You have a strong tendency to adore child celebrities, regardless of the TV shows or films. That kind of tendency makes you remember them always as children no matter how long it has been since the last time they appeared on screen.
It could be years or even decades since then, but still in your mind you picture them as the cheerful, funny, cute little children who stole the spotlight from the big stars.
Years have gone past, life-changing experiences have happened along the way, and the young celebrities you saw back then have also grown up and changed quite a bit.
Some decided long ago to stay away from the spotlight to pursue careers elsewhere, while others continue to star many more movies and TV shows.
Unfortunately not every venture came fruition, resulting in huge financial loss. There are also celebrities who must endure moments of near bankruptcy simply because of excessive spending habit and a series of bad decisions.
Chances are the following celebrities and former stars are still richer than any average person, but they could have more.
10 Dylan Sprouse
The former star of The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, Dylan Sprouse, has not been in the spotlight for a long while.
He still works in movie industry, but his works are pretty much under the radar.
In 2013, some photos were widely circulating online showing what appeared to be the actor working at an eatery in Manhattan.
Rumors soon followed that he was in deep financial hardship, forcing him to try his luck far from the world of acting.
However, he quickly denied the rumor that he was broke, stating that he took the job to try new experience and socialize.
9 Lindsay Lohan
Believe or not, Lindsay Lohan started her acting career when she was still a child during late 1990s.
She then gained worldwide fame from playing in Parent Trap and Mean Girls. Following critical recognition and commercial success, things began to go downhill for the former teen idol.
She has had her fair share of run-ins with the law for drunk driving, possession of illegal substances, and violating terms of probation.
She was more recently rumored to owe large sum of money in the forms of unpaid taxes, unpaid bills, and legal fees.
8 Jodie Sweetin
Earlier this years, Jodie Sweetin, also known as Stephanie Tanner from Full House, visited Penn State to tell a story about her experience as child female actor, as well as her struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, which sent her far from the spotlight for years.
Sweetin was born to parents who were also struggling with addiction; she was adopted at the age of 14.
The adoption saved her from further harm, but the genetic disposition to addiction finally caught up with her anyway.
Sweetin’s addition to methamphetamine and crack-cocaine was heavily publicized. She is sober now, but it does not seem she will be in any TV shows or movies anytime soon.
7 Amanda Bynes
The retired child actor Amanda Bynes went from a sensation in the comedy world to a troubled girl.
Bynes actually was quite influential as a child celebrity in late 1990s and early 2000s, appearing in popular shows including All That and The Amanda Show.
In 2010, she announced her decision to retire from acting but then it was followed by an unpleasant news about her being arrested for driving under the influence and other incidents related to illegal substances.
Her stardom status went away with that. Back in 2018, she claimed that she had been sober for four years.