Most Hollywood stars and people in showbiz tend to carefully schedule a pregnancy because they cannot afford to lose a significant contract if they cannot work for a few months.
However, some just let things happen. The women on this list share one thing – getting pregnant way too young. Let’s see how they managed to juggle career and motherhood.
10 Sofia Vergara
Colombian-born actress Sofia Vergara was just a typical teenager and, at the age of 18, married her high-school sweetheart Joe Gonzalez and one year later had a child with him, a boy named Manolo.
At the time, Vergara had already starred in several commercials widely distributed across South America, but she wasn’t seriously considering a career in acting. She came to the US in 1998 when her son was already seven.
Can you believe she already had a 17-year old son when she had her big breakthrough cast in the hit TV series Modern Family?
9 Aretha Franklin
The Queen of Soul had a tough childhood losing her mother at the age of 10. Life on the road with her father, a circuit preacher, made her grow up pretty fast.
Way too quickly, for she became pregnant with her first son at the age of 12. Clarence Franklin was born in 1955 when Aretha was 13.
She went on to have another child two years later. The two boys’ father was Edward Jordan, who later disappeared from the picture.
In between pregnancies, Aretha Franklin was already establishing herself as a gospel singer. Later on, when her career started in earnest, her grandmother watched the kids while Aretha was on stage.
8 Loretta Lynn
Country music legend Loretta Lynn is proof that you can have both a career and a beautiful family. The singer married relatively young when she was just 15. Her husband, Oliver Lynn, was 21.
They didn’t waste any time in starting a family. By the time she was 19, Loretta Lynn was three kids’ mother, and her fame was yet to come.
By the time she turned 34, she was already a grandmother, although you wouldn’t know that when you saw her in concert.
Contrary to what has become the norm in showbiz these days, Loretta Lynn’s marriage was a happy one. They lasted together for 48 years until her husband died in 1996.
7 Reese Witherspoon
Having a child too young was tough, says Reese Witherspoon, who had her daughter Ava when she was 22, in 1999. At the time, she was married to actor Ryan Phillippe, and they were madly in love.
She was already an established Hollywood star and made several significant movies while setting up a house with Phillippe.
And, no, having a baby did not impact her career. After all, one of her best-known films, Legally Blonde, came out in 2001, she her daughter was barely two.