Top 13 Greatest Sibling Rivalries and Feuds Ever

It is often said that family is about love. However, anywhere, with anyone, there will be rivalries and feuds sometimes. And for celebrities, there is no exception. Sibling rivalries have dotted history in many shapes and forms. Some have gone into history and become symbolic.
Some sibling rivalries are purely competitive one-upmanship, whereas others involve money or defamation. Others pass their days in a frigid state of silence. Some famous sibling rivalries resulted in court battles, while others resulted in physical fights. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, for example, famously got into an astounding brawl on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
These sibling groups not only clearly show that it is impossible to expect brothers and sisters to always get along, but they also prove that some siblings simply have it out for one another.
Scroll down for 13 of the most epic sibling conflict in history that you may not know!

#1 Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine did not talk to each other for 40 years.

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Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine competed for men, acting jobs, and even their mother's attention from a young age.
In 1942, the sisters were nominated for the same Oscar for best actress, which Joan won over Olivia. Following that, the latter allegedly refused to congratulate her sister on the award, resulting in snub number one. The second major gaffe occurred in 1975 when Joan accused Olivia of failing to notify her sister of their mother's death, to which Olivia responded that Joan would have been too busy to attend the funeral anyway.
For the next 40 years or so, until Joan's death in December 2013, the star sisters gave each other the silent treatment.

#2 Britney Spears and her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, are embroiled in a public feud.

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Britney and Jamie Lynn Spears have recently come into conflict on social media after both the Grammy winner and her younger sister debated the singer's 13-year conservatorship, which ended last year.
Britney Spears has criticized her family's role in the conservatorship, stating during her explosive June 2021 hearing that she intended to sue her family.

#3 Before his memoir, "Life With My Sister Madonna," was published, Christopher Ciccone and Madonna stopped speaking.

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Madonna and her brother Christopher Ciccone worked closely together as she launched her career — he's been her assistant, stylist, and artistic director at various points — but the two fell out right before his 2008 memoir, "Life With My Sister Madonna," was released.
The book contains intimate details about Madonna's ex-husband, children, and career, among other things that annoyed the "Material Girl."
Madonna and Christopher did not speak for another five or six years but were reported "back to being brother and sister," according to Christopher, who told The Huffington Post in 2012.
However, the feud was reignited in 2017 when Christopher claimed Madonna had "blacklisted" him from Hollywood and called her "horrible."
Finally, Radar reports that the feud is now over.

#4 Former Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher's feud ended the brothers in court.

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Former Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher's feuding landed them in court.Noel accused Liam of canceling the band's headlining show at the V Festival in England in 2009 because he was hungover, which Liam denies. In 2011, Liam took his brother to court, blaming him for the breakup of Oasis. Liam insisted that he dropped out of the gig due to laryngitis and wanted to clarify the situation for Oasis fans.When asked in 2014 about the possibility of an Oasis reunion, Noel told The Guardian that it would never happen.

#5 Jim and John Harbaugh, now head coaches of the Michigan Wolverines and the Baltimore Ravens, faced off in the Super Bowl.

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The rivalry between John and Jim Harbaugh has always been a peaceful one— the brothers deeply respect one another, and John has even called Jim "the best coach in football right now."
The Harbaughs faced off against each other for the first time when their respective teams, the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers, advanced to the 2013 Super Bowl. The Ravens defeated the 49ers 34-31, and while Jim congratulated John on his victory, John reportedly stated that the situation after the game was very awkward.
Both brothers were fiercely competitive at first, but they quickly reconciled, and Jim stated in 2013 that their relationship is stronger than ever.

#6 Julia Roberts and her brother, Eric, were estranged for nearly ten years.

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Though the celebrity siblings are now on good terms, Eric Roberts' relationship with his sister was threatened by a contentious custody battle involving his daughter, actress Emma Roberts.
Eric Roberts had previously dealt with drug and alcohol abuse issues, and Julia supported his ex-wife, Kelly Cunningham, in their custody battle, even helping to pay her legal fees, according to E! News.
However, after Julia Roberts' twin daughters were born in 2004, the siblings reconciled.

#7 Kelly Osbourne admitted in 2021 that she does not speak with her older sister, Aimee.

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Osbourne opened up about her relationship with her older sister, Aimee, during an interview on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast in May 2021, revealing that they are no longer in communication.
According to People, Kelly clarified, "We don't talk." "We're just really different. I don't understand her, and she doesn't understand me."

#8 On their reality show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," Kim and Kourtney Kardashian had an infamous fight.

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"Keeping Up With The Kardashians" is no stranger to drama, but things reached a boiling point in season 18 when Kim Kardashian and her older sister Kourtney got into a physical fight in front of the cameras.
Kim and Khloé Kardashian have long been critics of Kourtney's work ethic and "attitude," frequently accusing her of being less available for filming and not prioritizing the show.
The fight then became physical, with both sisters swinging their arms at each other. Despite the dramatic moment, the sisters appear to be on good terms now as the family prepares for the premiere of their new Hulu reality show, "The Kardashians."

#9 The Jonas Brothers' Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas split up to focus on their careers before reuniting in 2019.

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Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas signed as The Jonas Brothers with Hollywood Records in 2007. Then, fans were devastated when the band abruptly canceled their 19-city tour in October 2013 due to a "deep rift within the band."
The Jonas Brothers split up shortly after to follow their careers, threatening the future of their tenth album, "V." It wasn't the first time the guys separated; the band had a three-year hiatus before reuniting.
The Jonas Brothers released their first single in six years, the catchy hit "Sucker," in February 2019, along with a music video.

#10 Phil and Steve Mahre faced off in the Olympics.

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Phil and Steve Mahre were regarded as two of the greatest ski racers of all time. Following the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, where Phil won gold and Steve took silver in slalom, the pair decided to give up on skiing.
Phil Mahre is a more famous athlete than his brother, having finished in the top three in the World Cup overall standings for six consecutive seasons and winning the title three times.

#11 Prince William and Prince Harry have long been known for their friendly rivalry, but when Harry decided to leave the royal family, it supposedly led to an actual feud.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced in January 2020 that they would "step back" from their roles as senior royals and become "financially independent."
The couple later relocated to California. They revealed the strain the split has put on Prince Harry's relationship with his brother in a shocking interview with Oprah Winfrey, which will air on March 7, 2021.
William told the press on March 11 that he hadn't spoken to Harry since the interview. Even though the brothers reunited at Prince Philip's funeral, their relationship appears to be strained ahead of the release of Prince Harry's memoir.

#12 LaVerne, Patty, and Maxene Andrews had a decades-long feud.

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Their careers were built on harmony, but the Andrews Sisters weren't always as positive as their songs. The Andrews Sisters were one of the most successful female recording groups in pop history.
So it's odd that their success is overshadowed by a decades-long feud. Maxene once blamed their intense dislike for one another on too many years of working too closely together... though Patty joining another singing group in 1951 without telling her sisters may not have helped matters.
Despite their sweet trio image, Patty believed that their diehard fans were unconcerned about the feud.
All three Andrews Sisters have since died.

#13 On the tennis court, Venus and Serena Williams have a friendly sibling rivalry.

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These two top tennis players have played each other more than a dozen times, and each match is tense. Both are fierce competitors and have won numerous awards in their respective sports, but their friendly sibling rivalry has never turned ugly.
Serena has stated that she dislikes competing against her sister, telling Sports Illustrated in 2013 that "if I win, I'm not super excited, and if I lose, I'm really not excited."
Venus agreed in the interview, saying, "I believe we both want to win.  I think we both have such high regard for each other's game that it makes it a little more difficult because you know you're not going to get an easy win."
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