Many people view teenage pregnancy as a terrible thing, but just because the circumstances may not be ideal doesn't mean that something amazing won't come from it. These superstars are the product of a teenage pregnancy.
Mega pop star Justin Bieber’s mother Pattie Mallette was just 17 when he was born. Pattie’s parents stepped in to help raise Justin even though his father Jeremy was in his life.
One of the most influential hip hop moguls in the world always had music in his veins. His mother Verna was a singer, but she quit her group the Four Aces when she gave birth to Dre at age 16.
Country superstar Gretchen Wilson didn't always have it so easy. She was born to a 16-year-old single mother living in a trailer park in Illinois. Although times were hard, Wilson knew she had talent and shot to stardom in 2004 thanks to her hit song "Redneck Woman."
Clapton is a guitar legend now, but he had humble beginnings in England. His father was a Canadian soldier stationed in England durin World War II, and he returned to his wife across the Atlantic before his son was born. Clapton's mother gave birth to him in her parents' house at age 16, and his grandparents stepped in to raise him.
Justin Bieber’s on and off again girlfriend, Selena Gomez, was also born to a teenage mother. Mandy Teefey was 16 years old when Selena was born and raised her as a single mother.
Rapper Lil Wayne was born in New Orleans to Jacinda Carter, who was 19 at the time. His father, Dwayne Michael Carter, left when Lil Wayne was born, leaving Jacinda to raise him on her own. Following his mother, Lil Wayne became a teenage parent himself at 16 along with his 15 year old girlfriend. This child was his first of four.
One of the most powerful men in the world, President Barack Obama was born to a teenaged mother. His mother Stanley Ann Dunham Obama was just 18 years old while his father, Barack Obama was 25 years old. President Obama credits his mother for his values. He states that his mother was the dominate figure in his life during his most important years.
One of the most powerful women in television, Oprah Winfrey, was born to 18 year old mother Vernita Lee. She was raised by her grandmother until the age of 6 when she moved to inner-city Milwaukee to live with her birth mother.
Jared Leto, Academy Award winning actor, was born to a teenaged mother, high school dropout and hippie Constance Metrejon in Bossier City, Louisiana. In both an interview and his awards thank you speech he credited his mother and her creative encouragement for his career.
Rapper and troublemaker, Eminem was born to a teenage mother. Debbie Nelson gave birth in St. Joseph, Missouri when she was just 17 years old. With the scathing lyrics related to his mother, it is no surprise that they are estranged.
Jamie Foxx was born to teenage parents, Louise Annette Dixon and Darrell Bishop, in Terrel, Texas. As an infant, Jamie was adopted by his birth mother’s adoptive parents. Growing up he had little to no contact with his parents.
Jack Nicholson may have the strangest story of all these celebrities. Jack’s mother June gave birth to him at 16 however instead of raising him, her mother did. For years Jack had no idea that his "sister" was his mother and his "mother" was his grandmother. June’s mother Ethel offered to take care of Jack so she could pursue a career in dance.
50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) was born to 15 year old single mother Sabrina in New York City, New York. 50 Cent revealed that growing up, his mother was a cocaine dealer and he followed into her footsteps at a young age. Sadly, his mother was murdered when he was 8 years old.