Scoring a winning goal, stretching yourself to the limit, bonding with your teammates, and having fun — those are just some of the benefits of playing sports! According to the National Youth Sports Strategy, sports have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression, self-esteem, confidence, creativity, lower risk of developing cancer or diabetes, and greater life satisfaction. So it’s no wonder why so many parents sign their kids up for youth sports!
Celebrities are no different, And many famous athletes have kids who’ve inherited their love of a good game (and Their athletic prowess. Others play sports with their parents like Serena Williams, her daughter Olympia, 4, or Tiger Woods, and his son Charlie Axel (13). Others were inspired by their famous parents, like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s daughter Simone Johnson, 20. Still others play a completely different sport from their famous parent, like the late Kobe Bryant’s daughter Natalia, 19, who prefers volleyball over basketball.
Loving sports doesn’t necessarily mean the kids are pros — it just means they have an interest and appreciation for a friendly competition. For example, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s oldest children, Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, enjoy watching games at live sporting events with their parents.
It’s awesome to see celebrity parents encouraging their kids to play, watch, and enjoy a good game! You can read on to find out more about these celebrities kids who are passionate about sports, from cute babies to professionals (and everything between).