13 Huge Stars Who Endured Awful Childhoods

Just because these celebrities tend to have the nicest cars, the fame, the success and the money, don’t let that fool you into thinking that they didn’t have a rough start in life. None of the celebrities listed below came from rich backgrounds to the point where they could easily change their environment.

Nothing happened without devotion and hard work, and if anything, it seemed as if their awful childhoods made them determined to make it out from the place they would consider their home. These are the 13 celebrities with the worst childhood upbringing.

13 Nicki Minaj

12 Lindsay Lohan

11 Drew Barrymore

10 Ariel Winter

9 Janet Jackson

8 Macaulay Culkin


7 Chris Brown

6 Charlize Theron

5 Mariah Carey

4 50 Cent

3 Rihanna

2 Missy Elliott


1 Eminem

Eminem grew up in Detroit with his mother Deborah. His father was absent from his life, so he pretty much relied on Deborah for all the things he needed to learn to be a better man. But that was hard since Deborah was so bad off, she didn’t have time to teach or take care of Eminem. The rapper says that his childhood was one of the worst times of his life, having deeply affected his adult years when he began writing music. These days, all of the pain that Eminem felt at the time when he was a suffering child has now been turned into endless hit songs from the “I’m Not Afraid” hitmaker.

Sources: RollingStone, USMagazine, People, MTV

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