7 Female Celebrities Who Sadly Grew Up With an Alcoholic Father
Throughout his career on YouTube, Joey Graceffa has been very candid about the hardships he faced growing up with an alcoholic mother. After hearing the 25-year-old YouTuber’s story for so many years, we started thinking — how many other celebrities overcame living with a parent who was addicted to alcohol? Unfortunately, it happened more often than you expected.
To make matters even worse, we quickly realized that most of the celebs who’ve talked about growing up in a house with an alcoholic are female, and the parent who was an addict was their father. According to medical journey Biological Psychiatry, this actually makes a lot of sense, because men are twice as likely to become addicted to alcohol than women due to an increased released of dopamine in the brain after having a drink. So which of your favorite female stars have seen the devastating affects of alcoholism in the home? Click through the gallery below.
Although Demi and her dad, Patrick Lovato, repaired their relationship before his death in June 2013, his addiction was the cause of much turmoil in the singer's life as she grew up. The 23-year-old never blatantly revealed that her father was an alcoholic, but in her song "For the Love of a Daughter," which she said was about the tumultuous relationship she had with him, she crooned, "Oh, father / Please, father / Put the bottle down / For the love of a daughter," alluding to his alcoholic tendencies.