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:
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.
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.”
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.