Becoming a parent is a huge responsibility. Anyone who has ever taken the plunge will agree that it is the most difficult job you will ever have in your life.
The notion of being a parent is an overwhelming one for anyone, however, the thought of being a teenager and raising a child is something only someone very brave can do. Not many of us would be able to continue taking care of ourselves at such a young age, let alone someone else even younger.
For most people, your teenage years are a time of experiencing new and exciting things, which do not necessarily include becoming a parent. However, for a lot of people, including celebrities, becoming a young parent was simply part of their journey. Regardless of who you are or how much money you have, every parent faces challenges when it comes to their kids.
From politicians to famous athletes, a lot of celebrities became parents at a very young age. Some decided to reach for their dreams while others faded into darkness. Regardless of what kind of parent they became each of these celebrities knows what it is like to have a kid when they were still kids themselves. It’s kind of sad that it came to that with these celebrities, but some of them were able to pull through while others took a tumble.
Here are 15 celebrities that were way too young when they became parents.
1. Bristol Palin (18)
Bristol Palin is the daughter of politician Sarah Palin. A lot of you may recognize her from Dancing with the Stars in 2010 where she placed in third.
In 2008, Palin became a mother at the ripe age of eighteen. She and Levi Johnston welcomed Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnson into the world and into their hearts “I love my baby more than anything. He’s like a Gerber baby. He’s the cutest baby in the whole world” said Palin.
Since the birth of her son, Palin has been an advocate for sexual abstinence and earns a living publicly speaking about teen pregnancies and educating young people on the reality of being a teen mother. Palin also published her memoir and appeared in her own reality show.