What you see isn’t always what is real — that’s what Bea Miller recently tweeted, after a shocking revelation about her relationship with one of her mothers, Hilery Kipnis.
In September 2015, the now-17-year-old packed her bags and moved back to New Jersey with her other mother, Kim Miller, and her two little sisters. Since then, fans have wondered and questioned why she made such a decision. And Bea’s had enough of it. “I am exhausted [from] coming on Twitter and seeing my own fans talking about how I am not living my life in a way that’s good enough for them,” she said on the social media site. “I would like to address this because it’s really not appropriate for anyone to tell me who I’m allowed or not allowed to spend my time with. You don’t know what goes on in my personal life to the extent that I do and it’s incredibly ignorant for you to think that what you see on the Internet is all there is to my story and to my life.”
Here’s the situation as the X Factor alum regards it: “Hilery depended on me for many years, and eventually I found out she was taking money from me to spend on herself, while telling me I had no money to buy small things I wanted because I ‘couldn’t afford it.'”
Wait, it gets worse. “Before then, she belittled me almost every single day, and would tell me I wasn’t working as hard as she was even though I was the one trying to make sure we could afford food” she recalled. “When I did finally start making a little money, she would not allow me to send it home to my other mom and two little sisters, she would spend it on herself and then tell me we couldn’t afford to help them.”
In recent weeks, Hilery changed her name to “childless mother” on Twitter, leaving the already-emotionally abused Demi Lovato/Fifth Harmony tourmate to fend off curious fans. But now you know Bea’s side of the story — from the emotional abuse to the theft — so, as she concluded in her series of tweets, let’s “not address this again.”
Like Bea Miller, here are other celebrities who basically divorced their parents:
Earlier this year, 17-year-old Ariel won the case against her mother, which awarded her legal emancipation. This ruling came following accusations of emotional abuse against her mother and a long custody battle for Ariel between her mother and her sister.
When Jena was still a child actress, she discovered that she didn't have enough money to pay her taxes, after her mother squandered most of earnings on fraudulent business ventures. In order to be granted access her trust funds, Jena filed for legal emancipation, which she was granted at age 15.
Since Taylor had graduated high school early, due to her unconventional schooling as an actress, she was legally declared an adult at age 16.
Following his parents' divorce and the revelation that his momager had been mishandling his money, he sought legal emancipation and received it.
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After securing a few roles and deciding that she wanted to more seriously pursue a career as an actress, Michelle filed for emancipation from her parents to circumvent labor laws. With the approval of her parents, she was granted emancipation at 15 years old.
At just 13 years old, Eliza was already juggling roles on This Boy's Life and That Night, for which she needed to work longer hours than child labor laws required. In order to get around their restrictions, she applied for and was granted legal adult status.
Due to her leading role in the 1993 movie The Crush, Alicia was working super long hours, which is technically forbidden for children to do. In order to sidestep these legal provisions, Alicia became legally emancipated at the young age of 15 years old.
Drew's childhood was anything but smooth sailing, seeing her addiction to drugs and alcohol beginning as early as 9 years old. At 6 years later, after two trips to rehab and a suicide attempt, Drew was given legal emancipation from her parents, which prompted her to launch herself into acting seriously.
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Macaulay was arguably one of the richest child stars that Hollywood had seen by the '90s, which definitely took its toll on his family. Plagued by suspicions that he was being stolen from by his own parents, Macaulay petitioned for legal emancipation from them, which he was granted.
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Before Jaime became an actress, she was working full-time as a teen model. At 15, she was offered a modeling contract in Japan that would've required her to travel with a legal guardian. As neither of her parents were able to accompany her, she applied to act as her own legal guardian.
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