25 World’s Youngest Grandparents

Posted by , Updated on November 8, 2017

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Have you ever wondered who the youngest grandparent in the world is? Well wonder no more! From famous movie stars to unnamed prisoners, becoming a grandparent at a young age is less frequent than it used to be, but it still isn’t unheard of. Get ready because these are 25 World’s Youngest Grandparents!


25

Donny Osmond

Donny OsmondSource: newser.com

It may be hard to believe that the baby faced star is a grandfather, but it’s true. He became one at the ripe young age of 47.

24

Steve Smith

Steve SmithSource: thetalko.com

At the age of 14, Steve had a son named Dale. At 14, Dale also had a child. When the media got hold of the situation, it turned into an unwelcome circus for the family who tried their best to shrink from the spotlight.

23

NeNe Leakes

NeNe LeakesSource: therichest.com

At age 44, the The Real Housewives of Atlanta star became a grandmother. Not surprisingly though, she insisted on being called Glam-ma.

22

Unnamed British Man

Unnamed British manSource: thetalko.com

A 29-year-old Welsh man’s 14-year-old daughter had a baby, making him one of Britain’s youngest grandparents. He was accused of trying to cash in on the story though, when it came out that he had received a hefty paycheck by at least one media outlet for its sensationalism. All identities were legally required to be kept private due to laws protecting minors.

21

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar

Michelle and Jim Bob DuggarSource: thetalko.com

At the ages of 43 and 44, the couple famous for having 19 kids became grandparents. Seems like there’s going to be a lot more grandchildren on the way…



20

Dale Wright

Dale WrightSource: thetalko.com

Like many of the others on this list, the digger driver from Warwickshire, UK had a son when he was 14. His son also had a child when he was 14, making Dale the UK’s youngest grandparent for a brief time back in 1997.

19

Mum-Zi

Mum-ZiSource: therichest.com

Although its veracity has never been confirmed, Mum-Zi was born on the island of Calabar in Nigeria. In 1884, she became a mother at the age of 8. Her daughter then gave birth at the age of 9, which made Mum-Zi a grandmother at the age of 17!

18

Belfast Woman

Belfast womanSource: thetalko.com

In March 2015, there was an article in Belfast Telegraph about a 29-year-old woman whose 15-year-old daughter was giving birth. Identities, however, weren’t revealed. Whoever the grandmother was though, at least for a moment, she was the youngest grandmother in the UK.

17

Nikola Kostic

Nikola KosticSource: thetalko.com

26-year-old German man Nikola Kostic became one of the world’s youngest grandparent when his 13-year-old son also had a son. The family made headlines once again when Nikola and his wife became some of the world’s youngest great-grandparents in their mid 40’s!

16

Sarah Palin

Sarah PalinSource: therichest.com

In 2008, right in the middle of the Presidential campaign, Sarah’s daughter ended up pregnant out of wedlock. Bad news for the conservative image but hey, at 44 years, at least she made our list.

15

Rifca Stanescu

Rifca StanescuSource: therichest.com

A Romanian runaway, Rifca had a baby daughter named Maria when she was 12, and Maria had a son named Ion when she was 11. This made Rifca a grandmother at the age of 23!

14

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo GreenSource: therichest.com

When his 20-year-old stepdaughter had a child in 2010, Cee Lo became a 35-year-old grandfather!

13

Tam Gallacher

Tam GallacherSource: therichest.com

At the age of 27, Tam became Scotland’s youngest grandfather when his 19-year-old stepdaughter had a child. That’s right, Tam is only 8 years older than his stepdaughter!

12

Priscilla Presley

Priscilla PresleySource: therichest.com

Famous for her marriage to Elvis Presley, Priscilla ended up with a granddaughter at the age of 44.

11

Jewish Damascus Girl

Jewish Damascus Girl

Back in 1861, it wasn’t uncommon for girls to give birth really young, especially within the context of arranged marriages. This is what happened in Damascus when an unnamed girl had a child at the age of 10. Her child also had a child at the age of 10, which made the girl a grandmother before even turning 21!

10

Anonymous Prisoner

Anonymous prisonerSource: therichest.com

In 2014, an unnamed prisoner became Britain’s youngest grandparent at 27 years old when his 13-year-old daughter had a child. For the protection of his underage daughter, the prisoner’s identity has been kept secret.

9

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce BrosnanSource: therichest.com

His first marriage was to Cassandra Harris, 12 years his senior. Although Cassandra died of cancer in 1991, Pierce adopted her two children. His adopted daughter Charlotte had a baby girl in 1998 when Pierce was 44.

8

Marcolo and Fralto Nersta

Marcolo and Fralto Nersta

Hailing from Walhk, Burma, Marcolo and her husband became grandparents at the ages of 17 and 18 respectively. What’s even crazier than the fact that Marcolo had her daughter at 7 years old, was that her daughter gave birth to twins!

7

Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer SutherlandSource: therichest.com

When Kiefer married Camelia Kath, he adopted eight-year-old Michelle, so when Michelle went on to have a child at 27, Kiefer became a grandfather before even hitting the big 40!

6

Kid Rock

Kid RockSource: therichest.com

Kid Rock had Bobby Ritchie Jr. when he was 21; now at 21 years old, Bobby is following in his dad’s footsteps with a child of his own. That made Kid Rock a 42 year old grandpa!

5

Shem Davies

Shem DaviesSource: therichest.com

When he was 15, he had a daughter named Tia. When Tia was 15, she had a baby girl as well. This made Shem a 29-year-old grandfather!

4

James Brolin

James BrolinSource: newser.com

James’s son, Josh, had a child at the age of 20, which made the elder Brolin a grandfather at the age of 47.

3

Joe Jackson

Joe JacksonSource: therichest.com

The famous patriarch had six boys and three girls. Thanks to his oldest daughter, Rebbie, he became a grandfather at the age of 42.

2

Brett Favre

Brett FavreSource: therichest.com

At the age of 40, the Green Bay Packers quarterback became the only grandfather in the NFL!

1

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi GoldbergSource: therichest.com

Whoopi became a mother at 17 and her daughter became a mother at 16, which made Whoopi a grandmother at 34. What’s even crazier though, is that her granddaughter had a daughter too, making Whoopi a great grandmother before the age of 60!

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