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What are nepo babies and why Sofia Coppola wants to prevent her daughter from being one of them


The definition of nepo babies refers to the supposed privilege that the children of celebrities have to achieve success thanks to their last name.


nepo babies

are the children of celebrities who, due to their condition, receive certain benefits or favorable treatment.

The term was put in the center of the scene once again after the viralization of a video of

Romy Croquet Mars

, the 16-year-old daughter of

Sofia Coppola


Thomas Mars

, singer from Phoenix.

The young woman went viral by posting a video on TikTok in which she said that her family punished her after trying to rent a helicopter to take her from New York to Maryland to visit a friend.

"I tried to rent a helicopter with my dad's credit card because I wanted to have dinner with my friend," Romy said in the account of that social network that she opened apparently in secret and which was later deleted.

According to her, she said, he did it because he was already in trouble.

what is a nepo baby

Sofia Coppola does not allow her daughter to have public social networks.

Photo: AFP/ Patrick KOVARIK

“The most important rule of my parents is that I am not allowed to have any public accounts on social media.

Here's why," Croquet Mars noted while showing a photo holding Mars' 2010 Grammy Award.


They don't want me to be a baby nepo

, but TikTok won't make me famous so it doesn't really matter," she added.

The family's intention to keep a low profile in the new generations failed and the video quickly multiplied both on social networks and in the media around the world.

The definition of nepo babies refers to the privilege or the guaranteed path to success that the children of celebrities would have.

This especially covers those children who choose to dedicate themselves to the world of entertainment, fashion and the media, among other activities.

Sofia Coppola, in the center of the scene after the viralization of the video of her daughter Romy.


The nepo babies, it is estimated according to this concept, have an advantage from the day they are born (although there are many children of recognized personalities who affirm that in reality with their last names they carry a load). 

Some time ago, the inclusion of several names in a list of alleged nepo babies published in Vulture magazine aroused controversy.

The article raised a stir by questioning the merit or talent of certain personalities who were accused of achieving success simply because they were "

sons of


Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson.

Photo: AFP.

Names that were mentioned when the term nepo baby became popular included: Lili-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp;

Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn;

Margaret Qualley, daughter of Andie McDowell; Maya Hawke, daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke;

Dakota Johnson

, daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson;

Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet;

Kaia Greber, daughter of Cindy Crawford, and Gigi Hadid, daughter of Yolanda Hadid and Mohame Hadid.

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Source: clarin

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