You would think having famous parents means having a great life. There’s the money and connections. Plus, famous kids probably get to do cool things that regular kids don’t get to do, like walk the red carpet, and go to premiers as well as other events. Sure, there’s the paparazzi and it’s probably hard to get through going out to dinner without someone coming to the table and asking to take a picture with your mom or dad, but overall being the child of a celebrity can’t exactly be too harsh a way to grow up.
There have been lots of children of celebrities who have used their family connections and name wisely to establish their own careers. Take Angelina Jolie, who is Jon Voight’s daughter, for example. Ben Stiller’s parents are famed comedic duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Actress Mamie Gummer is the daughter of Meryl Streep. Zoe Kravitz, who is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet has a thriving acting career.
But, not everyone takes advantage of what gifts they’ve been given. Many children of celebs feel an incredible amount of pressure to be as successful as their parents are, which is understandable. Some try and simply don’t succeed, so they keep trying. But others go down a far darker road, succumbing to drug and alcohol addiction or even worse. Here are ten children of celebrities who have simply been crushed by their family’s fame. Sadly, some are no longer with us or others are homeless, on welfare or even in prison.
10 Bobbi Kristina Brown
9 Francesca Hilton
8 Christian Brando
7 Peaches Geldof
6 Jaden Smith
5 Redmond O'Neal
4 Cameron Douglas
3 Jess Brolin
2 Jennifer Elliot
1 Michael Blosil
Michael Blosil was the son of entertainer Marie Osmond and record producer Brian Blosil. He committed suicide in 2010, by jumping from his eighth floor apartment in Los Angeles, where he was a fashion student at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. He was only 18 years old. Two years earlier, he entered rehab for drug addiction and depression. After rehab, it appeared Michael was doing well. His mother told People, "Those kinds of things are really very hard for a teenager to deal with. And if he ever wants to talk about it ... he will, but it has to be their choice. It's not my choice.” Unfortunately, his choice cost Blosil his life.
Sources: radaronline.com, dailymail.co.uk, gawker.com, huffingtonpost.com
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