THEY GREW UP WITH MOMS

It’s easy to think you’re los­ing out if you don’t have the sup­port of both par­ents. Th­ese celebs didn’t let it stand in their way:

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Kanye West

The rap­per’s fa­ther, Ray West, di­vorced his mom, Donda, when Kanye was three years old. Kanye and Ray have had a dis­tant re­la­tion­ship ever since, but fa­ther and son have proven that blood is thicker than a trou­ble­some past. Ray re­port­edly vis­ited the Life of Pablo rap­per while he was in hos­pi­tal last year.

Justin Timberlake

JT’s par­ents di­vorced when he was just three years old. The Can’t Stop the Feel­ing! singer (36) has said that their di­vorce still af­fects him be­cause he wor­ries he might re­peat their re­la­tion­ship mis­takes. “I’m humbly and hon­estly find­ing out that I have a lot of is­sues with that,” he told Elle magazine. “I’m go­ing to break the chain be­cause that’s what you want to do – break the chain of your par­ents.”

Barack Obama

The for­mer US pres­i­dent’s dad, Barack Obama Sr, died in a car crash 20 years af­ter the for­mer US pres­i­dent was born. Barack had hardly known his fa­ther, as his mother, Stan­ley Ann Dunham, di­vorced Barack Obama Sr when their son was still a tod­dler. Fa­ther and son lost touch, and later Barack Sr re­turned to his na­tive Kenya. In 2011, Barack (55) wrote an es­say for Fa­ther’s Day ti­tled Be­ing the Fa­ther I Never Had.

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