Whether they are actors, musicians, sports stars or TV personalities, big-time celebs can demand the highest salaries, shop in the best stores and vacation in the hottest locations. But something they have no say in – at least for now – is how their kids will look. Luckily for these 20 superstars, though, things turned out pretty fortunately for their undeniably cute offspring.
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20. Miley Cyrus
Billy Ray Cyrus is famous for “Achy Breaky Heart” and having a ridiculous soul patch. Despite this, though, he and wife Tish gave the world love-her-or-hate-her 22-year-old Miley Cyrus, who was once a very sweet and innocent kid.
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19. Alexandra and Theodora Richards
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards wasn’t really catwalk material even in his prime, but fortunately he wedded former model Patti Hansen. This goes some way toward explaining how daughters Alexandra, 29, and Theodora, 30, have made a living from their good looks.
18. North West
It’s rare to see reality TV star Kim Kardashian without makeup, and rapper Kanye West is wearing shades half the time, so who knew what daughter North West would end up looking like? Perhaps surprisingly, then, the two-year-old is a real cutie.
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17. Sadie and Sunny Sandler
Movie star Adam Sandler is, it’s fair to say, no Chris Hemsworth, but he and wife Jackie still made two ridiculously cute kids in Sadie and Sunny, who are nine and six, respectively. The kids have featured in three movies alongside their dad.
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16. Johan Samuel
In 2006 singer Seal announced the birth of his youngest son Johan on his then-wife Heidi Klum’s website. “He is healthy, beautiful and looks just like his mother,” he wrote. Enough said there, then.
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15. Kendall and Kylie Jenner
17-year-old Kylie and 19-year-old Kendall Jenner are the hottest young celebs of the moment, but it’s hard to say how they came by their stunning looks – from former athlete father Caitlyn Jenner or reality TV star mom Kris Jenner? You decide.
14. Cali Lynn Dream Taylor
Cali Lynn Dream Taylor is the offspring of Tiffney Cambridge and Jayceon Terrell Taylor, more commonly known as The Game. Cali is so cute that her Instagram account has over 36,000 followers, which isn’t bad for a four-year-old.
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13. Me’arah O’Neal
Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal is father to five children, four of whom were begot with his ex Shaunie Nelson. The pair’s youngest daughter, nine-year-old Me’arah, is especially sweet – and let’s see if she inherits her father’s height.
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12. Rosanna Davison
In 1984 singer Chris de Burgh’s wife Diane Davison gave birth to baby Rosanna. In 2011 de Burgh told British newspaper The Guardian of their beauty queen daughter, “It’s fair to say that any beautiful genes come from my wife.” No arguments there.
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11. Bria and Shayne Audra Murphy
Many of funnyman Eddie Murphy’s eight kids turned out to be absolute stunners – especially his eldest daughters Bria, 25, and Shayne, 20. Their mother, Nicole Murphy, did used to be a model, though.
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10. Cordell Broadus
It can be hard to remember what rap star Snoop Dogg (Lion? Dogg Lion?) looks like beneath the bling, but his 18-year-old son Cordell certainly makes for a handsome college athlete. Perhaps he gets it from his mom Shante Broadus.
9. Jessie James and D’Lila Star Combs
Among rapper Diddy/P. Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Combs’ impressive five biological children and one unofficial stepson are two eight-year-old twin girls he had with model Kim Porter. Their names are Jessie James and D’Lila Star, and they’re nothing short of adorable.
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8. Max and Emme Anthony
When Max and Emme Anthony were born of singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony in 2009, People reportedly paid $6 million for the first photograph of the twins. Good job they were cute.
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7. Eric Cowell
What’s cuter – baby Eric, or how soft and gooey dad Simon Cowell seems to go when he’s around him? Fortunately, the 17-month-old’s mother Lauren Silverman is so beautiful that she apparently cancelled out all of Simon’s genes.
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6. Jack Ramsay
British chef Gordon Ramsay memorably had his “craggy face” smoothed out by a cosmetic surgeon, so perhaps his three pretty daughters and handsome 15-year-old son Jack have their mother Tana to thank for their good looks.
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5. True and Sonnet Whitaker
Perhaps actor Forest Whitaker and his wife of almost 20 years Keisha knew their 17- and 18-year-old daughters were always destined to be beauties. Why else would they give them such elegant names as True and Sonnet, respectively?
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4. Nathan Smith
Grammy Award-winner Lil Jon hides his face behind long hair, shades and a cap, but even so it’s plain to see that his 17-year-old son Nathan is the spitting image of mom Nicole Smith.
3. Honor and Xavier Byrne
Actress Tilda Swinton’s appearance has been described as “unconventional” and “androgynous,” which are not words you’d necessarily associate with good-looking offspring. Regardless, she and her ex-partner, artist John Byrne, managed to create still-cute twins Honor and Xavier in 1997.
2. Knight Jones
The holy matrimony of singer Kelis and rapper Nas may not have ended all that amicably, but amid all the drama they did create one good-looking kid. Knight Jones is now six years old.
1. Blue Ivy Carter
Sorry Jay Z, but Blue Ivy thankfully takes after her mother – megastar singer Beyoncé – when it comes to facial proportions. The three-year-old is “destined” for stardom herself with a face like that.