"When you're a child, you just want to be loved": 5 celebrities who were raised by foster parents
Parents are not only the ones who give birth... Many stars were abandoned by their biological mothers and fathers in early childhood. Did it break them? No, it didn't. In their new family, they experienced support, care, and love in full. This shaped them into strong-minded individuals with great ambitions.
Who are these artists and what do they say about life in a foster family? Read the article by OBOZ.UA.
1. Kristin Chenoweth
The American actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth was adopted when she was a baby. Her parents have always been open about it and even explained why her biological mother was forced to send Kristin to an orphanage. According to them, she was not able to take care of her daughter, but she loved her very much. The celebrity spoke about her secret on Today. What about the relationship between her and her adoptive parents? "My dad always said that he and my mom won the lottery. I used to say that I won the lottery," Chenoweth gave a comprehensive answer.
2. Faith Hill
The American country singer and producer Faith Hill was also adopted when she was a baby. She spent her entire childhood in a "loving and positive environment," so she had no intention of meeting her biological parents... Until she moved from Mississippi to Nashville to pursue music. The celebrity told about this in an interview with Robin Roberts, "The first couple of years in Nashville, I was just lost. That's when I went in search of my birth family."
She managed to find her biological mom, dad and brother. This meeting changed the way Faith felt about them. "I have a lot of respect for my biological mother, and I don't feel angry or anything like that. I know that she must have loved me a lot and that she just wanted to give me a better chance."
3. Jamie Foxx
American actor and singer Jamie Foxx was adopted at the age of seven months. He was raised by his loving grandmother. "Actually, this is not my biological grandmother. She is the one who saw something special in me, a little boy. She made sure I had all the tools I needed to grow and develop," the artist said in a 2017 episode of Beat Shazam. After these words, he became overwhelmed and left the stage. Then he quickly pulled himself together and returned, adding, "I don't like to open up like that on camera... You don't realize that when you are a child, you just want to be loved. My grandmother loved me".
The American TV presenter, writer and dancer Nicole Polizzi (creative pseudonym - Snooki) was adopted at the age of six months. As a child, she rarely told anyone about it, "I just felt that this family (adoptive family - Ed.) was my family. I never thought about what my own mother looked like because I was happy with my parents. But deep down, I have always been interested in meeting my birth family. I don't know if I'll ever do it, but I'm curious."
At the age of 21, Snooki learned that her own mother and father had many children, so when she was born, they gave her up for adoption because they could not afford to take care of her.
5. Steve Jobs
In the 2011 book Steve Jobs, its author and American journalist and writer Walter Isaacson explored the life of the late Apple co-founder, using information gathered from more than forty interviews with Steve, as well as conversations with his family, friends, and colleagues.
What did Isaacson learn? Jobs was adopted as a baby. When he grew up and became world famous, the media began to spread information that he worked hard to "prove his worth" to his parents. The entrepreneur called these accusations nonsense, adding, "Knowing I was adopted might have made me feel more independent, but I never felt abandoned. I always felt special. My parents helped me feel special. They were my parents one thousand percent."
Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote about celebrities who were raised by single parents and those who were given to strict relatives.