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Celebrities with difficult childhood

Written by on July 3, 2023

Celebrities like us are only human.

Peeling away the glitz and glamour of  Hollywood, celebrities also have a  past and problems. Herer are some celebs who have overcome some humble and hard beginnings to become some of the wealthiest and most known people in the world.

Justin Bieber was born to a teenage mother and an absent father. The family had little income, with Justin not being able to afford music school, so he taught himself how to sing and play instruments. He remembers being made fun of at school for his humble beginnings. I bet those kids wish they had befriended him then.

Leonardo DiCaprio revealed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that he had a very poor childhood, living in bad neighborhoods surrounded by gangs. Even though his mother worked, they never had enough money. So, he worked hard and changed his circumstances, and is known for taking excellent care of his mother in her retired years.

Selena Gomez’s mother had her when she was only 16 years old, and her parents divorced when she was 5, leaving her Mom to raise her alone and with very little money.

Sarah Jessica Parker, pictured in her early acting years with Bob Hope, lived with her parents and seven other siblings on welfare as the family was quite poor.

Halle Berry wasn’t always rich; in fact, very far from it. After her parents separated, Halle had to live with her mother in a woman’s shelter because they had no other option at the time.

Before Jay-Z was one of the world’s most famous rappers, he was an everyday kid on the rough and tough streets of Brooklyn, NY, trying to survive. And he has been outspoken in the media about what he had to do back then to survive, selling substances on the street to pay the bills and move forward in life.

Jennifer Lopez recounted to W Magazine that when she left her home in the Bronx, New York to train as a dancer, she had no money, and nowhere to sleep. So she ended up sleeping in the dance studio until she was able to find other options. We’re pretty sure now she doesn’t have any issue finding a very comfortable bed.

These are just a few of the examples of celebrities overcoming difficulties and making the best of things. Maybe something that we can all learn from.



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