In some way or another, sports rule the world, and so do the athletes who dominate them. Athletes are idols, royalty! But, even though they’re extremely skilled, they’re just like us. They have families, and their own private lives. The best-of-the-best athletes would be nowhere without the love and support of their families. The children of these athletes often go on to follow in their parent’s footsteps, or venture into other areas of work. These are the little ones who grew up on the sidelines cheering their mom or dad on…and now they’re all grown up! Check out our list of the kids of the most famous athletes…all grown up!
Earvin III Johnson- Magic Johnson’s Son
Famous basketball player, Magic Johnson has a son and his name is Earvin III Johnson. Earvin, also called EJ, became famous after starring in the reality TV show, Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills. He was such a hit on the show that the network gave him his own spin-off donned EJNYC. Earvin is known around town for his outgoing personality and his stellar style!
Zeke Thomas- Isiah Thomas’ Son
Not only is Isiah Thomas a hall of famer, but he’s also a 12-time NBA All-Star. Isiah is just as proud of his achievements as he is his son Zeke. Instead of following in his dad’s footsteps and making it big in the NBA, Zeke is an accomplished DJ. Not only does he constantly have gigs in NY, Las Vegas, Miami, and Detroit, but he was also the official NBA All-Star game DJ! Not too shabby if we do say so ourselves!
Jarret Payton- Walter Payton’s Son
Walter Payton, NFL player, is the father of Jarret Payton. Walter is still considered one of the best running backs the NFL ever had. Jarret also dipped his toes in football following his father’s legacy, but has unfortunately not been as successful as his dad. Jarret started in the NFL as a free agent, later spending a brief period with the Tennessee Titans in 2005. He then went on to play in the CFL, the Arena League and NFL Europe.
Maximilian Ibrahimovic- Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Son
Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and model Helena Seger are the parents of Maximilian Ibrahimovic. At only 10 years old Maximilian has already followed in his father’s footsteps dominating the soccer field. He currently plays for the PSG youth academy and hopes to be as good as his father some day. Max also has a younger brother named Vincent, who plays the beloved sport. Zlatan currently plays for Machester United, but the all-star previously played for Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Juventus.
Nate Montana- Joe Montana’s Son
4 time Super Bowl Champ and Football Hall of Famer, Joe Montana has two sons, Nick and Nate. Nate followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a quarterback. Nate was a walk-on at Notre Dame University, but later transferred to West Virginia Wesleyan. After not being drafted into the NFL, he is currently a free agent.
Rachel Bradshaw- Terry Bradshaw’s Daughter
NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw has two beautiful daughters, Rachel and Erin. Terry has 4 Super Bowl rings and is in the NFL Hall of Fame. Rachel is a country music singer and is in the band Stella//James. She was married to NFL player Rob Bironas for less than a year when he tragically died in a car accident.
Abi Olajuwon- Hakeem Olajuwon’s Daughter
Abi Olajuwon is the daughter of Houston Rockets player Hakeem Olajuwon. Abi decided to follow in her dad’s basketball footsteps. At 6’4″ she sure has the assets! Abi played in the WNBA before ending her career while playing overseas in Spain. She currently coaches at Eastern Michigan University. What can we say…basketball runs in the genes!
Freeda George Foreman- George Foreman’s Daughter
George Foreman is a famous boxer and a former Heavyweight Champion. Freeda George Foreman is the daughter of George Foreman, and she is also a boxer! Freeda boxed in the middleweight class in both 2001 and 2002, skipping the amateurs and going straight to the pros. George isn’t too fond of the fact that his daughter boxes. He claims she hasn’t been training very long and is still too inexperienced.
Peyton & Eli Manning- Archie Manning’s Sons
The Manning family is also commonly regarded as football royalty…it makes sense! Archie Manning was a quarterback in the NFL for 16 seasons and has 2 sons, Peyton and Eli. Peyton and Eli both went on to become quarterbacks as well. Both sons have 2 Super Bowl victories under their belt…not too shabby to say the least! Peyton retired from the NFL in 2016 and Eli currently plays for the NY Giants.
Jasmyn Wilkins- Gerald Wilkins’ Daughter
Jasmyn Wilkins is the daughter of former NBA player, Gerald Wilkins. From 1985 to 1999 he played on 4 different teams, Orlando Magic, Vancouver Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers and the NY Knicks. Gerald has 3 kids in total. Jasmyn decided basketball wasn’t for her, so she got into modeling instead. She is a former Miss Georgia and impressively placed 4th in the 2012 Miss America Pageant. Although she didn’t follow in her father’s footsteps, Gerald’s son Damien plays in the NBA G-league.
Joseph Baena- Arnold Schwarznegger’s Son
Arnold Schwarznegger was a former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter. Arnold is the father of Joseph Baena, the product of an affair with his housekeeper Mildred Baena. Joseph was born just a few days after Arnold and Maria Shriver’s son Chris was born. The identity of Joseph’s father was hidden until 2011. That’s when the media got hold of the information. Arnold recently posted on his Instagram how proud he is of Joseph and regularly publicly shows affection for his son.
Robin Borg- Björn Rune Borg’s Son
Robin Borg is the son of famous tennis champion,Björn Rune Borg. To this day, Björn is considered one of the best players to ever grace the sport, setting many records. Björn’s son Robin also has a knack for the sport, and currently plays for the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Robin was born and raised in Sweden, but later moved to the US to persevere his tennis dreams.
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.- Cristiano Ronaldo’s Son
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. is understandably the son of Cristiano Ronaldo. The son of the famous soccer star was born on June 17, 2010. Cristiano does not reveal much to the media regarding his son. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr’s mother is a mystery. She was supposedly given a large amount of cash in exchange for giving up full custody. Little Cristiano is supposedly unaware of who his mother is and his dad answers by saying “when the time is right, I will explain to my son the situation with his mother”.
Jerry Rice Jr.- Jerry Rice’s Son
Jerry Rice Jr. is the son of NFL receiver Jerry Rice. His father played in the league for 20 seasons and currently holds many records. At only 25-years-old, Jerry Rice Jr. was an undrafted free agent signed by the Washington Redskins. He is currently playing in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes.
Myla Rose & Charlene Riva Federer- Roger Federer’s Daughters
Roger Federer is not only a household name in tennis, but in sports as a whole. The tennis great is currently ranked 10th in the world…impressive! Roger and his wife Mirka had twin girls in 2009, Myla Rose and Charlene Rivka. They had a second set of twins in 2014 named Lenny and Leo…holy twins! Curious about his kids making their mark in tennis? The star has been quoted saying, “I will not force my children into tennis, I will let them play any sport they enjoy”.
Christiana Barkley- Charles Barkley’s Daughter
During the 1990’s, Charles Barkley was a name you couldn’t escape…he sure made his mark on the basketball court! The star was so beloved that the film Space Jam had him in their film! Although his daughter Christiana didn’t follow in his footsteps as a baller, she’s a baller all on her own in the Instagram world with thousands of followers!
Sophia Pippen- Scottie Pippen’s Daughter
Sophia Pippen is the daughter of Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen. During the 90’s, Scottie was one of the best players in the NBA. Scottie is now retired and living the good life. Sophia is becoming popular in her own right, she’s also a big Instagram star!
Sydney Simpson- O.J. Simpson’s Daughter
Sydney Simpson and Justin Simpson are the children of O.J. Simpson. O.J. found himself in the spotlight after being charged with allegedly killing his wife and their mom, Nicole Brown Simpson. For good reason, both children do their best to stay out of the public eye. Both kids have tried their best to move on from the incident, and get on with their lives. Sydney is currently 30 years old and lives in Florida where she runs her own company, Simspy LLC.
Sam Alexis Woods- Tiger Woods’ Daughter
Golfer Tiger Woods and model Elin Nordegren are the parents of Sam Alexis Woods. Sam was born in 2007, the day after the U.S. Open, where her dad finished second! Curious if Sam will follow in her father’s footsteps and become a golfer? Tiger says Sam prefers soccer, but we’re sure she has the athletic genes no less!
Tanita Strahan- Michael Strahan’s Daughter
Tanita Strahan is the daughter of retired NFL’er Michael Strahan. The professional football player recently ventured into television and became famous on Daytime TV for hosting Live! With Kelly & Michael alongside Kelly Ripa. Michael currently has 4 kids, Tanita, Isabella, Sophia and Michael Jr. He had his oldest daughter with his ex-wife and she grew up in Germany with her mom. Tanita recently returned to Texas to the town where Michael was raised to attend high school and college.
Antron Pippen- Scottie Pippen’s Son
Scottie Pippen has another child, a son named Antron Pippen. Antron has followed in his father’s footsteps and ventured into the world of basketball. Although he hasn’t made it big in the NBA yet, Antron currently plays overseas.
Jasmine Jordan- Michael Jordan’s Daughter
Jasmine Jordan is the son of the one and only, Michael Jordan. Although Jasmine hasn’t taken up basketball, she definitely has a knack for sports. She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in sports management and currently works as a field marketing rep for Nike. We know she had a great connection thanks to her dad…he’s regarded as the greatest athlete of all time!
Alexandra Stevenson- Julius Erving’s Daughter
Julius Erving AKA Dr. J and Samantha Stevenson are the parents of Alexandra Stevenson. Julius is a former NBA star, and is known for jumping and playing above the rim of the basketball hoop. Instead of basketball, Alexandra has taken up Tennis, and she’s really good at it! Alexandra was ranked in the top-20 singles players in the world a few years back!
Simone Alexandra Johnson- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Daughter
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the father of Simone Alexandra Johnson. Dwayne first became famous as a wrestling champ and then ventured into Hollywood. Simone is currently 15 years old and fans can’t wait until she follows in her father’s footsteps on the big screen. Simone recently became a big sister when her dad and his fiance Lauren Hashing had a little girl who they named Jasmine.
Grace Armstrong- Lance Armstrong’s Daughter
Lance Armstrong is the father of Grace Armstrong. Lance had won the Tour De France 7 times but a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation discovered he was using performance enhancing drugs throughout his entire career. They stripped him of all of his medals and his popularity definitely fell, the world in shock and outrage. Grace still loves her father, despite his career-ending mistake.
Trevor Gretzky- Wayne Gretzky’s Son
Trevor Gretzky is the son of Hockey legend, Wayne Gretzky. Wayne was and still is known as one of the best players of all time. His nickname is “The Great One”. Wayne has 5 children in total. His son Trevor decided to also get involved in sports, but chose baseball instead of hockey. Although he isn’t in the MLB yet, he’s making a name for himself in the minor leagues. We bet with hard work and his good genes, he’ll make it in no time!
Gianna Bryant- Kobe Bryant’s Daughter
NBA star Kobe Bryant and professional dancer Vanessa Bryant are the parents of 8 year old Gianna Bryant. Kobe Bryant is one of the most famous professional basketball players there is. He recently retired from the league, giving him a chance to watch his kids grow up. Gianna is taking after her father and loves the game. She can do her dad’s one-dribble pull up shot and she’s just getting better and better! We expect to see her in the WNBA one day.
Kai Wayne Rooney- Wayne Rooney’s Son
Soccer player Wayne Rooney is the father of Kai Wayne Rooney. Wayne is an English professional soccer player, and the captain of both Manchester United and England’s national team. He and wife Colleen Rooney have 3 kids: Kai, Klay and Kit. Kai, the eldest child, is seven-years-old and is currently training with the Manchester United development team. He’ll be just good as his dad in no time!
Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade- Dwayne Wade’s Son
Dwayne Wade is the father of Zaire Blessing Dwayne Wade. Dwayne also has 2 other sons, Xxavier Zecharia Wade and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade. Zaire is currently 14 and is on the road to becoming a big bball star. His dad is a 3 time NBA champion and was crowned MVP; Zaire has big shoes to fill!
Dalma Maradona- Diego Maradona’s Daughter
Dalma Maradona is the daughter of soccer great, Diego Maradona. FIFA named Diego and Pelé players of the century…what a title! Diego has 5 children in total, Dalma being his oldest. She spent her childhood with her father but eventually moved to Argentina to live with her grandma. Dalma just turned 29 years old and is a famous actress and singer in South America! Good for her!