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15 Celebrities Who Were Shown Up By Their Tearaway Kids

OMG December 12, 2016 By Hugo

Many are of the assumption that fame and wealth equate to a happy life but that is far from the case. In fact, if you take a look at some of Hollywood's most famous faces, you'll realise that their personal lives are far from ideal- and that includes the welfare and behaviour of their children.

Here are some notable examples.

1. Cameron Douglas

Sentenced to five years in prison after being caught selling large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine, Cameron Douglas was lucky the sentence was only five years thanks to his father's five-page letter to the judge. Taking the blame, the actor cited his failed marriage with his son's mother, Diandra Luker, on top of his problems with addiction and being a "bad father" that he believed led his son to being in an out of rehab by the time he was 13.


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Upon reading the impassioned letter, the judge went easy on the troubled rich kid and handed him down a five-year sentence, a significant reduction from the 10-year minimum sentence the charge usually carried. But following a plethora of bust-ups inside, which included a broken leg and two years in solitary, Douglas was released after seven years, two years later than originally intended having been found in possession of drugs while inside. 


2. Stephanie Rose Bongiovi

Being the child of a rock star has its perks, but in the case of Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, the daughter of American rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, her first year at College and away from her privalleged life didn't exactly get off to the best of starts. 


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Arrested for possession of heroin following a report that she had overdosed in her Hamilton College dorm room in Clinton, New York, the charges were later dropped with New York drug laws exempting users who overdose from prosecution.

Describing the experience to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, the handsome rocker admitted it was one of his toughest moments. "It was horrible, a horrible moment. It was my worst moment as a father."


3. Chet Hanks

Being the son of Tom Hanks would lead many to assume that your life is pretty easy. You get to go to all the premieres and award shows, mingle with your father's famous friends and if you want a job in the industry, well then it won't exactly be hard. But Chet's life, due to his spiralling drug addiction, would suggest quite the contrary. 


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An aspiring rapper, the 26-year-old has long had a problem with drugs and hasn't been afraid to talk about his troubles. "I was selling coke, doing coke until I couldn’t even snort it up my nose anymore because it was so clogged. I even smoked crack."  

Tom Hanks has also spoken about his youngest son's addiction and in 2015, told Entertainment Tonight, "“As a parent, you love your kids unconditionally. You support them every step of the way.”


4. Weston Cage

Nicholas Cage has been open about his problems with adapting to fame, but his son, Weston Cage, had problems of his own when he was arrested in 2011 on domestic violence charges.


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As well as the domestic violence charges, which were later dropped by his South African wife, Weston has also been to rehab.


5. Indio Downey

Robert Downey Jr is no stranger to being on the wrong side of the law, and his continued problems with alcohol and drugs in the earlier years of his career almost cost the A-list actor his career. With that in mind, perhaps it isn't surprising that his son, Indio Downey, was also arrested for possession of cocaine at only 20-years-old. 


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Upon the arrest, his father wasted little time in sending Indio to rehab, likely all-too aware of the problems that drugs can cause.


6. Jaycee Chan

Despite his father's acting chops and fame in China, Jaycee's involvement in a drug bust in China's capital, Beijing, resulted in a six-month prison sentence. 


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Ironically, the sentence was passed down only six years after Jackie was appointed as an anti-drugs ambassador by the Chinese government. 


7. Scout and Tallulah Willis

Having one famous parent is cool enough, but when both your parents happen to be A-list movie stars, as is the case with Scout and Tallulah's movie star parents Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, leading an average life will probably be hard.


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Proving this, both Scout and Tallulah have found themselves on the law's bad side, with Scout, now 23, arrested for giving cops fake ID's while Tallulah, at 20, entered rehab after years of hard partying.


8. Marcus Jordan

Despite semi-following in his father's shoes by making it as a College basketball player, Marcus never made it to the lofty heights of the NBA, and instead of being drafted at 22, he was arrested for disorderly conduct following an argument with two women.


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Marcus Jordan also provoked outrage in some quarters when he shared a picture of his penis on the social media website, Twitter.


9. Nicole Richie

The star of the reality TV series, 'The Simple Life', of which she went around America doing 'regular' jobs with her best pal, Paris Hilton, was arrested and sent to rehab at the age of only 21 after being found in possession of heroin.


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Adopted by the famous singer Lionel Richie, the reality star was also booked for drink driving in 2006 but now looks to have put her problems behind her.


10. Charlie Sheen

Known initially for being the son of screen legend, Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen's hedonistic rampage drew headlines around the world and gave the actor a loyal fanbase for his straight honesty about his rendezvous with prostitutes and love for cocaine. But in reality, Sheen- who was once the highest-paid actor on television when he was paid $1m an episode for his turn in Two and a Half Men- was in dire need of help and not for the first time in his life, checked into a treatment facility.


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As well as multiple arrests, Charlie Sheen shocked the world once more when he admitted that he was HIV positive.


11. Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne's rocker father is no stranger to substance abuse, but heads were turned when the usually level-headed Kelly checked into rehab for drug addiction.


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Her mother, Sharon Osbourne, is also a famous face and is currently a judge on Britain's X Factor series.


12. Redmond O'Neal

The son of actors Ryan O'Neal and Farah Fawcett had a troublesome period in his early adult years following years of substance abuse problems, but not even the influence of two legendary Hollywood names could spare Redmond a prison sentence. 


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Most devastatingly of all, O'Neal's mother was dying while he was inside, and the last time he saw her, he was "in shackles" according to his father in his book "Both of Us." 


13. Christian Brando

The only son of the late Hollywood actor Marlon Brando passed away in 2009 following a bout of pneumonia, but tragedy didn't only end his life. In 1991, Brando was sentenced to six years in prison following the manslaughter of his half sister's boyfriend, who he claimed had told him he was beating her. Following her revelations, Christian confronted him, at which point an argument ensued over a gun, which Brando claims accidentally led to it being fired in the boyfriend's direction.


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Years later, Brando questioned whether his half-sister was telling the truth and in an interview with The Times said, "I feel like a complete chump for believing her."


14. Nick Hogan

While Nick Hogan undoubtedly gained fame from his father's wrestling exploits and the reality TV show "Hogan Knows Best", it was his skills as a teen racing driver that won him his own kind of celebrity. 

But it would also be driving exploits of a different kind that would garner him yet more notoriety after he crashed his Toyota Supra sports car into a tree after driving well over the speed limit.


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Unharmed from the collision, his best friend, John Graziano, wasn't as lucky. Hurled from the passenger seat, Graziano was left with permanent brain damage. 

In the months that followed, Nick Hogan struck a plea deal with prosecutors and admitted to reckless driving. Sentenced to 8 months in jail, Hogan later confessed to Good Morning America that it wasn't just his immaturity that was to blame. "It was being young and honestly just stupid," he candidly admitted.


15. Richard Hilfiger

What is it about famous children and wanting to be aspiring rappers? First Chet Hanks, and now Richard Hilfiger. But hey, when it comes to showcasing your rapping credentials, I guess they probably wanted something noteworthy to write about so decided to commit a felony. 


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In Richard's case, his charge came in the form of marijuana possession with intent to supply but after his father posted $20,000 bail, the bad boy, who goes by stage name Rich Hall, was spared jail and given two months probation instead. 

In 2015, the troubled rapper was arrested again, that time for battery following a heated altercation with a bouncer outside a Miami nightclub. 


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