When you have famous parents, it’s pretty easy to find yourself in the spotlight, and usually for the dumb decisions you make. Getting too much negative press can lead to the development of a pretty sour attitude, and when your parents are rich and famous, you can end up feeling a little entitled and smug.
Worse, you might fall into self-destructive behavior and find yourself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Here are 12 examples of celebrities who have children who really went off the deep end. These kids are nothing but bad news, especially #8!
#12 Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks has been one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood for years. However, behind the scenes, things haven’t been that easy for the Hanks family. His son, Chet Hanks, struggled with addiction and was entered into rehab in 2015 after being sued for being at fault in a car accident.
#11 Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage has been a staple in the film industry for decades. Unfortunately, his son didn’t follow in his footsteps. His son, Weston, has actually found himself in a ton of trouble throughout his life. He was arrested on domestic violence charges, and checked into rehab for substance abuse.
#10 Michael Douglas
Douglas is a critically-acclaimed actor that has taken home numerous awards throughout his career. His son, Cameron Douglas, tried to follow in his footsteps, but didn’t have much success. Instead, he was sentenced to prison time for using crystal meth and even had years added to his charges after he was found using in prison.
#9 Michael Jordan
When your father is the greatest basketball player to ever walk the earth, it can be hard to live up to expectations. Marcus Jordan did play some ball, but will forever be remembered for being a bit of a screw-up. In 2012, he was arrested for fighting two women and resisting arrest. He also made headlines for accidently tweeting a picture of his junk.