Being a grandparent is just the best. And celebrities are no different in sharing that sentiment. They are all quick to gush over their grandchildren, just like you and me. But imagine having a famous grandparent. Certainly there are plenty of perks for these lucky little ones. Some famous grandparents take their grandkids to premieres. Others make them laugh with their hilarious antics and gift of humor. And still others sing their grandbabies to sleep with a voice that would make most of us envious.
1. Pierce Brosnan
Pierce Brosnan is perhaps best known for his role as James Bond. He starred as the always calm, cool, collected, and tuxedoed special agent in four films, from 1995 until 1999. Now that is a cool grandfather! His first wife was Cassandra Harris. The couple had one son, Sean. Cassandra Harris had two children from a previous marriage, Charlotte and Chris. When their biological father died, Bronson adopted them. Sadly, Cassandra Harris died of cancer in 1991. In 2001, Bronson married journalist Keely Shaye Smith. The photo shows Bronson with his two sons from their marriage, Dylan and Paris. Bronson is grandfather to two of Charlotte's children, Isabella Sophia, and Lucas. They are 22 and 15, respectively. His biological son, Sean, made him a grandfather a third time in 2015 when Marley May Cassandra was born.
2. Susan Sarandon
Actress and activist Susan Sarandon is also a grandparent to three. This photo shows her ex-son-in-law with grandchildren Marlowe, Major, and Mateo. Apparently, her nickname as grandma is "Honey." And she totally enjoys spoiling her grandkids. Imagine growing up with a famous grandma, who starred in iconic movies such as Thelma And Louise and Little Women. But at their ages, they are probably more impressed with her role in Enchanted.
3. Eddie Murphy
This 2009 photo shows comedy legend Eddie Murphy with his family at a film premier. And this isn't the whole flock. Murphy has 10 kids, ranging in age from 32 to 2. In fact, Murphy's youngest son is just five months older than his grandson. Murphy became a grandpa when his third son, Myles, and girlfriend welcomed daughter Evie in July 2019. Just think how fun family gatherings must be with Eddie Murphy. After all, he's been making all of us laugh for decades.
4. Candace Bergen
Just a few weeks after her 74th birthday, Candace Bergen became a grandmother for the first time. Her daughter, Chloe Malle, is a contributing editor to Vogue magazine. Her grandson is Arthur Louis Albert, and Ms. Bergen told People magazine that she is "over the moon" about him.
5. Kiefer Sutherland
This 2003 photo of Kiefer Sutherland and daughter Sarah Jude was taken during the ninth annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Sarah is Sutherland's only biological child, but he has a stepdaughter from his first marriage to Camelia Kath. And it is his stepdaughter, Michelle Kath, that made Sutherland a grandfather to two boys. He actually became a grandfather in 2005, and again a couple of years later. And you can be sure this former 24 star is loving being a grandpa to two active boys.
6. Lionel Richie
We all know about Lionel Richie's famous children, Nicole, Sofia, and Miles. And maybe you already know about Nicole Richie's two children with Joel Madden of Good Charlotte fame. The couple has a daughter, Harlow, born in 2008, and a son, Sparrow, born in 2009. Reportedly, the two children refer to their grandfather as "Pop-pop." Apparently the kids didn't know that their grandpa could sing, until they were about 4 and 5. Imagine finding out your grandfather was one of the best-selling recording artists of all time!
7. Meryl Streep
This photo of Meryl Streep and daughter Mamie Gummer was taken in 2017. Two years later, Mamie made Streep a grandmother for the very first time. Streep has three other children, Henry Wolfe Gummer, 33, Grace Gummer, 32, and Louisa Gummer, 27.
8. Tom Hanks
People don't get much cooler than Tom Hanks. He is probably one of the most beloved actors of our time. He is pictured here with son Chet in 2015. Hanks has four children and three grandchildren to date. His oldest children are Colin and Elizabeth, whom he had with his first wife, Samantha Lewes. His second two, Chet and Truman are with Rita Wilson. His oldest son, Colin, gave Hanks his first grandchild, Olivia, in 2011. In 2013, he was once more a grandpa when Olivia's sister, Charlotte, was born. Most recently, Hanks son Chet had a son, Michaiah, born in 2016.
9. Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne shared much of their family life in the MTV series The Osbournes. The famous couple has three children of their own, but it is the youngest, Jack, who's made them happy grandparents. Jack and then-wife Lisa Stelly welcomed a baby girl, Pearl, in 2012, the year the two were married. The couple had a second daughter, Andy, in 2015, and a third, Minnie, was born in 2018, just months before they divorced.
10. Jim Carrey
Funnyman Jim Carrey is a grandpa — and a pretty cool one at that. He only has one daughter, Jane, from his first marriage to Melissa Wormer. Jane married at age 22 and had a daughter the following year, in 2010. That made Carrey a very young grandfather at age 47. And this young grandpa reportedly loves playing video games with grandson, Jackson, who always "humiliates him." Apparently, Jackson also has some pretty witty comebacks for his comedian granddad.
11. Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford has played some pretty awesome roles throughout his six-decade-long career in film. He is the fourth-highest grossing domestic box-office star of all time. His iconic roles include Han Solo in Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Ford has five children from three marriages. His oldest, Ben, has two children, Waylon, age 11, and Ethan, age 21. Ford has two other grandchildren from son Willard: Eliel, who is 28, and Guiliana, who is 24.
They don't get much cooler than British singer Sting, who is seen here in a performance with his son, Joe Sumner (far right). Sting has six children altogether, two from his first marriage, and four with current wife, Trudie Styler. As of a couple of years ago, Sting had a total of seven grandchildren. He reportedly enjoys nothing more than getting his whole family together at his villa in Tuscany. That sounds pretty cool, don't you think?
13. Jackée Harry
Jackée Harry will forever be remembered for her role in Sister, Sister in the '90s. Harry has also appeared in nearly 50 movies and almost as many television series. This proud grandma took to social media in 2017 to share her excitement over becoming a grandparent: “It’s official: I’m a (forever fierce) grandmother! Welcome to the world Kydyn Elias & congrats to my son Frank & his lovely girlfriend Aubrey!” This is indeed one fierce grandma — she calls herself a "Glam'ma"!
14. Alice Cooper
In this photo are Alice Cooper and his son, Dash. Dash and his wife had twins in 2015, making Cooper a granddad at age 67. We remember Cooper for his early days of "shock rock," but the singer became a born-again Christian over 20 years ago and gave all of that up. One of the coolest things about Cooper is that after he kicked his own addictions, he helped countless other musicians with their addiction struggles. In 2008, he received the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the fourth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Los Angeles for his work helping other musicians. Now that is cool.
15. Garth Brooks
As of 2020, Garth Brooks is the only artist in music history to have released nine albums that achieved diamond status in the United States. He surpassed the previous record of six held by the Beatles. That's some awesome bragging rights for this father of three daughters and grandpa to two. Brooks became a grandfather in 2013 and again in 2016. His middle daughter, August, gave birth to the first granddaughter, Karalynn, when she was 19. Her second daughter, Gwendolyn, was born three years later after her marriage to Chance Russell.
16. Snoop Dogg
Here's a cute-as-can-be photo of Snoop Dogg and 6-year-old grandson Zion Broadus posing for a portrait during a classic car meet at Mel's Drive-In in West Hollywood. This cutie is Snoop's first grandchild, son of his eldest son, Cordé. Zion has a sister, Elleven, who was born in 2018. Snoop also has a third grandchild, Cordoba, born in 2019. She is the daughter of Snoop's son, Cordell.
17. Damon Wayans
Damon Wayans hails from a very talented family, including siblings Keenan, Kim, Shawn and Marlon Wayans. Imagine family get-togethers with all these comedians in one room! Wayans has four children and three grandchildren. Two of his granddaughters are Amara and Aniya. Their father is Damon Wayans Jr. Damon Wayans Sr.'s son Michael is also a father. His daughter, Ava Marie Jean, was born in 2014. Pretty sure there's never a dull moment at their holiday gatherings!
18. Whoopi Goldberg
Can you imagine anything cooler that having Whoopi Goldberg for a grandma? After all, her extensive resume includes actress, comedian, author, and television personality. She is also the winner of an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award. She shares that honor with only 16 other entertainers.
19. Mick Jagger
This 2018 photo is of legendary rocker Mick Jagger and his sons, James Jagger and Lucas Jagger. The threesome are at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between France and Belgium at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia. Being Mick Jagger must come with some awesome perks, like box seats anywhere. And he could fill those box seats fast with his eight children, five grandchildren, and a great grandchild.
20. Naomi Judd
This 2011 photo is of Wynonna Judd and her mother, Naomi Judd, at the 46th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards. Wynonna made Naomi a grandma way back in 1996 when her son Elijah was born. Daughter Grace came along two years later.
21. Priscilla Presley
We all know that Priscilla Presley has one daughter, Lisa Marie. She was the only child of the King, Elvis. Lisa Marie has three children: Riley Keough, Finley Aaron Love Lockwood, and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood. Her son, Benjamin Keough, died in 2020. Priscilla first became a grandmother in 1989 when her granddaughter, Riley, was born. Her grandson, Benjamin, followed a few years later, in 1992.
22. Terrence Howard
What fun to get to attend movie premieres with a famous father. And that is just what actor Terrence Howard and his daughter, Aubrey, are seen doing here. They were attending the Dreamgirls premiere in 2006 in New York City. Fast-forward 15 years, and Aubrey is a mother of two, making Howard a grandpa first in 2012, and again in 2015. The grandkids' names are Hazel and Adrian.
23. Goldie Hawn
Pictured in this photo are Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, and their extended family. As you can see, Hawn is blessed to have plenty of grandkids in her family, and she couldn't be happier about it. "Being a grandmother is amazing, I love it," she told Hello!
24. Jessica Lange
In 2017, Jessica Lange brought her granddaughters, Adah Bryan and Ilse Bryan, backstage with the cast of the hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong on Broadway in New York City. That's a pretty cool perk for having Jessica Lange as a grandmother. These two grandchildren are the daughters of Lange's oldest daughter, Shura Barishnikov.
25. Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan is the Queen of Funk. Her career took off in the '70s, and she hasn't stopped. She is the mother of two and a grandmother to Raeven Alexis Gibson, Daija Jade Holland, Jett Khan-Corley, and Josh Khan-Corley. Reportedly, Khan is a hands-on grandma who loves spending time with family.
26. Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas became a grandpa for the second time in early 2021. This photo of his son Cameron and family was taken shortly after the birth of son Ryder and posted on Cameron's Instagram account. The little girl in the photo is Michael Douglas's first grandchild, Lua.
27. Steven Tyler
Steven Tyler is another legendary rocker grandpa. By now, he's got the grandpa thing down. After all, his first grandchild, Milo, was born in 2004 and is one of Liv Tyler's three children. The other two, Sailor and Lula were born in 2015 and 2016. Steven became a granddad a fourth time when daughter Mia gave birth to Axton in 2017.
28. Diana Ross
How cool is it that Diana Ross has a playground named after her in Central Park? She is pictured here with her family at the playground named in her honor in 2018. Among the family pictured are her some of her five children and seven grandchildren.
29. Kris Jenner
We all know Kris Jenner as the matriarch of the Kardashian clan. She has six children and 10 grandchildren to date. Kendall Jenner is the only one of her children yet to become a parent.
30. Kid Rock
Kid Rock is a bit of a chameleon. He has had a long musical journey that began with underground Detroit rap. Then he went on to heavy metal and later ventured into country rock. Using a blend of all three, he has become a huge success. Kid Rock has one son and one granddaughter, Skye, who was born in 2015 when her grandfather was just 44. She not only has a cool grandpa, but also a very young one!