Famous People Who Were Adopted, From Nicole Richie to Simone Biles

Famous People You Probably Never Knew Were Adopted

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It seems like every other day we're learning something new about our favorite stars, from their connections to royalty (opens in new tab) to the celeb roommates they kept quiet (opens in new tab) to their custom Barbies (opens in new tab). And sometimes the most surprising facts come down to their roots. (opens in new tab) Ahead, 39 famous people you probably never knew were adopted.

Maggie Maloney

Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family. She also manages social media and content strategy for both brands.