Parenthood is a tricky situation, and it can get even crazier when you’re a celebrity. Add another dose of chaos with the fact that you’re a celebrity teen mom! Here are 10 young celebrity moms you won’t believe exist.
Anna Nicole Smith: At the age of 15, and Nicole Smith had dropped out of high school. When she was just shy of reaching legal adulthood, she met 16 year-old Billy Wayne Smith, and the pair fell in love and got married in 1985. In January of 1986, and I gave birth to her son Daniel Wayne Smith the age of 19. In 1993, Billy and Anna divorced, and the actress aarti controversy a little over a year later when she married 89 year-old J.Howard Marshall.
Sofia Vergata: Before she was on “Modern Family”, Sofia Vergata was a teen mom in Colombia while making a living from a modeling career. At the age of 18, she married her high school sweetheart Joe Gonzalez, and a year later she gave birth to their son Manolo at the age of 18. Even though her marriage to Joe ended a year later, Sophia continue to work on her career while raising her son. Since we know the ending to her story, one can say it’s very much so a happy one.
Maya Angelou: Maya Angelou will forever be known as one of the most captivating poets of our time. But her incredible writing didn’t come from an easy life. She was sexually abused by your mother’s boyfriend, who was then arrested and put into prison. Mr. Freeman was then killed while in custody about 4 years before he was to be released. While in high school Maya became pregnant by a young man she knew, and three weeks after she graduated high school, she became a mother at the age of 17.
Roseanne Barr: Most people don’t look at Roseanne Barr and think “Teen mom” given how successful of an acting and comedy career she has had with no mention of a child. However, in 1970, when she was just 17 years old, Roseanne found herself pregnant. Realizing that she wasn’t ready to be a mom and unable to do the job, she gave her baby girl up for adoption. Since then, Roseanne is reunited with her daughter and she’s now a part of the family.
Bristol Palin: Most people know Bristol Palin as the daughter of Alaska governor and previous vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. At the age of 17, Bristol found out she was pregnant by her boyfriend Levi Johnston. But the pregnancy came at a really inconvenient time as her mother Sarah was running for vice-president alongside John Mccain. Sarah announced her daughter’s pregnancy at the 2008 Republican National Convention and that she was engaged the father of the baby. Bristol’s son, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, was born in December of 2008. And the engagement fell apart in march of 2009.
Solange Knowles: She is best known the sister of Queen Diva Beyonce, but she has quite a story of her own. In early 2004, 17-year-old Solange found herself pregnant and the life of a teen mom looming over her. Then in October of 2004, she and her husband at the time Daniel Smith, Jr. welcome their son Daniel Julez into the world. Solange admits that motherhood at such a young age was tough, but she had a blast raising her son and watching him grow up.
Jamie Lynn Spears: Jamie Lynn Spears shocked the world when she announced her pregnancy while she was just 16 years old. 18 year old Casey Aldredge was her boyfriend at the time, and the couple of been together for two years before she became pregnant. Because of her pregnancy Spears stepped down from the title role of the Nickelodeon television show, “Zoey 101”. At the age of 17, Spears gave birth to a daughter, who she named Maddie Briann Aldredge on jun 19, 2008.
Keisha Castle-Hughes: Keisha Castle-Hughes earned herself an academy award nomination at the age of 13 for her role in the movie, “Whale Rider” and went on to play one of the vicious and snakes in “Game of Thrones”. In october 2006, the 16 year old Australian actress announced that she was expecting a baby with her boyfriend Bradley Hull. Just one month after her 17th birthday, Keisha’s daughter Felicity-Amoore Hull was born on April 25th, 2007. Keisha and Bradley Broke up in 2010 after being together for seven years. In 2013, she married DJ Jonathan Morrison.
Fantasia Barrino: Three years before she was crowned the champ of American idol season 3, Fantasia was a 16 year old teenager who became pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl named Zion Quari Barrino. Fantasia’s story captivated millions and in 2011, she won a Grammy and announced her second pregnancy that same year. If anyone thinks that just because you’re a parent, your dreams can’t come true, take one look at Fantasia.
Aretha Franklin: Aretha Franklin probably wins the contest as being the youngest mother in Hollywood. When she was just 12 years old, she gave birth to her first son, who she named Clarence. When she was 14, she gave birth to a second son named Edward. Aretha never revealed the father (or fathers) of her children. Given that her father was a well-known preacher, the pregnancies were very controversial. Because Aretha had such a soulful voice and such great potential, her aunt took care of her two boys while she pursued her music career.