‘Mamaw’ At 32: Hollywood’s Youngest Celebrity Grandparents

September 2, 2015  |  
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Who says wrinkles are a prerequisite to being a grandparent? You won’t believe just how young some of the youngest celebrity grandparents in Hollywood actually are!

Joe Jackson

The Jackson patriarch became a grandfather at 42 when his daughter Rebbie Jackson had her first child in 1971. Today, Joe Jackson has 27 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sarah Palin

The former vice-presidential candidate had just given birth to her son, Trig, when her 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, told her that she was pregnant too. Nine months later, Sarah Palin became a grandmother at 44.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan became the sexiest grandfather alive when his daughter Charlotte had her daughter back in 1998. Pierce was just 44 back then.

NeNe Leakes

Back in 2012, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star surprised everyone when she revealed to InTouch Weekly that she became a grandmother to little Bri’Asia, Bryson’s daughter, at 44. NeNe said grandmotherhood was a surprise to her too, but she was up for her new duties. “Forty is the new 30. I’m a sassy, fashion-forward grandma.”

Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley married Elvis Presley at 14 and married him at 22, so it’s not terribly surprising that her daughter, Lisa Marie, made her a grandmother when she was just 44.

James Brolin

Actor James Brolin became a grandfather at 47 when his son (and fellow actor) Josh had a child at 20.


CeeLo Green became a 35-year-old grandfather in 2010 when his 20-year-old stepdaughter Sierra gave birth to her son.

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

You don’t get to 19 Kids and Counting without starting pretty early. So no one was too surprised when these parents became grandparents at 43 and 44. What was surprising was when grandmother Michelle Duggar had her 19th child shortly after.

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg had her daughter Alexandrea at 18, and Alexandrea had her daughter at 16. That made Goldberg a grandmother at 34 and the only great-grandmother on the list. Her eldest grandchild gave birth in 2014.

Mama June Shannon

The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star became a grandmother at just 32 when her daughter Anna “Chickadee” Shannon gave birth while they were still filming the first season.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey became a grandfather at 48, and he says, “I love being granddaddy, granddaddy Jim. It’s very odd, it’s not something I expected at this age to be. I just get a lot of joy, a lot of joy from that little boy. He’s just magical. It’s the greatest feeling in the world, and as you get older…your connection to these things gets so intense. You just go, ‘Without this, I die.'”

Vicki Gunvalson

The Real Housewives of Orange County star became a grandmother at 50 when her daughter Brianna had a baby boy back in 2012. And Gunvalson loves her new G-ma duties. “I think what’s great about being a grandmother is I don’t have to do any of the responsibilities!”

Garth Brooks

Back in 2013, Garth Brooks became a grandfather at 51 when his daughter August Brooks had her first child at 19.

Naomi Judd

Country legend Naomi Judd became a grandmother at 48 when her daughter Wynonna Judd had a son in 1998. Naomi said that “Being ‘Mamaw’ is a reward right up there with my seven Grammys and all my other awards and being a New York Times best-selling author and the mother of two good girls.”

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