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Mark Wahlberg is a celebrity that has a third nipple! I bet you didn't know that about him did you? Find out who else was born with a third (or even fourth nipple!)

There’s a number of celebrities who were born with more than two nipples! This is such a weird topic to write about, but I promise there’s a reason why I bring it up.

I was born with a mole underneath my right breast. As I grew older, the mole grew outward. It was located right under my bra line, so it would always get irritated when I played sports. Sometimes it would get so red, that it would bleed a little bit. Finally, I went to a dermatologist and asked to get it removed.

The doctor said it could be removed and I was relieved to hear this! I went back into the office, they froze the mole and then sliced it off with a scalpel. My weird mole was gone! And that’s the moment when I found out that my “mole” wasn’t even a mole at all. The dermatologist told me he thought it was a third nipple.

Dermatologist examining someone's skin

I went to a dermatologist because I wanted to get my mole removed. Turns out it wasn’t a mole, but a third nipple!

“Umm, excuse me, a third nipple?” I didn’t understand. How could I have been born with something so medically unique and I found out after it was off of my body? I’m not going to lie, I wouldn’t have kept it anyways, but it was still weird to hear that it was an additional non-functioning third nipple.

I talked about it on the show and even gave myself a nickname: “Trip-Nip.” As you can see, I can now laugh about it.

How Common Is It To Have A Third Nipple?

According to GoodRx Heath, being born with a third nipple is quite common. They can form in the womb, and they can look just look like a mole. (Hence, why I thought mine was a mole!) Turns out, 1-5% of people are born with an additional nipple. So it’s not that uncommon when you think about it.

What Is the Medical Term For Having More Than One Nipple?

Having more than two nipples is a “condition” known as polythelia or supernumerary nipples. Polythelia, derived from the Greek words “poly” meaning many and “thelos” meaning nipple, is the medical term used to describe the condition of having more than the typical pair of nipples. While the additional nipples may not always resemble the standard nipples in appearance, they can range from small, pigmented bumps to fully formed structures complete with areola and mammary tissue.

These Celebrities Have Admitted To Having More Than Two Nipples


  • Carrie Underwood

    Carrie underwood from American Idol red carpet in 2005

    Carrie Underwood has a third nipple! Yes she does…

    When Carrie Underwood tried out for American Idol in 2005, she admitted that she was born with what she thought was mole. Turns out it was a third nipple. She had it removed.

  • Harry Styles

    The former member of One Direction, Harry Styles, was born with four nipples. The reason we know this is because Chelsea Handler asked him in an interview and he openly admitted it!

  • Country 102.5's Ayla Brown

    Ayla Brown

    Yep, that’s me! And I hope my this point you’ve read my story up above. I was born with three nipples and I’m not ashamed of it!!

  • Zac Efron

    Have you ever heard of Dr. Lee? She’s better known as “Dr. Pimple Popper.” She claimed that the little spec on Zac Efron’s torso was actually a third nipple. He denies it, but she stands by her diagnosis.


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  • Mark Wahlberg

    Mark Wahlberg, who has spoken publicly about having a third nipple. Wahlberg even humorously referred to it as his “prized possession” in interviews.


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  • Lily Allen

    Singer Lily Allen has shared her experience with polythelia, aka her third nipple. She’s expressed a positive and accepting attitude towards her unique trait. She talked about the third nipple in this interview below.

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