LL Cool J Discovers His Mom Was Adopted On PBS’ Finding Your Roots

PBS celebrity ancestry show Finding Your Roots, the same one responsible for Ben Affleck’s freakout over finding out his ancestors once owned slaves, has another revelation to share: LL Cool J — who will appear on an episode of the show next week following his Grammys hosting stint — found out that his mother was adopted through the show.

LL Cool J was raised by his maternal grandparents, who elected not to tell him that his mother was not their biological child. “This doesn’t change how I feel about the people that raised me,” LL Cool J told the Associated Press. “I have more love and respect for them than I ever did.”

The episode of Finding Your Roots, which also traces Sean “Diddy” Combs’ ancestry, will air next Tuesday on PBS.

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