Celebrity Family FeudsChristina Couch
Mia Farrow vs. Soon-Yi 1 of 10Losing your husband to your daughter is...well...cause for a family dispute. When the actress's husband, Woody Allen, had an affair with her adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, back in 1992, Farrow and Allen broke up, and Allen married Soon-Yi in 1997. Soon-Yi and Farrow have never recovered from the blow. In an interview with Time, Soon-Yi said, "I don't go home because Mia can be, and has been, violent toward me." In 2006, Farrow told reporters, "I really don’t think of her as my daughter any more. She’s estranged — and strange."
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Nicole Kidman vs. Isabella Cruise 2 of 10"My kids don't call me mommy, they don't even call me mom," Kidman told UK reporters in 2007 about her two adopted children with former hubby, Tom Cruise. "They call me Nicole, which I hate and tell them off for it." Kidman's children — Isabella and Connor — chose to live with Cruise when their parents split. While neither Kidman nor Cruise have come out about why the kids chose Cruise, Kidman has admitted that she misses them and wished they lived with her. "Once your kids become teenagers, a lot of parenting is knowing when to speak and when not to speak,” Kidman told Ladies Home Journal. “I have to step back and let them live their lives.”
Isabella Cruise clashes with step-mom Katie Holmes »
Tori Spelling vs. Candy Spelling 3 of 10The reality star's feud with her mom possibly goes back to the womb, but it really heated up when her father, television producer Aaron Spelling, left most of his fortune to his wife. After Tori cut ties with the Spelling family, Candy hit back by telling the press, "It was sad because that's what killed my husband actually. He just didn't want to live after that." Although Candy and Tori have made attempts at reconciliation, the pair's relationship is still on rocky grounds, with occasional public outbursts of defaming each other.
Tori Spelling nurses Candy back to health »
Alice Walker vs. Rebecca Walker 4 of 10The Color Purple author may have legions of feminists behind her, but her own daughter isn't in the ranks. In a scathing piece for The Daily Mail in 2008, daughter Rebecca Walker reveals that Alice's feminist principals prevented her from embracing her daughter's maternal instincts. "I love my mother very much, but I haven't seen her or spoken to her since I became pregnant," Rebecca writes. "She has never seen my son — her only grandchild. My crime? Daring to question her ideology." Three years later, Alice is still estranged from her daughter.
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Heather Mills vs. Stella McCartney 5 of 10Step moms and daughters have a long history of animosity, but the Mills/McCartney feud takes the cake. The growing tension exploded in October of 2006 when Mills accused former hubby, Paul McCartney, of abusing his first wife. After learning of the accusation, Paul's fashion designer daughter allegedly screamed: "I told you she was a bitch. Why did you marry her? She's been a manipulative cow from day one!" at a family gathering. Mills struck back by telling reports that Stella had been trying to break up their marriage and "scraped my face out a photo." Stella's piece de la resistance against her amputee stepmom emerged in November of 2007 when she unveiled a necklace of her own design that featured a single leg pendant.
Read about the response to Stella’s one-legged necklace design »
Bethenny Frankel vs. Bernadette Birk 6 of 10After the Bethenny Ever After star told reporters that she "never had a true childhood" and that “there was a lot of destruction: alcohol abuse, eating disorders and violent fights," Frankel's mom, Bernadette Birk, struck back by telling the press that Frankel never had a bad childhood and that allegations that she came from a broken home were false. In a 2010 interview, Birk added: "The last time I spoke to [Frankel] was 10 years ago when she borrowed my car and then demolished it and she left it in her boyfriend's lot and it got stripped...I called her to tell her, and she started yelling at me and hung up... and we have never spoken since."
Bethenny speaks out on her brutal childhood »
Keyshia Cole vs. Frankie Lons 7 of 10The singer and mother of one isn't just estranged from her mom — she's cut ties with her whole family. When Cole's mother, Frankie, told reporters that her daughter married Cleveland Cavaliers player Daniel Gibson in secret to avoid having a child out of wedlock, her daughter retaliated by telling reporters: "I decided to stop communication with [my family] because I was at a point in my life where I needed serenity and peace to move forward." Cole has kept mum about other underlying
issues in the feud.
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Britney Spears vs. Lynne Spears 8 of 10The pop princess and her mom, Lynne, used to be thick as thieves, but after Lynne sent her daughter to rehab (with the help of former husband Kevin Federline), Spears allegedly wrote a poem to her mom, stating that she didn't have a mother anymore. Spears reportedly delivered the poem along with a restraining order claiming that Lynne was abusing prescription medication. The feud ended later in 2007 when the pair reunited shortly after Spears lost custody of her two children.
Lynne Spears says she’s responsible for Britney’s troubles »
Courtney Love vs. Francis Bean Cobain 9 of 10Courtney Love and her daughter, Francis Bean, have had several battles, but none as public as the one that exploded shortly after Love lost custody of her daughter in 2009. When Francis Bean's lawyer stated she preferred to live with her grandmother, Love took to Facebook, writing that "[Frances] thinks she has all this money, [but] the point is I have all the money she has ... I hate to sound cold, but any kid of mine who pulls this sh-- has lost her position," according to MTV. Love followed up in a second rant on Twitter the following year, at once begging her daughter for forgiveness.
Read Courtney’s ranting Birthday tweets to her daughter »
Joan Crawford vs. Christine Crawford 10 of 10In 1978, just one year after her mother's death, the adopted daughter of Academy Award-winning actress, Joan Crawford, came out with the tell-all memoir, which documented her mother's alleged patterns of abuse. The book, Mommie Dearest, chronicles a litany of strange behaviors including beating her 9 year-old over the head for leaving soap streaks on the bathroom floor. The silver screen star expected her daughter would write the book. Prior to her death, Joan told a Vanity Fair reporter, “I think she’s using my name strictly to make money...I suppose she doesn’t think that I’m going to leave her enough."
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