10 Celebrities Whose Dad Abandoned Them Before They Became Famous
Some celebrities have parents who got divorced after they became famous. Other stars are currently estranged from their ‘rents due to issues in the past. Basically, many celebs’ relationships with their moms and dads are just as tumultuous as those of normal people’s. But there’s a smaller group of Hollywood’s finest who have dealt with one of the hardest things a child could possibly deal with — a parent abandoning them.
5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin, Tyga and Ellie Goulding are just a handful of stars who dealt with the pain and suffering that came as a result their father walking out on their family before they became famous. In some cases, these stars’ dads have tried to reach out in the years following, but in others, they left and haven’t been heard from since.
The 5SOS drummer has spoken multiple times about how he helped raise his younger brother and sister after his dad walked out on the family many years ago.
"My parents split up when I was younger and being the oldest, I had to look after my sister," the 21 year old told Top of the Pops. "That was such a big thing to overcome. My dad left, so growing up it was me, my mum and my younger sister — just the three of us until my younger brother came along. It can be scary and I think you've got to grow up a lot faster than you should sometimes...Don't hold things in and always try to talk about your feeling with others, it'll really help."
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