There's nothing any of us can do about the passage of time. It never slows . It seems only to speed up. As time's inexorable march nips ever hungrier at our collective mortal heels, it grows more and more difficult to forget that existence is an illusion, nothing matters and we're all dust.
And while there are lots of daily reminders that life is a vast whirlpool of nothing, certainly the most glaring is when famous people who were once young and carefree have children and settle into the miserable drudgery of family life. Here are some example of celebrity parenthoods that probably sneaked up on you.
Rapper Bow Wow goes by his real name, Shad Moss, now. We still can't deal with the fact that he ever dropped the "Lil" from his stage name, let alone that he's 30 and has a daughter. Her name is Shai, and she was born in 2011.
I'll be very honest with all of you. I can't tell if I never knew that Ryan Gosling had a family, or if I made myself forget. I can see the latter being true. It seems like knowledge I'd suppress out of rampaging jealousy.
Anne Hathaway is the star everyone loves to hate. That's because she's more beautiful, splendid and magnificent than any of us mere mortals will ever be. And on top of that, she went and became a mother, creating life like some kind of goddess of fecundity, Gaia, the Earth mother.
Seems like only yesterday when Jennifer Hudson was just a kid with big dreams and a song in her heart on American Idol. So it's crazy to think she's already got an 8-year-old son. His name is Daniel and he was born in August of 2009.
Beyonce's sister Solange delivered her son, Daniel, in 2004. Can you believe Solange's son is already a teenager? He's growing up into a quite a handsome young man. Not that that's a surprise. Dude's got Knowles genes.
No, you didn't miss an important episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Lamar Odom and ex-wife Khloe Kardashian never had kids together. But Odom does have a daughter and a son from a previous relationship.
If it surprises you to learn that Zoe Saldana has a kid, prepare to have your mind blown. She has three kids, including twins, with husband Marco Perego. Bowie and Cy were born in 2014, and Zen was just born in 2017.
Did you forget than Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz have a son from their marriage? Did you forget that Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz used to be a couple? Did you forget that Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz ever existed?
Joey Tribbiani is best known for playing the neurosurgeon Dr. Drake Ramoray on Days of Our Lives in the 1990s. Sorry to typecast, but we'll always think of Tribbiani as the handsome young doctor. So it's hard to believe his daughter, Marina, is already 13 years old.