Celebrities Who Were Adopted

Monday, Aug 31, 2020, 2:49 pm
By:Tony Williams

1.Faith Hill

Faith Hill's real name is Audrey Faith Perry and she was born in Jackson, Missippi to unwed parents who later married and had a son after giving her up for adoption. Ted Perry, a factory worker, and Edna Perry, a bank teller, adopted Faith and raised her along with their two biological sons.

Faith Hill-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

2.Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert was adopted at one day old by actor and comedian, Paul Gilbert and his wife, actress and dancer, Barbara Crane. Barbara's father created the hit television series, The Honeymooners. Melissa's biological parents were a dancer and a sign painter who was also a stock car racer. The youngest of seven children, her biological parents had to give her up because they could not afford another child.

Melissa Gilbert-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

3.Michael Bay

Michael Bay was adopted as a baby and when he was a young man he began the search for his birth parents. Finding his biological mother, he continued to search for his biological father, learning that famous director of the Manchurian Candidate, John Frankenheimer, might be him. DNA tests proved him wrong and he never found his real father.

Michael Bay-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

4.Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman's mother passed away when she was only two years old and her father died when she was twelve. From that point forward she lived with her aunt, who subsequently died six mother later. From there she went to live with an uncle. With such a tumultuous childhood, the beauty went on to be a famous movie star.

Ingrid Bergman-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

5.John Lennon

Alfred Lennon was separated from John Lennon's mother, Julia Stanley, when he was three years old, and two years later disappeared at sea. His mother was forced to allow John's Aunt Mimi and Uncle George to raise him, with frequent visits. It is unknown why his mother was never allowed to raise him full time after his father disappeared.

John Lennon-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

6.Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton's biological mother was a widow when he was born and he was sent to live with his grandparents. His father died in a car crash just three months before he was born. His grandparents raised him for four years while his mother studied nursing. When his mother married Roger Clinton in 1950, she took Bill back, and gave him a half-brother four years later named Roger Clinton.

Bill Clinton-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

7.Kristin Chenoweth

Comedian and actress Kristin Chenoweth was adopted at just five days old in a small town called Broken Arrow, in Oklahoma. Jerry and Junie Chenoweth adopted her and were very open with her about her birth parents. Kristin has very little interest in finding them, happy with her adoptive family which includes her older brother Mark.

Kristin Chenoweth-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

8.Nelson Mandela

Raised in a Thembu trie in Mvezo, South Africa, Nelson Mandela's father died when he was only nine years old and he was informally adopted by Jongintaba, the chief of Thembu. Because his father played a big part in the rise of the chief, taking Nelson in was a way to pay back that debt.

Nelson Mandela-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

9.Pricilla Presley

Seems Pricilla Presley's life was all over the place. Her biological father died in a plane crash when she was only six months old, and her mother's second husband adopted her when she remarried. Then Elvis Presley took over her upbringing when he had her come live with him at just fourteen years old.

Pricilla Presley-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

10.Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta was adopted when he was just six months old. After forty years, the movie star decided to search for his biological parents, hiring a private investigator to find his birth mother. His adoptive parents raised him in Union, New Jersey where Alfred Liotta was an owner of an auto parts store and his mother Mary Liotta worked as the town clerk.

Ray Liotta-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

11.Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan found out that she adopted when she was nine years old by Jack and Dorice McLachlan, in Novia Scotia. Her brothers Ian and Stewart McLachlan were Jack and Dorice's biological sons, but to her they were her brothers. Being adopted was never a big deal to her, but she did find her biological mother, who put her up for adoption when she was just 19 years old.

Sarah McLachlan-Celebrities Who Were Adopted

12.Steve Jobs

One of the most successful men on the planet, Steve Jobs was adopted. His biological father was a SyrianM Muslim named Abdulfattah Jandall who impregnated his mother Joanne Schieble. Upon her parents objection to a mixed race relationship, Steve was put up for adoption when he was born, and awarded to Paul and Clara Jobs.

Steve Jobs-Celebrities Who Were Adopted



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