Navigating the world without the guiding hand of your dad is hard enough, but it’s especially hard if you’re trying to find your way in the cutthroat world of Hollywood. These celebrities who don’t know who their fathers are have had to do just that. Several famous actors, musicians and athletes do not know their dads. Some of these celebrities know their dads' names, but they have not met them, while others don’t have the first clue about their fathers' identities.
Of all the fatherless celebrities, who is the most famous person who doesn't know their dad? Marilyn Monroe tops our list. Monroe never really knew who her dad was, but Martin "Eddie" Mortensen is believed to be her biological father. Todd Rundgren is listed as the father on Liv Tyler's birth certificate. Over 10 years later, she learned that Steven Tyler was really her biological father.
To this day, Jack Nicholson does not know the identity of his father. Raised by his grandparents, Nicholson didn't know that his sister was really his mother until he was an adult. Eric Clapton never met his biological father, who died in 1985. He wrote the song "My Father's Eyes" as a way to work through his thoughts about the situation.
This list does not include celebrities whose fathers died or abandoned them at a young age, since the identities of those fathers were known, despite the fact that they weren’t around. Are you surprised that so many famous people do not know their dads at all?
1. Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe never really knew who her dad was, but Martin "Eddie" Mortensen is believed to be her biological father.
2. Jack Nicholson
To this day, Jack Nicholson does not know the identity of his father. Raised by his grandparents, Nicholson didn't know that his sister was really his mother until he was an adult.
3. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs was adopted as an infant and never met his biological father.
4. LeBron James
LeBron James was raised by a single, teen mom and he has never met his father. Anthony McClelland is believed to be his dad, but other men have also claimed to have fathered the NBA star.
5. 50 Cent
50 Cent was raised by a single mother and then by his grandparents. He has never met his father.
6. Adrian Grenier
Growing up, Adrian Grenier was estranged from his father for 18 years.
7. Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton never met his biological father, who died in 1985. He wrote the song "My Father's Eyes" as a way to work through his thoughts about the situation.
8. Liv Tyler
Todd Rundgren is listed as the father on Liv Tyler's birth certificate. Over 10 years later, she learned that Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler was really her biological dad.
9. Dave Thomas
Wendy's founder Dave Thomas was adopted as an infant and never met his birth parents.
10. Jeff Bezos
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has never met his biological father.
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