I Bet You Didn’t Know That These Celebrities Are Adopted

John Lennon

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John Lennon’s life story is eventful from beginning to end. John was born in 1940 to Julia Stanley and Alfred Lennon. Alfred was a sea merchant who worked away from home and wasn’t even in Liverpool at the time of John’s birth. Alfred would stop in at home every so often until he went completely AWOL in 1944. He came home six months later, but by that time, Julia was already pregnant with another man’s child.

Julia’s sister Mimi took custody of John for a while. He didn’t see his biological father for 20 years after that.