Raised in the Military: Celebs Who Come From Military Families
Memorial Day is on Monday, and whether or not you have the day off, it's a time to honor the men and women who have served our country. Many of our favorite stars have a special tie to the day, since they grew up with a parent who served. Jessica Alba's father was in the US Air Force, while Christina Aguilera hails from an Army family. Reese Witherspoon is the daughter of a lieutenant colonel from the US Army Reserve, and Bruce Willis is the son of a former US soldier as well. In honor of the day of remembrance, we are taking a look at all the stars who come from military families.
The singer's father, Jim Moore, served in the Vietnam War and her brother later followed suit and joined the US Air Force.
The actress was born in Vicenza, Italy because her father, US serviceman Richard Kent Adams, was actually stationed at Caserma Ederle military base at the time.
The former basketball player grew up as a military brat living on the bases of New Jersey, Georgia, Germany, and Texas as his stepfather was in the US Army.
Nick Lachey's wife was born on a military base in the Phillipines. Her father, Vince Minnillo, was a US Air Force aircrew member and she lived in California, Nevada, Florida, Germany and Japan before settling down in South Carolina.
Michael J. Fox
The actor's father, William Fox, was a part of the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years causing Michael and his family to move around several times.
Julianne was born at Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina as her father, Peter Moore Smith, was a paratrooper in the US Army and later a colonel and military judge.
The actor was born at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, being the son of John Dale Sarsgaard, who was an Air Force engineer.
Michelle's father, Rafael Rodriguez, is Puerto Rican but served in the United States Army.
Tamera and Tia Mowry
Tamera and Tia were both born in Germany, as their father, Timothy John Mowry, was serving in the US Army.
Tiger's father, Earl Woods, was lieutenant colonel in the US Army and served in the Vietnam War.
The singer's father, Carlton Harris, was a member of the United States Army, taking Ciara to army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada while growing up.
The actress's father's career in the US Air Force took her family around the country with stops in Biloxi, MS, and Del Rio, TX, before settling in California.
Bill followed in his father William Henry Cosby Sr.'s footsteps, since both he and his dad served in the US Navy.
The actress spent her childhood in Tennessee, Texas, Germany, Thailand, and France, since her dad, John Morgan Parker, was a judge who served in the US Army.
Martin is the son of John Lawrence, who served in the US military.
The singer's family spent time in New Jersey, Texas, New York, and Japan, as her father, Fausto Xavier Aguilera, was a soldier in the United States Army.
Reese's dad, Dr. John Witherspoon, ranked as a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserve.
Today's Natalie was born in Taipei, Taiwan, to Lt. Col. Mario Morales Jr., who served in the US Air Force.
The actor was born in Germany since his father, David Willis, was based there as an American soldier in the US Army at the time.
Kathie Lee Gifford
Kathie's father, Aaron Epstein, was a US Navy officer.
Marcia Gay Harden
The actress is the daughter of former officer in the United States Navy, Thad Harold Harden.