8 Celebrities Who Emancipated Themselves

  
Slide 1 of 4 | View On One Page

Some stars started working young and, in order to circumvent child labor laws, they chose to emancipate themselves from their parents. Other stars, however, chose to emancipate themselves for different reasons that have to do with their earnings or even their ability to live a healthy life. We have a list of 8 stars who emancipated themselves. Check it out!

8. Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin emancipated himself from his parents when he was 14 years old. At the time, Culkin’s parents were involved in a bitter and costly divorce; they were fighting for custody and for control over Culkin’s earnings. Culkin ended up taking both of his parents to court and he was finally able to gain control of his earnings and cut his father out of his life entirely.

ADVERTISEMENT

7. Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore successfully petitioned the juvenile court for an emancipation decree when she was 15 years old, which gave her the same legal rights as an 18 year old. Barrymore also moved away from her mother and into her own apartment in L.A. Barrymore was looking to turn her life around and wanted to escape all negative influences to prove that she had really changed. It definitely worked in the long run!

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT