13 Celebrity Moms Who Had Babies Young
Modern Family siren Sofia Vergara had her son, Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara, in September of 1992 when she was just 19 years old. Vergara was married to her high school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez, at the time, but the couple divorced a year after Manolo was born. Though Vergara has admit that being a single mom was hard at times, she also said that there were benefits. "When I had Manolo, I was 19, and I had the energy for everything," she told Redbook.
Before Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar, she was a young starlet married to Ryan Phillippe. The two met in 1997 and two years later, when Witherspoon was 22, they married and welcomed their first daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe. The Wild actress revealed to Elle that being a mother at such a young age was tough. "It was so hard ... living [away from my family]. I really didn't have any friends. And I had a baby," she said. "No one else who was 22 had a baby."
Model Niki Taylor didn't just become a mom to one baby at age 19, she became a mom to twins! In 1994, Taylor welcomed Jake and Hunter Martinez with then-husband Matt Martinez. Taylor has said that the small age gap between her and her kids sometimes makes them feel more like friends. "We like the same music and movies and we think the same things are cool," she told Mom magazine. "We just look at things kind of the same way."
Jamie Lynn Spears
Britney Spears' younger sister, Jamie Lynn, revealed that she was expecting at the tender age of 16, and gave birth to her daughter, Maddie Briann Aldridge, in June of 2008. The former star of Nickelodeon's All That told Glamour magazine that she was excited to see the MTV show Teen Mom when it was announced. "I remember thinking, Oh my God, I cannot wait to see this show because there's someone else out there," she said. "I mean, I feel for those girls. I've been that girl. It does show that motherhood is hard."
In 2004, four years after actress Kate Hudson married Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, the couple welcomed son Ryder Robinson. The Almost Famous star, who was just 24 at the time, told People that she didn't feel like a "young mom" until Ryder started growing up. "As I started getting older, as [Ryder] started getting older and I was 28, 29, I was like, 'Wow. I'm a young mom.' It started hitting me."
In March of 2012, then-24-year-old Hilary Duff welcomed a baby boy, Luca Cruz Comrie, with husband Mike Comrie. The couple has since split up, but continue to co-parent their little boy. Duff told Parents that she's happy being a young mom because it gives her some time to have more children. "I want to have more kids and I'm looking forward to doing that, but I'm not in any rush," the Lizzie McGuire star said. "I think sometimes maybe if you start a little later you're in a hurry to get all the kids you want, and I have a little time to spread that out."
Songstress and sister of Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, welcomed son Daniel Julez J. Smith, Jr. with then-husband Daniel Smith, in 2004, when she was just 18. The Losing You singer has been outspoken about the difficulty she had raising a child at such a young age, but she also has hailed the blessings of motherhood, saying, "I have been so blessed that my son is the coolest kid ever. Of course, that first year of not sleeping and just being dedicated to him had tough parts. I've heard stories of people who were 14 that had kids and basically snapped into it and got into the groove of motherhood. A lot of people have doubts, but when you have a child I think it takes a really non-emotional person not to have a blast, no matter what age."
Pop star Britney Spears wasn't as young as her sister when she welcomed her first baby, Sean Preston Federline, into the world in 2005, but at the age of 23, she certainly could be classified as "young." Before becoming pregnant, Spears wrote on her website, "I've had a career since I was 16, have travelled around the world and back and even kissed Madonna! The only thing I haven't done so far is experience the closest thing to God and that's having a baby. I can't wait!"
Grammy winner Adele had her son, Angelo James Konecki, when she was 24 years old with boyfriend Simon Konecki. The Someone Like You singer shocked her fans when she announced on her website that she was expecting in 2012. However, shortly before her announcement, she told People magazine that she wanted to have three sons by the time she was 30, adding, "I better start getting on with it!"
When singer Brandy Norwood was 23 years old, she welcomed her daughter, Sy'rai Iman Smith, with then-boyfriend, Robert Smith. The I Wanna Be Down singer gave birth in 2002 and allowed MTV to film her pregnancy on the short-lived reality show, Brandy: Special Delivery. Norwood has since kept her daughter out of the spotlight to respect her privacy, but told People that she "would love for people to see how I'm doing it, because I think I could be a good example of a young, single mom."
Jessica Simpson's younger sister (who's currently expecting her second) welcomed her first child, son Bronx Mowgli Wentz, with ex Pete Wentz in 2008. Ashlee was 23 when she had Bronx, and couldn't have been more thrilled to become a mom. During her first pregnancy, the Pieces of Me singer told Entertainment Tonight Canada, "We're getting the nursery ready. I can't wait to be a mom ... This is definitely the happiest moment in my life."
Before she was Victoria Beckham, Fashion Designer Extraordinaire, she was a mom of one at age 24 years old. The former Spice Girls member and her hubby, David Beckham, welcomed their first son, Brooklyn Joseph Beckham, in 1999. Of course, they've since had three more kiddos -- Romeo James, Cruz David, and Harper Seven.
Candace Cameron Bure
Full House star Candace Cameron Bure welcomed her first child, Natasha Bure, in 1998, when she was just 22 years old. A few years ago, the actress, who went on to compete on Dancing With the Stars, told Cookie magazine, "I love being a young mom and taking my kids everywhere with me. I'm blessed to say my kids have traveled all over the world, and we've never brought someone along to help with them. It puts my obsession with etiquette books to good use! I also get to see the world through young eyes and do things I might not otherwise because of it."