There are some celebrity couples who seem made for each other, stay together for a while, maybe have a kid or two (or more). But love doesn’t always mean happily ever after.
Whether they lasted for years, months or even weeks, some stars’ stars will forever be aligned by the little people they made together.
11 celebs you never knew had kids together
Melanie Brown and Eddie MurphyMel B added some spice to Murphy's life when she revealed he was the father of her baby. Eddie denied the claim but a 2007 paternity test proved him wrong and he is indeed Angel's daddy. Despite their rocky start, things have improved significantly and according to Mel, "everything is fine... now."Getty Images
Helena Christensen and Norman ReedusReedus and Christensen were together for five years and had Mingus in 1999. They called it quits in 2003 but share joint custody. The exes have remained friends and make co-parenting look easy.Getty Images
Laura Dern and Ben HarperDern and Harper met in 2000, married five years later and had two kids (son Ellery in August 2001; daughter Jaya in November 2004). After breaking up in 2010 then reuniting, they divorced in 2013. Dern has said their children have taken it all in stride and are "doing great."Getty Images
Benicio del Toro and Kimberly StewartAs far as odd couples go, del Toro and Stewart were it. They were never officially a couple but their unexpected hookup made a baby and the two have made it a priority to raise daughter Delilah (who was born in August 2011) in a loving environment.Getty Images
Vanessa Marcil and Brian Austin GreenBefore marrying Megan Fox, Green dated his former Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate Marcil for nearly four years. Their son, Kassius, was born in 2002 but they split the following year.Getty Images
Madonna and Guy RitchieWe all know about Madge's eldest daughter, Lourdes, and her two youngest — David and Mercy — but let's not forget Rocco, whom she had in 2000 during her marriage to Ritchie.Getty Images
Bridget Moynahan and Tom BradyBrady and Gisele Bündchen had just begun dating in 2007 when he learned his ex, Moynahan, was three months pregnant with their baby. It hasn't always been easy but the three have managed to maintain a positive relationship with each other for the sake of son John and Tom and Gisele's kids.Getty Images
Mary Louise Parker and Billy CrudupParker and Crudup were together from 1996 to 2003 but when Mary Louise was seven months pregnant, Billy reportedly left her for Claire Danes. Ouch. The one good thing to come out of that mess? Son William.Getty Images
Djimon Hounsou and Kimora Lee SimmonsHounsou and Simmons met in 2007, had a commitment ceremony (not a wedding) in 2008, and had son Kenzo in 2009. They split three years later but are still close.Getty Images
Linda Evangelista and François-Henri PinaultIn October 2006, Evangelista gave birth to son Augustin, but never revealed who the father was. That is, until she filed for child support from billionaire Pinault (Salma Hayek's now-husband) The trial got ugly but the two eventually reached a settlement out of court.Getty Images
Kate Beckinsale and Michael SheenThe actors were together for eight years and had daughter, Lily, in 1999 but split in 2003 when Kate fell for her Underworld director, Len Wiseman (to whom she was married the following year). Beckinsale and Wiseman both remain friends with Sheen and the four of them make one big, awesome, happy family.Getty Images