It Runs in the Family: Superstars and Their Prodigious Kids

It Runs in the Family: Superstars and Their Prodigious Kids
Kelly Osbourne is joined by her father, Ozzy Osbourne, following her rendition of Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach" at the annual Wango Tango Music Festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, June 15, 2002. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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The gifted athletes and musicians on this list below gave their kids more than just the family name – they handed down a healthy dose of star power too. Good thing! Fans everywhere are grateful these apples didn’t fall far from the family tree.

Here are some of our favorite celebrities and their prodigious kids.

Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne

#TBT #WhoWoreItBetter me or my Dadda?

A photo posted by Kelly Osbourne (@kellyosbourne) on

It’s doesn’t get any bigger in the world of metal than Ozzy Osbourne, renowned for the dark sounds he conjured with Black Sabbath before launching his solo career. The Prince of Darkness is also the proud father of his princess, Kelly, who made a splash with a poppy punk cover of Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach.” TV fans can catch Kelly acting as a judge on shows like Project Runway Junior and Australia’s Got Talent, while Ozzy is busy prepping for Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and bidding farewell to Black Sabbath fans on THE END Tour – which has been extended into 2017.


Dell and Steph Curry; Mychal and Klay Thompson

Though this entry comprises two bloodlines, there’s no way we could separate Splash Brothers Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, who’ve led the Golden State Warriors to back-to-back Finals appearances. The champs had some pretty great mentors from the get, namely their now retried NBA dads Dell Curry and Mychal Thompson. Dell was a sharp-shooter behind the arc in his day, earning him the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 1994 and the distinction of becoming the Charlotte Hornets all-time high scorer. Mychal made most of his contributions on the team level, backing up the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar while helping the Los Angeles Lakers win back-to-back championships in ’87 and ’88.


Roxie Roker, Lenny and Zoë Kravitz

I am the most lucky to be so loved by you. Thank you daddy. For everything. @lennykravitz

A photo posted by Zoë Kravitz (@zoeisabellakravitz) on

If you’re wondering where Lenny Kravitz got his inspiration, you can credit his actress mother Roxie Roker, a co-star on the long-running sitcom The Jeffersons. She encouraged her son to pursue music from an early age, and even introduced him to the soul and rock legends that would inspire his ’90s hits like “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over,” and “Fly Away.” His daughter Zoë seems to have inherited both her father and grandmother’s talents: when she’s not fronting her electropop band Lolawolf, the rising star is impressing fans in the X-Men and Divergent franchises.

May 8, 1975 Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born to Julio Iglesias and Isabel Preysler. #HappyBirthdayEnrique pic.twitter.com/pjeyMdf0hz

— Enrique Pictures ✨ (@EnriquePix) May 8, 2016

Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias is the best-selling Latin artist in history after selling more than 300 million albums worldwide, and his international success (spanning 14 different languages) presaged the mainstream crossover of Latin music in the late-’90s. Enter Enrique Iglesias, who followed in his father’s footsteps and became one of the biggest artists in both the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds. The King of Latin Pop, as the younger Iglesias is commonly known, is still riding high off the recent success of his reggaeton-inspired Nicky Jam collaboration “El Perdón.”


Vicente, Alejandro, and Camila Fernández

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Vicente Fernández, aka El Rey de la Música Ranchera (The King of Ranchera Music), only recently stopped touring. Before he hung up his charro suit, however, this versatile patriarch released more than 50 records and appeared in over 30 movies on his way to becoming one of the most celebrated singers in Mexican history. Son Alejandro inherited his father’s golden pipes, and began his career focused on the ranchera style of his father before crossing over into Latin pop. Alejandro’s talented teen daughter Camila skipped traditional styles altogether and dove head first into Latin-influenced pop and R&B. Check out this moving father-daughter video that showcases their shared vocal prowess:


Judy Garland and Liza Minelli

Happy Mother's Day #lizaminnelli #judygarland #happymothersday #legendary #legend #icon #hollywood #celebrity #mothersday #liza

A photo posted by Liza Minnelli (@officiallizaminnelli) on

Judy Garland will forever be remembered for playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, but she also gave iconic performances in movie musicals like Meet Me in St. Louis and Easter Parade. The dynamic triple-threat passed her unparalleled talents down to daughter Liza Minelli, who proved her star power by winning a well-deserved Tony for best actress in her Broadway debut, Flora the Red Menace. After establishing herself in the theater world, Minelli went on to forge a successful screen career, highlighted by an Academy Award-winning performance in the film adaptation of Cabaret.


Tomás Balcázar, Chícaro, and Chícharito

Puro CHPT como dice mi abuelo jajaja saludos!!

A photo posted by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez (@ch14_instagram) on

This is the royal family of Mexican soccer. Tomás Balcázar González got the ball rolling by winning eight championships in 10 years on the Guadalajara soccer club. Next his son-in-law Javier Hernandez – nicknamed Chícaro (Spanish for “the pea”) because of his green eyes – became an icon after winning championships with Mexican clubs Puebla F.C. and Tecos as well as representing his country in international play. Last but not least, son Chícharito (“little pea”) carries the family mantle with pride, playing for Mexico in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and becoming the second highest scorer of all-time for his national squad.

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