19 Celebrities Who Had Babies When They Were Just Teens (PHOTOS)

Laura Anastasia | Aug 20, 2015 Celebrities

Whoa, baby! The 16 & Pregnant cast doesn't have anything on these celebrities. Some of the biggest names in acting, singing, and modeling had buns in the oven before they even celebrated their big 2-0. Some ended up raising their kids as single parents, at least for a while. Others stayed happily married for years after. A few gave their tiny bundles up for adoption.

Find out who started rocking the cradle long before reaching the legal drinking age. The following 19 celebrities all had babies when they were still teens. 

 

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  • Jamie Lynn Spears: Pregnant at 16

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    Zoey 101 star Spears shocked fans in 2007 when she announced she was pregnant at 16. She gave birth to daughter Maddie later that year. Spears and baby daddy Casey Aldridge were on-again, off-again for a few years before splitting for good. Britney's baby sis met her match soon after, marrying James Watson in 2014 with Maddie by her side. 

  • Keisha Castle-Hughes: Pregnant at 16

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    One of the youngest Academy Award nominees ever (for Whale Rider) this actress was practically a baby herself when she gave birth to daughter Felicity-Amore in 2007, a month before her 17th birthday. The New Zealand actress split with longtime boyfriend and Felicity-Amore's father, Bradley Hull, three years later. Castle-Hughes is now married to writer and deejay Jonathan Morrison.

  • Niki Taylor: Pregnant at 19

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    Already a supermodel at 19, Taylor eloped with semi-pro football player Matt Martinez and ended up pregnant with twins. The couple divorced two years later, and Taylor raised sons Jake and Hunter for years as a single mom. The blonde beauty married NASCAR driver Burney Lamar in 2006. They have a son and daughter together.

  • Solange Knowles: Pregnant at 17

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    Beyonce's sister tied the knot at 17 and gave birth to son Daniel Julez a few months after her 18th birthday. She was divorced three years later, but all was not lost. The singer, songwriter, and actress fell crazy in love again and married video director Alan Ferguson in 2014 with her son by her side. 

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  • Loretta Lynn: Pregnant at 15

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    The Coal Miner's Daughter fell head over heels as a teen for Oliver Lynn, 21. They married when she was just 14. The couple had three kids by the time Loretta was 19. They had six children total and were married for nearly 50 years, until his death. Lynn's career took off post-babies and she became a country music superstar.

  • Sofia Vergara: Pregnant at 19

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    Long before Vergara joined Modern Family, she started one of her own. The Colombian beauty married Joe Gonzalez at 18 and was pregnant at 19. Vergara and Gonzalez broke it off soon after baby Manolo was born. Today the actress is engaged to Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello.

  • Lil Wayne: Daddy at 16

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    The Grammy-winning rapper and his high school sweetheart, Antonia "Toya" Jackson, had daughter Reginae Carter when he was just 16. Wayne and Jackson later married and divorced. Wayne has since had three kids with three different women. He treated his firstborn to the birthday bash of a lifetime in 2014, with gifts including a BMW and a Ferrari, on an episode of My Super Sweet 16.  

  • Bristol Palin: Pregnant at 17

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    This teen pregnancy caused quite a stir during mom Sarah Palin's bid for the vice presidency, in part because the Palins were known to preach their commitment to abstinence before marriage on a regular basis. The first daughter of Alaska gave birth to her son, Tripp, soon after turning 18 in 2008. She recently announced she is pregnant again, just weeks after she and Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer called off their engagement. 

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  • Fantasia Barrino: Pregnant at 17

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    Barrino's biggest fan when she won American Idol season 3 was also one of the smallest -- her toddler, Zion. Barrino gave birth at 17 in 2001 to the baby girl. Ten years later, the singer welcomed son Dallas Xavier with an ex. Barrino later married Kendall Taylor in 2015. 

  • Anna Nicole Smith: Pregnant at 17

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    Long before she became a Playboy pinup, Smith met her first husband, Billy Wayne Smith, while working at a fried chicken restaurant. They married when she was 17, had son Daniel that year, and separated one year later. The buxom blonde's next marriage was even shorter lived. Smith notoriously wed octogenarian and oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II a year before his death in 1995. More than a decade later, she gave birth to daughter Dannielynn in 2006. Tragedy struck three days later when Daniel died of an apparent overdose. Smith passed away in 2007, also of an apparent overdose. 

  • Rod Stewart: Daddy at 17

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    The legendary rock star was just a scared 17-year-old when his art student girlfriend gave birth to his first child, a girl, in the 1960s. Stewart says he still feels guilty about not keeping Sarah Streeter, who was put up for adoption. Stewart and Streeter reunited nearly 50 years later. The thrice-married Stewart has seven other children.

  • Aretha Franklin: Pregnant at 15

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    The Queen of Soul was a mom of two at 17. Franklin was 15 when she gave birth to her first son, Clarence. Her second son, Edward, arrived two years later. The multiple Grammy winner had two more sons in her 20s.

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  • Natalia Vodianova: Pregnant at 19

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    At 19 supermodel Natalia Vodianova married an English aristocrat and gave birth to a son, Lucas Alexander, in the same month in 2001. The Russian beauty's career soared post-baby, including landing the covers of W, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Vodianova and her husband had two more kids before calling it quits in 2010. She gave birth to her fourth child, with boyfriend Antoine Arnault, in 2014.

  • Taylor Hanson: Daddy at 19

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    Nineteen year old Hanson Mmmm-Bopped his way down the aisle to marry teen fan Natalie Bryant in 2002. They had their first child, son Ezra, that same year. Today, the longtime (still young) loves have five kids. 

  • Maya Angelou: Pregnant at 17

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    After graduating from high school at 17, Angelou gave birth to son Clyde a few weeks later. The poet's only child later changed his name to Guy Johnson. Angelou died in 2014.

  • Suzanne Somers: Pregnant at 19

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    Three's Company became a reality for Somers when she turned 19 in 1965. The student became pregnant, dropped out of college, married boyfriend Bruce Somers, and gave birth to Bruce Jr., all before her 20th birthday. She and Somers split a few years later, and she raised Bruce Jr. as a single mom.  

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  • Roseanne Barr: Pregnant at 18

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    Barr gave birth to a baby girl, Brandi Brown, in 1971 when she was 18. With no job or steady place to live, the future sitcom star gave her daughter up for adoption. They reconnected in 1989. The comedian also had three children with first husband, Bill Pentland, and a child with third husband, Benjamin Thomas. 

  • Shirley Temple Black: Pregnant at 18

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    Adorable 1930s child star Shirley Temple married actor John Agar Jr. at 17 and had daughter Linda Susan two years later, in 1948. Agar and Temple divorced in 1949. The actress married Charles Alden Black a year later, and they had two children together. Temple Black died in 2014.

  • Naomi Judd: Pregnant at 18

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    The singer was just 18 when she gave birth to her daughter, Christina, in 1964. Christina changed her name to Wynonna before she, Naomi, and baby sister, Ashley, moved to Nashville. The mother-daughter duo started singing together in the 1970s and landed a record deal in 1983. 

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