No one says parenting is the easiest thing to do, even if you are rich and famous. But anybody can agree that money and fame should make parenting, and basically just about every other thing in life, much more manageable.
While the assertion can be true to a lot of people, unfortunately this is not always the case for some celebrities.
You’ve heard stories of how celebrity-parents seemed to forget that their responsibilities were beyond maintaining their good looks and being featured on screen or magazines, but also making sure of proper care and stable environment for their children.
It is easy to assume children of wealthy celebrities will grow up and live without wanting for anything, but a lot of them – as a matter of fact – are in worse situations than you may think.
Some parents in the list below managed to hide their true colors from the public for many years that their children had to wait until they are mature enough to speak up of their difficult upbringing.
Being referred to as the “Queen of Pop” does not simply make Madonna an excellent mother.
When her daughter Lourdes Leon was only 6 years old, Madonna took her to the 2003 MTV VMAs where the now infamous three-way kiss between herself, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera happened.
She once humiliated her own son Rocco Ritchie by posting photos of him online in which he dressed in girls’ clothing. Madonna took him to her Rebel Heart Tour when she was supposedly helping him study.
Madonna has six children; all of them have said their mother often resorted to weird punishments for petty mistakes.
9 Jim Bob And Michelle Duggar
The couple married in 1984 and they have had 19 children by 2009.
As soon as the first episode of TLC’s show 19 Kids and Counting came out, the family became instant celebrities. But just like all families, the Duggars are not without problems of their own.
Their oldest kid, Josh Duggar, molested five underage girls between 2002 and 2003; four of the victims were his own sisters. Jim Bob was aware of that, but he waited over a year to file a report.
In 2006, the Arkansas State Police ended the investigation due to the three-year statute of limitation.
8 Dina Lohan
By now everybody knows that Dina Lohan must be one of the worst parents in the entire Hollywood, possibly the world.
When her daughter Lindsay was still in early teenage years, Dina would take her to nightclubs and actually took part in the daughter’s first experiments with drugs and alcohol.
When Lindsay started to display erratic behaviors in adult life, Dina blamed everything on Hollywood and the media. Dina once appeared on Dr. Phil show, but she asked to leave because she didn’t like the questions.
7 Joe Jackson
Michael Jackson might not be the greatest ideal parent in the world, but surely his father Joe was worse.
It was Joe who kept on pressuring his children to become famous and he would go as far as beating Michael to punish him even for silly things.
Joe Jackson became the figure to blame for Michael’s lack of good childhood experience and the King of Pop’s sometimes childlike behavior.
After the death of Michael, Joe demanded a $26,000 monthly payment from his son’s estate.