10+ Celebrities Who Keep Their Family Life Private

When a person chooses fame as a career, they know exactly what they're signing up for: a life of no privacy.

But that hasn't stopped many of them from trying to attain the opposite. This often extends to their kids.

Whether they cover their kids' faces with an emoji on social media or don't show them at all, every celeb parent has the right to keep their lives private.

Here are 10+ celebs who keep their family life on the DL.

1. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

One thing that you'll probably have already noticed is that the couple never shows their children's faces (Delta and Lincoln) on social media. Kristen and Dax will always blur their faces or put an emoticon on top.

Bell explained in an interview with Romper that she doesn't know if her kids want a public life.

"I don't know if they will want that. So I really don't have the right to choose for them," Kristen reflected.

2. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

These adorable parents have a knack of hiding details about their three daughters.

In addition to not revealing names for a long time, Blake hid the fact that she gave birth to her third child for two whole months!

When speaking to *Marie Claire* in 2016, Blake revealed why a private life for the family is so essential.

“Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had," she said.

"We don’t ever want to rob them of what we had because then we’d feel really selfish.”

3. Sarah Jessica Parker

The Sex and the City star has been married to actor Matthew Broderick since 1997, but there's a reason you don't hear much about their family.

“The secret is, we don’t discuss it," she told the Huffington Post. "To reporters or anybody else. That’s it! We don’t hold it up as an example and we don’t air our dirty laundry.”

4. Kerry Washington

While the Scandal actress was super public with her life in the early days of her career, she's since changed her stance.

She told Lena Dunham for Marie Claire that she wants certain things to belong solely to her. This includes her super-secret wedding!

5. Mindy Kaling

To this day, no one knows who the father is to her two children.

"My feeling is that until I speak to my daughter about that, I'm not going to talk to anyone else about it," she told The New York Times. That hasn't stopped people from guessing, though!

While *The Office* star shares glimpses of her children on social media, she never shows their faces.

“People say, ‘Did you even have a baby?’” Kaling joked to Today back in 2018 about first daughter, Katherine.

“I’m keeping her under wraps for now. I would kill someone who said anything about her.”

6. Eva Mendes

Instagram | @evamendes

Like Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, the Hitch actress won't share images of her kids until they're old enough and has their consent.

"Since my children are still so little and don’t understand what posting their image really means, I don’t have their consent," Mendes wrote on Instagram.

She was replying to a fan who questioned why she never shares photos of her family.

Sorry, ladies, don't expect hubby, Ryan Gosling, either.

"I have always had a clear boundary when it comes to my man and my kids," she wrote.

7. Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden

Shortly after their first daughter was born, the couple announced that they won't show pictures of her.

"While we are overjoyed to share this news, we also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one's privacy," Diaz wrote on Instagram.

8. Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus

When the couple welcomed their baby girl, fans were eager to catch a glimpse of the cutie's face. But instead of complying, Diane called fans out.

"Please put yourself in our shoes. We are just like any parent wanting the very best for our child," she wrote.

9. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

"We don't share any photos of our kids publicly because we actually feel like being public is a personal choice," Ashton once said on The Thrive Global Podcast.

In addition to this, you won't find Mila on social media.

10. Adele

She may be a megastar, but she has no plans of sharing her eight-year-old son, Angelo, with the world.

"I think it's really hard being a famous person's child," she told Vogue in 2016, adding that she wants him to live life freely.

11. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

The couple have a #NoKidsPolicy on social media. When they gave birth to their first daughter, Hazel, they shared exactly one picture of her.

"Pics of kids should only come direct from parents. So I'm thrilled to introduce you guys to Hazel!!! John tweeted.

12. Anna Paquin

You won't find the X-Men actress's twins on social media anytime soon.

"I've always been very private," she told Today's Parents in 2018. "I don't want people to know too much about my real, inner private life."

13. Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake

They may have both grown up in the spotlight, but this couple wants a different life for their two kids, Silas and Phineas.

That's why the couple rarely posts photos of their kids on social media. And when they do, you won't catch a glimpse of their faces.

Justin explained the reason for this on Dax Shepard's *Armchair Expert* podcast.

"I try to be conscious of making sure we can live a life where we're not weirdly private but we're conscious of making sure they can be kids for as long as possible," he said.

14. Zoe Saldana

"I just don't want 16 years from now to get ‘You are so disrespectful. You invaded, you exposed me, and I wasn't ready,'" the Marvel actress told E! News about her three kids with her husband, Marco Perego Saldana.

15. Christina Aguilera

The star hasn't posted much in the past year.

One of the last times she posted a family picture of her fiancé, Matthew Rutler, and two kids, Summer, and Max was for Fourth of July in 2017. Do you, Xtina!

16. Jessica Alba

The privacy of her children is Jessica's top priority. The founder of The Honest Company goes through incredible lengths to keep her professional life separate and to give her kids as normal a life as possible.

Jessica told *People* that her daughter didn't even know she was an actress until one of her friends at school told her.

"I remember when Honor was in like first grade, she was mortified and she came home and was like, 'Why didn't you tell me!' Jessica said.

17. Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Bey and Jay are the closest thing we have to American Royalty, yet somehow still manage to stay largely out of the public eye.

Beyoncé says her main priority right now is to slow down and appreciate the time with her family.

18. Sandra Bullock

The main reason that Sandra doesn't like to talk about her relationship or her children in interviews is that she's incredibly protective.

Sandra joked to Jennifer Aniston that when the time comes for her kids to go to college, she's going to buy a house down the street.

19. Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman does everything to keep her children out of the spotlight. She almost never posts about them on social media, and when she does — their faces are always obstructed.

She sparked controversy two years ago when she announced that her son had decided to go vegetarian.

20. Matt Damon

Matt Damon is about as off-the-grid as you can get in Hollywood. He doesn't even have social media!

He and his wife married in a secret, private civil ceremony back in 2005 and do all they can to stay out of the public eye.

21. Jenny Mollen & Jason Biggs

The actress/influencer and her pastry-loving actor-husband always make a point to blur their children's faces on social media.

Jenny has said that she won't do anything that may lead to her children being harassed or bullied online.

22. Leighton Meester

Leighton and her husband Adam Brody have decided to take a serious step back from the limelight since deciding to start a family together.

During an interview with Refinery29, Leighton was asked about why she refrains from speaking about her daughter:

Leighton explained that although she loves being a mother, it doesn't solely define who she is:

“I don’t talk about Arlo very much. I am very proud of that area of my life. But I’m also really proud of the show, and of the work I do.”

23. Pharrell Williams

Many fans may be surprised to learn that Pharrell is the father of triplets!

The legendary producer is incredibly tight-lipped when it comes to his children. According to Pharrell, they harmonize when they cry — just like their dad!

24. Benedict Cumberbatch

Doctor Strange doesn't make a habit of mixing his personal and professional lives.

He refrains from all forms of social media and hardly ever mentions his children in interviews or on the red carpet. Benedict considers his family life a joyous and private matter.

25. Dave Chapelle

Dave has always been a private person and has worked hard to keep his children away from the media.

In fact, one of the only times that fans have ever gotten a glimpse of Dave's family was when he accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

26. Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet has incredibly strong feelings when it comes to the integrity of her family's privacy.

She banned all forms of social media among her children for as long as they are living at home, in order to help protect their identity.

27. Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara

The news surrounding the birth of Joaquin and Rooney's son might never have been broken were it not for the director Victor Kossakovsky.

He spilled the beans during the red carpet premiere of his documentary film Gunda.

28. Anne Hathaway

Anne is the loving and incredibly private mother to two young boys.

Over the years, we've gotten little glimpses of them on Instagram but have still yet to see their faces, and we still don't know their birthdays.

NEXT ARTICLE