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Did You Know These Are Adopted Celebrities?

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Even celebrities have been adopted by a common man. Steve Jobs, a popular name in technology and an inspiration for million youths was an adopted child. Similarly, Jamie Foxx is an adopted child. His parents got separated when he was young and his mother could not bring him up. Similarly, John Lennon too was an adapted child. His biological parents separated and then his aunt grew him up due to financial crisis.

Celebrities are even adopting children. Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock are classic examples. Sandra Bullock has adopted son Louis. Angelina Jolie has three biological children and three adopted children. Take a look at few celebrities who were adopted.

Celebrities who were adopted:


Steve Jobs

Steve was born out of wedlock to Joanne Simpson and Abdulfattah John Jandali . E was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, and later he slowly became the co-founder of Apple.


Jamie Foxx

The American actor and musician is also an adopted child. After the separation of his parents, Jamie's mother could not raise him. So he was adopted at seven months by his maternal grandmother.


Faith Hill

After few days of her birth, Audrey Faith Perry was adopted and raised by Ted and Edna Perry


Mellisa Gilbert

The actress was adopted as an infant by actors Paul Gilbert and Barbara Crane.



The actress who dies for publicity is also an adopted child to Italian-American parents.


Nicole Richie

At the age of 9, Nicole was adopted by Lionel Richie as her parents had financial crisis.


John Lennon

He too is one of the adopted celebrities. John was born to Julia Stanley and Alfred Lennon but, after his seaman father disappeared, his mother gave him to his aunt. She didn't raise him due to several reasons including family pressure that she was unfit for her lifestyle.


Nelson Mandela

The anti-Apartheid leader was informally adopted by the Thembu sub-tribe chief Jongintaba after his father died when Nelson was 9-year-old.


Marilyn Monroe

The gorgeous and iconic actress spent most of her life in foster homes due to a careless mother. At the age of 11, Marilyn went to her family friend who later adopted her.

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Story first published: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 12:01 [IST]
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