Stars Who Are Estranged From Their Families


Fame and wealth does not necessarily mean that a person is gifted and has everything in his life. One would definitely want to share the privileges with his family but what if they are unfortunately estranged due to circumstances?

Vanessa Minnillo

Her father worked in the Air Force, and thus had to move them frequently – often to different countries, and was thus unable to create any long term friendships until her parents’ divorce in 1983.


50 Cent

His mother died while he was still a young boy, and his father abandoned him soon after, forcing him to live with his grandmother. He had to get by selling cocaine and marijuana for a living.


Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie and her father, Jon Voight, stopped speaking in 2001 after he publicly begged his daughter to seek help for her “serious mental problems.”


Marilyn Monroe

Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, lived most of her life with her mother, who incidentally married at the age of 15, and divorced not long after. She never knew her father, and she herself wedded at the age of sixteen.


Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler lived for ten years with Todd Rundgren, a man she believed was her father, until the lie was exposed. She later adopted her true father’s (Steve Tyler) name. However, she hasn’t spoken to her father for quite a number of years.


Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson and his father, Joe Jackson, were reportedly estranged at the time of the King of Pop’s death in 2009. During an interview, the singer recalled his father standing by with a belt in his hand while he and his father rehearsed. His mother was supposedly worried that Joe would beat the children to death.


Meg Ryan

Their feud reportedly started when Meg Ryan’s mother, Susan Jordan, was excluded from her daughter and Dennis Quaid’s 1991 wedding. Jordan later scolded her daughter in the press for having an affair with Russell Crowe. For years the two didn’t speak.


Brie Larson

The actress’ parents divorced when she was a little girl, after which she drifted apart from her dad. “When legally I didn’t have to have visitation with him anymore, I jumped on it,” she explained. “As a kid I tried to understand him and understand the situation. But he didn’t do himself any favors. I don’t think he ever really wanted to be a parent.”


Jack Nicholson

Having one of the saddest estrangements, he lived most of his life with the false belief that his ‘mother’ was his sister. He only found this out in 1974, 17 and 4 years after their respective deaths.


Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston, whose parents broke up when she was 9, became estranged from her mother, when she dished about their relationship in her 1999 memoir “From Mother and Daughter to Friends.” Her mother wasn’t even invited to her wedding with Justin Theroux.


Kim Zolciak

This Atlanta Housewife recently opened up about her estrangement from her parents, stating. “They did horrible things to me throughout these years in Atlanta, and I just let it go because those are your parents and they can do no wrong.”


Selena Gomez

She fired her parents as managers after their constant criticism of her relationship with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber and they haven’t spoken since.


Lindsay Lohan

After he made comments about her reported drug use, LiLo distanced herself from father Michael Lohan, stating, “I am sorry that my father has continually chosen to speak publicly about our relationship, my mother, my siblings and my professional team find his public media bouts unnecessary and damaging.”


Nick Carter

As a child, Nick was the unfortunate witness of constant brawls between his mother, and father. In his teenage years, he began drinking and abusing prescription pain pills.

In 2012 his younger sister, Leslie, overdosed on prescription pills, and he was attributed as the major cause of the tragedy.


Drew Barrymore

After entering rehab at age 13, she famously became emancipated at 15 from her parents, John and Jaid Barrymore.


Eric Clapton

He cut himself out of the lives of his daughter and family after she posted pictures of the rock legend online. They were reported to have had a bitter quarrel and haven’t spoken since.


Kate Hudson

Hudson was born in 1979 to Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, but they split shortly after she was born and divorced in 1982. For years, Bill and former wife Goldie bickered publicly about Goldie’s claims that he abandoned her children.



This Grammy winner’s father, Mark Evans, walked out on her family when she was just 2. “I let her down badly, and I wish I could turn the clock back and do things differently,” he told Daily Mail in 2012.


Heather Graham

The blonde beauty has never made her feud with her parents Joan and Jim Graham a hidden agenda, who she claims never forgave her for her raunchy role as a porn star in 1997’s Boogie Nights because of their devout Catholic beliefs.


Ariel Winter

The Modern Family actor hasn’t spoken to her mother, Chrystal Workman, in three-and-a-half-years. Ariel was legally emancipated from her mother in 2015 after allegations of physical and emotional abuse.


Demi Lovato

The singer, who broke down on stage while singing Skyscraper in Chicago last year, mentioned in 2012 that, “Sometimes there are people in your life that you have to cut out.” Supposedly referring to her father.


Justin Bieber

In a recent interview with Billboards, the singer admits that his relationship with mother – Pattie Mallette – has become “pretty non-existent” since she lives all the way in Hawaii, but he still loves her all the same.