Forget Kate And Wills, These Are The Celebrity Parents We Want To Hang Out With

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  • The world has gone royal baby crazy, which has got us thinking about all of the other kids out there blessed with a ridiculously cool lineage. Meet the parents we'd happily let adopt us...

    Maggie Gyllenhall and Peter Sarsgaard
    Ramona, 6, and Gloria, 1
    Cool factor:
    The Brooklyn-based couple get points for their stellar acting careers and laid-back style. Their kids also have Jake Gyllenhall as an uncle, which is obviously awesome.

    Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars
    Romy, 6, and Cosima, 3
    Cool factor:
    She’s one of the best film directors in the world (think The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation and, more recently, The Bling Ring) and he’s the lead singer of Phoenix. An intimidatingly cool combination.

    Beyonce and Jay-Z

    Kids: Blue Ivy, 1
    Cool factor: It’s Beyoncé and Jay-Z – we hardly need to explain why they’re on our ‘need-to-be-friends-with’ list.

    Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
    Kids: Lily-Rose, 14, and John Christopher, 11
    Cool factor: OK, they’re divorced, but Johnny has his own Caribbean island for the kids to run around on and will happily dress up as Captain Jack Sparrow at the drop of a hat, while Vanessa is French, a Chanel muse and a talented musician. Enough said.

    Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge
    Kids: Marlowe, 1
    Cool factor: They have that whole thespian, laid-back hipster thing going on, they’re the faces of Burberry, and we bet Sienna knows how to make a mean daisy chain, as well.

    Arizona Muse

    Kids: Nikko, 4
    Cool factor: She’s one of the most in-demand models on Earth and a single mum to the gorgeous Nikko. And, let’s face it, even her name is cool.

    Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge
    Kids: Dixie Pearl, 1
    Cool factor: He’s a rockstar and she’s a Victoria’s Secret model – it doesn’t get much better than that. He wrote “Sex On Fire” about their relationship, though, which could get awkward for Dixie when she grows up.

    Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy
    Kids: Ryder, 9, (from Kate’s marriage to The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson) and Bingham, 2
    Cool factor: This duo have a transatlantic edge thanks to the whole Hollywood film star meets British rock star thing. And we bet Goldie Hawn is a ridiculously fun grandma.

    Stella McCartney and Alasdhair Willis
    Kids: Miller, 8, Bailey, 6, Beckett, 5, and Reiley, 3
    Cool factor: Most of the kudos has to go to Stella, her designs and her rockstar lineage. Not to mention her friends – you know you’re onto a winner when Kate Moss is a potential babysitter – but husband Alasdhair Willis is a pretty impressive dude himself, having previously been the publishing director of Wallpaper* magazine and now the creative director for Hunter.

    Fearne Cotton and Jesse Wood
    Kids: Rex, 6 months
    Cool factor: Jesse’s dad is in The Rolling Stones (Ronnie Wood, obvs), and nothing trumps a rockstar grandpa.



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