21 Celebrity Military Brats

Christina Aguilera

Growing up as the child of someone who is in the military can’t be easy, especially when it involves a lot of moving around. These kids managed to make the best of it, however, and turned out pretty great, becoming world famous celebrities.


The diva famous for her enormous hits like “Beautiful,” “Hurt,” “Genie in a Bottle” and “Candyman” started in Mickey Mouse Club House and Star Search, but well before that she spent the early years of her childhood frequently moving from one place to another, due to her father’s job within the United States Army.

Christina was born in 1980 in Staten Island, New York, and the family then moved to New Jersey and Texas, back to New York and then a bit farther away – to Japan. The talented singer does not have fond memories of that era. Her father was abusive and her parents split when she was six years old. She finally settled in one place, this time with her maternal grandparents in Rochester, Pennsylvania, which she considers her hometown. Aguilera once said that her early interest in music was in fact a way for her to cope with her turbulent family life.

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