9 Celebrities Who Grew Up With a Parent Who Was Addicted to Drugs
They say ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ and for many celebrities, growing up in tumultuous situations helped shaped them into the successful individuals they are today. Like the stars who unfortunately grew up with a father who was also an alcoholic, many others watched a parent struggle with drug addiction in their childhood.
Some celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Lamar Odom and Kelly Osbourne took after their drug-addicted parent and suffered from addiction of their own, while others like Rihanna used their rough childhoods as motivation to never touch an illegal substance. But no matter how they personally dealt with a family member who was an addict, the following stars share one common (and very sad) bond — growing up with a drug user.
The "Work" singer's father was once so heavily addicted to drugs that the family barely had money for food, as he spent all their income trying to get his next supply. "Even as a toddler, I learned that my mum and dad would argue when there was foil paper in the ashtray," Rihanna told The Mirror at the start of her music career.
But even though her parents' eventual divorce forced the crooner's mom to work nonstop to make ends meet and her to basically raise her younger siblings, Rih is no longer mad at her dad, who has since kicked the addiction.
"At the end of the day, I don't think about it anymore and it doesn't make me angry."