Deprived Of Mother's Love: Celebrities Who Grew Up In Shelters And Foster Families


March 12, 2019 16:31 By Fabiosa

We usually think that our favorite celebrities have always been successful. They are classy, self-contained, and born with a silver spoon in their mouth. As it turns out, that isn’t true. Not all celebrities were given unlimited opportunities since childhood. On the contrary, some of them started from the very bottom.

Today, we want to present you 7 stars who have been deprived of the most prized childhood experience – a real family.

Jamie Foxx

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Hollywood actor and talented musician Jamie Foxx wasn’t born into a very prosperous family. Soon after his birth, the boy was adopted by his grandparents, his mother's parents. Jamie sometimes saw his father and mother, but they took hardly any part in raising him as child.

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Coco Chanel

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The legendary woman and icon of Chanel’s style grew up with her father and four sisters and brothers until 11. Their mother died during childbirth. When the father left his children, they were sent to a Catholic orphanage for upbringing. Fortunately, Gabriel (Coco’s birth name) found another passion there – sewing.

Jack Nicholson

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The life story of the brilliant Hollywood actor is like a movie script. Up to 37, he didn’t know that his mother was actually his grandmother, and his sister was his biological mother. She gave birth to him at an early age, and her mom decided it would be better for everybody.

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton, like Jack Nicholson, didn’t know that his sister was actually his mother, and his mom was his granny. His biological parents were Patricia, 16, and Edward, a 24-year-old soldier who was sent to war before Eric was born. A few years later, his biological mother married and moved to Germany, leaving Eric with his grandparents.

Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe was incredibly successful, but inside, she always remained unhappy.

The childhood of little Norma Jeane was full of trials. The girl never knew her father, and her mother couldn’t cope with raising her daughter alone. Norma was sent to a temporary foster family, where she lived until the age of 7. Then her mother took her back, but after a while, she was diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Norma was returned to the child services facility, where her mother's friend soon took her. However, she also turned out to be a stranger there, so young-Marilyn was assigned to an orphanage.

Mike Tyson

The future boxer was born into a dysfunctional family. His father left home before Mike was born. Tyson was a troubled teenager, participating in robberies and committing petty theft. At the age of 13, he was assigned to a special school for juvenile delinquents. He seriously fell in love with physical education lessons, particularly boxing. Tyson’s fans should probably be thankful to his coach, who noticed the future champion and showed him the right direction.

Ray Liotta

Ray lived in a foster family since 6 months old. He didn’t know anything about his biological parents and, at a mature age, decided to find them. He hired private detectives who helped him learn something about his background. It turned out that his mom had Scottish roots, while Ray had a sister, five stepsisters, and a stepbrother.

Parents are everything for the child. Unfortunately, fate sometimes makes the children lose motherly love and have to work hard to achieve success in life. However, these stars proved that lack of parental support doesn’t stop you from getting to the top!

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