25 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Adopted

25 Famous People You Didn't Know Were Adopted

Nicole Richie

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (9921912cl) Nicole Richie arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Camping", at Paramount Studios LA Premiere of "Camping", Los Angeles, USA - 10 Oct 2018Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

If you've ever seen the interactions between Nicole Richie and her dad Lionel Richie on her reality show Candidly Nicole, they are like two peas in a pod. The "Hello" singer adopted Nicole at a young age, when he noticed her biological parents, who weren't getting along particularly well at the time, were seemingly struggle to care for the little girl. "I knew her mother and father… and I said, 'While you are having difficulty the kid is sitting in limbo. Put her in my house, when the tour is over we will sort this out'," Lionel said in an interview with Piers Morgan. Not more than a year after that he went on to legally adopt Nicole. Try these 10 little ways to encourage your kid to learn gratitude.

Debbie Harry

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Dagley/Shutterstock (85780a) Debbie Harry on 'The Muppet Show' TV show VARIOUS - 1980David Dagley/Shutterstock

At the age of four, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry learned she had been adopted as an infant. In an interview with MOJO magazine, Harry admits that the relationship she shared with her parents wasn't always smooth, particularly when she decided to pursue music as a career. "Unfortunately for me, or unfortunately for my parents, I was determined to be an artist," she says. "And of course they weren't artists and the whole idea of it was barbaric. My mother came from a family that thought artists were the slime of the earth. I think it was frightening for them, because they, of course, were trying to protect me."

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