Your tip
RadarOnlineRadarOnline
BREAKING NEWS
Exclusive

Mommy Dearest! Joan Rivers & Daughter Melissa's Secret Feud Exposed In New Tell-All

joan rivers melissa rivers secret feud
Source: Splash News/Getty Images

Nov. 2 2016, Updated 1:02 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to FlipboardShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Joan Rivers and her constant red carpet companion, daughter Melissa, seemed more like sisters before the superstar's shocking death in 2014. But according to a shocking new tell-all obtained by RadarOnline.com, the comedienne battled with her only child from the time the younger Rivers was a girl.

The bitterness began after the suicide death of Joan's husband and Melissa's father, Edgar Rosenberg, in 1987, when the current Fashion Police cohost was just a teenager.

Article continues below advertisement

"Melissa blamed Joan for her father's suicide," Joan's confidante Sue Cameron told author Leslie Bennetts in Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Lives, Losses and Liberation Of Joan Rivers.

"They did discuss divorce before Edgar's suicide, and that's why Melissa got so angry with her mother. She felt her mother was just throwing her father away completely…He couldn't think of a way out."

After recovering from Edgar's painful, tragic death, the mother/daughter bond was again tested when Joan allegedly forced Melissa, now 48, to undergo plastic surgery.

MORE ON:
Melissa Rivers

"She made her have her nose done," Cameron told Bennetts in the book. (Of course, Joan wasn't shy about her own nips and tucks during her lifetime.)

But by Joan's sudden death at 81 from a throat surgery complication, any animosity had melted away.

Melissa and her son Cooper were at the legend's bedside when she took her last breath.

"After a few hours, she was finally gone. I didn't have to tell her I loved her. She knew. She didn't have to tell me she loved me. I knew," Melissa wrote in The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at tips@radaronline.com, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.

Advertisement

DAILY. BREAKING. CELEBRITY NEWS. ALL FREE.

More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.