It’s kind of hard to imagine a world without Justin Bieber in it. But believe it or not, his mom came pretty close to having an abortion when she was pregnant with him at just 17. What’s even more shocking is that there are several other celebrities whose parents seriously considered aborting their kids, too.
Famous or not, it’s always tough to decide whether or not you want to raise a child. But in spite of facing pretty bleak odds, these stars’ parents still decided to go for it. And one of the most inspiring stories by far comes from Justin’s mom, Pattie Mallette.
At just 17 years old she became pregnant with the pop-star-to-be. Everyone kept encouraging her to abort her baby, but still, she insisted on keeping it.
“I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I just knew that I couldn’t abort. I had to do my best. I had to see what I could do. And I was determined to do whatever it took,” his mom said.
Thanks to her courage, she ended up raising a pretty talented guy who just happens to be among the most famous stars today — and we’re sure the rest of these celebs’ parents are feeling pretty good about their decisions right about now.
Check out our gallery to see which celebrities were almost never born.