15 Messy Celebrity Family Feuds

15 Messy Celebrity Family Feuds

Much like every other defaming detail leaked to the press, a star’s private family matters are often splashed across the newsstands. Case in point: Lindsay Lohan and her battle with her father Michael Lohan. Her father’s shady ways took center stage in 2012 when Michael secretly recorded and leaked a phone conversation with a distraught Lindsay who alleged her mother had been abusing drugs and alcohol. She also said that the argument with mother Dina Lohan turned physical before she got Michael on the line. Lindsay’s dad wasted no time sending the recording to media outlets who immediately published the tape. Messy. Needless to say, the father vs daughter feud will forever go down as one of the messiest celebrity family feuds. Check out other stars whose beef with their father/mother/sister/daughter made headline news.

Rihanna vs. Ronald Fenty

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After Chris Brown abused Rihanna in 2009, Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty failed to reach out to his daughter during her time of personal turmoil. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Rihanna blasted her father for failing to make communication during her time of need alleging that during her tour her father behaved inappropriately and was ultimately asked to head back to Barbados. Offended by the dismissal, Ronald stopped speaking with his daughter. During the one-sided silent treatment after Rihanna’s assault, Fenty shared information about the star with media outlets and even sat down for interviews without Rihanna’s consent. In response, Rih-Rih went public with his former drug habit and domestic abuse against her mother.

Lindsay Lohan vs. Michael Lohan


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In 2012, Lindsay Lohan’s mom Dina Lohan bashed Lindsay’s dad Michael Lohan for attempting to stage an intervention for Lindsay without her presence. Prior to Michael’s stunt, Lindsay filed a petition for a restraining order and the entire family proceeded to publicly slam Michael for using the intervention as a means to gain publicity.

Beyonce vs. Matthew Knowles

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Beyonce is notorious for keeping her private life out of the public eye, but her falling out with father and former manager, Matthew Knowles made headline news after it was revealed that the married Knowles had a child out of wedlock with his longterm mistress. Soon after, Beyonce fired her father as manager and Matthew has since mentioned in multiple interviews that his relationship with Beyonce is strained. During his 2013 wedding to aforementioned longterm mistress, Beyonce and sister Solange were no-shows.

Jennifer Aniston vs. Nancy Dow

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 Jennifer Aniston and her mother Nancy Dow were estranged for over a decade after Dow gave a revealing interview about their often rocky relationship at the height of Aniston’s Friends fame. After the 1996 interview, Aniston allegedly told her mother she would never forgive her for “betraying her trust,” Dow twisted the knife a mere three years later by releasing her book, “From Mother And Daughter To Friends: A Memoir”, a tell-all about her strained relationship with Aniston. Jennifer kept her distance until a reconciliation in 2005 following her split from Brad Pitt.

Christina Aguilera vs. Fausto Aguilera

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Christina Aguilera has made no secret about her past emotional and physical abuse by her father. Her most heart wrenching hits including, “Hurt” and “I’m Ok” were confirmed to have been based on the Aguilera’s strained relationship with her dad.

Kobe Bryant vs. Pamela Bryant

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The Black Mamba and his mama had a messy falling out after Pamela Bryant sold over 100 mementos throughout her son’s career to an auction house for a reported $450,000. Pamela is said to have auctioned off his No. 24 jersey from his freshman year of high school, All-Star rings from his 1998-2000 game appearances, and his surfboard award from the Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards. The Lakers player later sued the auction house for illegally buying and selling his property.

Madonna vs. Anthony Ciccone

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The feud between Madonna and her homeless brother has become the longest, most drawn-out sibling feud in history. After cutting her drug-addicted and homeless brother off, Anthony Ciccone lashed out on the Material Mom for not helping him out during his time of need. Before calling his sister out in an interview, Anthony previously penned a tell-all book chock full of hateful allegations about his sister.

Leighton Meester vs. Constance Meester

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The Gossip Girl actress’ ex-con mom, Constance Meester filed a $3 million counter-suit against the Leighton, alleging that her famous daughter retracted a verbal agreement to pay her $10,000 a month, cancelled her health insurance, and assaulted her in December 2010. In an attempt to drag her daughter’s name through the mud, Constance went public with her daughter’s “malicious” treatment. In response to the six-figure suit, Leighton filed her own suit claiming she sent her mother $7,500 a month to support her brother, and that her mom used it on her own personal expenses like Botox injections.

Ariel Winter vs. Crystal Workman

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Modern Family actress’ actual family life isn’t as quirky as the television sitcom. Ariel Winter and her mother Crystal Workman’s family feud escalated last year after allegations of parental abuse, statutory rape, and concerns over Winter’s seven figure salary surfaced. After the allegations were made, Winter’s older sister Shanelle Gray was granted temporary guardianship of the young starlet as court hearings regarding the abuse continues. According to Winter, Workman “slapped, hit and pushed” the actress in addition to “emotional abuse” such as personal insults pertaining to her weight and name-calling. Sad. According to a source on the set, Workman’s “stage mom” issues spiraled out of control before Winter came forth with her side of the story.

Adele vs. Mark Evans

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Adele’s father, Mark Evans abandoned the Grammy award winner when she was just two years old, but that didn’t stop Evans from coming out the woodwork after Adele skyrocketed to success. In an interview post-Adele’s Grammy sweep, Evans told a reporter that he regretted leaving baby Adele and wish he would have stuck around rather than abandon his family, stating the memory is “too painful”. Yeah, especially when you’re broke!

Courtney Love vs. Francis Bean Cobain

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Sometimes mother doesn’t always know best. Case in point: the drama between Courtney Love and daughter Francis Bean Cobain that spun into the most embarrassing mother/daughter feud of all time. Love and Cobain have been estranged for several years after Love lost custody of her daughter when she was just 11. Their tumultuous relationship reached a boiling point last year when Love accused Foo Fighter’s Dave Grohl of seducing the 19-year-old daughter of deceased bandmate, Kurt Cobain. Courtney chose to accuse Cobain and Grohl over Twitter because as we previously stated, mother doesn’t always know best, and Love NEVER knows best. Courtney later apologized on Twitter for repeating the vile gossip.

 Eminem vs. Debbie Nelson

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It’s hard to keep track of all the feuds Eminem has launched throughout his career, but perhaps the most long-winded is his beef with his mother Debbie Nelson. After the release of his debut single “My Name Is”, where he makes derogatory digs at his mother, Nelson hit back with a $10 million lawsuit. Ten years later, Nelson released a memoir contradicting Eminem’s original claims titled “My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem”, in response the rapper released the track “My Mom” where Em talks about his mother’s Valium addiction.

Alec Baldwin vs. Ireland Baldwin

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In 2007 Alec Baldwin lashed out on his daughter, Ireland calling the then-preteen a “rude, thoughtless little pig”. The video of Baldwin verbally attacking his daughter went viral and exposed an unforgiving side of Baldwin.

Tori Spelling vs. Candy Spelling

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Naturally, the biggest mother/daughter feud would come from Beverly Hills, and it’s actually pretty cliche that the bitter duo happens to be 90210 star, Tori Spelling and her mother Candy Spelling. After Tori Spelling recounted a very “Mommy Dearest”-like upbringing, Candy publicly addressed her own issues with her daughter and sent a vicious open letter to TMZ filled with subliminal shots at her daughter.

Joan Crawford vs. Christina Crawford

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What’s a family feud roundup without making mention of the mother/daughter feud that has paved the way for all mother/daughter feuds?! Famed actress Joan Crawford’s daughter Christina Crawford shared disturbing memories of living with her mother in her shocking tell-all, “Mommie Dearest”. The memoir was later turned into a film and instantly became a cult classic, kicking off infamous phrases in pop culture (“No Wire Hangers!”) Before Crawford’s death, the legendary actress denounced the claims in her daughter’s book, and removed Christina from her will. Now that’s beef.


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