Sabrina Carpenter Gets Her License At 21 — All The Other Stars Who Learned To Drive Late

Congratulations are in order for Sabrina Carpenter because the Girl Meets World alum has finally passed her drivers test! That’s

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Congratulations are in order for Sabrina Carpenter because the Girl Meets World alum has finally passed her drivers test! That’s right, at 21 years old, the former Disney star has officially gotten her license, and we couldn’t be more excited for her.

“Literally never thought this day would come, but Sabrina got her license (yep even on Friday the 13th) so all of you that want to make it to 2021, stay off the roads,” she captioned a video of herself driving on Instagram. “P.S. thank you to anyone who’s ever given me a ride. I don’t need you anymore.”


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Congrats, girl! It turns out, she’s not the only star to learn to drive late. Although most people get their license when they’re 16 or 17 years old, tons of celebrities didn’t hit the road until they were much older. Whether it was because they were scared to drive, because they failed their test (one big star failed it 19 times!) or because they simply didn’t care about driving (we mean, most of them have their own chauffeurs anyway), here’s all the celebrities who got their licenses super late…

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez had a lot of trouble getting her license. When asked if she could drive in 2008, she told People Magazine, “Nowhere close. I don’t even have my permit yet. It’s pretty embarrassing. I had to take 19 tests in California. It’s the weirdest thing ever. I have to take, like, an online course, and then I have to go take my actual permit test at the DMV. So I will take that November 4, but I don’t know. I’m not feeling that confident about it.”

Thankfully, she ended up passing a few years later.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande didn’t learn to drive until she was almost 19 years old! She and her former Victorious coster Liz Gillies went to get their licenses together in 2012, and she took to Twitter at the time to celebrate.

“We passed! #imdrivinghome #watchouteveryoneontheroad Eeep!” the actress wrote. “I drove home and everyone lived! #greatnews.”

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran may have many talents — singing, songwriting, etc. — but driving is not one of them! It turns out, he didn’t get his license until he was 24 years old. “Passed my driving test yesterday, zoom zoom zoom,” he shared in October 2015 on Twitter.

Liam Payne

February 2014 was a monumental month for Liam Payne. Why? Well, it was the month he got his license! He was 21 years old at the time, and according to Capital FM, the One Direction singer underwent an “intensive driving course” before his test, and he passed on his first try.

Niall Horan

Niall Horan

As for his former bandmate Niall Horan, he learned to drive in 2013, when he was almost 20 years old. Right after passing his road test, the “Slow Hands” crooner got a $88,000 Range Rover — wow!

Joe Jonas

Back in a 2008 episode of Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream (when he was 19 years old), Joe Jonas revealed that he still didn’t have his drivers license. Although it’s unclear when exactly he got it in the end, he has been spotted driving a few times since then.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne got her license in 2015, when she was 18 years old. And it turns out, she took a while to learn how to drive because she was scared. For those who don’t know, the Shake It Up star’s dad actually passed away from a motorcycle accident in 2007.

She explained to Seventeen Magazine in 2015, “I’m not mature enough to accept the responsibility of perhaps taking someone else’s life.”

Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice told Us Weekly in 2013 (when she was 20 years old) that she was gearing up to get her drivers license. She explained, “I’m getting my license. I’m a bit of a late bloomer on that, I know. I’ve been so busy, but I’m so excited to pick out my first car.”

Tana Mongeau

Tana Mongeau revealed in a 2019 YouTube video that she still didn’t know how to drive, and she asked her then-boyfriend Jake Paulto teach her! She also tweeted about it, so it looks like the 22-year-old is definitely not ashamed about not having her license.

Perrie Edwards

Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards passed her driving test in January 2020 — when she was 26 years old.

“About time I ticked this one off the list,” she shared on Instagram, alongside a picture of her holding up her results. “Coming soon to a road near you.”


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Cardi B

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This may come as a shock, but Cardi B still doesn’t know how to drive — despite having five cars of her own. She revealed during an appearance on James Corden‘s “Carpool Karaoke” in 2018 that her cars are for rap lyrics and photo shoot purposes only.

Jennifer Lopez

Back in 2019, fans were left seriously shook when Jennifer Lopezrevealed she had “never driven a car before.” She shared the shocking secret after her husband, Alex Rodriguez, got her a $140,000 Porsche for her 50th birthday.

“What the hell? What is that?” she Lopez when he showed her the epic present. “Oh, my God! I’ve never had a car like this. I’ve never driven a car, period.”