Marriage is not a bed of roses and this is why every family has its own ups and downs. For some it’s usually finances while for others it can be infidelity. Still, these are normal issues that can be dealt with through dialogue or therapy and kept within the private domain. When it comes to celebrity families on the other hand, some of them constantly hit headlines by taking the drama into a higher level. In most cases, the major issues are drug abuse and alcoholism. On top of this, some families are well-known for filing lawsuits against each other. Here is a list of 5 of the most dysfunctional celebrity families:
5 Drew Barrymore
John Barrymore, Drew’s father, was married and divorced four times. Her mother appeared on Playboy Magazine several times. Drew was admitted to rehab at the tender age of 13 after she began using marijuana, alcohol and cocaine. She attempted suicide immediately after being released from rehab, which was a year later.
4 Leighton Meester
Most fans of Leighton are unaware of the fact that she was born in jail. Her mother, Constance Meester, was serving a drug sentence when she was pregnant. In 2011, Leighton filed a lawsuit against her mother for allegedly misusing her smaller brother’s allowance on Botox and cosmetic surgery. The court ruled in Leighton’s favor.
3 Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan has a lot of drama surrounding his family. First, sex tapes of the WWF superstar leaked recently. Then, in 2012, his wife was also the talk of the tabloids for being in a relationship with a 19 year old guy. Their son, Nick Hogan, has also been sent to jail several times for reckless driving.
2 The Jacksons
The Jacksons became famous when they were still youngsters under the management of their father. The celebrities have claimed that their father used to punish them severely. He repeatedly beat them using a whip during rehearsals. Michael Jackson made headlines for sexual child abuse cases before his death. He settled out of court with the child’s family.
1 Alec Baldwin
When the marriage between Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin hit the rocks, the actor called his wife and surprisingly abused their little daughter. Shortly afterwards, the voice-mail was released into the media which caused temper flairs on Alec Baldwin. He started abusing the paparazzi. His brother has also been arrested several times for drug possession.