As much as we love our families, relationships can sometimes be a little strained. Whether it is sibling rivalry, strict parents or a tearaway cousin, our nearest and nearest can get our blood boiling.
Here are some of the most famous family rifts ever – let’s hope things never get this bad:
Macaulay Culkin divorces his parents
When Macaulay Culkin
’s parents (who never married) officially split up, they began to argue over
their successful children and $17 million of Macaulay’s money. The Home Alone star was therefore forced to divorce his parents at the age of just 16
years old to maintain control of his substantial (to say the least) finances. Sweeping over all the ins and outs, the court agreed to emancipate him
from his dear Ma and Pa’s control so he could keep a close watch over his hard earned dollar.
Drew Barrymore divorces parents
While divorcing parents isn’t a particularly fashionable thing to do, more stars have done it than you might think. Drew Barrymore
had a very
troubled childhood smoking from the age of 9, drinking from the age of 11 and snorting cocaine at 13. Checking into rehab twice and attempting suicide,
the young star was extremely troubled and ended up going to stay with singer David Crosby
and his wife. With people committed to help, Barrymore
later petitioned for emancipation from her parents and soon moved into her own apartment – it is thought she never looked back.
Britney and Lynne Spears
Pop star Britney Spears
and her mother Lynne always seem to be at each other’s throats. With reports of slap fights and
raging feuds, the pair apparently doesn’t get on and provide the media with endless stories and gossip. Angry at her mother’s constant interference
with her life, Brit reportedly sent Lynne Spears legal documents and a poem entitled “Dear Mama”. The singer is also though to have sent a CD with
secret phone calls between Lynne and her ex Kevin Federline
proving that Lynne allowed Kevin to see her grandsons without Britney’s permission.
Kerry and Sue Katona
received a lot of bad press in the past; however, some of it was fuelled by her very own mother. Sue Katona reportedly
sold storied on her own daughter claiming she needed help with drug taking and was a neglectful mother. Despite being put into care when she was just
has had somewhat of a
relationship with her mum, even buying her a house – from which Sue was evicted.
Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie
famously cut her dad
out of her life in 2001 after he reportedly voiced concerns over her mental health before
she adopted son Maddox
from Cambodia. The pair began to reconcile in 2009, after eight long years and are now thought to be in contact
more regularly. Who knows what he thinks about her growing brood these days, however, they were all seen in Venice, Italy last year.
Family arguments can be bad, but let’s hope you never have to divorce your parents or sell stories on your kids.
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