One of the most important figures for a woman to have growing up is their father. Having a strong, loving and comforting male presence is something that many girls wish they could have, while many others take it for granted.
As we all know, regardless of how beautiful and glamorous they are, celebrities are real people, with real problems. Many female celebrities have suffered because they have issues with their parents, specifically their fathers. When you grow up without a strong male figure, it is sometimes difficult to recognize that quality in a life partner. Not having a strong male figure can also have a negative effect on a woman's self-worth.
The following fifteen ladies all have different, yet serious issues with their fathers and like many young women we know, it is not easy getting over them. This is why we at TheRichest thought it would be a good idea to show the world that regardless of who your father is and what he has done, you can have the power to overcome it.
To all the men reading this, if you are one day lucky enough to be a father, at least try to be a good one.
15 Kelly Rowland - Father Was An Alcoholic And Verbally Abusive
Kelly Rowland is best known as one of the members of iconic girl group Destiny's Child. Rowland, who found success at a young age may seem to have had quite an easy ride, but the reality of her life is far from that.
Rowland and father Christopher Lovett have had an interesting past. At the age of 7, Rowland and her mother left Lovett after he became verbally abused due to his alcoholism. Although her father spoke about wanting to reach out to his daughter and Rowland has expressed similar sentiments, she has also made it clear she will only do so when she is mentally strong enough.
Rowland is a spiritual person who believes that when you believe you can conquer anything, saying in a past interview “We all have different things that we go through in our everyday life, and it's really important to know just at the end of the day, it doesn't matter what you face, you know, that you're going to win at the end of the day. You got to believe in yourself. You got to believe in God, know that He's going to get you through it.”
14 Rihanna - Father Was Verbally And Physically Abusive To Rihanna's Mom
Throughout the years, Rihanna has managed to turn herself into a household name. The superstar, trendsetter, and bombshell is one of those women who oozes confidence.
What many people do not know about this smoking hot celebrity is that she grew up with a father who was addicted to drugs. Not only was he addicted to substances, but he was also extremely abusive, both physically and verbally to her mother, something that she had to witness for many years.
In 2012, during an interview with the iconic Oprah Winfrey, the pop star opened up about how witnessing that abuse throughout her life led her to an abusive relationship herself.
We are sure all of you remember when Chris Brown, Rihanna's boyfriend at the time brutally attacked her in 2009. As horrible as that was for the pop star, there was a plus to this incident said, Rihanna. Apparently, it was that she finally understood her father and was open to repairing the relationship. She even stated “ He was one of the best father’s. As awful as he was to my mom at times, it didn’t compare to how great he was as a father”, which is a pretty powerful statement.
13 Charlize Theron - Father Threatened Mother And Charlize With A Gun
Charlize Theron is a stunning and talented academy award winning actress. Theron, who has appeared in numerous productions is one of those female leads that anyone in the business would kill to work with. Theron is an incredibly strong woman, which has to do with what she went through throughout her life.
When the actress was younger, she was home from boarding school when her father, Charles was abusing the pair and threatening them as he drunkenly was wielding a gun. Her mother did the only thing she could and was forced to shoot her husband dead.
Theron rarely speaks about this traumatic experience but has gone on record saying “There's definitely an acknowledgment on my part that I had an experience a very traumatic experience, an event, in my life and somehow it’s formed me.”
12 Adele - Father Walked Out When She Was 18 Months Old
Adele is one of the most talented singers to ever live. Her perfect pitch, sultry voice and incredible lyrics are just a few reasons why she is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. What most fans know about Adele is that her life has not always been this glamorous.
When Adele was just an infant, her father, Mark Evans, walked out on her at the time, 18-year-old mother. Throughout her childhood, she and her father were hardly ever in contact. Her father reportedly blames his lack of presence in her life on alcoholism triggered by his own father's death.
Adele cut her father out of her life for good when he sold a story about their personal life to the press in 2011. She even told him she would “spit in his face” if she ever laid eyes on him again. Adele's father was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014 and is desperate to make things right with his little girl again.
11 Ariana Grande - Didn't Like Seeing Personality Traits That Resembled Her Father
On the outside, superstar Ariana Grande seems like she has a perfect life. She is stunning, talented and super, super famous. The singer, who has a heart of gold, is also very sensitive and emotional when it comes to talking about her family.
In 2014, Grande opened up and showed the world a side of her life that she had never really spoken about before. She wanted her fans to know about a tough time in her life, her turbulent relationship with her father. She stated "It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn’t like that about myself. I had to accept that it’s okay not to get along with somebody and still love them.”
Grande, who took the falling out with her father very hard has been dealing with her daddy issues and we at TheRichest hope that she and her father get past this and move on.
10 Kendall Jenner - Rarely Talks About Caitlyn
Kendall who is a super successful model and reality star has gone through a lot in the past few years. Her father transitioned into a woman and although she is very proud of her, there must be some pain while mourning the loss of that male figure you once had.
Jenner talks about her relationship with Caitlyn very little on the show and feels like she is trapped between both of her parents. Kendall deals with the situation very differently than sister Kylie and although she keeps to herself, it is obvious that the two of them are in some kind of pain.
9 Brooke Hogan - Has Photos Of Her Getting Very Close With Hulk
There is not a person in the world that can deny that Brooke Hogan and father Hulk Hogan have a weird relationship. Throughout the years, there has been a lot of inappropriate encounters that were caught by paparazzi.
In 2008, Brooke and her father were captured rubbing each other down with sun tan lotion. There was another incident where Hogan posted a photo of his daughter in a little, tight skirt and captioned it Brooke's Legs.
The internet went crazy on Hogan and his inappropriate posts which was when his little girl came to his defense saying “A dad can’t even be proud of his daughter without sickos making it something it’s not,” adding, “Really?? Go back to your farm, animals. #ignorant.”
But wait... there is more! In 2011, in celebration of her father's 58th birthday, she brought him as her date to the unveiling of her nude photo exhibition in Miami. This awkward birthday surprise was more reason for the internet to go crazy. We are not saying that she and her father have some sexual relationship, but the fact that people think that is bound to create some daddy issues.
8 Lindsay Lohan - Father Has Gossiped To The Press About Her
Former “it” girl Lindsay Lohan did not have the greatest parents. In fact, Lohan, who has probably two of the worst parents in Hollywood is one of those celebrities you can't help but feel bad for.
Her father, Michael Lohan has been found on more than one occasion gossiping to tabloids about his own child. Lindsay Lohan was extremely saddened when her dad became the father to two of her half-siblings. One of the children, who was conceived in 1995 while her parents were still married claimed to have spent a ridiculous amount on plastic surgery in hopes of morphing into Lindsay. It is obvious that Lindsay did not take this well and was not flattering.
Lohan, who has been in the limelight since she was a child was at one time a fierce contender in the acting game. However, her inner sadness, which we believe can be linked to her daddy issues, along with other things, drove her to drugs and drinking.
7 Bijou Philips - Her Sister Slept With Her Father
Bijou Philips was born into show business royalty. Daughter of John Philips, founder of Mamas and Papas, Bijou was no stranger to fame and what it can do to a family.
When Philips was only 13 years old, she was informed about the incestuous relationship her father shared with her older sister Mackenzie. Mackenzie made the allegations in 2009 on The Oprah Winfrey Show while promoting her Memoir titled "High On Arrival".
This caused a lot of heartache and confusion for the young girl and it is safe to say that it caused a lot of daddy issues.
It is nice to see that eventually, Philips was able to open her heart up fully to a man. She and Danny Masterson from That '70s Show have been married since 2011 and from what we can see, they are very happy!
6 Kylie Jenner - Father Transitioned To Caitlyn
Kylie Jenner is the youngest sibling of the Kardashian clan and over the past few years, she has been making headlines almost daily.
A few years ago, her father, Caitlyn (formerly known as Bruce) Jenner unveiled his identity as a woman and began his transition. Although we are sure that Kylie is happy for her father, there is a big chance that it had an impact on the young star.
Sadly, Jenner has never truly had a strong male father figure which is maybe why she dates older men and not young boys.
Kylie Jenner has a long road ahead of her, not only has she been in the spotlight since she is a child, she has been scrutinized almost all her life. To deal with the things she has dealt with in front of the entire world can't be easy and we hope it does not eventually catch up to her.
5 Beyonce - Stole From Beyonce
Beyonce's father was a much better manager than he was a dad. There is no denying that without Matthew Knowles and his management skills, there might not be a Beyonce in the world like there is today.
However, a few years ago, the talented singer fired her father. She wanted the split to seem amicable to the world but an audit of Beyonce's financial records revealed that her dad was actually stealing from her.
On top of stealing from his own daughter, Knowles was also discovered as a cheater, yes, he had been cheating on his wife of 30 years and even fathered two love children during their marriage.
Beyonce and her sister Solange are both still very close to their mother, their father, on the other hand, is no longer one of their favorite people.
4 Halle Berry - Father Used To Abuse Halle's Mother
Drop dead gorgeous actress Halle Berry is one of the most talented and fearless women in Hollywood. However, when it comes to finding a man, she never seems to get it right. The X-men star has sadly been in a few difficult relationships in the public eye, some of it even included emotional and physical abuse.
In 2011 the actress opened up and went on record saying “When I was a girl my mother had the s–t kicked out of her and her self-esteem moved onto me. I devalued myself and thought I wasn’t worth it. I chose partners that mimicked my father. It was only when I was in an abusive relationship and blood squirted on the ceiling of my apartment and I lost 80% of my hearing in my ear that I realized, I have to break the cycle. I did choose the wrong partners. Not always good men. Luckily, in recent years, I have been smart enough to hit the door when violence even becomes a possibility. That is something I will not tolerate.”
This explains her confusing and tumultuous relationship with the opposite sex.
3 Angelina Jolie - Estranged From Father, He's Said She Has Mental Problems
It is no secret that Angelina Jolie and father Jon Voight do not have the healthiest relationship. Jolie who has been estranged from her famous father for most of her life is vocal when it comes to criticizing her father. Whether it is for his multiple affairs while married to her mother or due to his absence during her childhood, Jolie is very open about not wanting a relationship with her dad.
In 2014, he was uninvited to her wedding to Brad Pitt and in 2002 Voight claimed that his daughter had “Serious mental problems”, around the time Jolie had been photographed making out with her brother James and wearing a vial of blood around her neck.
What is crazy and ironic is that Angelina and Brad's eldest daughter, who looks exactly like her grandfather announced that she would like to be called John instead of the name she was given at birth, which is Shiloh.
2 Ireland Baldwin - Alec Has Been Caught Being Verbally Abusive
It was the year 2011 when the world first got a glimpse into the life of Ireland Baldwin. Baldwin was only 11 years old at the time when a voicemail directed to her from her father was released.
In the recording you can hear her father, Alec Baldwin refer to his little girl as a “thoughtless little pig” after she did not answer his phone calls. Ireland opened up to Page Six Magazine at the time, saying
"He’s said stuff like that before just because he’s frustrated. For me, it was like, ‘OK, whatever.’ I called him back and I was like, ‘Sorry Dad, I didn’t have my phone.’ That was it.”
Now, little Ireland is growing up and it is rumored that she struggles with substance abuse and has even gone to rehab. She denies that her relationship with her father has anything to do with her other problems however, we are sure that the way he has spoken to her does not help.
1 Tatum O'Neal - Father Started Hating Her After She Became Too Successful
Tatum O'Neal followed her famous father, Ryan O'Neal's footsteps and became an actress. Tatum O'Neal found an incredible amount of success at a very young age and that is when problems with her father began “Things with my dad were pretty good until I won an Academy Award. He was really loving to me until I got more attention than he did. Then he hated me. "
The reality is that the pair always had a rocky relationship. In fact, at Farrah Fawcett's funeral, he did not recognize his own daughter and was hitting on her.
The father and daughter celebrity duo tried to repair their relationship during a short-lived reality show called Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals but have since stopped trying.
Tatum O'Neal has had one of the most interesting lives in show business and her life is one worth knowing about. She has seen, survived and lived a life that many of us will never understand which is what makes her so admirable.