16 Celebrities Who Had Kids When They Were Really Young

The average age of a first-time mother in America is currently approximately 26 years old, and the average age of a first-time father in America is currently around 31 years old. Location, however, is something that significantly affects age. In large cities and along the coast, first-time parents tend to be older, while in rural areas and the South, they tend to be younger. Having said that, if you are in your mid-30s or older and contemplating having a child in the future, don't worry! Having a healthy pregnancy and child is still possible. These Celebrities have children at a very young age. 
But did you know that some of the most well-known celebrities already had kids when they were way younger than you? It's difficult to fathom these superstars finding the time to fit motherhood into their busy schedules—whether it's acting in the newest blockbuster movie or writing the next hit single. Even more astounding is the fact that all of these Hollywood celebrities gave birth to their first child when they were still so young. See which of your favorite celebs are young parents by scrolling through. These celebrities had kids when they were young.

#1 Solange Knowles

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Beyoncé's younger sister Solange Knowles is so much more than that. She is a gifted singer and songwriter in her own right, and many of her admirers might not be aware that she wed at the age of 17 and gave birth to her first child at the age of 18. Daniel, her kid, is now a teenager in his own right.

#2 Reese Witherspoon

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Pictures of Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe are always so beautiful. The fact that they resemble one other so closely serves as a reminder that Reese has had experience as both a young mother (having Ava when she was only 23) and a more experienced mother (having her last child, son Tennessee, when she was 37).

#3 Sofia Vergara

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The Modern Family star Sofia Vergara gave birth to her son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara while she was still an adolescent and residing in her native Colombia. She married her childhood sweetheart when she was 19 years old, but they soon divorced, and Sofia and Manolo eventually emigrated to the United States.

#4 LeBron James

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Young LeBron James accomplished everything! He was just 19 when his son Bronny, who is now 17 years old, was born. In addition to being drafted into the NBA while still a teenager, he also began a family at that young age. High school sweethearts, he and his wife Savannah now have three children together.

#5 Niki Taylor

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When she was 19 years old, legendary supermodel Niki Taylor had a very crazy year. She gave birth to twins in addition to eloping to Las Vegas with a man she had known for less than a year. The marriage didn't work out, but Niki later found love again (with her husband Burney Lamar) and had two more kids, bringing her total number of children to eight, whose ages range from 10 to 28.

#6 Jamie Lynn Spears

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Controversy is nothing new to Jamie Lynn Spears. Although she is currently under scrutiny for allegedly supporting her sister Britney or exploiting her close family ties, her 16-year-old pregnancy announcement may have caused the most controversy. She was a Nickelodeon show star at the time, and her pregnancy made headlines. She has two children and is now 30.

#7 David Beckham

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David Beckham, a hot English soccer player, and Victoria Beckham, his wife of nearly 23 years, have four kids together: three sons and a daughter. Their son, who was four months old at the time, carried the wedding rings for the couple in 1999. Brooklyn was born when Victoria was 24 and David was 23 years old.

#8 Britney Spears

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Britney Spears also had children at a younger-than-average age, albeit she wasn't as young as her sister was. She once remarked that she had her first child at age 23 "I had my children at an early age. I actually am a mother to a baby!"

#9 Aaron Taylor-Johnson

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Even though he has appeared in several important Marvel films (he played the character Quicksilver) and has won a Golden Globe for his work in Nocturnal animals, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson may not be the most well-known name on our list. But what makes him a fascinating addition isn't only that he had a child at age 20, but also that the mother was 42 at the time! Despite having a significant age gap, he has been married to director Sam Taylor-Wood since 2009. The couple has two children together.

#10 Candace Cameron Bure

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We all remember Candace Cameron Bure as DJ from Full House, but she has been a successful actor since she was barely 22 years old. At the age of 20, she wed NHL star Valeri Bure, a Russian native, and the couple went on to have three children, the oldest of whom is currently a college student. Now that we know DJ has a child attending college, we feel so old!

#11 Taylor Hanson

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Taylor Hanson, a member of the musical group Hanson, might also be included in the list of teenage stars who had children at a young age. Taylor, the middle brother of the group known for the catchy song "MMMBop" was only 19 years old when he wed and welcomed their first child. This year, the couple will mark 20 years of marriage and the arrival of their seventh child.

#12 Rod Stewart

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Sir Rod Stewart was not always a wealthy and well-known performer. His humbler beginnings included getting Susannah Boffey, his then-girlfriend, pregnant at the age of just 17. Before the baby was born, the couple split up, and Susannah ultimately decided to place Sarah for adoption. When Rod's daughter was an adult, they eventually crossed paths and have remained close ever since. Eight kids in total, including Sarah, are born to Rod by five different women.

#13 Kylie Jenner

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Kylie Jenner was a child for practically all of her life's significant events. She was young when she launched her wildly popular lip kit business, she was young when she decided to become a mother to daughter Stormi at the age of just 20, and she was young when she became famous thanks to her family's reality TV show. Due to the recent birth of her second child, Wolf, she is now 24 and a mother of two.

#14 Naomi Judd

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At the age of 18, country music legend Naomi Judd gave birth to Wynonna, her daughter, and future duet partner. Ashley Judd, her daughter, and future actress, was born when she was 22 years old. She raised both of them on her own and didn't become famous until The Judds signed their first record deal when she was in her late 30s.

#15 Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin, who passed away in 2016, had a remarkable career that included becoming the first woman to be elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Casual fans might not be aware of the fact that the soulful singer gave birth to her first child when she was still a child, in part because Aretha disliked talking about it. It must have been terrible for Aretha to give birth to her first baby when she was only 12 and her second kid when she was only 14.

#16 Liam Payne

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One Direction was once the biggest boy band in the world, and it turns out that two of the group's members both became fathers at the age of just 23. Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole, who was 34 at the time, had a son named Bear, and band member Louis Tomlinson gave birth to Freddie, who is now 6 years old.
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