5 Celebrities Who Were Adopted

Posted by PZ on March 28th, 2016


These 5 celebrities were all adopted. Some later went on to meet and even build a relationship with their birth mother or father, while others were just happy to have a new loving home and have spoken on how they dealt with being adopted as they grew up.

Faith Hill

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Faith says meeting her birth mom made her have so much respect for her: “I was adopted into this incredible home, a loving, positive environment, yet I had this yearning, this kind of darkness that was also inside me… The first time I met [my birth mother], I just stared at her. I’d never seen anyone that looked anything like me. It was the awe of seeing someone you came from. It fills something … I have a lot of respect for my birth mother and no feelings of anger or any of that. I know she must have had a lot of love for me to want to give me what she felt was a better chance.”

Jamie Foxx
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Jamie was adopted aged just 7 months: “I did have a role model. Although my parents weren’t around, my grandparents adopted me when I was 7 months old. I was never short on the love of a mother and father, though it came from an earlier generation of family.”

Kristin Chenoweth
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Kristin grew up understanding her adoption: “I’ve always known that I was adopted. It was never a secret or held from me. I knew that my birth mother loved me so much that she wanted to give me a better life. And my parents, Jerry and Junie Chenoweth, were looking to adopt a baby and found me — literally less than one week after I was born. Growing up, my parents explained my adoption by telling me, “We chose you.” It was a wonderful way to put it to an adopted child. And I think it’s true.”

Nicole Richie
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Nicole was adopted by singer Lionel Richie. He explained that she came to live with him while her parents were going through a tough time: “So it took about maybe a year for me to just fall in love and she was a little button, and of course by that time I was Dad and so I said, ‘OK, here is what we are going to do: you’re going to make everyone wish that they had adopted you. You are going to make everyone in your family wish they actually had a chance to get you back,’ and that’s when I said, ‘Let’s adopt her.'”

Nicole Polizzi

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Nicole found out that she has an extensive family who she hasn’t met: “I actually found out and I had like 10 other brothers and sisters. I guess they couldn’t afford me. I haven’t met them yet … I’m definitely open to going there and meeting them … You have so many kids and you have another kid. “OK I can’t afford my next child that I love and adore so much. So I’m going to give them to someone who can afford them.” Yes I totally relate to that. At the same time, when you want to find out where you’re from like me, because I was adopted, it’s kind of a sticky area.”







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