Everybody Needs A Little Help: Celebs Who Were On Public Assistance

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Kelly Clarkson

Winning American Idol was a life-changing moment for Kelly Clarkson. The Texas native grew up poor living on food stamps in a roach-invested house. Clarkson moved to L.A. in hopes of launching a music career but after the apartment she was sharing with her sister caught on fire, she ended up living out of her car and in a homeless shelter. Things turned around for the “Since U Been Gone” singer after winning the singing competition show and the rest is history.

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