Motherhood is no cakewalk—in fact, it is the toughest full-time job there is. But motherhood begins with being pregnant—and pregnancy is definitely no cakewalk either, especially if it takes place in the limelight. The cameras can catch a woman bloated, fat, wearing ugly maternity clothes and so on. Long before MTV’s Teen Mom or Sixteen and Pregnant graced the airwaves, loads of already famous women were very young mothers. While MTV’s teen moms become famous for their time on reality TV shows, many famous women were already famous before they were teen moms.
Some of these celebs married young, causing pregnancies to naturally happen younger, other celebrities got pregnant young out of wedlock.
Honestly, this is one thing that makes celebrities just like the rest of us—they have unplanned pregnancies, too. Lots of women start families long before they plan to, but that does not mean their lives are over. Many of these young celebrity mothers prove that women can have it all—a family and a successful career. The following is a list of 15 celeb mommies that are nearly still babies themselves. Luckily, young motherhood looks good on them—and in the lights of Hollywood.
15 Motherhood Looks Good On You, Snooki
Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, better known as Snooki, somehow managed to hit the limelight on the MTV reality series called Jersey Shore. She even got her own spinoff show called Snooki & Jwoww.
Anyway, Jersey Shore was famous for following the lives of eight roommates spending their summers at Jersey Shore. The gang seemed gym-obsessed, partying-obsessed and obsessed with their image—all a great premise for a drama filled reality television show.
However, when the show went off the air in 2012, Snooki really started to turn her life around. She started going out less and working out more. She lost over 40 pounds. In 2012 she got engaged to Jionni LaValle and had her first child Lorenzo. She was only 24! Two years later she gave birth to a daughter named Giovanna.
14 Musical Mommy
Contrary to how she might look and dress, singer Adele is currently only 29. However, she has really made a name for herself. Adele’s first album 19, came out when she was just 19 years old and went seven times platinum in the UK. Her next album, 21, was an even bigger success earning a Grammy for album of the year.
Adele seemed to disappear from the music scene for a while before she released her 25 album at the end of 2015. It turns out Adele was taking a much-needed hiatus. In 2012, when Adele was just 24, she announced that she and her boyfriend Simon Konecki were going to have a baby. Angelo was born October 19, 2012. On being a mother Adele says that it makes her feel purposeful and like she is truly living.
13 Maybe She’s Shooting For 20 And Counting
Kendra Caldwell is only 19–years-old and married into the famous Nineteen and Counting Family, the Duggars. She married 22-year-old Joseph Duggar. They shared their first kiss ever over the altar in October of 2017. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Joseph’s parents, have been married for 33 years, so they gave Joseph quite a bit of advice before he and Kendra got married.
Perhaps Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar told Joseph and Kendra to start a family right away, because, surprise, Kendra is pregnant. Kendra and Joseph announced the pregnancy on the family website in mid-December—so they clearly did not waste any time. At this point, Joseph thinks it is a boy. Kendra says they will love their baby no matter what.
12 A True Teen Mom
Maci McKinney is a product of both MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and the spinoff show, Teen Mom. Maci McKinney was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1991. After she graduated high school, she attended Chattanooga State Community College. She eventually graduated with an Associates of Arts degree in 2015.
McKinney was dating Ryan Edwards when she got pregnant the first time. She gave birth to Bentley Cadence Edwards on October 27, 2008. Unfortunately, McKinney and Edwards’s relationship did not last—they broke up in 2010. In 2012, McKinney began dating Taylor McKinney. They have two children together. One was born in 2015 and the next was born in 2016. McKinney married Taylor four months after giving birth. After a recent miscarriage, the couple now hopes to adopt.
11 A Controversial Pregnancy
Jamie Lynn Spears is the younger sister of the famous pop star Britney Spears. One might remember Jamie Lynn from her starring role on the NickelodeonTV show, Zoey 101. What one might not remember is that even though the show did fairly well, it was canceled early because Jamie Lynn was pregnant. At the time she was only 16 years old. Her pregnancy was very controversial because her boyfriend, Casey Aldridge, was already 18.
It was also controversial because many felt like the situation glamorized teen pregnancy. The baby, Maddie Briann Aldridge, was born on June 19, 2008. Jamie Lynn and Aldridge got engaged but broke it off at the end of 2010. However, now Jamie Lynn is married to Jamie Watson, a voice actor. At the end of 2017, she announced that she is pregnant with her second child. She is now 26 years old.
10 Mom, Check. Fitness Guru, Check. Successful Business Woman, Check.
Tammy Hembrow is an Australian Instagram mommy blogger and fitness guru. She is famous for taking pictures of her body through her entire pregnancy, as well as the weeks following her delivery. She inspires moms all over the world to help them get back their pre-baby bodies.
Though she started her Instagram before she was pregnant with her first child in June of 2013, things really took off for her when she posted ultrasound pictures at the end of 2014. At only 23-years-old this famous fitness blogger is now a mother of two adorable children; a boy and a girl. She has close to 8 million followers on Instagram and has even started her own YouTube channel. She recently launched a company called Saski that sells fun, pastel colored workout gear.
9 How Many Baby Daddies?
Kailyn Lowry is another product of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant as well as Teen Mom 2. ‘Whirlwind’ describes Kailyn’s love-life. She was seventeen and pregnant with her then-boyfriend Jo Rivera’s baby. Her own family did not support her life choices, so she relied heavily on Rivera’s family until she gave birth to their son, Isaac Elliott Rivera, in 2010. Lowry and Rivera broke up in 2010 but she remained living with his family.
Soon after the breakup, Kailyn met and fell in love with Javi Marroquin. They had a son named Lincoln Marshall together in 2013. Kailyn and Javi got married but got divorced this past year. However, Kailyn gave birth on August 5, 2017, to a third child she had with another guy named Chris Lopez. As if her life was not already complicated enough. All of this before she is 26 years old.
8 This Mommy Works
James Kicinski-McCoy is another young Instagram mom. She has over 240,000 followers. As a mother of four small children, she keeps busily active. Not only is she an awesome mom, but she is also the co-founder and creative director at Mother magazine, the co-founder, and editor at Bleubird and also runs a store on Instagram called Two Son.
Part of the reason James has such a following is that she appears to be very down to earth. She also posts beautiful pictures of how she decorates her house and adorable pictures of her perfect little family. Currently residing in Nashville, she says that she loves working at home because she loves to stay in her PJs and has a lot of peace of mind there.
7 Duggar Controversy
Looks like another Duggar is going to make this list. Who knows what that’s about. Joy-Anna Duggar is currently 20 years old. When she was a kid, she met Austin Forsyth at a homeschooling event. They started dating in November of 2016 and got engaged four months later. Their wedding was May 26th, 2017. Joy-Anna announced she was pregnant with her first child August 30, 2017—not very long after their wedding one might add.
However, there is a little bit of controversy. According to their Amazon registry, the baby’s due date is February 22, 2018. This means that it is possible that their date of contraception could have taken place before their wedding. However, with so many Duggars and another two on the way, is it really worth the speculation?
6 Palin Problems
Bristol Palin is the daughter of Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president and former governor of Alaska. Bristol announced her pregnancy amid her mother’s run for vice presidency, which may not have helped John McCain and Sarah Palin’s odds. Bristol was only eighteen when her pregnancy was revealed and she was unmarried. Thus, the Republicans tried to spin the story announcing that Bristol was engaged to Levi Johnston, her long-time boyfriend, and father of the child.
Some asked if Bristol carried her child to full term because of her mother’s stance on abortion. Bristol responded that it was her decision and that it did not matter what her mother thought. Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston-Palin was born at the end of 2008. Things did not work out for Bristol and Johnston, but now Bristol is happily married to Dakota Meyer and has three children in total.
5 Can’t Forget The Kardashian Clan
We cannot bring up young celeb mommies without bringing up Kylie Jenner. Sure, while her pregnancy was under heavy speculation, the facts have now revealed themselves. Born in 1997, Jenner is only 20 years old. She was just recently pregnant with her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott’s baby. Jenner has taken a long hiatus from posting on her go-to—Instagram. When she was posting, she posted pictures of herself from the chest up or in very baggy clothing.
Recently, she shortly returned to the spotlight to pose with her sisters in a Calvin Klein ad campaign. While everyone else in the shoot seems willing to bear it all, Kylie is strategically placed and wears less revealing clothing to hide the supposed baby bump. Khloe does not appear to be showing her pregnant belly yet in the shoot, so why is Kylie trying so desperately to hide her stomach? Finally, she has confirmed what everyone had been speculating.
4 Some People Can Really Have It All
Danni Remender is a young English mother of two that resides in Newport Beach, California—check out her stylish Instagram. Her daughter Edie is 4 years old and her son Tommy is 3. Danni shows moms everywhere that they can have it all. She runs an adorable online kid's store called Fawn Shoppe.
The site sells designer children’s clothes and home décor. When asked about how she makes it work being a mom and running an online store, she says that it helps because she loves both things she does, plus she has a very supportive husband.
At the start of her typical day, she gets up before her family and plans with her co-owner. After her kids get up, she is all ears for them but has thoughts of her business going in the back of her mind. By the end of the day, she has time to get back to her work as her kids are settling down for bed.
3 A Mommy Of Three
Ginger Parish is another young mother who has over 200,000 followers on Instagram. With three kids and great fashion sense, her little family could not be any more adorable. This Utah mom inspires people with her upbeat and down to earth attitude.
Ginger downloaded Insta the first day she brought her son home from the hospital and tried it out. She said that at first she found the site super confusing—but once she figured it out, her popularity took off.
She says that she regularly takes hundreds of shots in hopes that just one will turn out—relatable, right? She recently launched a blog called Parrish Place that has also gained quite the following. There she not only uplifts but sells adorable hats as well. Check it out!
2 Two For One
This post covers two cute, young Instagram moms, Shannon Barker and Michaela Ehrle. Between the two of them, these moms have five boys, as well as a very successful company. One day, they were planning on heading to the beach with their families but could not find any cute, but sensible hats to wear.
So their company, the Mother Truckers was born. Barker and Ehrle launched an Instagram page featuring a few trucker style hats and their page took off. Celebrities like Tori Spelling, Candance Cameron Bure, Jana Kramer and Jenny McCarthy have all been spotted wearing Mother Trucker hats. Barker says that raising a family while trying to run a company is not always easy, but she loves it anyway. Who knows what could be in store next for these awesome moms!
1 How Ironic
Ironically, one of Keisha Castle-Hughes’s most iconic roles was playing the Virgin Mary in the 2006 film, The Nativity Story. Ironically, around the same time the movie came out Castle-Hughes announced that she was pregnant with her first child—at the time she was only 17 years old. Castle-Hughes has taken a few roles since becoming a mom, including a guest appearance on the hit TV show Game of Thrones.
However, she seems to totally avoid the spotlight for her daughter’s sake. Her daughter’s name is Felicity-Amore Hull and she is almost 10 years old now. Castle-Hughes was married once but divorced Jonathan Morrison in 2016, so it looks like she will not be having any more children anytime soon. She seems to be rocking it as a young mom in the meantime.