Hollywood's Most Famous Family Feuds
Even celebrities can't escape family drama. Many famous figures have rivalries with their relatives, whether they hate their siblings or can't stand their parents. Some of these celebrity family feuds stem from traumatic childhood incidents, while others are the results of money problems. And forget the adage that time heals all wounds – a few of these family feuds have been stewing for decades.
What famous family feuds will you find on this list? Lindsay Lohan numbers among celebrities who hate their parents. The saga of Lohan and her father, Michael, has been a roller coaster ride of family dysfunction. Lindsay has cut off communication with her dad on multiple occasions, like in 2009 after he released voicemails of her crying to the media. Both father and daughter have struggled with substance abuse. Tatum and Ryan O'Neal also have a difficult father/daughter relationship.
Tori and Candy Spelling have had problems for years, most notably following the death of Tori's father Aaron Spelling in 2006. Though the media mogul was worth over $600 million, Tori only received $800,000 from his estate. Tori and Candy's relationship remains strained, but they reportedly get together for birthdays and holidays. Other real family feuds have brewed between Noel and Liam Gallagher, Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland, and Eminem and Debbie Mathers.Are you surprised that so many famous people fight with their families? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Angelina Jolie reportedly felt angry at her father, Jon Voight, for not being around when she was growing up. Though the two have reconciled on numerous occasions – notably when Voight was cast as Jolie's father in Tomb Raider – things seem to have fallen apart yet again. Voight wasn't invited to Jolie's 2014 wedding to Brad Pitt.
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Jay-Z and his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles, had a very public fight in 2014 when Knowles was seen attacking HOVA in an elevator. Both sides have said that they are on good terms following the incident.
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Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland are the only set of sisters to both win Oscars, but that doesn't mean that they have an award-winning relationship. Their troubles started in childhood, as Olivia was reportedly her mother's favorite child. When the older Olivia became an actress, she was resentful when Joan later wanted to do the same thing, and the sibling rivalry grew. The feud came to a head at the 1942 Oscars, where both sisters were nominated for Best Actress. While Olivia was expected to win, the younger Joan stole the prize, and reportedly snubbed her sister's congratulatory remarks.
Olivia got her big moment, though, when she won her own Oscar in 1947 and publicly ignored Joan. While this was rumored to be payback for Joan's snub, it may have actually been a response to a different diss. After Olivia de Havilland married novelist Marcus Goodrich, Joan Fontaine publicly remarked, "All I know about him is that he’s had four wives and written one book. Too bad it’s not the other way around."
The sisters continued to have a competitive, yet communicative relationship until their mother passed away in 1975 – and Joan was not invited to the funeral.
They were said to have not spoken to each other for decades, but both claimed that they didn't hold hostility toward the other. But when asked about their relationship by People in 1978, Joan replied, "You can divorce your sister as well as your husbands. I don’t see her at all and I don’t intend to."
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The saga of Lindsay Lohan and her father, Michael, has been a roller coaster ride of family dysfunction. Lindsay has cut off communication with her dad on multiple occasions – including in 2009, after he released voicemails of her crying to the media. Both father and daughter have struggled with substance abuse.
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Jennifer Aniston's difficult relationship with her mother, Nancy Dow, dates all the way back to the Friends actress' childhood. Aniston has said that Dow was very critical of her growing up. They officially became estranged in 1999 after Dow released her memoir, in which she talked about Aniston. They have since reconciled, but they don't have a close relationship.
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Madonna found herself in a feud with her brother Christopher Ciccone after he published his memoir, Life With My Sister Madonna, in 2008. Ciccone accused his famous sister of cheating on her then-husband Guy Ritchie in the book. They have reportedly reconciled in recent years.