At some point your children will Google your name. And if your parents happen to be famous, they’ll be even more tempted to do so. In looking at the long list of search results they’ll find photos of their folks on the red carpet, stills from their TV shows and movies and in some cases…mug shots. Yup, there it will be, forever immortalized on the internet, their mom and/or dads police photo from when they were busted for their crimes from drunk driving, from possessing drugs to various sorts of assault.
How will these famous families face these discoveries? If the arrest happened when the kids are older, it will be hard to ignore. If the kids are younger, the famous mom or dad has time on their side, they can wait until their child is old enough to have it explained to them. Or they may just opt to never bring it up and wait until that dreaded day when they find out about their parents’ sordid past on their own.