Being a celebrity doesn’t mean anyone is exempt from family drama. In fact, now that reality television is on the rise with shows like Keeping Up With The Kardashians on E! and Braxton Family Values on WeTV, we know what is presented as the real dynamics between quite a few famous siblings. And while there are some celebrity siblings who just can’t seem to get enough of one another, it’s safe to say there are quite a few others who spend much of their time feuding with someone who grew up in the same home as them. Back in the day when the Kardashians were one of the first famous families on television, it seemed like Kim was the odd ball out as her family often accused her of being selfish and self-centered. But now, it seems like the new odd ball out is Rob Kardashian (I’ll get to that later).
And while famous twins Tia and Tamera Mowry seemed to be besties, their reality show Tia & Tamera revealed some pretty interesting dynamics between them as well. At the end of the day, it’s safe to say it is certainly a situation where famous siblings can say whatever they want about each other. But if anyone tries to come in and tear them apart, they’re a united front like never before, which isn’t really too much different than the average American family (not everyone can be Ben and Fred Savage). So, let’s take a look at the celebrity siblings who really just don’t seem to get along.
15. Rob and Kim Kardashian
Rob Kardashian was actually pretty close with his older sister, Kim Kardashian, at one point. And while he was always the one who was the most vocal about Kim’s diva behavior in the earlier seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, they always hugged it out like the end of an episode of Full House. But lately, their feud seems like it is beyond repair. It started when Rob began distancing himself from his family. He stopped making appearances on a show and pretty much stayed indoors for years. He even opted out of attending Kim’s wedding so that cameras wouldn’t snap photos of him after he gained about 100 pounds. Kim was arguably the ringleader in getting Rob back on track with the family. But her tough love approach didn’t seem to work. Things got uglier when he not only dated, but proposed to Blac Chyna, who was once Kim’s friend until they had a fallout over even more intense family drama. Now, it looks like they’ve been able to put the past behind them.
14. Kyle and Kim Richards
While everyone spent most of the time trying to figure out if these Bravo Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars were related to Denise Richards, Kyle and Kim (aunts to Paris and Nicky Hilton) were feuding on primetime television. Interestingly enough, it is pretty difficult to pinpoint what caused the issue between the sisters to begin with, but there’s no doubt that Kyle took a major issue with Kim’s reported drug addiction and drinking problem. Kyle has said it’s because Kim’s dog bit her daughter and gave her a bone infection. Kim said Kyle joked about the injury. Either way, it’s way too much to keep up with and the bottom line is, there might not really be a good reason for these two sisters to not get along. At one point it’s really she said, she said. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the issues they have with one another aren’t too deep to recover from. After all, they are family.
13. Julia and Eric Roberts
Julia‘s feud with her brother, Eric, is definitely an epic one. And part of it revolves around Eric’s daughter and Julia’s niece, popular actress Emma Roberts (small world, right?). Julia and Eric are ten years apart and were actually close before Eric’s drug and alcohol abuse issues. He ended up having a breakup with his then girlfriend, Kelly Cunningham, who is Emma’s mother. Julia stuck by Kelly’s side instead of her brother’s and even gave her money for a lawyer so Kelly could get custody of Emma. Clearly, much time has passed since then. So it’s safe to say their feud might really just be ancient. Still, it’s always a topic of conversation when celebrity sibling rivalries are discussed. The good news is, it doesn’t seem like Emma has been impacted by the once intense drama between her father and her insanely famous aunt. It’s also good to know Eric has gotten the help he needs to overcome the substance abuse.
12. Serena and Venus Williams
These two tennis superstars might get along off the court, but when it’s time to match up against one another, they become competitors and throw the sister card out of the window. The two have faced off against one another dozens of times and it’s safe to say they aren’t really fans of it. But what can you do when you are two of the greatest players in the game? Interestingly enough, they did have a bit of off-court drama. But I wouldn’t go as far as saying it was an all-out feud. There was speculation that Venus had an issue with Serena‘s partying habits back in 2014. They seemed to live different lives around that time. Venus’ representative spoke out about the rumors and said, “They are complete false. Venus and Serena always have been and continue to be close and supportive of one another.” Serena’s rep also said news of a feud was an “absolute lie and reckless…”
11. The Jonas Brothers
It was all good when The Jonas Brothers were a teeny bopping trio starring in Disney movies. But when they started to grow up and come into their own, it was only a matter of time before their different personalities, paths, and styles started to show. It got to the point where they ended up breaking up, which led to Nick Jonas‘ very successful solo career. Like, who saw that coming? Joe Jonas confirmed that the group disbanded because of too much drama. “Things came to a head when we had a meeting where we thought we were going to talk about how to release our new music and it ended up shifting into a fight.” He said it was Nick who suggested that they “close the chapter and move on.” And while Joe admitted he “freaked out,” it looks like that was one thing they could agree on in order to keep their brotherhood strong.
10. Madonna and Christopher Ciccone
Things turned ugly for the infamous pop singer and her brother, Christopher Ciccone, when she made headlines for feuding Ciconne, who is a shoe designer. He spilled all of the tea during an interview with the Evening Standard. “It would not make me unhappy to read an article that said ‘Christopher Ciccone’ and then ‘Madonna’s brother,’ rather than the other way around,” he admitted. It didn’t help that he also spilled most of Madonna‘s life secrets in a tell-all he wrote. He even name drops some of Madonna’s men in her life, from Guy Ritchie to Warren Beatty. He took it up a few notches and dished on the family drama as well as he revealed none of their family saw Madonna or her children for long periods of time. Still, he did tell the Evening Standard that they were trying to get on better terms. Only time will tell how this goes.
9. The Braxton Sisters vs. Tamar Braxton
All five of the Braxton sisters seemed to get along great when Braxton Family Values debuted on WeTV back in 2010. But when the sophomore season came around and the family saw what they described as Tamar morphing into a mean girl, the feuds began and have yet to end. Tamar has gotten into a screaming match with all of her sisters on the show, even the oldest, Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton who Tamar seems to be the closest with. The biggest feud for Tamar comes from her sister Towanda Braxton, who has been adamant about saying Tamar lies in front of the camera, while Tamar questions why Towanda doesn’t support her in her endeavors. The ladies have gone head-to-head when it comes to the men they are married to (or dealing with) and over their careers, after Tamar and her husband Vincent Herbert got their own show Tamar and Vince. Still, when fans try to come for them, their sisters are the first ones to step in and stop it.
8. Ashlee and Jessica Simpson
These two former pop stars might live similar lives now — Ashlee is married to the artsy Evan Ross (could you imagine having Diana Ross as your mother-in-law?) and Jessica Simpson is married to NFL star Eric Johnson — but when Jessica was in her prime, Ashlee was known as Jessica’s little sister. And while she tried to come out with her own punk-rock sound, it didn’t seem to work. Ashlee even released a song called “Shadow” in 2004 and opened up about what it was like for her to consistently be compared to her older sister. I think Beyonce‘s younger sister, Solange, can relate to this. Now, Ashlee has certainly come into her own and really isn’t thought of as the younger sister of Jessica Simpson anymore (especially since Ashlee’s music career proved more successful than Jessica’s), but their feud was said to have hit a high point when their father and mother split. Their father was diagnosed with prostate cancer shortly after. This seems to have been a good time for them to stop their feud and come together as a family.
7. Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears
While Britney Spears was the big sister millions of teen girls wished they had, she was said to be feuding with her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears. This was for many of the same reasons that sparked Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s reported feud. Jamie Lynn Spears was definitely living in Britney’s shadow when she first hit the scene, but just like Ashlee, she was able to make a name for herself and even starred in a popular Nickelodeon series Zoey 101. Jamie Lynn definitely separated herself from Britney when it was revealed Jamie would be a teenage mother. Still, life hit both of them hard and Britney had her own meltdown nearly ten years ago, including the pivotal moment when she shaved her head. But now that they are both older, it’s safe to say they have grown closer over time. They’ve been spotted together on many occasions recently, including a recent family trip to Planet Hollywood in Orlando, Florida with their children.
6. Kylie and Kendall Jenner
These two are the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family and while they are also the closest, they have no problem going head-to-head. Rumors even rumbled that they had a feud of their own amid Rob and Kim Kardashian’s big blowout. One of their biggest arguments that aired on Keeping Up With The Kardashians is when the girls were getting ready for the ESPY Awards and Kylie refused to let Kendall borrow a dress. Kendall and Kylie then resulted in calling one another some very inappropriate names. Rumors have also spread that Kendall isn’t a fan of Kylie coming into her world of modeling, where Kendall has been dominating for quite some time now. Still, despite their alleged feud (which I without a doubt think exists at least once a week), they are extremely close and will defend one another against any unruly Instagram or Twitter troll who tries to belittle the other.
5. Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen
Many probably didn’t know that Charlie Sheen had a famous brother, but it’s probably because they really didn’t get along for years. The feud might be a family affair type of situation because their father, The West Wing actor Martin Sheen once got into a physical fight with Estevez when he was only 14. The two were in the Philippines filming for Apocalypse Now when Marlon Brando had to step in and break it up. Hey, at least that explains a lot about Charlie and Estevez. But now, Estevez has said that Charlie “is a changed man.” This was after Charlie’s dramatic exit from Two and a Half Men. “He’s got his voice back. And I think he’s got his focus,” Estevez told Access Hollywood Live. “I think he’s really got it together.” The family also seemed to come together after Charlie announced that he was HIV-positive back in November of 2015.
4. Alec and Stephen Baldwin
These two… They have no problem admitting their ongoing feud or even displaying it in public. In one of their latest rants (via Twitter), Alec Baldwin made it clear he had an issue with his brother Stephen voting for President Donald Trump. Stephen tweeted that their late father would be ashamed of Alec and their third brother Billy for their stance against Trump. Stephen also had a few words for Alec after he did an impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. “I don’t think it’s very funny,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anything funny about this election.” During Alec’s appearance, he also made fun of Stephen and called him, “best Baldwin brother.” Yeah, that one was oozing with sarcasm. As for what caused their feud to begin with, it’s safe to say their difference in their very strong opinions definitely played a part in the entire thing. Maybe they should just leave their late father out of it.
3. James and Dave Franco
They might be the best looking pair of brothers in Hollywood, but that could have also sparked what Dave Franco said is much distance between him and James. “As much as I love and respect my brother, I’ve had to distance myself from him, work-wise. It’s weird because people think we’re very similar because the way we look and the way we talk is similar. But anyone who knows us really well knows that we’re very different personalities.” He added that there are lots of parts that he would never go for because he knows that James would be better. But it’s said it works both ways. Dave is the younger brother but his career is nothing to scoff at, including the Now You See Me franchise. If anything, their friendly sibling rivalry is one that could lead as an example for other famous siblings in Hollywood. Gotta love it.
2. Tia and Tamera Mowry
These famous twins definitely don’t hate one another. But they have certainly had a few sibling rivalry moments. The thing is, we would have never known if it wasn’t for their reality series Tia & Tamera. It’s not clear why the show ended on Style network after three seasons (whatever the reason, I’m really sad it did because it was really good), but the show let us see drama between the sisters that got pretty explosive at times. There was the moment when Tamera was livid after Tia tried to take a detour on the way to Tamera’s wedding so that she could have a quick “babymoon” with her husband. Tia was also upset after Tamera said their mother would be the one to take care of their children if something happened to Tamera or her husband Adam. They also bumped heads over their parenting styles. It’s safe to say the show helped us see just how different these sisters are.
1. Elle and Dakota Fanning
These two bombshells make sure they keep their distance from each other at all costs, literally. They purposely live on opposite sides of the country to make sure their lives are as separate as possible. Elle, 18, said that she and 22-year-old Dakota don’t even talk about their films together, during an interview with Philippine Daily Inquirer. She said she lives in Los Angeles while Dakota lives in New York City. “We decide (separately) on which films we want to do. We never read each other’s scripts. That’s off-limits.” Dakota also opened up about life with Elle and downplayed her own fashion sense after Elle joked about raiding her closet. “I’m not sure why she’d be interested in my clothes. They’re so boring compared to everything she wears – now I’m looking in her closet for a little treat when I go home.” So maybe they don’t HATE each other…
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