Celebrities today are constantly being watched. Whether it’s what they’re eating, what they’re wearing, or who they’re hanging out with. Of course, celebrities do live normal lives as well. They fall in love, get married, and more often than not, they have children. As much as these children strive for normal lives, that isn’t always possible when your parents are always in the public eye.
If raising children is difficult, we can only imagine just how impossible it must feel to be a working mom in Hollywood. There are crazy stalkers, paparazzi, and the constant pressure to look and behave perfectly, just to name a few. Their jobs involve a very difficult work-life balance, so we completely understand that these celeb parents might have a few more rules and just your average family. It only makes sense that these celeb moms want to cut loose every once in a while and have a little fun, but sometimes, they don’t know how to keep it under control. There’s no business like show business. But at the end of the day, it is still a business, and these famous parents aren’t going to miss an opportunity to make the most out of their careers, or their children’s careers (whether they like it or not).
If there’s anything people love more than watching celebrities raise children, it’s watching them fail at it. Why? Because that’s Hollywood. We fantasize about the lives we can’t have or the mistakes we could never get away with. These moms may not be perfect, but it doesn’t mean we’re going to stop watching them.
15 Kim Kardashian
We’ll admit that Kim Kardashian has always had a lot of projects on the go—a booming reality television series (all thanks to her own mother, Kris Jenner), endorsements, a retail store, a custom social media app...the list goes on. Of course, she must be busy thinking about all of the work she must get done during the day. Apparently, these projects leave Kim a little too distracted as she was completely unaware that her first born, North West, took quite the tumble while walking down the street together. Of course, accidents happen. But perhaps, if Kim was a little more aware of her daughter’s presence, let alone her safety and well-being, she would have been able to securely prevent the knee-scraping incident. Or, you know, spend some quality time with her. Although, we’ll admit that this probably makes for some pretty viral lifestyle content for her social media app (#parentinggoals).
14 Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin wouldn’t be famous if it weren’t for her children. After all, she had eight of them, and they are the namesake to the family’s few reality television and spin-off series. We can’t imagine how stressful it would be raising a set of twins as well as sextuplets, but you would think that after a few years, Kate would learn to relax about it. Throughout the television series, Jon & Kate Plus 8 and Kate Plus 8, Kate has been known to be a bit of a control freak and a firm believer in rules. Kate’s life doesn’t only appear on the television screen, however, and the paparazzi caught her spanking one of her sextuplets, Leah, on the front lawn for apparently blowing a whistle. When any fun is considered too much fun at the Gosselin household, you would think that the small child would know better. Luckily for Leah, there were many witnesses in the area, and some of them even had the courage to call the police. Talk about a reality check.
13 Britney Spears
Oh baby, baby. Britney Spears’ baby, that is. Here, she can be seen driving her infant son, Sean, to a play date or perhaps a children’s learning group. Mommy-and-me yoga? Who cares? The pop star has her infant on her lap while she’s driving. We’re only surprised there isn’t a Frappuccino in her free hand. The sensibility in this photo is ridiculous, and we have so many questions running through our minds. We understand that all new parents are bound to make a few mistakes (after all, who’s perfect?), but we’re pretty positive this goes above and beyond, and Britney is totally breaking the law. Oh, and totally putting her baby’s life in danger. Maybe Britney noticed that she was lacking a sugary Starbucks Frappuccino and had to rush to the nearest coffee chain to get her fix? We’re sure that Sean will totally understand.
12 Farrah Abraham
What an adorable photo of Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham enjoying a sweet, summery (we’re assuming non-alcoholic) beverage with her daughter, Sophia. Look closer. Like, really close. Do you see what we’re looking at? No, it’s not Farrah’s obvious rhinoplasty. It’s the fact her daughter, Sophia, has a freshly waxed pair of eyebrows. Not one trace of an all natural unibrow in sight. No, Sophia didn’t call an Uber and ask for the cosmetic procedure herself; it was all Farrah’s idea. Well, Farrah decided to start plucking and waxing Sophia’s unibrow at the tender age of three in an effort to prevent Sophia from experiencing the total embarrassment that is a little extra eyebrow later on in life. We’re all for doing what makes you happy, but the fact that this was obviously not Sophia’s decision makes us a little concerned for any body image struggles down the line. Does mother really always know best?
11 Kris Kardashian
Yes, this is another post about Kim Kardashian, and no, it’s not what you’re thinking. Although this may look like an innocent photo of Kris Jenner supporting the booming career and ultimate rise in popularity of her daughter, Kim, it’s actually a symbol of a whole lot more than that. You see, considering that Kris’ last name is Jenner, it seems a little strange that their family reality show is called Keeping Up With The Kardashians. That’s actually because Kris has turned her own daughters with Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner into a brand, a trend, and literally a fame empire. Probably one of the most influential “momagers” in the business, Kris has expertly flaunted...ahem...exploited the sexuality, successes, and failures of each of her daughters in an effort to climb the celebrity social ladder. But in the name of fame, aren’t all risks worth it?
10 Jenelle Evans
Jenelle Evans is a mom known for literally being a mom. A teen mom, that is. The star of the reality television shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom has seen her own challenges that come with raising a child that young. That being said, you would think that she would have learned a lesson or two by now. The now mother of three has been in the public eye since she was a teenager, and we can’t imagine that to be an easy way to raise a child. Between charges for possession of drugs, parole violation, and even assault, you would imagine that Jenelle would make an effort to sort out her life to create a stable home for her children. Well, not exactly. Jenelle obviously has her own set of priorities. She even skipped a court appearance in 2012 because the date conflicted with her plans to attend a Ke$ha concert. If only she would put this much drive and determination into her parenting.
9 June “Mama June” Shannon
No, there isn’t actually any “bad” behavior in this photo. Well, unless you count the tacky matching wardrobe and future embarrassment for the child involved. June “Mama June” Shannon made her big break on the reality television series Toddlers and Tiaras where her daughter, Alana Thompson, also known as Honey Boo Boo Child, was a total hit. We’re not just talking about the pageant judges here. Honey Boo Boo became so popular that a spin-off show quickly developed following Alana, June, and the rest of their uniquely-nicknamed family. As uneducated as she may seem on the series, Mama June was quick to realize the fame and career opportunities that came with exploiting her daughter, Alana, and the rest of her family. Mama June was often criticized for her poor health which obviously manifested itself onto her daughters as well. Of course, when fame gives you weight gain, make a weight loss reality show. Which is just what she did, by the way. We guess Mama June isn’t above exploiting herself either.
8 Kelly Hyland
There’s no mom like a stage mom in this business. Besides revolving their lives around the training and success of their ultra talented dancing daughters, these dance moms also invest tens of thousands of dollars yearly so their daughters can have the best chance of a successful dance career. With that kind of money and time being invested, you can imagine the stress these moms are putting on their daughters. But what about the dance instructors? When Abby Lee Miller of Dance Moms pushed Kelly Hyland, mother of Brooke and Paige Hyland, too far, a total catfight ensued—hair pulling, slapping, gasps from the surrounding moms and children, followed by delicate dancer tears often only saved for the theatre, of course. It’s just a dance competition. Do you think they were overreacting? Kelly Hyland sure doesn’t believe so.
7 Nadia “Octomom” Suleman
Nayda “Octomom” Suleman is another one of those moms who is actually famous for being a mom. She may have given birth to octuplets in 2009, but she’s actually a mother of fourteen. Of course, with a name like “Octomom,” the world was watching her every move, and Nadya was often judged harshly for bringing so many children into this world and how she was raising them. Hey, that’s a lot of mouths to feed, and Nadya made sure to reach out to all available resources to give her children a healthy life. No, we’re not talking about social assistance. Nadya turned to the p*rn industry, using her famous “Octomom” name to promote the film as a way to make ends meet. Nadya then entered the “wholesome” business of stripping. In fact, she actually paid $5,000 to perform... ahem... strip at Miami’s Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club. Talk about a career investment. Perhaps she could have put $5000 into a stay-at-home business with her children instead?
6 Heidi Klum
When you’re a gorgeous model as successful as Heidi Klum, a caffeine fix during the day is more than expected. She’s also a busy mom of four. Three of them were spotted in this photo enjoying a warm cup of coffee to match mom while on a family outing to Starbucks. Wait, what? Coffee at such a young age? Sure, the actual contents of these iconic coffee cups hasn’t been confirmed, but even if Heidi’s children aren’t drinking coffee, what options do the children have? Hot chocolate? Tea? Regardless, the beverages are still filled with either tons of sugar, caffeine, or both. This kind of caffeine habit probably isn’t the best one to be passing to your children in our opinion. Maybe Heidi is preparing her children for a career or glamorous multitasking, and maybe she thinks that a cup of joe is the only way to make it through the day? We’re not sure if that’s the plan or not, but we do know these kids will probably be awake way past their bedtimes.
5 Katie Price
There is no denying that Katie Price is absolutely stunning. In fact, that’s sort of why she’s famous. She got her start in the UK posing as a glamour girl known as “Jordan.” Why the fake name, though? We have no idea. Katie sparked a parental outrage when, while attending a theatrical performance of Sleeping Beauty, her daughter, Princess, was not only decked out in a lavish costume, but some pretty intense makeup as well. Princess’ look mimicked her mom’s almost perfectly. Katie, of all people, let Princess turn to social media to defend the look, with Princess insisting that she did it all herself and that it was her idea. Sure, we get that the kid was just expressing herself, but perhaps it’s worth a mother-daughter conversation about how looks aren’t important. And when she’s not giving her daughter a crazy makeover, she’s abandoning her daughter at the airport. We really wish we were kidding.
4 Dina Lohan
Here’s another famous “momager” known for driving her kids crazy. Literally. We definitely don’t blame any of Lindsay Lohan’s actions ever, considering that her mother is Dina Lohan, the one and only (thank goodness for that part). Not one to typically promote a healthy, safe, or sane lifestyle for her daughter, Dina can often be found on the party scene, exploiting her daughter for fame and fortune, and fighting with her ex-husband, Michael Lohan. In 2013, Dina was arrested for drunk driving, not only putting herself at risk but the public as well. Oh, and it puts Lindsay at risk of losing her over-the-top stage mom and being forced to only work with her father (which we wouldn’t wish on anyone). We’ll admit that Dina has done a pretty okay job managing Lindsay’s childhood acting career, considering the craziness of Hollywood, but she needs to learn a lesson for herself and bet a much better role model for her out-of-control children.
3 Patricia “Tanning Mom” Krentcil
If only Patricia Krentcil experimented with a fake tanner instead of the tanning beds, she wouldn’t be in such an unfortunate situation. The “Tanning Mom” earned her name not only because of her obvious obsession with tanning salon sessions, but for bringing her daughter along for the experience, causing some pretty severe burns on the minor. Not only do the UV rays have lifelong effects on a child’s sensitive skin (or anyone’s skin, for that matter), but we can only imagine the psychological effects this will have on her daughter concerning trust and body image. Patricia was arrested when a nurse at her daughter’s school noticed the unusual burns on the minor’s body. She appeared in court, and although she was set free on a $25,000 bail, we’re sure that the long-lasting social backlash will keep this “Tanning Mom” in check next time she considers bringing her daughter to a tanning bed.
2 Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon has been known as one of Hollywood’s sweethearts for practically her entire acting career, and this photo is anything but a glamour shot. In fact, it’s Reese’s very own mugshot and a screenshot of her very own arrest. What could Reese Witherspoon possibly be doing that would warrant an arrest? She and her husband, Jim Toth (who was driving), were pulled over and made to complete a sobriety test, which Jim failed. In a drunken outrage, Reese began to resist arrest, using her celebrity status as a last-minute attempt to save the situation. But it did nothing other than have her arrested for disorderly conduct. Oops! We guess that the cops weren’t the biggest fans of her film at the time, Wild. Maybe she should have taken her onscreen character’s advice and walked all the way home instead of getting in a vehicle with a drunk driver. This is probably not the best example to be setting for her three children.
1 Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey will always be a household name whether we like it or not. She has worked hard for her career as a pop sensation, and she definitely deserves the famous payoff. Of course, if there is one thing Mariah is known for besides being a pop star, it’s being a total diva all the time. When she was being given her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, there was one special guest who wanted to share the moment—her son, Moroccan. When Moroccan was throwing a tantrum while being pulled away from his celebrity mother, Mariah didn’t even break a sweat. She didn’t bat an eyelash. It’s like she didn’t even notice. She was so wrapped up in the glitz and glamour of receiving this award that she didn’t let anyone ruin this moment for her; not even her children who probably just wanted a hug if we’re being honest.