Successful Stars Who Were Raised By Single Parents

Being a parent is difficult enough, but being a single parent has its own set of challenges. A 2016-2017 report by the Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs found that 27% of American households consisted of single parents with one or more kids, and over 9.5 million American families are run by one woman.

Despite the challenges, many successful people were raised by a single parent. Every one of the celebrities on the list was raised by a single parent, and they all turned out to be very successful in their respective industries.

Did you know that Stephen Colbert’s mother raised eight kids on her own? It’s not for the reason you might assume.

Jon Voight Was Not Involved In Angelina Jolie’s Childhood

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Angelina Jolie is the daughter of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, but the couple separated when Angelina was still a baby. Marcheline raised Angelina and her brother James Haven on her own, and Voight was out of the picture for most of Angelina’s childhood.

Voight and Angelina later reconnected and now they have a pretty close relationship. Voight is involved in the lives of Jolie’s children, and they seem to be on good terms.