Ah, the dreaded middle child syndrome. When families have an odd number of children, some seem to believe that kids in the middle have some issues. The older kids get more attention since they’re the parents’ first, while the youngest are babied since they’re, well, the babies. That leaves middle kids pretty much ignored,
However, there are plenty of celebrities who are middle children — and they turned out just fine. (For the most part.) Check out 10 celebrities you (probably) didn’t know are middle children below by clicking through the gallery!
1. Britney Spears
Britney has the best of both worlds with an older brother (Bryan) and younger sis (Jamie-Lynn).
2. Alexa Vega
Alex in the middle! She has six siblings (some who are half siblings) and lucky her -- she's right in the middle.
3. Anne Hathaway
Anne has two brothers: and older brother named Michael, and a younger bro named Thomas.
4. Demi Lovato
Demi has two sisters: an older sis named Dallas, and a younger sister named Madison.
5. Chris Hemsworth
There's a good chance you already knew this one, but Chris has an older brother named Luke, and a younger brother named Liam who is an actor as well. Maybe you've heard of it?
6. Miley Cyrus
Miley has two older half-siblings, brother Trace and sister Brandi. She also has a half brother her own age, Christopher Cody, as well as her two younger siblings, brother Braison and sister Noah.
7. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez has an older sister named Leslie, and a younger sister named Lynda Lopez.
8. Zoe Saldana
Zoe is one of three girls. She has an older, and a younger sister.
Shakira is smack dab in the middle of all her siblings, as she has a total of eight!
10. Sofia Vergara
Similar to Britney, Sofia has an older bro, and a younger sister.
11. Ryan Lochte
Olympic swimmer Ryan comes from a family of five siblings -- and he's third, putting in right in the middle.