series. The first reality show in which she appeared was ‘The Girls Next Door’ which featured Kendra and Heffner’s other two girlfriends at that time, Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison. She then got her own reality series ‘Kendra’ which aired from June 2009. She got engaged to football player Hank Baskett, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, on September 22, 2008. The couple was married on June 27, 2009, and now live together in Calabasas, California. Their son, Hank Baskett IV, was born on December 11, 2009. Their daughter, Alijah Mary Baskett, was born on May 16, 2014. As Kendra is Caucasian and her husband is biracial, their children are also biracial and one-quarter African-American.
18. Heidi Klum
Model Heidi Klum married stylist Ric Pipino in 1997 but was divorced in 2002. She then had a relationship throughout 2003 with Flavio Briatore who is the managing director of the Formula One Team for Renault. She became pregnant, but the couple split during the pregnancy. She then began a relationship with singer Seal. He was by her side as her daughter Helene ‘Leni’ Klum was born. Seal has brought up Leni as his own child and he married Heidi Klum in 2005. Seal and Klum went on to have three children together who are all biracial. Their first son, Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu, was born in 2005. He was followed by their second son, Johan Riley Fyodor, in 2006. The couple then had their daughter, Lou Sulola, in 2009. Sadly, Seal and Klum were divorced on October 14, 2015.
17. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer. He is best-known for his roles in ‘Prisoners’, ‘The Fountain’, ‘Australia’, ‘Van Helsing’, and ‘Les MisÃ©rables’. He is also famous for playing Wolverine in the ‘X-Men’ series of films. He has been married to actress Deborra-Lee Furness since 1996. Sadly, Furness suffered two miscarriages and they decided instead that they would adopt. The children they adopted are biracial. They have a son, Oscar, and a daughter Ava.
16. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is one of the most successful female solo artists of all time and she is famous for her powerful voice and ballads. Some of her most successful songs have included ‘Without You’, ‘Hero’, and ‘Dreamlover’. She has also appeared in several films. Carey was married to Tommy Mottola from 1993 to 2000. The reasons given for their divorce were creative differences and his controlling nature. She then entered into a three-year relationship with singer Luis Miguel. In 2008, Mariah Carey married actor and comedian Nick Cannon. The couple’s fraternal twins, Moroccan Scott and Monroe, were born in 2011. Carey’s mother is of Irish descent while her father is of African-American and Afro-Venezuelan descent. Nick Cannon is African-American. This means that Carey and Cannon’s children are one-quarter Caucasian. The couple divorced in 2016.
15. Kevin Federline
Between 2001 and 2004, rapper and backing dancer Kevin Federline was in a relationship with singer Shar Jackson. She already had a son and a daughter when they met. The couple had two children together during their three-year relationship. Their daughter, Kori Madison, was born in July 2002. The couple separated during Jackson’s second pregnancy and their son, Kaleb Michael Jackson, was born in July 2004. Federline is Caucasian and Jackson is of African-American, Native American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican descent. Federline married Britney Spears in 2004. Together, they have two sons; Sean Preston and Jayden James. In 2006, Spears filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Federline responded by applying for full custody of their sons, which was granted in 2007. He met former volleyball player Victoria Prince in 2008 and they married in 2013. They have two daughters; Jordan Kay and Peyton Marie.
14. Doutzen Kroes
Doutzen Kroes is a Dutch model, actress, activist, and philanthropist. She is best-known for her modelling work for Prada and for appearing in the Calvin Klein fragrance adverts. She is also a Victoria’s Secrets model. In 2010, she married rapper DJ Sunnery James Gorre who is of African-American descent. The couple had started dating the previous year.Their son, Phyllon Joy was born in January 2011. He was followed by the birth of their daughter, Myllena Mae, was born in July 2014. Both children were born in Amsterdam although the family have homes in both Amsterdam and New York City.
13. Taye Diggs
Taye Diggs is an actor and singer who is best-known for his roles in the Broadway musicals ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and ‘Rent’. He is also famous for his role in the television series ‘Private Practice’. Some of the films in which he has appeared are ‘The Best Man’, ‘The Best Man Holiday’, ‘How Stella Got Her Groove Back’, and ‘Brown Sugar’. In 2003, he married Idina Menzel, an actress, singer, and songwriter. Diggs is African-American while Menzel is Caucasian. The couple’s son, Walker Nathaniel, was born in 2009 and he is biracial. The couple separated after ten years of marriage and their divorce was finalized in 2014.
12. Paul Wall
Paul Wall is a rapper from Houston, Texas. He is best-known for his albums ‘The people’s Champ’ and ‘Get Money, Stay True’. He has also appeared in several films and provided voices for video games. The Caucasian performer has a wife, Crystal, who is African-American. The couple have two children together who are biracial; a son, William Patrick, and a daughter, Noelle.
11. David Bowie
David Bowie was a famous singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in London on January 8, 1947. He sadly passed away in 2016 after suffering from liver cancer. He married his first wife, Mary Angela Barnett, in 1970. They had a son together who was originally called Zowie, but he later changed his name to Duncan. Bowie and Barnett divorced in 1980. He then married Somali-American model Iman Abdulmajid in 1992 and they were married until his death. When they married, Iman had a daughter, Zulekah, from a previous relationship with Spencer Haywood. With Bowie, she has a daughter, Alexandria Zahla, who was born in August 2000. As Bowie was Caucasian, their daughter is biracial.
10. Ellen Pompeo
Ellen Pompeo is an American actress who was born in Everett, Massachusetts, on November 10, 1969. She is best-known for playing the titular role of Dr. Meredith Grey in medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. She is of English, Irish, and Italian ancestry. In 2007, she married Chris Ivery who she met while in a grocery store. Ivery is African-American. The couple have three children together. Their first daughter, Stella, was born in 2009. She then had her second daughter, Sienna, in 2014 with the help of a surrogate mother. Their third child, a son called Eli Christopher, was born in 2016.
9. Justin Chambers
Chambers is an actor from Ohio who was born on July 11, 1970. He began his acting career in 1995 but had originally worked as a model. Some of the brands he modelled for included Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, and Calvin Klein. He rose in prominence as an actor when he had a recurring role in ‘Another World’. He then made his feature film debut in the 1999 comedy drama ‘Liberty Heights’, in which he had a supporting role’ He is best-known for playing Dr. Alex Karev in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. He has played this role since 2005. Justin Chambers has been married to Keisha Chambers, who is African-American, since 1993. Together, they have children; four daughters and a son. Their oldest daughter, Isabella, was born in 1994. Twins Maya and Kaila followed in 1997. Their fourth daughter, Eva, was born in 1999. Their only son, Jackson, was born in 2002.
8. Chris Noth
Chris Noth studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Acting in New York before becoming a professional actor in 1981. He has worked on many television series. These have included ‘Law & Order’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Sex and the City’, and ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’. He was nominated for Golden Globe Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actor on Television for his performances in both ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘The Good Wife’. He also starred in the films ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Sex and the City 2′. In 2012, he married Tara Lynn Wilson who he had met in 2004 when he was working the bar at The Cutting Room which is a New York music venue of which he is the co-owner. She is of Asian and African-American heritage. The couple have one son, Orien Christopher, who was born in 2008.
7. Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro holds both American and Italian citizenship due to his ancestry. He was born in Manhattan on August 17, 1943. He is an actor, a director, and a producer. He began his career in 1963 and has established a very successful career in the film industry. This award-winning actor is best-known for his roles in ‘Mean Streets’ ‘Meet the Parents’, ‘Meet the Fockers’, ‘Awakenings’, ‘Goodfellas’, ‘The Mission’, ‘Midnight Run’, ‘New York, New York’, ‘The Untouchables’, ‘Heat’ and ‘Casino. He has been married twice and been in one long-term relationship to three women who are African-American and has six children who are all biracial. He was married to his first wife Dihanne Abbot from 1976 to 1988. She already had a daughter, Drena De Niro, from a former relationship and De Niro adopted the child when they were married. They had a son, Raphael, together and he was briefly an actor before starting a career in New York real estate. De Niro then entered a long-term relationship with model Toukie Smith. They had twin sons, Julian Henry and Aaron Kendrick, who were born with the help of a surrogate mother and using in vitro fertilization. He then married actress Grace Hightower in 1997. They had a son, Elliot, in 1998. Although the couple split the following year, they never finalized their divorce. They later reconciled and then renewed their vows in 2004. De Niro once again enlisted the help of a surrogate and had a daughter, Helen Grace, with Hightower in 2004.
6. Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke is a singer, songwriter, and producer. He has worked in collaboration with many major stars during his career. These have included Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Flo Rida, Mary J. Blige, and Nicki Minaj. He is probably best-known for his hit single ‘Blurred Lines’. However, two of his other solo singles that were very successful were ‘Magic’ and ‘Lost Without You. He is the son of actress Gloria Loring and actor Alan Thicke. He was married to Paula Patton from 2005 to 2015. Patton is biracial as her mother is Caucasian and her father is African-American. Patton and Thicke first met in 1991 when Patton was 16 and Thicke was just 14. Their biracial son, Julian Fuego, was born in 2010.
5. Peggy Lipton
Peggy Lipton is an actress and a former model who was born in New York City on August 30, 1946. She is of Irish and Russian descent. She has had a very successful career in television, film, and on stage. She is best-known for playing the role of Norma Jennings in ‘Twin Peaks’. She married the musician and producer Quincy Jones, who is African-American, in 1974. Although the couple divorced in 1990, they had two daughters during their marriage. Their daughters, Kidada and Rashida, both became actresses. Rashida had roles in ‘I Love You, Man’, ‘The Muppets’, ‘The Office’, and ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’. Although Kidada is also an actress, she is better-known for her work as a designer for The Walt Disney Company.
4. Alicia Keys
Alicia Augello Cook, known professionally as Alicia Keys, was born in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, on January 25, 1981. Her father is African-American and her mother is of Sicilian and Irish descent. She met rapper Swiss Beatz in 2008 when he was going through a divorce. They became a couple and then married in 2010 and she gave birth to their first son, Egypt Daoud, in the same year. He was followed by their second son, Genesis Ali, in 2014. Swiss Beatz, whose real name is Kasseem Dean, is of mixed racial heritage.
3. Kanye West
Kanye West is a very successful rapper, singer, songwriter, and music producer. He hasd produced singles for may top artists, including Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. West, who is African-American, famously married model and television personality Kim Kardashian in 1996. Although this was his first marriage, Kardashian had been married on two occasions previously. She was first married to Damon Thomas between 2000 and 2004. She then married Chris Humphries from 2011 to 2013. West and Kardashian now have two children together. Their daughter, North West, was born in 2013 before Kardashian was divorced from Humphries was finalized and before she had married Kanye West. Their son, Saint West, was born in December 2015. They are planning a further child, a girl, who will be born using the help of a surrogate mother.
2. Diana Ross
Diana Ross is a hugely successful singer who is known for both her solo work and for being the lead singer in ‘Diana Ross and the Supremes’. Some of her hits include ‘Chain Reaction’, ‘Where Did Our Love Go’, ‘Baby Love’, You Can’t Hurry Love’, and ‘Come See About Me’. She is an African-American Woman who was born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 26, 1944. She has four biracial children, two daughters and two sons, from marriages to two Caucasian men. She also has an older daughter, Rhonda Suzanne, who she had from her relationship with Motown CEO Berry Gordy who is African-American. Ross married music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein in 1971.The couple had two daughters together, Tracee Joy and Chudney Lane. Silberstein and Ross were divorced in 1977. She then married Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Naess Jr. in 1985. He had three children from a previous marriage; Katinka, Christoffer, and Leona. Ross became their stepmother before having two sons wit Naess, Ross Arne and Evan Olav. In 2004, Naess was tragically killed in a mountain climbing accident in South Africa. Ross still refers to him as the love of her life.
1. Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg is an African-American actress who was born in Manhattan on November 13, 1955. This award-winning actress has achieved massive success throughout her career which spans four decades. Some of the films for which she is best-known are ‘The Color Purple’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Sister Act’, and ‘Sister Act 2′. Although she has been married three times, she has just one daughter from her first marriage. She was a teen when she met and married Alvin Martin in 1973. Their daughter is called Alexandria. Martin was Caucasian so their daughter is biracial. The couple divorced in 1979. Goldberg went on to have marriages to David Claessen and Lyle Trachtenberg.
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