Happy Middle Child's day! In honor of this special day, we’re paying homage to 10 famous middle kids who have long been the center of our attention.
1. middle children slide 01 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer may be a solo artist, but she grew up as part of a trio. JLo grew up in the Bronx with her older sister, middle school teacher Leslie Lopez and her younger sister, journalist Lynda Lopez.
2. middle children slide 02 Demi Lovato
Demi may have experienced a lot of ups and downs over the last few years, but the “Skyscraper” singer’s sisters keep her centered.
3. middle children slide 03 Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico to a large family that consisted of seven siblings. Each sibling in the Phoenix brood has a really awesome first name. Introducing: River, Rain, Liberty, Summer, and Jodean Phoenix!
4. middle children slide 04 Zoe Saldana
Middle hermanita Zoe is so close to her sisters that she’s admitted to texting them “every 30 minutes.” We hope they have unlimited text!
5. middle children slide 05 Gisele Bundchen
Gisele is the middle hermana of the beautiful Bundchen bunch. Cool fact: one of Gisele’s sisters— Patrícia —is the gorgeous model’s fraternal twin sister.
6. middle children slide 06 shakira
Shakira has a total of eight half-siblings! We wonder if the Colombiana and her soccer-playing amor Gerard Pique will give little Milan just as many brothers and sisters to run around and play with.
7. middle children slide 07 Sofia Vergara
Sofia was nicknamed Toti by her brothers and sister—a nickname that even her son calls her by ‘til this day. Speaking of names, you might know Sofia’s younger sister’s name; Sandra Vergara is also an actress, and appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful.
8. middle children slide 08 Alexa Vega
We spy yet another middle child: Former Spy Kids actress Alexa Vega! Alexa has a total of six siblings, some of whom are half-siblings. Cool fact: Alexa’s younger sister Makenzie appeared in Spy Kids director Robert Rodriguez’s noir film Sin City.
9. middle children slide 09 Dania Ramirez
Much like JLo and Zoe Saldana, Dania Ramirez was raised as part of a trio of sisters. Her sister Denise is also in show business and has appeared on Law & Order.
10. middle children slide 10 Ryan Lochte
He may be used to being in first place when it comes to swimming, but Olympian Ryan Lochte places third in his sibling group of five!