Single parenting isn’t easy; to say the least. However, the parents on this list did everything they could for their kids. The result? Loving stars with outstanding careers in the entertainment industry. This week, we’ll meet some celebrities who were raised by their single parent and go over their inspiring stories.
Christina Aguilera is a 90’s icon, a singer that has a unique voice that was compared to Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Christina is one of the highest-rated singers, and she even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Due to an early divorce, her mother Shelly raised Christina by herself. The singer says she feels lucky for the way she was raised and educated, that’s because of her father, Fausto Xavier Aguilera, that wasn’t a good influence at all.
Since 1980, Eddie has been entertaining the world. Murphy is considered as one of the best comedians ever. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globes Award for his flawless performance in “Dolemite Is My Name.” When Murphy met Seinfeld on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” he learned the importance of respecting his mother’s family, who had to raise him alone after she became a widow when Murphy was very young.
One of the world’s most famous rappers and husband of Kim Kardashian, he grew up under the watchful eye of his mother, Donda West, on her own. Her parents divorced when she was only three years old. His mother’s unconditional support led him to become a musician. Kanye’s career succeeds quickly, and after 20 Grammy Awards and his controversial style of music, he is ranked as one of the 100 most influential people.
Oprah is a media mogul at the top of her game, an actress, and a philanthropist. She’s one of the best-known and best-loved talk show hosts ever and is the sixth richest woman in the United States. The relationship between Oprah and her mother is not your ordinary mom-daughter relationship, but their story has evolved throughout Oprah’s life in a beautiful way, reminding us all that it’s never too late to make things right.
The talented actress who stole Ryan Gosling’s heart grew up in a family full of women. Her mother raised her as a single mother from an early age due to her parents’ divorce. Eva is considered a successful businesswoman with a career as a model, fashion designer, and relevant actress. In each interview, Eva remembers the values her mother taught her from home, and she now replicates them in her family.
When “Storm” ‘s parents split up, she was only four years old. Judith Ann Hawkins, her mother, set out to raise her daughter and worked so hard as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital. As a result, Halle became a successful model and actress. She holds the crown and represented USA in the Miss World in 1986. She is the first African-American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress.