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Known for achieving back-to-back Best Actor Oscars, in 1993 and 1994, Tom Hanks was awarded the title of grandfather in 2011. Olivia Jane Hanks was born to Colin Hanks of Fargo series fame and his wife Samantha Bryant in 2011. The couple had another daughter, Charlotte Bryant Hanks, in 2013. On Entertainment Tonight, Tom Hanks compared grandparenthood to "parenthood fantasy camp." There's no doubt that being a grandfather is one of Hanks' favorite goodies in his box of... chocolates.
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Raucous rap-rocker Kid Rock is an extra-young grandfather at 43. His granddaughter, born on Christmas Day of 2015, is the offspring of his son, Robert Ritchie, Jr. Kid Rock raised his son as a single parent and is reportedly delighted with being a grandfather. Kid Rock, who morphed from a Detroit hip-hop artist into a Southern roots-rocker, is sticking with his adopted region. He has reportedly decided to be called Paw Paw, saying, "I'm going Southern all the way."
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If Donald Trump wins the presidency in 2016, the White House will be blessed with more grandchildren than it has seen since the first President Bush. In 2007 Kai Madison was born to Donald Trump Jr., and wife Vanessa, making Trump the elder a grandfather. Trump now has eight grandchildren, five from Donald, Jr., and three from his daughter Ivanka. Oh, and they have a playmate in Trump's youngest child, Barron, born in 2006. Trump became a grandfather just a little shy of his 62nd birthday,... and that's probably the only time the word "shy" has been used in reference to the billionaire magnate.
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One of the most private stars in Hollywood, Harrison Ford is also one of those who is simultaneously parenting and grandparenting. Currently married to Calista Flockhart, he parents Liam, who was adopted by Flockhart in 2001. Ford has four grandchildren through the two sons of his first marriage to Mary Marquardt: Eliel, born in 1993; Giuliana, born in 1997; Ethan, born in 2000; and Waylon, born in 2010. You might say he's an old "Han" at grandparenting.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Steven Tyler of Aerosmith entered grandparenthood at the age of 54 when daughter Liv Tyler and her husband Royston Langdon presented him with a grandson, Milo William, born December 14, 2004. The two subsequently split, and Liv had another son, Sailor Gene, with her current partner, David Gardner. Grandpa Tyler hopped on a plane to be there for the birth, which came earlier than expected. Liv and David are expecting another child in the summer of 2016. Following a memorable stint at the... judge's table on American Idol, Tyler is concentrating on his solo act, with tickets to his performances selling well. Some would say that Grandpa is still a scream.
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Kiefer SutherlandHamish Adam Kiefer Sinclair is the name that made Kiefer Sutherland a grandfather. Hamish was born in 2006 to his stepdaughter Michelle, the child of his first wife Camelia Kath. Sutherland was only 19 when he married Kath; Michelle was then eight years old. Michelle is married to Scottish actor Adam Sinclair. The name Hamish is a salute to his father's Scottish heritage. Sutherland, who also has Scottish roots, wore a kilt when he gave the bride away in 2004. Hamish has a brother, Robert... Quinn Sinclair, born in 2011.
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With eight grandchildren, Paul McCartney is the best-endowed Beatles grandfather. His oldest daughter, Mary, is mother to Arthur (1999), Elliot (2002); Sam (2008; and Sid (2011). His fashion designer daughter Stella is mother to Miller (2005); Bailey (2006); Beckett (2008); and (Reiley) 2010. Ringo Starr is close behind with seven grandchildren. There are no Harrison or Lennon grandchildren to date. For his 64th birthday in 2006, McCartney's grandchildren, then three in number, made a... special recording of "When I'm Sixty-Four" for him.
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Donny Osmond had to become a grandfather to get a girl. Osmond and his wife Debra have five sons and kept the streak going with their first grandson, Dylan James, born on August 21, 2005. His next grandchild, Emery Anne, born February 25, 2008, was the long-awaited girl. She's since been followed by five more grandsons, at latest count. There's no chance that he'll be singing "Go Away, Little Girl" to Emery. And he's still tight with sister Marie, with whom he's... currently performing in Las Vegas.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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There are lots of ways to learn that you're going to be a grandfather, but few people get the news on the air. Tony Danza was doing a cooking segment on his show when son Marc Danza, appearing with him, broke the news. Nicholas was born to Marc and his wife Julie in 2005. Tony's advice to grandparents: "Keep them close to you. And make dinner together." He practices what he preaches. Tony and Marc collaborated on a cookbook that was published in 2010. Word is that Nicky was the... taste tester.
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Jim Carrey became a grandfather on Feb. 26, 2010, when his daughter Jane and husband Alex Santana welcomed Jackson Riley Santana. (The couple has since split.) Carrey was 47 at the time, a little young for a Hollywood grandparent but actually just average for the United States. Carrey tweeted about his grandson: "This is what 7lbs.11oz. of Calfornia dynomite looks like!" Reportedly, Carrey is better at grandparenting than he is at spelling.
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Dr. Phil McGraw
Talk show host Dr. Phil was named 2010's Sexiest Celebrity Grandparent by Grand Magazine after becoming a grandfather on March 17. Avery Elizabeth McGraw was born to Jay McGraw and his wife Erica, making the talk show host and his wife Robin grandparents. Dr. Phil tweeted and blogged about the new arrival and introduced her on his show two months later. His grandson, London Phillip McGraw, was born in 2011 on Dr. Phil's birthday, Sept. 1.He also got the tweet treatment.
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Pierce Brosnan became a grandfather at 44, but it's complicated. His first wife, Cassandra Harris was 12 years older than Brosnan and had two children. Brosnan adopted the two, and one of them, daughter Charlotte, gave birth to Isabelle Sophie in 1998 and to a son, Lucas, in 2005. Cassandra Harris died in 1991 from ovarian cancer. (Her daughter Charlotte died of the same disease in 2013.) Sean, the only child that Brosnan and Harris had together, had a daughter in 2015. Brosnan married... Keeley Shaye Smith in 2001. The two have two sons. Brosnan has reportedly Bond-ed with all his children and grandchildren.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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James Brolin, born in 1940, has been a grandfather since the age of 47 and could be joining the ranks of great-grandfathers soon. His two grandsons, Trevor, born in 1988, and Eden, born in 1993, are the sons of Josh Brolin, the star of . James Brolin has been married to Barbra Streisand since 1998. Some think this is a great country for old men, when they look like James Brolin.