Did You Know That These Celebrities Were Adopted?

Did You Know That These Celebrities Were Adopted?

Unless you're a stalker super big fan of a celebrity, you probably don't know much about his or her upbringing and personal life. We often read tabloids to get our juicy celeb gossip, but those magazines (which are many times full of rubbish) only share the drama filled details of showbiz. One thing you won't read about in gossip magazines is the early life of celebrities. Did you know that many were adopted as children? Learn a little more about these adoptees of entertainment, and you'll be even more impressed with what they bring to the world!

Sarah McLachlan

The Canadian singer was born and adopted in Nova Scotia. She found out that she was adopted at the age of 9.

Faith Hill

Mrs. Tim McGraw was adopted as an infant and it wasn't until she moved to Nashville to start her singing career that she decided to search for her birth family.

Jamie Foxx

At 7 months old, the actor was adopted by his mother's adoptive parents. His birth parents were not a big part of his upbringing, and he had very little contact with them.

Nicole "Snooki" Pilozzi

The Jersey Shore alum was born in Santiago, Chile, and at 6 months old, she was adopted by Italian-American parents. She was then raised in New York and New Jersey.

Nicole Richie

Lionel Richie and his (then) wife Brenda adopted Nicole when she was 9 years old. Her biological parents agreed to let her move in with Lionel and Brenda, as they were unable to care for her financially.

George Lopez

His father deserted his family when he was 2 months old, and his mother abandoned him when he was 10. He was later adopted and raised by his maternal grandmother and her husband.

Ice T

Born Tracy Lauren Marrow, Ice T lost both of his parents at a young age. His aunts adopted and raised him after the deaths of his parents. 

Kristin Chenoweth

When she was 5 days old, the singer and actress was adopted by Oklahoma couple Junie and Jerry Chenoweth.

Nelson Mandela

When Nelson was 9 years old, his biological father passed away. Shortly after his father's death, the peace activist was adopted and raised by a tribe chief and his wife.

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