Raising a child has its ups, downs, and crazy in-betweens no matter how famous or “ordinary” you are as a parent. But the children of Hollywood and popular actors get close attention from the public through what’s shared about them, and their lives have a bunch more drama or odd occurrences than most. Much of the weird or far out items in Hollywood’s young lives are kept from the public eye. This is the chance to learn some privileged facts about the children of Hollywood you won’t come across anywhere else. So buckle in, and let’s get into it!
Barrymore was one of many Hollywood kids that fell to addiction and vices common amongst the streets. By age 14, Drew had gotten hooked on vices like cigarettes, alcohol, and cocaine and was falling under fast. However, she’s able to consider herself a survivor now and owes her career to the time she spent at age 15. That year she got emancipated and went into rehab, since then she has been on the mend and doing better as time passes.
This big time actress has had her fair share of family struggles growing up. Her father, Jon Voight, carried a massive career and reputation on his shoulders but left Jolie and her mother when she was incredibly young. Angelina’s first debut was alongside Voight, but she only saw him during times like that. Eventually Angelina petitioned to change her last name to Jolie and began following in her mother’s early on career, of course now Jolie has quite the name built.
Miley and her father are definitely some of the most stable parent child acts in the business, her and her dad get along well on and off stage. In fact, Miley’s real name is Destiny Hope Cyrus but her stage name was made to be Miley to be modeled after what her dad calls her, “Smiley”. Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley have both had great careers in multiple areas such as the music business and acting scene.
Jaden and Willow Smith
Jaden and Willow Smith, kids of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, have a connection with their parents as well. Jaden pursued the world of skateboarding in his early career, probably because of how much of a reputation his parents had. Jaden did end up in the acting business later on in his life. Willow also had her first album announced by her mother on a talk show. Needless to say, both kids are paving their path in big ways.
She’s made her own name through her acting career with big hits such as Get Out, but Allison Williams didn’t always have her own path. Being the daughter of an NBC news anchor made her more known as Brian William’s kid than her own character for much of her life. She’s spoke of the climb from his shadow as tough, but she’s glad to have her own name now and even to hear surprise when she mentions being Brian’s daughter.
This daughter of Chuck Norris didn’t even meet her father until well into her adult life. Dina didn’t know Chuck was her father until the age of 16, because she was born out of an affair that he had during his marriage to Diane Holek. Chuck Norris met his daughter Dina when she was 26 years old. If anything, this just proves how dysfunctional celebrity families can be even when we least expect it.
These interesting and less common tidbits about famous kids can be eye opening for many, and it can be something you can use to show your knowledge of factoids in the future. It teaches us more about life as a famous person and reminds us how crazy and embarrassing parenting can be at times. Many of us don’t learn much about the kids of Hollywood besides the front page drama or cute photo ops, so seeing the behind the scenes portions can be quite intriguing and a good way to pass the time.