Celebrity moms live life under a microscope and are judged at every turn. One moment they are posting an innocent picture on social media of their child and the next, they're being accused of putting their child in danger over something totally frivolous. Often times, famous moms are just trying to raise their kids the best that they can and are actually decent parents.
Then there are those celebrity mothers that really are bad moms. They make horrible decisions that put their child at risk. Some of these mamas have used questionable judgment and it’s easy to wonder what they were thinking. From breaking laws to dealing with substance abuse, many of these women aren’t fit to be parents. Other times, when a mom is also a star’s manager, things can get dicey. They often are guilty of exploiting their child and using their fame for fortune and glory. These moms often make headlines when their child is old enough to fight back. Many of their children are estranged and want nothing to do with their “Momager.”
There are moms who can’t seem to avoid serving jail time and others that are constantly in and out of rehab. Some overshare their child’s life on social media and are a constant source of embarrassment. It’s really scary when sexual abuse is a factor. It’s awful when a mother puts her own child in harm’s way. Here is a list of 15 Messed Up Decisions Made By Celebrity Moms.
15 Kim Zolciak Pimps Out Daughter On Social Media
Reality personality, Kim Zoliak, found herself in hot water when she posted a questionable Tweet. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star thoughtlessly seemed to pimp out her oldest daughter, Brielle, for tickets to a John Legend concert. The Tweet in question was sent to Chrissy Teigen. She wrote, "Soo your hubby is coming to [Atlanta] May 19 and Kash is beyond OBSESSED [with] him! Who does Brielle have to blow in order to meet him?? LOL."
Chrissy Teigen responded jokingly by posting her own Tweet that said, “Plz don't blow anyone it's not that good of a show. Jk it's good but I'll get you tix without the oral.” Clearly, the entire incident was meant to be tongue in cheek but Zoliak’s fans didn’t find the Twitter incident funny. Many of her followers accused the star of being inappropriate and even suggested that the post was a form of child abuse.
14 Kim Basinger Allegedly Leaked Voicemail
Actress Kim Basinger found herself in a nasty custody battle with her ex-husband, Alec Baldwin. So when Baldwin left a cruel voicemail for their daughter, Ireland, many people suspected that Basinger leaked the message to the media to ruin her ex-husband’s reputation. Gossip site TMZ broke the story. In the message, Baldwin threatens his little girl who was just 11-years-old at the time.
He can be heard saying, “You got a call coming in, you think I made it because I've got nothing better to do? I could be shouting sh*t at random people on the street, but I'm calling you. I don't care that you're twelve or eleven or whatever, are you pig enough to pick it up? I'm a good father, and you're a pig.”
Although Basinger denies any wrong doing, she still engaged in a bitter battle with Baldwin that left Ireland in the middle of the feud.
13 Courtney Love Abused Drugs While Pregnant
Hole frontwoman, Courtney Love, dropped a bombshell during a 1992 interview for Vanity Fair magazine when she admitted to using heroin while she was pregnant with Kurt Cobain’s baby. Although Love denied the allegations at the time, she later admitted in the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck that she actually did use heroin while she was expecting. "I used it once then stopped," she says in the documentary. "I knew she would be fine."
Not only did Love put her daughter, Francis Bean, in danger while she was pregnant but the two have had a very rocky relationship and have been estranged on and off for years. Her daughter filed a restraining order against her in 2009 because she was addicted to drugs, paranoid, and killed their family pets from all of her hoarding. Francis also begged for her mother to be banned from Twitter after her numerous hot mess rants.
12 Kris Jenner Is The Worst Momager
Realty star, Kris Jenner, has made so many bad parenting decisions that I can’t pin down her worst offense to her children. The "Momager" has an entire list of how she has been the worst mom ever to her 6 kids. For starters, she wanted Khloe to get a nose job when she was just 9-years-old. She pushed Kim to pose nude for Playboy Magazine and when Kim’s sex tape was released, Kris exploited her daughter. She allowed Kendall and Kylie to quit regular school to be homeschooled so they could work more and make her more cash money.
The list goes on and on. Kris cut Kylie off financially when she was just a teenager. When her son Rob put on weight, she called him fat. Jenner also criticized Khloe for her size. Not only that, she’s been known to play favorites - she admitted on TV that Kim is her favorite.
11 Dina Lohan Sold Lindsay's Belongings
Dina Lohan has been called a terrible mother many times over. Honestly, it was hard to select her worst offense. From partying with her daughter, actress Lindsay Lohan, to exploiting her daughter’s fame, Dina takes the cake as another awful “Momager.”
When Dina sold Lindsay’s artwork, clothing and other personal belongings to friends and strangers on the Internet without her permission, Lindsay threatened to report her mother to the authorities. She even went so far as to post an angry Instagram pic directed at Dina. The image showed a Bitmoji cartoon of Lindsay throwing her phone next to the words 'we're done.' She then wrote, "@dinalohan ... Sometimes it sucks when your mom isn't there for you."
Lindsay later decided to delete the bitter Instagram post but fans worldwide noted that she had dissed her own mother. The two have had a very tumultuous relationship over the years.
10 Kate Moss Used Drugs & Went To Rehab
Supermodel Kate Moss is another celebrity mom that is pretty much a hot mess. Her life was turned upside down when a British tabloid published photos of her allegedly snorting cocaine. Rumor has it that she actually used drugs in front of her then young daughter, Lila Grace. Moss lost all sorts of modeling contracts over the pictures in question and found herself spending a bit of time in rehab. Perhaps the worst part of it all was that she missed her daughter’s 3rd birthday because of her rehab stint.
Moss was also escorted off a plane for disorderly behavior when she guzzled some vodka and screamed at the pilot in a drunken stupor. These antics would embarrass any child but poor Lila Grace had to watch her mum have a public break down. Something tells me that Moss won’t be winning a mother of the year award any time soon.
9 Linda Hogan Dated A Teenager
When Linda Hogan divorced her husband, Hulk Hogan, she rebounded with a 19-year-old boy. Charley Peak is one year younger than Linda's own daughter, Brooke Hogan. Brooke told reporters how she felt about her mom dating a boy toy. "I went to school with him," she said. "He was a grade under me." She went on to say how uncomfortable the situation made her. "I'm totally freaked out,” Brooke added. “This is really weird… I personally don't like it at all."
Linda and Charley dated for 4 years and even became engaged. That is, until Linda came to her senses and broke up with him. Charley did not take the break up well and sued her for $1.5 million, citing that she made him do manual labour for the duration of their relationship. I’m sure Hogan just wants to put the whole thing behind her and that Brooke is relieved that they finally broke up.
8 Madonna Overshares On Social Media
Madonna made some questionable choices when she posted a series of Instagram photos that made her son, Rocco Ritchie, furious. The pop star was totally guilty of over sharing details of her son’s life. She posted a picture of Rocco with his long hair up in pigtails. Madonna also posted a revealing video of him doing a back flip in an orange swimsuit with the caption: “Rocco’s preferred profile #nosausage.”
The teen had spent months traveling on his mom’s Rebel Heart tour but became fed up with her social media antics. He ran away to stay with his dad, Guy Ritchie, in London. The singer ended up taking her son to court in an effort to get him to return home. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Deborah Kaplan ruled that Rocco had to return to New York to be with his mother. Hopefully, Madonna learned her lesson and won’t overshare photos of Rocco again.
7 Rosie O'Donell Had Major Daughter Drama
Comedian Rosie O’Donell found herself in a media frenzy when her teenage daughter ran away from home. Chelsea O’Donell was adopted by Rosie when she was just two months old. Their relationship became strained after Chelsea’s 18th birthday when there was an altercation over Chelsea getting a tattoo. Rosie allegedly tried to pull on her clothes to see the tattoo in a drunken rage. Her daughter claimed that she was chased with an empty wine bottle and that Rosie threatened to kill her.
Chelsea ran away and eloped with her 31-year-old boyfriend, Nick Allegro. Rosie made a public statement saying that her adopted daughter was mentally ill, claiming that she had an IQ of 86 and was in need of psychological help. Their public feud eventually came to an end when Chelsea made the decision to live with her birth mother. Nevertheless, the details of Rosie’s parenting choices were questionable.
6 Michelle Duggar's Molestation Scandal
Let’s talk about Michelle Duggar from TLC’s show 19 Kids and Counting. Despite the fact that she and her husband, Jim Bob, publicly raise their children to be sexually pure, the family faced a terrible sexual scandal. Their oldest son, Josh Duggar, molested four of his younger sisters and another girl.
The Duggars handled the situation by sending Josh away to work with a family friend for the summer. He did not receive any counseling and was simply asked to apologize to the victims. Jim Bob and elders from their church reportedly took Josh to meet with State Trooper, Joseph Hutchens. Josh was given a stern talking to and was sent on his merry way with no punishment. His sisters have said that they forgive him.
One can’t help but wonder if Michelle took the best course of action to help Josh so that he doesn’t victimize young girls again, let alone the best course of action to protect her own daughters.
5 Brooke Mueller's Drug Abuse
Brooke Mueller hit a rough patch after divorcing actor Charlie Sheen. The two are parents to twin boys, Bob and Max. Things got nasty during their divorce and bitter custody battle. Sheen lost custody rights for his erratic behavior, leaving the boys to live with Mueller. That is, until it became clear that Mueller was abusing drugs and wasn’t fit to be a parent either. The boys were removed from her care by police officers. She has frequently checked herself in and out of various treatment centers to deal with her substance abuse.
Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise Richards, stepped up to care for the twins while both parents underwent treatment. Mueller finally got her act together and has since regained custody of her twin boys. Here’s hoping that she remains clean and doesn’t have the boys taken out of her care again. She was hit with an emotional blow when Sheen recently revealed that he was HIV-positive
4 Jenelle Evens Was Arrested Multiple Times
Teen Mom star, Jenelle Evens, is known for making bad parenting decisions. She came to fame after being on the MTV documentary that followed the lives of teen moms. Evens lost custody of her son Jace when her mother called CPS because she was never home and partied too much. She’s been arrested a handful of times for drug possession, breaking and entering, and assault. She was known as a hard partying girl and ran away from home several times.
Evens has jumped from boyfriend to boyfriend, getting pregnant, suffering a miscarriage, fighting, breaking up, getting married, and divorced. She is the mother to 3 children with various men. If she’s not being arrested, then she is engaging in a custody battle. She’s since been to rehab and has been in recovery since 2013. The poor girl just couldn’t handle the fame and motherhood. Hopefully, her partying days are behind her.
3 Mama June Dated A Pedophile
Reality star and mom to Honey Boo Boo, Mama June, made one big horrible mistake. When pictures surfaced of her holding hands with convicted sexual predator, Mark McDaniel, her television show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was canceled. Turns out that McDaniel was a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia for molesting an 8-year-old-boy in June’s family. The case was dismissed but he later served time for aggravated child molestation charges.
To make matters worse, Mama June’s daughter ,Anna ‘Chickadee’ Shannon, told police in 2003 that she had done the "s word" with McDaniel. Shannon claimed that she had been repeatedly assaulted by him for years. He plead guilty and served 10 years for aggravated child molestation charges. Fans were disturbed when photographs surfaced of June with McDaniel and 9-year-old Honey Boo Boo. Mama June has denied that she was in a romantic relationship with him.
2 Tish Cyrus Lets Miley Act A Fool
Tish Cyrus is mom and manager to singer Miley Cyrus who has recently revamped her image. But who could forget her wild child phase? Remember that time when Miley pranced all over the stage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, gyrating and rubbing all over Robin Thicke? That performance will go down in history as one of the raunchiest moments to unfold on live TV. One can’t help but wonder where her mom was when that whole thing went down.
When asked where she was during the performance Tish replied, “I was right there.” So, she just sat there and watched her little girl act a fool? I would have marched up there and snatched that nasty thing off the stage. Not to mention that Tish has been rumoured to smoke marijauna with Miley. If that’s true, it sure does explain a few things. That’s bad parenting all around.
1 Nadia Suleman Involed In Welfare Fraud
Mom to octuplets Nadya Suleman settled the welfare fraud case against her by repaying $26,000 prosecutors say she illegally claimed. Apparently, Suleman was accused of not reporting $30,000 she made as a topless dancer and adult film actress. Despite having earned this money, she applied for public assistance for her 14 children. Suleman got caught and entered a no contest plea to a single misdemeanor charge. She was able to prove that she had paid the restitution to the state and county. She was forced to serve two years on probation and work 200 hours community service.
Suleman has been called “Octomom” for giving birth to eight children at once. Many people have called her a bad mom for bringing so many children into the world that she can’t afford. Others have questioned her judgement for going into the porn business. Suleman has made a few questionable parenting choices, that's for sure.
Sources: intouchweekly.com, tmz.com, usmagazine.com, dailymail.co.uk, nydailynews.com, news.com.au, huffingtonpost.com, people.com, cnsnews.com, cnn.com