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9 Most Tragic Celebs’ Pasts You Won’t Believe They Went Through

It is simple to look at the life of a celebrity and conclude that everything in your own life is perfect after doing so. You would think that with all that fame and money, it would be simple to solve all of your concerns. However, the fact of the matter is that famous individuals are just like you and me, and no amount of money will ever be able to change who they were in the past.

Things haven’t always been going so well for the following ten celebrities, despite the fact that they may be at the top of the world now. Below is the list of the nine most tragic pasts of celebrities you can’t believe you could go through.

1. Charlize Theron

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Theron grew up on a farm with her loveless parents. Her alcoholic father abused her mother. Her aunt warned her that the father was always in a terrible temper. He and his brother threatened to shoot Charlize and her mother. After much arguing and disturbance, he began shooting through her bedroom door, at which point her mother shot him and his brother. The mother acted in self-defense, and Theron went on to do amazing things.

2. Pierce Brosnan

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Pierce Brosnan’s troubles began early. He was born into an impoverished household in rural Ireland and only met his father once. His mother sent him to live with his grandparents, his aunt, and uncle in a boarding home while she worked as a nurse in England. His mother visited twice a year till he moved to England at 11 when he was bullied. Brosnan married Cassandra Harris in 1980 and adopted her three children, plus one more.

Cassandra died in his arms in 1991 after a 4-year fight with ovarian cancer, which also killed their 41-year-old daughter Charlotte in 2013. By then, he was alienated from his son Chris, whose drug use led to fights, thefts, and two drunk-driving accidents in 2 years. Brosnan had already narrowly averted losing his son Sean, 13, after Sean’s cousin drove intoxicated off a 200-foot cliff.

3. Nicki Minaj

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Minaj’s abusive, drug-addicted father assaulted her mother, punched holes in the walls, got arrested, and sold their belongings for drug money. He tried to kill her mother by setting fire to the house. Despite all this, they’re still dating, and dad doesn’t like it when she informs him. She responds, “That’s the price of drug and alcohol misuse.” Maybe your kid will be famous and chat to every magazine about it, so think about that, crazy dads.”

4. Kevin Spacey

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Randy Fowler says Spacey’s father abused him and his brothers as children. Their mother knew but ignored it. She then claimed that she and the father had been molested as youngsters, suggesting a psychiatric reason. Spacey’s father was a white supremacist Nazi who wore a Hitler mustache. Spacey disputed his brother’s assault allegations even after he was accused himself. Randy has decided not to have children for fear of passing on the “predator gene,” which is probably a good idea.

5. Jack Nicholson

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Nicholson’s upbringing was regular and hardly “tragic” In 1974, it was revealed that Nicholson’s late sister was his mother. His grandparents reared him, and his sister was his aunt. His natural and adoptive mothers had died. Nicholson’s family isn’t the only one to do this to young, unmarried mothers. “It was a big occurrence, but it wasn’t traumatizing,” he said. I was already psychologically formed when I found out who my mother was. It helped me understand a lot. I felt thankful.

6. Terrence Howard

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As we’ve seen, being linked to someone makes us more likely to let them do bad things. Most people like to see good in others, even if flawed. When someone cuts ties with family, they usually have good reasons. Terrence Howard’s parents both abused him physically.

At age 2, he saw his father knife a man to death; he was convicted of manslaughter. His mother reared him until his father was released and divorced, and he lived with his grandparents. At 16, Howard was legally emancipated, relocated to New York, and lived off welfare as an actor. Despite being one of the toughest decisions he’ll ever make, he made the correct one.

7. Jim Carrey

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Carrey’s accountant father provided a middle-class existence for the family. Carrey’s father lost his job, causing him to drop out of school and become a janitor. At one point, the family lived in a van. Carrey thought he might supplement his janitor’s wage with stand-up comedy. Carrey’s career took off swiftly, though. Years later, he split up with Cathriona White, who later committed suicide.

A message on her iPad accused Carrey of wrecking her life by providing her narcotics, abuse, and STDs. White married another man while dating Carrey for a green card. The actor’s wife and mother sued, claiming he drove White to suicide. White faked STD tests to appear clean before meeting Carrey and infected subsequently. Carrey was cleared after years of legal fighting.

8. Oprah

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Oprah moved to one of Milwaukee’s poorest and most dangerous ghettos at age 6. Her mother worked multiple jobs and rarely took care of Oprah. By age 9, family friends took advantage of her mother’s absence and sexually abused her. At 12, she lived with her father for a few joyful years before returning to her mother, when the violence continued.

She faced physical abuse from family members and was once whipped by her grandmother for drawing blood on her clothing from playing with water. She eventually moved home with her father and credited him with helping her grow up.

9. Britney Spears

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Britney’s family was so impoverished as a child that her drunken, abusive father would hunt for food. Despite Britney’s denials, they were poor. Lynn Spears decided to get rich off her daughter’s singing rather than find work. Unfortunately for Britney, it worked, and she became a single parent. She had sex at 14 and had boys over. Her mother paired her with an 18-year-old for PR.

Despite being an abusive alcoholic who once held a reporter at knifepoint for 4 hours, her father was rated a better guardian than Lynn, who has minimal contact with Britney these days. Few would want Britney’s fame, money, and success. Her narrative isn’t desirable, but it’s happy. The story of the star who faced death with an umbrella will be remembered for decades.

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