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October 25, 2016

Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Teen Parents

First Of The Teen Parents: Lil Wayne

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Lil Wayne is a hip hop artist known for hits like “Lollipop” and “How To Love.” He has a knack for being featured on a single and turning it into a hit. He also has a knack for staying relevant in the industry with appearances on the hottest shows.

Lil Wayne And Daughter Reginae

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Lil Wayne has four kids now. But, his first was his daughter. Reginae was born in 1998 when Lil Wayne was only 15. He married her mother in 2004, but they were soon divorced.

Anna Nicole Smith

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Anna was a reality star who was launched into fame by her marriage to a man who was practically on his deathbed. Her life kept everyone entertained as she went through a wide range of emotions. But, being a reality star means living every minute of it on camera and she lived up to that until the very end.

Anna And Son Daniel

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Anna married young and had her first child young, before becoming a topless dancer where she met J. Howard Marshall II and married into his money. Her son Daniel grew up with turmoil all around him and he accidentally overdosed on methadone in 2006.

Jamie Lynn Spears

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Best known for her role as Zoey Brooks on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Zoey 101, Jamie Lynn Spears was on her way to stardom. She was the little sister of Britney Spears. But she was also a singer, songwriter, and actress in her own right.

Jamie Lynn And Daughter Maddie

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Jamie Lynn Spears started a social media riot when she became pregnant. As the little sister of Britney Spears, her name was launched into the bitter news when she had Maddie at the age of 17. The world has calmed down since then and the two seem to be doing great.

Sofia Vergara

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Sofia may be best known for her role in Modern Family. But, she is a producer and a business woman. She has a line of fragrances as well as furniture at Rooms To Go.

Sofia Vergara And Son

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The gorgeous actress from Modern Family was born in 1972. She was pregnant at the age of 19 with Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara who was born in 1992. She struggled for years, but she says every struggle was worth it.

LeBron James

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LeBron James came out of high school ready to tear up the NBA. He was drafted to the Cavaliers and hit the ground running. He has broken records and been compared to the great Michael Jordan. Only time will tell who will be the greatest basketball player of all time.

LeBron And Kids

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James was raised by a mother who had him when she was 16. He was born in 1984 and his first child LeBron James Jr. was already on his way when the great basketball player was only 19. But, that didn’t matter because LeBron was already battling it out in the NBA after his 2003-2004 rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Fantasia

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Fantasia was the star of American Idol‘s season three. When she won, it launched her career into the kind of celebrity status she craved. American Idol may have been a platform, but her voice would carry her further than she could ever imagine.

Fantasia And Daughter Zion

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Three years before her appearance on American Idol, she had given birth to her daughter Zion at the age of 16. Now, she’s a grandmother at the age of 32. But, it’s not Zion’s child. The grandchild is her stepson’s.

Keisha Castle-Hughes

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Launched into stardom by her role as Paikea “Pai” Apirana in the film Whale Rider, she talks about the wild ride she had. Her mother and her would be flown off to promotions where they stayed at luxury hotels and lived the good life while only having about four dollars in their pockets. But, Keisha was on her way and that’s what happens sometimes in the industry.

Keisha Castle-Hughes And Felicity-Amore

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One of your Game of Thrones favorites, Keisha was caught up in some turbulent times as a young actress you remember from Whale Rider. But, having her daughter at 17 was the best thing she said ever happened to her. It kept her focused while her fame was literally ripping her family apart.

Niki Taylor

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A beautiful American model born in 1975, Niki was the second youngest to grace the cover of Vogue. She was beat only by Brooke Shields herself. Since then, she has graced the cover of major magazines over and over while also launching a fragrance, “Begin by Niki Taylor.”

Niki Taylor And Kids

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Niki actually has four children now. She had twin sons, Jake and Hunter in 1994 when she was only 19. But, she didn’t let that hold her back from going on with her already outstanding modeling career and having more children.

Solange Knowles

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Solange has a singing career of her own as she writes and acts as well. But, she is best known for being the sister of one of the most powerful women in the industry. Obviously, that would be Beyonce.

Shirley Temple

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Shirley Temple was a young child star who made the whole world melt. She danced and sang like she was born to do it. That is before she went on to become an ambassador and earning the rank of honorary U.S. Foreign Service officer.

Shirley Temple’s Daughters

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Mrs. Temple pulled herself out of the spotlight and raised two daughters, Lori Black and Linda Agar. They were by two different fathers obviously. Her first marriage didn’t last very long at all.

Solange Knowles And Son Daniel

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Her son Daniel Julez Smith, Jr was born in 2004 when Solange was 18. She thought she would regret having a child that young, but he is her greatest blessing as her tribute to him “6 O’Clock Blues” makes it clear.

Aretha Franklin

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Aretha is a legend. It’s hard to imagine someone not knowing who she is. But, she is famous for such timeless hits as Respect and Natural Woman.

Aretha, Glynn Turman And Son

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She was born in 1942 and had her first son, Clarence, when she was 14. But, that voice would not be held back as three other sons came along. Edward Franklin, Kecalf Cunningham, and Ted White Jr. all came from the great Aretha Franklin.

Taylor Hanson And Wife Natalie

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Hanson came out in 1997 with their infamous “Mmmbop” that can’t get out of some peoples’ heads. Consisting of founding members and brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac, they had several hits and remain relevant to this day with guest visits on various television shows. They even have their own beer named none other than Mmmhops.

Isaac And Clan

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But, they grew up quick and have been all about family from early ages. They have 11 kids between them and the middle, Taylor started when he was 19. Taylor now has 5.

Emily Maynard

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Emily starred on The Bachelorette when she took on dating 25 men at once. She was first noticed in Season 15 of The Bachelor when she won the rose. Then, she later returned to Season 8 of The Bachelorette to try it all over again.

Emily Maynard And Daughter Ricki

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Sadly, Emily has a tragic past. Her husband Ricky Hendrick, a NASCAR driver was killed in a plane crash while Emily was pregnant at only 18. Their daughter Ricki is named after him.

Roseanne Barr

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Roseanne Barr hit the comedy circuit with a line of comedy that was blue collar humor about her being a “Domestic Goddess.” Her jokes distinguished her and helped her land the sitcom named after her, Roseanne. Her show launched her fame and she is thinking about revisiting the sitcom world.

Roseanne Barr, Jake Pentland, and Brandi Brown

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When Roseanne was young, before she broke into stardom, she had a daughter that she gave up for adoption. She was hoping Brandi would have a better life instead of watching her mother struggle. She was later reunited with Brandi who grew up to be a lot like her mother.

Maya Angelou

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Born in 1928, the great author, poet, and civil rights activist struggled as a child. She was forced through a lot of turmoil and she wrote about it in her writings. In 1969, she published her infamous autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Maya Angelou And Son Guy Johnson

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Raped at a young age, her rapist was murdered shortly after his release from jail. Despite that traumatic experience, Maya went on to have her son Guy in 1945 at the age of 17. Guy Johnson is a poet and novelist as well who says he did not live in her shadow, but in her light.

Charlie Sheen

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Starting out with a small role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, he would go on to star in great movies such as Platoon and Wall Street. He’s had several successful sitcoms as well including Two and a Half Men and Anger Management.

Charlie Sheen And Daughter Cassandra

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Born in 1965, Charlie has made some great career moves as well as some terrible decisions with his life. But, Cassandra Jade Estevez certainly isn’t one of them. Born in 1984 when Charlie was 19, she is now 31 with a great family legacy surrounding her.

T.I.

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Born in 1980, T.I.’s list of accomplishments is as long as some rappers rap sheets. He is a hip hop artist with hits like “What You Know” and “Rubberband Man”. But, he’s also gaining some credit as an actor in movies such as ATL, Get Hard and Ant-Man.

T.I. And Family

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To add to his list of major accomplishment is his seven kids. His first, Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris was conceived when T.I. was 19. So proud, even chronicling his life in T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Born in 1955, Whoopi has made everyone laugh over the years with her comedy routine. She was part of the Comic Relief team along with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal who hosted a line of comedians who were brought together to raise money for the homeless. Now, she’s a strong personality on the hit show The View.

Whoopi Goldberg And Daughter Alex Martin

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Her daughter Alex Martin was born in 1973 when Whoopi was just 18 years old. Whoopi did such an awesome job raising her, she is an actress and producer on her own now who has won a Golden Globe Award.

Naomi And Wynonna Judd

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Naomi was born in 1946 to the owner of a gas station while her mother was a riverboat cook. She had her first child Wynonna at the age of 18. They would go on to become a Grammy award winning duet known as The Judds.

Naomi And Ashley Judd

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Ashley came along in 1968 and went on to become a famous actress in her own right. Even though Naomi was young, she did a great job raising two successful girls of her own. That speaks volumes for itself.

Loretta Lynn

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Loretta Lynn is the infamous “Coal Miner’s Daughter” who had it rough growing up and married at the young age of 13. She went on to record many of country music’s greatest hits. The movie Coal Miner’s Daughter was made about her in 1980 starring Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn herself.

Patsy And Peggy Lynn

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Born in 1932, Loretta was discovered young and she started her family young at the age of 16. Betsy Sue was born in 1948 and the youngest of Loretta’s daughters, Patsy and Peggy were born in 1964 who would go on to form The Lynns.

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