These celebrities are proud parents, even though they had their children when they were quite young themselves. These stars prove that you can have it all at a young age in Hollywood.
Jamie Lynn Spears
Jamie Lynn Spears is the younger sister to pop icon Britney Spears. Jamie Lynn was the star of the Nickelodeon sitcom Zoey 101 and also had a short-lived singing career. But she shocked the world when she announced she was pregnant as a teenager.
She Was Only 16
Jamie Lynn Spears announced to the world she was pregnant at the young age of 16. She was in a relationship with her then-boyfriend Casey Aldridge, and the controversy around her pregnancy only grew when the media found out Aldridge was 18 years old at the time of conception, a legal adult. Jamie Lynn gave birth to her daughter Maddie in June of 2008.
Speaking of Britney, the singer/songwriter has sold over 100 million records throughout her career as an artist and isn’t done yet. She is also recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of the 21st century, according to Billboard. Even though she has a solid legacy, she has also gone through rough patches in life.
She Was a Mom at 23
Britney Spears had her first child at the young age of 23 with her infamous partner, dancer Kevin Federline. The singer gave birth to her son Sean Preston on September 14, 2005. A year later Spears was caught driving with baby Sean on her lap, which caused outrage labeling Spears as a “horrible” parent.
Aretha Franklin was a singer/songwriter who dominated the R&B and soul music scene. She began her career as a gospel singer but is now a legend when it comes to belting out soulful hits. Franklin has a total of 18 Grammy Awards and has sold over 75 million records throughout her career.
She’s The Youngest On Our List
Aretha Franklin gave birth to her first child at the age of 14 and gave birth to her second child just two years later. While working on her singing career, Franklin was not very involved in her children’s life, who were raised by her grandmother and sister. Franklin’s first two children have never been identified and are kept out of the spotlight. Her third child, Teddy Richards, accompanied Aretha playing guitar in her band.
Maya Angelou was an American poet and one of the greatest writers of all time. Her poems touch on self-identification, social constraints, and feminism. Her first work, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brought her international success and acclaim, even though it only detailed her life up to the age of 17.
She Was In High School
Maya Angelou gave birth to her first son right after graduating from high school. The future successful poet had her child at the young age of 16. She worked as a waitress and a cook to provide food and shelter for her family before she was able to work as a writer full-time.
Solange Knowles isn’t just Beyonce’s sister. She is one of the best R&B artists today. Solange’s most recent album, “A Seat At The Table,” was released on September 30, 2016 to critical acclaim and hit number one on Billboard. This is Solange’s first “number one” album and hails the Knowles’ sisters the most successful sisters in the music industry.
She Was Just Becoming An Adult
Solange Knowles gave birth to her son when she was only 18 years old, and still becoming an adult herself. Knowles had her first son with her then-husband Daniel Smith, who was 20 years old at the time. The pair is now divorced, while Solange continues pursuing her career in music.
Reese Witherspoon is America’s golden girl and reached fame when she played the role of Elle Woods in the cult classic movie, Legally Blonde. Witherspoon is also an Academy Award winning actress for her portrayal of June Carter Cash, in Walk The Line. She is also a very young mom who gave birth to her first son when she was only 23 years old.
She Gave Birth During Her Jordan Year
23 is commonly known as your Jordan year and is usually filled with parties and drinking. This wasn’t the case for Witherspoon. The actress gave birth to her first child, Ava, on September 9, 1999, when she was only 23. Reese Witherspoon had her daughter with her then-husband Ryan Phillippe. The pair filed for divorce in 2006.
Bristol Palin’s family has caught media attention for a while now. Her mother is politician Sarah Palin, who was the vice presidential candidate in 2008 for the Republican party, and former Governor of Alaska. Bristol isn’t new to controversy and has received some backlash from her stance on gun control and the LGBTQ community.
She Was Only A Teen
While her mother was on the vice presidential campaign trail, Bristol Palin announced that she was pregnant. She was only 18 years old. The news was shocking, and caught media attention. Bristol took the challenge in stride and became an advocate in preventing teen pregnancy. “Regardless of what I did personally, abstinence is the only 100% foolproof way you can prevent pregnancy,” she said in an interview with Good Morning America.
Hilary Duff is a singer/actress who first broke into the entertainment industry as a Disney starlet. The actress played the title character on the hit television show Lizzie McGuire during the early 2000s. Recently, Hilary Duff has spent most of her time writing young adult novels and enjoying motherhood.
She Loves Being a Mom
Hilary Duff gave birth to her first child at the age of 23 with her husband at the time, Mike Comrie. The couple also gave birth to their second child, Luca, when Hilary was 24 years old. Duff has tried to keep her personal life out of the media. She was criticized for her post-baby body, then she battled the paparazzi to prevent her boys from being photographed without her consent.
Naomi Judd is an American country singer who with her daughter, Wynonna Judd, created a successful singing duo. The Judds have reached the top of the country charts 20 times, and have also won five Grammy Awards together. The band’s farewell tour is one of the most successful of all time.
She Had An Eventful Birth
Naomi Judd was 18 when she became pregnant with Wynonna. The singer/songwriter went into labor with Wynonna while she was accepting her high school diploma at graduation. Judd later had another baby girl named Ashley and raised both of her daughters by herself.
The MTV series Laguna Beach and The Hills reflected the teenage angst which filled the early 2000s. Kristin Cavallari was the perfect villain on these two shows as she stirred up drama while flirting relentlessly with the guys who other cast members were interested in. The reality television star left the spotlight to become a young mother.
Three Under the Age of Four
Kristin Cavallari left her drama-filled lifestyle to settle down with her husband and football star Jay Cutler. The pair has three kids together, starting with their son Camden. Cavallari was only 25 years old when she gave birth to Camden and put her acting career on hold. She is now 29 years old with three kids, all under the age of four.
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith had an extremely tough life and was always judged for her actions and who she chose to marry. She dropped out of high school Smith gave birth to her son Daniel at the young age of 18, and was incredibly involved in her son’s life before his untimely death.
Her Life Was So Sad
Anna Nicole Smith had a very tragic life, which included the death of first born son, who was only 20 years old when he suddenly died while visiting Smith in the hospital, just after she gave birth to her daughter. During his funeral, Anna Nicole Smith tried to jump inside of his open coffin and began to scream, “if Daniel has to be buried, I want to be buried with him.”
Ashlee Simpson is the younger sister of pop idol Jessica Simpson and was also considered to be the more rebellious Simpson sister. After touring as a backup dancer, Ashlee became famous as an “emo” singer/songwriter, scored her own television show on MTV, and married Fall Out Boy’s stud Pete Wentz.
They Were Really In Love
Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson were the king and queen of the emo/pop/punk scene. Pete Wentz even admitted to the press that Ashlee was his dream girl. The couple married in April 2008, and Ashlee announced just two weeks later that she was pregnant at 24 years old. She stopped promoting her new album, “Bittersweet World” and gave birth to their first child in November 2008. The couple later divorced, and Ashlee remarried and had her second child, a daughter in 2015.
Niki Taylor is an American model who kicked off her career when she appeared on the front cover of Vogue magazine. She is the second youngest person to ever appear on the international magazine at the age of 15, after Brooke Shields who appeared on the cover at the age of 14. Niki Taylor was also very young when she had her first child.
She Had Twins
Not only did this supermodel have a child at an incredibly young age, but she also gave birth to twins. The model was 19 years old when she gave birth to sons Hunter and Jake, with the Miami Hooter’s linebacker Matt Martinez. Motherhood didn’t sideline her career. She continued to become incredibly successful.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is known for being a bit on the dramatic and wild side. Snooki is one of the stars of the hit MTV show Jersey Shore. Snooki met her husband Jionni, while filming the show, and had a very on/off relationship. The two welcomed their first child Lorenzo in 2012.
She Lived In The Shore House
Snooki was only 24 when she became pregnant with Lorenzo, and she was adamant about staying in the Jersey Shore house. The reality star has two children with Jionni LaValle and the two announced they were engaged 2012. The couple married on November 29, 2014 and are still happy to this day.
Shirley Temple is iconic as one of the greatest child actors during the Golden Age of Hollywood. The actress is known for her appearances in Curly Top and for singing “On The Good Ship Lollipop.” The actress met her first husband John Agar when she was only 15 years old, and was married to him by the time she was 17 years old.
She Was Still A Teenager
Shirley Temple, like a lot of other child actors, grew up extremely fast. The actress gave birth to her first child, Linda Susan, when she was only 19 years old. The couple had their fair share of problems, mainly because they were so young, and got divorced when Temple turned 21.
Adele is one of the best singers to ever grace the Earth, and she became famous very young. The singer released her first album 19, when she was, you guessed it, 19. The singer met and began dating her now-husband Simon Konecki in 2011, and gave birth to their child in late 2012.
She Was Only 24
The singer/songwriter gave birth to her first born baby at the young age of 24. Adele was very open and honest about how grateful she was to have her baby at such a young age. The singer states, “I felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where I didn’t before.” During a show in London, she started crying as she announced it was the first time her three-year-old son was watching her perform.
Elizabeth Taylor was a star actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood, in the 1950s and 1960s. During her career, Elizabeth Taylor was widely regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Her biggest role during her career is playing the title role in the epic Cleopatra.
She Was Married A Lot
Even though Elizabeth Taylor was involved in many different marriage unions, (eight!) her kids were always her number one priority. Elizabeth Taylor gave birth to her first child at the age of 19 with British actor Michael Wilding, who was 20 years older than Taylor. She had her second son two years later.
Charlotte Church has been performing as a classical singer since she was a toddler and has been proving to the world her age doesn’t matter. She has sold more than 10 million records worldwide and has even hosted a British chat show titled The Charlotte Church Show.
She Had Two Children by 24 Years Old
Age has never been an issue for this singer, and this also includes having children. Charlotte Church gave birth to her first child at 21 years old with her then-boyfriend, rugby player Gavin Henson. They had their second child only two years later. Sadly, the couple broke up in May of 2010, but they continue to co-parent their children.
Candace Cameron-Bure first made fame as one of the Tanner siblings on the cult classic hit show, Full House. She is still acting as DJ Tanner on the Netflix sitcom Fuller House, and also is an advocate for young parenthood. She currently has three children with her husband Valeri Bure.
Their Relationship Is A Fairy Tale
Candace Cameron-Bure and Valeri Bure’s relationship is full of love and stability. The couple gave birth to their first child Natasha in 1998 when Candace Cameron was only 22. The actress states her faith and her religions is what keeps her relationship stable and happy.
Lil Wayne is one of the original members of Cash Money and is one of the best rappers in the game today. His biggest record to date is “The Carter III”, which sold millions of copies and was regarded as one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also a very young father.
He Was Just A Boy
Lil Wayne and his high school sweetheart Antonia “Toya” Carter gave birth to their first child, daughter Reginae. The couple were both only 15 years old and divorced in 2006 after being married for only two years. Currently, Lil Wayne is rumored to be dating Christina Milian.