Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez And Other Successful Celebs Born To Teen Moms (Photos)

celebs born to teen moms

Sure, when we hear the term “Teen Mom” we think the MTV reality show, or even celebs such as Britney Spears’ sister Jamie-Lynn Spears or Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles. But little do we know that there are quite a few successful entertainers out there that were born to teenaged mothers including the mighty Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and of course Justin Bieber.

While we know that teen moms have an advantage over tiger moms in the biological aspect of having kids earlier, what about the psychological aspect? While yes, younger moms have the extra energy in their youth to make it a few sleepless nights alive, tiger moms might be more affluent and stable in their careers, but they might also tend to raise more “anxiety-ridden and overly indulged” children because of their obsessiveness over their child’s future (as one psychologist puts it) as opposed to teen moms who tend to be more parent-friends to their kids.

Check out our photo gallery of celebrities who were also born to teenage moms and tell us, what do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of being both a “teen mom” and a “tiger mom?” Do you think older moms are more “pushy” towards education and extra-curricular activities while younger moms might allow their children to grow learning important life lessons in their own environments? Let’s hear your thoughts.

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  • Jack Nicholson 1 of 10
    Jack Nicholson
    Growing up, Jack Nicholson actually thought his mother was his sister! It wasn't until an interview in 1974 that Jack found out that his alleged sister was actually his biological mother, who gave birth to him at age 16.
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  • Gretchen Wilson 2 of 10
    Gretchen Wilson
    Gretchen Wilson was born in Pocahontas, Illinois, to a sixteen-year-old mother. Her father left before she was two years old, and she and her mother lived in trailer parks and relative poverty.
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  • Eric Clapton 3 of 10
    Eric Clapton
    Eric Clapton was born to 16-year-old Patricia Clapton in England. According to the musician's official website, Eric grew up believing that his mother was his sister as his grandparents Rose and Jack stepped in to raise him.
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  • Justin Bieber 4 of 10
    Justin Bieber
    Both Justin Bieber's mother and father were 17 years old when he was born.
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  • Selena Gomez 5 of 10
    Selena Gomez
    Just like her famous boyfriend Justin Bieber, Selena was born to teenaged parents as well.
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  • Jamie Foxx 6 of 10
    Jamie Foxx
    Louise Talley gave birth to Jamie Foxx while still a teenager in Terrell, Texas. Louise later gave Jamie up to be adopted by her own adoptive parents, who reportedly fed his musical talents by insisting that he take piano lessons. Wikipedia
  • Barack Obama 7 of 10
    Barack Obama
    President Obama's mother was only 19 years old when she gave birth to him.
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  • 50 Cent 8 of 10
    50 Cent
    50 Cent grew up without a father and was raised by his mother, Sabrina, who gave birth to him at the age of fifteen.
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  • Oprah 9 of 10
    Oprah
    Oprah's mother Vernita Lee gave birth to her as a teenager but allowed Oprah to be raised by her grandmother Hattie when she was a little girl.
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  • Dr. Dre 10 of 10
    Dr. Dre
    Dr. Dre was born in Compton, California on February 18, 1965. He was the first child of Theodore and Verna Young, ages 17 and 16, respectively at that time.
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