Did You Know They Were Teen Moms?

July 3, 2013 ‐ By


Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Teenage pregnancy isn’t exactly one of those things women tend to boast about. And in Hollywood it’s become much more common to see celebrities giving birth way past 40 as opposed to before 18. But proving that your life isn’t completely over should you find yourself expecting in your teen years, these famous women went on to achieve great success while raising youngin’s as youngin’s themselves.

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  • hanalei

    Just an FYI, teen pregnancy is very common where I live, and it is not among black teens it is among the local population here.
    All groups have similar issues, it is called the human condition.
    We are more alike than we are different.

  • Taylor

    You shouldn’t judge… The youngest woman to give birth was 5 (pregnant at 4).. but she was raped. Not all young girls are “fast”

  • nikki best

    I find it quite interesting that most of the teen moms featured in this article are black. No, no, I’m not racist, its just an observation. Cultural differences perhaps?

    • TheMsmother

      It’s a black site. Most of the girls on the hit show ‘Teen Mom’ are white. My white neighbors daughter has 3 kids by 3 different men and she’s 20. So, no, it’s not a cultural thing. Nice try, though.

      • etonni

        Exactly, the idea is to encourage vulnerable black teens that it’s okay to have children like Fantasia, chase after married men, and show ignorance or both book knowledge and common sense. Everything will be okay, because it will become someone else’s problem to handle.

  • keqi77

    Aretha having two kids before the age of fifteen is crazy. I had never heard that til reading this article.

  • JusDes

    Sofia wasn’t 18. She was 13 when she had her son. Google it, she ment
    ioned it on The View.

  • amir bey

    What a horrid pic of the Queen of Soul!

  • mz.j

    They both are pretty. I wonder how evelyn’s daughter felt about her sleeping with chad on the first night on national tv. Her eyebrows are creepy with those pointed arches.

  • Alexis Morris

    all i know is aretha needs to take off that wig. it is just too young.

  • britchick91

    Aretha 12 0_o

    • Chanda

      Queen of Soul..

  • Kindred

    This is why a laugh at the all knowing hypocrites who like to rag on Rihanna and Beyonce and others for the “influence” their actions have on the girls would admire them. I don’t remember a bunch of girls trying to have babies before 13 like Aretha did. But good to know they made tremendous successes of their lives.

    • Guest

      Great point

    • guest

      yea, but also private lives were actually private back then.Its not that same anymore. This is both the celebrities and the fans doing.

  • Chanda

    I heard that Aretha had her first child at 14 but it’s still too young either way. Being that her father was a Reverend he probably beat the brakes off of her especially back in those days.
    I think Solange actually her son at 18 but got pregnant at 17 if she was born in 1986. Whoopi Goldberg had her daughter at 17 I think. Y’all also forgot Roxanne Shante, she was 14 having a kid.
    That’s why I didn’t understand why the media made that big of deal out of Jamie Lynn Spears getting pregnant at 16 when she wasn’t the first celeb to have a child that young. Not saying it was right but they acted like the world was coming to an end. I’m sure mother and child is doing fine.

    • Live_in_LDN

      The reason why the media made such a big deal out of Jamie Spears is because of her sister’s image. Britney made her career playing up to the corn-fed blue eyed virgin persona so the fact her sister countered this made good headlines..

    • Beckster14

      Well because she played a innocent teenager on Zoey 101 and was sort of a role model for kids at that time

    • stooshe

      Apparently nobody here has heard the rumours of the provenance of Aretha Franklin’s children. I heard tell that Pastor franklin had a hand in it. That is why I love and hate the internet. Old time secrets come out of the closet as well as the crazy.

  • IllyPhilly

    It’s the person not the age because I took on that responsibility with maturity. I had a kid at 16 and did a lot of great things with the support of his great teen dad as well.

  • chanela

    13??!!!? Are you serious????

  • chanela

    13??!!!? Are you serious????

    • anony

      She was actually 12!

      • suganspice68

        Wow! I didn’t know that Aretha was that young(12 years old)when she gave birth to her first son. Aretha may had been a fast youngin.

        • mddiva37

          or she may have been molested. She was around some shady people at a young age despite her father being a preacher. I don’t think Aretha will ever tell the truth about why she had kids so young.

        • Live_in_LDN

          ‘fast youngin’ eurgh go just off a cliff you creep.

        • FromUR2UB

          I didn’t know she was a teen mom, at all. But oddly, I’m not surprised. Sometimes the church – with all its rigid, overly strict rules that don’t amount to anything, such as forbidding young people to listen to secular music or women to wear makeup – breeds the spirit of rebellion. Church people are often so concerned with keeping up appearances, that they miss things that are right in front of them. But, then again, there’s the possibility that some adult in the church got hold of her…someone trusted.

    • anony

      She was actually 12!

    • take that take that

      yes, especially women from the mid west and south a lot of these women were 13, 14 sleeping with older men. Its a reason why no one truly knows “Grandma’s” age. All that back in my day we didnt xyz..Granny please the only difference is you guys were the ultimate sneaksters and Chameleons. The long azz happy day skirts can always be lifted.

      • Andrani

        lmao preach!!

      • kayla

        true!!! al ot my family is from the mid west and they were having babies at 13,14,15!!
        But they say it was for survival because the parents couldn’t afford to raise them anymore.

    • kb

      A lot of women born in the south had baby’s young back then is kept quiet though. My grand mom was 13 or 14, my friend’s grand mom as well. To be honest, I feel like there must have been a fair amount of abuse going , for young women to be so sexualized. Although they’ll never tell us.

  • alex

    i thought Oprah had another child out there somewhere…?

    • IllyPhilly

      Damn, really? That’s crazy what family do. I never Oprah’s story got out until now. Didn’t she have a movie that was something like that? I kind of remembering Oprah and/or Roseanne might have gotten r@ped and pregnant. One or both of them said that’s why they put on weight because they didn’t want to be attractive and go through that again.

      • alex

        yea im not sure…but its always seemed like oprah had and gave a child up for adoption

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