Cupid's Pulse Article: 5 Celebrities That Have Been AdoptedCupid's Pulse Article: 5 Celebrities That Have Been Adopted

By Courtney Omernick

It’s no secret that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie love adopting kids. But, what about the celebrities out there that have been adopted themselves? Below is a list of five celebrities that were adopted. And, the list might surprise you.

1. Marilyn Monroe: The blonde bombshell was actually abandoned by her widowed mother at a young age, and she spent most of her childhood in foster homes.

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2. Bill Clinton: Like Marilyn Monroe, the 42nd president was also born to a windowed mother and was sent to live with his grandparents as a child. He is the second president to have ever been adopted.

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3. John Lennon: The “Imagine” singer was adopted by his aunt after his father went AWOL while on a naval ship, and his mother was unable to care for him.

4. Nelson Mandela: Nelson Mandela was adopted at the age of nine by Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo, the acting regent of the Thembu people, after his father passed away.

5. Priscilla Presley: Priscilla’s father was a UN Navy pilot and died in a plane crash when she was six months old. Afterwards, her mother remarried, and Priscilla was adopted by her mother’s second husband.

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