Did you know that these famous ladies all became mothers in their teens? With the help of their friends and families they managed to survive the dreaded teen years as mothers.
1. Bristol Palin – 17-years-old.
Bristol Palin became pregnant when she was 17-years-old. It was the talk of America when her conservative republican mother Sarah Palin ran for the Vice President nomination in 2008. In 2015 Bristol announced that she was pregnant with her second child and stated that is was “disappointing”.
2. Emily Maynard – 18-years-old.
Bachelorette contestant Emily Maynard had a baby girl when she was 18-years-old. Her fiancé at the time died in a car accident whilst Maynard was pregnant.
3. Keisha Castle-Hughes – 17-years-old.
The Oscar nominated actress from New Zealand fell pregnant at 16-years-old. Her daughter lives with her father in NZ whilst Castle-Hughes pursues an acting career in LA.
4. Whoopi Goldberg – 18-years-old.
Whoopi Goldberg had her only daughter when she was 18-years-old. Her daughter then went on to have her first child at 16-years-old.
5. Sophia Vergara – 19-years-old.
The star of Modern Family fell pregnant to her boyfriend at 19-years-old. Her now grown-up son often accompanies her to film premieres.
6. Niki Taylor – 18-years-old.
Model Niki Taylor had to stop her career for a while after she gave birth in her teen years.
7. Maya Angelou – 17-years-old.
Author Maya Angelou gave birth at just 17-years-old. She went on to become a civil rights activist as well as a best selling author.
8. Aretha Franklin – 14-years-old.
Now this was a surprise. The “R.E.S.P.E.C.T” singer became a mom at just 14-years-old.
9. Oprah Winfrey – 14-years-old.
It wasn’t until a family member leaked the news to the press, that Oprah confirmed she had given birth at 14-years-old. They baby only lived for one week.
10. Solange Knowles – 17-years-old.
Eight months after Solange Knowles got married the first time, she had a baby boy at 17-years-old.
11. Fantasia Barrino – 16-years-old.
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino had her baby girl Zion at just 16-years-old.
12. Anna Nicole Smith – 19-years-old.
Anna Nicole Smith had her son at 19-years-old but still went on to become a Playboy sensation. In 2006, just days after giving birth to her daughter, her son Daniel died of a drug overdose. Tragically Nicole died one year after her son’s death.
13. Jamie-Lynn Spears – 16-years-old.
Jamie-Lynn Spears was the star of Zoey 101 when she fell pregnant at 16-years-old. Upon her public announcement she left the show.