Famous Celebrities You Had No Idea Were Adopted

Kristin Chenoweth

Junie and Jerry Chenoweth adopted little baby Kristin at only five days old. The Chenoweth family raised their new little girl in the state of Oklahoma. There, she began perfecting her singing chops and started performing in the local church circuit. She was a legend around town before she even entered high school, but even more so to this day. 

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe lived in various foster homes throughout her youth as her unmarried mother couldn't afford to care for them both. A family friend, Grace McKee Goddard, fostered Marilyn at age 11 and would eventually become the child's legal guardian. When she was only 16, Marilyn got married so that she could escape the foster care system and pursue her acting career. It was a long road to a good life...


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The More You Know

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  • Soon after moving to New York City, Madonna worked at a Dunkin' Donuts. She was fired after one week for messing with the jelly machine.
  • Jennifer Lopez was the first actress to have a movie and an album hit number one in the same week.
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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.