The bubble has burst... despite desperate attempts to hide guilty little secrets... and where we still wait confirmed details, there is always the joy of speculation.

Either way, the lovechildren of celebrities, amid controversial and sensational claims from estranged partners and divorced couples, usually find their way into the spotlight, somehow!

Check out some of the more well-known cases:


Photo Credit: Wikipedia. Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile

1. Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile

Georgiana Ray, 40, has claimed she is the love child of well-known British disc jockey and television presenter Jimmy Savile. Georgiana's claims, in a report by The Sun, came after Savile, 84, died in October. According to her story, Georgiana's mother had a brief fling with the television star in the 1970s. She is currently seeking a DNA test to prove her claim.


Photo Credit: Reuters. Hip-hop star Jay-Z

2. Jay-Z

American singer Beyonce Knowle's husband, rapper Jay-Z, 42, fathered a young boy nine years ago, with Trinidad model Shenelle Scott. DNA tests, according to a Daily Mail article, proved he was the biological father of the boy. A report states: Jay-Z acknowledges the kid as his own and gave Scott money to purchase a home for her and the boy to live in.

Another report states he gave her $1 million to remain tight-lipped. Scott's husband, Malik Sayeed, also came out in the open and accepted he wanted Jay to get a paternity test. He said the boy didn't resemble him at all and his friends forced him to inquire further.


Photo Credit: Reuters. NBA basketball player Carmelo Anthony

3. Carmelo Anthony

American basketball professional Carmelo Anthony, is the alleged father of an 11-month-old child. According to an anonymous source, he moved to New York City so he can have more quality time with his side baby, by a woman in the New York area. However, Anthony's girlfriend (now wife), La La Vasquez, supposedly knew about the pregnancy and gave Carmelo an ultimatum to either marry her or break-up. The couple married in July.


Photo Credit: Reuters. Justin Bieber

4. Justin Bieber

Mariah Yeater, 19, filed a case claiming Canadian singer Justin Beiber, 17, was the father of her 3-month-old son. According to her, Bieber, who was only 16 then, led her backstage, while at his concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where they had sex. Her lawyers claimed to have had credible evidence. Although Yeater later dropped the lawsuit, she reportedly wants him to take a paternity test in her presence.


Photo Credit: Reuters. Tiger Woods

5. Tiger Woods

American golfer Tiger Woods, fathered a love child, according to a television documentary that claimed to have DNA evidence to back up their allegations. The documentary, Tiger Woods: The Rise and Fall, was aired in 2010. The golfer, apparently, paid his mistress, Theresa Rogers, £2 million to remain tight-lipped about the birth of her baby girl in 2003.


Photo Credit:Reuters. Eddie Murphy

6. Eddie Murphy 

American actor Eddie Murphy was accused of having a child with former British pop band - Spice Girls - singer, Melanie Brown. Murphy first denied the reports, saying he was not sure of the connection. However, a paternity test revealed that the child, a girl, was in fact Murphy's, according to a report by People magazine.


Photo Credit: Reuters. Ryan Philippe

7. Ryan Phillippe

The I Know What You Did Last Summer actor, Ryan Philipe, is the father of 7-month-old Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp, who was born to American model Alexis Knapp. Philipe dated Knapp briefly, following the break-up of his seven-year marriage to actress Reese Witherspoon. He was present during Kailani's birth, according to an E Online report, which suggested that he needed no paternity tests to accept the child as his.


Photo Credit: Reuters. Mick Jagger

8. Mick Jagger

British rock star Mick Jagger has reportedly had a series of affairs with young models, even while still married (unofficially) to American model Jerry Hall. One of his affairs was reportedly with American model Janice Dickinson, while he was also romantically linked, in the past, to the current First Lady of France, Carla Bruni. Incidentally, Bruni was introduced to Jagger at a Rolling Stones concert in 1989, by her then boyfriend, musician Eric Clapton. Jagger has two love children, the first - a son, Karis Hunt (born in 1970 to American singer and novelist Marsha Hunt) and a second son, Lucas Maurice Morad Jagger (born in 1999 to Brazilian model Luciana Morad).


Photo Credit: Reuters. Gavin Rossdale

9. Gavin Rossdale

British musician Gavin Rossdale reportedly fathered a love child with British singer and fashion designer Pearl Lowe; the child, a girl Daisy Lowe, was confirmed as his daughter after paternity tests. Daisy was born in 1989. Rossdale married American singer Gwen Stefani in 2002 and has two sons with her.


Photo Credit: Reuters. Arnold Schwarzenegger

10. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor and the former governor of California fathered a child with a member of his household staff, a Mildred Patricia Baena, over 10 years ago, according to a Telegraph report. He is also alleged to have fathered two more illegitimate children, a claim made by the actress during a CNN interview. The Terminator star separated from wife Maria Shriver, a journalist, this year after 25 years of marriage.