Fathers play an important role in shaping who we are as people. Unfortunately, for some people, including celebrities, daddies are not always on their job. Here are 10 celebrities who grew up without a father.
Barack Obama President Obama's father was absent the majority of his childhood. His experiences were the inspiration for his essay "Being The Father I Never Had."
50 Cent 50's mom died in a suspicious fire when he was 8-years-old and he never knew his father. His fatherless childhood was explored in the movie "Get Rich Or Die Trying."
Kelly Rowland Kelly's father abandoned her mother and Kelly when she was young. Her dad, Christopher Lovett, claims Kelly was taken away from him by her mother when she was 7-years-old and has begged repeatedly for a reunion. Kelly has yet to accept.
Eminem When Eminem was 18-months-old his father left him. He was raised by his mother, who was allegedly on drugs throughout his childhood. It's no secret Em hates his mom and has repeatedly attacked her in songs.
Jay Z Jay Z's father abandoned him when he was 11-years-old. Allegedly his father suffered from drug and alcohol abuse.
Notorious B.I.G. Biggie's father chucked the deuces at his son when he was 2-years-old. He was raised by his mother, Voletta Wallace.
Mariah Carey Mariah's parents divorced when she was 3-years-old and after that her father was rarely in her life.