29 Things You Might Not Have Known About 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin
20. She Was A Mother Of Two By Age 14
A mother of four sons, she had her first two as a teenager, way before her first hit singles. She first became pregnant at the age of 12 and gave birth to her first kid, Clarence, in 1955. She had her second child at 14, and named him Edward. When she was working on building her musical career, her grandmother Rachel and sister Erma helped take care of her kids.