10 Celebs Who Were Way Too Young When They Became Parents

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Becoming a parent is a huge responsibility. Anyone who has ever taken the plunge will agree that it is the most difficult job you will ever have in your life. The notion of being a parent is an overwhelming one for anyone, however, the thought of being a teenager and raising a child is something only someone very brave can do.

For most people, your teenage years are a time of experiencing new and exciting things, which do not necessarily include becoming a parent. However, for a lot of people, including celebrities, becoming a young parent was simply part of their journey. Regardless of who you are or how much money you have, every parent faces challenges when it comes to their kids.


From politicians to famous athletes, a lot of celebrities became parents at a very young age. Some decided to reach for their dreams while others faded into darkness. Regardless of what kind of parent they became each of these celebrities knows what it is like to have a kid when they were still kids themselves.

1. Aretha Franklin (12)

Aretha Franklin is a living legend. The Memphis native has one of the most powerful and soulful voices ever and is also one of the most famous people of all time.

At the young age of twelve (yes, twelve years old) Franklin gave birth to her first child, a boy named Clarence. When she was fourteen she welcomes Edward, her second child into the world.

It is crazy to think that by the age of fourteen she had already brought two children into the world. What is even crazier is that Franklin has still never revealed who their father is.

Throughout all of this, she still managed to become a huge success in the music industry.

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