Stars who don't get along with their famous relatives

Plenty of families experience their fair share of turmoil, tragedy, and tension from time to time. However, dysfunctional situations between riled-up relatives can take on an entirely new level of drama when those involved happen to be famous.

Actors, singers, athletes, and reality stars may earn fame and fortune thanks to their high-profile careers, but when they get caught up in family-related chaos, they can also spark buzz-worthy headlines. And it's hard to resist being curious about exactly went wrong when each tabloid-grabbing circumstance could be the plot of a jaw-dropping, heart-wrenching movie — the kind that makes you thankful for your own mildly troublesome-yet-tolerable family members.

Estrangement, abandonment, addiction, tested loyalties, and even a restraining order are just some of the situations certain celebrities have found themselves in when it comes to their own flesh and blood. From notorious sisters who engage in the kind of catty meltdowns that end up on TV to a family feud that's been carried down from one generation to the next, check out these stars who don't get along with their famous relatives.

Nick Carter got a restraining order against younger bro Aaron

Nick Carter gained fame thanks to his time as a member of the Backstreet Boys, while younger brother Aaron Carter also made his name in the pop music scene. But these siblings have been making headlines for years due to their ongoing — and sometimes scary — familial issues.

While the two haven't always seemed to get along, things came to a head in September 2019, when Nick tweeted, "After careful consideration, my sister Angel and I regret that we were required to get a restraining order against our brother Aaron today. In light of Aaron's increasingly alarming behavior and his recent confession that he harbors thoughts and intentions of killing my wife and unborn child, we were left with no choice but to take every measure possible to protect ourselves and our family."

In response, Aaron claimed that he hadn't seen Nick in four years and that they were "done for life" (via Billboard). He then shared a clip from their 2006 reality show, House of Carters, showing a fight between the brothers, adding, "LEAVE ME ALONE. FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. IM BEGGING YOU. ... nick you bullied me my whole life. And tortured me as a child." Aaron followed that up by denying Nick's claim that he was potentially violent, writing, "I have never had thoughts of causing anyone pain, let alone taking anyone's life."

It sounds like these brothers won't be mending their relationship any time soon.

Politics have come between Alec and Stephen Baldwin

Political beliefs have apparently come between 30 Rock alum Alec Baldwin and his younger brother and fellow actor, Stephen Baldwin. While Alec has seen a resurgence in his popularity in recent years thanks to the fact that he's famously mocked President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live via unflattering impressions, Stephen has supported the scandal-sparking politician, as well as other right-leaning figures and views.

Stephen, who's described himself as a politically conservative born-again Christian, according to CBN News, told the religious publication in 2018, "I still haven't talked to my brother Alec since the election. And I'm cool with that." He added, "I love him to death ... That's his choice, and he plays Trump on SNL, great. Is it funny? Yeah. But it goes too far." He also lashed out against his sibling's progressive politics in April 2019, tweeting that his "own family members have perpetrated the spirit of hate" for fighting against what Insider deemed a "controversial" abortion ban in Georgia.

Alec, on the other hand, doesn't tend to talk publicly about his brother these days. Perhaps Stephen should just focus on his own life and less about what his brother is up to.

Kim and Kyle Richards' feud sometimes involves Kathy Hilton

"Family is important and I just didn't think there's a reason for anybody or anything to get in the way of it," Kim Richards once told Entertainment Tonight, which may seem odd (or somewhat ironic) since she's known for getting into nasty spats with her sister, Kyle Richards

Making their feud famous on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the two siblings can't seem to keep themselves away from drama. While that has obviously helped them earn their fair share of fame — or rather, notoriety — due to their reality TV careers, it's also caused some rather difficult situations between the family members. Frankly, the former actresses have been fully willing to air their grievances in front of the cameras, which is why fans may remember Kyle calling her sister a "liar and an alcoholic" while they were filming.

Their situation has even occasionally involved their half-sibling, Kathy Hilton (a.k.a. Paris Hilton's mom). In 2018, Kyle admitted that things were "not great" when it came to her relationship with Kathy during a RHOBH reunion episode. When asked if they were on speaking terms at the time, she confessed, "Honestly, not right now." In fact, they hadn't seen each other in months. While that might seem extreme, it's just another ongoing part of life for the siblings, who seem to thrive off of the kind of situations many of us would rather avoid at all costs.

Angelina Jolie had a rocky relationship with her father Jon Voight

Angelina Jolie is famously a mom of six kiddos, but she herself is also the daughter of actor Jon Voight. If this is news to you, that's likely because the two had nothing to do with each other for years. While Voight himself admitted that he cheated on Jolie's mother, E! News reported that after her parents separated when she was just two years old, the actress' relationship with her father was then complicated by "Hollywood stardom, a rough divorce, youthful rebellion, crossed communication wires, and miles of distance, physical, and emotional."

Things didn't improve between the two when Jolie was in the process of adopting her first son, Maddox: Voight announced the news at a time when it could have put the process in jeopardy. This understandably angered the new mom, who stated to Access Hollywood at the time (via E! News), "After all these years, I have determined that it is not healthy for me to be around my father, especially now that I am responsible for my own child."

Nowadays, they seem to be trying to get along. Voight even spoke highly of his daughter's acting and humanitarian work in 2019. "She's naturally gifted," he told People, adding, "She's very strong. ... She does a lot of good around the world with the refugees. ... She's tremendously compassionate, and she's a fighter for those people. She's a defender of those people. She's terrific."

Jordan and Aaron Rodgers have been estranged for years

If you're a fan of The Bachelorette, then you might be familiar with the sad situation between famous sports world figures Jordan and Aaron Rodgers. When Jordan appeared on the reality show in 2016, he opened up about the fact that his brother and NFL quarterback, Aaron, was estranged from their entire family.

While Aaron doesn't like to talk about his personal life — once telling ABC's WISN, "As far as those kinds of things go, I've always found that it's a little inappropriate to talk publicly about some family matters" — many believed that the issue with his family was actually sparked by his relationship with his now-ex, actress Olivia Munn. However, the brothers' dad, Ed Rodgers, told The New York Times in 2017, "It's hard to tell sometimes [how the rift began]." However, he did add, "Fame can change things."

Munn seemed to back up that belief during a 2018 appearance on Andy Cohen's SiriusXM radio show, hinting that the family may try to use Aaron's success to their advantage. "I do believe that family and fame and success can be really complicated if their dreams are connected to your success," she said, adding, "I don't think either side of the road is clean, but I do think it's not okay when you try to stand on someone's shoulders and then throw dirt in their face, which is what I think they did with him." That definitely sounds dirty.

Kim Kardashian tried to get sister Kourtney fired

Family obviously means a lot to the Kardashians, but that certainly doesn't mean that they always get along. In fact, the tension between Kim Kardashian and her older sister, Kourtney Kardashian, has continually escalated in recent years.

Those who tune in for the family's reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, may remember the 2018 holiday card fight, when Kim thew shade at her sibling by saying that Kourtney is the "least exciting to look at." For an appearance-focused family, that's pretty harsh. In turn, Kourtney called Kim an "evil human being." And that's just the tip of the cold-hearted iceberg when it comes to the ways these two have taken each other down.

The friction between Kim and Kourtney got so bad that Kim even tried to get Kourtney fired from KUWTK in 2019. "We have a proposal for you. It starts with an 'f' and ends with a 'd,'" Kim told her sister during an episode of their show, according to Cosmopolitan. Kourtney was obviously not too pleased with her sibling, saying during a confessional, "If Kim thinks she has the power to fire me from our family show? It's just crazy. It's just, sometimes we need a break and I don't want to film with Kim." That might be understandable considering even Kim has admitted that she "can be so mean" to Kourtney.

Rob Kardashian has serious issues with his sisters

Rob Kardashian may not be as famous as his sisters, mainly due to the fact that he's rarely seen on the family's reality show these days. However, his absence may be because he doesn't always get along with his older sisters, Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian, as well as their younger half-siblings, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. It's not just simple squabbles that have caused issues — these relatives have found themselves caught up in real-life soap opera-like situations. 

For instance, things got incredibly awkward when Rob had a baby girl with Blac Chyna, who also shares a son with Kylie's former longtime boyfriend, Tyga. When Chyna, who was pregnant and engaged to Rob at the time, wasn't invited to a baby shower thrown by the Kardashians in 2016, Rob reacted by publicly sharing Kylie's phone number on Twitter and calling out his family. "Didn't invite the Mother of my child to a baby shower you all were trying to throw for me?" he wrote in a now-deleted post (via E! News). "You all must have lost your d**n minds."

While they managed to patch things up eventually, it was just one dip in the ongoing roller coaster that the KarJenner siblings seem to always be on.

Naomi, Wynonna, and Ashley Judd can't seem to get along

The Judds have firmly established themselves as a famous family thanks to the fact that Naomi Judd is a respected country singer, as is her elder daughter, Wynonna Judd. Naomi's younger daughter, Ashley Judd, didn't follow her mom's footsteps into the music scene, but has instead made her name as an actress in movies like Kiss the Girls and Double Jeopardy. However, success hasn't stopped these ladies from struggling in certain ways — in fact, it may have even fueled the fire.

This family has spent years making their problems public, speaking out about everything from accusations of career-related abandonment and serious addiction, as well as overall dysfunction. While much of that cropped up in the past, it doesn't seem like things have improved in recent years. Still unable to get along as adults, Wynonna felt it necessary to address a speech that Ashley delivered at the 2017 Women's March, tweeting, "The whole thing is toxic." That may be debatable, but it's clear that when it comes to the Judds' relationships, "toxic" would seem to apply.

Things unfortunately haven't fared any better between Wynonna and Naomi. The famous mother spoke to Good Morning America about her daughter in 2016, saying, "I love her but there are just times we need a break from each other ... We're still a little estranged from each other. And that happens with mothers, daughters." At least, it happens in this family.

Julia Roberts 'needed a break' from brother Eric

Julia Roberts and her brother, Eric Roberts, are two famous siblings who were once close and have obviously always cared for each other ... but the pair sadly spent years being estranged from each other. 

"I wouldn't characterize it as a falling-out," Eric told Vanity Fair in 2018. "I was crazy about my sisters. Loved them, adored them. They were precious to me, and we had times of great closeness. We all felt very protective of each other, but the hardest person to protect yourself from is yourself." He explained that his relationship with Julia changed due to his longtime and intense drug use, which changed his personality. "I was exhausting to be around," Eric admitted. "Complainy, blamey, unable to enjoy enjoyment. Everyone in my world needed a break sometimes, and that must have included Julia."

Things changed when Julia welcomed her twins into the world in 2004. When Eric showed up at the hospital where his sister had given birth "to drop off gifts," he told Vanity Fair that he "was ushered into their room and was immediately awash in brotherly and uncle-ly love." Since then, Eric has said that the famous siblings spend Thanksgiving together as a family and keep in touch thanks to the fact that they're "e-mail buddies" — which is pretty darn sweet.

Spencer and Stephanie Pratt bring up 'evil' vibes

Spencer and Stephanie Pratt are another pair of reality TV siblings who have been involved in a very public rift. According to Refinery29, the brother-sister duo originally began fighting years ago over the fact that Stephanie sided with fellow The Hills co-star Lauren Conrad instead of her brother and his then-girlfriend (now-wife), Heidi, when the trio had a falling out. However, the Pratts were still snarking at each other when The Hills was rebooted in 2019.

That April, Stephanie spoke to Bachelor in Paradise star Wells Adams on her Pratt Cast podcast, telling him that her brother and sister-in-law were "the most toxic people [she's] ever met. They are Bonnie and Clyde until they die." She added, "I'm done. I'm going to expose them for who they are." When it came to Heidi, Stephanie didn't hold back, calling her "the devil."

In turn, Spencer talked about Stephanie just a few days later during an episode of the Make Speidi Famous Again podcast. "I'm just really trying to focus on [the] positive," he said while addressing the ongoing feud with his sister. Apparently not considering Stephanie a positive person, Spencer added, "I have been living with this evil around me for a long time." Apparently, more than one person in this family might be, um, "evil."

Liam and Noel Gallagher have passed their feud down to their kids

Liam and Noel Gallagher, the voices behind Oasis, have admittedly never been friends. In fact, these two brothers seem to hate each other and have been fully willing to show it in nasty ways. According to Rolling Stone, Liam once revealed how he dealt with one particular fight when they were younger, saying, "One night I come in pissed and I couldn't find the light switch so I pissed all over [Noel's] new stereo." Um, ew?

Their animosity only worsened as they got older. In 2000, Liam enraged his brother when he questioned the paternal legitimacy in regards to Noel's daughter Anais, sparking a full-on physical altercation. Five years later, Noel admitted to Q magazine (via The Guardian), "I've never forgiven him because he's never apologized."

The Gallagher brothers' infamous feud is apparently so bad that they ended up passing the situation down to their children. In 2017, Liam Gallagher's son, Gene, went after Noel's daughter, Anais, via social media, attacking both her looks and her modeling career. "Firstly, u look like ur dad w a blonde wig on," he commented on Instagram (via NME), adding, "Secondly, u model coz u look like ur dad not coz of who u are nobody care about who u are lmao." 

Hopefully, the younger Gallaghers will learn to bury the hatchet before they pass the family feud down to a third generation.