10 celebrities raised by grandparents

Grandparents didn't just raise these celebrities - they gave them the tools to succeed.

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The 2018 United States Census revealed that 10 percent of children live with a grandparent, up from 7 percent in 1992. At first, those numbers may seem shocking, but the truth is that American grandmas and grandpas have been raising their children’s children for centuries. And millions of those kids are better for it.

These 10 celebrities were raised by their grandparents, each of whom had immeasurable influence on their careers and lives. Unendingly devoted, they sacrificed so their grandchildren could succeed, and frequently inspired the kids by sharing their own passions. Read on, and see if you’re not a little inspired yourself.

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