There are so many celebrities out there who are completely self-absorbed that it’s impossible for them to make good parents. While there are some celebs who put their family before their career, there are plenty out there who let the nanny take care of their children while they lead their glamorous lifestyle. Being a parent isn’t an easy job and not everyone is good at it–which is why there are a lot of bad parents out there. Unfortunately for celebrity parents, everyone notices their mistakes and bad choices. After years of being neglected and overlooked, many celebrity kids go off the deep end and the parents are often responsible.
Then there are some celebrities whose parents pushed them into the business at an early age. Sure there are some child stars who have decent parents, but it’s very rare. What kind of a parent would put their child into a business that’s known for being as brutal as Hollywood? Not only are they putting their kids into a life of drugs, booze, and partying, they are also selfishly exploiting them in order to make money. If the kid wants to be an actor and the parents aren’t total jerks, they’ll make sure the kid doesn’t work too much, doesn’t hang out with the wrong people, and puts their money in a safe place so they can have it when they’re older. Unfortunately, those kinds of parents are few and far between.
Here are the worst celebrity parents of 2017 and the ones to look out for in 2018.
20. Coming For 2018: Mama Kylie
Is Kylie Jenner really pregnant? No one knows since it hasn’t been confirmed by Kylie or anyone in the Kardashian-Jenner family. If Kylie is pregnant with 25-year-old boyfriend Travis Scott’s child, it means that she will give birth later this year–maybe even around the time that her older sister Khloe is due. Is the 20-year-old fit to be a mother? Probably not. However, age doesn’t exactly determine whether or not a person would be a good parent but it is a good indication. While she has the money to raise a child, Kylie is way too self-absorbed to give a child the love and attention that they need. Luckily for Kylie, she has two older sisters with children who can help her to navigate her new life as a mom–and she has plenty of money to hire nannies.
19. Don’t Cash Her Mom Ousside
The fact that this woman even thought it was a good idea to bring her ill-behaved daughter on Dr. Phil gives you an idea of what kind of mom she is. The mother of Danielle Bregoli (“Cash Me Outside” girl), Barbara landed herself in hot water after a suspicious video went viral. It is believed that this video depicts Barbara beating Danielle and calling her a b**ch. According to Danielle, the video is of her and her mother but she says it was just “horseplay”. Sure. Though the video is at least two years old, Barbara is being investigated by the police. Even though Barbara may not be the world’s best mother, Danielle made headlines again when she paid off her mom’s mortgage which is pretty generous considering the video.
18. He Said Himself That He Was A Bad Dad
Unlike Scott Disick, Brad Pitt has admitted that he’s been a bad father–but that still doesn’t excuse the fact that he’s a bad dad. In an interview with GQ, the actor admitted that when he was going through his divorce with Angelina Jolie, he realized he hadn’t been as good a father as he hoped, saying, “I gotta be more. I gotta be more for them. I have to show them. And I haven’t been great at it.” He has admitted to making mistakes as a father over the years but, according to the rumors, he’s made a lot of them including abusing them both physically and verbally. While we don’t know if that is true, we do know that the Fight Club actor himself admitted to not being a great dad and we’ll have to take his word for it. Luckily the kids have an awesome mom who takes care of them.
17. Coming For 2018: Baby Number Nine
Mel Gibson has made somewhat of a comeback in the last year even after his reputation was tarnished because of his drunken anti-semitic rants and violent threats to his ex-girlfriend. Like almost every racist, wrinkly dirtbag in Hollywood, Gibson has a young new wife, 27-year-old Rosalind Ross (who is ten years younger than Gibson’s oldest daughter Hannah) who gave birth to their son in 2017. Gibson doesn’t have a great track record as a dad to his other eight children and was even accused of dropping his daughter Lucia while smoking a cigarette. As Hollywood gives him a new chance (that he doesn’t deserve) to be a big star again, he also has a new chance (that he doesn’t deserve) to be a good father. Since he’s already been a bad father to eight children, we’re going to assume that he’s not going to get any better.
16. A Modern Family
Ariel Winter‘s mother, Crystal Workman, should go down in history as one of the worst mothers of all time. When she was just a kid, Winter’s mother would take her to parties and keep her out all night, neglected her education, and over-sexualized her so that she could look 25 when she was only 12. Winter officially became emancipated from her mother in 2015 and has since opened up about the abuse she suffered. But even though the Modern Family actress is an adult, her mother is still speaking out about her and criticizing her any chance she gets. Recently Workman spoke about how she didn’t approve of the way her daughter dressed, saying, “I feel sad that she feels the need to expose herself when it’s not necessary.” Gee, that’s rich.
15. Scott’s Tots
While Scott Disick parties all day and all night with teenage girls, he has three kids at home who rarely see their dad. Over the years, we’ve seen Scott leave his son in the car, miss his daughter’s birthday party, do drugs while his kids were in the house, and cheat on his baby mama, Kourtney Kardashian. Let’s not forget about the fact that Scott is 15 years older than his girlfriend Sofia Richie (he’s 36 and she’s 19) and she’s actually closer in age to his oldest child, Mason (8), than she is to him. Creepy. Scott has been a bad dad for a while now but this year he has really taken the cake with his boozy antics, creepy hookups, and drug addictions that he refuses to get help for. Seriously this guy is a piece of work and you can bet that he’s going to only become a worse dad in 2018.
14. Here Comes Mama June
Unfortunately, Mama June, mother of Honey Boo Boo, isn’t as wholesome as TLC wants you to believe. The hit TV show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo ended suddenly after Mama June decided to rekindle her romance with a registered sex offender, Mark McDaniel, who, according to a police report, spent a decade in jail for molesting her daughter Anna. Why would she choose to start up a relationship again with someone who she knew abused her daughter and spent time in prison for it? We don’t know. But what we do know is that TLC didn’t waste any time because she ended up getting her own reality show after Honey Boo Boo was canceled. TLC is shameless. Despite the backlash, you can expect Mama June to be raking in the dough by selling out her daughters like a hillbilly Kris Jenner.
13. She Cropped Out Her Own Daughter!
Kim Kardashian has never been accused of being an abusive mother but she has often been called neglectful and negligent. First of all, she named the poor kids North and Saint which are both terrible names and she treats her kids like they are fashion accessories. She dresses North up in ridiculous ensembles, lets her wear makeup, and even waxed her eyebrows when she was just a baby. The paparazzi has often caught North falling or tripping while Kim wasn’t paying attention and she got a lot of flack for the time that she cropped North out of her Instagram picture. What kind of mom does that? Nobody ever said that Kim would make a good parent but you’d think she’d try a little harder than she is right now. Unfortunately for us, we won’t know just how terrible of a mother she is until North grows up and writes a tell-all memoir.
12. He Hasn’t Seen His Daughter In 3 Years
According to the rumors, Tom Cruise hasn’t seen his daughter Suri in over three years and even missed her 10th birthday party. According to a former high ranking member of the church of Scientology, if the Mission: Impossible star wasn’t famous, he wouldn’t be allowed to see his daughter at all since she is not part of the church. However, Cruise knows that according to his beliefs, associating with anyone who is not in Scientology will actually hinder his growth in the church–which means he doesn’t want to see his daughter even though he is technically allowed to. According to the church, Suri is a PTS (Potential Trouble Source) which means it would go against his religion to bond with his daughter. We don’t know for sure that this is the case but since we know what his beliefs are and we never see photos of the two of them together, it would make a lot of sense.
11. Dream? More Like Nightmare!
Let’s face it, Rob Kardashian is just a horrible person all around. He’s selfish, entitled, lazy, self-centered man with a short fuse. When he was dumped by Rita Ora, he spread nasty rumors about her on social media that she had cheated on him multiple times and he still talked about Adrienne Bailon years after they broke up claiming that she cheated on him as well even though she says otherwise. After his baby mama Blac Chyna broke up with him just months after their daughter Dream was born, he started posting her private and explicit photos on Instagram and Twitter in retaliation. Basically, he’s a big, whiny baby who is definitely not fit to raise a child because he is a child. Anyone who does something so horrendous and evil to the mother of their child isn’t fit to be a parent.
10. She Forgot About Her Kids
Nicole Kidman made headlines in 2017 when accepted an Emmy for her role in Big Little Lies and she thanked her two children, Sunday and Faith, but forgot to mention her two adult children, Isabella and Connor whom she adopted with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise. Like Cruise and Suri Cruise, many believe that it’s Scientology that drove a wedge between Kidman and her two older children who are believed to be part of the church like their father. While Kidman has said that she loves and supports her children, they allegedly want nothing to do with her. Even if they do harbor resentment toward their mother, she could have still thanked them in her acceptance speech. Though we don’t know exactly what the situation is between them, it still would have been nice of her to mention her other kids.
9. She Took A Break From Her Daughter
Farrah Abraham got her start on MTV’s Sixteen and Pregnant and then went on to Teen Mom which helped to make her somewhat of a celebrity and tried to follow in Kim Kardashian’s footsteps by starring in an x-rated video but it didn’t exactly work out for her like it did for Kim. Farrah will do just about anything for fame even if makes people hate her. To her, bad press is good press. Farrah got some flack in 2017 for posting a photo of her daughter, Sophia, wearing makeup for picture day and she got a lot of hate in 2016 for waxing her daughter’s eyebrows. When Sophia was just four years old, she took a “break” from being a mom so that she could have more time to give interviews and to appear at clubs and parties. According to Farrah, “It’s healthy that we have a break. She has her own life and is doing her own thing, and I’m doing mine.” Yikes.
8. He Owes $100,000 In Child Support
We all know by now that Dean McDermott is not the best husband since he confessed to cheating on his wife, Tori Spelling, with a woman a few years back. It also didn’t help that there was footage of McDermott musing with the production crew of her reality show, True Tori, about leaving her. McDermott’s ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace claims he owes $100,000 in child support and alimony payments. He admitted that he owes her money but can’t pay because he’s not “making a ton of money right now.” However, McDermott and Spelling just welcomed their fifth child and, according to Eustace, “he shops visibly and throws lavish parties for his other five children.” Also, in True Tori, Spelling spoke about his shortcomings and how he doesn’t put the kids first. We tend to side with Tori.
7. Good Manager, Bad Mom
It’s fair to say that while Kris Jenner is a great manager, she is a terrible mom. She says that she cares about her kids but it appears that the things she cares the most about are money and fame. The family was launched into stardom after Kim’s sex tape was “leaked” and there are some who believe that it was actually Kris who orchestrated the entire thing. This isn’t that hard to believe because she is the “momager” and she takes a lot of credit for how the family is seen in the media. It is also believed that Kris has helped to orchestrate Kylie’s mysterious pregnancy to coincide with Khloe’s and Kim’s surrogacy in order to keep the family relevant in the media. Though we don’t know for sure if this is the case, we do know that Kris seems to be more interested in the money her children make than her actual children.
6. Even Rosie Has Her Thorns
According to Rosie O’Donnell‘s daughter Chelsea, she and her mom haven’t gotten along for a few years now. In a recent interview, the 19-year-old relayed a terrifying story that she claimed happened in 2015. According to the story, Rosie was angry that Chelsea had gotten a tattoo and she attacked her: “She picked up a wine bottle and started chasing me, trying to take off my clothes. She told me if I didn’t show her if I tried to leave, that she would hit me with the wine bottle, call the police and tell them that I had attacked her.” While we don’t know how much of this is true, we do know that Chelsea had been a bit of a problem child in her youth, once being found with a 26-year-old man who was caught with heroin. Rosie claims her daughter is mentally ill while Chelsea still maintains that it’s untrue.
5. Coming For 2018: He Can’t Be Within 100 Yards Of His Son
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton announced that they were getting a divorce in 2014 amid rumors of adultery on Thicke’s part and things had appeared to be rocky since he was photographed grabbing a woman’s behind at a club and his controversial VMA performance with Miley Cyrus back in 2010. Just this year, a 911 call was placed by the nanny of Thicke and Patton’s son Julian who said that Thicke was violating his temporary restraining order by getting too close to Julian and refusing to leave. Thicke is required to stay 100 yards away from both Patton and Julian and Julian allegedly begged his nanny to call the police in order to keep his father away from him. Thicke claims that he has done nothing against the child or his ex-wife but if Julian doesn’t want anything to do with him, then neither do we. Thicke’s 21-year-old model girlfriend, April Love Geary, is expecting their first child.
4. She’s Not So Charming
Kathryn Dennis is not the most liked cast member of Southern Charm and for good reason. According to the nanny, Dennis saw her kids as “toys” or “props” and not as actual children who depended on her and that she would often stay out all night partying instead of at home with her kids. The nanny also described the house as “reeking of cigarette smoke” and that the kids were often “unbathed, in dirty clothes, with matted hair.” It was also revealed by Deidre Politelli’s daughter, Paige that she “drank red wine and took Adderall all during her pregnancy.” The custody battle between Dennis and the children’s father Thomas Ravenel is still raging on but gained custody of the two children after Dennis failed a drug test. Dennis has claimed that she’s turned her life around but that remains to be seen.
3. Coming For 2018: Strange Parents
We all know that the parents of child stars are usually not the best parents out there and it’s slowly coming to light that Millie Bobby Brown’s parents are no different than the rest of them. In 2016, Brown’s father, Robert, got flack for allegedly demanding that he get $100,000 from agents to represent his daughter. This isn’t illegal but it’s just not done in Hollywood and it shows just how greedy he is. According to the rumors, Brown’s parents have been running her into the ground in order to make more money off of her and pocketing the money she’s made from her acting gigs. A blind item that is assumed to be about the Stranger Things actress claims that she is planning to emancipate herself from her parents because she is tired of being their cash cow and wants to be in control of her finances.
2. Coming For 2018: Babies Having Babies
Charlie Heaton may play a kid on Stranger Things but he’s actually an adult with a child of his own. Heaton is 23 and has a three year old son with ex-girlfriend Akiko Matsuura. The two were once in a rock band together called Comanechi. According to the rumors, he hasn’t exactly been the best dad and has only recently started spending more time with his son–but still rarely visits. Even if these rumors aren’t true, it’s hard to believe that he’s a good dad after he got caught with cocaine at LAX in 2017 because he “somehow” got some in his wallet. It doesn’t appear that the Stranger Things star is making good decisions in his life and he’s probably not the best dad either. Hopefully his girlfriend and costar Natalie Dyer will help him to get his life together.
1. Bad Daddy Of Five
These parents made money off of tormenting your children, filming it, then posting the video online and they finally got busted for it in 2017. Mike Martin, the creator of the YouTube channel DaddyOFive, pulled cruel “pranks” on his kids, one of which depicted Martin and his wife Heather screaming at his youngest child, Cody, after they had sprayed disappearing ink on the floor. The two yelled obscenities at poor Cody before Martin told him, “It’s just a prank, brah.” Most of the videos depicted the couple either yelling at the children or telling them that they were going to be adopted. Martin and his wife have now lost custody of two children featured in their prank videos. In this case, “prank” is just a nice word for abuse and they ended up losing custody of two of their kids. Their apology video was viewed over 2 million times.
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