8 Celebrity Duos Who Have Successfully Blended Their Families
Whether dating, engaged, married, or divorced, some couples have totally mastered merging their families. We've seen successful famous examples in couples like Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, who have been together for more than 30 years and managed to make a modern-day Brady Bunch. The legendary Diana Ross has stayed so close to her children's fathers that they show up to support her when she's honored at big events. And leave it to the consciously uncoupled Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin to make co-parenting look downright cool. Keep reading to see the famous couples who have blended their families in a big way.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
The music icon's family tree has so many branches, you might feel dizzy. The singer is mom to five children from three previous relationships. In 1965, when she was a member of the Supremes, Diana began dating Motown CEO Berry Gordy. They were together for several years and had a daughter together, Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein, in 1971.
When Diana was two months pregnant with Rhonda, she tied the knot with music executive Robert Ellis Silberstein, who was her manager at the time. Robert raised Rhonda as his own, and the couple also welcomed two more children, daughters Tracee Ellis Ross and Chudney Ross, in 1972 and 1975, respectively. Diana and Robert two divorced in 1977.
In 1986, Diana married Norwegian businessman Arne Næss Jr. She became a stepmother to his three children, Katinka, Christoffer, and Leona. After their wedding, Diana and Arne also welcomed two sons together, Ross Naess and actor Evan Ross, in 1987 and 1988, respectively. They were divorced in 2000, and four years later Arne was tragically killed during a mountain climbing accident in South Africa.
Diana has stayed close with her former stepchildren and has since referred to Arne as the love of her life. The singer is also still friends with her exes Berry and Robert, and they both (as well as Diana's children and grandchildren) were on hand to see her accept a lifetime achievement award at the AMAs in 2017. This massive family seems so full of love!
Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn
Kurt and Goldie's love story is one for the books: when the couple began dating in 1983, Kurt had just finalized his divorce from Season Hubley and was already a father to his son, Boston (not pictured). Goldie also had two kids, Oliver and Kate, from her previous marriage to Bill Hudson. Kurt has since raised Kate and Oliver as their own, and he and Goldie welcomed son Wyatt Russell in 1986. We often get a glimpse of the family on the red carpet or on social media, where Kate and Goldie often share behind-the-scenes snaps from vacations and cute throwback pics.
Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia
Get a load of this: not only do Dwayne Johnson and his ex-wife Dany Garcia share 17-year-old daughter Simone and a production company, Seven Bucks, but Dany's current husband, Dave Rienzi, is also Dwayne's personal trainer. Dwayne has been dating Lauren Hashian for 10 years, and the couple has two daughters, Jasmine and Tiana. Along with Dwayne's mom, Ata, the group often hits the red carpet together and shares sweet family moments on Instagram.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
When Jennifer and Alex began dating in 2017, they wasted no time getting their young children acquainted with each other. We've seen a lot of their cute family hangouts on social media, from vacations to normal school runs.
The couple also stays close with Jennifer's ex-husband, Marc Anthony, who is the father to twins Max and Emme. Alex has two daughters, Natasha and Ella, from his previous marriage to Cynthia Scurtis. The whole gang seems to be having a blast with their big new brood.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
We've heard all the details on how Charles and Camilla's longtime relationship came to be, but despite the drama, they have been successful at blending their royal families. Camilla has two children, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Lopes, from her first marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles, which ended in 1995. Charles, of course, is dad to Princes William and Harry, whom he welcomed with Princess Diana in 1982 and 1984, respectively. The princes have accepted Camilla as their stepmother, and Tom and Laura are included in big events like Trooping the Colour and Harry and William's weddings.
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa
Lisa was married to rocker Lenny Kravitz from 1987 to 1993, but despite splitting, they've remained some of the most amicable exes ever. They are regularly spotted on outings around LA and even attended the Met Gala together in 2015 — and of course, they can also be counted on to link up to support their daughter, actress and musician Zoë Kravitz, at her concerts and movie premieres.
Lisa and Jason Momoa have been together since 2005 and have two children together, daughter Lola and son Nakoa-Wolf. Zoë is so close with her famous stepdad that they even have matching tattoos, and she's a big presence in her younger siblings' lives. The group can often be seen together at red carpet events and giving each other sweet shout-outs on social media.
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore may go down in history as the most congenial exes in Hollywood! The couple tied the knot in 1987 and divorced in 2000, immediately deciding that they would continue to coparent their three daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah.
Since their split, the pair has supported each other through ups and downs — Bruce famously attended Demi's 2005 wedding to Ashton Kutcher, and the blended family often hit the red carpet together with Bruce and his model wife, Emma Heming, with whom he shares daughters Evelyn and Mabel. The exes have since been seen checking out their oldest daughter Rumer's performances on Dancing With the Stars and in Broadway's Chicago, and Demi recently roasted her ex (lovingly) at his Comedy Central Roast event in 2018.