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15 Celebrities Who Grew Up In Trailer Parks

Money, mansions, gorgeous outfits, and luxury cars are the things that we often associate with Hollywood’s most successful actors. After all, we are talking about professionals who earn millions of dollars from each photo session or commercial advertisement. The life of a celebrity can be great and particularly lavish.

However, life isn’t always easy for them. Many famous people were born into poverty that regularly struggled with buying food or paying rent. Many of them lived in homeless shelters or even in trailer parks. It is certainly a tough time. Although they started at the very bottom, they worked hard to lead to superstardom.

Keep scrolling down to see them.

#1 Britney Spears

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Britney Spears was one of the most famous singers on the entire planet. From the time she was a teen, she was destined for greatness. However, it wasn’t always easy for her. When being young, she often went live with her auntie in a trailer park to escape from her parents.

#2 Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling, the king of the romantic comedy, actually spent some time growing up in a trailer park. After his parents divorced, he and his mother struggled to find a place. They decided to live in a trailer park while Ryan Gosling was starring in “The Mickey Mouse Club”.

#3 Demi Moore

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Demi Moore was one of the highest-paid actresses of the 1990s. However, her life wasn’t always about events and dollar bills. Before she was born, her biological dad left. She lived in a trailer park with an alcoholic mother. At 16, she quit school and decided to pursue a modeling career, and eventually built his acting career.

#4 Hilary Swank

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The Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank was never shy about her humble beginnings. She grew up in a trailer park in Washington and her family was not very well-off. After her father left her family, she and her mom moved to California where they lived out of a car for a period of time.

#5 William Shatner

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William Shatner had a tough time when things were not doing well. After “Star Trek” went off the air in 1969, he divorced his wife and lost most of his money. He struggled to make ends meet and even lived out of the back of his truck.

#6 Tyler Perry

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Tyler Perry revealed that he had been homeless for six years and he had to live in a trailer truck. Living in Atlanta, he used his money trying to put together the stage plays that would eventually make him famous.

#7 Debbie Reynolds

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Debbie Reynolds found herself homeless at one point after her husband lost his money to gambling. Even worse, she lived out of her Cadillac.

#8 Eminem

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Before being famous, Eminem and his family had a tough time. He was even called a “trailer-trash wunderkind”. His family reportedly lived in a Warren trailer park.

#9 Jewel

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Folk singer Jewel was homeless for two months as a teenager. She run from her alcoholic father and lived out of her car in San Diego, California for a year.

#10 Jim Carrey

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Before Jim Carrey became a successful comedian and movie star, he and his family were incredibly broke. When he was only 12 years old, his father lost his job and his family was forced to live in a van. The actor referred to the experience as “a traumatic kick in the guts.”

#11 Erin Moran

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“Happy Days” star Erin Moran struggled a lot in real life. After getting kicked out of her mom’s trailer park for misbehavior, she was homeless. A few years later, Moran’s publicist shared that the actress and her husband had moved into Indiana, but sadly, she passed away at the age of 56.

#12 Sam Worthington

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Before landing his role in “Avatar”, actor Sam Worthington didn’t have a place to live. The actor had lived in his car before he finally bought himself a house in Hawaii in 2012. He said: “It’s very laid-back and it’s a really friendly place to live”.

#13 Drew Carey

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Drew Carey was willing to live rough in Hollywood to pursue his dream of being on “The Tonight Show”. After breaking up with his girlfriends, he lived out of his car for a year and a half.

#14 Kelly Clarkson

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Before Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol, her apartment in L. A was lost in a fire. Therefore, she was forced to live out of her car and shower at the gym.

#15 Danny Bonaduce

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After playing a funny boy in “The Partridge Family”, he got into drugs and became homeless. He moved out of his house and lived in his car.