19 Child Stars & The Exact Moment They Grew Up

Child stars get a bad rap. We hold them to a higher standard than adult celebrities because they come with a built-in innocence. It's something we want to preserve because it makes us feel nostalgic. But, guess what? People grow up. They make mistakes. They get married. And, they grow old.
Even Shirley Temple's dimples became wrinkles.
The good news is that many child stars have developed into fully-formed, often remarkable adults. Whether it was a film role, a relationship, a haircut, or just a plain old life decision, every child star has a moment when they grew up. Here are 19 of our favourites.

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