33 Celebrities with Problem Children

Sometimes troublemaking celebrity kids are exposed to excessive partying, drugs, and alcohol at an early age. Sometimes their famous parents aren’t the best role models. Sometimes they’re just rich spoiled brats.

From law-breaking politicians’ kids to hard partying children of movie stars, the troubled young stars on this list have one thing in common: they don’t follow the rules. Who are some of the most notorious problem children? George W. Bush’s twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, were charged with underage alcohol offenses in 2001 when they were 20. Luckily, they’ve grown up and come a long way. Barbara works as the President of the non-profit company Global Health Corps and Jenna is a correspondent for NBC.

Then there’s Hulk Hogan’s son, Nick, who was charged with reckless driving involving serious bodily injury among other things. And the list of other famous people with problem children goes on and on. (Michael Jordan, Bruce Willis, and Jon Bon Jovi, to name a few)

Chet Hanks, the second son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, has openly struggled with drug addiction. He checked into rehab in 2015, but not before he got himself in hot water for rear-ending a drivernamed Terry Moogan in California. In 2016, Tom and Rita were also named as co-defendants in the driver’s suit against Chet. Moogan said that he suffered physical and emotional injuries as a result of the crash, and that Hanks and Wilson were partly to blame since they knew about Chet’s struggle with sobriety and technically owned the car.

Moogan alleges that Chet was “under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol” when the accident happened.

Nicolas Cage’s son, Weston, born Dec. 26, 1990, was arrested for domestic violence in 2011. He also went to rehab for drug abuse.

RDJ’s son, Indio Downey, was busted with cocaine and charged with a felony count of possession of a controlled substance in 2014. The 20-year-old was later sent to rehab by his father.

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Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, born March 4, 1993, was caught doing what looked to be cocaine on a video that surfaced in 2012.

In 2015, she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. It was suspected that drugs were involved.

Jackie Chan’s son, Jaycee, was sentenced to six months in prison in Beijing after being caught up in a huge drug bust in 2015. Chinese police found more than 100 grams of marijuana in the 32 year old’s apartment This, despite the fact that Jackie Chan was named an anti-drugs ambassador by the Chinese government in 2009.

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter, Scout, born July 20, 1991, was arrested for giving cops a fake ID after she was caught with an open beer. In 2014, their youngest daughter, Tallulah, entered rehab at age 20 after years of hard partying.
Michael Jordan’s son, Marcus, born Dec. 24, 1990, was arrested for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in 2012 after engaging in a loud fight with two women. More recently, Marcus took to Twitter to share a picture of his penis.

Cameron Douglas, the son of actor Michael Douglas and his former wife Diandra Morrell Douglas has been arrested for drug offenses at least three times. In 2010, he was given a 5 year prison sentence for selling methamphetamine from a high-end Manhattan hotel.

After repeatedly violating prison rules by arranging for his lawyer to smuggle him drugs in jail, he was ordered to spend 2 years in solitary confinement and his prison sentence was nearly doubled.

Cameron Douglas, 34, is now scheduled for release in early 2018.


In 2012, Hefner’s then 21-year-old son was arrested for beating his Playmate girlfriend, Claire Sinclair. He was sentenced to a 52-week domestic violence program and ordered to stay away from Sinclair. He was also changed with vandalism for damaging her laptop, but that charge was later dismissed.

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Lionel Richie’s daughter, Nicole, born Sept. 21, 1981, was charged with possession of heroin in 2003. Nicole Richie was also convicted of drunk driving in 2006.
Martin Sheen’s son, Charlie, born Sept. 3 1965, is the definition of a problem child.  Sheen has been arrested on multiple drug and assault charges. More recently, he was given an emergency restraining order from his wife, who he’d assaulted and had been arrested for back in 2009.
George Bush’s twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, born Nov. 25, 1981, were charged with underage alcohol offenses in 2001. The girls were only 20 at the time, and the legal drinking age in 21 in Texas.

The late son of Godfather star Marlon Brando was thrown in prison after being convicted of manslaughter. Christian Brando killed his half sister’s boyfriend in 1990. His sister, Cheyenne, had confided in Brando that her boyfriend had been abusive. In response, Christian shot him on Marlon’s Mulholland Drive estate. Christian served six years in prison and was released in 1996.

Years later, in 2005, his ex-wive also charged him with spousal abuse. Christian passed away from pneumonia in 2008.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s daughter, Kelly, born Oct. 27, 1984, was arrested for assault after she slapped Daily Mirrorcolumnist Zoe Griffin at a club in 2008.
Country music legend Johnny Cash’s son John Carter Cash was arrested in Newfoundland in October 2014. He was traveling back to the United States following a hunting excursion, when he stripped to his underwear at the airport in Deer Lake. Cash, 44, was arrested, but not charged. Witnesses said he was cooperative during the event, though police received reports that he was wither drunk or experiencing medical distress.
Hulk Hogan’s son, Nick, born in 1990, was involved in a car crash, which left his passenger with a brain injury that requires him to receive full-time home care. In 2007, Nick was charged with reckless driving involving serious bodily injury, use of a motor vehicle in commission of a felony, and a person under the age of 21 operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.02% or higher.
Keith Richards’s daughter, Theodora, born March 8, 1985, was arrested in 2011 after a police officer found her writing graffiti on a convent wall. She had marijuana and another controlled substance in her possession.
Rudy Giuliani’s daughter, Caroline, born in 1989, was arrested on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge when she was caught stealing in 2010.

Famed QB Joe Montana has had problems with this son, Nate. In 2011, 21-year-old Nate was arrested for a DUI. Months before, he had been charged with misdemeanor underage drinking along with 10 other students at a party at Notre Dame.


Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neil’s son, Redmond, born Jan. 30, 1985, was arrested for firearms and drug charges during a traffic stop in Santa Monica in 2011.

Son of designer Tommy Hilfiger, Richard Hilfiger is a wannabe rapper. In 2010, he was arrested for possession of marijuana with suspicion of intent to sell. He posted bail for $20,000. FYI: Hilfiger (the younger) goes by the stage name Rich Hil.


Laurence Fishburne’s daughter, Montana, born in 1991, released a sex tape in 2010.
Al Gore’s son, Al Gore III, born Oct. 18, 1982, was arrested in 2007 on suspicion of possessing marijuana after deputies pulled him over for speeding.
Malcolm X’s daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, born Dec. 25, 1960, was charged with plotting to kill Louis Farrakhan in 1995.
Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter, Stephanie, born May 31, 1993, had a heroin overdose and was arrested for misdemeanor drug charges in 2012. She was admitted to the hospital and made a full recovery.
Nick Nolte’s son, actor Brawley Notle was arrested for driving under the influence in 2009. He was making a lane change on Pacific Coast Highway when he hit another car and failed a field sobriety test.
Nene Leakes’s son, Bryson Bryant, born in 1989, was arrested for shoplifting in 2011 and marijuana possession in 2010.
Rev. Run’s son, JoJo Simmons, born Sept. 29, 1989, was arrested for purchasing marijuana in 2009.
Cybill Shepherd’s son, Cyrus Zachariah, born in 1987, was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport for stealing from the carry-on luggage of two passengers in 2010.
Ice-T’s son, Tracy Marrow, Jr., born in 1992, was arrested 2011 for public urination.
Ryan O’Neil and Farrah Fawcett’s and son, Redmond, born Jan. 30, 1985, was arrested for firearms and drug charges during a traffic stop in Santa Monica in 2011.
In 2006, Eazy-E’s son, Eric Wright, Jr, born in 1985, was arrested after he was pulled over, and police officers found him with a concealed weapon.
James Brown’s daughter, Venisha Brown, was arrested in 2012 after committing a hit-and-run in a stolen vehicle.