10+ Celebrities Who Became Parents At A Young Age

Having a child and becoming a parent is a personal choice, and everyone has to do what is right for them.

While some celebrities wait to start their families when they are older, there are many who became parents when they were young, even as teenagers.

Here are 10+ celebrities who became parents at a young age. Some of them might come as a surprise!

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is a very famous celebrity who many people didn't realize was a young mom.

At 18 years old, Goldberg said hello to motherhood when she had a daughter, Alexandrea Martin, in 1973. Alex is her only child, but Goldberg is now a grandmother AND a great-grandmother!

Solange Knowles

Solange is unfairly known as simply being Beyonce's sister, but she's also been a parent for many years.

She was 18 when she had her son, Daniel, in 2005. At the time, she was married to her first husband Daniel Smith despite only being barely an adult.

Will Smith

While everyone knows about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett's up and down relationship, Will actually had a daughter from a previous relationship.

He and his first wife Sheree Zampno had their son, Trey, when Smith was 24 years old. He might not have been extremely young, but it was still early on in his long career.

Liam Payne

Liam Payne became extremely famous as a member of One Direction, and fans had many opinions when he became a dad at 23 years old.

His former girlfriend Cheryl Cole had their son, Bear, in 2017. It was rather scandalous because she was 33 while he was 23 at the time.

Anna Nicole Smith

The late actress and model made headlines over and over throughout her life including when she had her first son, Daniel, with Billy Smith when she was 19. She gave birth in 1986.

Tragically, Daniel passed away in 2006 when he was only 20 years old.

Candace Cameron Bure

The Full House star got married and started her family relatively young at 22 years old.

She gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Natasha, in 1998. She and husband Valeri Bure also have two sons together. Sounds like they've made their own full house!

LeBron James

This talented NBA star became a father while he was still a teenager when his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson, gave birth to their son, Bronny.

The couple eventually got married and are still together today. They have two other children.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon wasn't as young as some of the other celebrities on this list, as she was in her early 20s when she had her daughter, Ava, in 1999.

She welcomed her first child with then-husband Ryan Phillippe. Now, her daughter and her look so alike!

Roseanne Barr

The controversial star of Roseanne became a parent when she was just a teenager.

Barr was 17 when she had her daughter, Brandi Brown. She decided to give her up for adoption, but they reunited when Brandi was older.

Britney Spears

Britney wasn't as young as her sister when she became a mom, but she still was in her early 20s.

She was married to Kevin Federline when they had their first child, Sean Preston, in 2005. This relationship was definitely one that tabloids couldn't get enough of.


Singer and pop star Brandy was 22 years old when she had her daughter, Sy'rai Iman Smith, with her then-boyfriend Robert Smith.

Her pregnancy was even filmed as part of the reality show Brandy: Special Delivery which aired briefly on MTV.

Lil Wayne

Many people might not know that Lil Wayne became a father when he was a teenager.

The rapper's first daughter, Reginae Carter, was born when he was just 16 years old. He now has three other children, making him a father of four.

Kylie Jenner

When Kylie was 20 years old, she had her daughter Stormi with rapper Travis Scott.

Fans of the Kardashians love following all of the sisters and their adorable children, but Kylie was definitely younger than the rest when she became a mom.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara became a well-known star after playing Gloria on Modern Family. Like her character, she started her own family when she was quite young.

She had her first son, Manolo, with her then-husband Joe Gonzalez when she was only 19 years old.

Jamie Lynn Spears

When Jamie Lynn Spears gave birth to her daughter, Maddie, in 2007, she made a lot of headlines.

The Zoey 101 star and Britney Spears' younger sister was only 17 when she became a mom. Unfortunately, many people felt it was their place to judge when it really wasn't.