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15 Celebrity Kids Who Are Becoming Trainwrecks

 

Celebrity kids have more than most of us would know what do with in terms of opportunities, connections, the latest and most expensive clothes and gizmos, invites to the most exciting and lavish events and oh yeah… money. You might think this would lead to Hollywood’s leading ladies and lads producing some of the finest offspring America has to offer but unfortunately, this is not the case. As you’ll see, sometimes too much of something (or in some cases, too much of everything) can really be a burden on the psyche.

Whether they’ve fallen onto the unfortunate path of the drugs and alcohol that Tinsel Town seems to have an endless supply of, or they just seem to have gone off the deep end, we can’t help but wonder how their famous parents truly feel about their troubled babies, regardless of what they say on talk shows and during interviews. Everyone, regardless of status and wealth, has the desire for their child to succeed in life. And this list just goes to prove that sometimes, even if someone is born with a silver spoon in their mouth, you never can predict how life will turn out. And yet, we’re all in charge of our own destinies. We have important choices to make. It’s fair to say that the fifteen celebrity kids on this list have a history of making some pretty poor life choices. Here’s to knowing when it’s time to clean up your act!

15. Marston Hefner Got Booked For Beating On A Playmate

In 2012, Marston Hefner, one of the heirs to the Playboy fortune was just a young playboy himself at twenty-one years old and seemed to be living the life of Riley dating his very own Playmate girlfriend, Claire Sinclair. He said that her similar look to popular 50s pin-up model Bettie Page is what first attracted him to her. But the carefree happiness ended for the couple when he was sentenced to a fifty-two-week domestic violence program (a slap on the wrist, really) for kicking and hitting Claire. The judge ordered Marston to stay away from Claire, which was no doubt a blow to his ego. At the age of eighteen, he was quoted as saying, “I’ve just been around really hot women my entire life so the average high school girl won’t do it for me.” Yikes. What a charmer. Claire seemed to be in a forgiving spirit, promising not to press charges if Marston would apologize in a public manner and get therapy for his anger issues.

14. Tom Hanks’ Son Chet (aka “Haze”) Landed His Parents In Court

Last year, it was alleged that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson‘s son Chet (who sometimes goes by “Chet Haze”) found himself in hot water after someone claimed that he rear-ended their car on a California highway. He also accused Chet of being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the accident. But the angry driver wasn’t done yet. He took the super famous Tom and his lovely wife, Rita to court by suing them since they allegedly knew that Chet was regularly under the influence and their names were on the vehicle in question. Considering that Tom and Rita have spotless reputations in a city where a clean reputation is as rare as a polka-dotted unicorn, this ugly little mark probably didn’t go over too well at the Hanks dinner table in 2016.

13. Indio Downey Has Followed In His Father’s Footsteps… And Not The Good Kind

In 2014, Robert Downey Jr.‘s lookalike son was arrested for cocaine possession which only furthered their father and son similarities. Unfortunately, Indio Downey hasn’t yet walked the path of success that his megastar father has with his band. Instead, he’s gone down the dark path of drug addiction that RDJ has struggled with on and off, for years, earning him his “bad boy of Hollywood” reputation and has even been to jail for. The famous actor has recognized that Indio has inherited the same addictive tendencies and disease of drug addiction that he suffered from and praised his son for working hard towards sobriety. Also just like Papa, Indio received a full pardon on his drug charges and had his “slate” wiped clean. Well, in legal terms anyhow. As for his slate being wiped clean as far as the media is concerned, that’s never gonna happen.

12. Christian Brando Spent Years In Jail For Murder

Christian Brando, son of famous actor Marlon Brando, killed his half-sister, Cheyenne’s husband, Dag Drollet, the son to an important family in Tahiti, where Cheyenne and Dag were raised. According to a then pregnant Cheyenne, Dag was abusive towards her. Christian claimed that he went to his father’s Mulholland Drive house in 1990 only confront Dag… with a gun. Things escalated, there was a struggle and the gun went off. This celebrity kid being a trainwreck is different from the others on the list and even though Marlon was completely supportive of his beloved son during his trial, Christian’s actions understandably took a huge toll on the famous elder Brando, professionally and emotionally. After the trial, Cheyenne gave birth to a baby boy but she was so depressed she ended her own life by hanging. As for Christian, he was released from prison in 1996 for the murder and died from pneumonia in 2008. Before his death, he said that he now questions his late half sister’s state of mental health when she confessed the abuse to him. “I feel like a complete chump for believing her,” he said.

11. Nick Hogan’s 2007 Reckless Driving Charge Left His Passenger Permanently Incapacitated

In 2007, Nick Hogan’s yellow Toyota Supra crashed into a tree after he participated in illegal street racing with another vehicle. Nick’s blood alcohol level tested at 0.055% and that was two hours after the horrific crash. Unfortunately, his good friend and former pit crew member, John Graziano who was riding passenger, will most likely need round the clock care for life, having suffered major brain damage from the incident. Mostly retired pro wrestler Hulk Hogan‘s only son went to jail and was fined, plus his family faced a lawsuit to cover Graziano’s ongoing lifetime medical costs. Nick’s lawyers tried to argue that he wasn’t speeding but that was hard to do as the accident happened just sixteen days after he was issued his fourth speeding ticket within a span of eleven months. The public had little sympathy for Nick, who was a minor at the time, because Pinella County Sheriff’s Department released tapes where Nick attacked Graziano’s character, with the Hulkster on the other end of the line, going along with it.

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