12 Celebrity Blended Families We Love

A new stepmother, stepdad, stepbrother or sister can often shake a family unit, with the remarriage being a little hard to swallow for everyone involved—particularly the children. Luckily, these celebrity families have managed to keep the peace and prove that blended families can indeed work as long as everyone is willing. In fact some parents like Torrei Hart, the ex-wife of the world’s highest paid comedian and newlywed Kevin Hart, have embraced their new co-parenting style with open arms. From the Hart’s to the Wade’s, to the Smith’s, to the Harvey’s, these celeb families have merged gracefully and shown everyone that’s there’s no such thing as too much family.

ESSENCE.COM Oct, 11, 2016

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Comedian Kevin Hart, wife Eniko Parrish and ex-wife Torrei Hart have managed to successfully co-parent and can be frequently be spotted out together, along with Kevin and Torrei’s kids Hendrix and Heaven.

2 of 12 George Pimentel

When ‘Being Mary Jane’ actress Gabrielle Union wed basketball star Dwyane Wade she became a stepmom to D-Wade’s three sons, Zaire, Xavier and Zion.

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After a longtime romance, Solange Knowles married her director beau Alan Ferguson in an all-ivory ceremony with son Daniel Julez Judo Smith, Jr. right by her side.

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Singer Ciara, Russell Wilson and little Baby Future officially became the most adorable blended family ever when Ciara married Russell earlier this year.

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Funnyman Steve Harvey makes no jokes about one thing in life: his love of family. He and his wife Marjorie share a beautiful blended union bringing together a combined seven children from previous relationships.

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By becoming Mrs. Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys gets to be a stepmom to his three children, including Prince Nasir (pictured).

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Monica’s marraige to Shannon Brown means her two sons, Rocko and Romelo, get to have a new younger brother, Shannon Christopher Brown. The couple also have a daughter together, Laiyah.

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The fierce Hollywood couple that is Will and Jada show us just how loving a blended family can be. Will’s oldest son, Trey, from his first marriage frequently appears on the red carpet with younger bro and sis Jaden and Willow.

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Diana Ross had her first daughter Rhonda with Motown founder Barry Gordy. Her second marriage produced our celebrity girl crush, Tracee Ellis Ross, and sis Chudney. Her sons Ross and Evan were from her third marriage. Regardless of their differences, it’s all love between Ms. Ross’s children.

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Former Spice Girl Mel B. had two children — daughters Phoenix and Angel (with Eddie Murphy) — when she married Stephen Belafonte. He has one daughter, Giselle. The two also have one child together.

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The musical duo married officially in 2008 and re-married again in 2016 in a lavish wedding featured on VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop.' Together the couple co-parents four kids.

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Rap royalty Rev Run of Run-D.M.C. fame invited us into his New Jersey home via MTV cameras and we’ve been in love with his wife, Justine, daughters Vanessa and Angela and sons, JoJo, Diggy and Russy ever since. The fun family also welcomed baby sis Miley (not shown).