Which of your favorite celebrities are only children?
Brilliant stars who you didn't know grew up alone
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CELEBRITY Fun facts
Everyone loves to see celebrities with their siblings, especially the ones fame forgot, but there are many stars who grew up as an only child.
There have been numerous studies looking at the similar traits shared by those who fall into the same point of the sibling order, be it youngest, oldest, or middle. Only children are not exempt from these observations either.
The old only-child stereotype of a socially stunted, spoiled brat largely stems from a 19th-century American psychologist, G. Stanley Hall, who studied childhood development. He once said, “Being an only child is a disease in itself." Like most psychologists of the time, however, his research practices were far from credible by today’s standards, and his conclusions are thought to reflect his own personal prejudices.
The more the average family size shrinks, and the more common only children become, the less people believe in those tired stereotypes. And if you consider the talented celebrities without siblings who seemed destined for greatness from birth, they make a convincing case for the only child. Check out the gallery to see who we’re talking about.
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