Below is a list of celebs who had kids when they were really young.
It is a common practice among celebrities to have children in their thirties or forties, occasionally after they’ve achieved some level of success or stability.
However, there are some who have taken a path different from this – for some it was by choice, others…not so much.
But the list below has just a few of the celebs who had kids when they were really young.
We’ll begin this list the with one of the hottest Hollywood mothers there is:
This Colombian-born star is an actress and model who first gained attention while working as a co-host on two television shows on Univision, a Spanish Language television network.
With roles in Chasing Papi, Four Brothers, Meet The Browns, Madea Goes To Jail, The Smurfs, New Year’s Eve, Escape From Planet Earth, Hot Pursuit, Chef and Modern Family, she became one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.
In 2012, 2013 and 2016, Sofia was named the top-earning actress on television.
However, when Sofia was 18, she got married to Joe Gonzalez, her high-school sweetheart.
Despite having a son – Manolo – who was born in September 1992, the couple got divorced in 1993.
Aretha Franklin, or as you may know her as – The Queen Of Soul – is an American Musician, singer and songwriter.
She is one of the most successful artists of all time -which makes total sense considering she has 112 charted singles, 18 Grammy Awards and has sold over 75 million records.
This is no surprise considering Aretha put out singles like Jumping Jack Flash, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Respect, Rock Steady, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Jump To It, Something He Can Feel and It isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Aint Never Gonna Be.
Aretha, who was born on the 25th of March, 1942 has four sons.
Aretha first got pregnant when she was just 13 and she gave birth to her first son – Clarence – just after she turned 14.
In 1958, Aretha gave birth to second son, Edward, when she was 16.
Caryn Elaine Johnson or as she known to the whole world – Whoopi Goldberg – is an actress, television host and comedian.
Whoopi is currently one of twelve entertainers who have ever won the famous EGOT compilation – the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
She is known for her roles in the movies The Color Purple, Sarafina, Ghost, and Sister Act.
She is also the moderator of The View, a daytime talk show.
Whoopi Goldberg got pregnant when she was 17 after she fell in love with Alvin Martin – her counselor in rehab.
Even though they got married, the marriage did not last very long.
Whoopi Goldberg later moved to California with her daughter to pursue her career.
Alexandria Martin – Whoopi’s daughter – became an actress and producer.
Alexandria also became a mother when she was only 14. She gave birth to a daughter, Amarah Skye.
When you talk about Hollywood legends, you have to talk about Shirley Temple.
Shirley was a Hollywood actress, dancer and singer. She served as United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and to Ghana.
She also served as the Chief Protocol of the United States.
Pretty impressive, right?
Shirley began her film career in 1932. She went on to appear in films such as Bright eyes, Curly Top and Heidi.
Shirley retired from acting in 1950 when she was only 22 but returned to the business eight years later.
However, in 1969, Shirley began her diplomatic career.
The actress has received many awards including a Juvenile Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honors.
Shirley was 17 when she married John Agar, a fellow actor and soldier.
When Shirley was 20, she gave birth to their daughter.
However, Shirley and John divorced after four years but Shirley had two more children when she got remarried to Charles Black.
Last on our list of celebs who had kids when they were really young is philanthropist, actress, talk show host and ‘Queen Of All Media’ – Oprah Winfrey.
Oprah is literally one of the most influential people in the world today.
She gained International fame thanks to her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show.
She is also currently the richest African American of the 20th Century and the first and only African American multi-billionaire.
She holds honorary doctorate degrees from Duke University and Harvard University.
She also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2013.
Oprah, who was born in rural Mississippi, was molested from her childhood till her early teen years. She became pregnant when she was 14.
The child died in the hospital shortly after his birth.