5 Celebrities Speak on Their Kids Becoming Famous/Launching Careers

If anyone knows how hard it is at the top, it’s one of these already mega famous stars. They’ve all commented on how they feel about their kids starting a career of their own at a young age. Some don’t believe their children should start worrying about their career because they are simply still children or think it might make their life extra hard, while others believe it’s the perfect chance for them to reach stardom. For or against it, all of these celebs seem to have thought it through already and know what they want for the kids.



Beyonce doesn’t want her kids to become entertainers at a young age because she believes it makes teenage life harder: “I definitely would not want my kids to be entertainers. It’s really hard. It’s hard enough doing any kind of job and being a teenager. But being a teenager in the spotlight just heightens it.”

Nick Cannon

When asked if he would let his children audition on ‘American’s Got Talent’ Nick says he wouldn’t because he is too protective: ”Absolutely not. That’s my personal feeling. If you asked my wife, she would say, ‘Yes! Let’s sign them up next year!’ The thing that is great about this show is that you’re giving people who would never have an opportunity at stardom an opportunity. As a parent, and maybe because I’m a new parent, I am so protective and so sensitive and would never want anyone to judge my child. You catch me in 10 years and my child is an amazing singer or drummer and says, ‘Dad, I want to do it,’ of course I am going to support whatever they want.”

Milla Jovovich

Milla explains that while it made sense for her family to push her towards a career at a young age, she wouldn’t want the same for her daughter because she doesn’t need the money: “We were struggling financially, we were immigrants from Russia and we really needed to succeed. My mom saw talent in me and she wanted to make the best and most out of it. There is no real use for Ever to work. I definitely want my daughter to just be a child. Work hard in school and find your passion, slowly.”

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada’s two children Willow and Jaden have both already launched their own careers but Jada believes it works for them as a family and defends it: “This isn’t about fame or money. They were still going to have their trials because of who their parents are. As much as I wish I could figure out a way I could protect my children, they have their destiny. I’m not going to put brakes on that out of fear. Our children are allowed to stay in the paradigm of being a child. They don’t have to take care of their families: become the complete emotional, physical and financial focus that happens to many child stars. Our family structure is a little different and it’s quite hard to comprehend because it’s so outside what usually happens in a family, but the paradigm is the same. You have Mother. You have Father. Father is protective. Mother is the teacher.

Most of the time with child stars, the child has all the responsibilities and the mother and father don’t understand what’s actually happening to them, so the child can trust no one… But with us the paradigm stays the same because the child can still be the child with an extraordinary gift. It is something to manage. I will not overlook that. I have a 10 year old who can stand up in front of an audience of 17,000 and rock the house. I have to keep her grounded.”

Brooke Shields

Brooke wouldn’t want her children launching a career at a young age because she wouldn’t give up her career to work on theirs: “I would never start them as young as I did. For a start, my life isn’t conducive to that. Selfishly, I wouldn’t give up on my career to work on theirs.”