14 Worst Celebrity Family Feuds!
Some celebrities cannot keep the issues with their families private. Instead, they release books, give tell-all interviews and use the media to air their dirty laundry, which is awful for the family members involved, but awesome for anyone who likes a real-life soap opera. Here is our list of the 14 worst celebrity family feuds!
14. The Hogan Family
When Linda Hogan started dating her daughter Brooke’s friend who was 29 years her junior, the two starting battling it out through the media. Brooke called her mother’s new boyfriend a loser and accused her of doing drugs while Linda outed her daughter for getting breast implants.
13. Frances Bean Cobain vs. Courtney Love
Back in 2009, Courtney Love not only lost custody of her daughter Frances Bean Cobain, but she was also hit with a restraining order that prevented her from having any contact with her. Although there were some unpleasant exchanges between the two online, Love says the icy relationship that she had with her daughter is starting to thaw.
12. Tatum O’Neal vs. Ryan O’Neal
Tatum O’Neal and her father Ryan O’Neal were estranged for a number of years after he abandoned her when she was only 15. The Oscar-winning actress has criticized her father’s parenting skills. She claims that he was abusive and that he took her to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion when she was a child. Tatum also that said that Ryan encouraged her to use cocaine when she was a teenager to lose weight.
11. Bruce Jenner vs. Brody and Brandon Jenner
When Bruce Jenner married Kris Kardashian in 1991, he had little to do with his sons Brody and Brandon, whom he had with his second wife. According to Brody, his father’s relationship with Kris made the father/son relationship more tenuous. Bruce didn’t give Brody and Brandon the same kind of attention that he lavishes upon his daughters Kendall and Kylie, which stirred up some resentment. Bruce has spent the past few years trying to mend the broken relationship he has with his sons.
10. Angelina Jolie vs. Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie and her father Jon Voight have had a rocky relationship for years, which apparently began when he cheated on her mother and broke up the family. In 2001, Jolie legally dropped “Voight” from her name and shortly after that her father claimed in an interview with “Access Hollywood” that Jolie had “serious mental problems,” which led to them becoming completely estranged.
9. Heidi Montag vs. Darlene Egelhoff
Heidi Montag and her mother Darlene Egelhoff were estranged for two years after Egelhoff told her daughter on live TV that she preferred how she looked before her 10 plastic surgery procedures. The reality TV star didn’t take it so well and cut her mother out of her life completely. Before the estrangement, the relationship was already rocky because Egelhoff didn’t approve of Montag’s husband, Spencer Pratt.
8. Lindsay Lohan vs. Michael Lohan
Lindsay Lohan’s relationship with her father has been turbulent at best. The “Mean Girls” actress has accused him of being verbally and physically abusive and he has detailed her substance abuse issues to the press, even staging an intervention at her home. Lindsay’s relationship with her mother isn’t much better. These two had a nasty fight in a limo one night, which led to the police going to their Long Island home.
7. Kardashian Klan vs. Ellen Pierson
Robert Kardashian’s widow Ellen Pierson has been going after the Kardashian Klan for years. Pierson has released Robert’s private journals, which portray Kris as being an abusive and negligent parent and she has contended that Khloe isn’t his biological child. The Kardashian sisters filed a lawsuit claiming that, according to their father’s will, the journals are rightfully theirs.
6. Julia Roberts vs. Nancy Motes
Julia Roberts and her half sister Nancy Motes had a rather complicated relationship. Motes had complained about growing up in Robert’s shadow and had publicly accused her sister of picking on her for being overweight. Even though the Oscar-winning actress has never publicly responded to any of these claims, Motes had gone so far as to give a tell-all interview, airing the family’s dirty laundry. Motes recently committed suicide and reportedly left a note detailing her tortured relationship with Julia.
5. Justin Bieber vs. George Bieber
Justin Bieber and his paternal grandfather George Bieber are no longer on good terms. According to the older Bieber, the 19-year-old pop star does not help his paternal grandparents financially even though they need it. “I can’t work due to illness, so there is barely any money coming into the house and we only just about get by,” his grandfather said in an interview. “His grandma has a bad back, too, but works like a dog hauling huge bags of paint powder 40 hours a week. He was such a big part of our life, and now nothing. It’s like he is a stranger and now we barely know him.” Justin’s grandfather also contends that the singer showers his maternal grandparents with houses, cars and luxury holidays.
4. Leighton Meester vs. Constance Meester
Back in 2011, Leighton Meester sued her mother, Constance Meester, for using money that she had sent to help with her brother’s health expenses on herself. Leighton had been sending $7,500 a month and her mother had been using the money for cosmetic procedures including plastic surgery, Botox and hair extensions. Constance countersued arguing that her daughter agreed to take of her and provide her with $10,000 a month.
3. Mackenzie Phillips vs. John Phillips
In 2009, Mackenzie Phillips released a memoir titled “High on Arrival” where she claims that she had a sexual relationship with her father, the late John Phillips, for a decade. Many people in her family did not believe her story including her stepmother Michelle Phillips who claimed that she was making it up.
2. Woody Allen vs. Dylan Farrow
Dylan Farrow – Woody Allen and Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter – claims that the director/screenwriter sexually abused her back in the early ‘90s when she was a small child. Allen, however, contends that Mia brainwashed their daughter and planted these ideas in her head. Dylan recently penned an open letter revealing intimate details of their relationship and the alleged sexual abuse. Allen responded by calling the allegations “untrue and disgraceful.”
1. Tori Spelling vs. Candy Spelling
Tori Spelling’s relationship with her mother Candy has been strained since her father passed away and left the majority of his estate to his wife. The “Beverly Hills 90210” actress has discussed her dysfunctional relationship with her mother in her books on her reality shows while Candy has used the media to retaliate. Candy went so far as to criticize Tori for living her life out on camera and for using her children as props.