Teen Mom: 15 Celebrities Who Were Born to Teen Moms
Book the tickets, pack up the bags, drive through rush hour traffic, get through the security line, and sit on the plane with crying babies. Who wants to be a teen mom now? Other forms of birth control include diaphragms, patches, nuvarings, hormone shots, fertility awareness, vasectomies, IUDs, and condoms. It’s also strange that a dad from “Teen Mom” would start his own line of condoms. It’s a little bit late to be thinking about condoms when you’re a teen mom’s baby daddy of two kids. But Gary Shirley does have diapers to buy, so maybe the line will sell like smart phones. The babies on “Teen Mom” will surely become famous.
Jared Leto won an Oscar and thanked his mom. He said, “Somehow she managed to make a better life for herself and her children. She encouraged her kids to be creative and work hard and do something special. That girl was my mother and she’s here tonight. I just want to say ‘I love you mom, thank you for teaching me to dream.'” The Stir reported that the Leto family grew up needing food stamps to eat.
Mandy Teefey was allegedly 16 years old when she gave birth to Selena Gomez. The father was Ricardo Joel Gomez and they split when Selena turned five. Sometimes Selena and her mother lived paycheck to paycheck but then Selena got on the show “Wizards of Waverly Place” and she’s in Justin Bieber’s hands now. Mandy married Brian Teefy in 2006 and had another girl in 2013. Selena has been hanging out with Zedd.
Complex reported that Sabrina Jackson, mother of 50 Cent, was drugged and died from gas poisoning. Somebody shut the windows in the room she was in and turned on gas. She had 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis, when she was 15 and was a cocaine dealer. She was murdered in 1988 at the age of 27. Curtis has stated in interviews that he has no yearning for his father who left when he was young. Topps is giving Curtis his own card to memorialize his first pitch.
Remember that great joke at the Golden Globes when Tina Fey said that everybody knows Oprah by one name: Winfrey? Everybody knows who Oprah is, otherwise that joke would not have worked as well. She’s the talk show host that you wanted to have on her show because she might give you a house or new car. Oprah’s mother, Vernita Lee, was 18 years old when she had Oprah. There was also an abandoned sister named Patricia who came on Oprah’s show to confront her mother.
Justin Bieber’s mom has a Twitter account! Follow Pattie Mallette for such wise words as, “Real love has boundaries #lovewins” and “2 days left! Bid on the comforter @justinbieber used as a kid. It’s been signed & all proceeds go to @StratfordHOB.” That’s really gross. Can you imagine what the buyer will do with Justin Bieber’s childhood blanket? She was 17 when she had him. Mallette said “I have many other great qualities beside being his mom.” Oh, honey, if you have to say it, people will talk.
Look who’s coming for dinner! Jamie Foxx has been trying to reconcile with his biological parents. They were supposedly teenagers when they gave him up for adoption. Now he’s an Oscar-winning star! The Sunday Times got the scoop on his thoughts on letting his mom Louise move in with him last year. “We’re trying to learn about each other. The one thing I think is great is she’s in the same house, because you realize certain things that you missed when you were growing up.”
It’s Mister President! Obama’s mother had him when she was 18. Her name was Stanley Ann Dunham and she said her father wanted a son. She went by her middle name in college and met Barack Obama, Sr. in a Russian language class. There was parental opposition when they married each other in 1961. Later that year, she gave birth to Barack, Jr. Dunham was an anthropologist who specialized in economic anthropology and rural development.
Gretchen Wilson is still here for the party, since she has a DVD out called “Still Here For The Party.” Wilson was born to a teen mom in a poor and difficult household. USA Today reported that her mother was an abused wife who turned to alcohol and drugs. Gretchen dropped out of high school when she was 14 and became a country music star. “There were times we only had a little bit and times we didn’t have anything, but she always made sure that we had love,” said Wilson.
Walk around any high school long enough and you will probably see the fruits of Dr. Dre’s labor in those Beats by Dre headphones. Dr. Dre was the fruit of Verna Young’s labor when she was fifteen. “Everyone was trying to convince her to get an abortion. She wouldn’t. So it was always embedded in my head as a child that I have to be a success, because those people cannot be right,” said Dre.
Jacida Carter married a man named Avery Goff in 2012, but a lot of attention probably went to her son Lil Wayne! Jacida was 19 when she had Wayne and looked out for his safety. Talking about dropping out of school to get his GED, Wayne told Katie Couric, “It was my mom’s idea. I had an album out, I was platinum already, thank god, and I was still trying to go to regular public school. She saw me getting ready for school one day and she saw me putting my gun in my backpack.” Wayne went to school in a rough area of New Orleans.
He doesn’t buy any drinks at the bar. He pops champagne because he’s got that dough. Trey Songz was born to April Tucker when she was 17. They lived on welfare and Section 8 housing. Tucker enrolled in Virginia State University and earned her degree in sociology with a minor in administration of justice. Songz has a tattoo on his chest that says, “To God I pray may April’s showers rain on her Forrest.”
Nick Cannon wrote a song about his mom called “Can I Live?” Beth Gardner was 17 when she had Nick and was allegedly going to have an abortion but changed her mind. Cannon told USA Today that he didn’t make the song to be a political statement. He just thanked his mom for being strong. The lyrics were “Mommy, I don’t like this clinic. Hopefully you’ll make the right decision, and don’t go through with the knife incision.”
You grew up thinking your mom was your sister and your grandma was your mom. This really happened to a celebrity when June Nicholson was pregnant with her son Jack Nicholson when she was 16. June’s mother pretended to be Jack’s mother so that June could pursue her dream of becoming a dancer. Jack said that he was glad they kept the secret and he didn’t have to deal with it.
In 2001, Debbie Mathers was told she would receive $1,600 after filing defamation lawsuits against her son Eminem. Eminem one rapped “My mom smokes more dope than I do” in the song “My Name Is.” Debbie claimed she was slandered and that’s why she sued her son. Looks like she didn’t get the $10 million she wanted. She was 17 when she had Eminem and it was apparently a 73-hour birth.
His mother turned out to be his grandma and his sister was not his sister! Eric Clapton is an English singer-songwriter who has been called one of the most important guitarists of all time. He was born in Surrey to the 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton and the 25-year-old Edward Walter Fryer. Eric’s grandmother Rose pretended to be his mother and he grew up thinking his mother Patricia was his sister. His mother eventually married a Canadian soldier and moved to Germany.