The downside of having a celebrity mum
The 23-year-old was with the actress when she suffered a collapsed at her LA home last month after reportedly inhaling nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas.
The 49-year-old is rumoured to be seeking professional treatment for ‘eating disorder and addiction issues’ at an undisclosed location
‘My mother is on the road to recovery,’ she said in an local interview first picked up by People magazine. ‘It’s slow going but we believe in her.’
We all think it would be do fantastic to have a Hollywood great for a parent but this story show us that it would certainly come with its downside. Yes you may get everything you want. yes you may get to go to glamourous parties and get a leg up in the acting world but the price you may have to pay is to parent your parent.
We see it over and over again with children of stars having to step up and step in when their parent can’t deal with “life” and turn to some kind of addiction. Or even worse you may loose your parent before there time. So before we wish we were them I think we also sometimes need to be grateful for how ordinary our lives can be. Big Fame comes with a Big price Tag and more often then not that price tag hurts the children involved. Money can not make up for a lack of emotional support.