What about the little people? As soon as they hit the big time, certain celebrities were accused of forgetting their roots by those who knew them way back when. RadarOnline.com is exposing stars who have been called out for doing just that.
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Former Spice Girl Mel B has been accused of betraying her family – not after her first flush of fame, but during her relationship with her hubby Stephen Belafonte. The X Factor U.K. judge became estranged from her mom Andrea, her dad Martin and little sister Danielle when she renewed her wedding vows with the film producer in 2008. Mel’s dad told the U.K.’s The Mirror, “I just want to speak to her so I know those children are happy.”
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Kate Hudson’s relationship with her biological father Bill Hudson has always been a bone of contention for the musician, especially when – shortly after her breakthrough role in Almost Famous – the actress told Vanity Fair in 2000, “Bill Hudson doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall. But I don’t care. I have a dad Kurt Russell.”
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Kris Jenner’s younger sister Karen Houghton has often said that fame has changed the Kardashian momager. Houghton told the Daily Mail, “I can’t get to her anymore. But I guess it’s the money. She’s a huge celebrity and now she has changed.”
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Soon after the world was introduced to Slim Shady, rap fans learned that Eminem had a fractured relationship with his mom Debbie Mathers. Back in 1999 the heartbroken blonde filed a $10 million lawsuit against her son, claiming that on his debut album and in print interviews he cast her as an unstable drug abuser. The lawsuit was later settled.
“Life Of Crime” Premiere – Arrivals – 2013 Toronto International Film Festival
When Jennifer Aniston married Brad Pitt back in 2000, one person was notably absent – her mother Nancy Dow. Soon after the actress hit the big time playing Rachel Green in Friends her mom gave an interview discussing their relationship on TV. According to the Daily Mail the actress called Dow after the 1996 incident and allegedly said she’d never forgive her.
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Strictly speaking, LaToya Jackson hadn’t hit it big when she called her brother Michael a pedophile in 1993, but the wannabe singer was trying to make a name for herself independent of her famous family. She has long since recanted her statements but back then she said, “I just think Michael needs help. This has been going on since 1981 and it’s not just one child.”
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Carole Middleton hit it big – so to speak – when her daughter Kate got hitched to the future King of England, Prince William. And now her relatives are saying that rubbing shoulders with the Windsors has gone to the former flight attendant’s head. Middleton’s cousin and goddaughter Joanne Callen told The Mail On Sunday in August 2014 that Carole is “now even grander than the Queen,” adding, “It’s as if we are not good enough now and she’s embarrassed by us.”
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Whether it’s the rush of reality TV fame, her controversial relationship with husband Spencer Pratt or her numerous, dramatic plastic surgeries but by May 2010 Heidi Montag had stopped talking to her mom. Mother and daughter have since healed the rift, but in 2010 Darlene Egelhoff told Us Weekly, “I’ve been writing to Heidi, trying to reach her, but she’s not responding.”