Life is full of surprises and sometimes that surprise can be in the form of a tiny little bundle of joy. Teenage pregnancies are no longer taboo but to have a baby and a career seems impossible at times. Let’s take a look at some women who became mothers at a very early age but went on to follow their dreams and achieved superstardom. Maybe we can get some inspiration from them to never give up on our dreams too!

  1. Solange KnowlesSolange Knowles

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She married at 17 years old, and gave birth to her son eight months later. And we love her music as do millions of others.

2. Aretha Franklin

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Another example of teen mom – Aretha Franklin first became a mother when she was only 14.

3. Fantasia Barrino

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She won the American Idol and our hearts but she was only 16 when she gave birth to Zion.

4. Anna Nicole Smith

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Anna Nicole Smith had the world at her feet when she passed too soon. She was devoted to her son Daniel who died of a drug overdose and Anna too died similarly just a year later. She had Daniel when she was only 19.

5. Jamie Lynn Spears

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Jamie Lynn Spears announced her pregnancy when she was just 16, and starring in the popular Disney show Zoey 101.

6.  Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg had her daughter Alex when she was 18. That didn’t stop her from being the excellent actress she is today. Alex too had a child at 16.

7. Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara had her son Manolo when she was just 19 years old and she’s had a rocking career in acting.

8. Niki Taylor

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This famous model gave birth to twin boys at the tender age of 19. That didn’t stop her from becoming one of the most successful models.

9. Maya Angelou

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The civil rights activist had her son when she was 17, and still did what she was passionate about.

10. Emily Maynard

The  Bachelorette star Emily Maynard had her daughter at 18 years old. Her fiancé died in an accident before he could see his daughter.Emily Maynardexaminer

11. Keisha Castle-Hughes

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The  Game of Thrones actress Keisha Castle-Hughes became a mom the month after she turned 17. This didn’t deter her from pursuing her acting career.

Being a young parent has its own challenges which only make life more vibrant and the same devotion that you have to your child can lead you to your goals in the form of strong determination. These women certainly proved it!