A mother is meant to be the loving backbone of the family, and the compassionate homemaker who takes care of all. And a father is meant to be the ultimate protector. In Hollywood however, that’s not the story. We’ve rounded up nine Hollywood moms who seem to behave in opportunistic, questionable, and downright dubious ways.
Check out nine Hollywood moms who pimp their kids in the name of fame.
Kris Jenner is currently Hollywood’s most notorious momager, as she directs the lives and careers of her Kardashian Crew. The most famous family in reality TV has a roster of endorsement deals, product lines, TV shows, and retail shops. The Kardashians recently sat down for a tell-all chat on Oprah’s Next Chapter, and Oprah pulled no punches by asking Kris if she feels like she’s pimping her family out.
As the mom of one of Hollywood’s most notorious child stars gone wrong, Dina Lohan knew how to maximize on the precious, young and productive years of Lindsay’s career. Now that those days are seemingly at a halt, Mama Lohan has been tapped to appear on a VH1 reality show of famous exes.
Jada Pinkett Smith
As an A-list celeb in her own right, it might seem that Jada Pinkett Smith doesn’t need the steam of her kids’ growing fame to keep afloat. But she’s constantly taking the stage and walking red carpets with her daughter, Willow. Top it off with their quirky “mommy and me” outfits, and her constant “parenting” interviews, it might seem like Jada has less going on in her own career.
The Palin family seems to perpetuate a vicious cycle of pimping their kids. First the matriarch, Sarah, played out the drama of her teenage daughter’s pregnancy on the campaign trail. And now after her turn on Dancing with the Stars, Bristol Palin has just premiered her new reality show, Life’s a Tripp, named after her child yet centered around her TV persona.
“Octomom” Nadya Suleman
Nadya Suleman rose to fame after news broke of her addiction to having lots of children. She is obsessed with emulating Angelina Jolie, she has appeared in an adult movie, and has posed partially exposed.
June Thompson, mother of Toddlers & Tiara‘s Alanna Thompson
(Honey Boo Boo)
June Thompson, dubbed the “Coupon Queen” for her obsessive coupon use and hoarder ways, is the driving force behind the reality tv fame of her pageant queen daughter, Alana, best known for her, “Honey Boo Boo Child” one-liner. June can now be seen sharing the spotlight with her child. Wrong on so many levels.
Kate Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus 8
Once a dowdy mom of octuplets from Reading, PA, Kate Gosselin became a reality TV star off thanks to her massive brood of children and their, ultimately, cheating dad, Jon. After the cancellation of “Kate Plus 8,” she is currently trying to make her way back on the screen. But network execs are less than interested.
Sue Coleman, mother of Gary Coleman
Late child star Gary Coleman of the ’80s hit sitcom, Diff’rent Strokes, sued his mother, Sue Coleman, for improper handling of his money. The remained estranged at the time of his death in 2010.
Gertrude Temple, mother of Shirley Temple
Quite possibly the original pimping Hollywood Mom, Shirley Temple’s mom, Gertrude, started her daughter on the audition trail at the tender age of two years old. Gertrude and her husband mismanaged Shirley’s fortune, and were ultimately estranged from their daughter for their selfish ways.
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