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Old 12-12-2008, 01:26 AM
Sampiro Sampiro is offline
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What celebrity couples have/had the most children together?

Bruce and Demi had three before splitting up, which is also what Rhea Perlman and Danny Devito have and Brad and Angelina (though she cheated with twins). So for that matter did Antony and Cleopatra (also with the twins- the parallels are eerie, like that Lincoln and Kennedy both sleeping with Marilyn Monroe thing). That's actually a hard number to beat. Most seem to have two or less.

Can you think of any celebrity couples in which both partners are celebrities that have more than 3 biological kids together or else legally adopted kids they raised from infancy together (i.e. not a yours, mine and ours collection)?

Bob and Dolores Hope had 4 adopted children, but her fame was mostly reflected from his so it's hard to count her as a celebrity couple. Lots of celebs have more than 3 kids but with different spouses.

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Old 12-12-2008, 02:10 AM
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How many did Woody Allen and Mia Farrow adopt together?

ok 2 adopted, 1 child together

How about Mia Farrow and Andre Previn, 3 natural, 3 adopted

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Old 12-12-2008, 02:15 AM
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Eddie Murphy and former wife had about six, I think.
Old 12-12-2008, 02:28 AM
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Mel Gibson and his wife have seven. Steven Spielberg has seven, but I'm not sure if they're all with the same woman (Amy Irving, Kate Capshaw?)
Old 12-12-2008, 03:19 AM
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Does a banker-turned-politician and his housewife-turned-football-team-owner wife count as a "celebrity couple"?

Ruiz Mateos and his wife (whose name escapes me now, I'm not into footie, ok?) have 13 kids, all biological.
Old 12-12-2008, 03:27 AM
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Charlie Chaplin and his wife Oona O'Neal had eight bio kids together.

Chaplin ...met Oona O'Neill, daughter of Eugene O'Neill, and married her on 16 June 1943. He was fifty-four; she had just turned eighteen. The elder O'Neill refused all contact with Oona after the marriage, up until his death in 1953. The marriage was a long and happy one, with eight children. They had three sons: Christopher, Eugene and Michael Chaplin and five daughters: Geraldine, Josephine, Jane, Victoria and Annette-Emilie Chaplin. Oona survived Chaplin by fourteen years, but her final years were unhappy, with grief over Chaplin's death eventually leading to alcoholism.

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Old 12-12-2008, 04:59 AM
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Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have four children together. They are both celebrities, which is what the OP asked for. Many of the examples being given in this thread are instead of celebrities married to non-celebrities. Furthermore, all four children were born well before Shriver gave up her job doing TV news when Schwarzenegger became governor.
Old 12-12-2008, 05:16 AM
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Dustin Hoffman has a flock of kids. Not sure, but I think he's been with the same wife for a while.

Yup. Two with the first and four with the second.
Old 12-12-2008, 08:54 AM
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Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward had three children together; Paul also had 3 kids with his first, non-celebrity, wife.
Old 12-12-2008, 09:14 AM
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My first thought was "OSMOND." Donny himself has five boys, and I understand the entire family has over 100 living members.

Michael J Fox and Tracy Pollen have four (boy, twin girls, girl).
Old 12-12-2008, 09:36 AM
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I think Sting & Trudie have 5. And I just heard the other day that Shaun Cassidy has 6, but I think that's with 3 different wives.

ETA I was wrong: According to Wikipedia, Sting & Trudie have 4 together, and he has 2 others from a previous marriage.

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Old 12-12-2008, 10:05 AM
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Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer had five children, one of whom became a celebrity himself (Miguel Ferrer) and one of whom married a celebrity (Gabriel Ferrer married Debby Boone).

Speaking of Debby Boone, Pat and Shirley Boone had four children themselves.
Old 12-12-2008, 10:12 AM
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Robert and Ethel Kennedy--11 children.
Old 12-12-2008, 10:14 AM
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I think so far Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer are winning according to the terms stated in the OP.

Back in 1947, Josephine Baker married band leader Joe Boullion and with him, adopted twelve children of different races and ethnicities, whom she referred to as her "Rainbow Tribe".

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Old 12-12-2008, 10:34 AM
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Roy Rogers had three children with his first wife, who died several days after giving birth to Roy Rogers Jr.; he then married Dale Evans, with whom he adopted four children. Arline Rogers wasn't famous but the Queen of the West certainly was.
Old 12-12-2008, 11:11 AM
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Speaking of Mia Farrow, her parents were director John Farrow and actress Maureen O'Sullivan. They had six children together, including Mia.

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Old 12-13-2008, 12:37 PM
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Of the ones mentioned, Farrow/O'Sullivan and Ferrer/Clooney would be the closest to both partners being celebrities in their own right. Thanks for the answers!

As far as individual celebrities with huge families (though by multiple spouses), Mickey Rooney has 10 kids by a number of wives, Anthony Quinn had 14 (born to several women between the 1930s and 1990s) and Brando had somewhere between 9 and 18 depending on the count.
Old 12-15-2008, 10:27 AM
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Kirk Cameron and actress wife Chelsea Noble have 6 kids, 4 of whom were adopted.


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