12 Celebrities That Proved You Can Be a Young Parent and Still Fulfill Your Dreams
Clearly, having kids is a game-changer for anyone. You suddenly have to face completely new challenges for which there isn’t really any manual and barely guidelines that you can use. You have to trust your instincts and just do the best you can. Some people feel it’s better to wait, some others don’t and they become parents at a young age. And there are more than a few celebs that know about this last scenario.
But the celebrities that Bright Side included in this list didn’t stop chasing their dreams despite becoming young parents. On the contrary, maybe they even found the strength to continue because they knew there was someone waiting for them at home.
1. Kylie Jenner
One day, pretty much out of the blue, the famous entrepreneur and influencer disappeared from all of her social media. She didn’t come back until 9 months later and she did so with a surprise: she was holding a baby daughter in her arms! And along with the happy news, she also shared a very touching video in which she showed us and the rest of her followers the stages of her pregnancy up to the birth of baby Stormi.
The youngest member of the Kardashian family was only 20 years old when she became a mother, and today, at 23, she is one of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs thanks to her makeup and cosmetics line.
2. Reese Witherspoon
The actress, who was launched to fame thanks to her role as the protagonist in Legally Blonde, became a mother at the age of 23 when she gave birth to her daughter, Ava Phillippe. Witherspoon’s baby girl is far from being a baby now. She’s 21 and not only is she great friends with her mother but she bares a stunning resemblance to Reese herself, to the point that one can’t help but wonder if they’re sisters or cousins. However, she wasn’t the only kid Reese Witherspoon had before she was 30. When she was 27, she had her second child, Deacon.
3. Richard Camacho
When the boy band CNCO was making their debut in the music industry, Dominican member Richard Camacho was also experiencing an important change in his life: he welcomed to this world his little daughter, Aaliyah, in August of 2016. Although the artist did not expect to become a father at such a young age (he was 19), he accepted his new responsibilities as the father of his little girl, while at the same time working on becoming a renowned musician.
4. Niki Taylor
This supermodel, who became famous in the ’90s, has had a long career. She was barely 14 years old when she started appearing on the covers of magazines. But by 1994, at the age of 19, her life was meant to take a completely different turn when twin-baby boys Jake and Hunter Martinez were born from her first marriage. Years later, her first daughter, Ciel, arrived, and then Rex was born too, both from her second marriage.
One of her first-born sons is also a model, and she confessed that she loves “that he wanted to try it, and I support him in everything he wants to do. I love that I can share a little bit of my world with him.” May Hunter be as successful as his mother is!
5. Taylor Hanson
5 years after the pop band Hanson came on the scene and turned “MMMBop” into a worldwide hit, one of the Hanson brothers became a father at just 19 years old. Taylor had his first child with his wife, Natalie, in 2002. Then they had 5 more children and are actually now waiting for their seventh. There’s no doubt that this is a big happy family that makes us smile every time we look at the things they regularly post on Instagram.
6. Suzanne Somers
American actress Suzanne Somers only has one son, Bruce Somers Jr. who was born when his mother was only 19 years old. They have an excellent relationship and have made public how much they love each other on their social media several times.
7. Candace Cameron Bure
3 years after excelling in the renowned Full House series, Candace Cameron Bure became a mother for the first time in her life. Her daughter Natasha was born in 1998 when Cameron was 22 years old. But by the time she turned 26, she was already the mother of 3 children, after bringing Lev and Maksim into the world. Despite the age difference, the resemblance between mother and daughter is incredible. You may even think they’re twins and no one would blame you for it!
8. LeBron James
The famous basketball player became a father at the age of 19 when LeBron “Bronny” James Jr. was born in 2004. It’s well known that the famous athlete did not know his father. Maybe that’s why he is especially present and a very loving father to all of his kids, including Bronny, the oldest, and his 2 younger children, Bryce and Zhuri. They all share a passion for sports and enjoy spending time together playing and attending games. Bronny even followed in his father’s footsteps and turned out to be a pretty good player on his school’s basketball team.
9. Bristol Palin
The American speaker and television star took her first steps as a mother when she was just 18 years old, following the birth of her first child, Tripp Johnston, in 2008. She then had Sailor and Atlee, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. We are completely charmed and in love with them after seeing how cute they look in the pictures Bristol shares on her social media channels.
10. Hilary Duff
The Lizzie McGuire star first became a mother at the age of 24 when her little Luca was born. But Luca was her first of 2 kids. In 2018, Duff had her adorable daughter, Banks Violet Bair, with her current husband, Matthew Koma.
11. Charlie Sheen
The celebrated actor and protagonist of Lorre’s sitcom Two and a Half Men first became a father at the age of 19 when Cassandra was born back in 1984. But she is not his only daughter. Sheen has 4 more kids, the youngest being twins Bob and Max, age 11.
12. Will Smith
Even if we mainly hear about the actor’s 2 youngest children, Jaden and Willow, the famous siblings actually have an older half-brother who is the product of the marriage between Will and his ex-wife Sheree Zampino. Trey Smith was born in 1992 when the actor was about 24 years old and was still playing the leading role in the series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Although Trey has appeared in a music video with his father, the 27-year-old is not really into acting. He prefers music and he is a DJ.
Do you think it’s better to have kids when you’re young or would you prefer to wait until you’re a bit older? Do you think having kids can be a problem for your career? Let us know in the comment section!