When you’re a star as big as Eminem or Steph Curry, you might cast a shadow that is too big to get away from. That is especially true for their siblings. Did you even know the real Slim Shady had a brother? Be prepared because this list of celebrities with siblings you hardly hear about will surprise you.
J-Lo’s Sister Lynda Lopez
The stunning entertainer Jennifer Lopez doesn’t have a hard time staying in the spotlight. One seductive post on Instagram and boom, the star is once again the topic of every conversation. However, have you heard of her sister, Lynda Lopez? Lynda is two years younger than Jennifer and was a former New York television journalist who is also a single mom.
That’s one thing that Jennifer praises her younger sister about, how great of a parent her sister Lynda is. “I just love and respect her so much. She’s a single mom but not like I’m a single mom,” Lopez told US Magazine. “I have a lot of help — she doesn’t.”
Not A Twin But Still Looks The Same
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been stars since they were toddlers starring in Full House. But even some of their biggest fans may not know about their sister Elizabeth Olsen! Elizabeth started making more of a name for herself as an actress in 2017, making it easier to step out of the shadows of her more successful sisters.
They even gave her advice on dealing with the press. “They’d say, ‘You know, even if you don’t think anyone’s going to read this article, someone might pull the quote later for [something else].’ It’s all part of how you hope someone interprets you, and how they frame who you are and the work you do,” Elizabeth said. Up next, it was supposed to be just the two of them but that isn’t the case.
The First Smith Son
Long before Willow Smith was whipping her head back and forth and Jaden Smith was doing his rendition of Karate Kid, there was the first son that Will Smith became a parent to, and his name is Trey Smith. Born in 1992, the 25-year-old isn’t in the limelight as much as Willow and Jaden.
We first saw Trey when he was in the “Just The Two Of Us” music video. He was a star football player in school and was even offered a scholarship but chose to pursue a career in music like his father and other two siblings did. Trey has released some of his own music but he hasn’t found the same success as his siblings or father.
This Wizard Has A Brother
Ever since Emma Watson came into our lives as a young and zesty wizard on Harry Potter, she has amassed a huge following. While her biggest fans might be aware, others may not have a clue that Emma has a brother named Alex Watson.
Alex is a model who has done campaigns for Burberry. The two share similarities in appearance, so maybe Emma could step into some modeling as well? Alex was also an extra in one of the Harry Potter films. You get extra points if you know which one.
The Pitt We Don’t Hear About
Brad Pitt probably gained more clout to his name by being with Angelina Jolie than his brother Doug Pitt has accumulated in his whole career. We hardly, if ever, hear about Doug and that isn’t by accident. He likes to stay out of the attention of media and lives in his home state of Missouri. One thing he isn’t fond of is questions about his brother.
“I appreciate the interest [in Brad]. I understand why people want to ask about him,” he told NOVA FM. “But I’ve answered the same question for 25 years. And so, you do go a little bit on autopilot… Again, I appreciate the interest. I’m really proud of him.”
Rihanna’s Brother Rajad Fenty
That’s right, the island queen has a younger sibling that rarely is talked about. Rihanna AKA Robyn Fenty has a younger brother by the name of Rajad Fenty. Being that the singing sensation is always working hard whether it be with music or her makeup line, she hardly gets to spend time with family.
When she does have time for the family, you can catch her living it up with her mom and dad she loves dearly and her younger brother, Rajad. The two are really close despite the restricted amount of time they get to spend together. Next in line, the rap god has a brother?
The Real Slim Shady?
When it comes to Eminem, there are three truths. One is, he grew up on 8 Mile in Detroit, he and his mother had a strange relationship when he was growing up and he can rap circles around anyone. Something that many are unaware of is that Eminem has a brother.
His brother is also a rapper but clearly, not on the same level as Marshall Mathers. His name is Nathan Kane Mathers and was taken away from his mother when he was ten years old and sent to live in foster care. Trying to make it as a rapper when your older brother is arguably one of the best can be a tough task.
Steph Vs. Seth
Steph Curry, who hasn’t heard of the MVP and NBA champion? The guy can literally shoot from anywhere and when he shoots it, the chances of him making it are higher than most. Curry has played on only one team for his entire career and is a staple in the NBA. But did you know he has a brother who also plays in the NBA?
Seth Curry, the younger brother of Steph, currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. He isn’t as freakishly talented of a player as his brother Steph, but he has the same shooting touch. They briefly played on the same team before the Warriors decided to cut him.
Tom Cruise Has A Sister?!
Due to the obscurities surrounding Tom Cruise’s religious beliefs as a Scientologist, some matters in his personal life are not put on full display. We know Cruise is a great actor and that he is apart of the cultish religion but something most have not known about is his sister. Who you see above is Lee Ann Mapother DeVette.
When Tom’s very first girlfriend was interviewed she was asked about his family and siblings. “I think he grew up too fast but he was very close with his three sisters. One time he said he’s so close to them they taught him how to kiss,” she told the Daily Mail.
Would You Get Them Confused?
Actor Josh Hutcherson who all of you are most familiar with his role as Peeta from the Hunger Games series isn’t the only child his parents produced. After gaining much acclaim for playing a part in Katniss Everdeen’s love triangle, Hutcherson became a product of fan love.
But something fans might not have even realized is that he has a younger brother, Connor Hutcherson. “I am more handsome than Josh is, well jokes apart; it is ironic how people get confused with me and him, we don’t look alike at all,” Connor said. No jokes coming up next, they are really related!
No, You’re Not Getting Punk’d
Ashton Kutcher is a funny guy that gets much love. From his days on That 70’s Show to his work in films, Kutcher has made a huge name for himself and even has one of the more gorgeous women in Hollywood, Mila Kunis. Did you know that he has a twin brother?
His twin brother’s name is Michael and he has cerebral palsy. He also had a heart transplant when he was younger. Michael currently is a spokesperson for the advocacy organization Reaching for the Stars. They support people with cerebral palsy.
Captain America Has A Brother
Being one of the most famous superheroes is a not a task easily handled. Especially for one that likes to take his shirt off with a body of an Olympian. For Chris Evans, he is used to the attention, however, for his brother Scott Evans, he receives a different type of attention due to his sexuality.
Chris’ brother Scott is gay, and Chris encourages others to see and embrace other lifestyles different from your own. “It’s important to understand, whether it’s growing up with women, whether it’s growing up with other ethnic groups… it’s important to experience anything different from what you know. To encourage and cultivate compassion and understanding,” Chris said.
A Cruz Of A Relationship
Penélope Cruz was signed by an agent at 15 and made her acting debut at 16. She’s always had the good looks and acting skills to pair with it and clearly, she’s always had a sister who is equally as charming. She just isn’t on the same level of Penélope.
Her sister’s name is Monica Cruz and she is also following in her sister’s footsteps. Why not, right? Monica is a Spanish actress and dancer. The two sisters have started a clothing line together as well. A gorgeous sister with a good looking brother up next.
Scarlett Is A Twin
Here we have another Marvel superhero and she goes by the name of Scarlett Johansson. Another Hollywood beauty who many probably had no clue is a twin! They aren’t identical but still, having a fraternal twin is something anyone could enjoy.
Hunter should be amused that practically every guy finds his sister to be one of the hottest women on Earth. Hunter is also an actor, at the start of his career. The twins shared the screen in a film called Manny & Lo.
Nothing Wrong With Being Protective
High School Musical actress, Vanessa Hudgens is not the only Hudgens blessing others with her beauty. Something fans may be unaware of is her younger sister that she is apparently really close with. Her name is Stella Hudgens and Vanessa is worried about her growing up.
In an interview, Vanessa was asked about her sister and this is what she had to say: “She’s 15 and I’m kind of terrified and I feel like a mother, ‘call me when you get to the movies,’ it’s bad.” Another Hunger Games participant is up next, you won’t want to miss.
The Lawrence Siblings
Jennifer Lawrence displays her sense of humor whenever she gets the chance. Her fans know how funny she is and so do the casual fans who watch the award shows. She is a great entertainer and she also has two bearded brothers. Their names are Blaine and Ben Lawrence.
They for sure know what their sister does for a living but if you ask Jennifer what either of them do, she is at a loss for words. “God, I don’t know,” she answered. “It’s something with computers… It’s something called Louisville Geek I think. I think he goes to an office?”
Give Me Some Advice, Bro
A brotherly bond is a bond that can’t be duplicated. Once the two of you become close, it’s like you have another brain on your side. You can go to them for anything, especially advice. Can you believe that Zac Efron has a brother named Dylan? They actually live together too!
“If I’m dating someone, one of the few people I need to weigh in on the situation is my brother,” Zac told Cosmopolitan. “We live together, and we’re different in a lot of ways, but he’s really grounded. He lived a more normal life than I did growing up, so he’s a great barometer for me.”
The Other Michael Jordan Has A Sister
Yet again another Marvel actor, Michael B. Jordan has been making waves in the entertainment world ever since his breakthrough performance in the film Fruitvale Station. Jordan acts in all types of films and doesn’t like to be put in a box but he is also very particular about the roles he picks. One thing he isn’t particular about is showing love to his sister.
“I have a sister. I never really wanted to do females wrong. You can’t act like that,” the actor told Oprah. “So, you don’t want to treat any woman any differently than you’d want a man to treat your sister,” Oprah says. “One hundred and ten percent,” Jordan agrees.
The Stallone Brothers
Although most of us know Sylvester Stallone for his roles as the Vietnam War veteran or boxing champion, not everyone knows about Stallone’s younger brother Frank. Frank is also an actor, yet has not been nearly as successful as his older brother. he has played small roles such as a singer in the Rocky franchise, and other films such as Return of the Roller Blade Seven and Zero Dark Thirty.
Although he doesn’t take his acting career to seriously, he has a successful singer-songwriter career, and his track “Far From Over” earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture.
Colin Firth Has a Brother
As it turns out, our favorite English chap Colin Firth has a brother. His name is Jonathan, and he as well loves wearing costumes and acting in drama, yet hasn’t been on screen in for quite a few years. Although he, unfortunately, starred in The Prince and Me 4: The Elephant Adventure, he is actually a well-experienced and trained actor.
After training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, he toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2003, he was awarded the CTF Excellence Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Luther.
Buscemi’s Other Acting Brother
Although the well-known actor Steve Buscemi has a total of three brothers, his brother Michael is an actor as well. Although not as popular as Steve, Michael has been involved in a variety of projects ranging from television to movies and even voice acting.
Recently, he has been working on the hit television show Gotham and has made appearances in other shows such as Nurse Jackie, Blue Bloods, and is expected to be in an episode of Orange is the New Black in the next season. He was also in films such as I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Lonesome Jim.
Noah Cyrus is Miley Cyrus’ 17-year-old younger sister. Although she may have been out of the limelight for most of her life, she has recently launched a surprisingly promising pop and acting career. In 2009, she voiced the title role in the English version of the film Ponyo, and in 2016, she released her debut single “Make Me (Cry)” which featured vocals from Labyrinth.
She began her acting career when she was just 2 years old on the television show Doc and was on six episode of Disney Channel’s Hanna Montana. Since 2016, her music career has been on its way up and she’s opened up for artists such as Katy Perry.
The Lost Skarsgard Brother
The Skarsgard brothers all come from an acting family with their father being the renowned Stellan Skarsgard. We also already know Alexander from his numerous star roles and now the other brother Bill from his performance as Pennywise in the newest remake of It. Yet, people often forget that there is a third acting Skarsgard brother named Gustaf.
He is a Swedish actor that is best-known outside of Scandinavia for his role as Floki in the History Channel series Vikings and for his roles in the films Evil, The Way Back, and Kon-Tiki. His acting career began when he was nine and as continued all the way up until present day.
Hayden Panettiere’s Younger Brother
Jasen Panettiere is the younger brother to actress, model, and singer Hayden Panettiere. Although he is far less well-known than his older sister, he has still managed to make a name for himself.
Born in 1994, Jasen is a television, film, and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in The Perfect game, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and The Martial Arts Kid. He has appeared on screen with his sister twice and even lent his voice in the film Racing Stripes in which Hayden appeared. As of late, he has been rather low-key, except he has two films both in pre-production at the moment.
The Leto Brothers
Although we are all familiar with the famous actor and singer Jared Leto, most people are unaware that he has an older brother named Shannon. Shannon is also a founding member as well as musician and songwriter for the band 30 Seconds to Mars where he plays the drums and Jared sings.
The band has sold over 15 million records worldwide and has been received well by the public. Shannon has also been in numerous other side projects during his drumming career from other rock bands to street drum corps. he has also acted in minor roles for a few films and television shows throughout the years.
The Styles Siblings
Gemma Styles is pop star Harry Styles 27-year-old older sister. She was essentially unknown until Harry gained fame as a member of One Direction. She now has over 4.1 million followers on Instagram and is currently a contributing writer for U.K.’s The Debrief and writes for blogs such as “Could You Handle Dating a Royal?” She also writes for MTV U.K. and covers topics through the eyes of a young Millenial.
In 2013, she graduated from Sheffield Hallam University and is a well-known fashionista. She also is attributed to starting the #GirlCrush movement which is about pushing women to appreciate “the substance of a person – not just their Instagram pictures.”
Jude Law’s Big Sis
Natasha Law is famous actor Jude Law’s older sister. She is a professional artist who was introduced to the creative world at a very young age and quit her education at the University of Warwick studying history to study art at Camberwell College of Arts in South London.
Since then, Natasha has had a career packed full of graphic illustration, photography, and stying. She now has many admirers of her work such as Gwyneth Paltrow Jo Whiley and more. Many of her clients are also quite impressive such as Vogue, Max Mara, Samsung, and more.
Eddie Redmayne’s Successful Younger Brother
Tom Redmayne is the younger brother to actor Eddie Redmayne. Eddie is known for his role in films like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Theory of Everything, and The Danish Girl as well as a handful of television shows and plays.
While Eddie’s resume may be impressive, so is his lesser-known brother’s. Tom is the former Assistant Surveyor at Cushman & Wakefield, which is a commercial real estate services firm with locations worldwide. Today he spends his days at the Director of Business Development for Wired.
Ariana Grande’s “Big Brother”
Frankie James Grande isn’t a household name like Ariana Grande, but it may be someday. Frankie is an actor, dancer, singer, producer, television host, and a YouTube personality. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also the older half-brother to the “One Less Problem” singer.
Although he might not be as famous as his little sister, he has made a name for himself as a contestant on Big Brother. These siblings are super close too and regularly post photos and inside jokes on their social media channels.
Nicole Isn’t The Only Richie Daughter
Sofia Richie has earned her spot in a slew of tabloids thanks to mingling with Kourtney Kardashian’s ex and baby daddy, Scott Disick, although she can’t even legally drink yet. Yet despite being in the spotlight, many people don’t realize that Sofia is the younger sister of Nicole Richie.
Yep, Sofia is the biological daughter of music legend Lionel Richie and Diane Alexander. Although the sisters, who aren’t biologically related, are rarely pictured together, Sofia was featured on an episode of Nicole’s new series, Candidly Nicole.
The Levine Brother You Never Knew About
Michael Levine is the brother of Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine. When Michael came out, the Levine family rallied behind him. “We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK,” Levine told OUT.
“A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it at all costs. But I’ve got news for you — it’s a losing f–king battle. The more you fight it, the more f–ked-up your kid’s gonna be. You’ve just got to embrace it from the beginning. That’s the only way to deal with it as a family,” the Maroon 5 frontman added.
Mandi Gosling Stole The Show At The 2017 Oscars
When Ryan Gosling took his little sister, Mandi, as his date to the 89th Academy Awards, the internet lost its mind. It wasn’t the first time his older sister accompanied her A-lister brother out, but her flawless outfit landed her amongst the headlines.
Although Mandi leads a relatively private life, she’s very talented in her own right behind the scenes. Her YouTube channel includes clips from California State University Northridge’s TV shows On–Point and Valley View News. Even more impressive, she has assisted and produced episodes of Dateline and Miss Advised, and cast the people in Pharrell’s viral music video for “Happy.”
When Two Become One
Louise Adams is the younger sister of Victoria Beckham, also known as Posh Spice. While Victoria may be known for her sharp sense of style, Louise isn’t to be overlooked. She has been photographed all over the world wearing chic fashions and even has her own small boutique called Hidden Closet in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
Louise even playfully admits she got into show business before her sister. In an interview with Daily Mail, she said, “I was in the children’s TV programme Dramarama and played a member of a gang. But I got sick of auditions and modeling in magazines and decided to quit. Victoria carried on and went to theatre school. If people think I’m just cashing in on my sister’s success, I don’t care because I know it was me that did it first.
Rashida Jones’ Big Sister
Kidada Jones is Rashida Jone’s older sister. Born to legendary composer Quincey Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, Kidada grew up in Bel-Air with Rashida. While Rashida may spend more time in the limelight for her work on Parks and Rec and a slew of other on-screen features, Kadida is also very successful.
Kadida began working as a celebrity stylist for Vibe magazine and received a ton of publicity when she styled Michael Jackson for the cover in 1995. Following the shoot, she was recruited by Tommy Hilfiger and became his muse for nearly eight years. She’s also designed a clothing line for Snoop Dogg and has her own line with Disney called Kidada for Disney Couture.