The bond between father and daughter is a very complicated and delicate relationship. For celebrities, fame adds a whole new element to that relationship. Mainly, it is the invitation of the public eye into a very personal bond. While some celebrities are good at keeping their lives private others can't help but let those details spill out into the media. It makes it harder when their fathers are equally eager to air their dirty laundry to media. This is the kind of thing that gossip columns eat up, and it often aids in pitting father against daughter. Some find the strength to forgive their parents for their indiscretions and work to mend fences before it is too late. Others find it much more difficult to forgive and forget, and one celebrity even admits openly that she may have aided in her own father's death. She definitely had no room for remorse in her heart. These fifteen famous celebrity daughters have had some of the worst experiences a child can have, and a few of them have come out on top while others have let it destroy them. Would you be able to forgive if any of these incidents had happened to you?
13 Angelina Jolie
Angelina has always had a difficult relationship with her father, Jon Voight. He walked out on the family when Angelina was less than a year old, and it created a lifelong strain on the family. Not until Jolie's mother was dying from cancer did they began to repair their relationship. However it was short lived. When Angelina was adopting her first child from Cambodia, Voight announced the adoption at a pre-Oscars party which did not go over well with Angelina. Voight also made quite the gaff on Access Hollywood when he was quoted saying Angelina had "serious mental problems". Needless to say, Angelina quickly severed ties with her father again. He has never met his grandchildren of which there are six, and the relationship remains tumultuous. It seems that Voight cannot repair the years of heartache he has created nor can he stop himself from continuing to make mistakes that push Angelina further and further away.
12 Kate Hudson
Hollywood cutie Kate Hudson and her brother Oliver Hudson have long considered their stepfather, Kurt Russell, their sole father. Biological Dad Bill Hudson has been removed from the family for years and has said he considers Kate and Oliver dead to him. The relationship began to break down in the 1980s when Goldie Hawn (Kate's mother) and Bill Hudson were separating. Kate claims that Bill Hudson basically abandoned the family leaving them without the role of a father that is until Kurt Russell entered the picture. Even today it is a touchy subject that Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson still argue over. However, Kate has moved on and said she has nothing but forgiveness. It is hard to fathom how a father could claim his children are dead to him because of their disagreements, but Bill Hudson no longer considers Kate or Oliver as his children. Luckily, Kate has another great man she can call Dad.
11 Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore has had quite a sordid childhood that she has been candid about it especially in her books Wildflower and Little Girl Lost. Born to famous parents and into a family of actors both on stage and screen, she is the daughter of Jaid Barrymore and John Drew Barrymore. She has said that she believes her parents weren't meant to be parents. Having been a child star at a young age, Drew had little supervision and eventually began drinking and doing drugs before she even hit her teens. It led her down a dark path, and she ended up in rehab at just the age of fourteen! By age fifteen she was emancipated from her parents and cut ties with them. Somehow, she managed to turn her life around, and get her career back on track. Feeling betrayed by their lack of parenting, and their inability to guide her to adulthood, she remained estranged from her parents. Eventually, when her father was dying from illness, she stepped in to care for him, and they reconciled before his death.
10 Janice Dickinson
This self-professed "first supermodel" has been in the spotlight for decades, and in more recent years, it is for reasons other than her modeling. Janice Dickinson is more of a character than a glamorous supermodel. She is known for her plastic surgery, temper, outbursts, and addictions. Janice has also been open about the terrible family life that led her down a path of self destruction. Her mother was addicted to pain pills and unable or unwilling to stop the abuse her father subjected his family to. There has been allegations of sexual abuse against his daughters. Janice has said she would be berated and beaten because she would refuse her father's advances. The abuse has left emotional scars that Janice has carried well into adulthood. She also admits that she may have inadvertently killed her father by throwing his heart medication out while he was experiencing the heart attack that killed him.
9 Demi Lovato
Demi has never shied away from talking openly about her struggles with her mental health and addictions. So it isn't surprising that she has also discussed the strained relationship with her father even writing songs like "Father" and "For the Love of a Daughter". Demi's parents divorced when she was only two, and Demi was mainly raised by her mother and stepfather. Her biological Dad played a small role in her life as he battled his own demons with addiction and mental illness. She says her father was abusive, but she felt that he did want to be a good person. While she has been conflicted about maintaining a relationship with her father, she did reconcile with him before his death in 2013. Demi also went on to create the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program in honor of her father which helps pay for treatment of mental health issues as well as problems with addictions.
8 Lindsay Lohan
Sometimes when we see the parents of the celebrities that have gone off the deep end, it suddenly all makes sense. That seems to be the case when you look at Lindsay Lohan. While her mother seems to be a middle aged woman trapped in the mindset of a teenager, her father is a manipulative, money crazed monster. While he was absent during much of her childhood, he began inserting himself in her life. He has been known to leak recordings of his famous daughter and talk openly to the press with embarrassing details and tidbits. Lohan has claimed that he is an alcoholic and a drug addict only after her money. Based on his erratic and self-serving behavior, it would seem as if there is plenty of truth in that. Despite all of that, Lindsay has only really ever wanted his love and approval. It is no surprise that her life has spiraled out of control with two parents like that.
As a major asset to the world of music, the talented Adele is loved by people all over the world for her incredibly moving music. During a Grammy speech (during a ceremony in which she won five Grammies) she said she loved her manager like a father, and that she didn't love her own father. It was a revealing speech that gave her fans just a glimpse into the heartache she experienced growing up. Apparently, her father was a severe alcoholic that left Adele and her mother when Adele was just a toddler. It has soured her relationship with him, but her father claims everything is fine. He said it was all just a misunderstanding. It seems a little hard to believe that after claiming she didn't love her father, Adele and her Dad are "just fine". Adele might not be able to completely forgive her father for abandoning and missing her childhood.
6 Ireland Baldwin
As the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, it is no surprise Ireland Baldwin followed in the same footsteps as her famous parents. She has her mother's striking beauty which has led her to a career in modeling, and she made her acting debut in the movie Grudge Match. Despite her work, she is often most remembered for the voicemails her father left on her phone a few years ago. When she refused to answer him, he left a message calling her a "rude, thoughtless little pig". Alec Baldwin has been known to have a hot temper, and this incident only furthered public opinion of his often rash behavior. Alec blamed Kim Basinger for leaking the tape, but he did publicly apologize. He also said the incident changed the dynamic of his relationship with Ireland, and he revealed more about the guilt he felt over the incident in his new book.
5 Christina Aguilera
Christina has claimed that her singing career has stemmed from the trauma she experienced as a child. Her father was an army sergeant and a violent man that would often give her beatings. She has said she felt powerless in her own home and that singing was the only outlet she had from the fear and anxiety she constantly felt. It wasn't until 1989 that Christina's mother finally left her father and took Christina to live with her at her grandparents home finally escaping the abuse. In later years, he father has pleaded for forgiveness, and Christina did let him back into her life for a short period of time before continuing their estrangement. She said in an interview that she doesn't find him necessary in her life. While some may find it in their hearts to forgive their parents for their wrongdoing, others cannot let go of the pain caused by the very people that are supposed to love and care for them.
4 Jessica Simpson
A woman's relationship with her father is complicated. Usually because he doesn't want his little girl to grow up, and they can find it hard to let go when their daughter becomes a woman capable of standing on her own two feet. For Jessica Simpson, her father has had a weird role in her life and has said some very strange things about his daughter. Joe Simpson has been a pastor for years and Jessica's manager when she was just a rising star. As a manager and a father, he should have her best interest at heart, but his off-color comments just make him seem creepy. When he was interviewed in GQ years ago, he said, "Jessica never tries to be sexy...She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she's sexy in both. She's got double D's! You can't cover those suckers up!" What kind of father says that about his own daughter?
3 Dakota Johnson
Daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Dakota Johnson has seen a massive rise to fame since appearing in the role of Anastasia Steele for the 50 Shades of Grey movies. It has thrust her into the world of Hollywood, but not everyone is thrilled with the role of a lifetime. Dakota's father is upset with the role she has accepted and claimed he would boycott the movies. As a twenty four year old woman, it is up to her to choose which roles she wants to accept and with the incredible success the books have had, it only made sense that this rising star nab the role for the blockbuster. Dakota's mother is upset that the family isn't being supportive and only wishes her daughter the best. As an actress that has done her fair share of nude scenes, it is no surprise she is fine with her daughter accepting the part.
Who could forget the infamous night when Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna? It sent shock waves through Hollywood and outraged fans. It was yet another example that there are still outrageous offenses against women even in the glamourous world of Hollywood, and that is not ok. One person you might think would be Rihanna's biggest advocate would be her father. It would only be natural that her Dad be just as angry and disgusted by the violence against his daughter, but he was silent on the issue! Rihanna was hurt by this and even made claims that he acted inappropriately during her tour forcing her to send him home to Barbados. In response, he began doing interviews and sharing details and information without consenting with his daughter first. This didn't sit well with Rihanna, and she went as far as to share details about his life like the abuse he subjected to her own mother and his drug addiction.
Queen B's fanbase is loyal like no other, and they take it very seriously. So it is no surprise when Beyonce's father, Mathew Knowles, announced the arrival of her twins, fans everyone were outraged. As a notoriously private person, Beyonce likes to make major announcements in her own special way, and she doesn't like anything being leaked that she hasn't approved. So if Beyonce didn't announce the arrival of the twins, she wasn't ready to take it public. Before she could share her special moment and release her news to the world, her father swooped in and stole it from her. Mathew Knowles posted a photo on twitter with balloons that read, "They're here!" He used the hashtags #beyonce, #jayz, #twins, #happybirthday. Fans went crazy scolding the proud grandfather for stealing Beyonce's moment. As her father, he should know well enough that Beyonce doesn't like her thunder being stolen. Shame on you grandpa!