10 Celebrities Who Became Parents at a Young Age
Making the decision to become a parent comes with a starter pack of challenges. And if you’re a young parent, you may agree that it’s a whole different journey since you have to learn early on about the responsibility of raising a family. These celebrities below decided to take the big step and show us that when you’re ready, you can form a lovely family at any age.
1. Sofía Vergara — 19 years old
Modern Family star Sofía Vergara had her son, Manolo, at the age of 19. She was then married to Joe Gonzalez, however, the marriage was short-lived and she became a single mother.
Despite the difficulties of combining her career as an actress with caring for her little son at the age of 21, Vergara has admitted that she does not regret becoming a young mother.
2. Whoopi Goldberg — 18 years old
If there’s one celebrity who can refer to her daughter as her best friend, it’s Whoopi Goldberg. She had her daughter, Alex, at the age of 18. Pursuing her career while also raising her daughter at a young age allowed the pair to bond even more. And the only thing we can say is that they look like sisters.
3. Kylie Jenner — 20 years old
Kylie Jenner has always been genuinely open about becoming a young mother and refers to it as something she’s always wanted to do. She gave birth to her first child, Stormi, at the age of 20. The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan and rapper Travis Scott welcomed their second child together in early 2022.
4. LeBron James — 19 years old
LeBron James is not only a basketball superstar but an exemplary father as well. From a very early age, he decided to start a loving family. James was just 19 years old when he had his first child with his long-time girlfriend and now wife, Savannah Brinson. Since then, they have remained together and raised 3 children.
5. Gigi Hadid — 25 years old
Supermodel Gigi Hadid had her first children with ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik when she was 25 years old. Raising her daughter, Khai, has proven to be a very fun experience for Hadid. As she describes it, “The more she talks, the more she understands and remembers, the more and more fun it gets. She’s a blessing.”
6. Liam Payne — 23 years old
Former One Direction singer Liam Payne surprised his fans by sharing the news of becoming a father at the age of 23. He welcomed his first child together with his ex-girlfriend, Cheryl Cole. And while it was a scary experience settling in as an adult at first, now it’s something he’s very happy about.
7. Will Smith — 24 years old
Most people recognize Jaden and Willow Smith as Will Smith’s children, but he has a third son named Willard Carroll “Trey” Smith III. The actor and his ex-wife welcomed his first child at the beginning of his career when he was 24 years old.
8. Taylor Hanson — 19 years old
The eldest brother of the Hanson band, Taylor Hanson, is now a proud father of 7 children. He welcomed his first child in 2002 when he was only 19 years old. For him, becoming a young father was a life changer. As he recalls, the experience gave him a completely different perspective on his life purpose.
9. Solange Knowles — 18 years old
The singer, Solange Knowles, sister of Beyoncé, had her first son, Daniel Julez, at the young age of 18. She is not very open on social media about her personal life, but when she speaks about raising her son, she does it with excitement and pride.
10. Jamie Lynn Spears — 17 years old
Jamie Lynn Spears, sister of Britney Spears, had her first child at the age of 17. At the time, she had just begun her career as an actress. She has opened up about her experience and says that although she was initially scared, she quickly learned that being a good and competent mother had nothing to do with her age.
As she has shared, “I’ve met some of the most wonderful and amazing moms who are in their twenties and fifties, so young or old, love is all it’s really about.”
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