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10 Celebrity Kids Who Are Only Children (Photos)

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Suri Cruise is a famous only child.

When I was pregnant with my son, I can remember telling people that I planned on having three kids. I am not sure exactly why three was the magic number for me at that point, but I’m guessing it was a combination of the fact that I’d had a super easy pregnancy, and since I’d babysat my whole life, I figured I’d be a whiz at the whole parenting thing.

About two weeks after I brought my son home from the hospital, I declared to anyone who would listen that I was 100% done having kids. From that point on, I told people that I was on the “One and Done” plan, and I have stuck to that statement ever since.

My son is five, and yes, he is an only child and will always be an only child unless there is some sort of “slip.” And no, I don’t feel like he is missing out on anything by not having siblings.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much grief I get from people over the fact that I don’t plan on having anymore children. One of the most common questions I hear is, “How can you do that to him?”

I guess some people just can’t resist putting their two cents in on what they think is acceptable as far as having kids goes. However, I can assure you that my son is happy, smart, incredibly well adjusted, and he is not a spoiled brat, as so many only children are often unfairly labeled. Isn’t knowing what I can handle better than having another baby just to please the masses?

I am also an only child, and I think I turned out pretty darn good. I really don’t think that having a sibling would’ve made me any better of a person than I am today, and my son will be just fine without brothers and sisters as well.

Plenty of celebrity kids are also only children. Perhaps the most famous only child in Hollywood is Suri Cruise. Even though she has two half-siblings, they are much older and really don’t provide Suri with the same experience of having brothers and sisters close to her own age. There has been plenty of speculation over whether Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise will have another child, but as of now, Katie isn’t sporting anything close to resembling a baby bump. And it is perfectly ok if they choose not to add any more children to their family.

Here are photos of 10 more celebrity parents with kids who are only children.

Photos: Pacific Coast News

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Liv Tyler and Milo

Liv and her son Milo seem very happy together.

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Mary Fischer is the author of The Mommyologist, a blog where she laughs at how life has changed since her son entered the picture. She has been featured in The New York Times and Before becoming a full-time writer for The Stir, she dished out celeb gossip for Babble and wrote for CBS CT.

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0 thoughts on “10 Celebrity Kids Who Are Only Children (Photos)

  1. merry says:

    i am a mother of 1 and plan on keeping it that way. i never planned on more than 1 and that hasn’t changed. i feel a this point in my life i am content my husband is content. we feel if we have other children it will take away from the 1 we have. we can provide a very happy eventful life for 1 but for 2 it would be very difficult for us. so we are also on the 1 and done plan.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Ok, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with having only one child. If that’s what’s right for your family then that is certainly what you should do. However, do you really feel that providing celebrity examples helps to make your point? Half of these kids wil probably be from broken homes by the time they are 12.

  3. Linda says:

    I’m an only child, and I agree that celebrity examples doesn’t help make your point. I’ve been told ever since I can remember that an “only child” has a whole different personality type. I still have not quite put my finger on that. Is it because we are more independent? We matured faster because we were mainly with adults growing up? Because our parents only had one child, therefore, could devote all of their love and attention to just the one? Being an only child was great in a lot ways, but it also had its downside…. but then again, not having others to play with encouraged my imagination more on rainy days when other kids couldn’t come out to play or when I was sick and no friends could come over …. imagination is something children are lacking today.

    With that said, being an “only adult child” has its consequences which I’m adjusting to now. I have an aging mother (my father passed away years ago) …. who relies solely on me. You never know what the future may bring and it’s something to consider. My mother devoted her life to me …. and as an “only child”, she and I had a very close relationship thru my life. Therefore, I feel responsible for her and I need to be there for her as she has always been there for me. But what about living MY life? I’ve raised two children (thought something was wrong with them as they bickered back and forth because I was an “only child” and had never seen such a thing! LOL!), and now I care for my mom. I went from being my mother’s daughter, to being a mother, and back to being my mother’s daughter only this time it’s a reversed situation….. and for the first time in my life BECAUSE I’m an “only child”, I feel totally alone to face the future and fearful of where my new responsibilities may lead.

    So……… it has it’s pros and cons ;)

  4. Beth says:

    I grew up as the oldest of 5 kids. I saw 2 cousins grow up as only children. They were spoiled to the point that if one any of us 5 had something that made us happy, it would be taken from us and given to one of our “only child” cousins. I didn’t want my son to be an only child. But I didn’t have a sibling right away. My son and daughter are exactly 4 years and 5 weeks apart. I did what I thought was best for my babies. Is it right for everyone? No. Do what works for you, not what your neighbor says worked for them.

  5. Joan says:

    Ok techincally Suri is not an only child, she has a step brother and sister am i correct?

  6. Robin Cusato says:

    99.9% of only children are selfish, cheap & they don’t even know it. They don’t mix well or meet new people easily if at all. athey stay with the same old same old friends, so there’s no growth in relating to new people, they become stagnant & don’t realize it. Tje worst thing about being an only child is you never lern how to share, & especially becaue if your mother was an only child she most probably is selfish, so what chance do you have. Often they use the only child as a prop for meeting anyone at all since they don’t do it on their own, & therefore will never be able to raise a child to understand how the interaction works between siblings in learning life skills naturally & generously. The world isn’t going to be all about you & your wants. I feel sorry for an only child whos mother has friends onlylike herself, she has not learned to make new friends with different interests on her own. Baby groups they go to isn’t considered neeting new people – there all there for a reason. Most only children with adult language don’t fit in with their peers because they don’t know how to. I’ve seen this over & over & the only thing that is the same is there is a selfish parent onboard.

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