No one says being parents is easy. Regardless of how well you think you’ve prepared for it, there are bound to be some surprises along the way.
Sometimes you can cope it well yourself, other times you need help from others to deal with the frustrations.
Many people think again and again before they come up with the decision to have a child or two, because raising a family is in fact a constant life-changing process.
Parenting is hard even for adults, let alone teenage mothers. Some female celebrities you know today had been young moms before they became popular figures in the entertainment industry.
In a lot of cases, they intentionally hid their motherhood side of life from spotlight for various reasons.
Eventually revelations of their personal life surfaced one way or another, and so we learn about their past experiences filled with failed relationships, giving up kids for adoptions, or perhaps concealed (yet successful) parenthood.
These celebrities could tell the experience firsthand.
10 Anna Nicole Smith
When Anna Nicole Smith (then known as Vickie Lynn Hogan) was just 15 years old, she dropped out of high school and began her adventures in the world.
She met 16-year old Billy Wayne Smith soon after, then fell in love and decided to get married in 1985.
She gave birth to a son Daniel Wayne Smith in January 1986, when she herself was just 19 years old.
The pair separated in 1993, and Anna Nicole made a controversy when she married the 86-year old petroleum tycoon J. Howard Marshall in 1994.
9 Sofia Vergara
You probably know Sofia Vergara for being the face of Modern Family, but she has always been a model throughout much of her life.
At the age of 18, she got married to high school sweetheart Joe Gonzalez and gave birth to a son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara not long after that.
The relationship didn’t work out, yet it never stopped Vergara from pursuing a modeling career. It was the right decision for her; now she also has a successful acting career.
8 Maya Angelou
Coming from a difficult upbringing scarred with physical and mental injury of s*xual abuse by her own mother’s boyfriend as well as an experience of hardship as a young mother at the age of 17, Maya Angelou transformed into one of the most notable American poets in modern history.
During her time in high school, she became pregnant by a man she knew. Just three weeks after graduation, she gave birth to a son named Guy who eventually also became a writer and poet.
7 Roseanne Barr
There is nothing in Roseanne Barr that even remotely resembles a struggling teen mom, but she does have that identity inside albeit concealed for many years.
In 1970 when Barr was only at the age of 17, she gave birth to a daughter and then gave the baby girl up for adoption.
She wasn’t ready for parenthood and it was also the right decision for the daughter too.
Barr went on to pursue comedy and acting career, and earned success. She has now reunited with the adopted daughter.