10 Celebrities You Had No Idea Were Born To Teen Moms

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There is a bit of a stigma when it comes to people who have children when they are still considered children themselves. Most people like to claim that being born to a teen mother is only going to lead to a life of misery and struggle. Despite this well worn narrative, there are people who have managed to live rather happy and productive lives even if their parents weren’t yet adults when they had them.

Some of these people have succeeded beyond the normal range and have actually managed to make a name for themselves as a performers. These people have managed to make more than one fortune’s worth in their lifetime. This list is of 10 celebrities we all know, who you probably didn’t know were born to teen mothers.

Gretchen Wilson

Gretchen Wilson is a country singer that has managed to make quite a name for herself over the last few years. Wilson started out from rather humble beginnings, as she was born to a 16-year-old single mother living in a trailer park in Illinois.

Dr. Dre

Most people know that Dr. Dre came from very humble beginnings but they may not have known just how much the deck was stacked against him. Not only did he come from the high crime area of L.A. known as Compton but his mother, Verna was just 16 when she gave birth to baby Dre.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx was born not only to a teen mom, but also a teen dad back in 1967. Born Eric Bishop, it’s safe to say his life might have turned out quite a bit different if his mother’s adoptive parents didn’t also decide to adopt him. He credits his grandmother/adopted mother for her positive influence on his life.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto’s mother, Constance had both he and his brother when she was a teen. While that might sound like a start to a tough life, he recently thanked his mother during his Oscar award acceptance speech, saying his mother always encouraged him to be creative.

President Barack Obama

If there is anyone who can disprove having a teen mom is always a bad thing, it would be the current president of the United States. President Obama’s mother was 18 years old when he was born in Hawaii. Yes, he was born in Hawaii. Get over it birthers.

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson has certainly built himself quite the career since he burst onto the stage. He’s built himself a heck of a career despite the fact that he was born to a woman who was just 16-years-old when baby Jack was brought into this world.

Oprah Winfrey

Vernita Lee, was 18 years old when Oprah was born and the talkshow host, actress and all around incredibly rich person was raised by her grandmother until she was six. She then moved to Milwaukee to be with her mother again. Oprah was actually pregnant as a teen as well, but lost the baby.


The rapper Eminem has made no secret that he had a rather rough upbringing with his mother who was just 17 gave birth to him. He was born in Missouri, but he and his mother soon moved to Detroit, where he got his start as he was growing up.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is another singer on the list that had a teen mom. The Latin actress, model and pop star’s mom was just 16 years old when Selena was born. Perhaps this is one of the reasons her relationship with Justin Bieber was so strong, they had this in common.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has made quite a bit out of the relationship he has with his mom. One of the reasons the two are so close is because she wasn’t old enough to buy a pack of cigarettes when he was born. Pattie Mallette had the crooner when she was just 17 years old.