Can Yaman was born on November 7, 1989, in Suadiye, Istanbul, Turkey. He is the only child of his father, Guven Yaman, and his mother, Güldem. While Can and his parents were born in Turkey, his family has roots in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Switzerland. From an early age, Can’s grandmothers were involved in his upbringing and care due to his parents’ financial difficulties. Of his early childhood, Can says, “[I was] A calm and responsible child. I come from a not wealthy family, but one full of values. We have experienced ups and downs in our lives, and what little we had still represents my happiness today”. Can’s parents divorced when he was five years old. He has said of his family after the divorce: “I have a very good relationship with both of them. I don’t remember them being married, but I have never been deprived of love and attention. I have different dialogues with both of them.” Can maintains a close relationship with each of his parents, stating that his father is his idol and his mother is a person he could never be without. Raised with strong values and good character, Can believes in the idea of karma and in “doing favors without expecting a return”.