Being a parent for the first time is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. Check out the stars who got a taste of the same when they were still pretty young.
Balancing career and family is a strenuous duty. It can however be one of the most rewarding things you can experience. While the phenomenon of unwantedly becoming a young parent is pretty common around the globe, one should be aware of how difficult it really is to have a child before you’re ready. A study reveals that the United States reports about 750,000 teen pregnancies annually.
Well, it is human nature to make mistakes and our favorite celebs are no less than humans. Fortunately, these stars were able to take care of the children they had when they were too young and still managed to be successful in their profession. Check out the most famous people who were already parents by the time they hit the age of 20.
The NBA Superstar and the world-renown Basketball icon LeBron James became a father when he was just 19-years-old. James who is known to have to have entered the pros straight after attending high-school has won two championships with the Miami Heat and has been on three Olympic teams. He became a dad to Bronny James in the year 2004. Bronny may be ensuing his Dad’s footsteps as he’s already getting some recognition for his talents on the court.
Sofia Vergara married her high school lover when she was 18 years old and gave birth to their son, Manolo soon after she turned 20. The Modern Family star became a mom in the year 1991. It was the same year she got married to Joe Gonzalez. The two split up in a span of 2 years but nothing could prevent Sophia from being remarkably successful. She’s now married to Joe Manganiello.
While she was still married to Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon welcomed daughter Ava in 1999. She was 23 her first daughter was born. Reese met her future husband, Ryan Phillippe, at her 21st birthday party. She once said, “Ava wasn’t planned and suddenly I was faced with the prospect of becoming a mother and I had never even held a newborn in my arms before!
American Rapper Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., better known by his stage name T.I is a father of 6 children, the first of which was born when he was just 19. T.I has had a daunting past for which he had to spend multiple years in jail. Tameka Cottle who’s a singer and a songwriter married T.I in 2010. The two have been together since 2001 and have given birth to three children together.
The most known young mom celebrity, Kylie Jenner became a mother when she was just 20. The world’s youngest billionaire gave birth to Stormi Webster on 1st Feb 2018 with her on-off boyfriend Travis Scott. Stormi who is just 2, is already a star to the world. She has featured on Vogue covers, been a part of Kylie’s makeup collection, and has had her birthdays celebrated in the most remarkable manner.
Rapper Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. who goes by the stage name Lil Wayne currently has four children with four different women. He became a father for the first time when he was just 16-years-old. Wayne dropped out of school when he was only 14 and decided to pursue a career as a rapper. He married his high-school love, Antonia Toya Carter in 2004 and divorced only after 2 years. Wayne claims that he’s soon planning to retire as he wishes t spend more time with his family by his side.
Jammie Lynn Spears
The little sister of Britney Spears, Jamie Lynn was just starting to gain name with her Nickelodeon show Zoey 101 when she revealed that she was expecting a baby. Jamie was just 16 years old at the time, and the daddy was her then-boyfriend, Casey Aldridge who was only 18. The duo decided on keeping the baby and getting engaged, but their relationship was on and off and they never ended up tying the knots. Spears gave birth to a daughter, Maddie, in June 2008, and her career went on a halt for some time. She now seems to be getting her career totally back on track with the recent release of her Netflix Show titled Sweet Magnolias.
Songstress and sister of Beyonce, Solange Knowles was just 18 when she and her then-husband Daniel Smith welcomed their son, Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr. She has manifested regret at having a child so young but says he’s a blessing nonetheless. About motherhood, Solange says “I have been so blessed that my son is the coolest kid ever. Of course, that first year of not sleeping and just being dedicated to him had tough parts. I’ve heard stories of people who were 14 that had kids and basically snapped into it and got into the groove of motherhood.”
Taylor was discovered at the age of 14 and debuted on the cover of Vogue by the time she turned 15. The American Supermodel and Tv presenter who is now 45, had her first child when she was 19 years old. She had twin boys, Hunter and Jake, with former Miami Hooters linebacker Matt Martinez, who was her spouse at the time. Taylor is currently married to Nascar driver Burney Lamar and the two have daughter Ciel and son Rex together.
The veteran country singer Loretta Lynn was 16 when she gave birth to her first child, Betty Sue. Lynn who is now 88 years old, was married to her talent manager Oliver Lynn for around 50 years before he passed away in 1996. Four out of six children of Loretta’s were born before she even turned 20. She became a grandmother at age 34 in 1966, two years after her own last two children, twins Peggy and Patsy, were born. Lynn was identified for pushing the bounds in country music by singing about women’s issues like double standards, and ironically, birth control.
Celebs like Victoria Beckham, Hillary Duff, Kate Hudson, and Adele are also some of the young mamas who gave birth to their first ones at 24.