Celebrities Open Up About Being Estranged From Their Family

Jennifer Aniston patched things up with her mother Nancy Dow before she passed away in 2016, but their relationship was famously complicated.

Matthew McConaughey cut his mom Mary out of his life for eight years after she let reporters look at his childhood home for a TV special.

Meghan Markle's father Thomas staged paparazzi photos of himself to sell to tabloids and shared personal information about Meghan.

Drew Barrymore was institutionalized by her mother at a facility she describes as a “boot camp,” and then legally emancipated herself from her parents at age 14.

As of 2019, Rihanna is pursuing legal action against her father Ronald for using his last name (Fenty) in branding to falsely claim affiliation with her.

Adele grew up largely without father Mark Evans in her life. “I’d cut off contact with him when I was ten or 11."

While Bethenny Frankel welcoming her own daughter Bryn briefly prompted her to reach back out to mom Bernadette, their reunions have never lasted long.

Mariah Carey opened up about estranged older sister Alison, who she says fed her drugs and violently attacked her as a child.

Read about more celebrities who've opened up about their estranged family members.