No matter how talented or rich you are, education matters. Understanding your ABCs and numbers helps in counting checks and making sure you’re not ripped off by an agent, lawyer or publicist. Fortunately, for the following celebrity high school dropouts, the kept this in mind, went back to school and earned a GED.
Kardashian favorite Khloe dropped out of high school right after her older sisters graduated. Why? She felt lonely and as if she no longer belonged. Fortunately, this sassy girl wised up completing three years of high school in one year by home-schooling. She earned her GED at age 17.
The start of this comic’s life was rough. Besides being a gang member, he was also expelled from high school. Fortunately, after the murder of a cousin from a rival gang, he decided to change his life. This decision led to a successful career in comedy, long marriage with two children and, of course, a GED.
Mary J. Blige
For years, she’s wowed her fans with a mix of soulful, urban R&B. Yet, behind the scenes for a long period she was in turmoil struggling to kick a drug and alcohol habit. On top of that, she also was being physically abused by a lover. These days, however, Mary’s much better off – sober, married and educated. About a year before her fortieth birthday, she finally got her GED.
Fans remember her best as Kelly Bundy on “Married with Children”. What they don’t know is that she did not finish high school – at least not the conventional way. A few years after starring on this sitcom, she decided to get her GED. At the time, she was a junior.
Michael J. Fox
This actor has faced his share of hurdles in life. A doctor diagnosing him as having Parkinson’s disease was one. Another difficulty was his education. He dropped out of high school to pursue a Hollywood career. Fifteen years later, at the urging of his son, he went back and got a GED.
Surprised? The above five celebrity high school dropouts who later earned a GED are very different people. Yet, they all had one thing in mind – getting a diploma.