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Famous people who grew up without a father or without a mother.

Lance Armstrong never knew his birth father.
Notorious B.I.G. was abandoned by his father when he was 2.
Kate Beckinsale lost her father when he died when she was 6.
Halle Berry was abandoned by her father when she was 4.
Mary J. Blige was abandoned by her father when she was 4.
Orlando Bloom lost his father when he died when he was 4.
Pierce Brosnan was abandoned by his father before his first birthday.
Mariah Carey had little contact with her father after her parents divorce when she was 3.
50 Cent never knew his father and lost his mother when he was 8.
Eric Clapton never knew his real father. He grew up thinking his grandparents were his parents and his mother his sister.
Bill Clinton lost his father in a car accident 3 month before he was born.
Stephen Colbert lost his father and two brothers in a plane crash when he was 10.
Sean Combs was 3 when he lost his father who was murdered.
Tom Cruise has said that he suffered from abuse as a child by his father.
Jodie Foster grew up without a father after her parents separated before she was born.
Jamie Foxx was abandoned by both his parents and raised by his adopted grandparents.
Cary Grant grew up thinking his mother had abandoned him when she really was in a mental institution.
Adrian Grenier grew up not knowing who his father was.
Laird Hamilton was abandoned by his father when he was an infant.
Enrique Iglesias was raised mainly by his nanny, Elvira Olvarez.
Samuel L. Jackson only met his father twice during his life.
Jay-Z was abandoned by his father.
Alicia Keys grew up without a father.
Kid Cudi lost his father to cancer when he was 11.
Martin Lawrence rarely saw his father after his parents divorced when he was 8.
John Lennon grew up without a father and lost his mother when he was 17.
Jet Li lost his father when he was 2.
LL Cool J grew up with an abusive father.
Lindsay Lohan grew up without a father while he was in prison.
Shelby Lynne lost her mother and father in a murder suicide when she was 17.
Madonna lost her mother to cancer when she was 5.
Paul McCartney lost his mother to cancer when he was 14.
Sarah McLachlan was adopted and never knew her birth father.
Eva Mendes was raised by her single mother after her parents divorced.
Marilyn Monroe grew up without a father.
Demi Moore was abandoned by her father before she was born.
Eddie Murphy lost his father when he was killed when he was 8.
Jack Nicholson never knew his real father.
Shaquille O'Neal grew up without his birth father.
Barack Obama met his father only once before he died in a car crash.
Clive Owen was abandoned by his father when he was 3.
Al Pacino grew up in his grandparents’ home with his mother.
Guy Pearce lost his father in a work related accident when he was 8.
Mekhi Phifer grew up without a father having never met him.
Sarah Polley lost her mother to cancer when she was 11.
Ellen Pompeo lost her mother when she was 4.
Gabrielle Reece lost her father when she was 5.
Keanu Reeves was abandoned by his father when he was 13.
Julia Roberts lost her father when she was 10.
Alex Rodriguez was abandoned by his father when he was 7.
Ronaldinho lost his father from a heart attack when he was 8.
Jason Schwartzman lost his father to cancer when he was 13.
Tupac Shakur grew up not knowing his birth father while his stepfather went to prison when he was 2.
Anderson Silva was raised by his aunt.
Gene Simmons was abandoned by his father when he was 3.
David Spade was abandoned by his father.
Jon Stewart was raised primarily by his mother.
Barbra Streisand lost her father when she was 2.
Charlize Theron grew up with an abusive and alcoholic father.
Shania Twain was abandoned by her birth father.
Liv Tyler didn’t know who her birth father was until she was 9.
Raoul Wallenberg lost his father to cancer 3 months before he was born.
Orson Welles lost his mother when he was 11 and his father when he was 15.
Kanye West was abandoned by his father when he was 3.
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