Marilyn Monroe, Steve Jobs, Andreas Bourani, and Nicole Richie share a common bond - they were all adopted. Whether by foster parents or other family members, these stars did not grow up with their biological parents and often discovered their adoption later in life.
Discover the captivating stories of adopted stars and their unique journeys in our gallery. However, the world of adoption holds more than one narrative. Explore the touching accounts of stars who have made the courageous decision to give their children up for adoption, as well as those who have embraced the joy of adopting children themselves.
These stars were adopted
Jack Nicholson learned at the age of 37 that he was actually adopted. The inconceivable: the woman Jack Nicholson thought was his sister was actually his mother, and his supposed mother turned out to be his grandmother. She had adopted Nicholson immediately after his birth.
Marilyn Monroe's upbringing was marked by multiple foster families and later living with her mother's best friend. Gladys Pearl Baker, Marilyn's biological mother, faced challenges both financially and psychologically, rendering her unable to provide proper care for her child. The identity of Marilyn's biological father remains unknown.
You can see more stars who were actually adopted in the picture gallery.