8 Celebs Who Made Big Money Selling Their Baby Photos
Nowadays most celebrity parents take to Instagram to introduce their brand new babies (we’re lookin’ at you Beyoncé and your post’s 10+ million likes), but there are still famous moms and dads who are willing to hand over a few shots of their newborn in exchange for a whopping pay day. Check out these celebrity parents who have made money selling pics of their babies. Be sure to note that the paychecks get larger as you move through the list and will end up with a couple who has sold photos of their children multiple times, totalling MORE than $23.6 million!
8. Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
When former The Simple Life star Nicole Richie and Good Charlotte lead singer Joel Madden welcomed their first child into the world, a tiny baby girl, People Magazine was willing to pay BIG to give fans the first peek at little Harlow Winter Kate Madden. Just how big are we talking? $1 million. Debuting the bébé to the public on the cover of People’s February 2008 issue, the inside pics featured a handful of shots of the family hanging out in a picturesque garden, all looking wildly adorable while enjoying life as a new trio. Nicole and Joel went on to have a second child, this time a son named Sparrow James Midnight Madden, and this time they didn’t make any major money by selling pics of their baby boy.
7. Jamie Lynn Spears
The former Zoey 101 star, who’s also famous for being the younger sister of pop princess Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn Spears was just 16-years-old when she first announced her pregnancy during an interview with OK! magazine in 2007. Expecting a child with her boyfriend of two years, Casey Aldridge, Jamie Lynn agreed to a photoshoot with the same publication for a stunning $1 million. Maddie Briann Aldridge made her big debut in OK! magazine in July of 2008, where her proud mama also talked about life with her little bundle of joy, saying, “She is very good. She’ll feed every two or three hours. When she wakes up in the middle of the night, I’ll feed her and she goes right back to sleep. There’s no screaming and crying. We get up in the morning, and she gets her little bath. Then I get my bath. We have a routine, and I love routines. I’ve worked one out with her, and we’re happy going about our little life.”