The average American family taps out at two kids, but these celebrities firmly believe in the principle of "the more, the merrier." From Eddie Murphy's eight (soon-to-be nine!) mini me's to Holly Robinson Peete's adorable brood, see which celebs are living large in more ways than one.
The Simmons Family
Featuring a successful family and ambitious children, hip-hop icon Rev. Run's family reality show, Run's House, earned obvious comparisons to The Cosby Show. Through six seasons we got to watch Rev. Run and wife Justine Simmons raise
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One can only imagine how entertained Eddie Murphy keeps his large brood. The comedian has five children with ex-wife Nicole Murphy (star of VH1's Hollywood Exes): Bria, 23, Mitchell, 20, Shayne, 18, Zola, 13, and Bella, 10. He's also "dad" to Eric, 23, Christian, 22, and Angel Iris, 5 (mom is former Spice Girl Mel B.). And there's more! He and current girlfriend, Paige Butcher, just announced that they are expecting a new bundle of joy in May. Congrats!
The Ross Family
"The Boss" Diana Ross had her first daughter Rhonda, 41 (holding son Raif), with Motown founder Berry Gordy. Her second marriage produced our celebrity girl crush, Tracee Ellis Ross, 40, and sis Chudney, 37. Her sons Ross, 25, and Evan, 24, were from her third marriage to Norwegian businessman Arne Naess.
Perhaps the most iconic of large entertainment families, Joe and Katherine Jackson's children have certainly made their mark in the world. They include Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon, Michael, Randy and Janet Jackson.
Funnyman Steve Harvey makes no jokes about one thing in life: his love of family. He and his wife Marjorie (in black dress) share a beautiful blended union, bringing together a combined seven children from previous relationships.
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Rapper Ice Cube (born O'Shea Jackson) and wife Kimberly have kept their four children — O'Shea Jr., Darrel, Kareema, and Shareef (not pictured) — out of the spotlight.
Thanks to their wildly succesful reality show, Braxton Family Values, we now know almost everything about the Braxton clan. Sisters Toni, Trina, Tawanda, Traci and Tamar always keep mom Evelyn busy.
When comedian Niecy Nash married her "Mr. Wonderful," Jay Tucker in 2010, she brought along her three children - Dominic, Donielle, and Dia. He had a son, Romallis, from a previous relationship.
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Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith love their tight-knit family. The couple have two children together: Jaden, 17, and Willow, 15. Smith's older son Trey, 23, is from his first marriage to Sherri Smith (a star of VH1's Hollywood Exes).
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Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee Simmons have two children together: Ming Lee, 15, and Aoki, 13. In 2009, Kimora welcomed son Kenzo with her now-ex, Djimon Hounsou, and the model just welcomed baby Wolf Lee (not pictured) with husband Tim Leissner earlier this year.
The Crews Family
Terry Crews and wife Rebecca have five children, from left to right, Isaiah, Wynfrey, Tera, Naomi (not pictured), and Azriel (not pictured).
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Rapper LL Cool J (born Todd Smith) and his wife, jewelry designer Simone Smith, have four children — Najee, 26 (not pictured), Italia, 24 (not pictured), Samaria, 20, and Nina, 14.
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The Combs Family
The rap mogul has five children: Justin, 22 (not pictured), Christian, 17, twin daughters D'Lila and Jessie James, 9, and Chance, 8.
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Proud mom Monica and her two boys pose with hubby Shannon Brown and his son for a lovely family photo at a recent red carpet. Now that’s what we call Black love.
It's often hard to believe that Holly Robinson Peete is a mom of four. The fit and fab actress and hubby Rodney Peete are parents to twins Ryan Elizabeth and Rodney Jr., 18, Robinson, 13, and Roman, 10.
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The Williams Family
Legendary actress Vanessa (pictured receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007) passed on her good looks to her four children, Melanie, Jillian, Devin and Sasha.
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The Morris Family
Stevie Wonder, born Steveland Morris, has seven children from his two marriages: sons Kailand, Kwame, Keita, Mumtaz, and Mandla, and daughters Sophia and Aisha. And last December, Stevie and his girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy welcomed a baby daughter.
The Harris Family
Rapper T.I. and wife Tiny have some Halloween fun with their six children: Zonnique, 19, Messiah, 15, Domani and Deyjah, both 14, Clifford, 11, and Major, 7.
The Wayans Family
The Wayanses have made their large family work to their advantage, often co-starring in each other's productions, from the successful sketch comedy show In Living Color to The Wayans Bros. sitcom.
Seal began dating his former wife, supermodel Heidi Klum, when she was pregnant with her daughter Leni, from a previous relationship. Together, the couple have three biological children: Henry, 10, Johan, 9, and Lou, 6.