In honor of Military Appreciation month and Memorial Day, we want to take a moment to celebrate all the men and women who devote their time to serving their country. It might surprise you that many of our favorite stars today have family ties to the armed forces. Whilst some of these celebs have military spouses, others grew up with a parent who served in the military.
Interestingly, some of the most famous faces in Hollywood were born or grew up on military bases. From Jessica Alba and Reese Witherspoon to Bruce Willis, it’s amazing just how many of these stars have parents who served in the Navy, Army or Air Force. For some of these superstars, it meant they spent their childhood moving around from city to city, and it helped shape who they became today. So let’s show some appreciation for our favorite actors, singers and politicians who have a special military connection.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Ruth Bader Ginsberg has carved a trailblazing career as a US lawyer, jurist and is now the Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. She even starred in her own documentary film, RGB. Still, before she even became a lawyer, she married Martin Ginsberg, who was drafted into the Army in 1954.
Ruth married Martin shortly after graduating from college, and he served in the army for two years before continuing his law education. Amazingly, the first time she argued before the Supreme Court was in 1973. She represented a female service member who was trying to obtain military spouse protection for her husband, which was groundbreaking at that time.