For different reasons, several of these personalities lived with their adoptive parents since childhood and today they are not interested in meeting their biological parents.
Stories with happy endings do exist. Several celebrities can attest to this, who, after being abandoned for different reasons or circumstances, lived happily alongside their adoptive parents.
Some of these celebrities from the world of entertainment and politics were welcomed from a young age by people who had no genetic relationship with them, while others were welcomed by other members of their family.
Here are 14 luminaries that you most likely didn’t know were adopted.
She was taken in at 18 months of age by a Canadian minister and a nurse from Canada. He grew up with an older brother and sister, Dorothy, who were also adopted by the McDormans.
The actress never wanted to meet her biological mother since for her her true family has always been her adoptive parents. You recently adopted a Paraguayan boy.
The true mother of the three-time Oscar winner got pregnant when she was 17; As he was very young, he asked his parents to take care of his offspring. It wasn’t until he was 37 that Jack discovered that his sister was, in fact, his mother. The actor could not speak to his mother because she had already passed away.
Actor Eric Marlon Bishop, better known as Jamie Foxx, was adopted by his maternal grandparents when he was just seven months old. His mother, who was also adopted, abandoned him and left him in the care of those who today he recognizes as his real parents.
The member of The Beatles was in the care of a maternal aunt from the age of five.
His father, Alfred Lennon, a military man, was not present in his early childhood for work reasons. His mother, Julia, cared for him until Alfred stopped sending money because he was arrested for being absent from his job.
Julia met another man, became pregnant, and John moved in with his aunt.
When Louis was born, his mom was 16 years old. Being very young and being abandoned by her partner long after the birth, she asked her mother to take care of her son. Later, Louis would become one of the most talented and famous trumpeters in the world.
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Norma Jean Baker, better known as Marilyn Monroe, spent her childhood in various orphanages, since her mother, Gladys Baker, had to be admitted to different hospitals, as she suffered from emotional and mental problems. The platinum-haired actress suffered sexual abuse during this time. He married at 16 so he could get out of hospices.
Soon after, she was discovered by an agent and began working as a model and later as an actress.
His biological parents abandoned him after he was born in the United States, but he was adopted as a baby by María and Guillermo, a Mexican couple.
Years later, the marriage separated, so Mauricio moved to Mexico with his adoptive mother, who remarried Thomas Ochmann, a German who gave him his surname and became his second adoptive father, even so, the actor He was always in contact with Don Guillermo.
The famed film director was adopted as a child and spent his early years searching for his biological mother. While Michael isn’t sure who his real father is, he jokingly claims that Steven Spielberg and Jerry Bruckheimer share his “creative DNA.”
At the age of nine, when his father died of an illness, he was adopted by the chief of the Thembu people, Jongintaba Dalindyebo. He then became president of South Africa and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
The famous socialite and television star was adopted by singer Lionel Richie and his wife Brenda when she was nine years old, although she has lived with them since she was four.
His biological father, Peter Escovedo, was close friends with Lionel, but was going through a financial crisis and asked him to take care of his daughter. His mother, Escovedo’s alleged lover, accepted.
James Wagner, the father of Elvis Presley’s former wife, was a pilot in the United States Army and was killed in a plane crash when she was six months old. She was later adopted by her mother’s second husband.
This “Goodfellas” star was adopted at the age of six months by Alfred Liotta, a politician. He believed he had Italian origins, but, 40 years later, he hired a private investigator to find his biological mother and it was denied.
According to the site viveusa.mx, Steve’s father, Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian immigrant, was not married to Joanne Schieble, mother of the Apple mogul, when she became pregnant.
As Schieble’s parents did not accept the relationship, she traveled to San Francisco to have Steve there and give him up for adoption to Paul and Clara Jobs.
A couple of years later her biological parents married and had another daughter. Steve was close to her, but not to Joanne and Jandali, since he always considered the Jobs as his true family.
The parents of the author of “In Cold Blood” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Lillie Mae Faulk and Archulus Persons, separated when Truman was four years old.
Being a very young couple, Capote was sent to live with his maternal relatives after the divorce.