7 Celebrities Who Grew Up in Foster Families: Steve Jobs, Coco Chanel and More

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You might not know, but some of the celebrities were brought up in a foster families. Nexter.org gathered the info on 7 famous people who grew up in the family of strangers.

John Lennon

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When John was just born, his parents got divorced he and his brothers were given away to the Aunt Mimi and her husband.

The family was nice to Lennon, however, they didn’t appreciate his interest in music.

Steve Jobs

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His biological mother, a young girl Joanne Schieble, had to leave a little Steve as her parents found out she was pregnant by Abdulfattah Jandali, a Syrian immigrant, so they forced her to abandon the boy.

Later Paul and Clara Jobs adopted Steve Jobs as an infant and encouraged his interest in electronics.

Marilyn Monroe

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Norma Mortenson was also raised by foster parents.

Marilyn Monroe was sexually abused by a friend of the family, but her foster mother said “I don’t believe you. Don’t you dare say such things about that nice man.”

Jamie Foxx

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 Shortly after Jamie Foxx’s birth, his parents left him, and he was brought up in a foster family of Mark and Esther Marie Talley.

Eddie Murphy

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His father died when he was just 3 years old, and his mother wasn’t able to care about Eddie and his brother.

Later, they spent a year in foster care when he was four years old.

Coco Chanel

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Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel was born along with 4 siblings, so her family couldn’t provide for them. Coco had to spend most of her childhood with her relatives.

When her father left the family, Coco moved to the orphanage, then to a Catholic monastery, and finally to a boarding school.

Cher

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Cher, the famous singer, and actress, was placed in a foster family for a short time when she was little.


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