Connor Cruise Turns 18, Plus Other Star Kids Growing Up Fast

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Connor Cruise Turns 18, Plus Other Star Kids Growing Up Fast

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Happy Birthday Connor Cruise!

The son of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman quietly turned 18 years old last Thursday. The newly legal young man was adopted by the former couple during their ten year marriage.

The "Red Dawn" star took to Twitter and Instagram to celebrate his big milestone, and kicked things off by posting a quote, "Keep Calm It's My Birthday," on the photo sharing site. The post was immediately met with a flood of well wishes from stars and fans of the aspiring DJ.

Actress Kirstie Alley tweeted, "HAPPY Birthday baby boy!! Seems like only yesterday you [were] and embryo... ;) I love you, DJ Buttercup".

Connor, who has been busy building a following as an in-demand celebrity spinmaster and actor, responded to the birthday wishes writing, "The love I am receiving is overwhelming. Thank you all."

As he enters adulthood, the young star joins a growing group of star spawn who have grown up in front of our eyes. Here are some of the star kids who are growing up fast:

Lourdes Leon: She has gone from star tot to fashion mogul in a few short years. At a time when most 16-year-olds are dreaming of getting their first job, the daughter of Madonna has already built quite the resume with her own Material Girl clothing line. Despite being the daughter of a big star, Lola has worked her way up from the bottom. She wrote on her blog last summer, "This summer I was surprisingly productive. So, I thought I would tell you all about the joys of folding underwear. As you probably know this woman I like to call my mother went on tour for her MDNA album. As a summer job I decided I wanted to work in the wardrobe department. All of my friends were getting summer jobs and I wanted one too. Mine was a little unconventional but still a great experience and a lot of fun."

Matilda Ledger: It seems like just yesterday that Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger were a constant New York presence walking their newborn daughter around their Brooklyn neighborhood. Fast forward five years and little Matilda is growing into a young lady with a strong resemblance to her dad. Unfortunately, it has been a rough road for Matilda lost her famous dad when she was only two years old. Five years after his death from an accidental overdose things are looking brighter as Matilda and her mom are building a new life with actor Jason Segel.

Suri Cruise: It has been almost seven years since little Suri made her grand arrival. This has been a year of ups and downs for the adorable pre-schooler, who famously made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in 2006. Since her birth, the only child of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes has been a constant fixture in the weekly magazines and her glossy presence has picked up since the couple divorced earlier this year. Throughout the surprising divorce, Suri has been the constant companion of her mom and the two are photographed almost daily taking in the sights and sounds of New York City.

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