A guide to Hollywood's "nepo babies"

Meghan McCain shares blunt message for her "fellow 'nepo babies'"

Stars Insider

03/01/23 | StarsInsider


Actresses like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston are well-known stars with parents who were in the industry, but there’s a whole new generation of so-called “nepo babies,” many of whom are being called out these days because of their repeated insistence that they've worked for everything they have, or because of their sly way of hiding the very fact of their nepotism.

Even Meghan McCain, daughter of late Arizona Senator John McCain, is urging those related to celebrities to be frank about their advantages. "To my fellow 'Nepo babies'—just acknowledge your privilege, the opportunities your last name has gotten you and move on," she wrote on her Instagram Stories on December 29. "It's pretty simple."

The TV personality continued, "At some point talent and grit comes into play but let's stop acting like this is in anyway a rational burden that people know who [our] parents are—you sound like a**holes." She concluded by saying "Thank you," and added an upside-down smiley face. 

There’s no shame in the game—everyone with a family knows they’d do anything to help their loved ones out, and people with fame and fortune are simply doing their best to keep it in the family. Still, it’s a good reminder when people start comparing themselves to the success of young stars that most of them have far more resources predisposing them to success, and often even the predisposition of good-looking, Hollywood-celebrated genes.

Click through to see the fresh generation of nepo babies, and discover how they 'made it.'

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