These Adopted Celebrities Prove There Are Many Paths To Success

It may seem like celebrities grew up with a silver spoon, but that isn’t always the case. Some were born to parents who couldn’t afford to care for them, and were raised by either relatives, friends of the family, or strangers that became family. You may be shocked to discover that celebrities like Faith Hill, Jamie Foxx, and Michael Bay all were adopted. Read on to see how these stars found their adoptive home and blossomed to the top of Hollywood.

Nicole Richie’s Birth Parents Were Friends Of Lionel Richie

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You may already know that television personality Nicole Richie was adopted because her father is the famous musician Lionel Richie. What may be a surprise is that Nicole’s biological parents were friends with Lionel. When the couple realized they couldn’t financially support Nicole, Lionel stepped in.

Richie and his former wife, Brenda Harvey, officially adopted Nicole when she was nine-years-old. Lionel even wrote the song “Ballerina Girl” about her. Nicole grew up surrounded by famous musicians. Quincy Jones said in an interview with People that he’s known her from infantry and called her “a very smart girl.”