Our childhood forms us and sets us on a distinct path for the rest of our lives. As a child, nothing matters more than the people we look up to and the love we receive.
But the face of the modern family is changing, with single parents, joblessness, and whatnot, and grandparents are stepping up to the plate more often. A recent study estimated that one in 10 children in America are being raised by their grandparents.
While it's not the most traditional setup, grandparents are older, wiser, and apparently doing a pretty good job of parenting later in life, by the looks of it. Here are eight wildly successful celebrities and the stories of the incredible grandparents that made them who they are today: