Having famous parents and growing up in the spotlight is not easy. These celeb kids often take bad behavior to the next level and that’s because they are constantly surrounded by money, power, and fame. They don’t learn the value of hard work because they are simply handed everything on a silver platter from the day they are born. Often their parents are divas or troublemakers themselves so they don’t really have any good role models to show them the way. And the results of a childhood like this can be disastrous.
Some examples of celeb kids gone bad include Nicolas Cage’s son Weston (now 27) who suffered from drug addiction and was arrested in 2011 for domestic violence. And then there’s Scout and Tallulah (daughters of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) who’ve had run-ins with the police over fake ID’s and been admitted into rehab after years of hard partying. Let’s not forget celeb kids like Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton either, who really took spoiled to a whole new level.
But some celebs really try to keep their children as grounded as possible and out of the public eye. Today we’re looking at two types of celeb kids; those we think are going to turn out okay and those we think are heading for trouble.
20 Train Wreck - Blue Ivy Carter
Considering that when Blue Ivy, the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, turned two her parents gifted the toddler with a $70 000 full-blooded Arabian horse because she “liked animals” we don’t hold out much hope that this little girl is going to be able to have a normal life.
Earlier this month Blue (5) took part in a recital at her ballet school and in true “mini-diva” style she just had to be the center of attention. She refused to wear her hair in a traditional ballet bun and danced with her hair wild and free. As the little girls performed Blue threw in a few extra jiggles and turns proving that she already loves being the star of the show.
Meanwhile, Beyoncé is engaged in a lawsuit to try and trademark her daughter’s name but says that she has no intentions of selling anything under the name. We’re not so sure.
19 Too Innocent - Suri Cruise
Can you believe that little Suri Cruise is now 11 years old?
Obviously, this little girl is never going to know a hardship, not with parents like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes ready to attend to her every desire. Katie and Tom split back in 2012 and since then Suri, who is the splitting image of her beautiful mom, has been living in New York with Katie. During the same year, her dad bought her a mansion in New York – not to live in but rather as a place to keep all the presents he’s bought her over the years. So before she’s even a teen she has her own mansion – nice!
But despite all this, she looks like she is going to be a well behaved young lady, although we’ll have to wait to see if this turns out to be true.
18 Train Wreck - Moroccan and Monroe Cannon
Celebrity nannies have not had good things to say about Mariah Carey’s parenting skills and the singer has only made it worse by telling the world that she fires nannies who she thinks are becoming more important to her children than she is. Just the kind of behavior we would expect from this diva!
Mariah’s twins Moroccan and Monroe (now 6), have been described as bratty and have been photographed acting out in public and throwing tantrums, often to the point where they need to be carried away by a nanny.
An egotistical mom, a constantly changing set of carers and a lavish lifestyle sounds like a recipe for disaster if we’ve ever heard one. Keep your eyes on these two kids because things are bound to get messy.
17 Too Innocent - Brooklyn Beckham
Brooklyn Beckham, the eldest son of Victoria and David Beckham, turned 18 this year and seems to have already found a direction that he wants to go in. Brooklyn identifies himself as a photographer and published a book of his photography earlier this year entitled What I See. Now the book has been slammed by critics because of the poor quality of the photos, but we all had to start somewhere and having a famous name really does help with that.
Many predicted that Brooklyn would turn out to be a spoiled mess, but the young teen recently announced that he was going to sell some of his artwork and donate the money to help youngsters affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Not exactly what we would expect from a self-centered rich kid, so maybe there’s hope for him yet.
16 Train Wreck - Max Bratman
We know that Christina Aguilera is no angel and that makes us wonder about how her kids are going to turn out. Christina has two children with ex-husband music exec Jordan Bratman; Max (9) and Summer Rain (2).
When Max was born the proud new mom really went to town when it came to getting the house ready for him. She hired an entire design team who spent four months creating his nursery at a cost of around $35 000. Not exactly pocket change, but we don’t think the singer was worried about that.
But in 2012 when Max was just 4 years old, he was already yelling at the paparazzi trailing his celeb mom. Maybe growing up in the limelight isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?
15 Too Innocent - Emme and Max Anthony
In 2008 Jennifer Lopez gave birth to twins; a son named Maximilian David and a daughter named Emme Maribel. A few months after the birth the babies were introduced to the world in an issue of People magazine. According to some sources, the mag paid almost $6 million for the exclusive photos and at the time they were considered the most expensive celebrity pictures ever taken. That’s quite an entry into the world don’t you think?
JLo took the nine-year-old twins onto the Ellen Show with her earlier this year while promoting her new show called World of Dance. She doesn’t seem to mind putting them in the limelight, but so far they seem like average cute nine-year-olds. Their mom can be quite a diva though, so we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for these celeb kids.
14 Train Wreck - Jaden Smith
Growing up in the shadow of super successful parents isn’t easy because there will always be pressure to try and succeed. And it’s even more difficult when the kid tries to follow the same career path as the parent. One perfect example of how this can go wrong, is Jaden Smith, eldest son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett (who have been married for twenty years now!)
Sure, Jaden (18) has a few movie credits under his belt, but you have to ask yourself whether he would have gotten those without the help of his A-list dad? And the answer is probably not.
At least he finally cut off those blonde dreadlocks that he’s had for years, but if Jaden’s terrible tweets are anything to go by this celeb kid is heading for a meltdown.
13 Too Innocent - Lily Rose Depp
Since her birth in 1999 Lily has been the subject of intense media scrutiny and controversy, particularly when it came to her battle with anorexia. She dropped out of high school to pursue her acting career full time and even though she has a massive social media following the young starlet doesn’t like to reveal too much about herself.
She’s been in the spotlight since a very young age but she seems to be taking it all in her stride and with more movies and a Chanel contract in the works, Lily Rose looks ready to take the world by storm.
12 Train Wreck - North West
According to Kim, who loves to share her life with her massive following on social media, North is already showing musical talent and learning to play not one, but several instruments. So Kim thinks that her daughter is a prodigy – sounds pretty normal for a new parent.
But North seems to have inherited more than just musical talent from her famous father – it seems she has his fiery temper too. Just last month she was spotted with Kim and the little girl was shouting “No pictures!” at the press. If she has this kind of attitude at three it’s bound to only get worse.
11 Too Innocent - Harper Beckham
Victoria and David Beckham have four children, three boys; Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz, and one girl, Harper Seven, who is the youngest. And it looks like Harper might just be following in her mom's footsteps.
Harper (5) recently started taking ballet classes at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London which offers a variety of dance and singing classes. They don’t come cheap either, each lesson reportedly costs about $130! But then again it’s not like Victoria and David are exactly strapped for cash so it makes sense that they would only want the best for their only daughter.
Harper doesn’t seem too phased about her celeb status, but you can’t help but wonder if her mom might be pushing her along. Either way, she seems sweet and innocent right now.
10 Train Wreck - Valentina Pinault
Valentina Pinault is the daughter of sultry actress Salma Hayek and luxury fashion house billionaire François-Henri Pinault. She was born in 2007, two years before her parents tied the knot in Paris on Valentine's Day.
Hayek and Pinault are still together and by all accounts little Valentina is living a life fit for a princess. She flies around the world with her parents, always looks stylish (her dad is a fashion tycoon after all), and is treated to the best of everything. She doesn’t seem to have much love for the press though, but she’ll need to learn that fame comes with a price.
But if you don’t learn how to earn something there’s no way that you’ll ever appreciate it. That said, we think Valentina will need a lot of guidance to avoid turning into a train wreck.
9 Too Innocent - Matilda Ledger
Michelle Williams has raised her daughter Matilda on her own since the tragic death of Heath Ledger in 2008. Matilda was only two years old when her parents announced their split, and only three years old when her father passed away.
She seems to be doing a fantastic job, according to Ledger's sister, Kate, who praised Michelle’s parenting, saying “I think that she provides such a wonderful environment for Matilda to grow up in, especially in the sort of industry that she's in.”
It seems like Williams is doing everything she can to provide Matilda with the best upbringing possible, including keeping her life as private as possible. And if things continue this way we can expect great things from Matilda in the future.
8 Train Wreck - Apple Martin
Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter Apple Martin turned 13 this year which officially makes her a teenager. Time really flies! But as she heads off into adolescence – which is a troubling time for most kids – we’re asking: is she going to be innocent or turn into a stereotypical Hollywood brat?
Photographs of Apple and her 11-year-old brother are hard to come by because her mom and dad (Chris Martin) are extremely protective of their kid’s privacy. It seems like they are trying to shield them from public life so that they can grow up as normal as possible.
But we’re not convinced. We all know Gwyneth has more than a few strange ideas when it comes to lifestyle so we’re not putting any money on Apple being a well-adjusted teen.
7 Too Innocent - Violet Affleck
Jennifer and Ben (who were married for 12 years) have three children; Violet Anne (11), Seraphina Rose Elizabeth (8) and Samuel (5) and even though they are divorced the pair still goes on joint holidays together with their kids. The family had a scary stalking incident in 2003 and again in 2009 so it’s no surprise that Jennifer keeps the children’s lives strictly private. Violet only attended her first public event when she was 7 years old. Jennifer is also an advocate for anti-paparazzi campaigns among the children of celebrities.
With a fiercely protective mom like Jennifer and a doting dad like Ben, we’re sure that Violet is going to turn out just fine.
6 Train Wreck - Justin Combs
One of the most important things that our parents can teach us is how to fight our own battles. But when our parents are celebs who get preferential treatment wherever they go, this becomes a little bit tricky.
Take Justin Combs, for example, son of Sean “Diddy” Combs. He gained fame for his football skills which even won him a scholarship to UCLA, but back in 2015, his father was arrested for assaulting Justin’s football coach with a kettlebell after the coach reprimanded Justin about his performance at a practice. Not exactly the best example of parenting, now is it?
Sean is a father of six and has three baby mamas. Justin is his oldest child who just turned 23 this year. But if he’s going to have to go through life with an overbearing father who steps in to fight his battles we’re pretty sure there’s a train wreck in sight.
5 Too Innocent - Ace Simpson
It’s sad to think that people can be so narrow-minded and celebs are often at the receiving end of these haters. But how does it affect their kids?
Just a few days ago Jessica Simpson was the subject of a “mommy-shaming” incident on Instagram after she uploaded a cute snap of her 3-year-old son Ace attending a baseball game. The controversy revolved around the child’s long hair. Her fans commented saying it looked dirty and unkempt adding that as a multi-millionaire she could at least keep him looking neat. One hater wrote, "I thought that was your daughter. Sorry but he is a boy and needs a cut. What till [sic] he goes to school and he will get bullied."
It’s 2017 people, boys of any age can have long hair so get over it. We think Ace is just as cute and innocent as any other toddler.
4 Train Wreck - Kingston Rossdale
Gwen Stefani had three sons with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale while they were married (the musical pair divorced citing “irreconcilable differences” in 2016). They are Kingston McGregor (11), Zuma Nesta Rock (9) and Apollo Bowie Flynn (3).
Gwen has kept the boys out of the spotlight until now so it would seem like she is trying to give them a normal childhood. But Kingston is on the verge of adolescence and he’s no doubt aware of his parents' fame. It doesn’t seem like Stefani and Rossdale split amicably either, so he’s also got to deal with that. Because so little information about Kingston exists it’s hard to say how his life is going to turn out, but we have a sneaky suspicion that he might just go off the rails in the future.
3 Too Innocent - Zachary and Elijah Furnish-John
Sir Elton John and David Furnish married in 2005 and they have two sons, Elijah Joseph Daniel (4) and Zachary Jackson Levon (6). With one super wealthy dad you might think that these boys are destined to grow up with a silver spoon firmly in their mouths, but if Elton John has anything to do with it that is not going to happen.
In an interview with the Daily Mail last year John revealed that he plans to only leave a small portion of his $256 million fortune to his sons. He spent more than five decades building himself up in the music industry and he wants his children to understand the value of hard work. He explained saying, “You have to have some semblance of normality, some respect for money, some respect for work. They have to do chores in the house – take their plates to be cleaned, help in the kitchen, tidy their rooms and help in the garden, and each time they do they get a little star to put on these charts they’ve made.”
If Sir Elton John sticks to his guns then Zachary and Elijah may just turn out to be the most well-adjusted celeb kids ever!
2 Train Wreck - Barron Trump
Barron Trump has never had and never will know a “normal life”. Barron (11) is President Trump's fifth child and his only child with Melania Trump. And according to Melania Barron really takes after his dad.
Barron, who just moved into the White House on the 11th of June this year, has grown up living in Trump Towers where he enjoyed an entire floor, including living room, all to himself. His mom would wash him in a caviar scrub (which contained real caviar) every night and his every whim was instantly fulfilled. He’s already made several television appearances on The Apprentice and The Oprah Winfrey Show and seems to be used to the spotlight.
We can't see a way that this kind of lifestyle couldn’t mess you up, but who knows, maybe Barron will prove us wrong.
1 Too Innocent - Prince George Of Cambridge
Never mind having celeb parents, what happens when you end up being born into the most famous Royal family in the world? He might only be three years old, but Prince George of Cambridge is already living the kind of life the rest of us can only dream of.
With loving parents Prince William and Catherine, George is treated to only the best and meets famous people like Barack Obama on a regular basis. Even the clothes that he wears become hugely popular after he’s photographed in them and he has already posed for stamps. But can a little boy grow up to live a normal life in an environment like this?
We’d like to think that in this case, the answer is yes. If he’s anything like his dad, who lost his mom at such a young age and still turned out amazing, then there’s certainly a chance.