Celebrities Raised by Single Moms


Adrian Grenier - Adrian grew up not knowing who his father was. Adrian Grenier was raised by his mother, Karesse Grenier, in New York.

Al Pacino - Al Pacino grew up in his grandparents’ home with his mother. After his parents Rose and Salvatore Pacino divorced when he was two years old, Al Pacino lived with his mother in New York, while his father lived in California.

Alex Rodriguez - Alex Rodriguez was abandoned by his father when he was 7.

Alicia Keys - Alicia Keys's parents, Teresa Augello and Craig Cook, divorced when she was two years old, at which point she was raised by her mother in New York.

Anderson Silva - Anderson Silva was raised by his aunt.

Angelina Jolie - Angelina Jolie's parents, Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, separated when the Mr. and Mrs. Smith actress was an infant. Jolie was raised by her mother and she was estranged from her father for many years.

Barack Obama - President Barack Obama was raised by his mother, Stanley 

Ann Dunham, from the time that he was born until he was four years old, when she married Lolo Soetoro.

Barbra Streisand - Barbra Streisand was raised solely by her mother after her father died when the legendary singer was only one year old.

Bill Clinton - Bill Clinton lost his father in a car accident 3 month before he was born.




Abigail Adams – Wife of the second U.S. President, John Adams, and inspiration to millions of Moms in the United States.

Andrea Engber – If there has ever been a woman who showed men that women can do business just as hard (if not better), Andrea is the single mom who did it.

Annie Leibovitz - renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz became a single mother at age 52 when her lover of 16 years, Susan Sontag, died. Leibovitz later had twin girls via a surrogate.

Barbara Lee – As a US Representative, Barbara is a hero amongst many people in the anti-war movement. As a single mom, Barbara is a hero to everyone.

Barbara Walter – Well known broadcast journalist and television host, Walters is a model of balancing work and personal life and maintaining a professional demeanor in spite of personal circumstances.

Belva Lockwood – A widowed single mother who officially became the first woman to run for U.S. President.

Bette Nesmith Graham You may not know Bette’s name, but she’s the single mom responsible for inventing liquid paper. She also happens to be the mother of Michael Nesmith, a famous musician who played in the band “The Monkees.”

Beverly DeJulio – Star of the PBS television series, Handy Ma’am. A single mother of 4 DeJulio taught television viewers that just about anyone has the ability to handle home-based challenges. “If you can use a hand mixer,” she said, “you can use a power drill.”

Bridget Moynahan – The actress and model struggled with media reports and a brief frenzy surrounding her relationship with NFL quarterback Tom Brady, but she came out on top. Bridget is a classy and hard- working single mom we are glad to include on the list.

Britney Spears – After all Britney went through as a young pop star, she still fought hard for custody of her children and works every day to be the best single mother she can be.