10 World Famous Celebrities That You Didn’t Know Were Adopted


Adoption these days, is a very common thing which should be followed and supported. Many celebrities have made the headlines when they adopted kids. But did you know that a lot of these famous stars were also once adopted? Shocked?

Well, here in this article we bring you 10 world famous celebrities that you didn’t know were adopted :


1. Marilyn Monroe:

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One of the most iconic actress of all times, Marilyn Monroe was adopted by her aunt as he mother couldn’t afford to take care of her. However, her aunt Grace could also not take care of her and moved Marilyn to a foster home. From there onwards, Marilyn moved to many orphanages and foster homes until she turned 16. After she turned 16, she was released from orphanage and then she went on to become one of the greatest of all times actress.


2. Ray Liota :

American Producer-Actor, Ray Liotta didn’t know who his biological parents were until he was in his 40s. When he was 6 months old, he was adopted by New Jersey Couple Mary and Alfred Liotta when he was 6 months old. In the early 2000s, he hired private investigators to track down who his biological parents are. He was successful in tracking them down.

3. Nelson Mandela :

Nelson Mandela, was adopted when he was 9 years old by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo who was  the acting regent of the Thembu people. Mandela’s father died of Lung cancer in 1927, which resulted in Nelson’s life changing dramatically. According to some reports, it was Nelson’s biological father who recommended Jongintaba as the chief and asked him to adopt Nelson in return.

4. Truman Capote :

The legendary American Author and creator of many brilliant shows, Truman Capote was adopted by the relatives of his mother when he was only four year old. However, what changed Truman’s life was the divorce of his parents. And for his better future, he was again moved to his mother’s relatives. In his biopic he revealed that it was his dark phase that made him a writer.

5. Jamie Foxx :

Jamie Foxx, the American actor, singer and comedian was adopted and raised by his mother’s parents when he was just 7 months old and his parents got divorced. He was raised by his maternal grandparents. He give all the credit of his success to his grandparents. His biological parents never contacted him.

6. Sarah McLachlan :

The Grammy winning Canadian Singer Songwriter Sarah McLachlan was born in the year 1968 and was immediately placed for her adoption by her biological mother.  She is one of the three children adopted by Jack and Dorice McLachlan.

7. Melissa Gilbert :

Melissa Gilbert, the famous American actress and television director was adopted just one day after her birth in 1964. She was adopted by the famous actor comedian Paul Gilbert and Dancer Barbara Crane. Although, her parents divorced when she was 8 years old and she remained with her mother ever since but her father was always in touch with her and it was his Hollywood’s connection that got her into acting.

8. Snookie :

Ther Jersey shor star, Snookie was only 6 months old when adopted by an Italian American Couple From New York.

9. Faith Hill :

Faith Hill was also adopted when she was very young. When she became adult, she searched for her biological parents and tracked her mother down. Both of them remained close until her mother died.

10. Steve Jobs :

Yes, Steve Jobs, the father of Apply company was also adopted Paul and Clara Jobs adopted little Steve. What happened was, Steve Jobs biological parents, American mother Joanne Carole Schieble and Syrian Muslim father Abdulfattah Jandali, married each other out of permission from their parents. His biological mother’s father was against their marriage and wanted to end it. Therefore, he was given for adoption and rest is all history.

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