You’ve grown up watching these ladies shine on TV. You’ve seen them on magazine covers, billboards and you’ve heard them on the radio. They have moved you, amused you and/or inspired you in one way or another. But did you know that throughout their careers they were raising a young child? Here are 11 stars that you probably didn’t know were teen moms.
She makes you laugh until you cry on Modern Family, but did you know that in 1992 Sophia Vergara gave birth to her son Manolo when she was only 19 years old? She was married at the time and then split with her husband a year later.
Aretha Franklin had her first child at 12 years old and then had another when she was only 14. She never told the father of the children that she gave birth and they were raised by her aunt so she could pursue her music career.
Solange Knowles married Daniel Smith in 2004 when she was only 17 years old. That same year she gave birth to her son, and 3 years later the couple divorced. Knowles calls her son "the greatest unplanned blessing."
In 1994, model Niki Taylor gave birth to her twin sons, Hunter and Jake. She was only 19 years old at the time and she had them right after she married her then husband, Miami Hooters linebacker (arena football), Matt Martinez.
In 1970, a 17-year-old Roseanne Barr gave birth to a baby girl and decided to put her up for adoption. Since then, the ladies have reunited and become very close. She also has three children with her ex Bill Pentland, and another son with her ex Ben Thomas.
When country singer Naomi Judd was 18 years old, she gave birth to her daughter Christina Ciminella, who you may know as Wynonna Judd. Ashley Judd was born 4 years later, and Naomi raised both girls on her own as a single mother.
Jamie Lynn Spears is famously known as Britney Spears' little sis and the former star of Zoey 101. Spears announced that she was pregnant when she was only 16 years old and her daughter, Maddie, is now 8 years old.