Did You Know? 10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Adopted

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", Babies, Multi


Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Adopted

Being adopted is a pretty serious life event. These celebrities overcame this potentially traumatic moment to reach stardom. It’s pretty inspiring. Some of these stars, you probably didn’t even know were adopted did you?

Well, here they are and learn a little something.


Marilyn Monroe – She was abandoned by her mother and raised in foster homes.


Bill Clinton – He was adopted by his grandparents after his mother left him.


Nelson Mandela – He was adopted by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the acting regent of the Thembu people after his dad died.

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Eartha Kitt – She was raised by another family after being conceived by rape and shunned for her light skin.


Jamie Foxx – He was raised by his grandmother. His own mother was adopted too.

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Jesse Jackson – He was adopted by his step-father when he was 16.

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DMC – He was adopted and is doing a ton of work for orphans these days.


50 Cent – He revealed that he was adopted just in 2011.

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Jimmy Graham – The upstart Saints star grew up in foster homes and persevered.

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Snooki – She was adopted at six months by her Italian family.


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