11 Stars Who Are Estranged From Their Folks
Brie Larson says she used the experience for 'Room'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2016 10:57 AM CST
In this image released by A24 Films, Brie Larson, left, and Jacob Tremblay appear in a scene from the film, "Room."   (A24 Films via AP)

(Newser) – Fame doesn't necessarily guarantee ideal familial relations. Ranker rounds up celebrities who are estranged from their parents. A sampling:

  1. Brie Larson: The Room star says her own childhood inspired her performance. Her parents divorced when she was 10, and she ceased contact with her dad when she was 16. "When legally I didn't have to have visitation with him anymore, I jumped on it," she's said.
  2. Eminem: The rapper's dad abandoned him before Em was two years old, and in 1999, his mom sued him for slandering her on The Slim Shady LP.
  3. Kate Hudson: Her mom, Goldie Hawn, divorced her dad before Kate was two, and Kate has been estranged from him. She considers Kurt Russell, her mother's longtime partner, to be her father.
  4. Heather Graham: Her religious parents supposedly objected to her role in Boogie Nights, and she hasn't had a relationship with them since 1997.

  1. Roseanne Barr: She has alleged her parents abused her, and has been estranged from her family since 1991.
  2. Demi Lovato: She was estranged from her father from the time her parents divorced when she was 2 up until he died in 2013.
  3. Adele: Her father also left the family when the singer was 2, and she's never forgiven him.
  4. Tracy Morgan: "As of this moment, I'm estranged from my own mother and most of my family, and I'm not sure that's going to change much," he said in 2012. "I'm not saying why, I'm just saying that's how it is. It's OK though. I've gotten used to it."
  5. Meg Ryan: After her mom publicly criticized Ryan's then-husband, Dennis Quaid, in the 1980s, Ryan ended their relationship.
  6. Tatum O'Neal: She ended a long estrangement with her father, Ryan O'Neal, to film Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals for OWN in 2011, but they quickly went back to being estranged.
  7. Mackenzie Phillips: She claims her father, John Phillips, sexually abused her and injected her with cocaine when she was just 11.
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