Hollywood gossip loves bad parents, bad relationships, bad parenting, etc. Father and daughter scandals attract some of the most shocking rumors and revelations in the entertainment industry. From Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight to Janet Jackson and Joe Jackson to Mackenzie Phillips and John Phillips, there’s a long tradition of dad and daughter relationships gone wrong in Hollywood.
Some of the biggest female stars and most famous actresses in the world have dramatic or scandalous relationships with their fathers. This list is your guide to the most strained and strange dad and daughter relationships in the public eye.
Which famous daddy’s little girls no longer talk to their fathers? Which of these odd couples are rumored to have had incestuous affairs? Gross. You don’t have to look far for more current celebrity scandals.
Lindsay Lohan and Michael Lohan
Michael incurred Lindsay’s wrath when he publicly criticized her relationship with Samantha Ronson and blamed SamRo for encouraging Lindsay’s wild partying ways.
Linds said afterwards she wanted nothing to do with him. This time last year, she wrote a blog saying she felt ‘betrayed’ that her father kept talking about her to the media.
She accused him of having ‘an addiction to fame’ and said he didn’t actually care for her.
Christina Aguilera and Fausto Aguilera
While she’s briefly touched on the subject before, Christina Aguilera is opening up a little more about some of the horrible things her family went through because of her abusive father. She talks about how the abuse by her father Fausto, who she is now estranged from, inspired her to use music as an outlet for her pain.
Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight
Jolie has been long estranged from her father. The two tried to reconcile and he appeared with her in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001).
In July 2002, Jolie filed a request to legally change her name to “Angelina Jolie”, dropping Voight as her surname; the name change was made official on September 12, 2002. In August of the same year, Voight claimed that his daughter had “serious mental problems” on Access Hollywood.
Jolie later indicated that she no longer wished to pursue a relationship with her father, and said, “My father and I don’t speak. I don’t hold any anger toward him. I don’t believe that somebody’s family becomes their blood. Because my son’s adopted, and families are earned.” She stated that she did not want to publicize her reasons for her estrangement from her father, but because she had adopted her son, she did not think it was healthy for her to associate with Voight.
Janet Jackson and Joseph Jackson
Joseph’s image as a father became tarnished from the late 1980’s onward, as the media reported stories told by some of his children that he was abusive towards them. When he managed his family, he allegedly ordered each of them to call him “Joseph”, which contributed to several siblings being estranged from their father.
Charlize Theron and Charles Theron
On June 21, 1991, Charlize Theron’s dad returned to their South African home after a long night of drinking. “My dad had a disease,” Charlize, 32, says. “He was an alcoholic.” Charlize says her dad never physically harmed her, but admits “he was a verbal abuser.”
So when he fired a shotgun into the then 15-year-old’s bedroom, her mom, Gerda, shot and killed her husband.
Mackenzie Phillips and John Phillips
Incest? Drugs? Yes. Mackenzie Phillips has run the gamut of messed up relationships with her own father. In her new memoir, “High On Arrival” she accounts her sexual relationship with her father.
“On the eve of my wedding, my father showed up, determined to stop it, I had tons of pills, and Dad had tons of everything too. Eventually I passed out on Dad’s bed. My father was not a man with boundaries. He was full of love, and he was sick with drugs. I woke up that night from a blackout to find myself having sex with my own father.”
Brooke Hogan and Hulk Hogan
Soon Yi Previn and Woody Allen
After breaking his relationship from Farrow in 1992, Allen continued his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn. Even though Allen never married or lived with Farrow, and was never Previn’s legal stepfather, the relationship between Allen and Previn has often been referred to as a father dating his “stepdaughter,” since he had been perceived as being in the child’s life in a father-like capacity since she was seven years old.
Despite assertions from Previn that Allen was never a father-figure to her, the relationship became a cause célèbre. At the time, Allen was 56 and Previn was 22. Asked whether their age difference was conducive to “a healthy, equal relationship,” Allen discounted the matter of equality and added this protestation: “The heart wants what it wants.”
Jessica Simpson and Joe Simpson
Joe Simpson Talks About His Daughter’s Breasts:
“Jessica never tries to be sexy. She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she’s sexy in both. She’s got double D’s! You can’t cover those suckers up!”
Halle Berry and Jerome Berry
Halle Berry opened up about her nightmare childhood in a candid and emotionally raw interview:
“It was to date probably the worst year of my life,” she says. “He abused my mother and my sister constantly, and the hard part for me was that he never abused me. I was dealing with a lot of guilt because I saw my sister go through terrible beatings and I felt helpless and I felt like a coward because I didn’t do anything,” she confesses.