All celebrity families look so perfect… Right? The truth is famous people often have trouble and drama…
Some stars actually have dark pasts and not so caring parents. Despite that, they managed to conquer Hollywood and stardom.
These awful parents have no respect for the law… No wonder why they got jail time.
The following 7 celebrities parents committed crimes that got them jail time. Some even lost their lives.
7. Demi Moore
She didn’t have an easy childhood. Demi Moore’s parents split up before she was born.
Her mother and stepfather were both alcoholics and later her father-figure committed suicide…
After, this, her mother started having problems with the law. She even got arrested for drinking and driving and arson.
6. Leighton Meester
Leighton got famous in 2007 for her role as Blair Waldorf in the teen HBO drama “Gossip Girl.”
She became one of the most admired celebrities around the world.
But she had a rocky childhood. The Gossip Girl actress grew up with both parents in prison for drug dealing.
So, it was her grandmother who took care of her.
5. Dylan McDermott
He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut when his mother Diana was only 15 years old.
At 5, his parents divorced… So her mother took him to his Grandma.
Soon after, his mother started dating a drug addict and gangster called John Sponza.
One day, while Dylan was playing outside the house, he heard a gunshot. His mother was dead.
Such a tragedy.
4. Woody Harrelson
His father was Charles Harrelson, a professional murderer.
Besides killing people Harrelson was also suspected of kidnapping people.
In 1979, he got convicted of the murder of a judge. They gave him two life sentences.
He died in 2007 in prison because of a heart attack.
Imagine what a survivor Woody is. So impressive.
3. Tobey Maguire
The childhood of Spider-Man’s leading man wasn’t easy.
The actor’s parents were young when they had him. And just three years after they split up.
Growing up he lived with many different family members.
His father took care of three children by himself.
The stress finally got to him. After losing Toby’s sister to cancer, he tried to rob a bank to provide for the children.
The robbery happened in broad daylight. He got arrested and sentenced to two years in prison.
2. Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere’s father committed domestic violence in 2008.
He hit her mother in the face during a party at Eva Longoria’s restaurant, Beso.
He had probation for a couple of years for spousal battery.
1. Kellie Pickler
Both parents of the American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler’s followed dark paths.
Her father struggled with addiction. He spent plenty of time in prison.
Her mother was a mess too.. Convicted of prescription forgery and writing bad checks…
Kellie didn’t have a normal childhood.
It is a credit to her strength to see how she turned out.
While these stories are tragic, the strength these actors have is amazing
This sure proves that having a bad childhood won’t stop you from fulfilling your dreams!