Family life is sometimes complicated, and celebrities are not exempt from that. You’d be surprised how many celebrities hide painful family secrets and what a terrible childhood some of them had.
Unfortunately, those who spend their lives in the limelight cannot hope to hide anything from the press, and we’ve seen many celebrities airing their dirty laundry on national television. Here are a few of the most troubled family relationships in showbiz.
10 Jaid Barrymore
The whole world fell in love with Drew Barrymore when she made her debut on the big screen in E.T., at the age of 7.
However, following her meteoric rise to fame, her mother’s relationship turned sour to the point that, at the age of 14, Drew Barrymore sought legal emancipation.
Drew was quite the rebel, but her mother could not provide the guidance the child star badly needed.
Just think that the girl first went into rehab at the age of 13! What sort of parent allows such a young child to become addicted to drugs and alcohol?
9 Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie grew up resenting her father, Jon Voight, and it was only after her kids were born that the two mended their relationship. Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand separated when Angelina was barely one year old.
As a kid, she barely had any contact with her dad. Her mother hated having to give up her career to take care of the kids while Voight’s fame was growing, and she transmitted this resentment to little Angelina.
8 Chrystal Workman
Modern Family star Ariel Winter had a terrible relationship with her mother, Chrisoula “Chrystal” Workman.
It seems that Mrs. Workman could not cope with her daughter’s fame and abused the girl, both physically and mentally.
Things came to a head in 2012 when social services removed Ariel Winter from her mother’s home. Her older sister Shanelle Gray took care of her until 2014, when Ariel Winter became an emancipated minor.
7 Michael Lohan
If you’ve ever thought Lindsay Lohan is a bit on the wild side, the reason is to be found in her troubled childhood and her tense relationship with her father, Michael Lohan.
The singer’s parents separated for the first time when Lindsay was three and had a complicated relationship until they finalized their divorce in 2007.
Lindsay often witnessed her father’s violent outbursts and protected her younger siblings from his abusive behavior.