Image is a powerful thing, and sometimes it is necessary to flex a little power to maintain it. This is especially true for families bearing the blessings and curses of fame. From politics to big business to entertainment, fame–and/or infamy– this all leads to some version of celebrity, and celebrity has always, and will always result in media coverage. The thing about family: there’s drama in each one. There is always a family member, a family curse… something that needs to be gently swept under a rug, or hidden in a closet. Here are 10 families with big secrets.
10. The Roberts Family
The Roberts family. Let’s see. Who would that be? That’s right. The Georgia crew making up famous siblings Eric, Lisa and Julia Roberts, and let us not forget the daughter of Eric, Emma. If you think we’re going the direction of Emma Roberts being a little a** kicker, that’s not the case. While that story was somehow swept under the rug, we’re turning to something a little darker, and cloaked in sadness–the half sister of the siblings, Nancy Motes. The allegedly strained relationship between Julia and Nancy always seemed to garner a sinister shade, and was repeatedly thrust into the spotlight. The strain of the relationship was outed when Nancy took her own life in 2014, and left a five page suicide note revealing her perspective. It was an utter shock to many of Julia’s fans, as Nancy’s letter attempted to vilify Julia.GLEN MCCURTAYNE/COLEMAN-RAYNER