Father’s Day is not a beautiful celebration for all kids across the country. In the land of Hollywood, these five fathers do not know best. The “Father of the Year” trophy is not sitting up on the mantle for these nightmare celebrity dads. This June 15th will just be another Sunday for this crew, as their kids will likely not be sending a card.
The famous director generally flies under the radar when it comes to fathering. Not so fast. This guy married his girlfriend’s daughter Soon-Yi Previn. Soon-Yi was nine when Allen and Mia Farrow started dating. The often bizarre and aloof Allen has never seen a problem with the marriage, and primarily gets a pass from the media. According to Life Magazine, Ron Farrow, Allen’s biological son with Farrow, has said, “He’s my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression.” Enough said.
He’s the staple for bad parenting. Michael is the infamous father of actress Lindsay Lohan, and three other kids: daughter Ali and sons Michael Jr. and Dakota. Unfortunately Lindsay, who has been arrested and in rehab countless times, did not fall far from the tree. The fun began in 1990 when Michael was convicted of criminal contempt of court. He served three years in a Nassau county jail. In 1997 Michael was back at it when he violated his probation by flying out to California to visit a sick Lindsay. He served one year in prison for that mishap. And most recently Lohan was arrested for suspected domestic violence in Florida involving his girlfriend Kate Major. Don’t forget being one of the stars on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2011. It never seems to end with Michael, he’s always finding trouble, and far from the role model father.
Twice nominated for Academy Awards (2000, 2004) has been quite the busy man with the ladies. Law has three children with actress Sadie Frost: Rafferty (born 1996), daughter Iris (born 2000), and son Rudy (born 2002). They were married for six years before their divorce in 2003. Jude moved onto actress Sienna Miller as the two were engaged in late 2004, but that hit a riff when Law had an affair with Daisy Wright, the nanny of his children. Shortly after the dust settled Law got involved with Samantha Burke, who gave birth to Law’s fourth child, Sophia. Law was nowhere to be found at the birth, and didn’t see Sophia until she was six months old. What a guy.
The academy award winner (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975, Wall Street 1987) is a legendary actor and household name. Douglas has a total of three kids from two different marriages. In 1977 a 32 year-old Douglas married 19 year-old Diandra Luker. They had one son together, Cameron (35), who was sentenced to five years in prison for a drug dealing conviction in 2010. Douglas admits that acting garnered most of his attention and energy during Cameron’s childhood. Cameron is expected to remain prison until 2018. The 69 year-old Douglas has two children with current wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. Dylan Michael is 13, and daughter Carys Zeta is 11.
Joe Jackson has had a total of ten children, the most famous being the late Michael Jackson. Nine of the ten were with his wife Katherine Scruse. The other, Joh’Vonnie Jackson (39), was with Cheryl Terrell whom Jackson had a 25-year-long affair with during his marriage. Jackson managed his entertainer kids from the beginning of their careers, and it was not until the late 80’s when reports started surfacing of both mental and physical abuse. Michael spoke candidly in a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey where Michael claimed that Joe constantly name-called and physically whipped him. Michael’s brother Marlon shared a time when Joe held Michael upside down by one leg and continually hit him on his backside.