Celebrities and Their Estranged Love Children

June 2, 2011 By:
Celebrities and Their Estranged Love Children

After his daughter was convicted of manslaughter, Billy Bob Thornton wasn't shy about saying she was estranged and hadn't talked to her for "quite some time."

While publicists work hard to make their celebrity clientele seem like responsible, likeable people, in reality, a lot of them have the same drama you'd see from watching an episode of Maury. So many celebs like to love 'em and leave 'em, only to find out later that their short-lived romance produced a love-child. Here are some celebs and their estranged love-children.

Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan has so many children from so many different women, I think they're going start adding a question about it on the next U.S. Census: "Has your mother ever had sexual intercourse with singer Bob Dylan?" Dylan married his backup singer, Carolyn Dennis in June of 1986. He kept the marriage and the existence of his daughter secret for 15 years. He bought Dennis a home in a Los Angeles suburb where he would visit her discreetly. Dylan is rumored to have a total of nine children, but he only admits to four.

Jude Law: In 2009, Jude Law's daughter Sophia was born, and it took Law five months to meet her. The child was conceived from Law's relationship with model Samantha Burke. He's made an agreement with Burke to visit Sophia twice a year and pay $5,000 in child support. Hey, he's a busy man; he's got a lot of nannies to bang!

John Edwards: This Arnold-esque escapade was an infamous one. John Edwards got "douchebag of the year" award from the public when he fathered a child with videographer Rielle Hunter, who he had an affair with while his wife had cancer. Not only that, he repeatedly denied his daughter, later saying, "It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter, and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me."

Michael Jackson: Omer Bhatti was long thought to be the love-child of Michael Jackson, and while even Bhatti denied it, he was in the front row at Jackson's funeral. Bhatti says Jackson was his "best friend", but he bears a strong resemblance to the late pop star. Could he have been the inspiration for Billy Jean?

Steven Tyler: They might have a great relationship now, but Liv Tyler didn't know Steven was her dad until she was nine years old. Liv was conceived when Steven had a brief relationship with fashion model Bebe Buell. Buell told Liv her father was Todd Rundgren because she wanted to protect her from Tyler's drug addiction. Did she just pick another random rocker or did she hook up with half of the 70s rock scene? Either way, Steven noticed an uncanny resemblance between Liv and his other daughter, Mia, and the cat was out of the bag.