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Celebrity Couples We Forgot Had Kids Together

Celebrity couples are usually a hot topic in the media. But when the interest dies down, people seem to forget about them, huh? And that's why many of us don't even realize that those stars may have had kids together.

So let's take a look at some long-forgotten couples who share a kid or two. I bet some of these will surprise you. Let's go.

Norman Reedus and Helena Christensen

Did you even know that these two were a couple? I had no idea. But it's true. They dated from 1998–2003 and had a son together. Mingus Lucien Reedus, is now 22 and a model. Wow! I guess good looks run in the family.

Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg

Baby from Dirty Dancing and Agent Phil Coulson from the Marvel Cinematic Universe films were actually married for 17 years. Holy moly! I didn't realize that. Oh, yeah! And they have a daughter Stella Gregg who recently turned 20-years-old.

Colin Firth and Meg Tilly

Meg Tilly who's a sister to Jennifer Tilly was involved with Colin Firth for five years. And that relationship resulted in the couple having a son together. William is now 31 years old. Here he's posing with his mom around Christmas time.

Billy Crudup and Mary-Louise Parker

Mary Louise Parker
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Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker and Almost Famous actor Billy Crudup were an item for about eight years. These on-again, off-again partners called it off permanently in 2008. However, they share a son, William Atticus Parker, who is now 18-years-old.

Thomas Jane and Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette met Hung actor Thomas Jane through mutual friends one year after finalizing her divorce from Nicolas Cage. They tied the knot in June 2006 after Arquette discovered she was expecting. Unfortunately, the pair parted ways after a few years despite their efforts to make things work for their daughter's sake. Harlow is 19 now.

Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke

Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke met on the set of 1997's movie Gattaca. They got married in 1998. During their seven-year relationship, they welcomed two kids. Their 24-year-old daughter Maya Hawke is a star on Stranger Things. They also have a son Levon who was on the show, too. Here's a snap of proud mama and her two kiddos.

James Cameron and Linda Hamilton

Titanic and Avatar director James Cameron and The Terminator star Linda Hamilton were an item for a hot second. Well, actually more like two years, haha. But this relationship resulted in them having a daughter. Josephine, who shies away from the spotlight, is now 29-years-old.

Téa Leoni and David Duchovny

Here's one couple who had a very long relationship. I didn't realize that Téa Leoni and David Duchovny were married for a whopping 17 years. Wow! That must be some kind of record in Hollywood, huh? They share a daughter, Madelaine West Duchovny, who's now 23-years-old, and a son, Kyd Miller Duchovny, who is 20.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber started dating in 2005. The couple never married but their relationship lasted a whole 11 years. During their time together they welcomed a son, Sasha who's now 15-years-old. In 2008 Naomi gave birth to a daughter, Kai. Here's a candid pic of mom and kids together.

Richie Sambora and Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear met Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora via mutual friends when she was on a PR trip for Melrose Place. The couple got married shortly after she divorced Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. Locklear and Sambora were married for 11 years. Their relationship resulted in a beautiful daughter, Ava Sambora, who is 24.

Courteney Cox and David Arquette

Scream's David Arquette and Courteney Cox started dating after the popular horror's 1996 release. About three years later, they tied the knot in a lavish ceremony, attended by their fellow celebrity friends. In less than five years, they welcomed their daughter, Coco, who is now 18-years-old.

Robin Wright and Sean Penn

Robin Wright met Sean Penn on the set of the 1990 movie State of Grace. They later got married in 1996. It was the second marriage for both. Wright was briefly married to the late actor Dane Witherspoon and Penn was briefly married to Madonna. The marriage resulted in the couple's two kids, Dylan and Hopper Penn.

Marissa Ribisi and Beck

Actress Marissa Ribisi may not be as well known as her brother Giovanni Ribis, but did you know she was married to the singer Beck for 15 years? Nope, I didn't know that. The couple married in April 2004, shortly before Ribisi gave birth to their son, Cosimo Henri. They also share a daughter named Tuesday, who is 15.

Laura Dern and Ben Harper

Speaking of singers, I also didn't realize that Jurassic Park actress Laura Dern was married to Grammy-winning musician Ben Harper for 11 years. Get this — the couple met at one of Ben’s concerts in 2000. And after five years of dating, they wed in December 2005. The exes have two children together, a son, Ellery, born August 21, 2001, and a daughter, Jaya, born on November 28, 2004.

Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney

Here's another couple I didn't even know existed. Did you know that Catherine Keener and Dermot Mulroney were married for about 17 years? Holy moly! That's another record in Hollywood, huh? From their time together, Mulroney and Keener share one son, Clyde Keener Mulroney, who was born in 1999 and works in Hollywood as a musician.

Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen

Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen dated for eight years after meeting in the mid-'90s. They tied the knot in 1995, and Beckinsale gave birth to the couple's daughter Lily Mo Sheen in 1999. Despite their split in 2003, they remained close friends. That's nice, huh?

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

We all remember when Tom Cruise proclaimed to Oprah that he loved Katie Holmes. That was definitely a spectacle, ha, ha. What followed was a hot and heavy six-year relationship. It resulted in the couple welcoming a daughter, who they named Suri. Their little girl is 16-years-old now. Wow!

Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid met on the set of the 1987 comedy Innerspace. The couple married four years later in 1991. They were Hollywood's golden couple, so it came as a shock to fans when they announced their separation in June 2000. By 2001 they were divorced. But they share a son, Jack Quaid, who's the star of the show The Boys.

Whoa, did you know about these celebrity kids, huh?

Adam from The Goldbergs saying "I had no idea."
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I actually just recently realized that The Boys' Jack Quaid is Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid's son, ha, ha. How did I miss that? I also didn't even know that some of these stars even dated before. And that they share kids together. How about you? Which couple surprised you the most?