When we constantly see our favorite celebrities step into the spotlight on their own, it’s easy to forget that they actually have sisters and brothers. So whenever we hear that Hollywood stars like Jennifer Lopez or Sofia Vergara have younger siblings (we kid you not), we just shake our heads and marvel at the fact that we never even knew they existed.
A lot of these famous younger relatives have gone to great lengths to prove that they can be just as successful as their superstar siblings. For instance, Penélope Cruz’s little sister, Mónica, is an amazing dancer and actress just like her sister. But you know what’s truly intriguing? The fact that they never let their popularity or level of success affect their sisterly bond!
“I have been raised to value my family. Penélope and I never fight, we have a really, really good relationship. It makes me angry and sad when people ask if we argue because I can’t imagine a family being any other way,” she said.
When Mónica was asked whether or not she ever felt like she was stuck in her sister’s shadow, she didn’t hesitate to come to her sister’s defense.
“No, we are all individuals. Penélope was hyperactive… The other day we were looking at some home videos of us as children and Penélope was always the clown – acting, singing, fooling around – and I would just be sitting there looking at her. Just quietly sitting staring at my big sister,” she said.
Talk about adorable! This tight-knit relationship that they have is pretty evident whenever we see them posing together, and we can also say the same for these other stars who have younger siblings!
Check out our gallery to see other celebrities you never realized have a younger sister or brother.
Lynda Lopez Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez (47) has a younger sister named Lynda (45).
Also known as "Ly-Lo," Linda is a journalist who currently works for WCBS Newsradio 880. She has also appeared on TV broadcasts like Good Day New York and Fox 5 Live.
Victoria Beckham Louise Adams
Victoria Beckham (43) has a younger sister named Louise Adams (41).
It seems like Louise and her sister share a love of fashion! Louise is currently the owner of a high-end boutique called "Hidden Closet" in Hoddesdon, England.
Gwyneth Paltrow Jake Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow (44) has a younger brother named Jake (41).
Jake is not very well-known, but he's a film director and screenwriter whose work includes NYPD Blue and Young Ones.
Mandy Moore Kyle Moore
Mandy Moore (33) has a younger brother named Kyle (age unknown).
The actress's brother keeps out of the spotlight, so not much is known about him! Mandy did, however, mention in a recent interview that both he and their older brother are gay.
Nicole Kidman Antonia Kidman
Nicole Kidman (49) has a younger sister named Antonia (46).
Antonia is a published author of parenting books and a journalist in Australia. Her books include Feeding Fussy Kids and The Simple Things: Creating an Organised Home.
Adam Levine Michael Levine
Adam Levine (38) has a younger brother named Michael (28).
Michael often visits his brother on the set of his show, The Voice. Also, when he came out as gay in 2011, Adam was quick to show his love and support.
Penélope Cruz Monica Cruz
Penélope Cruz (43) has a younger sister named Mónica (40).
Mónica and her sister share more than just their looks! She's now a Spanish actress and dancer. But here's a fun fact: She once stood in as a double for Penélope in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides!
Brad Pitt Doug Pitt
Brad Pitt (53) has a younger brother named Doug (50).
Doug is currently a Goodwill Ambassador for Tanzania. He's also the founder of "Care To Learn," a charity meant to help underserved children.
Sofia Vergara Sandra Vergara
Sofia Vergara (44) has a younger sister named Sandra (28).
Sandra, who was actually adopted by Sofia's parents, is a whopping 16 years younger than her sister! But despite their difference in age, they followed pretty similar career paths. Sandra is a model and actress who has appeared in projects like CSI: Miami and Nip/Tuck.
Prince Harry Prince William