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13 Celebrities That Have Adopted Children

Rosario Dawson celebrities that have adopted

Last month we found out Kim Kardashian wanted to become an adopted parent to a young Thai girl named Pink, however because the girl was still close to her real mother she declined to become the newest member of the Kardashian family. And today it was revealed that Rosario Dawson adopted a 12-year-old girl in October.

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These two stars are mere examples of the big hearts Hollywood has. Despite some critics' opinion about celebrities, there's no denying the praise stars that open their homes and hearts to raise another's child as their own deserve.

Like Rosario Dawson, flip the page to check out other celebrities that have adopted children.

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Viola Davis

She and her husband, Julius, adopted a daughter named Genesis in 2011.


Magic Johnson

Magic and his wife adopted their daughter, Elisa, in 1995.

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Sandra Bullock

The actress adopted a son Louis Bardo.

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Alfre Woodard

Alfre and her husband are the parents to two adopted kids, Mavis and Duncan.

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Wyclef Jean

Him and his wife Maria adopted their daughter, Angelina, in 2005.

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Patti LaBelle

Two of her five children are adopted. She adopted them after their biological mother passed away.

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She adopted two sons, David Banda (in 2008) and Mercy James (in 2009).

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Lionel Richie

Nicole Richie isn't his biological daughter. He adopted her when she was young.


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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

The couple adopted three children, Maddox Chivan, Zahara Marley, and Pax Thien.

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Rev Run

The Rev and his wife adopted a daughter, Miley, in 2007.

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Charlize Theron

She adopted a baby boy named Jackson in 2012.

Al Roker

Al Roker

The news anchor and his wife adopted their daughter, Courtney, in 1987.

Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell

Him and his wife are the parents to two adopted daughters.

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During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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