Role Models

Have you ever wondered if there is anyone who has been exactly where you are and survived?

All is not lost, and it is not the end of the world.

There are people you may know who were teen parents or are the children of teen parents.

Do you recognize any of these famous faces?

Solange Knowles
This American singer, songwriter, model and actress, also known as Beyonce’s little sister. She married her high school sweetheart at 17 and gave birth to her son Daniel Smith Jr eight months later. Although she has some regrets being a mom so young, she calls him the “greatest unplanned blessing”
Niki Taylor
This 90’s Cover Girl and Supermodel was married at 18, gave birth to twin sons Jake and Hunter at 19 and divorced at 21.
Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara this Modern Family Mom gave birth to her son, Manolo, in 1992, when she was just 19. She was married at the time, but split with her husband a year later.
Sherley Temple
Considered the most famous child star of all time, Shirley Temple married at 18 and had her first child at 19. She went on to became an Ambassador later in life.
Asia Nitollano
This pussycat Doll was 17 teenager in 2005 when she gave birth to the her first of her two children.
Lil Wayne
Multimillion dollar rapper, producer and music executive Dwayne Michael carter, Jr was 15 years old when he got then 14 year old girlfriend pregnant
Lebron & Savannah James
This professional basketball player and his wife Savannah had their first of two sons Lebron James Jr when he was 19 and she was 17
Keisha Castle-Hughes
This Oscar nominated and Award winning actress is known for ‘Star Wars Episode III”, “The Nativity Story” and “Game of Thrones” among others. She was only 16 when she gave birth to her daughter
Fantasia
This “American Idol” star and chart topping musician became pregnant at 17 after dropping out of high-school
Evelyn Lozada
This Basket Ball Wife and television personality gave birth to her daughter Shaniece when she was 17 years old
William Shakespeare
This famous English poet, playwright and actor was only 18 when his 26 year old wife gave birth to their first daughter
Aretha Franklin
This R-E-S-P-E-C-T singer had 2 kids before the age of 16. She is now the most charted female in music history and the second most honored female singer in Grammy history with 20 Grammys
Oprah
This billionaire talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist as not only born to an 18 year old teen mom, she was also pregnant at the age of 14. Sadly, this child died in the hospital a few weeks later.
Napolian
The mother of this military commander and political leader gave birth to five children before she was 20. Only two of them survived Napoleon and his older brother Joseph.
Leto
Oscar winning actor Jared and his Record Producer brother Shannon are both children of a Teenage single mother who dropped out of high school
Allen Iverson
His mother was just 15 years old when this former professional basketball player was born
Dr Dre
This multi-billion dollar record producer and co-founder of Beats Electronics has a mother who was 16 years old when he was born
Selena Gomez
This actress is recognized for her Disney channel career and her music career is the daughter of a teenage mom, who was 16 when Selena was born.
Justin Bieber
Although he had a bad boy reputation reciently, this multimillion dollar musician has a mom who was living at the Salvation Army’s Bethesda Center at the age of 17 when he was born
Barack Obama
This history making president was born when his mother was 18 years old.